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The Best Ellipticals and Step Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve asked New York trainers about the best workout gear and foam rollers, talked with workout professionals about the best home-gym equipment, and even found the best treadmills, exercise bikes, and under-desk ellipticals for your home gym, we’ve gone deep here on the best ellipticals and step machines you can find on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best commercial-grade ellipticals