Sunny elliptical trainers are very low-budget fitness machines made in China and Taiwan. These compact ellipticals have short strides – as short as 13” – and are relatively unstable: even the Sunny “Deluxe” 850 is a light machine weighing less than most healthy adults.

Sunny Health and Fitness offers a few unique machines that might be worth investigating. For instance, they sell a combination elliptical trainer/upright bike. But generally speaking, Sunny fails to impress because of its substandard components and lack of special features.

To find a better deal, check out other discount models such as the Yowza Largo or ellipticals by Schwinn.

Features of Sunny Elliptical Trainers

  • Oversized pedals – The anti-slip pedals on Sunny trainers are oversized to promote comfort.
  • Compact size – These are among the smallest elliptical trainers available. For example, the Sunny Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer is just 41” long – almost two feet shorter than a typical small elliptical.
  • Heart rate monitors – Hand pulse monitors help users keep track of cardiovascular progress.
  • Few resistance levels Sunny ellipticals typically have eight levels of resistance. The industry standard is 16-20 levels.

Overall Rating for Sunny Elliptical Trainers

Sunny cross trainers compare very poorly against ellipticals that cost just a few hundred dollars more. Their short strides are especially disappointing because they inhibit full elliptical motion, and the machines’ light weights and few resistance levels are red flags that they can barely provide a challenge. Furthermore, since Sunny ellipticals are sold without standard warranties, customers are left vulnerable to costly repairs and replacement parts.

For better alternatives, see discount brands such as Nautilus and Schwinn. Sole and Yowza also offer some good ellipticals at low prices.

Image Model Rating Estimated Price
Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Heavy Duty Elite Elliptical Health Trainer
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Sunny Magnetic Cardio Trainer
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Sunny Health & Fitness Twist Stepper with Handlebar
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Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer II
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Sunny Health & Fitness Air Walk Trainer (SF-E902)
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Sunny Health & Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer & Upright Bike (SF-EB802)
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Sunny E906 & E907 Magnetic Elliptical Trainers
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Sunny Fitness Deluxe 850 Elliptical
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Sunny E806 and E704 Mini Elliptical Trainers
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Sunny Health & Fitness E810 Elliptical
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Sunny E804 Magnetic Elliptical Cross Trainer
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