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Professional Elliptical Reviews

Welcome to ProEllipticalRater.com. Elliptical reviews from an industry expert with over 12 years of experience and first hand use of the ellipticals on this site. Elliptical trainers are an excellent way of exercising whether it's for daily well being or weight loss plus an improvement in health. An elliptical will work both the upper and lower body and helps stabilize your core. You're also experiencing no impact unlike a treadmill. This makes ellipticals especially useful for people who may be slightly injured, overweight or the elderly. Otherwise just about anyone in the family can get a good workout using an elliptical.

So where do you use an elliptical?
Ellipticals in a gym In a gym: The ellipticals here require no maintenance by you but will lack a lot of features you get from ellipticals in the home. Home ellipticals require little maintenance anyway. A gym membership can be hundreds to thousands of dollars per year. You're working out in full public view, some people may not enjoy this. You may have to travel quite far to the gym which is an added inconvenience.

In the home: By the time you've paid for that gym membership for a year which is often the minimum contract you could have bought yourself an elliptical. Home ellipticals often have excellent warranties which include a year or 2 of in home labor. So if anything goes wrong you just have it fixed. You can spend as much time as you like on it and learn all of it's functions. Many of which are tailored to the individual using a user profile. So if you've decided to buy an elliptical for the home so how do you choose the best one for you?

Simon Gould using an elliptical

How do you choose the right elliptical for your home?
Use expert advice: This website is written by me, Simon Gould and I have 12 years experience in the fitness equipment industry. I have had the fortune to be able to try every elliptical you see reviewed here. This is not too difficult as there are only 6 different manufacturers featured. Due to my years in the industry I'm able to give you personal advice and an insight into the ellipticals you see here. Many have features and benefits that aren't immediately obvious and I've been able to explain them to you.

What I've done is rate every aspect of the elliptical. Then I use these ratings to compile a final score which is represented as a percentage. This makes it easy to see if the elliptical you have your eye on is worth buying or not. As a summary I've listed all the ellipticals in the order they came in below so you can see what I think is best to help you make your decision. Think of the price you're willing to pay and use the table below as a further guide. For instance if you're willing to pay $2,000 then go for the Yowza Captiva that has come 3rd in the table as it has the same score as the winner.

Elliptical Score Summary Table

RankEllipticalPicturePrice*Overall Score
Winner!
Yowza Islamorada
Yowza Islamorada
$2,499.00
96%
2nd
Yowza Miami
Yowza Miami
$2,850.00
93%
3rd
Livestrong LS13.0E
Livestrong LS13.0E
$1,299.99
93%
4th
Yowza Sanibel i35
Yowza Sanibel i35
$1,899.00
93%
5th
Yowza Captiva
Yowza Captiva
$1,999.00
93%
6th
Smooth CE 8.0LC
Smooth CE 8.0LC
$1,599.00
90%
7th
Smooth Agile DMT
Smooth Agile DMT
$2,199.00
90%
8th
Smooth CE 7.4
Smooth CE 7.4
$1,499.00
86%
9th
Smooth Agile DMT X2
Smooth Agile DMT X2
$1,799.00
86%
10th
Yowza Navarre
Yowza Navarre
$1,399.00
83%
11th
Yowza Pompano
Yowza Pompano
$1,499.00
83%
12th
Sole E95
Sole E95
$1,699.99
83%
13th
Xterra FreeStyle 5.8e
Xterra FreeStyle 5.8e
$1,299.99
80%
14th
Livestrong LS10.0E
Livestrong LS10.0E
$999.99
80%
15th
Sole E98
Sole E98
$1,999.99
80%
16th
Xterra FreeStyle 5.6e
Xterra FreeStyle 5.6e
$999.99
76%
17th
Sole E55
Sole E55
$1.399.99
76%
18th
Yowza Largo
Yowza Largo
$999.00
76%
19th
Smooth CE 3.6
Smooth CE 3.6
$1,299.00
76%
20th
Sole E35
Sole E35
$1,299.99
76%
21st
Xterra FreeStyle 5.4e
Xterra FreeStyle 5.4e
$949.99
73%
22nd
Livestrong LS8.0E
Livestrong LS8.0E
$799.99
73%
23rd
Sole E25
Sole E25
$999.99
73%
24th
Yowza Bonita
Yowza Bonita
$1,299.00
73%
25th
Smooth CE 3.0DS
Smooth CE 3.0DS
$1,000.00
70%
26th
Lifecore VST-V4
Lifecore VST-V4
$1,699.00
70%
27th
Lifecore VST-V6
Lifecore VST-V6
$2,299.00
66%
28th
Sole E20
Sole E20
$799.99
63%
29th
Lifecore LC985VG
Lifecore LC985VG
$999.00
63%
30th
Xterra FreeStyle 4.0e
Xterra FreeStyle 4.0e
$799.99
60%

* Correct at the time of writing


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