Ironman ellipticals and other cardio trainers are manufactured by Paradigm Health & Wellness, a company known for low to mid range exercise equipment based in Southern California.ironman-fitness-logo

Ironman triathletes are in a class by themselves. It takes a unique type of person to conquer a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bicycle race and 26.2 mile marathon in one grueling package. That kind of challenge requires strength, durability, determination and power. But those qualities don’t have to apply solely to the triathlete.

Ironman Fitness has kept those same attributes in mind while developing a line of exercise equipment that gives even the casual home exerciser everything they need for a gym quality workout. The result are machines that combine all of the features you’d expect with a little something more to put your workout over the top.

These are mid-level machines price-wise, so they will take a bit more of your budget than Paradigm’s lower end models, like Exerpeutic, but they give you plenty of unique features that make the extra expense well worth it. You can find Ironman Fitness ellipticals online at the Ironman site, ironmanfitness.com, as well as through popular retailers including Amazon, Target and Wayfair.

UPDATE: It looks like Ironman Fitness might be out of business. As of 2017, the website is down and the two ellipticals that were available at Amazon are no longer there. Check out our Best Ellipticals By Price section to find a better option.

At the moment, Ironman only offers two elliptical models. Let’s take a closer look at each as they are currently offered at Amazon and see how they stand up against the competition.

Both models currently come with a bonus waterproof PVC Ironman Equipment Mat for floor protection and noise reduction.

The Ironman H-Class 610 Smart Technology Elliptical Trainer is the less expensive model at $799.00. It features 32 levels of smooth magnetic tension resistance; a ‘rear drive’ belt system with double transmission for noiseless workout sessions and reduced elliptical length; a full 18” stride that accommodates users from 5’1” to 6’3”; an onboard computer that offers readouts of distance, RPM, calories burned, speed and heart rate and a 275 lb. weight capacity. As with all of Ironman’s equipment, it also features Bluetooth technology compatible with Android/IOS Systems with Apps included.

The Ironman X-Class 610 Smart Technology Elliptical Trainer takes your workout to the next level with both the bonus mat and a bonus 122K heart rate chest belt. At $1,599.00, it also features an even larger 23” stride to accommodate the tallest of users. Like the H-Class, it also has full Bluetooth technology, compatible apps available to help you track your workouts, and dual backlit computer LCD displays that allow you to keep track of your workout while enjoying your tablet or book holder on the main display. The larger stride along with oversized pedals provides extra comfort for users from 5’1” to 6’4”. Both models also include wheels for easy transportation and storage, making them the ideal fit for any home gym.

Since both models are such recent additions to the market, there hasn’t been much customer response but with the reliability and quality standards of Ironman Fitness behind them, there is little doubt that these machines will give you everything you want out of a workout and more.

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You can’t go wrong with either of the Ironman ellipticals, but you can get a lot more from other similarly priced brands like NordicTrack, ProForm and Horizon. Especially in the lower price range of $799 you can get better features in the NordicTrack E8.9.

The X Class model is the better option, although much pricier, with a generous 23″ stride, 32 levels of resistance, heart rate chest belt and free bonus workout mat. That one stands up to the competition and is worth a look.