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Difference between Elliptical and Crosstrainers

The terms elliptical and cross-trainers and even elliptical cross-trainers are tossed around frequently as if they are all referring to the same exercise machine, but these terms do have subtle differences and knowing them will surely help you when shopping for one. Although it should be noted that some people do use these terms interchangeably so it always helps to ask questions for clarification.


What is an elliptical?

An elliptical is a cardio machine that is designed to be low impact and is used to simulate running, walking or stair climbing. They also usually have resistance settings to increase or decrease the intensity of your workout although this is not always the case. Ellipticals are also low impact because it keeps the foot in contact with the pedal, decreasing impact to the joints. The elliptical is the umbrella term for crosstrainers and elliptical crosstrainers. It is similar to the mushroom and fungi relationship which states that all mushroom are fungi but not all fungi are mushrooms. All crosstrainers are ellipticals but not all elliptcals are crosstrainers.

What is a crosstrainer?

Crosstrainers are a type of elliptical with one defining feature, movable arm handles. Elliptical crosstrainers are great for getting a full body workout because not only does it provide cardio and lower body movement, moveable arms also adds an upper body element to your workout. Another advantage of the elliptical crosstrainer over an elliptical without movable arms is the difficulty of the workout. While it is easy to slack off on an elliptical without movable arms by resting and putting weight on the arms, it is impossible to do so on a crosstrainer. This makes the workout more effective and more intense. If you’re just beginning though and want to have a lower intensity workout, an elliptical without movable arms could be your best bet.

We hope this has cleared up some confusion with the terms elliptical and crosstrainer. Now you can use your knowledge to shop for some ellipticals on our site!

Where to Buy Used Precor Ellipticals

Used Precor Ellipticals

Used Precor 576i EllipticalIf you’re wondering where you can buy used Precor ellipticals, look no further than PrimoFitnessUSA.com. When it comes to the elliptical, also known as a “crosstrainer” machine, no other brand reigns supreme as Precor. As the original pioneer of the elliptical machine, Precor prides itself on producing ellipticals that are extremely ergonomic for the user, based on proven science, and superior engineering. We’re proud to carry the Precor brand in our ellipticals, treadmills, indoor exercise bikes, and strength machines.

The elliptical is one of the most popular pieces of cardio equipment that you will find in any gyms today. As one of the standard exercise machines right above the treadmill, the elliptical provides you with a full body cardiovascular workout.

Our 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse has a huge selection of used Precor ellipticals that are in-stock and ready to ship and deliver anywhere in the world. From the older Pre-Experience models to the newer Experience models, we have a huge selection of used Precor ellipticals that are guaranteed to satisfy your fitness needs as well as your budget. You can rest assured that whether you’re buying your elliptical with Primo Fitness as-is, serviced and cleaned, or remanufacturedyou’re getting high quality used gym equipment at a fraction of the cost.

One of the most popular and widely used Precor elliptical is the Precor EFX 576i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer. This is one of Precor’s high-end offerings and features quality build and construction that delivers reliability and long-lasting performance for your cardiovascular exercise. All of our customers are attracted to this modernized and re-designed model that features greater variety of positions for your hands along with active heart rate monitoring, calorie count, stride rate, and much more.

Find out more about the Precor EFX 576i Elliptical and other used Precor ellipticals on our website today. If you’re in the market to buy your very first elliptical, we highly recommend looking into getting a Precor.

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