Bowflex Max Trainer M3 | Burns 2.5x More Calories

The Bowflex Max Trainer M3 is the most affordable option in the Max Trainer line. It doesn’t have all the features and programs of the M5, M7, or M8, but it still offers zero joint impact and burns a lot of calories in a short workout.

The M3 is a superior alternative to an elliptical, and in many respects, it achieves that goal. An independent study found that people working out at the same intensity for the same amount of time burned 2.5x the calories on the Max Trainer than on the elliptical.

The Bowflex M3 comes with two workout programs, Manual and Max Interval (for automatic interval training). The machine also allows you to choose from 8 resistance levels to adjust the difficulty of the workout. As you build up your stamina and get in better shape over time, you can gradually crank up the resistance to keep reaching higher levels.

The display is well-designed and includes easy to read indicators for calories burned and your burn rate (a good measure for intensity). You can monitor your heart rate with the included chest strap. This is less convenient than having the machine automatically measuring it for you through the contact grips, but chest straps are also more accurate.

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Sunny SF-E3862 Elliptical | Motorized Magnetic Resistance

The Sunny SF-E3862 Elliptical by Sunny Health and Fitness features a build consisting of two major elements, steel, and ABS materials. The frame is made of solid, heavy-duty steel while the coverings for the drive/resistance system, the pedals, the console, and several other small parts are ABS. The overall construction is sturdy and stable.

The SF-E3862 Elliptical has a motorized magnetic resistance system. Sixteen resistance levels provide workout intensities that range between low to somewhat difficult levels. The resistance level adjustment is not manually done but by a push of a button via the console, and it can also automatically assign one when a particular preset program is selected.

The Sunny SF-3862 Elliptical comes equipped with a mid-range console that features a blue backlit LED monitor. The 6″ LCD monitor tracks workout progress by displaying workout stats such as Time, Distance, Total Distance, Speed, RPM, Watts, Calories, Heart Rate, and Target Heart rate.

Twenty-four workout programs include a Manual Program, 12 Preset Programs, Watt Control Program, Body Fat Calculator Program.  5 HR-based Programs include Target Heart Rate and HRC Programs that target 55%, 65%, 75%, and 85%.  Then, there are 4 Custom User Programs that enable four different users to create and save their workout profiles.

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Tunturi C50 Elliptical | Full-Body Cardio Workout

Do you like to set clear targets for yourself? Discover the rear-drive Tunturi C50 Elliptical Cross-trainer from the Performance series, with different programs and feedback. The C50 offers 32 levels of resistance, up to 350 watts.

You train comfortably on the C50. The tilting monitor, the adjustable comfort pedals, the ergonomic handles, the rear-drive mechanism that provides a 16 inch (40 cm) stride: this ensures a natural posture while you exercise.

The Tunturi C50 LCD monitor displays all information, including speed, distance, cadence, and calories burned. You register your heart rate via the hand sensors or a wireless heart rate receiver. Choose from 21 programs or exercise at a constant resistance level.

Are 21 programs not enough for you, or do you want to work out somewhere else than in your own home? With the Tunturi Routes app, you can choose from 50,000+ videos recorded all over the world. From the Seine to the Eiffel Tower, and tomorrow through the Grand Canyon. The resistance of the exercise bike automatically adjusts to the elevation changes in the video.

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Sunny SF-E3919 Cardio Climber – Combines Stepping/Striding!

Climb to the top of your fitness routine with the Sunny SF-E3919 Cardio Climber. This premium in-home cardio machine combines the best of a step machine and elliptical to engage muscles in your lower body and upper body. Enjoy long-lasting climbing and striding sessions when you exercise on the steel climber frame that has a maximum user weight of up to 260 lbs.

The SF-E3919 machine combines the best of stepping and striding in one intense movement. Climb to a vertical height of 9 inches and stride a horizontal distance of 7 inches. Engage your upper body to work synchronously with your lower body with each stride as you grasp onto the full-motion handlebars.

The Sunny SF-E3919 features eight levels of magnetic resistance, allowing for easy workouts when you want it, or hard when you need it. Switch up the intensity to boost or lower your challenge based on your comfort level. Engage the 14 lb inertia-ready flywheel to perform challenging strides and climbs with ease.

Use the SF-E3919 multifunctional performance monitor to track important activity details, including your time, distance, RPM, speed, calories burned, and pulse. The display also comes with a preinstalled calendar, thermometer, clock, scan, recovery mode, BMI, and body fat percentage calculator.

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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical | Impressive

If you’re looking for an elliptical trainer with an impressive library of workouts to choose from, the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical might be what the doctor ordered. The Commercial 14.9 Elliptical has more to offer than just a fancy console- notable specs include a 32 lb flywheel, commercial-grade solid steel frame, and one of the best warranties you’re going to find anywhere.

Another way to challenge yourself on this trainer is by using the incline, which ranges from 0 – 20 degrees. The incline is not the same as resistance (resistance makes you work harder and harder to push the pedals down when running). Instead, the incline changes the slope of your elliptical pathway. This helps you to cross-train different muscle groups and get a better workout overall.

And you also get 26 levels of resistance – more than most elliptical trainers give you at this price point. So there’s lots of room to grow with this machine. You also get adjustable foot-pedals. These give you three different toe-heel angles so you can choose the best fit for you.

With a 10″ HD touchscreen display and 35 built-in workouts to choose from, this elliptical is one of the most hi-tech options in its price range. But in case you want more, the large display also pairs perfectly with iFit, giving you access to unlimited, trainer-led workouts.

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