Rear or Front Wheel Drive Cross Trainer

Buying a Rear or Front Wheel Drive Cross Trainer

The quality and build of both styles of the cross trainer will determine how well they perform and how comfortable they are to use. It is best to invest in a robust, high-quality model for frequent use, especially if you want a 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.

JTX Strider-X8, Smart Cross Trainer, Compact Design, Electro Magnetic Resistance, 16" Stride Length, 7kg Inertia Enhanced Flywheel, 16 Resistance Levels, 120kg User Capacity, Touch Screen With 21 Programs, 2 Year In-home Warranty

by JTX Fitness

Amazon.co.uk

£449.00

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Rear Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

Nordictrack SE3i Elliptical Trainer, Black
Nordictrack SE3i Elliptical Trainer, Black
Amazon.co.uk

£699.00

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Reebok Jet 100 Cross Trainer In White
Reebok Jet 100 Cross Trainer In White
very.co.uk

was: £449.99

£349.99

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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.co.uk

was: £499.99

£399.75

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Sunny Health & Fitness Legacy Stepping Elliptical Machine, Total Body Cross Trainer with Ultra- Quiet Magnetic Belt Drive, Low Impact Exercise Equipment, Cardio Equipment for Home, SF-E905
Sunny Health & Fitness Legacy Stepping Elliptical Machine, Total Body Cross Trainer with Ultra- Quiet Magnetic Belt Drive, Low Impact Exercise Equipment, Cardio Equipment for Home, SF-E905
Amazon.co.uk

£207.00

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Reebok FR20 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok FR20 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£329.00

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Marcy Onyx C80 Elliptical Xt Cross Trainer
Marcy Onyx C80 Elliptical Xt Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

£499.99

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Dripex Cross Trainer for Home Use, Cardio Fitness Elliptical Machine w/Hyper-Quiet Magnetic Drive System, 8 Resistance Levels, 6KG Flywheel, Heart Rate Sensor, LCD Monitor, Device Holder (Green)
Dripex Cross Trainer for Home Use, Cardio Fitness Elliptical Machine w/Hyper-Quiet Magnetic Drive System, 8 Resistance Levels, 6KG Flywheel, Heart Rate Sensor, LCD Monitor, Device Holder (Green)
Amazon.co.uk

£239.99

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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer, Grey/Black
NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer, Grey/Black
John Lewis & Partners

£899.00

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Klarfit Myon Cross Trainer - Cross Trainer, Elliptical Cross Trainer, Cross Trainer Machine, 12kg Flywheel, SilentBelt, Training Computer, LCD Display, Heart Rate Monitor, Non-Slip Treads, Black
Klarfit Myon Cross Trainer - Cross Trainer, Elliptical Cross Trainer, Cross Trainer Machine, 12kg Flywheel, SilentBelt, Training Computer, LCD Display, Heart Rate Monitor, Non-Slip Treads, Black
Amazon.co.uk

£181.99

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Dripex Cross Trainer, Magnetic Elliptical Trainer for Home Use, Hyper-Quiet & Smooth Elliptical Machine w/ 6KG Flywheel, 8 Resistance Levels, Pulse Rate, LCD Monitor & Bottle Holder (CT-2024)
Dripex Cross Trainer, Magnetic Elliptical Trainer for Home Use, Hyper-Quiet & Smooth Elliptical Machine w/ 6KG Flywheel, 8 Resistance Levels, Pulse Rate, LCD Monitor & Bottle Holder (CT-2024)
Amazon.co.uk

£239.99

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Marcy ME-704 Regeneration Magnetic Cross Trainer with Self-Generated Electric Power System
Marcy ME-704 Regeneration Magnetic Cross Trainer with Self-Generated Electric Power System
Amazon.co.uk

£299.00

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Reebok Z-Power Cross Trainer, Black
Reebok Z-Power Cross Trainer, Black
John Lewis & Partners

£529.00

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Marcy Onyx C80 Magnetic Cross Trainer with Genuine Elliptical Motion
Marcy Onyx C80 Magnetic Cross Trainer with Genuine Elliptical Motion
Amazon.co.uk

