CardioZone makes a number of similar elliptical trainers, falling into the
lower price range than the Nautilus or Octane brands. They have four types
of trainers, and each one is suited to different workouts and user needs.
The stride matches the users and is almost impact free, which is especially
important to people with knee problems. The Cardio Zone is quiet because
it’s so smooth.
The Cardio Zone Club E is the peak elliptical trainer of the series,
designed for an intense workout. It is self-powered by an electromagnetic
generator with forward and reverse. It consistently keeps track of your
heart rate with handle sensors, and then adjusts the settings so that
optimal heart rate and fat burning are consistently kept up through the
workout. There are five different set programs in addition to the manual
setting. The cost is approximately $1195.
The mid-range CardioZone Elite E has a heavier-duty frame and is suited for
constant use in a gym or club environment. It has bigger foot platforms, an
advanced display screen, and a magnetic drive system that doesn’t need a
battery or plug. Like the Club E, it has a long range of motion and is both
quiet and smooth. It retails for about $795.
The CardioZone Pro E costs approximately $445 – a fraction of the price of
other elliptical systems. It is a very basic model and lacks the advanced
features of higher end models, but for a beginner looking for a low impact
workout it is a good choice. It has magnetic resistance and a manual tension
Finally, the CardioZone Gold E is the least expensive model that CardioZone
makes, and at about $298 it’s a very simple model. It is smaller than the
other models, and has a steel frame. It doesn’t offer many of the same
display features or quick workout adjustments. This model would be best
suited to a beginner who needs a low impact workout and doesn’t need to
monitor heart rate or workout progress.