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The 6 Best Elliptical Machines to Finesse Your At-Home Fitness

If there’s any machine at the gym that I know inside and out, it’s the elliptical. Honestly, the rest of the equipment frightens me. Between adjusting weights and handles, finding an inconspicuous way to bide time while waiting for the one squat rack to free up, and attempting to master an exercise never-before-tried on a new machine, I like to stick to what I know. Which is the elliptical.

Aside from being incredibly simple and non-intimidating, ellipticals give you a great full-body workout. All you have to do is hop on and take a step, literally. Of course, you can increase the resistance and stride length to vary the difficulty and intensity of your workout. You can use the handles to work your arms or go hands-free while you stride. And if you choose the latter, I recommend propping up a book, e-reader, or Esquire magazine to flip through so you can work your brain and body simultaneously.

When picking the elliptical that you’re going to take home, make sure you find one that has ample resistances, fits your space, and glides smoothly. Below, we’ve found our 6 favorite elliptical machines so you can take the next step in upgrading your at-home fitness.


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