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The Best Home Gym Equipment for Any Budget

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Check out our top at-home fitness tools for cardio, sculpting, cross-training, or flexibility workouts -- and choose from a pricey splurge or a budget-friendly steal.

Cardio Tools: Pedometer vs. Elliptical Cross-Trainer

Steal: Walking Fit Kit by Gaiam

Gaiam Walking Fit CD

This easy-to-use pedometer and motivating instructional CD is your best bet for walking off the weight quickly and effectively. On the CD, veteran walking instructor Madeleine Lewis offers technique tips on maximizing your calorie burn, from taking smaller strides to pumping your arms at your sides. She'll keep you motivated as you log in steps.

Cost: $15 from

Splurge: EFX5.23 Precor Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer

It doesn't come cheap, but diehard elliptical devotees will love that the butt-sculpting backward motion on this superior home version runs just as smoothly as the forward movement. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better at-home sweatfest.

Cost: $4,199 at

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