The best cross trainer for your home gym
Do away with expensive gym memberships and invest in a cross trainer to get fit at home.
If you’re looking for a full-body workout and you want the convenience of not having to go to a gym, a cross trainer, often known as an elliptical machine, might be the answer.
Cross trainers come with two different functionalities: rear drive or front drive. While the rear drive makes for a more stable machine that provides a workout more akin to running, a front drive machine offers a climbing workout that delivers more impact.
Compare cross trainers for home gyms
|Model name||Best for||Brand||Estimated price||Where to buy|
|JLL CT300 Home Luxury Elliptical Cross Trainer||Best for low budgets||JLL||£179|
|NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Folding Elliptical Cross||Best for small spaces||NordicTrack||£899|
|Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer||Best for intense workouts||Life Fitness||£2,295|
|Hammer Crosstech XTR||Best for beginners||Hammer Crosstech||£395|
|Pro XS Sports 2-in-1 Elliptical Cross Trainer||Best for bargain hunters||Pro XS Sports||£89.99|
|Reebok TX2.0 Cross Trainer||Best for people with sensitive joints||Reebok||£639.99|
|BH Fitness Khronos Generator Elliptical Cross Trainer||Best for long and frequent training sessions||BH Fitness||£1199|
Best cross trainers for home gyms
El 900 Connected Cross Trainer
The Cross Trainer EL 900 is perfect for your toughest workouts.
Cross trainer for beginner to advanced users. Tested and validated for an average use of up to 10 hours a week. The long stride length and smooth movement will take your breath away!
- For beginner, intermediate or advanced users
- 13 kg flywheel for the smoothest pedalling experience
- 24 workout programmes that focus on various goals such as weight loss, performance and toning.
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JLL CT300 Home Luxury Elliptical Cross Trainer
The JLL CT300 delivers the best workout, without breaking the bank.
It offers eight levels of magnetic resistance that allow for quiet and smooth operation. It also comes with an LCD display where you can monitor your heart rate, speed and distance. At under £200, it’s practically a no-brainer.
- 8 levels of magnetic resistance
- 9-function LCD monitor
- Small profile makes it ideal for small spaces
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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Folding Elliptical Cross
This slick looking machine is perfect for home use.
With its sleek design and folding functionality, the NordicTrack SpaceSaver lives up to its name while also offering a full body workout. With 24 pre-programmed workout modes, you’re sure to achieve your fitness goals in no time.
- Monitor your pulse with the EKG handgrips or wirelessly and hands-free with the chest belt
- Use Google Maps routes to replicate real-life runs
- Keep cool with the AutoBreeze training that automatically adjusts its intensity to support yours
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Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Cross Trainer
It may be marketed as an entry-level cross trainer, but don’t be fooled, the Life Fitness E1 is the real deal for self-admitted gym rats.
Life Fitness is synonymous for its commercial gym equipment, and the E1 delivers similar results. This rear-drive elliptical machine offers 20 levels of resistance and the facility to connect it to your smartphone or fitness tracker. And with 14 preset workout routines, you’re guaranteed to work up a sweat.
- 14 preset comprehensive programmes
- Allows for up to four user profiles, so family and friends can save their custom workout settings
- Connects to Android and Apple smartphones and lets you access personalised workouts, real-time workout tracking and third-party fitness apps
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Hammer Crosstech XTR
If you’re just starting out or recovering from an injury, the Hammer Crosstech XTR may be the ideal choice.
This sturdy piece of German engineering offers 16 levels of resistance and just as many preset workouts. It might not have the bells and whistles that other machines offer, but if you want a simple machine that gives you a solid workout, the XTR might be it.
- 16 built-in programs and 16 resistance levels
- LCD display to monitor heart rate and workout statistics
- 16kg magnetic flywheel allows for quiet operation
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