Cross Trainers & Elliptical Trainers
Are you looking for a full-body workout that you can do at home? If so, a cross trainer might be the best solution for you. These machines offer a great workout without having to go to a gym. Browse our entire range of elliptical and cross trainers and once you have made your selection, decide whether you want to receive your new machine via our speedy home delivery service or our convenient click-and-collect option.
If for some reason you are not happy with your purchase we do offer a 2 year warranty for all Decathlon products and a 365 day returns offer for all online orders.
What is a cross trainer?
A cross trainer or elliptical trainer, as they are also known, is a stationary workout machine used to stair climb, walk, or run. It allows you to exercise without putting too much pressure on your joints. This in turn reduces your chance of sustaining an injury while you work out. It’s an excellent machine for people who are trying to get into shape or for those of you who are recovering from an injury but want to maintain a good level of fitness.
Cross trainers are one of the best pieces of equipment you can get for your home gym. The variety of exercise styles and ease of use makes it perfect for beginners and long-time fitness addicts alike. At Decathlon, you are guaranteed to find an elliptical trainer at a good price so that you can focus on your fitness goals and not on your bank account.
Like with all forms of exercise it is always a good idea to consult a professional on how best to carry out the exercise. We recommend doing your own research online to learn how to use the elliptical trainer and if you still don’t feel comfortable using your cross trainer you should contact a local personal trainer for extra advice.
What are the benefits of elliptical and cross-trainers?
Exercising using a cross trainer is very low impact in comparison to running. This allows people to train without the fear of sustaining a severe injury. It’s a fantastic way to supplement your training if you’re used to a lot of weight-bearing cardio like running or jogging. It's also beneficial for anyone who is carrying a running-related injury. The cross trainer is an excellent way to continue to train your cardiovascular system without aggravating the injury.
An elliptical machine is an exercise machine that offers a full-body workout by targeting both the upper and lower body. To ensure that you get the most out of your cross trainer you need to distribute your weight correctly by putting as much effort into your arm movements as you put into your leg movements.
The cross trainer is a fantastic way to burn calories from home. If the weather is just too bleak to head out in you can always flick on the TV and hop on the elliptical. You might even work out for longer while you watch TV. If your fitness goal is weight loss it is a great machine to add in at the beginning or end of the day to burn a few extra calories and keep you in a calorie deficit.
Even a short stint on the cross trainer is very good for your cardiovascular health. You can work up quite a sweat in a short period depending on the way you set up the machine meaning you will give your heart and lungs a really good workout. This will improve your ability to work out for longer down the line.
As well as cardiovascular improvements, cross trainers are also an excellent way to build strong muscles. This strength is built by adjusting the settings and resistance so that you can feel the optimum amount of strain on your muscles to ensure that they are working to power through your workout.
Elliptical trainers offer a wide range of exercise programs to simulate activities like hill walking, interval training, and flat walking. There are also options to create your own workout, so you’re bound to find something that suits your ability level.
As far as workout machinery goes the cross trainer is fairly easy to use. However, it’s still always a good idea to ask a professional for help if this will be your first time using the machine.