We've long championed the benefits of the best elliptical machines. These excellent home workout solutions are a great way to incorporate a total-body low-impact cardio workout, with the handles helping you lose weight on your arms while the stepping aspect helps tone your calves, quads, glutes and core. It's a great home fitness solution for anyone with a little home space.
Want one for less? The ever-reliable Schwinn 411 elliptical machine, with its unique compact design, is now available from Walmart at $499, a discount of $100.
Check out the elliptical machine deal here:
Schwinn 411 elliptical machine | was $599 | now $499 at Walmart
Save $100 on this awesome elliptical deal. The Schwinn brand is well-known for delivering quality workout kit, and the 411 elliptical machine delivers with a space-saving design and streamlined console displays time, distance, calories, speed and heart rate. It's got all the benefits of bigger ellipticals, delivering a low impact cardio workout at a smaller, home-friendly size.
Watch the Schwinn 411 in action right here:
Why get this elliptical machine deal?
The Schwinn 411 can tone your muscles as well as help you lose weight, with 16 levels of variable resistance allowing you to dial the challenge up or down. Wireless heart rate tracking allows you to get a more accurate measure of your workouts, and the slender, compact unit comes with both moving and fixed padded handlebars with contact grips, so you can use one or the other to switch from a total-body workout to legs-only.
Elliptical machines provide one of the best cardio workouts you can get on a gym machines, blowing treadmills and other equipment out of the water: in the scientific journal Gait Posture, elliptical users registered greater muscle activity in the quads, hamstrings and other muscle groups than overground walking, treadmill walking and exercise bikes.
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Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and is currently Fitness and Wellbeing Editor at TechRadar, covering all things exercise and nutrition on Fit&Well's tech-focused sister site. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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