The elliptical machine is a low-impact exercise equipment that can effectively protect your joints. It is very suitable for people who have injured their knees, ankles or hips. Moreover, it is one of the few aerobic exercise machines that can provide you with upper and lower body exercises. Therefore, it is becoming more and more popular and the first choice for many home fitness equipment.
However, before many people decide to buy a home elliptical machine, it is a good idea to understand the weight of the elliptical machine, because many homes have very expensive floors, and many people even want to put it on the second floor. The weight is even more important.
So, how much does an elliptical weigh? It depends on many factors, this article will tell you. At the same time, I will list the weights of some of the best elliptical machines on the market.
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What factors affect the weight of the elliptical?
First of all, you have to know that a treadmill is a complex machine composed of various parts, mainly including: the main frame, pedals, handlebars, consoles, etc. At present, most of the elliptical machines with the main frame are made of steel, which makes the weight of the elliptical machine not very light. In this way, the material and size of the main frame will affect the main weight of an elliptical machine. In addition, other parts also have some influence on weight.
Of course, what kind of material the manufacturer chooses and how big an elliptical machine is made are all determined by their goals for the elliptical machine. In other words, these are determined by the specific use of the elliptical machine. Here, I have to explain the most common types of elliptical machines on the market and their general weight.
4 Different Types of Elliptical
According to the different workout that targeted, elliptical trainers can be roughly divided into the following four types: Standard Elliptical Trainers, Elliptical Cross Trainers, Elliptical Gliders, Compact Ellipticals.
Standard Elliptical Trainers
Standard Elliptical Trainers mainly exercise the lower body. Because the handlebars are fixed, you only need to use your hips and knees to exert force during exercise. The length of the Standard Elliptical Trainer can be from 26 inches to 76 inches, the width is from 17 to 30 inches, and the height can be from 6 to 11 feet. Such a large size span makes the weight of the Standard Elliptical Trainer very different.
Below are the weights of some of the most common and best Standard Elliptical Trainers on the market in 2021.
|Bowflex Max Trainer M6||148 lbs||300 lbs|
|Bowflex Max Trainer M8||148 lbs||300 lbs|
|Horizon Fitness Evolve 3||175 lbs||300 lbs|
|Horizon Fitness Evolve 5||181 lbs||300 lbs|
|NordicTrack Commercial 14.9||210 lbs||350 lbs|
|Schwinn 430 Elliptical||182 lbs||300 lbs|
|Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905||61 lbs||220 lbs|
|Sole E25||212 lbs||350 lbs|
|Sole E35||244 lbs||375 lbs|
|Nautilus E616||196 lbs||300 lbs|
|Nautilus E618||210 lbs||350 lbs|
Elliptical Cross Trainers
Unlike Standard Elliptical Trainers, the handlebars of Elliptical Cross Trainers are not fixed, but can move with your arms during exercise, so it can exercise your upper body and lower body at the same time. Similarly, the size of Elliptical Cross Trainers is also large and small.
Teeter LT-3, as the representative of the best Elliptical Cross Trainers, has a net weight of 110lbs and a weight capacity of 300lbs.
The elliptical glider is somewhat different from other elliptical machines. It does not move in a circular or elliptical direction, but can slide back and forth at will. But we still count it as one of the elliptical machines, because it also has the low-impact characteristics of all elliptical machines. Elliptical Gliders can be 35 to 50 inches in length, 22 to 33 inches in width, and 50 inches in height.
Below are some of the most common and best Elliptical Gliders weights on the market in 2021.
The last type is Compact Ellipticals. It is specially designed for those families whose space is small and can be folded and stored when not in use. Some Compact Ellipticals do not even provide handles. Most Compact Ellipticals are lighter than ordinary elliptical machines, but there is no uniform standard.
Below are some of the most common and best Compact Ellipticals weights on the market in 2021.
How much does an elliptical weigh?
You have already seen the weight and maximum weight limits of the different types of elliptical machines that are more popular on the market. We seem to be able to see some patterns, including the following four points:
- There is no uniform number for the weight of Standard Elliptical Trainers, and its range can be between 58lbs and 244lbs.
- Basically, both Elliptical Gliders and Compact Ellipticals are relatively light, weighing no more than 50lbs.
- In the entire elliptical machine industry, there are several standards for the maximum bearing weight: 220lbs, 250lbs, 300lbs, 350lbs, 375lbs. Among them, 300lbs is the most.
- The weight of an elliptical machine is basically proportional to its maximum loadable weight. That is to say, if the maximum weight capacity of a standard elliptical machine is approximately larger, the weight of the elliptical machine is heavier.
In summary, we should look at the weight of an elliptical machine according to the type of elliptical machine. At the same time, we cannot ignore the maximum weight of the elliptical machine. Because only when the maximum bearing weight is the same, it makes sense to compare the weight of different elliptical machines.
Net Weight or Gross Weight
If you consider carrying the elliptical machine, you also need to consider the weight of its packaging, so many packages will indicate its net weight and gross weight. But you don’t have to worry about it at all, after all, the weight of the entire package is less than 20lbs. Perhaps, it will be considered only when it is transported, and when it is used at home, you only need to pay attention to its net weight.
So, what is the weight of an elliptical machine? I think you already have the answer in your mind. It all depends on the type of elliptical machine you buy. Different types of elliptical machines have completely different weights. The smallest one may only be 24lbs, such as Stamina 55-1602 Inmotion Elliptical. The largest possibility is 244lbs, such as Sole Fitness E35.