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9 Best Seated Elliptical Machines in 2020

If you are looking for a low impact exercising machine, consider any of these seated elliptical machines.  In my experience, a sit down elliptical is the perfect exercising machine for rehabilitation or for anyone looking to protect their knees, hips and back while working out.

In this review, we’ve covered the best 9 recumbent trainers starting with the top-rated Teeter Freestep cross trainer. Here is a quick look at our top three.

Editor's Choice
Teeter FreeStep Recumbent…
Under Desk Option
Cubii Pro Seated Under Desk…
For Rehab
Nustep TRS 4000 Recumbent…
Teeter FreeStep Recumbent...
Cubii Pro Seated Under Desk...
Nustep TRS 4000 Recumbent...
• Digital console • Adjustable resistance • Adjustable seat • Magnetic linkage system
• 8 resistance levels • Low impact • Steel frame
• 10 resistance levels • 17-inch stride • Swivel seat • Adjustable arms
User Capacity
300 lbs
300 lbs
400 lbs
Editor's Choice
Teeter FreeStep Recumbent…
Teeter FreeStep Recumbent...
• Digital console • Adjustable resistance • Adjustable seat • Magnetic linkage system
User Capacity
300 lbs
Under Desk Option
Cubii Pro Seated Under Desk…
Cubii Pro Seated Under Desk...
• 8 resistance levels • Low impact • Steel frame
User Capacity
300 lbs
For Rehab
Nustep TRS 4000 Recumbent…
Nustep TRS 4000 Recumbent...
• 10 resistance levels • 17-inch stride • Swivel seat • Adjustable arms
User Capacity
400 lbs

Best Seated Elliptical Machines in 2020 


+ Digital console

+ Adjustable resistance

+ Adjustable seat

+ Magnetic linkage system

+ Water bottle holder

+ Transport wheels


+ Size: 54 x 38 x 52.5 inches

+ Weight: 133 pounds

+ User capacity: 300 lbs

+ Warranty: 2 years

Founded over 40 years, Teeter is a US based company that produced some of the best low impact fitness equipment on the market. Their products include gravity inversion boots, bikes, back decompression tables, elliptical machines and more.

The LT3 elliptical by Teeter is a unique, low impact sitting elliptical machine. It offers most of the features you’ll find on premium ellipticals such as the Nu Step elliptical at an affordable price. Let’s have a quick look at some of the features.

The LT3 seated elliptical is designed to minimize impact on your joints, hip and back while exercising. It is equipped with a magnetic resistance system that allows for smooth motion, reducing impact on your body.

This magnetic system works quietly, allowing you to watch your favorite program while working out from the comfort of your living room.

For your comfort, this Teeter Freestep recumbent cross trainer and elliptical has several features.

One; a well-padded seat with a backrest. The seat is wide enough to accommodate most users. It is also height adjustable, using a spring-loaded adjustment knob, to accommodate users of different heights.

This seat can also recline in 3 different positions, so you can find your sweet spot for maximum muscle engagement.

For the pedals, you get wide, slip-resistant pedals that move without much effort. These pedals work smoothly, taking load off your joints and back.

The LT3 sit down elliptical also features suregrip front handles. These are coated with rubber material which is sweat-resistant. The handles isolate upper body muscles and work your triceps, biceps, back and chest.

Lastly, you’ll also get to enjoy the easy-to-use, easy-to-read digital console that helps you monitor time, distance, calorie burn and speed.  

What we liked

  • Handles on the seat sides help with stability and engaging different muscles
  • Pedals with tread overlay for traction and cushioning
  • Has multiple resistance levels for intense workouts
  • Comes with a water bottle holder
  • Transport wheels make it easy to move this recumbent elliptical machine

What we didn’t like 

  • Doesn’t have workout programs

More on the Teeter Free Step Machine

2. Proform Hybrid Trainer

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+ iFit Ready

+ EKG Pulse sensors

+ 16 levels of resistance

+ 2-in-1 design

+ 15-inch elliptical stride

+ Built-in sounds system

+ Adjustable pedals

+ Transport wheels


+ Size: 60.5 x 24.5 x 70.5 inches

+ Weight: 116.8 pounds

+ User capacity: 350 lbs

+ Warranty: 5 years frame, 90 days labor and parts

If you are looking for a seated elliptical machine with workout programs, we recommend this Proform Hybrid trainer.

First off, it features a unique 2-in-1 design. You can use this trainer as a bike or as an elliptical trainer. This not only saves you space but also money. It also ensures you get to work out your upper and lower body.

