Buying a Cross Trainer – How much to spend?

Buying a cross trainer for the first time takes a little thought and consideration. Apart from the usual dilemma of where to store it you also have to think about what you want from an exercise machine. Exercising at home can be fun and need not be an expensive business. Well known brands are always going to be pricey so depending on the seriousness of your home workout its worth looking at all options. The more you pay for an elliptical cross trainer the more you will get; it’s as simple as that. A compact elliptical is great where space is limited and there are also folding elliptical cross trainers which can be easily stored away.

Up to £200

Low Price Elliptical Cross Trainers

Christopeit Luxury Crosstrainer Walker 81 x 60 x 148 cm Black

Christopeit Luxury Crosstrainer Walker 81 x 60 x 148 cm Black

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Price: £146.49

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Body Sculpture BE6175 2-in-1 Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer and Bike - Grey/Black/Silver

Body Sculpture BE6175 2-in-1 Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer and Bike - Grey/Black/Silver

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Price: £139.99

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Elliptical 2 in 1 Cross Trainer Exercise Bike Plus 1 Year Warranty, RRP 179.99

Elliptical 2 in 1 Cross Trainer Exercise Bike Plus 1 Year Warranty, RRP 179.99

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Price: £139.99

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SportPlus Elliptical Cross Trainer  Exercise Bike  Perfect for Your Home Gym  Max. User Weight 100 kg

SportPlus Elliptical Cross Trainer Exercise Bike Perfect for Your Home Gym Max. User Weight 100 kg

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Price: £139.99

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US Pride Furniture FN98007B Gym for Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

US Pride Furniture FN98007B Gym for Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

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Price: £136.25

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Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

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RRP: £149.99

Price: £134.99

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Dynamix Ye-1705 2 In 1 Magnetic Elliptical

Dynamix Ye-1705 2 In 1 Magnetic Elliptical

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RRP: £149.99

Price: £134.99

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New Image Maxi Glider 360 Cross Trainer

New Image Maxi Glider 360 Cross Trainer

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RRP: £149.99

Price: £134.99

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US Pride Furniture FN98010B Gym for Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

US Pride Furniture FN98010B Gym for Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

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Price: £133.95

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Elliptical cross trainers provide a low impact exercise and are ideal for beginners and any one new to home fitness. Models in this price bracket give you a basic workout and feed back on your progress and offer good value exercise machines to get started on your fitness regime. Cheap elliptical cross trainers are widely available and although may not be a top brand name can be well made and stand up to a fair amount of usage. Popular names at the lower end of the market include Carl Lewis, V-Fit, Body Sculpture and Weslo. The Carl Lewis ELP30X is a good budget cross-trainer with 8 adjustable resistance levels, heart rate monitor and extra wide stride.

Cross Trainers for around £200

Stylish Modern Programmable Magnetic Cross Trainer For Cardiovascular Fitness & Tones Upper and Lower body, LCD Monitor With 19 Programmes & Display, Plus 1 Year Warranty, RRP 450

Stylish Modern Programmable Magnetic Cross Trainer For Cardiovascular Fitness & Tones Upper and Lower body, LCD Monitor With 19 Programmes & Display, Plus 1 Year Warranty, RRP 450

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Price: £239.99

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Popular Best Selling 2 in 1 Exercise Bike And Cross Trainer With LCD Monitor Home Cardio Fitness Workout r.r.p 300

Popular Best Selling 2 in 1 Exercise Bike And Cross Trainer With LCD Monitor Home Cardio Fitness Workout r.r.p 300

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Price: £239.99

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V-fit G Series C-ET Combination Magnetic 2-in-1 Cycle-Cross Trainer

V-fit G Series C-ET Combination Magnetic 2-in-1 Cycle-Cross Trainer

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Price: £219.99

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PowerTech Raven Elliptical Trainer

PowerTech Raven Elliptical Trainer

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RRP: £479.99

Price: £219.99

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Marcy Antero 1201 Elliptical Cross Trainer - 17 Stone Capacity

Marcy Antero 1201 Elliptical Cross Trainer - 17 Stone Capacity

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RRP: £299.99

Price: £219.99

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Magnetic Cross Trainer Fitness Cardio Weightloss Plus 1 Year Warranty, RRP 249.99

