ProForm Pro 12.9 Elliptical

This brand new model for this year outshines many other models in the front-drive series by ProForm. As a mid-range trainer, it’s both affordable and fully loaded with tons of adjustable features and high-performance options. The Pro 12.9 has a powerful drive system with a 32 pound inertia-enhanced flywheel, and 375 pound weight capacity. Combined…

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NordicTrack C 12.9 Elliptical

As a mid-range model in this front-drive series by NordicTrack, the C 12.9 is equipped with a heavy 32 pound flywheel, designed with Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR), and can withstand user weights of up to 350 pounds. All of this means that the C 12.9 is durable, smooth, and almost noiseless (a major consideration for…

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Nautilus E618 Elliptical

The powerful Nautilus E618 Elliptical ($1299) debuted in late 2016 as the top elliptical trainer in its series. It shows off the lineup’s best resistance system and longest stride, yet it doesn’t demand much space because the flywheel is stored up front. (Rear drive ellipticals have noticeably longer frames.) Basically this trainer is built for…

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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical

It’s all in the name. The new NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical trainer is built with commercial-grade parts, while offering advanced options that are typically only found on workout equipment at the gym. But for just under $2,000, it’s also fairly affordable. Equipped with one of the heaviest flywheels on the market, the Commercial 14.9 is…

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Octane LateralX Elliptical

Upgrade your home gym or commercial fitness center with the Octane LateralX, a world-class elliptical trainer with an exceptional range of motion. This unique fitness machine allows forward, backward and side-to-side exercise for realistic sports training and extraordinary results. Like all Octane fitness machines, the LateralX is designed for zero-impact exercise too… So overall, it…

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Octane XT4700 Elliptical

Powerful and commercial-grade, the new Octane XT4700 is an elite elliptical option for home gyms. In addition to providing Octane’s famous “zero impact” exercise, it stands out for SmartStride ergonomics: The stride length on the XT4700 auto-adjusts from 18 to 26 inches as you train, so every user gets a comfortable, natural-feeling fit at any…

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Octane XT3700 Elliptical

The Octane XT3700 is part of a premium fitness machine line, the Octane Fitness Standing Ellipticals Series. While all elliptical trainers are built for low-impact cross training, Octane ellipticals are so smooth-running they’re advertised as “zero-impact.” And while Octane ellipticals are club-quality, they’re sized for practical use in most homes. Each is available with a…

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ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical

With a low sale price of $999 (full price $1,699) the new ProForm Pro 9.9 elliptical for 2017 stands out as a top value for shared home gyms. The Pro 9.9 elliptical is a member of ProForm’s premier class of cardio trainers, the Pro Series, which also features the 12.9 and 16.9 models. Although the…

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Matrix E50 Elliptical

The Matrix E50 elliptical is a high quality low-impact trainer for home use. Key points are a customized console (choose from three), a heavy yet very compact frame, an ergonomic 20” stride, and 30 levels of resistance for a just-right challenge. This elliptical has moving handlebars with multiple grip positions as well. It can be…

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Matrix E30 Elliptical

The Matrix E30 is a high-end residential elliptical from a brand that previously was devoted just to commercial fitness machinery. Main points to consider are the customized console (choose from simple to advanced), a heavy yet ultra-compact frame, the industry’s standard 20” stride, and 20 levels of resistance with easy digital control. The E30 elliptical…

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