Best Compact Elliptical Machines to be Fit and Healthy

Because they are short, compact elliptical machines are best used when you are restricted by available space. Meanwhile, these machines concurrently provide an upper and a lower body workout, or just a lower body workout. By the way, for a lower body workout, simply hold on to the stationary handlebars. Meanwhile, for a full body workout, grab the long moving handlebars. These long handlebars exercise your arms, shoulders, chest, and back.

Quick Answer: Best Compact Elliptical Machine

Review of Best Compact Elliptical Machines

Editor’s Choice of Best Compact Elliptical Machine

1. Sunny SF-E905

Comparison of Best Compact Elliptical Machines

Compact Elliptical

Max Body Weight

Warranty

A/A+ Feedback

1-5 Rating

Sunny SF-E905

220

1-year on frame - 90 days on parts

72%

4.8

Aceshin Elliptical

330

Cell

92%

4.7

Afully

220

Cell

100%

4.5

Bestlucky

265

Cell

100%

4.6

1. Sunny SF-E905

SF-E905 - SF-E905 Elliptical Machine

compact elliptical machines

Key Features

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    First, the Sunny SF-E905 gives you a smooth flowing, low-impact cardiovascular workout that is easy on the feet, ankles, knees, and hip joints.
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    Second, it provides either a full body workout using the moving handlebars or a lower body workout using the fixed handlebars.
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    Third, both the anti-slip handlebars and large, textured, anti-slip foot platforms give you a safe and stable workout.
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    Fourth, the foot platforms synchronize with the moving handlebars.
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    Next, the compact 11 inches foot stride makes it easy to workout in small spaces.
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    Also, a twist of the precise micro-controller tension knob equipped with 8 levels of magnetic resistance helps you get the desired workout intensity.
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    In addition, the pulse sensors are located on the fixed handlebars. Incidentally, these sensors help you maintain a target heart rate.
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    Finally, the digital monitor helps you track your workout progress by displaying time, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate. Meanwhile the scan mode displays all these measures sequentially.

Other Features

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    First, the Sunny SF-E905 is usable by anyone weighing less than 220 pounds.
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    Second, the transport wheels help move the SF-E905 elliptical machine to storage, if necessary.
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    Third, the compact Sunny SF-E905 being 28 inches long, 57 inches tall, and 17 inches wide requires a small amount of space in the home.
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    Fourth, the SF-E905 weighs 60 pounds.
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    Next, floor stabilizers help to keep the elliptical machine steady and give you smooth, even movements. Also, these stabilizers prevent tipping, rocking, and swaying on uneven surfaces, as well as carpets, and hardwood floors.
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    Now, see it in use.
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    Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty on the frame, and 90-day warranty on all other components.

PROS

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    First, you can separately get a lower body or a full body workout.
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    Second, it has a 11 inches stride.
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    Third, the magnetic resistance helps this machine run quietly.
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    Fourth, the intensity of the workout is adjusted using the resistance knob located conveniently on the frame.
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    Next, being 28 inches long, this machine needs a small space.
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    Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty on the frame.

CONS

Regrettably, it only comes with a 90-day warranty on all parts other than the frame.

2. Aceshin Elliptical

Aceshin Elliptical Machine – Aceshin Elliptical Machine Trainer – Compact Life Fitness Exercise Equipment

compact elliptical machine

Key Features

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    First, the Aceshin Elliptical machine provides either a full body workout using the moving handlebars or a lower body workout using the fixed handlebars.
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    Second, both the comfortable moving handlebars and comfortable large non-slip 15.6 long, 6.3 inches pedals with ridges prevent foot slippage to give you a safe and stable workout.
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    Third, the 13 inches foot stride provides a no impact, smooth flowing workout for your upper and lower body.
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    Fourth, a turn of the tension control knob equipped with 8 levels of magnetic resistance helps you get the desired workout intensity.
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    Next, the pulse grips, to measure heart rate, are located on the stationary handlebars.
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    Finally, the easy to read large LCD display helps you track your workout progress by displaying time, speed, distance, ODO, calories, and heart rate. Meanwhile the scan mode displays all these measures sequentially.

Other Features

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    First, the Aceshin Elliptical Machine Trainer is usable by anyone weighing less than 330 pounds.
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    Second, the front mounted transport wheels help move the Aceshin elliptical machine to storage, if necessary.
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    Third, the compact Aceshin Elliptical machine is 40.9 inches long, 63 inches tall, and 18.9 inches wide requires a small amount of space in the home.
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    Fourth, the Aceshin Elliptical weighs 79 pounds.
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    Next, the tubular steel construction and a wide base provide secure stability and lasting durability.
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    Also, the 12-pound built-in precision balanced flywheel and V- belt drive provide a smooth and quiet operation.
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    In addition, it comes with an elbow mounting device.
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    Now, see it in use.

PROS

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    First, you can separately get a lower body or a full body workout.
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    Second, it has a 13 inches stride.
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    Third, the magnetic resistance helps this machine run quietly.
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    Fourth, the intensity of the workout is adjusted using the resistance knob located conveniently on the frame.
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    Finally, being 40.9 inches long, this machine needs a small space.

CONS

Regrettably, there is no warranty information.