£299.00

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Luna Pro 2-in1 Elliptical Cross Trainer Exercise Bike-Fitness Cardio Weightloss Workout Machine-With Seat + Pulse Heart Rate Sensors
Luna Pro 2-in1 Elliptical Cross Trainer Exercise Bike-Fitness Cardio Weightloss Workout Machine-With Seat + Pulse Heart Rate Sensors
Amazon.co.uk

£154.99

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JLL CT200 Home Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2024 Model, 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, Cardio Workout, Advanced Momentum Mechanism to resemble 10kg, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor Black & Red
JLL CT200 Home Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2024 Model, 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, Cardio Workout, Advanced Momentum Mechanism to resemble 10kg, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor Black & Red
Amazon.co.uk

£229.99

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Bluefin Fitness CURV 3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Long-Stride | LCD Digital Fitness Console | Bluetooth | Smartphone App | Black & Grey Silver
Bluefin Fitness CURV 3.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer | Home Gym | Exercise Step Machine | Air Walker | Long-Stride | LCD Digital Fitness Console | Bluetooth | Smartphone App | Black & Grey Silver
Amazon.co.uk

£711.55

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Nordictrack SE7i Elliptical, Grey, 203 x 81 x 170 cm
Nordictrack SE7i Elliptical, Grey, 203 x 81 x 170 cm
Amazon.co.uk

£799.00

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Marcy Self-Regenerating Magnetic Elliptical with 24 Adjustable Resistance Levels, 24 Workout Programs and Transport Wheels ME-704, Silver
Marcy Self-Regenerating Magnetic Elliptical with 24 Adjustable Resistance Levels, 24 Workout Programs and Transport Wheels ME-704, Silver
Amazon.co.uk

£299.00

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Sunny Health and Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Machine w/Device Holder, Programmable Monitor Heart Rate Monitoring, 330 LB Max Weight - SF-E3912
Sunny Health and Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer Machine w/Device Holder, Programmable Monitor Heart Rate Monitoring, 330 LB Max Weight - SF-E3912
Amazon.co.uk

£405.40

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XS Sports CT700 Magnetic Deluxe Elliptical Cross Trainer - 5.5kg 2 way Flywheel, Tablet Holder, Heart Rate Sensors, Computer (Silver)
XS Sports CT700 Magnetic Deluxe Elliptical Cross Trainer - 5.5kg 2 way Flywheel, Tablet Holder, Heart Rate Sensors, Computer (Silver)
Amazon.co.uk

£194.99

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Tunturi Leistung C60 Cross Trainer
Tunturi Leistung C60 Cross Trainer
Amazon.co.uk

£1,627.50

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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
Amazon.co.uk

£543.49

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Orbitrek X17 Cross Trainer Machine - Fitness & Workout Home Gym Equipment - Elliptical, Spin Bike & Exercise Bike for Home Multi Gym (Deluxe)
Orbitrek X17 Cross Trainer Machine - Fitness & Workout Home Gym Equipment - Elliptical, Spin Bike & Exercise Bike for Home Multi Gym (Deluxe)
Amazon.co.uk

£150.00

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JTX Tri-Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer, Bluetooth, Adjustable Incline, 16-20” Adjustable Stride Length, 8.5 Kg Inertia Enhanced Flywheel, Kinomap, 2 Year Home Warranty
JTX Tri-Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer, Bluetooth, Adjustable Incline, 16-20” Adjustable Stride Length, 8.5 Kg Inertia Enhanced Flywheel, Kinomap, 2 Year Home Warranty
Amazon.co.uk

£799.00

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TecTake ELLIPTICAL CROSS TRAINER FITNESS EXERCISE STEPPER WITH LCD SCREEN
TecTake ELLIPTICAL CROSS TRAINER FITNESS EXERCISE STEPPER WITH LCD SCREEN
Amazon.co.uk

£154.99

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NordicTrack E8.9b Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack E8.9b Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£4,595.00

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Marcy Me704 Cross Trainer
Marcy Me704 Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

£599.99

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Reebok Gx40S One Series Cross Trainer
Reebok Gx40S One Series Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

was: £499.99

£299.99

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V-Fit Magnetic 2- In-1 Cycle Elliptical Trainer
V-Fit Magnetic 2- In-1 Cycle Elliptical Trainer
very.co.uk

