When it comes to fitness and exercise the substantial gym fees can often be a turn off and this where the Gold’s Gym Stride Elliptical 380 Trainer fits in perfectly. It provides a full body workout for half that cost and is one of the best elliptical for home use for both newbies and pros.

It’s specially designed to take the pressure of the knees and joints further thus making it the ideal workout machine for your old chaps at home. I lost about 900 calories within an hour and so can you but before you jump out and get it read more about this trainer below.


The dimensions of the elliptical trainer are 55 x 26 x 61 inches. It weighs around 35 lbs and hold upto 250-300 lbs. It has a non-adjustable stride. Resistance type is magnetic and it comes with 6 built in workout programs. Stride length of the trainer is 14 inches


I found assembling the trainer fun and easy. All the bolts, nuts and screws needed for the job came with the package thus saving me a couple of bucks at the hardware shop. Its small dimensions make the process simpler and it shouldn’t take you more then 15-20 minutes.

For any trouble during assembly you can call on the customer service number in case the handy manual that comes with stepwise instructions and illustrations isn’t enough.

Important Features

The most impressive feature about this elliptical trainer is its silent magnetic resistance which allowed me to indulge is other activities like reading, listening to music etc. and also vary the workout intensity with ease thus making it possible toincorporate interval training into any session.

This in turn improves stamina and fastens metabolism and thus you burn calories faster and efficiently.

The 6 built in programs I mentioned above have been develop by leading experts and are perfect for newbies as it allows them to build into the routine steadily. For the pros there are challenging workouts that will push them to the limits.

The monitor shows you all the important data about the sessions such as calories shed, duration of the workout, pulse rate, workout speed etc. thus allowing you to track your progress and make changes to the routine if necessary.

Another feature I loved were the well- paddedand foamed handlebars since my hands weren’t slippery and neither did I end up with blisters and soreness in my fingers. Its low weight made it easier for me to move it around. The water bottle stand allowed me to stay hydrated even during intense sessions without having to break my routine.

My Verdict

Considering the features this elliptical trainer has to offer I was quite surprised it costed my only 0. While this may seem costlier, an hour on this machine and you’ll have no doubts you’ve made the right choice. Though its non-adjustable stride is bit of a bummer the other features cover it up well.

If you’re willing to spend higher on your fitness rowing machines are the best alternatives. See Concept 2 Rowing Machine Reviews to know more about this beast of a rowing machine.