Octane is a company that specializes in producing ellipticals exclusively. For that reason, the stride and handlebar movement on the Octane Q35x are among some of the smoothest and most natural elliptical machines available. The Octane Q35x is a great well rounded elliptical trainer, used and loved by all types of users, from personal trainers to your average home user. The welded steel frame and relatively simple design make for an extremely durable machine. The Q35x offers a broad range of exercises, with 5 preset programs to accommodate everyone’s separate needs. It has unique wide pedals to endure comfort and reduce stress on your joints. Octane didn’t cut any corners when it comes to safety either, featuring a self-contained design to the console and pedal lockout for children.
- 8 separate workout programs
- Great display screen size
- Oversized pedals
- Ready rack, accessory tray
- Mom Mode – Safety lock
Bodyguard is a Canadian company that has been one of the most trusted brand names in the fitness industry since the 1960s. The release of the E-40 revolutionized the elliptical market because of the machine’s space-saving footprint, heavy flywheel, and ease of operation. This elliptical is about five feet long, making it ideal for even the smallest of workout rooms. The 50-pound flywheel allows the user to complete efficient high intensity interval training workouts and provides a wide range of resistance levels. The console features a streamlined design; and resistance is controlled by turning a dial (similar to a spin bike) making operation remarkably simple. Bodyguard makes some of the highest quality ellipticals on the market and they stand behind their machines by providing one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry; covering 10 years of parts and 3 years of labor. Combine the space—efficiency, durability, and simplicity of this machine, and you get one of the top-performing ellipticals available today.
- Consumer Reports Best Buy 2023
- Best Warranty in the Industry
- Compact Footprint
- 50 Pound Flywheel
- Ease of Operation
If size is one of the most important factors contributing to your elliptical decision, then it would be foolish to overlook the Kettler Unix E. It boasts the most compact footprint of any elliptical on the market, at less than five feet long and merely two feet wide. Another feature that makes this elliptical stand out from its competitors is the wide range of resistance levels it offers. With over 75 resistance levels, the Unix E allows the user to make gradual adjustments to the tension which provides plenty of room for progression and is also perfect for injury rehabilitation. The console offers 48 programs to ensure that the workouts will stay fresh and 4 user profiles to simplify the operation of the machine. Combining German engineering, exceptional smoothness, and an unparalleled footprint, Kettler’s Unix E is in serious contention for the title of best compact elliptical.
- High Quality German Engineering
- Smallest Elliptical Available
- Wide Range of Resistance Levels
- Extensive Programming Options
- Smooth and Quiet