Magnetic Cross Trainer Fitness Cardio Weightloss Plus 1 Year Warranty, RRP 249.99

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Price: £219.99

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Yowza Firenze Cross Trainer - White

Yowza Firenze Cross Trainer - White

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Price: £218.35

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Festnight Elliptical Trainer Exercise Cross Trainer with LCD computer,8-level Manually Controlled Intensity Setting

Festnight Elliptical Trainer Exercise Cross Trainer with LCD computer,8-level Manually Controlled Intensity Setting

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Price: £197.99

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O2 Force E20 Elliptical Black/White

O2 Force E20 Elliptical Black/White

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Price: £197.74

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£200- £500

York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

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RRP: £399.99

Price: £299.00

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Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer - Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

Kettler Premium Cross P Trainer - Black, 132 x 62 x 169 cm

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RRP: £399.00

Price: £349.99

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Flow Fitness Glider DCT125 Cross Trainer - Black/White/Red

Flow Fitness Glider DCT125 Cross Trainer - Black/White/Red

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RRP: £599.00

Price: £377.00

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AsVIVA 2-in-1 Crosstrainer and C8 Ergometer - Black, Medium

AsVIVA 2-in-1 Crosstrainer and C8 Ergometer - Black, Medium

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Price: £349.00

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York Fitness Active 120 2-in-1 Cycle Cross Trainer - Black

York Fitness Active 120 2-in-1 Cycle Cross Trainer - Black

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RRP: £400.00

Price: £369.00

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York Fitness Perform 210 Cross Trainer - White/Black/Orange

York Fitness Perform 210 Cross Trainer - White/Black/Orange

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Price: £349.99

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Tecnovita by BH OVAL FIT YF961. Flywheel 11 lbs. Train every muscle! Elliptical crosstrainer. Easy access. White.

Tecnovita by BH OVAL FIT YF961. Flywheel 11 lbs. Train every muscle! Elliptical crosstrainer. Easy access. White.

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Price: £339.00

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Tecnovita by BH VitaCross YC200. Flywheel 15 lbs. 13

Tecnovita by BH VitaCross YC200. Flywheel 15 lbs. 13" stride. Complete workout! Elliptical cross trainer. LCD. White

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Price: £339.15

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Kettler Unisex Alpine Elliptical Cross Trainer, Black, One Size

Kettler Unisex Alpine Elliptical Cross Trainer, Black, One Size

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Price: £269.00

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Moving on to the next pricing level gives you a range of cross trainers that are durable and well made. There are many advantages to exercising at home firstly there is the convenience and secondly the amount of money saved on expensive gym memberships. It is important to consider how many others will be using the cross trainer too because a more expensive model will give a choice of workouts and different stride lengths to suit each individual. You can expect to find best sellers from Reebok, Kettler and Pro-Form. Popular models like Reebok I-Train are an ideal first buy and come with a choice of colours that the ladies will particularly go for.

Cross Trainers for around £500

Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £399.00

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ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £399.00

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Xterra Free Style 3.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Xterra Free Style 3.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £439.00

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ProForm Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £489.00

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Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £499.00

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ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £499.00

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DKN XC-140i Elliptical Cross Trainer

DKN XC-140i Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £499.00

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Xterra Free Style 3.9e Elliptical Cross Trainer

Xterra Free Style 3.9e Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £499.00

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Proform Space Saver 600 Elliptical- Black

Proform Space Saver 600 Elliptical- Black

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Price: £399.00

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Tunturi Pure R 2.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - 16

Tunturi Pure R 2.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - 16" Stride Length

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Price: £399.00

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V-fit EL071 Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer.

V-fit EL071 Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer.

