Best Home Ellipticals of 2019

Female with headphones in, working out on Elliptical Trainer

See our updated Best of 2020 list here.

Elliptical trainers are a popular choice for working out, both at home and in the gym, thanks in part to their user-friendly design and adaptability for all fitness levels. And an elliptical takes the strain off your knees and other joints, making for a low impact yet challenging workout. No wonder there is always a wait at the gym to hop on one of these machines.

Skip the hassle at the gym and purchase your own elliptical for training in the comfort of your home. An elliptical trainer is great for in-home use because it’s quiet and relatively compact – and it torches calories, too! It’s a one-and-done piece of fitness equipment that fits perfectly in your home gym. If you’re ready to torch calories and tone your body, check out our picks for the top ellipticals of 2019.

Sole E95 (Elliptical Trainer)

Sole E95 Elliptical TrainerThis elliptical is regularly considered to be the #1 home elliptical under $2,000 on the market. With a combination of comfort and versatility, it’s easy to see why users of all fitness levels fall in love with the Sole E95.

One of our favorite features is the all-around comfort level and customization available on the Sole E95. The pedals offer customized angling and are designed by physical therapists to adjust to your natural stride and minimize the strain on your joints. Plus, this trainer can accommodate a stride length up to 20”.

And the Sole E95 doesn’t slack on the performance features, either. With a 27-pound flywheel, you’ll get a smooth, quiet ride, no matter the intensity. For challenging, heart-pumping workouts, you can crank up both the resistance and the incline – each offers 20 levels of intensity. And the resistance and incline controls are conveniently located right on the handlebars.

The display is larger than most at 10.1” and offers 10 pre-programmed workouts. If you get bored with those, you can use the built-in Bluetooth to sync with the free Sole app or other apps like Fitbit or iHealth.

With its heavy-duty steel construction, the Sole E95 is ultra-durable and built to last. In fact, the elliptical is backed by a lifetime frame warranty and can accommodate users up to 400 pounds. When it comes to a combination of comfort and function in an elliptical, the Sole E95 is easily one of the best home ellipticals of 2019.

NordicTrack FS7i (Hybrid Trainer)

NordicTrack FS7i Hybrid Elliptical TrainerGet three great workouts in one with the NordicTrack FS7i, another of our picks for best elliptical machines of 2019. This hybrid machine, known as a FreeStride trainer, offers all the benefits of an elliptical, treadmill, and stair climber in one easy-to-use machine. Add in the iFit coaching experience, and you have everything you need for a new, challenging workout every day.

This FreeStrider offers a 32” stride that auto-adjusts to fit any user. You can pump up the intensity with 24 resistance levels and add even more of a challenge with up to 10% incline. With a 20-pound flywheel and silent magnetic resistance, even a high-intensity workout is super quiet and smooth – perfect for training in your home.

The entertainment features on the NordicTrack FS7i are just as impressive as the performance. Your purchase of this FreeStrider includes a one-year iFit membership, giving you endless workout programs and access to top-notch personal trainers. This interactive experience comes alive on a 7” touchscreen display. Even without iFit, this trainer includes 35 of its own on-board workouts and up to four user profiles.

The heavy, solid-steel frame on this FreeStrider gives you all the stability you need for an intense workout and has a 375-pound user capacity and a lifetime warranty on the frame. For under $2,000, you get amazing versatility in a solid, low-impact trainer. And with iFit connectivity, you’ll stay motivated and get the results you crave.

Bowflex M6 (Hybrid Trainer)

Bowflex M6 Hybrid Elliptical TrainerThe Bowflex M6 is another hybrid trainer that boasts a head to toe workout. And from a name like Bowflex, you’ll know that results are right around the corner.

This hybrid trainer offers all the benefits of both an elliptical and a treadmill, guaranteeing a great workout for anyone. Runners will love the fluid running motion without the harsh impact of a treadmill. And users at any fitness level will love the easy-to-use design and 16 levels of resistance – melt away calories and tone up fast!

