When investing in a piece of cardio equipment for your home, many people struggle between a treadmill or an elliptical. Here is a quick comparison to help you make your decision.

Impact:

Treadmills: The treadmill offers more of an impact, which helps strengthen bones

Elliptical: There is no ground impact, this is good for those who need a gentler workout

Training:

Treadmills: Provides a better training experience for a dedicated runner/jogger who wants to train for races

Elliptical: Provides no training experience for a runner/jogger

Efficiency:

Treadmill: Focuses more on your lower body

Elliptical: The majority of elliptical trainers give you a total body workout.

Variety:

Treadmill: Offers the ability to change incline and intensity

Elliptical: Also offers the ability to change incline and intensity. It also offers the ability to not use the handlebar and focus on your lower body