When you’re in the market for cheap elliptical machines, being able to weed out those that offer good value from those that will make you regret buying them in the first place is essential. The main difference between the larger, commercial grade elliptical trainers and those more budget friendly for the home often lies in the mechanism components and additional features.
Most of the extra features like digital LED console electronics, fan, cup holder and MP3 are often the first things a cost conscious buyer can do without. In fact, you can easily find alternatives to these items like a portable MP3 player and household electric fan. What’s important is to make sure that the quality of the elliptical suits your needs. Ensuring its smoothness during operation, stability, comfort and durability are paramount.
At this price points, these are the ellipticals that stand out.
The Exerpeutic 1000Xl Magnetic Elliptical is a lightweight, compact, cheap elliptical machine while still giving much of the same features of the heavier duty models. The perfect edition to your home gym, the elliptical has wheels to make it easier to move around for home and excellent for storage.
The huge LCD displays shows: distance traveled, calories burnt, how long you’ve been working out, the speed you are going, scan and target zone heart rate monitoring.
Features includes tension resistance levels (up to eight) so you have full control of your workout, pedal design which includes ribbed feet, dual direction and dual action workout both the lower and upper body and also includes the manufacturer’s warranty.
The Body Rider BRD2000 Elliptical with Seat is perfect cheap elliptical machine for those short on space. The Body Rider Elliptical is actually two fitness machines in one, it can be an elliptical trainer as well as an exercise bike, with an adjustable seat that makes it very easy to switch between the two, making it very easy to vary your workouts.
It also adjustable to suit different heights and weights. The biggest benefit of the two exercises that are available to you with this machine is that they are low impact so there is no strain on your knees or joints.
It also has an electronic display that features the ability to record the length of your workout, speed, the distance you’ve traveled and how many calories you’ve burned.
The Body Champ BRM3671 Dual Trainer is a perfect cheap elliptical machine for those who want to add variety to their workouts. This is also an elliptical machine that can be used as an exercise bike as well.
The seat is adjustable two ways making it easy to adjust to anyone, no matter their height or weight. It features different resistance levels, and a programmable electronic display to easily keep track of your workouts.It uses a patented elliptical motion design technology which makes your workout more comfortable and strain free.
The Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer is a perfect cheap elliptical machine for those who want value for money. This elliptical trainer generates its own power to run meaning that you won’t end up with high electricity bills and is super quiet.
Some of the features include: moving handlebars to ensure you get an upper and lower body workout that is low impact, a variety of resistance levels, a workout video to get you started and the manufacturers warranty is included.
It has a multi-function screen that displays the time spent on each session, the distance traveled, speed and calories burned