Rear or Front Wheel Drive Cross Trainer

Buying a Rear or Front Wheel Drive Cross Trainer
The quality and build of both styles of cross trainer will determine how well they perform and how comfortable they are to use. For frequent use it is best to invest in a robust high quality model especially if you want a frequent use and heavy duty exercise machine that will last for many years. For light use there are cheap cross trainers available for beginners that will give a low impact exercise and will tone your upper and lower body.

Rear Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
NordicTrack AudioStrider 450 Elliptical

NordicTrack AudioStrider 450 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £369.00

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ProForm Elipse Slide 6.0 Elliptical

ProForm Elipse Slide 6.0 Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £299.00

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JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

JTX Fitness

RRP: £629.00

Price: £440.00

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BH Fitness I.NLS18 Cross Trainer with Bluetooth

BH Fitness I.NLS18 Cross Trainer with Bluetooth

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Price: £799.00

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ProForm 900 ZLE Elliptical

ProForm 900 ZLE Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £799.00

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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

NordicTrack

 

Price: £999.00

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NordicTrack AudioStrider 400 Elliptical

NordicTrack AudioStrider 400 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £399.00

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Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - White/Black

Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - White/Black

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Price: £396.74

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BH Fitness I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

BH Fitness I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £699.00

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Original NordicTrack E10.0 Elliptical

Original NordicTrack E10.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £599.00

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Fitness

 

Price: £749.00

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Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £539.99

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BH Fitness NLS18 Dual Plus Elliptical Cross Trainer

BH Fitness NLS18 Dual Plus Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £799.00

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BREMSHEY Elliptical Orbit Explorer Cross Trainer - Grey

BREMSHEY Elliptical Orbit Explorer Cross Trainer - Grey

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Price: £628.95

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ProForm 600 E Elliptical

ProForm 600 E Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £699.00

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NordicTrack E7 ZL Elliptical

NordicTrack E7 ZL Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £499.00

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Finnlo Tivon Crosstrainer Ergometer German brand, 3 years warranty

Finnlo Tivon Crosstrainer Ergometer German brand, 3 years warranty

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Price: £699.00

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NordicTrack E9.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack E9.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £599.00

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ProForm Pandora 2 Elliptical

ProForm Pandora 2 Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £399.00

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Finnlo Loxon Long Stride Cross Trainer

Finnlo Loxon Long Stride Cross Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £849.07

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ProForm 500 ZLE Elliptical

ProForm 500 ZLE Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £699.00

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Body Sculpture BE6100 Elliptical - Grey/Black/Silver

Body Sculpture BE6100 Elliptical - Grey/Black/Silver

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Price: £129.99

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ProForm Accolias Elliptical

ProForm Accolias Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £249.00

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Keiser M5 Crosstrainer

Keiser M5 Crosstrainer

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Price: £2,112.50

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BH Fitness Outdoor Series OUT.Walk Crosstrainer

BH Fitness Outdoor Series OUT.Walk Crosstrainer

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Price: £799.00

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PowerTech Raven Elliptical Trainer

PowerTech Raven Elliptical Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £479.99

Price: £219.99

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ProForm Elipse 400 Elliptical

ProForm Elipse 400 Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £249.00

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V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £160.09

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Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £111.25

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NordicTrack E11.6 Elliptical

NordicTrack E11.6 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,299.00

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

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

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Price: £139.99

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Body Sculpture BE-6120GHW Elliptical Cross Trainer

Body Sculpture BE-6120GHW Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £169.99

Price: £119.99

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NordicTrack E5.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack E5.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £699.00

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V-fit MTE3 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-fit MTE3 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £199.99

Price: £154.99

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NordicTrack E4.1 Elliptical

NordicTrack E4.1 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £499.00

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Viavito Setry 2 in 1 Elliptical Trainer & Exercise Bike

Viavito Setry 2 in 1 Elliptical Trainer & Exercise Bike

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Price: £339.00

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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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NordicTrack E4.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack E4.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £699.00

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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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FRONTIER Olympus Max EXTENDABLE Long Stride Cross Trainer, German Quality, 3YR WARRANTY

FRONTIER Olympus Max EXTENDABLE Long Stride Cross Trainer, German Quality, 3YR WARRANTY

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Price: £949.00

Sale: £639.95

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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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Finnlo Ellypsis SX1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black/Silver/White

Finnlo Ellypsis SX1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black/Silver/White

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Price: £999.00

Sale: £869.00

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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 Swift Elliptical Trainer

PowerTech Swift Elliptical Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £349.99

Price: £159.99

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BodyTrain EX90 Elliptical Cross Trainer

BodyTrain EX90 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £119.99

Price: £89.99

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NordicTrack E11.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack E11.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,199.00

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Marcy C30 Orbit Plus Manual Cross Trainer Elliptical - 15.7 Stone Capacity

Marcy C30 Orbit Plus Manual Cross Trainer Elliptical - 15.7 Stone Capacity

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Price: £182.00

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NordicTrack E5.6 Elliptical

NordicTrack E5.6 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £449.00

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
NordicTrack C 5.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 5.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £649.00

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Sole Fitness E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,149.00

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Spirit CE800 Club Series Elliptical Crosstrainer

Spirit CE800 Club Series Elliptical Crosstrainer

FitnessOptions

 

Price: £2,759.00

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NordicTrack E7.1 Elliptical

NordicTrack E7.1 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £899.00

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ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical

ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £1,199.00

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Kettler Elliptical P Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver, 185 x 68 x 164 cm

