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

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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SereneLife Elliptical Exercise Bike - Upright Bicycle Full Body Flywheel Pedal Trainer Fitness Machine Equipment w/ Tray for Workout, Weight Loss, Fitness & Health at Home & Office(SLXB5)

SereneLife Elliptical Exercise Bike - Upright Bicycle Full Body Flywheel Pedal Trainer Fitness Machine Equipment w/ Tray for Workout, Weight Loss, Fitness & Health at Home & Office(SLXB5)

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Price: £138.55

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Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

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RRP: £149.99

Price: £131.99

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Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

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RRP: £249.99

Price: £131.99

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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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RRP: £199.99

Price: £129.99

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Gorilla Sports 2-in-1 Cross Trainer Elliptical Bike

Gorilla Sports 2-in-1 Cross Trainer Elliptical Bike

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Price: £129.99

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Charles Bentley Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer Cardio Workout Handlebar Heart Rate Sensors

Charles Bentley Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer Cardio Workout Handlebar Heart Rate Sensors

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RRP: £149.99

Price: £129.99

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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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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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Tunturi Unisex C30 Cross Trainer, Grey

Tunturi Unisex C30 Cross Trainer, Grey

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Price: £238.23

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Cross Trainer/Exercise Bike by VI-TREK

Cross Trainer/Exercise Bike by VI-TREK

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Price: £225.00

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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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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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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: £209.99

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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: £194.99

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V-fit MME-1 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-fit MME-1 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

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RRP: £330.00

Price: £190.15

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£200- £500

V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer - Silver Grey/Black

V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer - Silver Grey/Black

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Price: £276.48

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Kettler M Cross Trainer - Black

Kettler M Cross Trainer - Black

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RRP: £379.00

Price: £292.14

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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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Price: £379.99

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York Active 120 Cross Trainer

York Active 120 Cross Trainer

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Price: £299.00

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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: £299.00

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Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £299.00

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Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £349.99

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer

Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £329.00

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V-Fit 2-In-1 Cycle And Elliptical Cross Trainer

V-Fit 2-In-1 Cycle And Elliptical Cross Trainer

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RRP: £289.99

Price: £259.99

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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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Price: £399.00

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ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £399.00

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DKN XC-140i Elliptical Cross Trainer

DKN XC-140i Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £469.00

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ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £479.00

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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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Nordictrack Unisex Audiostrider 400 Elliptical Bike, Black, One Size

Nordictrack Unisex Audiostrider 400 Elliptical Bike, Black, One Size

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Price: £399.00

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Proform Unisex 325 Cse Elliptical, Grey

Proform Unisex 325 Cse Elliptical, Grey

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Price: £399.00

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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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Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Bike. eco-822. ECO-DE

Elliptical Cross Trainer Elliptical Bike. eco-822. ECO-DE

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Price: £415.70

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HORIZON Syros Elliptical Fitness Machine

HORIZON Syros Elliptical Fitness Machine

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Price: £418.99

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BH Fitness ZK200 G2340 crosstrainer elliptical trainer with xxl foot pedals

BH Fitness ZK200 G2340 crosstrainer elliptical trainer with xxl foot pedals

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Price: £449.00

Sale: £327.00

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Body Sculpture BE7310G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical plus iConsole+ App

Body Sculpture BE7310G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical plus iConsole+ App

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Price: £449.99

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Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

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Price: £452.19

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York Fitness White Perform 220 Cross Trainer

York Fitness White Perform 220 Cross Trainer

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Price: £476.03

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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

NordicTrack E10.0 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

NordicTrack E10.0 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £799.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer     Competence C20-R

Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C20-R

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Price: £599.00

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BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Crosstrainer

BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £599.00

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JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer

JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer

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RRP: £899.00

Price: £675.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R

Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R

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Price: £749.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F

Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F

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Price: £799.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F

Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F

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Price: £899.00

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

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Price: £899.00

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BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer

BH I.FDC19 Studio 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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DKN Zero-Impact EMX-1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

DKN Zero-Impact EMX-1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,999.00

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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go Console

Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer with Go Console

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Price: £1,995.00

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BH I.Cross 3000 Elliptical Crosstrainer

BH I.Cross 3000 Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £1,849.00

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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: £2,295.00

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Life Fitness E1 Eliliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

Life Fitness E1 Eliliptical Cross Trainer with Track Connect Console

John Lewis

 

Price: £2,295.00

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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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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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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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