Smooth E4250 Vertical TrainerSmooth E4250 Vertical Trainer

Web Price: $4,999 | Sale Price: $1,499

With 21 built-in workout programs and 16 intensity levels you’d think you could not ask for more. Now throw on the fact this elliptical machine combines movements with that of a stair stepper all for only $1500 and you’ve got yourself one steal of a deal.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.0 / 5.0

400 lbs
Stride Length:
69″ L x 33″ W x 64.5″ H

The Smooth E4250 vertical trainer is no longer available for purchase. It has been replaced by the all new Smooth elliptical lineup featuring four updated front-drive models to choose from.

Expert Reviews

“The Smooth E4250 Vertical Trainer is a unique addition to the Smooth family. It has many great features and specifications. The price is placed right in the middle of all the ellipticals. There are some cheaper and some more expensive, but this one deserves to have a look at, because it has some of top features of the high priced ellipticals and it has better values than the lower priced ellipticals as well.” – Treadmill Sensei

“The E4250 features Smooth’s exclusive vertical trainer motion combining the workout of a stair stepper with the motion of an elliptical. This exclusive design burns more calories and reduces stress and strain on joints.To help achieve your fitness goals, the E4250 comes packed with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Smooth Fitness.” –

“The E4350 elliptical machine also functions as a stepper. Having 2 fitness equipment designs in one would help you burn more calories faster. The E4250’s product description states that it can accommodate users weighing up to 400lbs and this per se can be considered as a strength of this elliptical. However, its 250-ln unit weight seems to not support this claim since the difference between these 2 figures is more than 100lbs. For safety reasons, if you weigh close to 400 lbs., we won’t recommend ellipticals weighing less than 300lbs.” – Gerard Lao, MI

User Reviews

“This is a first class product. Easy to use, stable, does not make much noise. The set up through their service was painless. Did the job quickly and cleaned up. Good product. I highly recommend.” – ROY, NY

“I was nervous about purchasing an elliptical online, but the reviews for this were very good and Smooth Fitness offers a 60 day trial. It took my husband an hour to put it together. The shipping was fast. I had it within 7 days of ordering it. The motion is smooth, and it’s exceptionally quiet. Both my husband and I have used it.” -J. Mason, WI


The Smooth E4250 Vertical Trainer combines the elliptical motion with that of a stair stepper to offer versatility when it comes to your workout. Not only does it combine two workout machines in one, but it also comes equipped with 21 built-in workout programs and 16 intensity levels to ensure you never get bored with your workouts. It was hard to find anything but positive reviews when it came to the Smooth E4250 Vertical Trainer from both experts and users alike.

One thing some experts found to be a con of this machine was the fact it does not allow reverse stride, meaning you are not able to pedal backwards and target different muscles, yet because it also functions as a stair stepper the reverse stride would not be needed as it provides similar benefits. If you’re looking for a sturdy, quality built elliptical machine to burn calories and supply a great workout at a great price, throwing on the fact it also functions as a stair stepper then he Smooth E4250 may just be the perfect choice for you.

**2015 UPDATE** This elliptical is no longer available for purchase and the Smooth lineup is definitely on the decline. Check out our Best Ellipticals page for better choices.