Elliptical machines to help you reach your fitness goals

Do you need a something beyond a moral victory to get you to exercise? These machines may help.

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Get a leg up.Risen Wang via Unsplash

Everyone knows the most difficult exercise in the world is making the decision to start exercising. If you can conquer that, you can conquer pretty much anything. A lot of us need a little something extra to make that mental switch, which is why the bells and whistles that come with these elliptical machines make them more than just exercise equipment.

These machines uses virtual travel and games to give you something to look forward to—or at least help you pass the time.

Nautilus Elliptical Trainer Series

Get Inspired

For stepping up your workout game.Amazon

Like the Schwinn, the Nautilus is interested in at least making you feel like you’re globetrotting with a personal trainer, even if you aren’t going past your living room. The Nautilus weighs 210 pounds and is 27 x 73 x 67-inches. The incline can be adjusted to 10 degrees, which is great if you want a little extra challenge to your workout. If you connect the machine to a device, you’re able to run through 27 routes. A change of scenery will make your exercises feel less repetitive.

ANCHEER Eliptical Exercise Machine, Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer Machine with 3D Virtual APP Control

Wheels Included

Be very, very quiet, we’re making gains.Amazon

While others lean into the virtual travel idea, the ANCHEER goes in another direction: games. The equipment’s biggest selling point, though, is that its sturdy construction is also among the quietest machines available, which is ideal for parents looking to cram in a quick workout during baby’s nap time, or people living in apartments with extremely thin walls. It also features heart rate sensors, ten levels of magnetic resistance, and a clear display.

Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine

Dual Track LCD Displays

No matter where you go, there you are.Amazon

The first name in bikes is also fine with you pedaling for hours without actually going anywhere. Schwinn’s 470 Elliptical Machine is designed to be your in-house motivational coach as well as an exercise machine: it comes with 29 installed workout programs, two types of fitness tests, and syncs with the Schwinn Trainer App so you can track your progress. If you have a little wanderlust, it also syncs with a free downloadable Run Social App that allows you to “jog” through virtual locations around the world.