Buying a cross trainer for your home can take a fair bit of an investment, and so you want to be absolutely sure you are making the right buying decision. Below are some tips to help you in making that decision.
What To Look For When Buying A Cross Trainer
- Affordability – The first and most important aspect to consider is whether or not you can afford to buy one. Elliptical machines can be very expensive, but they honestly don’t need to be. You can get a fairly affordable model for a few hundred pounds. Granted the lower end models will not have the amount of features that a mid-level or higher end model will get you but it will be a good start. Something like the York Active would be a good choice if you are looking at an entry-level unit.
- Space – Most X-trainers will take up a reasonable amount of space in your home. So whether you’re going to put it in your living room, dining room, bedroom or your garage, make sure you measure the amount of space you have in the desired area. You can also see the dimensions of the cross trainer on the product pages when buying one.
- Features – The amount and what features you get in the XTrainer you buy will entirely depend on your budget. For the lower end models, you probably will not even get a flywheel or get a light flywheel which will give you a very little amount of resistance. The heavier the flywheel the more resistance you will get, usually the cross trainers with a heavier flywheel will cost you more. These will also give you a very good amount of resistance. There are plenty of other features which you should also look out for; user profiles, the number of pre-programmed workouts, incline, music player, bluetooth connectivity and many many more.
- Commitment – Last, and again, a very important factor to consider is whether you are committed or not. If you are committed, and you will be using the cross trainer regularly, then its definitely a good idea to buy one. But remember, they can be quite expensive, so if you are going to let it be a place to hang your clothes; then it would be more wise to join a gym.
There you have it, some of the best tips to consider when buying the XTrainer.