Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer

Body rider fan elliptical trainer

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  • Compact footprint and transport wheels
  • No-frills, but efficient workout tracker to monitor calories burned, speed, time, and distance
  • Moving handlebars engage upper and lower body
  • Instructional workout video included with your purchase
  • Well-suited for beginners
  • Adjust resistance level by adjusting the friction knob
  • Chain-driven fan resistance
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Compact
  • Easily assembled
  • Portable
  • Alternating handlebars for full-body workout
  • Affordable
What needs improvement ...
  • Pedals angle forward, which can cause discomfort
  • Resistance not strong enough for seasoned athletes
  • Shorter stride

Product Summary

While fancy extras on a fitness machine are nice, they certainly are not necessary to get a good workout. The Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer exemplifies this point. It’s a basic, but highly-efficient elliptical machine designed to work both your upper and lower body. Dual-action handlebars keep your core and arms engaged while your legs pedal away on this non-impact elliptical.

This Body Rider elliptical is very compact, measuring about 25 inches long, 9 inches wide, and 36 inches high making it a viable option for anyone living in small spaces. The compact size does compromise the stride length, so it’s less than ideal for taller individuals.

Equipped with transport wheels and weighing less than 60 pounds, this machine is easily transported out of the way when not in use. If you’re new to the world of cardio, this elliptical has you covered as it comes with an instructional workout video to help you get started.

A chain-driven fan wheel drives this elliptical. The belt-tension control knob increases or decreases resistance and, as you increase your speed, air resistance is built up which contributes to a more challenging workout.

While the Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer may not provide a workout difficult enough for a seasoned cardio fanatic, it could be a great choice for beginners and those with knee or joint pain. There are reviews that state the pedals are angled too far forward, which creates unnecessary stress on the knee for some. That said, there were recommendations for some DIY fixes to combat this problem.

A basic computer tracks fitness metrics including calories burned, speed, time, and distance displayed on a small monitor. The display is a bit lackluster but, for less than $150, it provides all you would expect and need in a machine at this price point.



38.58” L x 9.06” W x 24.8” H

Maximum user weight

250 lbs


58 lbs


1 Year

Preprogrammed workouts



Easy-to-read monitor tracks calories burned, speed, time, and distance

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      The Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer is a no-frills, compact, and lightweight cardio machine that provides efficient workouts. The compact size comes with a shorter stride length so it’s not well-suited for taller individuals.