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Elliptical Trainers Rising In Popularity, Reducing In Cost

December 6, 2010 by Jimmy Comments Off on Elliptical Trainers Rising In Popularity, Reducing In Cost divider image

Those looking to lose weight and get in shape may have begun to look into the elliptical trainer, as this low-impact cardio machine is becoming more popular in fitness clubs and gyms all around the globe.

The elliptical machine, in a nutshell, employs the motion of running without the impact of the feet constantly hitting the ground and sending shock through the bones, muscles, and joints of the legs and back. The low impact excessive is a great help to those who experience pain in the legs, back, and joints from running, walking, or jogging, as well as those who have flat feet and are thus less apt on running.

A variety of elliptical machines are available, ranging from the high end, the Precor fitness equipment, to the inexpensive versions, such as the Gazelle. Due to the expense involved in these machines, some consumers have reported apprehension toward the purchase.

As expected with a high end device, the prices on the more prestigious elliptical trainers can be exuberant, costing thousands of dollars. The quality of these machines typically makes it worth it. The leader in the industry is Precor, and these machines typically come with the highest set of features – as well as the highest cost.

The Precor EFX 5.23 is one of the more basic models offered, but it has generally received significantly consistent reviews pointing towards quality. The device comes with the patented Cross Ramp which can adjust the angle of the step, thus increasing or decreasing difficulty. Easy to use, the device can be started with the push of a button. multiple muscle groups can be targeted, as the direction of rotation is reversible. Stationary grips are in place to increase stability. Stride length is also variable.

The Precor EFX 5.23 comes with a price tag of $2,399, which is marked down from $2,999. The product can also ship for free.

On the lower end of the price spectrum there is the Schwinn 420 Elliptical Trainer. Though this machine is not as expensive as the Precor, it is full of features and capable of delivering an efficient cardio workout. With mobile and fixed hand grips, the Schwinn 420 allows the user to do an upper and lower body workout or a lower body workout with increased stability.

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical Trainer carries a price tag of just $597.00, down from $799.

There are many other elliptical trainers available, as this device is being picked up by more manufacturers.

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