A compilation of articles that review popular elliptical trainers
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2013 Best Buy Elliptical Trainer Reviews

It is a New Year and time to recommend the best elliptical trainer for your body and your budget. Elliptical trainers are an excellent way to lose weight and burn excess calories with minimal impact to your body, and that is one of the main reasons they have grown to be the second most popular fitness equipment on the market.

There are countless different styles and models, and selecting the right model for your fitness needs can be a daunting task. Therefore, these brief recommendations can assist you in narrowing down your selection.

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Treadmill vs. Elliptical - Which is Better for Getting in Shape

As someone who reviews fitness equipment professionally, I continually get asked which is better for getting in shape, a treadmill or an elliptical trainer? They are the two most popular types of fitness equipment on the market. Treadmills have been around for about 30 years, and elliptical trainers first came on the scene approximately 10 years ago. Since the introduction of elliptical trainers, otherwise known as cross trainers, they have continually gained market share on treadmills.

Treadmill Benefits

The popularity of treadmills is based on the fact they accommodate the most common forms of exercising - walking, jogging and running. You do not need a special talent or coordination to use a treadmill. You just turn on the machine, set the speed and you are off. There are several features that make treadmills appealing.

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Proform 6.0 ZE Elliptical Review

There is nothing better than being able to rely on high quality gym equipment on your pursuit to weight loss. With so many different pieces of equipment on the market today, it can be overwhelming to know what is necessary and what is not for weight loss and fitness.

Elliptical machines have taken over a major portion of the gym equipment market today because of the full body workout it provides. With a high quality elliptical machine you can get both cardio and strength training from one machine. If this sounds appealing to you, continue reading for more details about the Proform 6.0 ZE Elliptical machine.

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Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer Review and Discount

For some reason, I always had fun on elliptical cross training machines. I am unsure of whether it is because I feel like I am floating on air or have the freedom to go forward or backward, but I’ve always enjoyed working out on them at the gym.

The Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is like having a gym style cardio machine in your house.

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Stamina 55-1610 InMotion E1000 Portable Elliptical Trainer Review

When you are looking to get into shape and lose some weight the Stamina 55-1610 Elliptical Trainer can definitely help you to do so. Many people hesitate to buy an exercise machine because of space limitations in their home, but this trainer is compact and can be stored easily when not in use.

The size of this machine and the convenience of its use make it suitable for use at work, too. The difficulty of sometimes combining exercise with work and family can be solved with the Stamina Elliptical Trainer. You will be able to exercise at home (or at work) easily and in safety.

How Does The Stamina 55-1610 InMotion Elliptical Trainer Work?

The Stamina Elliptical Trainer works in much the same way as full-sized elliptical trainers do. You will be able to get a low impact workout that will allow you to burn calories and tone your muscles in only a few minutes a day.

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Eclipse 1100 HR/A Elliptical Trainer Review

The low-cost elliptical market includes many different models of exercise machines, meant to appeal to casual users or those who are experimenting to find the type of exercise that is best suited to them. Some of these models are poor-quality, while others are plain but well-made.

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Review of Body Max XEL6700 Electromagnetic Elliptical Trainer

Elliptical trainers come in all sizes, levels of complexity, and price ranges, varying from fairly simple entry-level models to top of the line types with enough features to make their consoles nearly as complex as those of a jet fighter.

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Review of Verso by Kettler CT 307 Elliptical Cross Trainer

For a low-cost, straightforward, entry-level elliptical trainer that gives a fine workout but lacks many of the more sophisticated exercise metrics of the more expensive models, the potential elliptical exerciser may want to turn to the Kettler CT 307 Elliptical Cross Trainer, a compact, affordable model produced by a German company and distributed in the United States by a firm in Virginia.

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Review of Schwinn 460 Variable Stride Elliptical Trainer

Most elliptical trainer exercise machines have a fixed stride length – perhaps 18 inches, perhaps 20, depending on the model, but still with no adjustment possible. The Schwinn 460 Variable Stride Elliptical Trainer takes a different approach, however, which I find very useful: the foot pedals automatically adjust the stride length based on the amount of pressure you exert on them with each step.

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Review of Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer

The Sole series of elliptical trainer machines offers a whole array of progressively more sophisticated elliptical trainers, with the model number indicating where the particular machine falls on the continuum -- the higher the number, the more advanced the machine.

The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer represents the higher end of modern elliptical trainer design, and features enough sturdiness, powerful but smooth resistance, and data feedback from its sophisticated computer console to give any level of user a well-rounded workout.

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