Independence Day Elliptical Sales

Elliptical lovers, it’s time to shop. If you’ve been keeping an eye on your favorite elliptical’s price, you might find that it’s extra-low for Independence Day sales. Fitness equipment retailers struggle a bit when temperatures rise, and Independence Day is the perfect excuse to throw a sale. In this year’s Independence Day elliptical sales you’ll see as much as half off the MSRP, plus most manufacturers provide free shipping.

It’s easy to juggle shopping with your picnic and other holiday fun. Even before July 4th you can get many of the Independence Day elliptical discounts online. Follow our links to free in-depth elliptical reviews and links to holiday sales.

Elliptical Shopping Sales Questions and Answers

Visitors on our elliptical reviews site sometimes have these questions…

1) Is it best to buy an elliptical trainer online or in person?

Buying an elliptical trainer online is usually best for a couple of reasons. First, the overall cost is generally lowest when you buy directly from the manufacturer’s website. That’s figuring in the machine price, shipping and a warranty. Second, shopping the Independence Day elliptical sales online saves you the trouble of transporting heavy equipment. Elliptical machines generally have steel frames and weigh at least 100 pounds.

2) Which stride length is best?

Generally the prices for ellipticals increase with stride length. It’s important to pay for more length if that suits your natural gait. A healthy elliptical stride length for people about 5’3” and shorter is 18”. For trainees of average and taller heights we recommend stride lengths of 19” and up. The standard on most residential and health club elliptical machines is 20”.

Adjustable stride is provided on some of this year’s top-ranked ellipticals. Shoppers tend to favor these cross trainers because they offer a comfortable natural fit plus the option to change the elliptical path for targeted muscle toning.

3) Why is elliptical flywheel weight important?

The smoothness associated with elliptical pedaling comes from the spinning of a wheel housed at the front, rear or center of the machine. Usually the wheel is made of steel or aluminum. The heavier the wheel, the more inertia it can build and the smoother a ride is produced. On a good residential elliptical the wheel weighs about 20 or 25 pounds. On a commercial quality elliptical it might weigh 30 pounds or more.

Flywheel weight is also important because it’s the source of training resistance. If the highest resistance setting is relatively light, you might outgrow the machine before you get your money’s worth in training sessions.

4) What else should I know about elliptical machine quality?

The best elliptical machines support wireless heart rate monitoring. Ellipticals in every price category include contact heart rate monitors, but these usually aren’t as accurate. Some of the best ellipticals with wireless receivers can use heart rate data to control the machine’s resistance.

As price increases the coordination of an elliptical tends to improve. That is, on cheaper machines the arm bars don’t necessarily move in perfect harmony with the foot pedals. On better quality elliptical trainers the arm motion and leg motion feel naturally synchronized.

A common complaint about cheap ellipticals is that they’re squeaky. This problem can often be solved with bolt tightening but that can be a hassle. Ellipticals in moderate and higher price categories have welded frames and are much lower maintenance.

5) What’s a good home elliptical warranty?

Most elliptical warranties have several parts. First, even at the budget elliptical level the warranty generally includes a lifetime guarantee for the frame. (Elliptical frames are typically made from steel, so making a lifetime guarantee isn’t difficult.) Next is the elliptical parts warranty. Some of the cheapest Independence Day elliptical sales offers include just one-year parts warranties. A three-year parts warranty is a sign of much better durability, and this is available even with $999 models during Independence Day elliptical sales. Finally, some but not all manufacturers provide electronics warranties too. Two or three years is typical for moderately priced elliptical trainers.

Elliptical Deals

Certain elliptical trainers are smart buys year-round. Check out our favorite elliptical trainers in your price range and get links to online discounts.