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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 But they’re not gone…they’ve actually been replaced by all new and improved models.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

What are the Top Ellipticals At Amazon? Our Experts Break it All Down

One of the most popular places to buy ellipticals these days, and let’s face it, everything else, is Amazon. The online retail behemoth is just getting bigger and bigger each day, with more customers, more products and of course, more revenue.

So naturally, elliptical sales are growing as well and Amazon features the widest selection of elliptical trainers anywhere, from entry level basic models under $200 all the way up to top of the line commercial models at $3,000 and up.

We decided to take a look at the 2019 elliptical selection at Amazon to see what it was all about, and to give you a general overview of the top picks in various categories.

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How Much Should I Pay For a New Elliptical?

We’ve had a lot of questions about prices sent to us here at Elliptical Review Guru, like what is the best elliptical under $500 or under $1000, but this one that recently came through is more general in nature: How much should I pay for a new elliptical? Read More

A Look at the 2019 Ellipticals – What’s New?

NordicTrack FS5i - 2019 EllipticalWhat will the 2019 ellipticals look like? Are there any new and exciting models out there? Are any of the older models being retired?

These are the questions that we ask ourselves at around this time every year. After Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and before the rush of the Christmas holiday, we sit down, grab a mug of hot cocoa (or sometimes beer) and ponder the year ahead.

Let’s take a look at what the new year has in store for us….
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Need a Folding Elliptical? Here’s Where You Should Look

Folding Elliptical For Easy StorageWe get a lot of inquiries regarding folding ellipticals, as more often than not people have limited space in their workout areas.

Sometimes it’s just not enough to have a compact elliptical….you need something that actually folds up after a workout to learn up against a wall or even go inside a closet.
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The All New Bowflex Max Intelligence App…What’s it All About?

Bowflex Max Intelligence App - M6 and M6 Max TrainersThe new Bowflex Max Intelligence App seemed to come out of nowhere, as did the brand new models that feature this new technology.

Although the Max Trainer M5 and M7 were both introduced not too long ago, they were just replaced by the all new M6 and M8. We’re guessing the company was anxious to incorporate the new version of the Max app.

This appears to be Bowflex’s answer to ICON Health’s iFit Coach program, found on all of the NordicTrack and ProForm elliptical trainers. The two programs share many similarities.

Let’s take a closer look at the Bowflex Max Intelligence App to see what it is all about….

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What are the Latest Elliptical Workout Tracking Programs?

Not too long ago, if you wanted to keep track of your elliptical workouts, you either kept all of your stats in your head or wrote them down in a notebook kind of like a personal trainer does at the gym. This was just fine, and many people still use these methods today despite all the advancements in technology.

But there’s a much easier way to monitor your progress on your elliptical machine from one workout to the next, and it all happens automatically without you having to remember anything or write anything down. It’s called workout tracking, and more and more brands are offering this capability. In fact, soon enough this will be a standard features, as companies compete to give users everything they are looking for.

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New Bowflex LateralX Machines Take Training to a Whole New Level

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Here is our long awaited Bowflex LateralX review, everything you need to know about this brand new cardio machine from the company that brought you the Max Trainer, TreadClimber, home gyms and other popular residential equipment.

Bowflex LateralX Reviews - 2019 LX5 New Model

This is the first new release from the company since about a year ago when they introduced their new line of traditional treadmills and ellipticals. That release wasn’t quite as exciting as this one, as the new LateralX trainers have the potential to be big sellers for the company. Read More

The New ProForm Smart Series Ellipticals With iFit Coach

ProForm Smart Series Ellipticals

If you’ve visited the ProForm website recently, you may have noticed there is a new SMART Series available, and wondered what it was all about. We took a closer look to find out more… Read More