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Finder Retail Awards 2022: Best Home Workout Brand

How well did some of the best known home workout brands fare in our customer survey? We reveal the gold medalists and the other contenders.

Welcome to the Finder Retail Awards 2022: Best Home Workout Brand

Sometimes, the motivation to hit the gym or run around a park just isn’t there. That’s when home workout equipment saves the day. Whether it’s an exercise bike or a treadmill, free weights or a rowing machine, there is plenty of choice for you to get a sweat on.

There are many home workout brands out there so we think it’s important you get the opinion of the people who matter most: the customers who’ve used the products. We asked customers of the major home workout brands to tell us about their experiences. Now we can reveal how they rated them.

Our awards are designed to find home workout brands that excel in 5 categories: value for money, reliability, performance, customer satisfaction and whether they’re worth a recommendation to a friend. The winner had the highest average score on all these categories combined.

Best Home Workout Brand Joint Winner:


Echelon is joint top of the podium with an overall customer score of 4.5 stars out of 5, and 86% of customers would recommend its products to a friend.

Echelon sells a few pieces of exercise equipment, but its showpiece is the Connect Bike. This exercise bike gives you live and on-demand fitness classes, and allows you to track your progress. You can also get the blood pumping with its smart rower, smart treadmill and fitness mirror.

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Best Home Workout Brand Joint Winner:

Life Fitness

Life Fitness also raced ahead of the other brands to claim joint top spot. It received a customer score of 4.5 stars out of 5, and 86% of customers would recommend its products to a friend.

Life Fitness is an American company specialising in exercise bikes and treadmills. It also has equipment you’d normally find in a gym, like cross-trainers, climbers and plate-loaded machines.

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Best Home Workout Brand of 2022 – Customer Voted

BrandOverall customer scoreReliability ratingCustomers who’d recommend (%)Review
Echelon logo★★★★★★★★★★86%Echelon can transform your workout routine with live or on-demand classes from real instructors, so you can make the most of its exercise bikes, treadmills and rowing machines. Read our review
Life Fitness logo★★★★★★★★★★86%Life Fitness has a plethora of gym-like equipment suited for the home, including impressive strength training and advanced cardio machines. Read our review
Reebok logo★★★★★★★★★★82%This universal brand sells a range of treadmills at different price points, plus a load of yoga, boxing, running and training equipment on the side.
NordicTrack logo★★★★★★★★★★82%NordicTrack is an American brand specialising in high-end treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and its ultimate home strength equipment – the Fusion CST.
Peloton logo★★★★★★★★★★76%Peloton made its name through its interactive exercise bike sessions; you could get a sweat on just by watching its adverts.
ProFitness logo★★★★★★★★★★76%ProFitness does it all, from budget folding treadmills to sturdier models that can support more weight. It also makes stepper machines, ellipticals and strength equipment.
Opti logo★★★★★★★★★★71%Opti equipment is sold at Argos and falls into the affordable price range, with free weights, benches, gym balls, treadmills and exercise bikes available.
ProForm logo★★★★★★★★★★54%ProForm makes personal training more personal with instructor-led workouts on its treadmills, rowing machines, ellipticals and exercise bikes.

Customer star ratings methodology

In June 2022, we ran a customer survey about well-known home workout equipment brands. 752 people responded and gave us their opinion on their cross-trainers, exercise bikes, free weights, weight benches, rowing machines and treadmills, which they had purchased in the last 2 years.

The survey asked respondents about their experience with the product they owned and used. They were asked if they found their piece of home workout equipment to be value for money, if it was reliable, if it performed well and if they were satisfied with their overall experience of it (using a 1–5 rating). They were also asked if they would recommend the brand to a friend.

We converted the responses into overall customer score star ratings and used these results to decide our award winners. Where there was a draw in terms of star ratings, we used the recommendation score (the percentage of customers who said they would recommend the brand to a friend) as a tie-breaker.

Full details of how we calculated star ratings for this sector are on our methodology for retail brand customer ratings page.

Home workout brand ratings

★★★★★ — Excellent

★★★★★ — Good

★★★★★ — Average

★★★★★ — Subpar

★★★★★ — Poor

The overall customer score is based on a survey of 752 customers carried out in June 2022.

Learn the details of our methodology and scoring.

We show offers we can track - that's not every product on the market...yet. Unless we've said otherwise, products are in no particular order. The terms "best", "top", "cheap" (and variations of these) aren't ratings, though we always explain what's great about a product when we highlight it. This is subject to our terms of use. When you make major financial decisions, consider getting independent financial advice. Always consider your own circumstances when you compare products so you get what's right for you.

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