If you want more of a full body workout you should try an elliptical trainer. An elliptical trainer combines an upper and lower body workout. Prices for an elliptical trainer can run you a few hundred dollars to over $5,000. Below are just a few elliptical trainers in the $1,000 - $1,500 price range.
Sole #55 Elliptical Trainers sell for $1,500. You get a machine equipped with a heavy 30 lb flywell, a long 20” stride, and a wireless heart rate control. It will hold up to 350 lbs, includes 16 resistance levels, fixed incline and has a built-in cooling fan and water bottle holder. There are also 5 year parts and 2 year labor warranties available.
New Balance 9.0e Elliptical Trainer sells for around $1,000 and has a very solid feel and comfortable motion. Some of the features are a window LCD display, allowing you to get multiply readings all at once. It will hold up to 300 lbs and the LCD display shows calories burned, distance traveled, pulse monitor, speed and time. The 9.0e has adjustable resistance handle bars, linked arm work out, is programmable, and features water bottle holder. The elliptical has a 10 year frame, 2 year electronics and a 1 year parts warranty.
Sole CE 3.2 Elliptical Trainer runs for $1,500 and is only sold online passing the savings on to you. The CE 3.2 is reliable and the technology combines for a smooth ride every time. Some of the features are a heavy duty flywheel that increases a smooth ride. The trainer automatically adjusts resistance as it monitors your heart rate, LED display allows you to read course profiles, speed, distance, heart rate, calories and resistance levels. Supports up to 300 lbs., features 16 resistance levels and the roller-less design is smooth and silent. The Sole CE 3.2 has a lifetime frame, lifetime braking system, 3 years parts, and 1 year service warranty.
You want to choose an elliptical trainer that fits your stride. You want one that has an elongated elliptical motion and not a circular motion. You also want to look for stability. You don’t want one that is gong to rock back and forth as you workout. If you see a warranty for 90-day part and labor chances are the manufacture knows they will not last much longer then the coverage period. The better the warranty, the more faith the company has in the durability of their machine.