Getting the right elliptical for your body and budget!

Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts

Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts for Over 20 Years


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Are you looking for the perfect home elliptical?  One that’s the right price, has the best features, and comes from a reliable company?  A machine that’s a good value for your money?

Our site has Elliptical Ratings and Reviews on the top brands for 2024.  Let us help you figure out which machines are built like toys and which can offer commercial grade quality right in your home.  That way, you can avoid a costly mistake.

To get started, check out our Ellipticals Best Buy or take a peek at our Elliptical Buyer’s Guide.

Our reviews are written by experts with over 20 years of industry experience.

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Our Complete List of Elliptical Reviews & Best Buys:

Price Range: $1,500 - $1,999

Sole E95

One of Sole’s top-rated elliptical machines and named “Best Buy” by top awards, the E95 provides a smooth workout at a very attractive price point. The E95 is packed with many features that maximize user comfort, such as oversized foot pedals designed by physical therapists to work with your natural stride during exercise. This elliptical has many customization options that will allow users at all fitness levels to get in an effective workout, whether you’re just starting out or more advanced. Best of all, the heavy-duty steel frame on this machine comes backed with a lifetime warranty. Read our full Review Here.

Price Range: $2,500 - $2,999

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i

The NordicTrack FS10i is the latest addition to the FreeStride series family. This machine combines the benefits of an elliptical, stair stepper, and a treadmill all into one. By combining the motions of these 3 machines, a workout on the FS10i promotes “muscle confusion” – resulting in a more efficient workout. The FS10i also features iFit live and auto adjusting stride. Read our full Review Here.

Price Range: $2,000 - $2,499

Sole 95S

Comfortable and fun exercise machine, the Sole E95S includes up to a 5 year warranty which speaks of the quality. Electro-magnetic resistance on the heavy duty spin wheel makes it one of the quietest and smoothest machines we tested when changing resistance levels. The E95S includes many safety features such as ergonomically designed foot pedals to prevent toe sleep. We have been on a number of machines in this price category and you normally would spend $3500-$4000 with competitors for this quality. Buy direct from Sole and receive a better value with more "bang for your buck". Read our full Review Here.

Price Range: $500 - $1,000

ProForm Carbon EL

The ProForm Carbon EL is one of the better machines in the budget range of ellipticals. For just $799, it comes with some great features. ProForm is a reputable brand in the fitness equipment industry and is known for making quality product. Since they are a larger company and produce on a larger scale, you can expect to get more bang for your buck. On the Carbon EL you can find features like a full-color high contrast display screen, a wide 19” adjustable stride, and a 20-degree adjustable ramp with 5 different positions. It also comes iFit enabled. The features on this elliptical give you a variety of options for your workouts, to target many muscle groups and get you in the best shape possible. To learn more, read our full Review Here.

See our team in action at the NordicTrack Headquarters on the Freestride Trainer FS7i.

How We Determine Our Elliptical Reviews and Ratings

This is one of only two review sites where the reviewers actually have experience in the industry (18+ years to be exact) and actual test each model. When writing our elliptical reviews our team draws from the following:

  • Interviews with Manufacturers — We travel to get details you’ll never find on the manufacturer’s websites.
  • Visits to Fitness Equipment Stores — We talk with the people who sell and repair elliptical trainers. These professionals are an important resource in determining which ellipticals offer the most value for your money.
  • Customer Reviews — We’re regularly in contact with elliptical customers to learn how their ellipticals held up in real life situations.

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