Great workouts come in all different shapes and sizes. Very few pieces of fitness equipment can offer the unique, non-abrasive, full body workout that comes only from an elliptical. Not only does it provide a similar movement to your natural gate, but it also stresses your upper body for a true full-body workout.
You can choose a lighter endurance workout, or you can ramp up the intensity and get your heart pumping. If you think a good elliptical workout can only happen at the gym, think again. There are plenty of affordable ellipticals that can allow you to enjoy a good workout from the comfort of your own home. The following can all be purchased for under $1,000.
1.) ProForm Cardio HiiT L6 Elliptical
A unique model, this one offers a 10-inch vertical foot path to complement its horizontal arm motion. It also provides 22 different resistance levels for a wide variety of workout options. For convenience it also comes with a built-in fan, and water bottle holder.
2.) NordicTrack E 7.5 Z Elliptical
This model is ready to go with an adjustable stride length, between 17 and 19 inches. A manual incline of up to 20 degrees allows targeting of several different muscle groups. It also comes with a 5 inch back lit display, auxiliary port, and water bottle holder.
3.) ProForm 945 CE Elliptical
Just like the Nordic Track, this one offers an incline of up to 20 degrees, water bottle holder, and 5-inch display. To optimize your workout, it also comes with an EKG grip pulse, and 20 preset workout apps.
4.) ProForm Carbon EL Elliptical
A little sturdier than the 945 CE, this model boasts a weight capacity of 325 pounds. An incline of 0 to 18 degrees allows a wide range of workout options as well.
5.) ProForm Coachlink E9.0 Elliptical
Offering a 325-pound weight capacity, this one is just as sturdy as the Carbon EL. The Coachlink E9.0 also includes 20 different resistance levels and incline of up to 20% giving you plenty of workout variety.
Whether you prefer a lighter, fat burning endurance workout, or you prefer high-intensity intervals, an elliptical can always deliver. It gives you plenty of workout options and offers a whole-body workout experience that walking or running simply cannot provide. You can get into in the best shape of your life without the monthly fees and inconvenience of a gym.