2015 Black Friday Elliptical Deals

To see the latest Black Friday elliptical deals click here. Before you know it the holiday season will be here, so as the weather cools and the holiday tunes start playing, it’s time to start looking out for the best deals on the top items that make your shopping list. If an elliptical trainer is on your list, then you are in luck, as there are plenty of elliptical machines on sale on Black Friday. And best of all, the greatest deals this year are online.

As the unofficial start to the holiday season, Black Friday has gained popularity year after year as retailers use this shopping holiday to lure shoppers in by offering incredible deals rarely found any other time of the year. But even before the actual day gets here, speculation has already started as there have been “leaked deals” by major brands that include offers like unprecedented savings and free shipping. And while navigating all of the “deals” offered on Black Friday is a job in and of itself and can be overwhelming, if you start early you can take advantage of some great deals. If you are tempted by sales and deals leading up to Black Friday, try to resist because it is really is worth the wait!

Elliptical trainers make excellent gifts as they are low-impact machines that are efficient and easy to use. They don’t take up as much space as say a treadmill, and they are typically very budget-friendly. Treadmills can be hard on the joints and aren’t for everyone, but elliptical trainers are easy on the joints and almost anyone of any age or physical ability can use them. If you are thinking of purchasing an elliptical trainer for someone special on your holiday shopping list this year, it’s a good idea to start shopping around now. Black Friday is particularly a good time to make big purchases like fitness equipment because retailers/brands know that people will be looking for deep discounts on the pricier items. This is their time to promote their equipment and bring in buyers, so watch out for Black Friday sales ads, online ads, commercials, leaked deals etc. that retailers put out in the days and weeks leading up the Black Friday. It’s also a good idea to not only look to retailers for deals, but also to the actual brand’s website, too. Many brands that ship directly to consumers offer deals via their website which may not be available through retailers. Plus you have the advantage of buying direct through the manufacturer which from our experience tends to get you a better level of specialized customer service.

So if an elliptical trainer makes your holiday shopping list, either for yourself or someone else, first research some of the top brands and figure out how much you want to spend. Every brand will offer more inexpensive entry-level models, as well as mid-level and elite models, so it’s helpful to get an idea of what’s out there. Some popular brands that manufacture reliable elliptical trainers include NordicTrack, Sole, Horizon and Life Fitness. These are best-selling, award-winning machines that range in their offerings and price points. You may also want to consider other unique trainers like the MaxTrainer Series by BowFlex or the FreeStride Trainer Series (FS7i & FS9i) by NordicTrack, both of which will be incredibly popular Black Friday steals. These series take the traditional elliptical trainer to another level, and make great gifts too.

After looking at some top brands, and figuring out what type of elliptical trainer might be your top choice, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with features that are available on elliptical trainers. For example, the stride length, levels of resistance, and flywheel. The stride length is important because it will determine the comfort and overall feel of the trainer; the average stride length is between 18 and 20 inches, but if you can find an elliptical trainer that offers an adjustable stride, that’s even better because it can be set to fit the users needs. The average levels of resistance most elliptical trainers offer is somewhere around 20, but that number can vary widely. Finally, the flywheel weight tells you how durable, reliable and quiet the machine will be when in operation: very important qualities, so the heavier the flywheel, the better.

So once you’ve done your research and found a few brands that might be a good fit for you, you can watch out for 2015 Black Friday elliptical trainer deals and sales.