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Elliptical vs. Treadmill: What’s the Best Cardio Machine for Your Home Gym?

Male and female working out in their home gym on a Precor elliptical EFX 685 and a Precor treadmill TRM 681

Both ellipticals and treadmills offer exercisers a great home cardio workout. Learn the advantages of each machine and discover which is right for you.

Elliptical Workout Guidelines for Women

Woman walking on a Precor TRM 223 treadmill with a man looking on post workout
The elliptical is one of the first pieces of equipment used by beginner exercisers, specifically women. Many novice female exercisers struggle with feeling comfortable in the gym, but find that the elliptical is an inviting piece of equipment that is easy to use and functions as a suitable tool to increase one’s cardiovascular fitness, while building movement confidence in the gym.