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How Much Does an Elliptical Machine Cost?

 
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Elliptical trainers combine the cardiovascular benefits of a treadmill with the muscle-building workout of a cross-country ski machine. Machines have an average weight limit of 250 pounds, but mid-range and high-end models can support up to 350 pounds.

Typical costs:

  • According to a buying guide from Consumer Reports, the most durable models start around $2,000. But there are good machines available for less.
  • Durability, features and stride length drive costs. The trick to buying the right machine is testing its durability in a store, then determining which features are important to you.
  • Low-range models with less durability cost $300 to $1,000. ProForm's 160 CrossTrainer Elliptical[1] for $700 has an 18" stride, an interactive trainer and 5 workouts. NordicTrack's CX 1050[2] for $700 features an 18-inch stride with 19 workout programs.
  • Mid-range models with fair durability cost $1,000 to $2,000. NordicTrack offers the Elite 1300[3] for $1,500, which features a 20-inch stride, 15 workout programs and oversized pedals.
  • Precor, whose models are often found in gyms, offers its top-of-the-line EFX5.23 for $4,400. It offers a calorie counter, distance setting and workout summary not equipped on the EFX5.21i for $3,800.
  • Many machines are at least 5 feet long by 5 feet high, but there are fold-up models in the low range that are designed for small workout areas. NordicTrack's SpaceSaver [4] stores in a 3-foot space for $1,000. ProForm also sells a SpaceSaver[5] for $800.
Related articles: Treadmill, Exercise Bike, Rowing Machine

What should be included:
  • Regardless of cost, machines should offer adjustable settings for weight resistance and height to enhance a workout. Better models offer one-touch console features that track workout time and intensity.
  • Gym-quality models often include oversized pedals, programmable exercise routines, heart rate monitors, MP3 adaptors and a calorie-burning counter.
  • Machines often require self-assembly but should come with at least a one-year warranty on the frame, moveable parts and labor. Better models carry lifetime frame warranties.
Discounts:
  • NordicTrack [6] and ProForm [7] offer discounts of up to 20 percent for online orders. Many manufacturers offer free shipping online.
Shopping for an elliptical machine:
  • Machines in each price range are available at department stores and sporting good outlets. Try out several brands in the store, then buy directly online, which is often cheaper and sometimes includes free shipping.
  • Sears[8] sells machines by NordicTrack, ProForm, Schwinn and Horizon from $300 to $1,300.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods offer brands ranging from $300 to $3,100.
  • Precor sells its entire EFX line directly online or recommends a list of private retailers on its website.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Elliptical Machine
Amount: $500.00
Posted by: lala in Exton, PA.Posted: January 19th, 2010 11:01AM
Manufacturer: ProformModel:
Store: Sports Authority
The model was originally listed at $900 - I watched and waited until it went on sale at $500.// these things have a huge mark-up. find one you like and take your time. here is a hint from a saleman - buy on a day when the place was busy later in the day -mangers have wiggle room on price. He was in a good mood and dropped $50 0ff the $550 sales price. Also test it at the store for at least it minutes. break a sweat. If it gets off balance or unsteady move on.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.proform.com/
  2.  www.nordictrack.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_-1_10301_12401_19053_21001
  3.  www.nordictrack.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_-1_10301_12401_19053_20901
  4.  www.nordictrack.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_-1_10301_12401_19053_21051
  5.  www.proform.com/
  6.  www.nordictrack.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category_-1_10301_12401_19053_Y
  7.  www.proform.com/
  8.  www.sears.com/shc/s/v_10153_12605_Fitness+%26+Sports?adCell=AH
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