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Top 10 Best Home Cross Trainer Machines For 2021


Targeting almost all your major muscle groups in your body, no home gym is complete without a cross trainer taking centre stage. Sometimes referred to as elliptical trainers, you get a low impact, full-body workout without straining your joints and muscles. 

So whether you’re trying to boost your fitness levels, beat personal targets or maintain a healthy weight, there is a lot to look out for when buying a cross trainer. 

Not quite sure where to start? Here are our top 10 best home cross trainer machines for 2021:

Offering maximum support and 8 adjustable magnetic resistance levels to choose from, the Neezee is a flexible piece of kit that adapts to your fitness levels. You can confidently hold on tight to the soft, sweat-resistant handlebars as you focus on enhancing your blood circulation, burning calories and more. 

As soon as you start exercising, the intuitive LCD digital monitor and hear rate plus sensors record your statistics in real-time. Whether you want to gently workout or get your heart pumping, this cross trainer ensures a comfortable, fluid workout experience that is second to none. 

Pros:

  • Maximum support and anti-slip pedals for extra stability and comfort
  • Smooth and quiet two-way flywheel and V-belt drive
  • Ideal for low impact exercise
  • Track your progress and heart rate as you exercise
  • Flexible 8-level adjustable magnetic resistance
  • Portable, compact and easy to store

Cons:

  • Assembly instructions could be clearer
  • May struggle to adjust pedals

Sunny Health & Fitness Unisex’s Air Walk Trainer

Sunny Health & Fitness Unisex's Air Walk Trainer w/LCD Monitor SF-E902 Elliptical Machine, Grey, 38L x 48W x 156H cm CHECK PRICE

Sunny Health has delivered an incredibly compact and easy to use machine. If you’re limited on space but want one of the best cross trainers around, this one is well worth a look. 

Not only do you get the perfect aerobic workout with all the benefits of stretching, running, skiing and more, but the simple yet effective design ensures minimal damage to your body. 

Featuring a nifty adjustable abdominal pad, you can push yourself out of your comfort zone, all while keeping track of your total distance, calories, time and speed on the easy to read LCD monitor. 

Pros:

  • Smooth and quiet ride that won’t disrupt your household or TV viewing pleasure
  • Incredibly compact and easy to fold away
  • Total body workout
  • Promotes aerobic training
  • Keep track of all your progress with easy read LCD monitor

Cons:

  • Limited resistance
  • Small pedals

Dripex Cross Trainer Machine (2021 New Version)

Dripex Cross Trainer Machine (2021 New Version) - 2in1 Elliptical Exercise Machine with 8 Level Adjustable Magnetic Resistance, LCD Monitor and Tablet Holder, Perfect for the home gym CHECK PRICE

One thing that Dripex excel at is designing high-end pieces of kit without a hefty price tag. Their recent upgrade to the classic trainer machine can support up to 265lbs and ensures you get a full-body workout from the 8 adjustable magnetic resistance levels. 

With its professional-looking design, sweat resistance handlebars and advanced LCD digital monitor, you can plan and record all your health statistics with minimal effort. What’s more, you can enjoy all the convenience of working out from home, and when you’re done, simply fold up and roll away to your storage space. Simple. 

Pros:

  • Super smooth and quiet 
  • Challenging 8-level adjustable magnetic resistance
  • Advanced LCD monitor and pulse rate tracker
  • Soft, sweat resistance handles and anti-slip pedals
  • Heavy-duty frame and advanced design
  • Easy setup and set down

Cons:

  • Heavy to move
  • Assembly instructions could be clearer
  • Slight wobble on seat

XS Sports Luna Pro 2-in1 Elliptical Cross Trainer

XS Sports Luna Pro 2-in1 Elliptical Cross Trainer Exercise Bike-Fitness Cardio Weightloss Workout Machine-With Seat + Pulse Heart Rate Sensors CHECK PRICE

When you are on a budget, cutting edge sports equipment can be hard to come by. Fortunately, XS Sports decided to change that with the Luna Pro. Incorporating bidirectional movement for quad and hamstring training with its cross-training feature or switching to the exercise bike mode gives you one of the fullest at-home workouts available.

Super lightweight and compact, you can easily move the Luna Pro around the house. With the built-in pulse sensors, you can keep an eye on your heart rate and push your body to its limits from the comfort of your own home. 

Pros:

  • 2-in-1 cross trainer and exercise bike
  • Adjustable resistance for high and low-intensity workouts
  • Multi-function LCD display to keep track of your progress
  • Easy to move around the house
  • Minimal assembly required
  • Extra-wide platform pedals and large comfortable seat

Cons:

  • Slightly wobbly structure at high speeds
  • Need to retighten nuts and bolts regularly
  • Can be noisy 

BTM Elliptical Home Cross Trainer

Elliptical Cross Trainer, Home Cross Machine with LCD Monitor and Pulse Rate Grips Magnetic Smooth Quiet Driven,8 Level Magnetic Resistance, Cardio Workout (Blue) CHECK PRICE

Creating your at-home gym is made so much easier when you have the right equipment. That’s where BTM excels. You get a full-body workout with the 8 resistance levels, which mimics the natural path of your ankle, joints and knees to make your fitness journey as low impact as possible. 

