Alliance ellipticals, like ellipticals by Ironman and several discontinued brands, are manufactured by Keys Fitness. Keys often markets the same entry-level and mid-level fitness machines as both Alliance and Ironman products.

Elliptical Hits of Alliance Ellipticals

  • Long stride – Alliance ellipticals are available with natural-length strides. For example, the Alliance A7e accommodates a wide range of exercisers with its 19” stride. Additionally, Alliance pedals can be adjusted for a more customized fit.
  • Heart rate monitor – A grip pulse rate monitors and ear clip pulse monitors helps users exercise within their target heart rate ranges.
  • Stability – Alliance cross trainers are made of heavy gauge steel. They are typically sturdy enough to accommodate users weighing more than 300 pounds.
  • Upper body exercise – Movable handlebars help people to exercise their arms and legs at the same time.
  • Small footprint – Alliance cross trainers take up less space than ellipticals by most other brands. For example, the A7e measures 59” long by 28.5” wide.
  • Acceptable warranties – Alliance ellipticals are typically sold with one year of labor, two years of protection on parts, and a longer warranty for the frame.

Elliptical Misses (What You Don’t Get)

  • Program variety – Some Alliances might need to be parked in front of a TV or used with an iPod. Otherwise, their repetitive workouts could quickly become boring.

Overall Rating for Alliance Ellipticals

Alliance ellipticals, like most Ironman cross trainers, can be counted on to deliver at least a few years of solid training. However, the best elliptical deals are sometimes reserved for the units with Ironman names. Be sure to compare your options.

ProForm and Smooth also offer some great values in the Alliance price range.

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Alliance A7e Elliptical
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