When searching to buy fitness equipment, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all the choices available. Today, there are multiple models of cardiovascular and strength-training exercise machines, with numerous options and features. To simplify research, professional reviews can be a convenient method to evaluate several machines at once.
When examining elliptical reviews, first understand that all are not alike â€“ and some may not be legitimate examinations of products, but instead are influenced by advertising or marketing partnerships. Check the following:
1)Â Â Â Is the product actually being reviewed with hands-on testing, or is the review just a listing of specifications?
2)Â Â Â Who is conducting the review â€“ fitness professionals, exercisers, product engineers, or is this not specified? For the most credibility, products should be reviewed by people with expertise.
3)Â Â Â Are the products reviewed all roughly in the same price range? Comparing a $500 treadmill to one thatâ€™s $3000 is not equitable or necessarily reliable.
4)Â Â Â Look at how many reviews are available for the product, and consider more than one if possible.
5)Â Â Â Donâ€™t base your purchase on reviews only, but be sure to use the product yourself in a store to assess how it feels and compare it to others.
Â To give you a sense of what you should look for, hereâ€™s an example of some Octane Fitness elliptical reviews:
Â â€śThis elliptical provides such a variety of total body workouts, including goal programs, like a 10K and half marathonâ€”along with digital heart rate monitoringâ€”that you’re more exhilarated than exhausted afterward.” â€“ Oprah Winfrey on the Q37ci
â€śNo other elliptical machine feels like it does, and it seems incredibly unique. Members love new, exciting offerings, and this provides that from the moment you get on.â€ť â€“ Panel of health club operators and fitness industry consultants, about the LateralX
The Q47c is a repeat Best Buy selection, because no other model has a better combination of quality construction, smooth performance and premium features. We found this model to have the smoothest movement among models that have an automatic stride-adjustment range of 18-26 inches.â€ť â€“ Consumers Digest
â€śThe top-rated Octane Fitness Q37ci is solidly built, has four heart rate programs, comes with a chest strap heart-rate monitor and earned very high marks for safety.â€ť â€“ Consumer Reports
â€śFor those looking for the ultimate cross trainer, look no further than the xR6 units.â€ť â€“ FitnessProfessorReview.com, about the xRide recumbent ellipticals
Reviews can be helpful guides, but ultimately you should purchase the product that feels the best to you and meets your needs â€“ and one that you will use regularly!