Top Elliptical Machines & Trainers

Top elliptical machines, elliptical trainers & portable elliptical machines based on user ratings & reviews… 


#1 – Bowflex Max Trainer – 4.5 Stars, 4787+ Reviews

#2 – Schwinn 470 Elliptical – 4 Stars, 184+ Reviews

#3 – Horizon EX5902 Elliptical – 4 Stars, 68+ Reviews

#4 – Nautilus E614 Elliptical – 4 Stars, 86+ Reviews

#5 – Schwinn 430 Elliptical – 4 Stars, 566+ Reviews

#6 – Proform 520 Elliptical – 3.5 Stars, 76+ Reviews


Elliptical Machine Buying Guide

Here’s what to look for when buying a high quality elliptical….

  • Size – check dimensions. Make sure your ceilings are high enough to accommodate the height of the machine + your own height … also, make sure you have enough space around the machine for safety.
  • Max Weight – make sure the elliptical can handle the weight of anyone who will be using it – super important for longevity and to avoid breakdowns.
  • Workout Programs – for weight loss, interval training, heart health, etc. This helps keep your workouts easy and fun!
  • Resistance Levels – look for multiple resistance levels since you’ll want to increase resistance as you improve your workouts.
  • Incline – look for adjustable incline – it helps work out different muscle groups. 
  • Back Pedaling – allows you to increase intensity and work out different muscles. (Not all machines have this option).
  • Heart Rate Monitor – you want to be able to monitor your vitals to prevent injury and over exertion. Look for a chest strap and/or hand grips. 
  • Bluetooth Compatible – you need bluetooth… if you plan on listening to music while you work out or want to talk on the phone hands free…
  • Display screen – shows your workout progress nice and big in real time.
  • Folding Elliptical – consider this is if you have a small space and want to able to store it.
  • Safety Features – make sure the machine has an emergency shut off. Especially important if you have children in the house, guests or elderly users.
  • Quiet – to limit noise in your home.
  • Warranty – look for at least 1 year warranty on labor and parts. Note: The more you spend on an elliptical the greater your warranty should be!