Elliptical, Exercise & Fitness Articles

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What’s in Store For 2023 Ellipticals? We’re Glad You Asked!

Well, it’s that time of year again when we look ahead to see what’s in store for 2023 in the fitness equipment world, and more specifically, elliptical trainers. This has been a very challenging year for many reasons…on a financial level, you had the stock market decline, potential recession and inflation, all of which have significantly affected consumer spending capability. Read More

Is There a Peloton Elliptical or Are They Sticking With the Bike and Tread?

We’ve been getting this question a lot lately so we figured why not write a post about the Peloton elliptical. The company has certainly had its shares of ups and downs, with a huge surge during the pandemic followed by an equally significant decline due to numerous issues including a treadmill recall, gyms reopening, negative portrayals on TV shows like Sex and the City & Billions, and other not so favorable events.

Still, even though sales are down and the stock price recently hit all time lows, there is a lot of interest in the company and its products, and Peloton still boasts over 5.9 million people on the platform, with over 2.3 million paying subscribers. To serve that audience, and to encourage new subscriptions, the company is working on expanding its offerings, which is why many people thing a Peloton elliptical is on the horizon.

As of now, though, there’s no talk about the company releasing an elliptical. They did however just announce a brand new rowing machine called the Peloton Row. It’s similar to the other offerings with the sleek, modern look and large 24″ touch screen display. It also carries the usual hefty price tag…it looks like it will be about $3200 plus the cost of the membership.

For those wondering what else Peloton has to offer they currently have two bikes: the Bike and Bike +; one treadmill: the Tread (the Tread + was discontinued); the new Peloton Guide, which turns your TV into a personal trainer and you can watch yourself side by side with a trainer to make sure you’re doing everything correctly; and accessories and apparel.

For those interested in using the Peloton app on their elliptical, that is certainly something you can do because there are many similarities between cycling and elliptical. The most obvious is the resistance aspect. If you’re doing a Peloton bike workout and it’s time to ramp up the resistance, you can easily do this on your elliptical, especially those with power resistance changing.

If you elliptical has incline capability, you can add that element as well to your workouts. An uphill bike ride is similar to an uphill elliptical motion.

So even though there is no Peloton elliptical as of this writing, you can use the app with your current elliptical, just like you can use it with your own treadmill, bike or rowing machine. Sure, an app developed specifically for the elliptical would be ideal…but you can certainly make this work.

We will be on the lookout for a Peloton elliptical and if we hear anything we will definitely let you know. Until then there are plenty of great alternatives to choose from on our best ellipticals page!

Elliptical Bike Combo Machines – What Are They All About?

Ellipticals and recumbent bikes are both very popular, but did you know that it’s now possible to get a combination of the two in one machine? An elliptical bike combo is a great way to get the best of both workouts without spending a fortune, while saving space at the same time.

In order to get a better idea of what an exercise bike and elliptical combo can do for you, let’s take a closer look at exactly what these machines do and what’s available on the market. Read More

Elliptical & Other Cardio Machine Inventory Seems To Be Coming Back

When the pandemic first hit back in March of 2020 and gym doors were shuttered, there was a mad rush to buy home exercise equipment. Treadmills, Peloton bikes, rowing machines, benches, free weights, dumbbells…you name it, people were buying them as fast as they could. As such, inventory dropped significantly and the price of anything that was left was jacked up to meet the rising demand. Read More

A Look at the New Ellipticals in 2021 – The Latest Releases

Although most companies are still having inventory issues and shipping times are still significantly delayed, some elliptical manufacturers have been able to weather the storm better than others, even releasing new models for 2021.

It seems that some companies were just better prepared than others, and have been able to proceed as planned with new and improved ellipticals.

Let’s take a look at what’s come out in the last few months and what we can expect for the rest of the year. Read More

Why Can’t I Find Any Home Gym Equipment For Sale?

As of this writing it’s been about three months since COVID-19 hit and sent the entire world into home quarantine. Everything shut down from restaurants to retail stores to car dealerships. Of course, gyms across the country were forced to close as well, and that left many people wondering how they were going to stay in shape.

We wrote an article when this first started about staying in shape during Corona, with some suggestions for what you could do to exercise if you did or didn’t have an elliptical, treadmill, bike or other cardio machine at home.

For those of us that are fortunate enough to have equipment at home, the transition hasn’t been so bad. Of course, most of us don’t have nearly as much equipment as a gym or health club, but we’re able to make do with what we have. Maybe an elliptical trainer, a flat bench and a few dumbbells. Sure it’s not ideal, but it works. Add in some Youtube videos or other online fitness routines and we stay in shape during this time until we can get back to the gym (hopefully sooner than later) Read More

Keeping Fit in the Age of Corona – Home Workouts Can Be Just as Effective

As of this writing we are in the midst of the Corona quarantine, and hopefully by the time many of you are reading this it’s a thing of the past. It’s the end of March 2020, and much of the world is at home, as businesses have closed their doors for safety reasons.

The hope is that with everyone staying home, the virus will not spread as rapidly, will be contained, and new cases will curtail over time. Meanwhile scientists all over the world are scrambling to create a vaccine…although best case scenario it will be at least a year before it would even be available to the general public.

Gyms and health clubs are of course closed as well, as would be expected, so people are looking for ways to stay in shape during the quarantine, which could be weeks or even months, they are still not sure how long it will last. Read More

Black Friday Elliptical Sales Are Starting Early in 2019!

Black Friday Elliptical SaleIf you’re shopping for a new cross trainer, you may have noticed that Black Friday elliptical sales have already started. In fact, some companies actually started their discounts the first week in November! And Black Friday is a week later than it was last year. It’s on November 29th!

So what does this mean for you? It means unlike in years past, you don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving to save a lot of money on your new elliptical. This is great for several reasons. Here’s why… Read More

A Look at the Latest Technology on Elliptical Trainers – 2020 Preview

As we approach the end of 2019, we thought we’d review the advances in technology on elliptical machines and give you an idea of what you can expect going into 2020.

It’s really amazing how far these cardio machines have come in recent years and how different they are from their predecessors. Gone are the days of manual resistance changes and dot matrix displays with limited workout information. Now you have flat screen displays, streaming studio workouts, tracking and sharing capability, global destination workouts…the list goes on and on.

Let’s take a look at some of the latest elliptical advances and how you can take advantage of them in 2020… Read More

What happened to the Bowflex Max Trainer M5 and M7?


If you’ve been looking for the Bowflex Max Trainer M5 or M7 these days, you might have noticed that they seem to have vanished overnight. Well, that’s because in essence they have. But they’re not gone…they’ve actually been replaced by all new and improved models. So fear not…you can still buy a new Max Trainer…it’s just going to have a new name now.

Let’s take a closer look… Read More