For programs, the Proform Hybrid Trainer is iFit ready. The iFit app allows you to mix-up your workout, so there is never a boring workout day.

With iFit membership you get access to a vast library of workout videos designed for users of different fitness levels, personalized training from world class trainers and you can create your own workout route using Google Maps.

Also, iFit allows trainers access to your machine, changing the resistance level, speed and more to help you meet your fitness goals faster.

When it comes to this sitting elliptical’s pedal, users get to enjoy wide, adjustable pedals. You can adjust them to suit your height whether you are using the elliptical side or the bike side.

For handles, you get three sets. Two on the front and another on each side of the seat. The front handles offer a firm, sweat-resistant gripping surface. One set comes with built-in pulse sensors that help you monitor your heart rate.

Lastly, to ensure you are hydrated during your routines, this hybrid trainer comes with an easy to reach water bottle holder. This Proform sit down elliptical trainer is ideal for users up to 350 lbs.

What we liked

  • Offers 16 levels of resistance to accommodate users in different workout groups
  • Ideal for users up to 350 lbs
  • Transport wheel make portability easy
  • Comes with a strong warranty; up to 5 years
  • Easy to use monitor with built-in speakers

What we didn’t like

  • Doesn’t have a cooling fan
  • Labor and part warranty is short (90 days)

3. Cubii Pro Seated Elliptical

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+ 8 resistance levels

+ Low impact

+ Steel frame

+ Small foot print

+ Bluetooth tracking


+ Size: 22.8 x 17.2 x 9.8 inches

+ Weight: 27 lbs

+ Warranty: 1 year

+ Color: Black

Cubii is dedicated to making fitness easier and enjoyable. Their seated elliptical series includes the Cubii Pro, Cubii Elite and the Cubii JR. in a recent article of pedal exercisers for seniors,  we looked at one of these devices.

In this list, we’ve included the Pro model because it has more features to offer than its sibling.

The Cubii Pro is designed to target

  • Abs and core
  • Hips and glutes
  • Quads and calves muscles

With a durable steel frame, this Cubii seated elliptical can handle up to 300 lbs.

Its sleek and compact design allows it to fit perfectly under most desks. It features wide pedals with non-slip surface to keep your feet in place.

Another feature you’ll enjoy is the smooth and quiet operation. You can work out from the comfort of your home while working or watching a program.

Also, the Cubii Pro elliptical offers 8 levels of resistance. What this means for you is you can use the unit as a beginner and still experience an intense workout as an intermediate or seasoned athlete.

You’ll find an easy-to-reach knob that will allow you to switch between resistance levels. The machine is designed to switch between levels smoothly.

Also, the Cubii Pro is Bluetooth enabled. This allows you pair the machine with your smart phone, FitBit, and Apple Health Kit.

This then enables you to set goals and track your metrics.

With this sit down elliptical, you can work out from home without disrupting your routine. What more could you wish for?

What we liked

  • Connects to Fitbit, Apple Health Kit and to smart phones so you can track strides, calories burned, time, speed and RPM
  • Heavy-duty design ensures the machine is stable
  • Comes with a carry handle for portability
  • Provides low impact exercising so your joints won’t be stressed

What we didn’t like

  • A bit heavy to move around
  • Costs more than other under desk elliptical but worth every penny

You may like: Elliptical bike combo machines for your home gym. 

4. HCI Fitness Physiostep Seated Cross Trainer

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+ 17 workout programs

+ 16 levels of resistance

+ Recumbent seat

+ LCD display

+ Semi-elliptical motion

+ Adjustable handles

+ Heart rate sensors


+ Size: 64 x 27 x 51 inches

+ Weight: 185 lbs

+ User capacity: 330 lbs

+ User height: 4’10” – 6’4”

+ Power: 110 – 220 V

+ Warranty: Frame lifetime, parts 3 years, labor 1 year

If you are looking for an elliptical to aid you in physical therapy, you won’t go wrong with any elliptical by HCI Fitness. This brand offers some of the best physical therapy equipment including the best low impact treadmills, total body trainers, rowers, stretching tables and more.

The PhysioStep LTD recumbent elliptical machine is ideal for people recovering from back, hip, and knee surgery. This bike needs some assembling. You only have to attach the monitor, arms and seat. There is a manual to guide you through the process.

It features a step-through frame that allows users to get on and off the bike without straining their knees and back.

