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

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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Price: £145.99

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Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical Peddler Exerciser - SF-E3872

Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical Peddler Exerciser - SF-E3872

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Price: £145.48

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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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Price: £144.99

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Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

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RRP: £149.99

Price: £142.99

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V-fit ATE2 Unisex Adult Air Elliptical Trainer, Silver/Black

V-fit ATE2 Unisex Adult Air Elliptical Trainer, Silver/Black

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RRP: £175.00

Price: £142.82

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Confidence Pro 2-in-1 Cross Trainer - Black

Confidence Pro 2-in-1 Cross Trainer - Black

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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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Christopeit Unisex - Adult CT 1 Cross Trainer Black One Size

Christopeit Unisex - Adult CT 1 Cross Trainer Black One Size

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Price: £132.06

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Exerpeutic Aero Air Elliptical Trainer Crosstrainer - small, robust and compact

Exerpeutic Aero Air Elliptical Trainer Crosstrainer - small, robust and compact

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RRP: £139.00

Price: £131.18

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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

Marcy Azure EL1016 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black/White/Blue, One Size

Marcy Azure EL1016 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black/White/Blue, One Size

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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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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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Price: £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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Price: £238.83

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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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Price: £238.23

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Body Sculpture The Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer

Body Sculpture The Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer

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RRP: £249.99

Price: £236.99

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Movement in the office under EVERY desk - Underdesk mini cross trainer with App, Elliptical Deskfit DFX100 exercise bike for health & fitness in everyday life and at home, hometrainer mini elliptical

Movement in the office under EVERY desk - Underdesk mini cross trainer with App, Elliptical Deskfit DFX100 exercise bike for health & fitness in everyday life and at home, hometrainer mini elliptical

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Price: £229.95

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Reebok ZR8 Cross Trainer

Reebok ZR8 Cross Trainer

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Price: £227.69

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York Fitness Active 110 Cross Trainer

York Fitness Active 110 Cross Trainer

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RRP: £234.35

Price: £222.80

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£200- £500

V-Fit Al-16/1Ce Mag 2-In-1 Cycle-Elliptical Trainer

V-Fit Al-16/1Ce Mag 2-In-1 Cycle-Elliptical Trainer

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Price: £289.99

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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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RRP: £350.00

Price: £295.91

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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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Price: £341.99

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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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Price: £369.00

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Body Sculpture Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with Sensors [BE6800G]

Body Sculpture Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with Sensors [BE6800G]

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Price: £374.99

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We R Sports Cardio Cross Trainer Machine Magnetic Fitness E-Power Elliptical Cross Trainer

We R Sports Cardio Cross Trainer Machine Magnetic Fitness E-Power Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £299.00

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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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Price: £289.00

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BH Fitness NLS12 G2350. 22lbs inertial system. 12

BH Fitness NLS12 G2350. 22lbs inertial system. 12" stride. Get in shape and train every muscle. Elliptical crosstrainer. Magnetic brake system.

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Price: £359.00

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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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Price: £339.00

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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 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £399.00

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ProForm Endurance 320E Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Endurance 320E Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £399.00

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ProForm Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Endurance 320 E 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: £439.00

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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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ProForm Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £499.00

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AsVIVA Crosstrainer Cardio C27 black | including Hand Pulse Sensors | Permanent magnet resistance | Belt Drive System | 8 Manuell Levels | 12kg Flywheel mass | Fitness Cardio Homtrainer Exercise Bike

AsVIVA Crosstrainer Cardio C27 black | including Hand Pulse Sensors | Permanent magnet resistance | Belt Drive System | 8 Manuell Levels | 12kg Flywheel mass | Fitness Cardio Homtrainer Exercise Bike

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Price: £399.00

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Proform 325 Cse Elliptical - Grey

Proform 325 Cse Elliptical - Grey

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Price: £399.00

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JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer

JTX Strider-X7: Home Cross Trainer

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RRP: £629.00

Price: £399.00

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SportPlus Fitness Exercise Bike with App-Control, Google Street View, max. Wattage 240 Watt, approx. 10 kg Flywheel, 24 Electronic Resistance Levels, Max. User Weight 130 kg, Safety tested

SportPlus Fitness Exercise Bike with App-Control, Google Street View, max. Wattage 240 Watt, approx. 10 kg Flywheel, 24 Electronic Resistance Levels, Max. User Weight 130 kg, Safety tested

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Price: £399.99

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Proform Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

Proform Endurance 320 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £425.99

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Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

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Price: £437.99

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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

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Body Sculpture Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with iConsole+ App Suite

Body Sculpture Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with iConsole+ App Suite

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Price: £474.99

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Proform Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

Proform Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £499.00

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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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Price: £599.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer     Competence C20-R

Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C20-R

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Price: £639.00

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JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer

JTX Tri-Fit: Incline Cross Trainer

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RRP: £999.00

Price: £749.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R

Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C50-R

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Price: £799.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F

Tunturi Crosstrainer Competence C25-F

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Price: £859.00

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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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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F

Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F

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Price: £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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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

Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,999.00

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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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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 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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Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £3,199.00

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Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer

Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer

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Price: £3,199.00

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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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