Best Black Friday elliptical deals: save over $1,000 on top-rated cross trainers

Elliptical machines totally torch calories - but at these prices, they won't burn a hole in your wallet!

Black Friday elliptical deals: build your home gym for less
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If you're looking to complete your home gym, these Black Friday elliptical deals are not to be missed.

Retailers have sounded the starting pistol on this year's holiday season shopping bonanza, with discounts and deals already popping up all over the place.

Now is the time to buy those big-ticket items you've been thinking about, with major savings to be made. We've seen price cuts of up to (and even over) $1,000 on cross trainers - as they're also known - from retailers including Best Buy, Target and Dick's Sporting Goods. 

They include the Sole Fitness E95, which tops our list of the best elliptical machines - and currently has $1,100 off at Dick's, meaning this essential piece of gym equipment can be yours for less.

We'll be keeping a close eye on these and other stores, and sharing all the best elliptical deals here so that you get the best machine for the best price. And if you're looking for other fit kit, check out our Black Friday fitness deals page. Happy shopping!

Black Friday elliptical deals: the best discounts live now

Sole E35 Elliptical Machine | Was $2,599.99 | Now $1,499.99 | Saving $1,100 at Dick's Sporting Goods

The Sole E95s Elliptical Trainer is regarded as one of the best machines in its class when it comes to home gyms. Solid, smooth, and customisable, this great all-rounder features a heavy 17kg flywheel and near-silent drive system that feel stable and smooth during use without making a racket. View Deal

ProForm Carbon HIIT H7 Elliptical Trainer | Was $1,900 | Now $999 | Saving $1,000 at Best Buy

A top rate elliptical for pretty much half price? Yes please. This machine comes with a one-year subscription to iFit to help you hit your beast mode. It also features 24 resistance levels and an EKG grip pulse heart rate sensor that is compatible with most Bluetooth heart rate monitors.View Deal

Proform Carbon EL elliptical machine | was $999.99 | now $599.99 | Saving $400 at Best Buy
If you're looking for something a little leaner in terms of price, this alternative Proform machine rings in at under $600 - a real bargain. QuickSpeed buttons let you adjust resistance levels easily without interrupting the flow of your workout, and the oversize cushioned pedals provide plenty of stability.View Deal

Horizon Fitness EX59 Elliptical | Was $999.99 | Now $599.99 | Saving $400 at Dick's Sporting Goods

Also on sale around the $600 mark is this Horizon Fitness machine. This one has lower pedals, making it easier to hop on and off - and also great for fitting into rooms with low ceilings. There's also 10 levels of magnetic resistance and built-in Bluetooth speakers.View Deal

Body Champ 3 in 1 Trio Trainer | Was $449.99 | Now $349.99 | Saving $100 at Dick's Sporting Goods

You get three machines for the (incredibly low) price of one with this nifty model. The Body Champ 3-in-1 can be used as a cross trainer, an upright stationary bike and a recumbent bike (where you ride in a laid-back position). The electronic console comes with a handy smartphone holder, and the handles have a built-in heart-rate monitor.View Deal

Body Flex Sports Body Power Trio Trainer | Was $499.99 | Now $339.49 | Saving $160.50 at Target

Another 3-in-1 trainer, another great price. The computer console on this Body Flex model tracks calories burned and time elapsed, plus your speed and distance. It's easy to switch between the three different functions (elliptical, upright bike and recumbent bike) so you can save the sweat session for your workout.View Deal

ProForm 895 CSE Smart Strider Elliptical | Was $1,999.99 | Now £1,099.99 | Saving $900 at Dick's Sporting Goods

Yes, it's yet another ProForm model - but then, they are one of the leading elliptical brands. This one comes with a 7’’ full-color touchscreen display, 18 lb. flywheel, 32 built-in workout apps designed by certified personal trainers and a one-year iFit membership included in the price. Nice.View Deal

Why get an elliptical machine this Black Friday?

Ellipticals are one of the undisputed best exercise machines to lose weight. They absolutely torch calories, burning anywhere between 500 and 1,000 cals an hour, depending on your body weight.

Why are they so effective? Well, elliptical machines combine both cardiovascular exercise (i.e. getting your heart rate up) and resistance training - that's any exercise where you lift or pull against resistance. What's more, ellipticals make your legs and your arms work, so you're getting a full-body workout. And boy, will you feel it!

For many, cross trainers are preferred to other machines such as treadmills because they offer a lower-impact workout - a big plus if you have issues or concerns regarding your joints.

Of course, elliptical machines aren't the cheapest of home fitness buys - but, with prices slashed over the Black Friday period, now is the time to invest.