Elliptical, Exercise & Fitness Articles

I'm sure you are interested in more than just elliptical reviews. You might want to learn how to choose a good machine, what to look for as far as features, resistance, drive systems, strides and more.

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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

4.0 / 5.0

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 - 2018 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

Why Matrix Ellipticals Might Be the Best High End Choice

We’ve had a lot of inquiries lately about Matrix ellipticals, as they recently burst onto the scene after dominating the commercial market for many years. Particularly, visitors have asked us “How does a Matrix elliptical compare to Life Fitness and Precor?” Those are the two brands that have been at the forefront of the higher end home elliptical market, so it only makes sense that people would ask how the Matrix ellipticals stack up. Read More

Is the Bowflex TreadClimber Worth Buying?

4.0 / 5.0

We decided a Bowflex TreadClimber review was in order, especially given the great feedback that we got from our Max Trainer test drive. Unlike that cardio machine, which is an elliptical and a stepper combined, the TreadClimber adds a 3rd machine to the mix, and given the name can you guess what that is? Yes, a treadmill.

The question we get asked the most is how does it compare to an elliptical or a treadmill? Does it give you a better workout? Is it just as low impact? Can you really burn more calories? We set out to answer those questions for you, as well as tell you everything you need to know about these hybrid cardio machines… Read More

A Recumbent Elliptical is an Attractive Option That Minimizes Impact

You may have come across a recumbent elliptical at your local gym, as these hybrid machines are becoming quite popular these days. Combining a traditional elliptical with a recumbent exercise bike, these new cardio trainers area ideal for those who prefer to sit to minimize impact on the lower body, or just because it’s a more comfortable position. Whatever the reason, you now have more choice than ever before.

Let’s take a closer look at what these hybrid cardio machines are all about… Read More

Is the Gazelle Edge Exercise Glider Worth Buying?

Gazelle Edge Exercise GliderWe’ve had a lot of inquiries lately about the Gazelle Edge, a very low cost exercise machine that has become quite popular these days. So we decided to take a look to see what it was all about. At under $150, we weren’t very optimistic about this one. 🙂

Nevertheless, we ordered one on Amazon to test out. It arrived a few days later…we were able to put it together in about a half hour or so, and we were off to the races. Read More

What’s the Best Elliptical Under $500?

Looking for the best elliptical under $500 for your home gym? While there are many choices out there, you’ll find that most of them miss the mark. Why? Because it’s very hard to manufacture a good piece of exercise equipment for just a few hundred dollars. But rest assured, there are some good options out there for you.

It is important to note that these are not going to be like the ones you find the health club. The home version of those elliptical machines cost several thousand dollars. Rather, these are very basic machines that are built for casual use. However, they will give you a good workout, help you burn calories and build muscle…and in the end, that’s all that really matters.
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A Look at the Landice E7 Elliptical Trainer

Landice E7 elliptical trainerA short while ago a reader emailed us about the Landice E7, the only residential elliptical in the company’s lineup. They asked us if we thought it was worth buying at around $3500 with one of the advanced consoles, as opposed to one of the more popular commercial-grade brands like Life Fitness, Precor and Matrix.
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The FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical – Train While You Work

FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical TrainerThe FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical is one of the most popular models on the market today, catering to those who don’t have the time to hit the gym, or those who just want to get a little workout in while they work.
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