£424.99

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Bh Ctbs2 Cross Trainer
Bh Ctbs2 Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

£514.99

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Marcy Azure 1016 Elliptical Xt Cross Trainer
Marcy Azure 1016 Elliptical Xt Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

£349.99

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Xerfit Air Combo 2-In-1 Cycle Elliptical Trainer
Xerfit Air Combo 2-In-1 Cycle Elliptical Trainer
very.co.uk

£279.99

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Marcy Azure EL1016 Magnetic Cross Trainer 8 resistance levels
Marcy Azure EL1016 Magnetic Cross Trainer 8 resistance levels
Amazon.co.uk

£199.00

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Body Sculpture Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer
Body Sculpture Programmable Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

£314.99

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Proform Hybrid Trainer XT
Proform Hybrid Trainer XT
John Lewis & Partners

£599.00

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V-Fit Mistral Air Elliptical Crosstrainer
V-Fit Mistral Air Elliptical Crosstrainer
very.co.uk

£224.99

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Body Sculpture Be5916 Dual-Action Air Elliptical Cross Trainer
Body Sculpture Be5916 Dual-Action Air Elliptical Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

£219.99

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V-Fit MCCT-2 Magnetic 2-in-1 Combination Cycle-Elliptical Trainer, grey/black, 113 x 63 x 157 cm (LxWxH), CY065
V-Fit MCCT-2 Magnetic 2-in-1 Combination Cycle-Elliptical Trainer, grey/black, 113 x 63 x 157 cm (LxWxH), CY065
Amazon.co.uk

£241.99

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Reebok Unisex Adult A6.0 Elliptical - Silver, N/A
Reebok Unisex Adult A6.0 Elliptical - Silver, N/A
Amazon.co.uk

£349.00

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V-fit ATE2 Air Elliptical Cross Trainer
V-fit ATE2 Air Elliptical Cross Trainer
Amazon.co.uk

£139.99

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Body Sculpture BE5916 Dual-Action Air Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 12 Months Warranty | Adjustable Air Resistance | Track Your Progress | More, Black
Body Sculpture BE5916 Dual-Action Air Elliptical Cross-Trainer | 12 Months Warranty | Adjustable Air Resistance | Track Your Progress | More, Black
Amazon.co.uk

£170.94

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V-Fit AL-16/1CE Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle-Elliptical Trainer CY022
V-Fit AL-16/1CE Combination 2-in-1 Magnetic Cycle-Elliptical Trainer CY022
Amazon.co.uk

£179.99

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Front Drive Elliptical Cross Trainers

Pro-Form Endurance 420 E Elliptical
Pro-Form Endurance 420 E Elliptical
very.co.uk

£999.99

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adidas X-21FD Bluetooth Elliptical Cross Trainer
adidas X-21FD Bluetooth Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£799.00

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Bh Fitness Bh G852 Folding Cross Trainer
Bh Fitness Bh G852 Folding Cross Trainer
very.co.uk

was: £899.99

£679.99

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ProForm Sport E5 Cross Trainer
ProForm Sport E5 Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£699.00

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DKN XC-190 Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN XC-190 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Amazon.co.uk

£1,360.99

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XTERRA FSX3500 Cross Trainer - In Store For You To Try
XTERRA FSX3500 Cross Trainer - In Store For You To Try
Fitness Options

£749.00

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NordicTrack AirGlide 14i Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack AirGlide 14i Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£1,999.00

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NordicTrack AirGlide LE Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack AirGlide LE Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£1,099.00

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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.co.uk

£1,499.99

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Spirit Fitness XE 295 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit Fitness XE 295 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£1,295.00

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Spirit XE 195 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit XE 195 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£995.00

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Spirit Fitness XE395 ENT Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit Fitness XE395 ENT Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£1,895.00

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Spirit CE900 LED Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit CE900 LED Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
Fitness Options

£4,695.00

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Horizon Andes 7i Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer
Horizon Andes 7i Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer
Fitness Options

£1,699.00

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Horizon Andes 3 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer
Horizon Andes 3 Folding Elliptical Cross Trainer
Fitness Options

£999.00

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Sole E35 Elliptical
Sole E35 Elliptical
very.co.uk