Designed with extra-wide footboards, you can exercise as intensely as you like without having to worry about slipping or injury. What’s more, you can exercise to your heart’s content and not disturb your household while you pedal the 5KG flywheel. 

Pros:

  • 8 levels of resistance to choose from
  • Mimics natural movements to reduce injury or strain
  • Extra-wide footboards 
  • Record workout stats in real-time with LCD monitor
  • Minimal noise distraction
  • Easy setup and assembly

Cons:

  • Slight wobble at speed
  • May need additional rubber mat for floor protection

XS Sports CT700 Magnetic Deluxe Elliptical Cross Trainer

XS Sports CT700 Magnetic Deluxe Elliptical Cross Trainer - 5.5kg 2 way Flywheel, Tablet Holder, Heart Rate Sensors, Computer (Silver) CHECK PRICE

Super sturdy and built to last a lifetime, the CT700 features all the qualities you’d expect from a professional fitness suite. Combining elliptical training for all levels with a 5.5KG flywheel, you can target everything from your hamstrings to improving your cardio for the best workout. 

Designed and developed alongside industry professionals, you’ll struggle to find a better piece of kit on the market.

Pros:

  • Sturdy and robust design built to last
  • Suitable for people up to 110KG
  • Full body workout
  • Built-in tablet and phone holder
  • 5.5KG flywheel to push yourself to the max
  • Precise LCD displays and sensors
  • Virtually silent
  • Great value for money

Cons:

  • Slight wobble at high speeds
  • May need extra assistance during assembly
  • Some bolts become loose over time

JLL® CT200 Home Cross Trainer

JLL® CT200 Home Cross Trainer, 2021 Model, 8 Level Magnetic Resistance, Cardio Workout, 5KG Bi-Directional Flywheel, Console Display with Heart Rate Sensor and Tablet Holder. Black & Red CHECK PRICE

Designed to be both stylish and durable, the CT200 bursts with a whole heap of features such as 8 levels of magnetic resistance and dual-action handlebars with sensors. The machine excels at stimulating climbing, running or walking while decreasing the risk of impact injuries as you exercise.

What’s more, you can have confidence as you push yourself to reach higher intensity with the non-slip footplates and outstanding 5KG two-way flywheel. 

Pros:

  • Stylish and durable design
  • 8 levels of magnetic resistance 
  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Two-way 5KG flywheel
  • Dual-action handlebars and sensors
  • 7 function digital display

Cons:

  • Assembly instructions could be clearer
  • Tension wire is fiddly to connect
  • Occasional missing parts

Fit4Home Men’s Elliptical F4H X125D Pulse Air Home Cross Trainer

Fit4Home Men's Elliptical F4H X125D Pulse Air Cross Trainer, Black, L CHECK PRICE

Perfect for those on a budget, there’s a lot to like with Fit4Home’s latest cross trainer. With its straightforward and sturdy design, you can improve cardio performance, promote blood circulation, increase lung capacity and more. 

One of the most significant selling points is the included pedal action, enabling you to combine your workouts. Whether you want to work your lower body, arms and shoulders, you will quickly notice an improvement to your strength and stamina in no time.

Pros:

  • Budget-friendly
  • Compact, easy to use, and store
  • All-round workout
  • Straightforward assembly

Cons:

  • Squeaky machine joints
  • Limited by materials used
  • Loses stability at high speeds

Viavito Sina Elliptical Home Cross Trainer

VIAVITO Sina Elliptical Cross Trainer CHECK PRICE

Bursting with all the style fit for a professional fitness suite, the Sina incorporates an impressive 32 levels of computer-controlled magnetic resistance and 20 motivational programmes to help you reach your goals faster. 

Relatively quiet and incredibly comfortable to use, you can make the most out of any workout at your pace with this innovative piece of equipment. 

Pros:

  • 20 programs to keep you challenged and motivated
  • Intelligent computer-controlled magnetic resistance
  • Sturdy, stylish design
  • Large, comfortable footplates
  • Value for money

Cons:

  • Clearer assembly instructions needed
  • Must be on a flat, stable surface
  • Calorie counter needs an upgrade

Viavito Setry 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer and Exercise Bike

VIAVITO Setry 2 in 1 Elliptical Trainer & Exercise Bike CHECK PRICE

Whether you want to get in shape using an elliptical trainer or exercise bike, the Setry 2-in-1’s got you covered. Just like the Sina, you get 32 levels of computer-controlled magnetic resistance to choose from, pushing you to reach your fitness goals at your own pace. 

Combined with anti-slip, oversized footplates, an adjustable seat and an intuitive heart rate sensor, you get your money’s worth.

Pros:

  • 2-in-1 design elliptical trainer and exercise bike
  • 5KG flywheel and impressive 31.2cm stride length
  • 4 user profiles for saving personal data
  • 32 levels of computer-controlled magnetic resistance
  • 20 programs to keep you focuses and motivated
  • Comfortable and safe
  • Hand pulse sensors to keep track of your progress

Cons:

  • Data loss when switched off at mains
  • Assembly instructions could be clearer
  • Additional rubber mat needed to prevent floor damage

Whatever your fitness goals are for 2021, getting the best home cross trainer will transform any workout. With most machines bursting with motivational programmes and easy to use features, which cross trainer has caught your eye?