The list author says: "Treadmill Doctor is the single most searched website for consumers to research treadmill and elliptical product purchases with over 3 million unique visitors per year. We create these list to help consumers narrow down their choices with expert advice on how the machines will hold up over time and their overall quality."
"The Sole E25 is a safe choice when you are looking for high quality and you don't want to spend over $1000. If you are going to use the machine consistently but don't have money to spend on higher priced units then this is the one for you. The E 25 was the Treadmill Doctor 2011 Best Buy for the $999 price category."
"The Precor EFX 5.31 elliptical is the Treadmill Doctor 2011 Best Buy for the $3999 price category. There are other machines out their put Precor really puts an amazing amount of quality in their machines. If you want the best of everything then Precor is your choice."
"The Sole E95 is probably one of the most popular ellipticals on the market today. It also one of the best quality values on the market for the money. This machine is the Treadmill Doctor Best Buy winner for 2011 for the $1999 price category and is really something considering you it was competing against units that are charging $300 more and don't stack up to it in terms of quality."
"The LifeSpan EL 3000i is a compelling option for $1000 when you take into consideration the LifeSpan Fitness Club. The Mayo Clinic and other health professionals use this system to help you manage your overall health and fitness."
"LifeSpan's EL1000 is a solid machine. The real value of the machine is the LifeSpan Fitness Club. This system allows you to track your workouts, diet, weight and other metrics in their online database and is used by Medical professionals, like the Mayo Clinic, to help manager your overall health. A good choice under $1000."
"The Sole E35 is always a safe choice for the money. Sole combines good quality and great customer service for the money. The E35 was the Treadmill Doctor 1st Runner Up in our 2011 Best Buys for the $1299 price category."
"While not the best of quality, the Schwinn 430 elliptical has an amazing feel when you are using it. This is a good choice for people that are beginners and aren't sure if they are going to use it or not."