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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I will also be posting announcements here as well, such as when there is a great sale going on, new machines have been released or I have updated a review. So be sure to check back often to stay up to date on all the latest!

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 JRNY App - M6 and M6 Max TrainersThe new Bowflex Max Intelligence App (now called Bowflex JRNY) 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, M8 and new top of the line model Max Total. 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 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 JRNY 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

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 - 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

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