When shopping for a new elliptical, there are a lot of features that go into the decision-making process. How smooth is it, how much incline does it have, does it have a tv and what’s the price are all popular means to which to filter through ellipticals until you find the one you want.
But, there is one feature that is often overlooked, but sooner or later is going to become a very real logistical concern when you’re trying to move it.
What is the weight of the elliptical!?!
An elliptical can weigh anywhere from 100 pounds to 340 pounds with an average elliptical weight of about 241.4 pounds. The brand, quality and style of the elliptical are the key components that determine how much an elliptical weighs.
In this article, I’m going to give you some examples of how much some of the most popular ellipticals weigh to potentially help you with your buying decision and give you a few tips when you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to move one of these things.
Editor’s Note: I’ve also listed the User Capacity weight of each elliptical as well. These are the manufacturer’s listed limits – I’ve not personally tested the weight capacity of any of these ellipticals.
Table of Contents
- Popular Elliptical Weights
- Elliptical Weight FAQ
- Final Thoughts
Popular Elliptical Weights
How Much Does a Nordictrack Elliptical Weigh?
One of the most popular brands of ellipticals is Nordictrack. It’s actually the brand of elliptical that I have in my gym (I have a C9.5 that I believe they don’t make anymore).
The 7 Nordictrack Ellipticals ranged in weight from 206 pounds to 287 pounds with the average weight being 237.7 pounds.
|Nordictrack Elliptical Weights|
|Nordictrack||FS14i||287 lbs||375 lbs|
|Nordictrack||FS10i||284 lbs||375 lbs|
|Nordictrack||Commercial 14.9||210 lbs||350 lbs|
|Nordictrack||FREE Commercial 9.9||244 lbs||350 lbs|
|Nordictrack||Studio Elliptical||206 lbs||300 lbs|
|Nordictrack||SpaceSaver SE9i||218 lbs||325 lbs|
|Nordictrack||SpaceSaver SE7i||215 lbs||325 lbs|
The FS14i and FS10i are two of Nordictrack’s Free Stride (FS) Ellipticals. They can function as an elliptical, stepper and treadmill.
How Much Does a Precor Elliptical Weigh?
Precor has the heaviest ellipticals out of all the ones I looked up. Not only was Precor the only brand that had an elliptical over 300 pounds, but all 9 of their ellipticals were over 300 pounds.
The other thing that stood out to me when researching all the Precor treadmills was how similar each of them was in weight. The lightest elliptical (308 pounds) and the heaviest elliptical (340 pounds) are only 32 pounds apart from each other.
Finally, even more similar was the user capacity weight. All 9 Precor ellipticals had the same User Capacity weight of 350 pounds.
|Precor Elliptical Weights|
|Precor||EFX 885 w/ Converging CrossRamp||340 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 883 w/ Converging CrossRamp||340 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 865 w/ Converging CrossRamp||340 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 863 w/ Converging CrossRamp||340 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 835 w/ Converging CrossRamp||340 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 833 w/ Converging CrossRamp||330 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 685 w/ CrossRamp||315 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 665 w/ CrossRamp||312 lbs||350 lbs|
|Precor||EFX 635 w/ CrossRamp||308 lbs||350 lbs|
How Much Does a Sole Elliptical Weigh?
Sole had weights listed for 6 of their 7 models. They ranged in weight from 212 pounds to 265 pounds with an average weight of 234.5 pounds.
For what it’s worth, Sole also had the highest listed User Capacity with 3 of their ellipticals boasting a 400-pound user capacity limit.
|Sole Elliptical Weights|
|Sole||E25||212 lbs||350 lbs|
|Sole||E35||231 lbs||375 lbs|
|Sole||E55||214 lbs||375 lbs|
|Sole||E95||236 lbs||400 lbs|
|Sole||E98||249 lbs||400 lbs|
|Sole||E95S||265 lbs||400 lbs|
*No Machine Dimensions were given on the E20’s product page.
How Much Does a Proform Elliptical Weigh?
Unfortunately, only one of the Proform Ellipticals had the weight of the machine listed. That was the Pro HIIT H14 which has a listed weight of 224 pounds.
|Proform Elliptical Weights|
|Proform||Pro HIIT H14||224 lbs||325 lbs|
|Proform||Carbon HIIT H10||???*||325 lbs|
|Proform||Carbon EL||???*||275 lbs|
|Proform||Carbon E10||???*||275 lbs|
|Proform||Hybrid Trainer XT||???*||250 lbs|
How Much Does a Schwinn Elliptical Weigh?
Schwinn’s ellipticals were definitely the lightest of all the popular brands that I researched. On average the three Schwinn ellipticals weighed 144.2 pounds. This includes the lightest of all the ellipticals I found – the Schwinn 411 Elliptical which weighs only 100 pounds.
|Schwinn Elliptical Weights|
|Schwinn||470 Elliptical||164 lbs||300 lbs|
|Schwinn||430 Elliptical||168.7 lbs||300 lbs|
|Schwinn||411 Elliptical||100 lbs||300 lbs|
Other Popular Ellipticals Weight
|Weights of Other Popular Ellipticals|
|Bowflex||M6||148 lbs||300 lbs|
|Bowflex||M9||148 lbs||300 lbs|
|Bowflex||Max Total 16||155 lbs||300 lbs|
|Horizon||EX-59||145 lbs||300 lbs|
|Horizon||7.0 AE||194 lbs||325 lbs|
Elliptical Weight FAQ
Does an Elliptical Weigh More Than a Treadmill?
Obviously, this depends heavily upon the individual models you’re comparing. Out of the 31 elliptical models that I researched they ranged in weight from 100 pounds to 340 pounds with an average weight of 241 pounds.
I also researched the weights of 27 treadmill models and they ranged in weight from 50 pounds to 500 pounds with an average weight of 270 pounds.
All in all, an elliptical and a treadmill are going to be pretty similar in weight. It really just depends on the exact models that you’re comparing.
How Do You Move an Elliptical?
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of needing to move an elliptical, there is some good news.
Most ellipticals come with wheels on the front end of the machine toward the flywheel. This is convenient because the flywheel is where most of the weight of the machine resides.
So, as long as you’re moving the elliptical on flat ground, say, from one end of the gym to the other then ellipticals are actually pretty easy to move.
Going up and down stairs or in and out of a truck if you’re moving an elliptical or taking it in or out of a house gets a bit more tricky. I would highly recommend having at least one, if not two, strong helpers to help navigate any stairs.
Obviously, this also depends on how heavy your elliptical is. A 150-pound elliptical and a 300-pound elliptical are two very different things. Either way, take your time, lift with your legs and you shouldn’t have too much trouble moving an elliptical if you have a little help.
If you came here looking for how much an elliptical weighs, I hope this guide filled with the weights of the most popular brands of ellipticals helped out.