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

 
JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

JTX Fitness

RRP: £629.00

Price: £399.00

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PowerTech EX358 Elliptical Cross Trainer

PowerTech EX358 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £229.99

Price: £104.99

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Reebok Gx50 One Series Cross Trainer - Black With Red Trim

Reebok Gx50 One Series Cross Trainer - Black With Red Trim

Very

RRP: £449.99

Price: £379.99

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Pro-Form Proform Smart Strider 495 Cse Elliptical

Pro-Form Proform Smart Strider 495 Cse Elliptical

Very

 

Price: £799.99

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Fitness

 

Price: £899.00

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Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - White/Black

Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - White/Black

Amazon

RRP: £499.99

Price: £395.00

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Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX50 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £349.99

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V-Fit MTE3 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-Fit MTE3 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £154.99

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Reebok Gx40S One Series Cross Trainer

Reebok Gx40S One Series Cross Trainer

Very

 

Price: £399.99

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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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Home Luxury Elliptical Cross trainer CT300, 2016 New Magnetic resistance elliptical fitness Cardio workout with 8-level magnetic adjustable resistance, 5.5KG two ways Flywheel, console display with heart rate sensor and tablet holder. Silver colour

Home Luxury Elliptical Cross trainer CT300, 2016 New Magnetic resistance elliptical fitness Cardio workout with 8-level magnetic adjustable resistance, 5.5KG two ways Flywheel, console display with heart rate sensor and tablet holder. Silver colour

Amazon

Price: £319.99

Sale: £179.99

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V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-fit MPTE2 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £303.18

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V-Fit Pme-1 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-Fit Pme-1 Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Very

RRP: £309.99

Price: £282.99

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Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £249.99

Price: £110.86

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Marcy C30 Orbit Plus Manual Cross Trainer Elliptical - 15.7 Stone Capacity

Marcy C30 Orbit Plus Manual Cross Trainer Elliptical - 15.7 Stone Capacity

Amazon

 

Price: £182.00

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Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture Fan Elliptical Trainer

Very

RRP: £149.99

Price: £142.99

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

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

Very

 

Price: £289.99

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JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

Amazon

Price: £629.00

Sale: £475.00

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Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Amazon

 

Price: £437.99

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Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Cross P Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £499.00

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer

Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £299.99

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NordicTrack E5.4 Elliptical Cross Trainer

NordicTrack E5.4 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

Price: £799.00

Sale: £495.00

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York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer

York Active 120 2 in 1 Cycle Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £379.99

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JTX Tri-Fit: Extendable Long Stride and Incline Cross Trainer

JTX Tri-Fit: Extendable Long Stride and Incline Cross Trainer

Amazon

Price: £899.00

Sale: £749.00

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JTX Zenith: Superior Elliptical Cross Trainer

JTX Zenith: Superior Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

Price: £1,099.00

Sale: £899.00

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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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York Fitness Active 110 Cross Trainer

York Fitness Active 110 Cross Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £234.35

Price: £222.80

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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

Amazon

Price: £449.00

Sale: £317.00

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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

 

Price: £341.99

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Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Impulse RE500 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £2,496.00

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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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Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Impulse RE700 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £3,299.00

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BH fitness Quick G233N Elliptical cross trainer. Inertial system 18lbs. Magnetic brake system. Stride 36cm. Distance between pedals 18cm. Monitor LCD. White and grey

BH fitness Quick G233N Elliptical cross trainer. Inertial system 18lbs. Magnetic brake system. Stride 36cm. Distance between pedals 18cm. Monitor LCD. White and grey

Amazon

 

Price: £299.00

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Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

Viavito Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

Amazon

 

Price: £309.99

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Kettler P Cross Trainer - Black

Kettler P Cross Trainer - Black

Amazon

 

Price: £672.43

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York Active 110 Cross Trainer

York Active 110 Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £249.99

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Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX40 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £299.00

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Reebok Titanium TX1.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok Titanium TX1.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £789.99

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ProForm Smart Strider 695 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Smart Strider 695 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £799.00

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ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £399.00

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ProForm 450 LE Elliptical

ProForm 450 LE Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £499.00

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BH Fitness NLS12 G2350 crosstrainer eliptical trainer

BH Fitness NLS12 G2350 crosstrainer eliptical trainer

Amazon

Price: £359.00

Sale: £297.00

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NordicTrack E9.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer 2013

NordicTrack E9.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer 2013

Amazon

 

Price: £699.00

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BH Fitness Athlon Run G2334RF elliptical cross trainer. Monitor LCD. Recovery test. Contact pulse measurement system

BH Fitness Athlon Run G2334RF elliptical cross trainer. Monitor LCD. Recovery test. Contact pulse measurement system

Amazon

Price: £369.00

Sale: £317.00

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Life Fitness X1 Elliptical Trainer with GO Console

Life Fitness X1 Elliptical Trainer with GO Console

Amazon

 

Price: £1,300.99

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Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok One GX60 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £399.00

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York Active 120 Cross Trainer

York Active 120 Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £269.00

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ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 450 LE Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £479.00

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V-fit AL-16/1E Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-fit AL-16/1E Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £149.99

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ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical

ProForm 225 CSE Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £499.00

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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

Amazon

RRP: £350.00

Price: £295.91

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ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £549.00

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Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer

Reebok GX50 Cross Trainer

Amazon

Price: £750.00

Sale: £449.00

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2018 Flow Fitness DCT200i Elliptical Crosstrainer

2018 Flow Fitness DCT200i Elliptical Crosstrainer

Amazon

 

Price: £690.73

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DKN XC-140i Elliptical Cross Trainer

