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

The Gym Life Built to Last Dual Action 2 in 1 Air Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike For Home Workout. Adjustable Air Resistance, Built in Computer, Dual Action Handlebars
The Gym Life Built to Last Dual Action 2 in 1 Air Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike For Home Workout. Adjustable Air Resistance, Built in Computer, Dual Action Handlebars
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£145.99

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FLEXXI NEW POWER Compact Premium Quality Electrcially Powered Elliptical Trainer
FLEXXI NEW POWER Compact Premium Quality Electrcially Powered Elliptical Trainer
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£145.00

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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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The Gym Life Durable & Built To Last Dual Action Air Elliptical Cross Trainer Exercise Bike For Cardio and Upper Body Workout
The Gym Life Durable & Built To Last Dual Action Air Elliptical Cross Trainer Exercise Bike For Cardio and Upper Body Workout
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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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J-Fit jfit Under Desk & Stand Up Mini Elliptical/Stepper w/Adjustable Angle | The Ideal Fitness & Exercise Equipment For Home| Ideal For Men, Women, Kids & Seniors| Premium Home Gym Equipment
J-Fit jfit Under Desk & Stand Up Mini Elliptical/Stepper w/Adjustable Angle | The Ideal Fitness & Exercise Equipment For Home| Ideal For Men, Women, Kids & Seniors| Premium Home Gym Equipment
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£140.94

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Body Sculpture BE5920 Dual-Action Air Elliptical Cross Trainer | Adjustable Air Resistance | Track Your Progress | More
Body Sculpture BE5920 Dual-Action Air Elliptical Cross Trainer | Adjustable Air Resistance | Track Your Progress | More
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RRP: £249.99

£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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£139.99

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Ultrasport Basic X-Trainer 100 Cross Trainer / Elliptical Trainer with Computer and Resistance Regulator ? TÜV/GS certified fitness home trainer for legs, buttocks, hips, arms, shoulders and muscle building
Ultrasport Basic X-Trainer 100 Cross Trainer / Elliptical Trainer with Computer and Resistance Regulator ? TÜV/GS certified fitness home trainer for legs, buttocks, hips, arms, shoulders and muscle building
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RRP: £179.99

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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

The Gym Life 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
The Gym Life 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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£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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£239.99

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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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TechFit E450 Cross Trainer, Cyclette Ellittica per la casa, la perdita di peso Macchina per Cardio ed Esercizi di Fitness, Dispositivo di Resistenza Magnetica adatta per spazi interni
TechFit E450 Cross Trainer, Cyclette Ellittica per la casa, la perdita di peso Macchina per Cardio ed Esercizi di Fitness, Dispositivo di Resistenza Magnetica adatta per spazi interni
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£237.81

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Body Sculpture BE3111G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 21 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Body Fat & Hand Pulse Sensors | Track Your Progress
Body Sculpture BE3111G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 21 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Body Fat & Hand Pulse Sensors | Track Your Progress
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RRP: £249.99

£235.99

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Body Sculpture The Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer
Body Sculpture The Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£232.00

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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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£229.00

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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

£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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£219.99

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£200- £500

Motive Fitness by U.N.O. CT400  Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
Motive Fitness by U.N.O. CT400 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
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£274.12

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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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£389.99

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Bh Fitness Athlon Run Elliptical cross trainer - Inertial system 22lbs. Complete workout! Magnetic brake system. White - G2334RF
Bh Fitness Athlon Run Elliptical cross trainer - Inertial system 22lbs. Complete workout! Magnetic brake system. White - G2334RF
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RRP: £329.00

£317.00

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We R Sports Cardio Electronic PMS Cross Trainer Machine Magnetic Fitness Alpina S Elliptical Cross Trainer
We R Sports Cardio Electronic PMS Cross Trainer Machine Magnetic Fitness Alpina S Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£329.00

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Tecnovita OVAL FIT Elliptical crosstrainer - Flywheel 11 lbs. Train every muscle! Easy access. White - YF961
Tecnovita OVAL FIT Elliptical crosstrainer - Flywheel 11 lbs. Train every muscle! Easy access. White - YF961
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£277.00

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York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer
York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer
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£269.00

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Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer
Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer
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RRP: £600.00

£394.98

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V-fit PME-1 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
V-fit PME-1 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer
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RRP: £370.00

£309.99

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BH fitness Quick G233N. Stride 14.2
BH fitness Quick G233N. Stride 14.2". Inertial system 18 lbs. Complete workout! Elliptical cross trainer. Magnetic brake system. Distance between pedals 7.1". LCD monitor. Metallic / Black / White
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£299.00

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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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£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 320E Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Endurance 320E 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
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£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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PRO-FORM Proform 325 Cse Elliptical - Grey
PRO-FORM Proform 325 Cse Elliptical - Grey
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£399.00

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AsVIVA Unisex - Adult Cross Trainer C27 Cardio Black One Size
AsVIVA Unisex - Adult Cross Trainer C27 Cardio Black One Size
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was: £399.00

£298.00

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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: Home Cross Trainer
JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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Reebok GX40 Cross Trainer
Reebok GX40 Cross Trainer
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£399.99

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JTX Ex-Demo / Used Elliptical Trainer
JTX Ex-Demo / Used Elliptical Trainer
JTX Fitness

was: £999.00

£420.00

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Proform Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
Proform Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£425.99

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Branx Fitness Magnetic 'X-Fit' Cross Trainer - 14.5 KG Flywheel - 19.5
Branx Fitness Magnetic 'X-Fit' Cross Trainer - 14.5 KG Flywheel - 19.5" Stride Length - HRC - Bluetooth - None Slip Adjustable Pedals
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£429.50

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BH Fitness FDH16 G840. 35 lbs. inertial system. 16
BH Fitness FDH16 G840. 35 lbs. inertial system. 16" stride. Get in shape and workout every muscle. Elliptical front-drive crosstrainer. White.
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£447.00

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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
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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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