Precor EFX 5.33
Club-quality elliptical trainer
While many heavy-duty ellipticals draw criticism for their high cost, the Precor EFX 5.33 collects several awards from respected fitness reviewers. One expert says this machine uses the same frame, and many of the same components, as the commercial-grade Precor elliptical trainers you'd see in the gym. The 5.33's warranty is as solid as its reputation, with 10 years of coverage for parts and wear items. Downsides include its heft, and the lack of fancy features like built-in speakers and cooling fans, although we saw no user complaints about this. Perhaps buyers are more interested in the machine's proven durability and comfortable operation.