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: £499.00

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BH Fitness I.NLS18 Cross Trainer with Bluetooth

BH Fitness I.NLS18 Cross Trainer with Bluetooth

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Price: £799.00

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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

NordicTrack

 

Price: £999.00

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NordicTrack AudioStrider 400 Elliptical

NordicTrack AudioStrider 400 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £399.00

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Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - White/Black

Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - White/Black

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Price: £499.00

Sale: £395.00

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BH Fitness I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

BH Fitness I.Easy Step Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £699.00

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JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Zenith: Gym Cross Trainer

JTX Fitness

 

Price: £899.00

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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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BH Fitness NLS18 Dual Plus Elliptical Cross Trainer

BH Fitness NLS18 Dual Plus Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £799.00

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Finnlo Loxon Long Stride Cross Trainer

Finnlo Loxon Long Stride Cross Trainer

Amazon

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Body Sculpture BE6100 Elliptical - Grey/Black/Silver

Body Sculpture BE6100 Elliptical - Grey/Black/Silver

Amazon

 

Price: £129.99

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ProForm Accolias Elliptical

ProForm Accolias Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £249.00

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Keiser M5 Crosstrainer

Keiser M5 Crosstrainer

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Price: £2,112.50

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BH Fitness Outdoor Series OUT.Walk Crosstrainer

BH Fitness Outdoor Series OUT.Walk Crosstrainer

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Price: £799.00

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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: £276.48

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Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £249.99

Price: £131.99

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Body Sculpture BE6175 2-in-1 Magnetic Elliptical and Bike - Grey/Black/Silver

Body Sculpture BE6175 2-in-1 Magnetic Elliptical and Bike - Grey/Black/Silver

Amazon

 

Price: £139.99

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V-fit MTE3 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

V-fit MTE3 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £199.99

Price: £150.87

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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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FRONTIER Olympus Max EXTENDABLE Long Stride Cross Trainer, German Quality, 3YR WARRANTY

FRONTIER Olympus Max EXTENDABLE Long Stride Cross Trainer, German Quality, 3YR WARRANTY

Amazon

Price: £799.00

Sale: £599.00

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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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Finnlo Ellypsis SX1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black/Silver/White

Finnlo Ellypsis SX1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black/Silver/White

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Price: £999.00

Sale: £749.00

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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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PowerTech Swift Elliptical Trainer

PowerTech Swift Elliptical Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £349.99

Price: £159.99

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BodyTrain EX90 Elliptical Cross Trainer

BodyTrain EX90 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Sport and Leisure

RRP: £119.99

Price: £89.99

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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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JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

JTX Strider-X7: Magnetic Cross Trainer

Amazon

Price: £629.00

Sale: £499.00

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Hammer Crosslife XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - Black/White

Hammer Crosslife XTR Programmable Cross Trainer - Black/White

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Price: £598.69

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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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Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Finnlo Finum III Cross Trainer - Anthracite/Silver

Amazon

 

Price: £452.19

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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 E11.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack E11.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,299.00

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NordicTrack E400 Elliptical

NordicTrack E400 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £399.00

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NordicTrack E5.4 Elliptical Cross Trainer

NordicTrack E5.4 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £549.99

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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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Price: £379.99

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Flow Fitness Glider DCT125 Cross Trainer - Black/White/Red

Flow Fitness Glider DCT125 Cross Trainer - Black/White/Red

Amazon

 

Price: £320.12

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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: £675.00

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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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Tunturi C30 Cross Trainer Elliptical - Grey

Tunturi C30 Cross Trainer Elliptical - Grey

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Price: £589.16

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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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V-fit MME-1 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer - Gloss Black/Gunmetal Grey

V-fit MME-1 Manual Magnetic Elliptical Trainer - Gloss Black/Gunmetal Grey

Amazon

RRP: £330.00

Price: £190.15

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Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Go Console

Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Go Console

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Price: £2,495.00

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York Fitness Active 110 Cross Trainer

York Fitness Active 110 Cross Trainer

Amazon

 

Price: £249.99

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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

Amazon

Price: £449.00

Sale: £327.00

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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

RRP: £400.00

Price: £379.99

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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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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

Sale: £257.00

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

 
NordicTrack C 5.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 5.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £999.00

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Sole Fitness E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E25 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,149.00

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ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical

ProForm Endurance 720 E Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £699.00

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Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,699.00

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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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BH Fitness i.FDC19 Dual Elliptical Cross Trainer

BH Fitness i.FDC19 Dual Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,099.00

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ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical

ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical

ProForm Fitness

 

Price: £899.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 420 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

Pro-Form Endurance 420 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £499.00

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NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £649.00

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NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical

NordicTrack Commercial 12.9 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £1,499.00

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Star Trac E-CTe E Series Cross Trainer (With Embedded Touchscreen)

Star Trac E-CTe E Series Cross Trainer (With Embedded Touchscreen)

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Price: £11,442.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 920E Elliptical Crosstrainer

Pro-Form Endurance 920E Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £899.00

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Star Trac E-CTi E Series Cross Trainer (With Personal Viewing Screen)

Star Trac E-CTi E Series Cross Trainer (With Personal Viewing Screen)

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Price: £9,354.00

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UNO Fitness XE1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

UNO Fitness XE1000 Elliptical Cross Trainer

Amazon

RRP: £1,000.00

Price: £859.99

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NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical

NordicTrack

 

Price: £999.00

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Tunturi Pure F 6.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Full Colour Display | 19

Tunturi Pure F 6.1 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Full Colour Display | 19" Stride Length

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Price: £1,199.00

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Pro-Form Endurance 720 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

Pro-Form Endurance 720 E Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £699.00

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Sole Fitness E95S Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E95S Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,999.00

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Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White

Tunturi Pure F 8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer - Off-White

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Price: £1,499.99

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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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Sole Fitness E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E98 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £2,199.00

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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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Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Cross Trainer - New Model

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Price: £1,299.00

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UNO Fitness XE4000 Cross Trainer

UNO Fitness XE4000 Cross Trainer

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RRP: £1,900.00

Price: £1,508.46

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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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Kettler Skylon S Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

Kettler Skylon S Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £1,499.00

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DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

DKN XC-160i Elliptical Cross Trainer - Black

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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)

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Price: £599.00

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NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Crosstrainer

NordicTrack C7.5 Elliptical Crosstrainer

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Price: £699.00

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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: £854.41

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NordicTrack Elite 11.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

NordicTrack Elite 11.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer

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Price: £899.00

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Proform Crosstrainer Endurance 920E

Proform Crosstrainer Endurance 920E

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Price: £899.00

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ProForm Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

ProForm Endurance 420 E Elliptical Cross Trainer

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RRP: £699.00

Price: £573.99

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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 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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