£1,799.99

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Sole E25 Elliptical
Sole E25 Elliptical
very.co.uk

£1,199.99

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Elliptical Cross Trainer, Neezee 2 in 1 Cross Trainer Exercise Bike with Pulse Sensor, LCD Monitor and Adjustable Seat, Max Weight 120kg, Upgraded Adjustable Resistance Cross Trainer for Home Use
Elliptical Cross Trainer, Neezee 2 in 1 Cross Trainer Exercise Bike with Pulse Sensor, LCD Monitor and Adjustable Seat, Max Weight 120kg, Upgraded Adjustable Resistance Cross Trainer for Home Use
Amazon.co.uk

£188.99

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JLL CT500 Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2024 Version Magnetic Resistance, Adjustable Resistance, Tablet Holder, Bottle Holder, Heart Rate Sensor, 12 Months Warranty
JLL CT500 Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2024 Version Magnetic Resistance, Adjustable Resistance, Tablet Holder, Bottle Holder, Heart Rate Sensor, 12 Months Warranty
Amazon.co.uk

£499.99

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JLL CT600 PRO Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2024 Electronic Magnetic Resistance, Domestic Use, Elliptical Machine, One Way Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor, Tablet and bottle holder
JLL CT600 PRO Elliptical Cross Trainer, 2024 Electronic Magnetic Resistance, Domestic Use, Elliptical Machine, One Way Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor, Tablet and bottle holder
Amazon.co.uk

£889.99

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NordicTrack Commercial 9.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack Commercial 9.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£999.00

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NordicTrack C 9.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack C 9.9 Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£999.00

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DKN XC-190 Elliptical Cross Trainer
DKN XC-190 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£799.00

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ProForm Trainer E14 Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Trainer E14 Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£1,499.00

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ProForm Carbon E10 Elliptical Cross Trainer
ProForm Carbon E10 Elliptical Cross Trainer
John Lewis & Partners

£1,299.00

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NordicTrack AirGlide 14i Elliptical Cross Trainer
NordicTrack AirGlide 14i Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£1,799.00

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Tunturi C55-F Performance Cross Trainer
Tunturi C55-F Performance Cross Trainer
Amazon.co.uk

£1,687.79

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ProForm Pro-Form Elliptical Endurance 420E Unisex Adult Bicycles, Black, One Size
ProForm Pro-Form Elliptical Endurance 420E Unisex Adult Bicycles, Black, One Size
Amazon.co.uk

£892.99

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Nordic Track C7.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer 2016
Nordic Track C7.5 Elliptical Cross Trainer 2016
Amazon.co.uk

£999.00

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Tunturi C50-R Performance Cross Trainer
Tunturi C50-R Performance Cross Trainer
Amazon.co.uk

£1,506.89

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V-Fit Mistral Air Elliptical Crosstrainer
V-Fit Mistral Air Elliptical Crosstrainer
very.co.uk

£224.99

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BH Fitness FDC 19 TFT Magnetic cross trainer Black,Silver
BH Fitness FDC 19 TFT Magnetic cross trainer Black,Silver
Amazon.co.uk

£1,794.97

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Pro-Form Elliptical 720E
Pro-Form Elliptical 720E
Amazon.co.uk

£1,271.99

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BH FITNESS EASYFLEX G852 FOLDING CROSS TRAINER
BH FITNESS EASYFLEX G852 FOLDING CROSS TRAINER
Amazon.co.uk

£899.00

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NEW Spirit XE295 Elliptical
NEW Spirit XE295 Elliptical
Fitness Options

£1,299.00

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Gym Gear Encore ECR7 Recumbent Bike
Gym Gear Encore ECR7 Recumbent Bike
Fitness Options

£2,199.00

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Reebok SL8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Reebok SL8.0 Elliptical Cross Trainer
Sweatband.com

£999.00

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NEW Spirit XE195 Elliptical
NEW Spirit XE195 Elliptical
Fitness Options

£999.00

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NEW Spirit XE395 ENT Elliptical
NEW Spirit XE395 ENT Elliptical
Fitness Options

£1,899.00

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Spirit CE800 ENT Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
Spirit CE800 ENT Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer
Fitness Options

£5,995.00

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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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