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 it’s 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

V-Fit AL-16/1E Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
V-Fit AL-16/1E Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
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£144.99

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Capital Sport Crosswalker - Cross Trainer, Exercise Bike, Vertical and Horizontal Swinging Motion, Built-in Training Computer, Foam Padding, Beverage Holder, Foldable, Black + Silver
Capital Sport Crosswalker - Cross Trainer, Exercise Bike, Vertical and Horizontal Swinging Motion, Built-in Training Computer, Foam Padding, Beverage Holder, Foldable, Black + Silver
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£144.99

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Sunny Health & Fitness Pink Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Machine w/ LCD Monitor - P8300
Sunny Health & Fitness Pink Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Machine w/ LCD Monitor - P8300
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£143.99

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We R Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike 2-IN-1 Home Cardio Workout (Red)
We R Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike 2-IN-1 Home Cardio Workout (Red)
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£129.00

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We R Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike 2-IN-1 Home Cardio Workout (Pink)
We R Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike 2-IN-1 Home Cardio Workout (Pink)
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£129.00

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SportPlus Air Walker – Nordic Walker Machine with Training Computer – Max. User Weight 100 kg – Foldable
SportPlus Air Walker – Nordic Walker Machine with Training Computer – Max. User Weight 100 kg – Foldable
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£119.99

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New Image Maxi Glider 360, 10-In-1 Cross Trainer With Heart Rate Monitor
New Image Maxi Glider 360, 10-In-1 Cross Trainer With Heart Rate Monitor
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was: £129.99

£114.99

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New Image Maxi-Glider 360, 10 in 1 Cross Trainer Cardio Workout 4 Levels of Resistance with Heart Rate Monitor, Grey
New Image Maxi-Glider 360, 10 in 1 Cross Trainer Cardio Workout 4 Levels of Resistance with Heart Rate Monitor, Grey
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RRP: £149.99

£114.99

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XerFit 2-in-1 Air Cross Trainer
XerFit 2-in-1 Air Cross Trainer
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£109.99

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Elliptical cross trainers provide a low impact exercise and are ideal for beginners and anyone new to home fitness. Models in this price bracket give you a basic workout and feedback 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

V-Fit 2-In-1 Cycle And Elliptical Cross Trainer
V-Fit 2-In-1 Cycle And Elliptical Cross Trainer
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was: £299.99

£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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RRP: £249.99

£239.99

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TechFit E450 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike for Home, Weight Loss Machine for Cardio and Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit for Indoor Spaces
TechFit E450 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike for Home, Weight Loss Machine for Cardio and Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit for Indoor Spaces
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RRP: £379.00

£239.00

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Tunturi Cardio Fit C30 Cross trainer / Elliptical cross trainer - with tablet holder
Tunturi Cardio Fit C30 Cross trainer / Elliptical cross trainer - with tablet holder
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£238.23

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FESTNIGHT Programmable Elliptical Trainer XL 18kg Rotating Mass Phone App Home Gym Fitness Training Exercise
FESTNIGHT Programmable Elliptical Trainer XL 18kg Rotating Mass Phone App Home Gym Fitness Training Exercise
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£232.85

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TechFit E400 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike Home, Weight Loss Machine Cardio Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit Indoor Spaces
TechFit E400 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike Home, Weight Loss Machine Cardio Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit Indoor Spaces
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RRP: £299.00

£229.00

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Tidyard Magnetic Elliptical Trainer with Pulse Measurement Exercise Bike Elliptical Cross Trainer with LED Display
Tidyard Magnetic Elliptical Trainer with Pulse Measurement Exercise Bike Elliptical Cross Trainer with LED Display
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RRP: £315.71

£228.85

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Ultrasport, Dark Grey/Red F 600 Pro pedal trainer, exercise bike for leg and abdominal, Includes hand pulse sensor-ergometer with 3 training modes and multifunctional display
Ultrasport, Dark Grey/Red F 600 Pro pedal trainer, exercise bike for leg and abdominal, Includes hand pulse sensor-ergometer with 3 training modes and multifunctional display
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RRP: £244.99

