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Buying An Elliptical

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This easy-to-understand guide was designed to help you get the most bang for your buck so to speak when it comes to your new elliptical purchase. There are many different things to think about before buying a new elliptical, so we broke them down here to help you make the best choice.

Price

For most of us, price is going to be the main factor in our buying decision. Luckily, you can get a good treadmill for less $1,000, which is cheaper than what you would pay for a high quality treadmill.

Figure out what your price range is and then find the highest quality elliptical that meets your requirements within that range.

Don’t forget to shop around for close outs and deals to get the best elliptical for your money. You typically get what you pay for with ellipticals.

Ride

Ellipticals may take a little getting used to. If you’re used to running on a treadmill then you may find an elliptical to be a little awkward at first. Furthermore, every elliptical has a little different stride to it. Hop on the machine and test it before buying to make sure you’re comfortable with the motion.

Features

Ellipticals offer a variety of features so be sure to educate yourself on the common features of the machines in your price range. You may find that a lot of the features are just not necessary, so keep that in mind when making your final purchase. There’s no reason to pay for extra features that you will never use.

Safety

Injuries from gym equipment account for over 1,500 hospital visits each year, so be sure you take safety very seriously. Make sure your machine is sturdy and that you have ample space around it to safely workout. You may want to look into the warranty to see if it provides routine (yearly) maintenance to ensure your machine is in safe working order.

Reviews

Before making a major purchase like an elliptical machine, it’s wise to read what others have to say about it. Amazon.com provides an excellent opportunity for verified users to leave reviews of products. Read through the reviews there to get a better idea of exactly what you’re getting.