Selecting the Right Elliptical Trainer for Your Fitness Needs

Selecting the Right Elliptical Trainer for Your Fitness Needs

To select the right elliptical trainer for your fitness needs, you must first decide what it is you are striving for. If you are looking to improve your cardiovascular strength, you will want an elliptical trainer that is stronger in the cardiovascular training. For toning and strengthening, you will want an elliptical that works for both the upper and lower muscle groups.


You will also want to determine why it is that you want an elliptical trainer. There are two good reasons to get an elliptical: They work very well and they are less stressful on your joints. More traditional treadmills can be harder on your joints and may end up hurting you more than helping.


The level of quality for an elliptical trainer will also affect the price – the higher the quality, the higher the price usually. Before you purchase an elliptical trainer, you will want to determine how often you will use the equipment and for how long in each session. Space is also important as some of the larger elliptical trainers may cost more, but may not necessarily be of a quality level you want. You will want equipment that is able to handle your weight and the amount of time you want to spend working out on a daily basis. Get started with the Precor EFX427 Precision TM Series Elliptical or the Horizon Evolve 5 Elliptical.


The choice of elliptical trainers is also affected by the person who is going to be using it most. You cannot normally purchase an elliptical for anyone other than yourself, because you do not know what the other person will need. However, if your significant other will be using this machine as well, it is a good idea for you to shop together and make a mutual decision on the equipment.


Though you will be using the equipment to reduce your body weight, your initial weight should be taken into consideration when choosing the equipment. Your weight will how well the equipment will work. It is a good course to increase the quality level of the equipment by one for every 50 pounds over 200. The quality level will also increase based on the amount of time you intend to spend on the trainer on a daily basis.


It is also important to consider how many people will be using the elliptical trainer on a daily basis. It is standard for two users and most consoles of elliptical trainers allow for two profiles to be created and personalize routines. Each additional person over two should increase the quality level by one. Also, consider that the heaviest person should drive the level of quality you purchase.


The knowledgeable and friendly staff at any of our Louisiana and Mississippi stores can assist you with choosing the quality level that will benefit you and your family best. They will also be able to give you multiple machines to choose from so that all of your fitness needs are meet and you are able to reach your fitness goals. We look forward to assisting you and hope to see you soon.