Elliptical Trainers or Cross-Trainers

A stationary exercise machine(Elliptical Trainers or cross-trainers also called an X-trainer). They are used to simulate stair climbing, walking, or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints. This approach is often considered to decrease the risk of impact injuries. For this reason, people with some injuries can use an elliptical to stay fit, as the low impact is reduced.

Elliptical Trainer

Definition:

An elliptical trainer or cross-trainer (also called an X-trainer) is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate stair climbing, walking, or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries.

Elliptical trainers offer a non-impact cardiovascular workout that can vary from light to high intensity. The workout can be based on the speed of the exercise and the resistance preference set by the user. Elliptical trainers are primarily driven by the user’s legs. Most are combination designs having handle-levers attached to each pedal-link to enable some burden on the arms. This also provides a secondary source of driving power.

The user grips the handles below shoulder height and pushes and pulls the arms while shuffling the feet back and forth within elliptically-shaped paths. Thus the oscillating handle-motions are dependent on – and coordinated with – the constrained pedal-motions. Some poorly designed machines are too dependent on the user’s leg power. These can often produce excessive handle speeds due to mechanical ratios. Also, they do not provide enough mechanical advantage to the handle-levers. Consequently, such machines might feel to the user as if his arms are simply “going along for the ride” rather than performing a meaningful portion of the work. Better models of elliptical trainers offer a more balanced – or even harmonious – combination of arm and leg exercise in useful, proper ratios.

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    Body Sculpture BE5920 Fan Elliptical Trainer

    Combine the motions of jogging, skiing, stepping and cycling – four exercises in one
    Handlebars can be used in a duel action or static mode, to allow simultaneous upper body workout
    Manual adjustable tension dial for varied exercise resistance

    not rated £249.99 £130.49
  • Bodymax E60 Elliptical Home Exercise Cross Trainer

    15 programmes
    Hand grip and telemetric heart rate receiver
    Upper and lower body workout

    not rated £299.00
  • Charles Bentley 2 In 1 Orbitrac Elliptical Air Resistance Cross Trainer Exercise Bike Cardio Home Gym Workout

    Features: Orbitrac 2 in 1 elliptical trainer, Low impact exercise, Plastic flywheel, Multi-functional LCD display: scan, time, speed, distance, Smooth and silent belt transmission system, Non-slip feet, Handlebar heart rate sensors, High quality tubular steel construction, Dual action elliptical handlebars, In-built wheels for easy transportation
    Materials: Steel, Plastic, Foam
    Dimensions: H90cm x W64 x D155cm

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    Charles Bentley Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainer Cardio Workout Handlebar Heart Rate Sensors

    Features: • This crosstrainer represents a low impact exercise • Multifunction LCD display: scan, time, speed, distance, calories, pulse • 8 level magnetic resistance • 4kg flywheel • Non-slip feet • Handlebar heart rate sensors • High quality tubular steel construction • Dual action elliptical handlebars
    Materials: • Steel • Plastic
    Dimensions: L100 x W54 x H152cm

    not rated £149.99 £129.99
  • Confidence 2 in 1 Elliptical Cross Trainer & Bike

    Get in shape now in the comfort of your own home
    Provides a total body, low-impact, cardiovascular workout (legs, hips, buttocks, arms and shoulders)
    Four function on board computer (time, speed, distance and calories)

    not rated £89.99
  • Confidence Elliptical Cross Trainer with Computer – Black/Silver – Cadio Exercise / Home Gym Workout

    Get in shape now in the comfort of your own home with the latest in fitness technology!
    Provides a total body, low-impact, cardiovascular workout! (legs, hips, buttocks, arms & shoulders)
    4 function on board computer (Time, Speed, Distance and Calories).

    not rated £79.99
  • Confidence Fitness MKII Pro Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer

    Get in shape now in the comfort of your own home! Adjustable magnetic resistance
    The ultimate machine – the ultimate workout, Provides a lower body, low-impact, cardiovascular workout! (legs, hips, buttocks), Burns 6 times more calories than walking
    Functions: Scan, Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Hand Pulse, Body Fat (Sex, Age, Height, Weight), 3pc crank

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  • DKN AirTrainer XC-220i Elliptical Cross Trainer

    Zero-Impact Workouts On This Motion Trainer Ensure Comfort & Protect Your Joints As You Work Hard
    Top-Quality Fitness Machine With Ergonomic Hybrid Body-Balance Design Mimicking Running Motion
    Low Q Factor, Long Stride Length & Dual Guide Rails Deliver Extremely Smooth Elliptical Action

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    Finnlo Loxon Long Stride Cross Trainer

    FINNLO is a well established European Quality Brand comparable to Kettler, 3 YEAR WARRANTY ON PARTS
    Enhanced LCD Display with 16 Programs including 4 heartrate controled, 32 resistance levels and 4 user memory
    Especially narrow ‘Q factor’ housing design places your feet closer together for much more natural leg movement

    not rated £899.00 £749.00
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    Fitnessform® P1100 Cross Trainer 2-in-1 Fitness Elliptical Exercise Bike (New Model)

    Fitnessform X10 2-in-1 Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike – SPACE SAVER – Super Compact – Super Lite (30KG / 98(H) x 23(W) x 45(L)CM) – Easy removable Seat column & Console column + saves valuable living Space – Call Customer Care TODAY on 020 8123 4392 for details + Multi Action Adjustable Swing arms, horizontal vertical seat adjustment + Maximum: 110kgs User weight capacity + New Summer 2015 ergonomic cross trainer design.
    Low Impact Cardio Machine compared to any other Fitness Machines on the Market. Gentle on your Joints.
    2 Years Warranty on Frame + Parts.

    not rated £349.99 £139.99
  • Hammer Crosstech XTR Programmable Cross Trainer – White/Black

    German brand HAMMER has been established in European for over 100 years
    Heavy 16 Kg magnetic flywheel for ultimate smoothness
    Sturdy construction with max. user weight: 130 Kg (20.5 Stones)

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    JTX Strider-X7 MAGNETIC CROSS TRAINER.

    Large colour touch screen console. 21 programs including heart rate control, hill, interval or fat burning.
    Provides an outstanding low impact, full body, workout. Features a 16 inch stride length and a 12.5kg flywheel for a quiet, smooth and stable movement. Plus polar compatible wireless chest strap.
    16 levels of magnetic resistance and quick start buttons. Integrated pulse receiver. Programmable console and the ability to save up to 4 of your own workout programmes. Non-slip adjustable pedals. Transport castors at front of machine. Adjustable floor pads for uneven surfaces. Body fat and pulse measurement.

    not rated £629.00 £475.00