Cross Trainers & Ellipticals
If you're looking for a low-impact way to exercise, cross trainers & ellipticals are the ideal choices. These trainers are kind to your hips, knees and ankles and have the added benefit of working both your upper and lower body at the same time to create the ultimate workout. They burn optimal calories and tone your entire body using a gliding, circular movement that won't jar your joints.
Imagine what you could achieve with one in your own home. Workout while you watch TV or create your own home gym.
When it comes to choosing a cross trainer or elliptical trainer for your home, you should consider your budget, goals and desire for technical features. Basic trainers can still deliver a fantastic workout, but if you want to be able to create customised programmes or monitor your heart rate, for example, you might have to pay out for a more sophisticated model.
Think about Your Space
If you're pushed for space at home, you can still find room for a trainer by choosing one with a compact or even foldable design. Choose a front or centre drive trainer, as they tend to be more compact than rear-drive models. If you have plenty of room and plan on choosing the perfect spot for your trainer, you can stand to choose a heavier, more robust model. These designs are usually the ones with the most elite features.
The ability to tailor your workouts to suit your fitness level, preference and goals is a big plus for many people. Different models will allow you to adjust different things. A customisable stride lets you set the length of the stride to suit your height, while adjustable pedals can be great for reducing leg strain. Some trainers can monitor your heart rate and track your progress, while others have options for adjusting your workout by adding incline for example.