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

 
Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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

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Body Sculpture BE3111G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 12 Month Warranty | 21 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Body Fat & Hand Pulse Sensors | Track Your Progress
Body Sculpture BE3111G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 12 Month Warranty | 21 Smart Programmes | Adjustable Magnetic Resistance | Body Fat & Hand Pulse Sensors | Track Your Progress
Amazon

RRP: £249.99

£206.69

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York Active 120 Cross Trainer
York Active 120 Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer
Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer
Amazon

RRP: £599.99

£399.99

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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
Amazon

£749.99

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ProForm SE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm SE Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£599.00

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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£1,995.00

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Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£399.00

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ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£999.00

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JLL® CT300 Home Luxury Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2021 Magnetic Cardio Workout with 8-level Magnetic Resistance, 5.5KG Two Way Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor and Tablet Holder. Silver
JLL® CT300 Home Luxury Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2021 Magnetic Cardio Workout with 8-level Magnetic Resistance, 5.5KG Two Way Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor and Tablet Holder. Silver
Amazon

£399.99

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Sportstech CX608 Cross Trainer for Home | German Quality Brand | Video Events & Multiplayer App & Bluetooth Console | Elliptical with Pulse Belt for Endurance Training & Tablet Holder
Sportstech CX608 Cross Trainer for Home | German Quality Brand | Video Events & Multiplayer App & Bluetooth Console | Elliptical with Pulse Belt for Endurance Training & Tablet Holder
Amazon

£329.00

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

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Sportstech CX2 Crosstrainer for at Home | with Electric Generator | German Quality Company | Interactive Video Events & Multiplayer App | Elliptical Trainer, Ergometer + Console & 27 kg Flywheel Mass
Sportstech CX2 Crosstrainer for at Home | with Electric Generator | German Quality Company | Interactive Video Events & Multiplayer App | Elliptical Trainer, Ergometer + Console & 27 kg Flywheel Mass
Amazon

£719.00

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NordicTrack SE3i Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack SE3i Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£599.00

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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
Amazon

£799.50

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Bluefin Fitness CURV 2.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Compact | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Bluefin Fitness CURV 2.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Compact | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Amazon

£599.00

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Sportstech LCX800 Luxury Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Sportstech LCX800 Luxury Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Amazon

£1,199.00

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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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Bluefin Fitness CURV 3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Long-Stride | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Bluefin Fitness CURV 3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Long-Stride | Kinomap | Live Video Streaming | Video Coaching & Training | Black & Grey Silver
Amazon

£749.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C80-R
Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C80-R
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£1,499.00

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Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£2,695.00

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Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£299.00

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Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£3,999.00

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ProForm 525 CSE+ Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 525 CSE+ Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£699.00

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BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical
BH I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical
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£699.00

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York Active 110 Cross Trainer
York Active 110 Cross Trainer
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£249.99

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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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£399.00

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Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£4,999.00

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Reebok Titanium TX1.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok Titanium TX1.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£789.99

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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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£499.99

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Sportstech CX625 Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - with Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG Flywheel Mass + 22 Training Programs with HRC Function + Tablet Holder + Multifunctional Console
Sportstech CX625 Cross Trainer - German Quality Brand - with Video Events & Multiplayer APP, 24 KG Flywheel Mass + 22 Training Programs with HRC Function + Tablet Holder + Multifunctional Console
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£499.00

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JLL® CT200 Home Cross Trainer, 2021 Model, 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, Cardio Workout, 5KG Two Way Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor and Tablet Holder. Black & Red
JLL® CT200 Home Cross Trainer, 2021 Model, 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, Cardio Workout, 5KG Two Way Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor and Tablet Holder. Black & Red
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£269.99

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
Matrix Fitness Commercial A3XE Ascent Elliptical Trainer
Matrix Fitness Commercial A3XE Ascent Elliptical Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£9,354.00

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York Fitness Black Excel 320 Cross Trainer
York Fitness Black Excel 320 Cross Trainer
Amazon

£796.21

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NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£999.00

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ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£999.00

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ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£1,299.00

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Xterra Free Style 5.8e Elliptical Cross Trainer
Xterra Free Style 5.8e Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£899.00

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Nordic Track C7.5 Cross Trainer
Nordic Track C7.5 Cross Trainer
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£999.00

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DKN XC-170i Multi Motion Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN XC-170i Multi Motion Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£899.00

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DKN XC-190 Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN XC-190 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£799.00

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BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical
BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical
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£1,099.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F
Tunturi Crosstrainer Performance C55-F
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£1,059.00

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Matrix Fitness Commercial E1XE Elliptical Cross Trainer
Matrix Fitness Commercial E1XE Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£6,234.00

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BH I.FDC20 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer
BH I.FDC20 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£1,199.00

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Matrix Fitness Commercial E1X Elliptical Cross Trainer
Matrix Fitness Commercial E1X Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£4,194.00

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

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Sole E35 Elliptical Crosstrainer
Sole E35 Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£1,299.00

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Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£1,999.00

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

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Sportstech LCX800 Luxury Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
Sportstech LCX800 Luxury Cross Trainer with noble Android Multifunction Console, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Smartphone App, Bluetooth & Pulse Belt Compatible, 12 Training Programs + Tablet holder
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£1,199.00

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Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White
Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White
Amazon

£1,465.59

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Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£1,499.00

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BH FDC20 TFT Elliptical Crosstrainer
BH FDC20 TFT Elliptical Crosstrainer
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£1,399.00

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

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

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Reebok Titanium TXF3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok Titanium TXF3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£1,129.00

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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
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£1,699.00

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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 drive 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 cross-trainer you go for will be down to your personal preference, fitness requirements and of course budget.

Fortunately, many stockists make it easy to shop by price, brand, best selling and most popular.  John Lewis & Partners stock a good range of front and rear drive cross trainers with a full description and specification for each model. Gym World also stocks 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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