DKN XC-140i Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £499.00

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Tunturi Unisex C30 Cross Trainer, Grey

Tunturi Unisex C30 Cross Trainer, Grey

Amazon

 

Price: £238.23

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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer with GO Console

Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer with GO Console

Amazon

 

Price: £1,995.00

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ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical

ProForm 325 CSE Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £599.00

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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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Reebok TX2.0 Cross Trainer - White

Reebok TX2.0 Cross Trainer - White

Amazon

 

Price: £899.00

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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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Tunturi C50-R Performance Cross Trainer

Tunturi C50-R Performance Cross Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £819.85

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Finnlo Loxon III Long Stride Cross Trainer, German Brand

Finnlo Loxon III Long Stride Cross Trainer, German Brand

Amazon

 

Price: £801.74

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FINNLO Loxon XTR Long Stride Electro Magnetic Cross Trainer, German Brand

FINNLO Loxon XTR Long Stride Electro Magnetic Cross Trainer, German Brand

Amazon

 

Price: £896.87

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Body Sculpture BE6800G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with Hand Pulse and Body Fat Sensors

Body Sculpture BE6800G Programmable Magnetic Elliptical with Hand Pulse and Body Fat Sensors

Amazon

 

Price: £374.99

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Sportplus Cross Trainer with App Control, Google Street View Training and 24 Intensity Levels  Bluetooth Chest Strap Compatible  Max. User Weight 150 kg

Sportplus Cross Trainer with App Control, Google Street View Training and 24 Intensity Levels Bluetooth Chest Strap Compatible Max. User Weight 150 kg

Amazon

Price: £499.99

Sale: £399.99

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical

ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £699.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 720E Elliptical Trainer

Pro-Form Endurance 720E Elliptical Trainer

Very

RRP: £899.99

Price: £799.99

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Reebok Titanium TXF3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Reebok Titanium TXF3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,129.00

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Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sole E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,499.00

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York Perform 230 Front Drive Cross Trainer

York Perform 230 Front Drive Cross Trainer

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Price: £599.99

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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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NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,199.00

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Kettler Skylon 5 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Skylon 5 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,399.00

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DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

Amazon

 

Price: £799.00

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NordicTrack E7.2 Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer (iFit Live compatible)

NordicTrack E7.2 Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer (iFit Live compatible)

Amazon

 

Price: £599.00

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Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sole E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,999.00

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Kettler Unisex Axos P Premium Motorized Front Wheel Elliptical Cycle, Light/Dark Grey/Yellow

Kettler Unisex Axos P Premium Motorized Front Wheel Elliptical Cycle, Light/Dark Grey/Yellow

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Price: £853.94

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Sole E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sole E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,399.00

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DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer

DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £799.00

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ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £899.00

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Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C85-F

Tunturi Crosstrainer Endurance C85-F

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Price: £1,499.00

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Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Spirit CE800 Elliptical Cross Trainer

FitnessOptions

 

Price: £3,199.00

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NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,199.00

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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: £149.99

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Sole E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sole E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,299.00

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Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer

Tunturi Platinum Pro Crosstrainer

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Price: £3,199.00

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ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sweatband

 

Price: £699.00

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Proform Endurance 720 E Elliptical

Proform Endurance 720 E Elliptical

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Price: £697.31

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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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York Fitness White Perform 230 Front Drive Cross Trainer

York Fitness White Perform 230 Front Drive Cross Trainer

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Price: £599.00

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BH FDC20 TFT Elliptical Crosstrainer

BH FDC20 TFT Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £1,399.00

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BH I.FDC20 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer

BH I.FDC20 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £1,199.00

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BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer

BH I.FDC19 Studio Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £1,099.00

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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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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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ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm 7.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £899.00

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BH I.FDC19 Cross Trainer Telemetric 12 Workout Programmes

BH I.FDC19 Cross Trainer Telemetric 12 Workout Programmes

Amazon

Price: £999.00

Sale: £899.99

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Body Sculpture BE7312G Foldable Programmable Magnetic Elliptical + iConsole

Body Sculpture BE7312G Foldable Programmable Magnetic Elliptical + iConsole

Amazon

Price: £599.99

Sale: £499.99

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Sportstech CX640 Elliptical Crosstrainer Compatible with Smartphone App, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Street View, 26 Training programs incl. HRC Function, Hometrainer, Multifunctional Interface, Bottle Holder

Sportstech CX640 Elliptical Crosstrainer Compatible with Smartphone App, 24kg Flywheel Mass, Street View, 26 Training programs incl. HRC Function, Hometrainer, Multifunctional Interface, Bottle Holder

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Price: £579.00

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Tunturi C85-F Crosstrainer Endurance - Front Driven

Tunturi C85-F Crosstrainer Endurance - Front Driven

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Price: £1,425.00

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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.

Amazon

Price: £629.00

Sale: £447.00

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Tunturi C25-F Crosstrainer Compentence - Front Driven

Tunturi C25-F Crosstrainer Compentence - Front Driven

Amazon

 

Price: £845.00

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Tunturi C55-F Crosstrainer Performance - Front Driven

Tunturi C55-F Crosstrainer Performance - Front Driven

Amazon

 

Price: £999.00

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2018 Flow Fitness Perform X4 Commercial Elliptical Crosstrainer

2018 Flow Fitness Perform X4 Commercial Elliptical Crosstrainer

Amazon

 

Price: £1,824.00

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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 driven 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 crosstrainer you go for will be down to your personal preference, fitness requirements and of course budget.

Fortunately many stockists make it easy for 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 stock 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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