Its frame is quite sturdy and large enough to accommodate users between 4’10 to 6’4”. To handle different types of users, this elliptical recumbent machine comes with some adjustable features.

First, its seat comes with a backrest and is adjustable forward and backward in 14 different positions. The seat is well-padded for user comfort and comes with side handlebars for user stability.

These handlebars are fitted with pulse sensors that will help you monitor your heart rate.

Another adjustable feature is the front handlebars. You can turn them to different handles for proper gripping. Also, the handlebars move with the pedals to allow for upper body exercising.

Speaking of pedals, this HCI Fitness seated elliptical trainer comes with large foot pedals with straps for easy fitting. The surface is textured, providing a firm grip surface for different types of exercise shoes.

The LTD physical therapy elliptical is powered by a poly belt drive system. This system works smoothly and is whisper quiet, allowing users to exercising while watching TV or listening to their favorite podcast.

Lastly, this elliptical trainer comes with an easy-to-use, backlit monitor where you can track your progress, change resistance levels, choose a workout program and keep an eye on your heart rate.

What we liked

  • Offer 16 levels of resistance and 17 workout programs for guided and intense workouts
  • Seat adjustable and can recline for user comfort
  • Monitor backlit and easy-to-use
  • Comes with a strong warranty

What we didn’t like

  • Somewhat expensive but it’s a good machine for rehabilitation

5. Nustep TRS 4000 Recumbent Elliptical

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+ 10 resistance levels

+  17-inch stride

+  Swivel seat

+  Adjustable arms

+  Easy-to-use monitor

+  Large pedals

+  Adjustable seat


+ Size: 60 x 28 x 43 inches

+ Weight: 205 lbs

+ User capacity: 400 lbs

+ Warranty: 1 year parts

The Nustep TRS 4000 is an elliptical trainer designed for the elderly and for people in need of physical therapy. This high-end machine has a lot of awesome features to enjoy.

First, its frame is made of 14 gauge heavy-duty frame. What this means is your machine will last for years. Also, it’s more stable compared to other seated elliptical machines.

This heavy-duty frame can handle up to 400lbs, making it one of the best elliptical for heavy people.

This long stride elliptical comes with a well-padded seat for user comfort. The seat also swivels, 360 degrees, to make it easy for users to get on and off the machine.

The seat is also adjustable forward and backward to accommodate users of different heights. We recommend the Nustep TRS 4000 sitting elliptical for users between 4’6” to 6’4”.

Another feature users enjoy is the large pedals that are textured to keep users secure. The pedals move swiftly and smoothly, ensuring no stress on joints and back.

To ensure you get the best workout experience, this bike offers 10 resistance levels. The levels allow for warm up exercising, intense exercising as well as cool down exercising.

You choose and change the resistance levels via the easy-to-read digital monitor that automatically turns on when you get on this seated elliptical trainer. The monitor also help you monitor steps, time, and calories burned.

What we liked

  • Arms are adjustable and well-padded for comfort
  • Has a higher weight capacity than other recumbent elliptical machines
  • Textured foot pedals keep feet secure
  • Comes with transport wheels for portability

What we didn’t like

  • Has fewer workout programs compared to the HCI Fitness LXT-700 elliptical
  • Recumbent elliptical benefits

6. Sunny Health & Fitness EZ Stride Auto Assist Elliptical

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+ 3 levels of resistance

+ Auto timer

+ 6-inch stride

+ Reverse pedaling

+ Non-slip pedals

+ Digital monitor

+ Carry handle

+ Glide wheels


+ Size: 15 x 20 x 10.5 inches

+ Weight: 16.5 lb

+ User capacity: 220 lbs

+ Warranty: 1 year

In the world of fitness equipment, Sunny Health & Fitness is undoubtedly the ‘King’ of fitness equipment. Their equipment are not only durable, they are also user friendly, and affordable.

For example, we recent reviewed an arm ergonometer by this brand. The top-rated bike met most requirement users wanted on an arm bike. We are sure the SF-E3626 will also meet your needs.

This elliptical trainer features a simple but stylish design. No assembling is required. Just take it out of the box and start exercising.

Its frame is made of durable steel with a carry handle for portability. This under desk elliptical operates with 120V power. All you have to do is plug and exercise.

You can use it on auto mode or manual mode. Both modes offer 3 resistance levels; low, medium and high. This machine works quietly, making it perfect for office use or exercising while reading or watching TV.

The automatic mode comes with an autotimer that turns the machine off if it stays for 30 minutes without use (idle)

To help you track your progress, it comes with an easy-to-read digital display. You can monitor your steps.

