Wondering how heavy an elliptical trainer is and if you can carry/put it upstairs without problems? I’ve compiled a list of the most popular home elliptical machines and their weights. Here are the results.
Elliptical trainers weigh between 60 lbs. and 250 lbs. The average weight of home ellipticals is 136 lbs. (61.7 kg). Simple, compact ellipticals without electronics only weigh 60 to 80 lbs. (27 to 32.3 kg) while ellipticals with electronics and more features range from 120 lbs. to 250 lbs.
There are some more details and distinctions that are good to know when you’re shopping for an elliptical. Keep reading to find out more details and things you should know.
How Much Does an Elliptical Machine Weigh?
As with everything, there is a variety of elliptical machines. I’ve only looked at elliptical machines for home use, not commercial grade versions. Commercial elliptical machines are the ones you’ll find in gyms anywhere in the world. They are bigger and heavier than the ones for home use.
Since this website is aimed towards home gyms, that’s what we’re looking at. I’ve compiled a list of quite a few popular models of elliptical machine for home use. As you can see there are two lists; one for ‘normal’ and one for ‘compact’ elliptical machines. If you want to know more about the difference between the two types, scroll down for an explanation.
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As you can see here, the average weight of an elliptical machine for home use is 136 lbs. There is a wide range of weights however. The lightest one clocks in at only 58 pounds while the heaviest one is a hefty 244 lbs. That’s a huge difference.
You can see two groups of elliptical machines in this list: A lighter and a heavier group. You can find more information about the two different groups below.
As said before, this chart only lists machines that are meant for home use. Commercial machines tend to be bigger and heavier than the average listed here.
Obviously the compact type is much smaller and lighter than the normal ones.
Elliptical Trainers Weight Ranges
As said before, you can discern two different weight groups of elliptical machines in the list above. A lighter group that weighs roughly 60 to 80 lbs. The heavier group ranges from about 120 lbs. to 250 lbs.
The lighter group consists of very simple elliptical machines that don’t have any computers and are all hand adjusted. Maybe there is a small display to show your speed. They’re often built lighter as well with lighter flywheels and just lighter construction all round.
The heavier ones are more like the elliptical machines you’re used to if you go to a commercial gym. They are computer operated. You can control the speed, resistance, program and much more all from the display. Some of these even come with large TFT displays that you can use for a ton of different things.
As you might have guessed, the heavier, more complicated ellipticals are also quite a bit more expensive. The lighter, simpler examples are available from $130 and up. The heavier and more complicated ones start at about $600 and go up to several thousands of dollars. The cheaper versions can still give you a great cardio workout but the more expensive ones are more comfortable to use.
Often, the heavier, more expensive machines have a wider range of resistances, a whole lot of different programs, are built better and have a smoother operation. While all those things are certainly nice to have, they are not strictly necessary to have a good workout.
Favorite Cardio Accessories
Check out these accessories that improve a home cardio workout:
- Equipment mat: All cardio equipment should be put on an equipment mat. The Rubber-Cal mat (Amazon) is an affordable yet very high-quality choice.
- Interval timer: To time your intervals and workouts, there is no better choice than the GymNext Flex. It’s super easy to use and set up with a phone app.
- Tablet holder: Cardio can be boring. With this tablet holder (Amazon) you can follow along with on-demand workouts or just watch a movie on any cardio machine.
- Heart rate monitor: Monitoring your heart rate is very important while doing cardio. The Polar H10 (Amazon) connects to almost anything you can imagine and is very accurate.
To find which cardio machines I recommend for home gyms, click here.