The real star of the show on the Bowflex M6 is the Max Intelligence App, a subscription service that uses artificial intelligence to assess your training and suggest workouts. Yes, you read that right – this personal trainer app learns more about you every time you hop on. With 29 instructor-led workouts, the Max Intelligence App keeps you on your toes and on the road to results.

The Bowflex console focuses on results with its burn rate display, which allows you to count your calorie burn through every minute of your workout. It also features a magnetic rack for your smartphone or tablet, making it easy to follow along when using the app.

It’s worth noting that the user weight limit is on the low side at 300 pounds, and the two-year warranty is relatively short. But overall, with a price tag typically around $1,700, the Bowflex M6 makes our list of top ellipticals for 2019 because of its user-friendly features and its focus on real results.

NordicTrack SE9i (Folding Elliptical)

NordicTrack SE9i Folding Elliptical Short on space? With a space-saving design that makes storage easier than ever, the NordicTrack SE9i is one of the best home ellipticals for 2019. Plus, this trainer has all the features and functionality you need for a great in-home workout.

The NordicTrack SE9i comes with a one-year membership to iFit, giving you an extensive library of workouts and top-notch trainers to keep you motivated. And with a 7” HD touchscreen, you’ll get the full experience on a vibrant display that also includes a web browser and Bluetooth capabilities. Aside from the iFit app, this trainer includes 30 additional preset workouts – you won’t get bored with this elliptical!

In terms of performance, the NordicTrack SE9i offers 24 resistance levels and 10 degrees of incline. And with QuickTouch controls right on the handles, you can seamlessly change up your workout without missing a step. The 18-pound flywheel is on the light side and isn’t quite as smooth as a commercial-grade machine, but it offers silent magnetic resistance for a quiet ride.

While the 18” stride length may be too short for some users, the overall machine is durable and well-built for intense training. This trainer offers a 325-pound weight limit, and the company backs its quality with a lifetime warranty on the frame.

When you bring this elliptical home, you’ll love the easy assembly. Then, once your workout is done, simply fold it up and use the transport wheels for easy storage. And the price is nice at under $1,500!

Octane Zero Runner ZR7 (Hybrid Trainer)

Octane Zero Runner ZR7 Hybrid TrainerForget the saying “no pain, no gain” – with this luxury hybrid trainer, you can hit all your fitness goals without that nagging joint pain. The Octane Zero Runner ZR7 provides a true running experience with a natural motion and zero impact. This trainer holds its own as one of the best elliptical machines of 2019.

The Octane Zero Runner is ergonomically designed for users of all sizes and boasts a stride length of up to 58”. Because the pedals move independently, you get the most realistic motion when you’re training. And this trainer has built-in intelligence to analyze your stride, whether you’re climbing, running, or gliding.

The console includes all the essential workout data and four pre-programmed workouts. You can also connect to the Octane Fitness App for 30 additional workout programs to keep your workouts spicy and fun. And with a variety of resistance levels, you’ll get a powerful lower-body workout every time.

While there are no moving arms with this Zero Runner model, you can add in optional attachments for total body strength training. And as an added bonus, you can use the CROSS CIRCUIT function on the app to guide you through all your strength and stretching workouts.

The Octane Zero Runner ZR7 is designed for home-use with its low step-on height (great for rooms with lower ceilings) and its cordless operation. Plus, this hybrid has whisper quiet operation – your family (or neighbors) will love that feature!

With a 300-pound weight limit and a lifetime frame warranty, you’ll get years of use out of this high-end hybrid trainer. Watch for sales, and you can score the Octane Zero Runner ZR7 for under $3,000.

Did you find the right elliptical for you? We hope so! But if not, browse our website for more suggestions – we have plenty of reviews covering all the most popular ellipticals on the market. Our goal is to help you find a great home elliptical, no matter your fitness level or budget.

1 Comment

  • Aron Pelikan February 3, 2019 at 12:45 am
    I appreciate your piece of work, thanks for all the great articles.

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