What we liked

  • Allows for reverse pedaling
  • Comes with a Free non-skid mat to keep the machine in place while exercising
  • Has a carry handle for portability
  • Can be used manually and as a motorized elliptical
  • Does not need assembling

What we didn’t like

  • Monitor does not show calories burned, speed, or time.

7. Octane Fitness XR6 Classical Sitting Elliptical

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+ 20 resistance levels

+ 43 onboard programs

+ Multi-grip handlebars

+ Large LCD display

+ Step-through design

+ Adjustable seat

+ Workout programs


+ Size: 71 x 35 x 60 inches

+ Weight: 291 pounds

+ User capacity: 300 lbs

+ Warranty: Lifetime for frame, 5 years for parts, 1 year for labor

One of the brands that can hold candle to HCI Fitness is Octane Fitness. From standing ellipticals to cross trainers to seated elliptical trainers, this brand is dedicated to providing high-quality and durable fitness equipment for users of different ages and sizes.

The Octane Xr6 features an unbeatable design and offers loads of features.

One of the features we loved is its step-through design. Like the HCI elliptical trainer above, all you have to do is step-in, workout, and step out. No hassle. No straining.

Its frame is large, 71 x 35 x 60 inches (180 x 90 x 152cm) and will require you to set aside enough to place it. Fortunately, it comes with front wheels that make it easy to move around.

For your comfort, this sitting elliptical trainer features a well-padded seat with a backrest. The seat is height adjustable in 20 positions and can tilt in 5 different positions. On each side of the seat you’ll find a handle that you are to hold for stability while exercising.

Also, these handles are integrated with pulse sensors that help you monitor the heart rate while exercising.

To ensure your workouts are never boring, this recumbent elliptical offers 43 preset workout programs and 20 resistance levels. These programs will ensure your muscles keep working and your heart pumping.

Lastly, you get access to the Octane App that allow you to track your progress, set goals, and workout smart.

What we liked

  • Has a strong warranty
  • Ideal for whole body workout
  • Fitness programs ensure your workouts are interesting
  • Seat adjustable to accommodate different sized users

What we didn’t like

  • Machine is heavy

8. Xterra Fitness RSX1500 Seated Stepper

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+ Dual action design 

+ Magnetic resistance

+ Low impact action

+ 24 workout programs

+ Rotatable handles

+ 13-inch stride

+ Pulse sensors

+ MP3 speaker

+ Resistance levels


+ Size: 52 x 14 x 50 inches

+ Weight: 132 pounds

+ User capacity: 300 lbs

+ Warranty: Frame lifetime, parts 3 years, labor 1 year

Offering 24 diverse workout programs, the Xterra Fitness RSX1500 seated elliptical is a fitness machine that will ensure you stay motivated and reach your fitness goals with ease.

There are five reasons why this sitting elliptical stands out from the rest

Dual action: This recumbent elliptical is a dual action exercise machine. It’s designed to work the upper body and lower body. The pedaling motion works the lower body while the handle motion works the upper body. With this recumbent elliptical you can work multiple muscles simultaneously

Programs: If you want guided workouts, the RSX1500 is the machine for you. It offers 24 on-board workout programs. This includes 5 heart rate programs and 4 custom programs.

Comfort: The Xterra Fitness RSX1500 sit down elliptical is designed with the user’s comfort in mind. It features a mesh back seat that well-padded. Also, the sides of the seats come with handlebars for your stability during exercising. The front handlebars are adjustable to accommodate users of different heights.

Leg motion: Under desk elliptical machines are great but do not offer a wide stride range. Most offer up to 5 inches. The RXS1500 offers a 13-inch stride range which is ideal even for taller users.

User capacity: This sitting elliptical can handle up to 300 lbs (136 kg) which makes it a great option for heavy users.

There you have it, 5 reasons why this Xterra elliptical is a great pick. And there is more.

Other features you’ll enjoy include the built-in speakers, pulse sensors to monitor your heart rate, and pedals with straps for your safety.

So, if you are looking for a low impact seated elliptical, the RSX1500 by Xterra Fitness is a great pick.

