Consumer Reports on Ellipticals ‐ Do They Really Help?
Consumer Reports elliptical exercise machines are fast becoming one of the most popular
ways to exercise at home or in the gym. They combine a very efficient cardiovascular
workout with great muscle toning and conditioning exercises. Although many gymnasiums
have very expensive and efficient elliptical trainers, some people prefer to exercise in the
privacy of their own home, but with such a plethora of machines available for sale it can be
difficult to sort the good from the bad and to know which cross trainer provides not only
the best value for your money but also the best exercise workout and equipment reliability.
What really makes the decision so tough is that not only can there sometimes be a huge
difference in price, but also the specifications can vary enormously between machines.
However, the difference is not always just priced based because there are expensive
ellipticals that are worth the money and expensive ellipticals that are poor performers and
the same is also true on the cheaper end of the market. One of the best ways if you do have
the necessary knowledge to go and buy a well-balanced cross trainer is to read some good
quality consumer reports on ellipticals.
One of the best places to find consumer reports on ellipticals is in the most popular exercise
magazines. These often have reviews of elliptical trainers, but also sometimes ask for
opinions and experiences of members from the general exercising public who have actually
used the machines on a long-term basis. There are also many health and fitness web sites
that have great information on these machines and sometimes consumer web sites will have
an exercise review section where you can see comments that are posted by the readers.
Although it may be tempting if you are in the market for an elliptical trainer to take the
advice of the salesman in your local shop, it is generally a good idea to do a little of your
own research. This can often help you to assess wha