The elliptical trainers we’ve offered have interested you, but you don’t know how to choose yours? We can understand this and that’s why we’ve put together a simple and complete Proform folding elliptical buying guide for you. Studying each of the above points will certainly help you in your search for a weight training machine.
First of all, you will have to define your objective. Whether it’s weight loss, strengthening, cardio work or simply training for a specific event, the offers are not the same. Indeed, some machines are more for beginners, others for athletes who know a little more about it. Also, the expectations for weight loss will be lower than those of an athlete who wants to work on his cardio for the next marathon, for example.
Have you defined your goal? Very well, then we can go on! You will have to pay attention to the different functions of your device. There’s no point in buying a machine that costs a fortune just because it has pre-recorded programs.
First of all, you have to look at the flywheel of your device. A light wheel makes pedaling easier while a heavier wheel will make you work harder. If you don’t know which flywheel to choose, you have to go back to setting your goal. Indeed, the weight of the flywheel depends on your objective. However, if you are a beginner, there is no point in taking an elliptical trainer with a flywheel that is too heavy. You will first need to familiarize yourself with the device.
Resistance is also a point to look at. Some machines have more resistance levels than others. You will also have to pay attention to the type of resistance your device has. For example, a magnetic resistance offers more comfort to the user.
The distance of the stride. If you are a beginner, this will probably not speak to you. The stride corresponds to the amplitude of the movement. In other words, it gives an idea about the comfort of pedaling.
The training console is also an essential point. Whether you’re a beginner or not, it’s usually what users will look at first. Here, you will have to take into account the different information that the device can give. Also, pay attention to the number of programs already stored on the machine. It’s always nice to have something to rely on if you don’t know how to train!
It is also not worth buying an expensive machine if you are not going to use it every week.
If you are on this item, needless to say that you have to check if the device is foldable. However, some elliptical trainers take up more space than others when folded. So estimate how much room you have to store your elliptical comfortably.
We hope this article has helped you with your purchase. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a professional. It’s always easier to express our need to someone in the trade. And if you visit a sports shop, you will also have the opportunity to try out the different elliptical trainers. This will also help you in your choice. Don’t hesitate to give us a little feedback on your purchase, it’s always a pleasure!