£212.99

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TechFit E410 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike Home, Weight Loss Machine Cardio Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit Indoor Spaces
TechFit E410 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Bike Home, Weight Loss Machine Cardio Fitness Exercises, Magnetic Resistance Device Fit Indoor Spaces
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£209.00

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£200- £500

York Active 120 Cross Trainer
York Active 120 Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£269.00

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York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer
York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer
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£389.99

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Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£299.00

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Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£349.99

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ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£349.00

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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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£349.00

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£329.99

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V-Fit Pme-1 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
V-Fit Pme-1 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
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£309.99

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Reebok Jet 100 Cross Trainer In White
Reebok Jet 100 Cross Trainer In White
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was: £499.99

£349.99

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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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£399.00

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ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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ProForm Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband

£479.00

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Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer
Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£499.00

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TechFit E700 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Home Exercise Bike, Weight Loss Cardio and Fitness Machine, with Magnetic Resistance, Suitable for Indoor Spaces
TechFit E700 Cross Trainer, Elliptical Home Exercise Bike, Weight Loss Cardio and Fitness Machine, with Magnetic Resistance, Suitable for Indoor Spaces
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RRP: £800.00

£399.00

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HORIZON Syros Pro Elliptical Cross Trainer
HORIZON Syros Pro Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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JTX Strider-X7 MAGNETIC CROSS TRAINER.
JTX Strider-X7 MAGNETIC CROSS TRAINER.
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RRP: £629.00

£399.00

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PRO-FORM Proform 325 Cse Elliptical - Grey
PRO-FORM Proform 325 Cse Elliptical - Grey
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£399.00

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SportPlus Cross Trainer/Elliptical Trainer with Google Street View, Including Bluetooth Chest Strap, approx. 19 kg Flywheel, User Weight up to 150 kg, SP-ET-7000-iE
SportPlus Cross Trainer/Elliptical Trainer with Google Street View, Including Bluetooth Chest Strap, approx. 19 kg Flywheel, User Weight up to 150 kg, SP-ET-7000-iE
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RRP: £599.99

£399.99

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SportPlus Cross Trainer with App-Control, Google Street View, max. Wattage 225 Watt, approx. 17 kg Flywheel, 24 Electronic Resistance Levels, Max. User Weight 150 kg, Safety tested
SportPlus Cross Trainer with App-Control, Google Street View, max. Wattage 225 Watt, approx. 17 kg Flywheel, 24 Electronic Resistance Levels, Max. User Weight 150 kg, Safety tested
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RRP: £499.99

£399.99

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DMMW-Sports Cross Trainer Exercise Equipment For Home Office Elliptical Machine Trainer Compact Life Fitness Exercise Machine for Home Use (Color : Black, Size : 91x50.5x152.5cm)
DMMW-Sports Cross Trainer Exercise Equipment For Home Office Elliptical Machine Trainer Compact Life Fitness Exercise Machine for Home Use (Color : Black, Size : 91x50.5x152.5cm)
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£403.15

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XIAOLULU-Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Exercise Cross Trainer Machine For Fitness Strength Conditioning Workout At Home Or Gym (Color : Black, Size : 110x50x155cm)
XIAOLULU-Sports Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Exercise Cross Trainer Machine For Fitness Strength Conditioning Workout At Home Or Gym (Color : Black, Size : 110x50x155cm)
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£406.92

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PERFORMA 415 - Cross trainer
PERFORMA 415 - Cross trainer
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£413.70

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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

BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Crosstrainer
BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£599.00

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JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer
JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer
JTX Fitness

was: £999.00

£699.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer     Competence C20-R
Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C20-R
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£739.00

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer
JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer
JTX Fitness

£799.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R
Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R
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£899.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F
Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F
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£959.00

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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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£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

Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C85-F
Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C85-F
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£1,599.00

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BH I.Cross 3000 Elliptical Crosstrainer
BH I.Cross 3000 Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£1,849.00

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Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer SPECIAL OFFER
Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer SPECIAL OFFER
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£1,799.00

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DKN Zero-Impact EMX-1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN Zero-Impact EMX-1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£1,999.00

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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£2,195.00

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Life Fitness E5 Adjustable Stride Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E5 Adjustable Stride Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£3,195.00

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Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£2,495.00

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Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£3,199.00

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Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer
Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer
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£3,199.00

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If you want to create a gym experience indoors and don’t mind splashing outlook 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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