What we liked

  • Comes with a strong warranty; lifetime for frame
  • Dual action allows for upper and low body workouts
  • 24 resistance levels ensure your workouts are always intense for fast recovery and weight loss
  • Steel frame and wide base ensure your stability during workouts

What we didn’t like

  • Heavy to move around


9. HCI Fitness PhysioStep LXT-700 Recumbent Cross Trainer

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+ Low-impact stepping

+  360-degree swivel seat

+  32 levels of resistance

+  Built-in seat handles

+ Ortho hand grip

+  USB port

+  9-inch LCD monitor

+  20 workout programs


+ Size: 60 x 40 x 30 inches

+ Weight: 210 pounds

+ User capacity: 400 lbs

+ Power: 110 – 120V

+ User height: 4’6” to 6’4”

+ Warranty: Frame lifetime, parts 3 years, labor 1 year

Without a double, the HCI Fitness PhysioStep LXT-700 is the best seated elliptical for seniors.

The first feature that makes it ideal for the elderly is the simple step-through design which makes it easy on and off the machine. Also, its seat can swivel, 360 degrees to be exact.

This swivel motion makes it easy for wheelchair users to access this sit down elliptical without any hassle. All you have to do is turn the chair to the right direction, get on, workout, turn and get off.

The front part of the LXT-700 recumbent elliptical consists of a 9-inch colored LCD monitor that allows you to track your progress, choose workout programs and resistance levels, and also, has a USB port where you can download all your reports.

You also get ortho grip handlebars. What this means for you is you can adjust/change the handlebars’ position to different angles. This helps you work out different muscles in your handles.

For the pedals, you get large pedals with heel cups for your feet’s comfort and security. These pedals allow for linear motion stepping which ensures the exercises do not stress your hips, joints and back.

The pedals also feature straps to keep your feet in place while exercising.

Last but not least, the HCI PhysioStep LXT-700 seated elliptical offers 32 levels of resistance and 20 workout programs. This powerful combo ensures you get low impact intense workouts.

What we liked

  • Frame crafted using steel for durability
  • Warranty is strong
  • This recumbent elliptical has transport wheels for portability
  • Built-in programs that offer warm up as well as intense exercises
  • Comes with a built-in tablet holder
  • Ideal for users up to 400 lbs

What we didn’t like

  • Costly but worth every penny

10. Ativafit Under Desk Elliptical

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+ Compact design

+ Anti-slip pedals

+ Built-in monitor

+ Adjustable tension dial

+ Stable base


+ Size: 19 x 22 x 51 inches

+ Weight: 25 lbs

+ User capacity: 220 lbs

+ Color: Gray

The Ativafit elliptical is the best semi-recumbent elliptical for any user on a budget. Made of steel, this compact machine can fit right under your desk so you can exercise as you work.

The semi-recumbent feature means you can use it while seated or standing.

Like most seated elliptical machines, it uses magnetic resistance to provide users with low impact pedaling motions.

Speaking of pedals, you get large, textured pedals. The textured surface provides a firm grip surface for your shoes.

The pedals work smoothly and quietly, allowing you to work out early morning or late night without disturbing others and also protecting your knees, hips, and joints.

The Ativafit sitting elliptical machine offers an easy-to-read digital monitor. It helps you keep track of 5 vital metrics; time, distance, steps, calories burned, and speed.

Lastly, this recumbent elliptical machine offers adjustable resistance training. This means you can increase or reduce the intensity of your exercising per your needs.

What we liked

  • The Ativafit mini elliptical trainer comes with a wide base to ensure user stability during exercising
  • Fits under the desk for at work use
  • Operates quietly and smoothly, allowing you to work out as you watch TV or read

What we didn’t like

  • Can handle up to 220 lbs only

Recumbent elliptical benefits

A sitting elliptical has the same benefits as a standing elliptical. Here are some of the benefits you’ll get by using this machine

  • Whole body workout

If you want a machine that will target your upper body as well as lower body, this is the machine to use. When you pedal using a sit down elliptical, the pedaling motion works your lower body; quads, hamstrings and thighs.

The pedaling motion also moves the handlebars while helps work your upper body; shoulders, arms, chest and core. Some of these machines come with workout programs that will guide you on working out different muscles.

  • Low impact exercising

After an injury or as you age, you need fitness machines that will protect your body from further stress during exercise. We recently reviewed some awesome shock absorbing treadmills here. Any of the units on this list will ensure your knees, joints, and back are protected while exercising.

  • Easy to access

First off, exercising is not an easy discipline. Most of us struggle with our routines. A good elliptical should be easy to get on/off and should work smoothly, making fitness easier.  Our top picks above use magnetic resistance, some feature a simple step-through design, while others come fully assembled allowing you to start working out immediately.

  • Improves cardiovascular health

A huge percentage of the population is in jobs that require little to no movement. This sedentary lifestyle often leads to cardiovascular disease.

