5 Different Types of Exercise Machines and the Benefits of Each

5 Different Types of Exercise Machines and the Benefits of Each

Whether you’re looking for a new way to stay active at home or want to switch up your current workout routine, buying an exercise machine could be a great way to get in shape and stay motivated.

From stationary bikes to stair climbers, there are so many options out there, but which piece of equipment is right for you?

That’s where we can help! We’ve put together a rundown of the most popular types of exercise machines and the benefits of using each – as well as our recommended home fitness equipment. This way, you’ll be able to make the right choice for you, so you can reach your personal goals.


If you’re looking for an all-round workout, a stationary bike could be the machine you need. Cycling is both an effective way to lower your body fat and burn calories, which helps with weight loss.

Riding a stationary bike is also a great aerobic workout. It gets your heart pumping and blood flowing to your muscles, which strengthens your heart, lungs and various muscles in your body. You can vary the resistance levels on a stationary bike, so you can exercise at whichever speed or intensity is best for you.


Stair climbing has lots of benefits and has been adopted by many athletes to stay fit and healthy. It provides a low impact, cardiovascular workout. As you climb, you’ll strengthen your heart and lungs and boost your aerobic fitness. Depending on the intensity of the workout, stair climbing can burn calories and help you lose weight.

A stair climbing machine will also strengthen and tone your body. You’ll be pumping your legs, and in doing so, tighten and tone your lower body – as well as your core muscles. Stair climbing will also reduce the stress on your joints as you won’t be pounding the ground.


A stepper machine has similar benefits to stair climbing. Exercising regularly on a stepper machine can improve your cardiovascular fitness by increasing your heart rate. It can also help to burn calories, as well as strengthen and tone your lower body muscles, including your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.

One of the main advantages of a stepper is that it is a low impact workout. Unlike running or jogging outdoors, it will help to reduce and relieve any stress or pain in your joints. 


If you’re an avid runner but want to take your workout indoors, a treadmill could be a great alternative. Running or walking on a treadmill will strengthen your lower body muscles, including your quadriceps, hamstrings and calves. It will also benefit your hip flexors and gluteal muscles.

What’s more, a treadmill puts you in control of your workout. You can choose the intensity, speed and incline of your run. And in doing so, improve your cardiovascular fitness, burn calories and reduce body fat.


An elliptical machine is a popular pieces of fitness equipment for many people. Working both your upper and lower body, you get a full body workout in the comfort of your own home.

Exercising on an elliptical machine will give you an excellent aerobic workout, making your heart and lungs work harder. Depending on the intensity of the workout, you can also burn a lot of calories whilst pumping those pedals. And because your feet aren’t hitting a hard surface, you’ll prevent any wear and tear to your joints.

The Orbitrek X17

Whilst all 5 exercise machines have fantastic health benefits, our top pick for a piece of home fitness equipment has to be the Orbitrek X17. Here’s why…

The Orbitrek X17 is the first ever multi-path trainer that has 17 different burn paths and combines 5 workouts into 1 single trainer.

 Due to its dual-crank system, this impressive exercise machine has ever-changing pathways that imitate different types of natural terrain. So, when you train, your mind and body face challenges that you’d experience outdoors.

Unlike traditional exercise machines, the Orbitrek X17 has multiple workouts built in – cycling, stair climber, stepper, treadmill and elliptical. This means you’ll be activating more muscles and burning more calories in less time.

What’s more, thanks to its range of movements, you’ll never get stuck into a predicable workout pattern, and therefore, beat any exercise boredom!

The Orbitrek X17 has been designed with amazing features like finger touch resistance, ergonomic handles and state-of-the-art interactive electronics. Simply adjust the settings to the type of workout you want to do – and see the results for yourself!

Learn more about the Orbitrek X17 or view our full range of fitness equipment here.