I have done a more comprehensive post about the 5 benefits of elliptical trainers and home fitness machines and you can read it here. Before you buy an elliptical trainer, you need to consider the space available to you and finding the best space saving elliptical trainer therefore becomes your priority. According to most manufacturer recommendations, you will need at least 3 feet of empty space behind and in front of your machine as well as 2 feet on either side.
When it comes to space saver elliptical machines the smaller you make the unit the lower the performance and quality of the machine. So when deciding to buy an elliptical trainer, you find yourself not only dealing with challenge of managing your space but also ensuring you are making the best value for money decision with your purchase.
With such a dilemma at hand, I have found the following 3 elliptical trainers worth considering if you are looking for quality, cost, warranty, performance and space saving characteristics. Amazon is currently running some impressive discounts on these space saving elliptical machines.
The Best Small Elliptical Machines
1. Best Fitness E1 Elliptical: This is one of the best compact machines out there on the market when it comes to quality. Amazon is currently running a good discount on this machine so worth checking if they are any at the moment.The warranty on this machine is simply amazing and is a demonstration of the quality and confidence that the manufactured has in this piece of equipment. It comes with warranty as follows:
- 15 years frame warranty
- 2 years parts and electronics,
- 6 months wear on parts
- 1 year of labor
The elliptical trainer itself is only 48″x30″x66″ (LxWxH), so you will need at least 65 square feet of space and you are up and running. Other than its space saving qualities the Best fitness E1 is relatively quiet and gives a better workout thanks to its varying resistance levels.
2.Stamina In-Motion Elliptical Trainer: This elliptical trainer is the best when it comes to space saving. Its only 20″x13″x12″ meaning you only need about 38 square feet to get this elliptical up and running in your home.Its also very light meaning you can move it around the house. Cost-wise, its very affordable and sometimes sells for under $100 (see current running discounts). This elliptical trainer could make a very good entry machine for you. Nonetheless, the small footprint means you also loose out on stride length and stability but for the price and workout you get, this is not much of a loss.
3. Schwinn A40 : This spacesaver elliptical trainer has made this list for best space saving elliptical trainers as it kinda like sits between the best quality offering (Best Fitness E1) and best space saving (Stamina’s InMotion). I have done a more comprehensive Schwinn A40 elliptical trainer review and you can read it here.In short the Schwinn A40 may not give you as much warranty as the higher priced and high end Best Fitness E1 but has almost similar quality for well under $500. Measuring 59″ x 22.5″ x 64″ (LxWxH) once assembled, the Scwhinn A40 just needs about 60sqaure feet and you will be way on your training regime in no time.
The above three best space saving elliptical machine are a good starting point when looking for space busting machines. Always remember that the more compact the machine is, the more chances are that there is a decrease in quality. Don’t just go for the smallest machine, always consider quality, cost, warranty, performance. What matters at the end of the day is that you get the best value for money for your small footprint elliptical machines.