Kettler Elliptical P Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver, 185 x 68 x 164 cm

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Price: £619.00

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NordicTrack E8.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack E8.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £599.00

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NordicTrack Elite 12.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack Elite 12.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £899.00

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Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,699.00

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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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BH Fitness i.FDC19 Dual Elliptical Cross Trainer

BH Fitness i.FDC19 Dual Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,099.00

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ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical

ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £799.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 420 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

Pro-Form Endurance 420 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £499.00

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NordicTrack E9.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack E9.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £599.00

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NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,199.00

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NordicTrack Elite 11.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack Elite 11.0 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,299.00

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NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical

NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,499.00

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NordicTrack E7.2 SV Elliptical

NordicTrack E7.2 SV Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £899.00

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Star Trac E-CTe E Series Cross Trainer (With Embedded Touchscreen)

Star Trac E-CTe E Series Cross Trainer (With Embedded Touchscreen)

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Price: £11,442.00

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NordicTrack E12.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack E12.2 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £599.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 920E Elliptical Crosstrainer

Pro-Form Endurance 920E Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £899.00

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Bremshey Orbit Explorer Cross Trainer Elliptical - Grey

Bremshey Orbit Explorer Cross Trainer Elliptical - Grey

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Price: £628.95

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Star Trac E-CTi E Series Cross Trainer (With Personal Viewing Screen)

Star Trac E-CTi E Series Cross Trainer (With Personal Viewing Screen)

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Price: £9,354.00

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Xterra Free Style 3.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Xterra Free Style 3.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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RRP: £749.00

Price: £439.00

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UNO Fitness XE1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

UNO Fitness XE1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £1,000.00

Price: £850.06

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NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £999.00

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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: £509.00

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Tunturi Pure F 6.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Full Colour Display | 19

Tunturi Pure F 6.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Full Colour Display | 19" Stride Length

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Price: £899.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 720 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

Pro-Form Endurance 720 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £699.00

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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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Kettler Skylon 3 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Skylon 3 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,316.65

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Sole Fitness E95S Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E95S Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,999.00

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Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White

Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White

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Price: £1,499.99

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York Perform 230 Front Drive Cross Trainer

York Perform 230 Front Drive Cross Trainer

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Price: £599.99

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Sole Fitness E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £2,199.00

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Body Sculpture Dual Action 2-in-1 Air Elliptical and Bike - Silver/Black, 91 x 57 x 156 cm

Body Sculpture Dual Action 2-in-1 Air Elliptical and Bike - Silver/Black, 91 x 57 x 156 cm

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Price: £106.18

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Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,299.00

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UNO Fitness XE2000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

UNO Fitness XE2000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,399.99

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UNO Fitness XE4000 Cross Trainer

UNO Fitness XE4000 Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,500.06

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Vision Fitness X6200 Folding Elliptical Trainer with Simple Console

Vision Fitness X6200 Folding Elliptical Trainer with Simple Console

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Price: £943.99

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Kettler Skylon 5 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Skylon 5 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,049.00

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Kettler Skylon S Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Skylon S Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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RRP: £1,799.00

Price: £1,499.00

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Johnson E8000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Johnson E8000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £3,325.00

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BH Fitness CROSS1000 G872 crosstrainer eliptical trainer

BH Fitness CROSS1000 G872 crosstrainer eliptical trainer

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Price: £1,645.00

Sale: £1,245.00

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UNO Fitness XE2000 Magnetic Cross Trainer.

UNO Fitness XE2000 Magnetic Cross Trainer.

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Price: £1,839.91

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DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

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Price: £799.00

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NordicTrack E7.2 Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer (iFit Live compatible)

NordicTrack E7.2 Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer (iFit Live compatible)

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Price: £599.00

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NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Crosstrainer

NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £699.00

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Rear Wheel Cross Trainers

On a rear drive cross trainer your body is positioned towards the centre of the machine whereas on a front drive model you tend to lean forward. Trainers compare this action as resembling an uphill hike with legs tending to move in a steeper like fashion. The difference in style does not mean it will affect your workout in any way as both types of cross trainer provide an excellent way of keeping fit and burning calories.

Elliptical trainers continue to grow in popularity and there are many to choose from on the market. Low price rear drive models from popular makes such as Body Sculpture, Beny Sports V-Fit, Marcy, York and Reebok start from just over £100. Higher end models from leading fitness brands such as Life Fitness and Precor offer award winning home versions of popular health club ellipticals. Something like the Life Fitness CSX Club series (X9i) is just over £3000.

Front Wheel Cross Trainers

Front drive cross trainers were introduced more recently and due to the location and mechanics of the parts can work out more expensive. Just like the rear driven cross trainers they exercise muscle groups simultaneously. This provides an intense workout in less time for faster results. Their dual lever action is designed to provide a cardiovascular workout with minimal impact on the joints rather than build muscles.

Brands such as Horizon Fitness, Nordic Track, Fuel Fitness, Bremshey, Vision Fitness and Tunturi produce high quality cross trainers starting from around £400 going up t0 £3000 depending on what features are available. In the end whichever crosstrainer you go for will be down to your personal preference, fitness requirements and of course budget.

Fortunately many stockists make it easy for to shop by price, brand, best selling and most popular.  John Lewis stock a good range of front and rear drive cross trainers with a full description and specification for each model. Gym World also stock a range of high-end commercial cross trainers with installation options available. In addition, they have a good range of combat sports accessories such as boxing gloves, punchbags and martial arts equipment.

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