To improve your cardiovascular health, opt for an under desk sitting elliptical to use at work and a recumbent elliptical to use at home for upper and lower body exercising.

  • Reduces inflammation

Some types of inflammation are caused by low blood pressure. Exercising on an elliptical hiit trainer will help boost your blood circulation, reducing inflammation. This will also help keep your organs healthier and bones stronger.

How to choose a Sitting Elliptical Machine

Choosing an elliptical trainer from the many offerings on the market is not easy. However, our team prepared this list of things to consider while choosing an elliptical machine to make the process easier and faster.

  • Frame construction

The way a machine feels while exercising is dependent on the type of frame. Most elliptical machines come with varying resistance levels; the higher the resistance level the higher the energy/force required. You need to look for a machine that can handle the force.

One of the best ways to know if a machine has a durable frame is to check its weight. Opt for one with a heavy frame. Also, ensure the base is wide for stability.

  • Resistance levels

Why do I need resistance levels? Resistance ensures your workouts are never ‘easy’. A good unit offers adjustable resistance so you can warm up for a few minutes, then proceed to a higher resistance level for more intense workouts, then reduce the intensity for cool downs.

There are two ways you can adjust resistance; one via a knob, this is mostly for under desk ellipticals and through the control console for the recumbent units. We recommend you pick one that best suits your needs.

  • Seat

Under desk ellipticals are straight forward. For office use, pick one that fits under your desk perfectly and remember to use the right chair. When choosing a recumbent trainer, check on the seat’s adjustability and padding. The adjustability feature allows other people in your home to use the machine comfortably while the padding ensures your comfort. For the backrest, you can opt to go for a fully padded option or a mesh backrest, depending on where you live.

  • Stride length

The simplest way to describe stride length is the maximum distance or space between the two pedals on your machine. Most under desk elliptical machines, you get around 5 inches. This is why these machines are great for office use since they don’t take up much space.

The recumbent units offer up to 17-inch strides and would be most suited for home gyms.  

  • Moving or stationary arms

When it comes to sit down ellipticals, depending on the brand, a unit can has stationary or moving arms. As a team, we opted for units with moving arms since they offer more intense workouts especially for the upper body.

  • Control panel

You want an elliptical machine with an easy-to-use, easy-to-read control panel. The mini elliptical machines on this list come with a monitor that allow you to track your calories burned, time, speed, and distance.

The other recumbent options provide easy-to-use control panels that allow you to change resistance levels, track your progress, set goals and more.

Choose a machine with the control panel that best meets your needs.

  • Warranty

The last thing you want to keep an eye on is the warranty. Mini elliptical trainers come with shorter warranties between 1 year and two years.

Recumbent elliptical units have more parts, more programs, and cost more. Most brand offer lifetime warranty on the frame and between 3 – 5 years on the parts.

Before you choose a unit, check on the manufacturer’s warranty.


How many calories can you burn on a seated elliptical?

According to this study working out on an elliptical is better than doing most exercises. Working out on an elliptical trainer for 30 minutes will help you burn up to 250 calories. To burn more calories, ensure to work out for longer and also observe your diet

Which is better recumbent bike or elliptical?

Honestly, there isn’t much difference between this two exercising machines. A recumbent elliptical allow you to mimic the running motion. An elliptical is great for anyone recovering from injury or for the elderly. A recumbent bike is ideal for beginners.

Does elliptical tone buttocks?

Yes, an elliptical trainer can tone your butt. The best way to tone your body is by burning calories, and for an elliptical machine, the higher the resistance the more calories burned.

To maximize calorie burn on your glutes, you can opt to use your machine while standing. Other ways you can tone your body include using an exercise bike to tone your bum fast 

Are ellipticals good for seniors?

Ellipticals are the best machines for seniors because they offer low impact exercising. This means there is no stress on the joints, back, or hips. Also, this machine allows you to choose the level of intensity, so one can work out per his or her needs.

Is it good to go backwards on an elliptical?

Reverse pedaling on an elliptical machine is a good workout. When pedaling in reverse, you engage more muscles which helps you burn more calories.

Final Thoughts

How do you choose the best recumbent elliptical cross trainer? This is the question most people struggle with when choosing a trainer. But, don’t worry we’ve got your back. The list above covers the best seated elliptical machines.

These machines include mini elliptical trainers as well as recumbent elliptical trainers. The units are made of durable steel, work smoothly and silently. You can’t go wrong with any of the options above.


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