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Price: £399.91

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Hammer Ellyptech CT6 Programmable Cross Trainer - Black/White

Hammer Ellyptech CT6 Programmable Cross Trainer - Black/White

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Price: £399.99

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Body Sculpture BE6790G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with iConsole

Body Sculpture BE6790G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with iConsole

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Price: £399.99

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Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

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Price: £399.99

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SportPlus Cross Trainer with Approximately 18 kg Flywheel Mass  Can be used with Smartphone via the Cardiofit App  Max. User Weight 120 kg

SportPlus Cross Trainer with Approximately 18 kg Flywheel Mass Can be used with Smartphone via the Cardiofit App Max. User Weight 120 kg

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Price: £399.99

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BH Fitness ATHLON DUAL G2336U. Inertial system 22 lbs. Complete workout. Elliptical crosstrainer. Magnetic brake system. Compatible with smartphone or tablet White.

BH Fitness ATHLON DUAL G2336U. Inertial system 22 lbs. Complete workout. Elliptical crosstrainer. Magnetic brake system. Compatible with smartphone or tablet White.

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Price: £405.00

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Reebok One GX50 Cross Trainer.

Reebok One GX50 Cross Trainer.

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Price: £405.97

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 £500-£1000

Spending up to £1000 on home exercise equipment will give you the full works and will cater for all fitness levels. The sturdy models can take the most rigorous workouts and are ideal for more than one user. Models from top names like York, Tunturi, Bremshey and Motive Fitness offer fully adjustable stride lengths and a clear and comprehensive console display. Cross trainers in this price band are more likely to feel smoother with a true elliptical motion. Quality machines from York include the X-301 Diamond Elliptical Trainer that features easy to read LED display, 16 resistance levels and 22 Workout programs.

Cross Trainers up to £1000

Kettler Axos Elliptical P Crosstrainer

Kettler Axos Elliptical P Crosstrainer

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Price: £649.00

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JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer

JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer

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RRP: £899.00

Price: £699.00

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

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Price: £749.00

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New Inspire CS-2 Cardio Strider Seated Elliptical Crosstrainer

New Inspire CS-2 Cardio Strider Seated Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £999.00

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Gym Quality Ellipticals and Commercial Fitness Machines

Any cross-trainer over £1000 is going to come with a much higher spec and once you hit the £5000 mark and over you are really going to get a gym quality 5 star machine. Precor is a respected brand that covers the high end and commercial market with innovative products like the Precor 524i Cross Trainer. Key features of this model include CrossRamp Technology that allows the user to select a ramp angle throughout the workout to strengthen different muscle groups. Plus touch sensitive controls, ergonomic handles; touch heart rate monitor, 5 programs and 20 resistance levels for the very best performance. This is also a low maintenance and space-efficient cross trainer that’s easy to move around.

Gym Quality Cross Trainers

Kettler Skylon S Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Skylon S Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,799.00

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Life Fitness E1 Eliliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

Life Fitness E1 Eliliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

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Price: £1,799.00

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Spirit CG800 e-Glide Elliptical Crosstrainer

Spirit CG800 e-Glide Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £1,999.99

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Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,699.00

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Sole E95S Elliptical Strider

Sole E95S Elliptical Strider

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Price: £1,999.00

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NordicTrack FS7i FreeStride Trainer

NordicTrack FS7i FreeStride Trainer

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Price: £1,999.00

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Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

John Lewis

 

Price: £2,195.00

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Life Fitness E5 Eliliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

Life Fitness E5 Eliliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

John Lewis

 

Price: £2,995.00

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Spirit CE800 Club Series Elliptical Crosstrainer

Spirit CE800 Club Series Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £2,759.00

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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer

Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £2,195.00

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Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer

Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £2,495.00

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Life Fitness E5 Adjustable Stride Elliptical Crosstrainer

Life Fitness E5 Adjustable Stride Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £3,195.00

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Life Fitness New Club Series Elliptical Cross Trainer

Life Fitness New Club Series Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £3,595.00

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If you want to create a gym experience indoors and don’t mind splashing out look at top end ranges from Johnson, Life Fitness, Nautilus, Precor and Vision Fitness. Here you will find higher end models and commercial cross trainers with bells and whistles and plenty of quality features. Best of all are the added benefits that come with choosing a gym quality machine like the Life Fitness Total Body X7 Elliptical Cross-Trainer. You not only burn up calories and improve overall body tone you can track your progress to maintain an effective fitness routine. The WhisperStride technology is a bonus too delivering an extremely smooth and quite fluid motion.

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