Buyer Guide

A Few Elliptical Trainer Reviews

Elliptical trainers,  also known as  cross trainers are a class of exercise equipment that simulate walking or running and provide a workout without any physical stress or strain to sensitive joints of the ankles, knees or hips.

These machines provide workouts of both high or low intensity and help in cardiovascular exercise. These machines are basically leg driven but provide workouts to the arms, shoulders and the upper body as well.

It is a popular choice of machines when it comes to the question of rehabilitation or providing physical therapy to patients who are recovering from physical injuries. Research indicates that the benefits of using a cross trainer are equivalent if not greater than using a treadmill.

Let us take a look at two of the best-rated models of elliptical trainers.

The Eclipse 1100HR/A Elliptical Trainer

This particular model features a solid build as it is constructed from stainless steel. It is a sturdy machine that does not wobble or shake irrespective of the intensity with which you use it. It can support up to 275 lbs weight and has 10 inbuilt workout programs and 2 pulse controlled programs.

One of the outstanding features of the machine is that it has a variable resistance level that can be either increased or decreased to change workout intensity.

Weslo Momentum 620 Elliptical

This machine has a large LCD display that provides you with instant information such as the time, distance, pulse and speed at which you are working out. It has a step through design that allows you to sit and get off the elliptical trainer in a very easy manner. You can adjust the level of resistance to increase the intensity of your workout in 10 different steps. It also lets you know when you need to slow down or increase the intensity of your workout towards the targeted heart beat rate.