3. Afully

Afully Elliptical Machine – Afully Elliptical Trainer

Afully compact machine

Key Features

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    First, the Afully Elliptical Machine provides either a full body workout using the moving foam-covered non-slip handlebars or a lower body workout using the stationary foam-covered non-slip handlebars.
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    Second, the two large non-slip textured foot pedals increase stability, comfort, and ensure safe pedaling.
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    Third, the 13.5 inches foot stride makes it easy to workout in small spaces.
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    Fourth, a twist of the tension knob equipped with 8 levels of magnetic resistance helps you get a smooth and quiet workout of desired intensity.
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    Next, the two pulse sensors are located on each of the two stationary handlebars.
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    Furthermore, the advanced LCD digital monitor helps you track your workout progress by displaying time, speed, distance, odometer, calories burned, and heart rate. Meanwhile the scan mode displays all these measures sequentially.
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    Finally, you can watch workout videos by placing your personal device onto the tablet or iPad holder that is integrated with the digital monitor.

Other Features

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    First, the Afully Elliptical Machine, with a heavy-duty frame, is usable by anyone weighing less than 220 pounds.
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    Second, the transport wheels help move the Afully elliptical machine to storage, if necessary.
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    Third, the 39.4 inches long, 61.4 inches tall, and 21.5 inches wide Afully elliptical trainer requires a small amount of space in the home.
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    Fourth, the Afully weighs 77 pounds.
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    Next, the built-in inertia-enhanced 11-pound heavy duty flywheel provides a smooth and quiet workout.
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    Also, non-slip wheels help to keep the elliptical machine steady
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    Finally, it comes with a bottle holder.

PROS

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    First, you can separately get a lower body or a full body workout.
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    Second, the 13.5 inches stride means you get a longer swing.
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    Third, the magnetic resistance helps this machine run quietly.
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    Fourth, the intensity of the workout is adjusted using the resistance knob located conveniently on the frame.
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    Next, being 39.4 inches long, this machine needs a small space.

CONS

Regrettably, there is no warranty information.

4. Bestlucky

Bestlucky Elliptical Machine – Elliptical Training Machine

Bestlucky compact elliptical

Key Features

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    First, the Bestlucky Elliptical Machine is a high intensity cardio elliptical trainer. Also, it has dual action forward and backward pedaling feature to provide a full body or lower body workout.
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    Second, both the comfortable moving handlebars and the 15.6 inches long, 6.3 inches wide slip-resistant pedals ensure a stable workout.
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    Third, the 13 inches foot stride helps you with quick forward and backward pedaling to boost your cardio.
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    Fourth, a turn of the tension control knob allows you to select from 8 levels of magnetic resistance to get the desired workout intensity.
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    Next, the pulse grips, that help measure your heart rate, are located on the stationary handlebars.
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    Finally, the advanced LCD digital monitor helps you track your workout progress by displaying time, speed, distance, calories, and heart rate.

Other Features

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    First, the Bestlucky Elliptical Machine is usable by anyone weighing up to 265 pounds.
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    Second, the transport wheels help move the Bestlucky elliptical machine to storage, if necessary.
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    Third, the compact Bestlucky Elliptical machine is 40.9 inches long, 63 inches tall, and 18.9 inches wide. So, it does not use up a lot of space.
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    Fourth, the Bestlucky Elliptical weighs 79 pounds.
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    Next, stabilizers help maintain the Bestlucky Elliptical Machine’s balance during the workout.
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    Finally, the built-in, effective, inertia-enhanced 13.2 pound flywheel provides a more natural, quiet and smooth workout.

PROS

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    First, you can separately get a lower body or a full body workout.
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    Second, it has a 13 inches stride so you can quickly move your feet forward and back to get a good cardio workout.
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    Third, the magnetic resistance helps this machine run quietly.
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    Fourth, the intensity of the workout is adjusted using the resistance knob located conveniently on the frame.
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    Finally, being 40.9 inches long, this machine does not use up a lot of space.

CONS

Regrettably, there is no warranty information.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Q: What benefits do you get from using compact elliptical trainers?

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    First, compact elliptical trainers are good if you don’t have a lot of space for the machine.
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    Second, the cardio workout helps you burn calories and lose weight.
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    Third, the user experiences no jarring impacts as experienced while jogging or running. So, it is great for anyone with knee or hip issues.
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    Fourth, you can work out in the comfort of your home.
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    Also, since it is manually driven, there is minimal risks of getting injured.
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    In addition, these machines can be used for only working out the lower body using the fixed handlebars, or both lower and upper body using the moving handlebars.
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    Next, the workout's intensity is adjustable by turning the resistance knob.
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    Meanwhile, the speed is determined by how quickly you move your legs and/or arms. And, a small stride may help here.
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    Furthermore, the performance monitor displays workout progress such as time spent, calories burned, heart rate, and distance travelled.
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    Incidentally, some machines let you view a iPad or tablet mounted on the machine.
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    Finally, compact elliptical machines take up much less space in the home than a standard elliptical machine.

Q: What are the benefits of having the flywheel in the back?

First, rear drive elliptical trainers have the flywheels in the back. As a result, you get a longer stride in front of the flywheel than if the flywheel was in the middle or even in the front of the elliptical trainer.

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