How to choose cross trainers
• Cross trainers are available at all possible price points, so there are many different features to choose from. One feature to look at is the incline, which allows you to target different muscles. If you increase the incline, it simulates walking up a hill to tone your core and upper thighs.
• Another way in which cross trainers differ is in the stride length. Longer, fluid strides are typical when you’re running, while short strides are better for hill climbing. Because everyone has different leg lengths, a variable stride machine is suitable for multiple users in the same household.
• Resistance, size and weight are also factors to consider in addition to price when you’re comparing different machines.