Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

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imageI’m trying to say goodbye to the gym so I can save some money in the long run and still get and stay fit…and lose some weight. I’m leaning towards an elliptical and have been researching the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer since it seems to be a popular one. I’ve come across a lot of helpful information on it as well as loads of reviews—good and bad. I’ve put it all together so you can benefit from my in-depth review and decide if this machine is worth considering if you’re on the market for a piece of home work out equipment too.

A machine for everybody

Some machines are designed for advanced exercisers and then those that are intended for beginners. This can be kind of limiting so I was really happy to find that this is not the case with the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer. It’s designed, built and conceptualized for all sorts of people regardless of their fitness levels. Once you have this in your living room, everybody in the family can get use out of it which is great and gives you some extra bang for your buck. And, for those limited by a small space; this is perfect because it really can fit just about anywhere…even in front of the TV!image

Cardiovascular Booster

Elliptical trainers are designed to boost one’s cardiovascular health which results in a healthy heart and yes, a gorgeous body. The Scwinn 430 elliptical Trainer also works that way and offers up a great workout that will get the heart pumping and help you to slim down. This machine is able to combine flexibility and ease of movement in both in the upper and the lower portions of the body so it’s especially easy to use while still being very beneficial. It’s been designed in such a way that that walking on them actually feels really natural. That means little to no stress on your feet, knees and legs. While doing this, you’re also improving your lung and heart capacity not to mention how you are able to burn all those calories. In effect, this machine is packed with a lot of health benefits

8 Programs

Where else can you find eight workout programs in just one machine? The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer definitely delivers as far as program options and providing a workout that you won’t get bored with. This is especially great if more than one person in the household is going to use it ‘cause there’s something for everyone. It also features eight resistance levels that are computer-controlled so you can increase the intensity level of your workout as you improve. And, this machine is also equipped with six user-profile programs, one calorie goal program and one manual program which really helps you mix it up and keep it interesting. Again, that’s a lot of bang for the buck!

Bio Glide Motion Technology

Gliding naturally puts less stress on your feet. Seeing this as a need, the makers of the Schwinn 430 made sure that theirs have a BioGlide motion technology. The trainers also come with a BioFit design providing the user with maximum comfort and protection while exercising. Thanks to its comfortable footpads and handlebars. The features do not stop there because the handlebars are not spared from them too. It has a heart rate monitoring device that allows you to monitor how your heart rate is going while exercising.

Quick Start function

Just as the name suggests, the Schwinn 430’s quick start function is very reliable. Similarly, it also lets you change the resistance levels just as easily. Come to think of it, everything comes easily whenever you are in the mood for a good challenge. Additionally there are other features that of this machine that are worth mentioning. Firstly, it has three excellent feedback programs such as the recovery mode, the results mode and the body mass index. Accordingly, you can use all of these three functions to determine if how far you have improved in your workout and, well, how much thinner you’re getting.image

Eddy Current Brake Resistance

Elliptical users complain of elliptical trainers that stop abruptly, and this is something that was addressed in the making of the Schwinn 430. It has Eddy current brake resistance so you get a smooth and continuous ride that stops gently and is quiet.


The Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer comes with a pretty good warranty package that consists of:

  • 15 years on the frame
  • 2 years on the parts
  • 2 years on the electronics
  • 90 days on labor

Reviews – What Others Are Saying

I gotta tell you that this elliptical has gotten some pretty great reviews. On Amazon alone, the Schwinn 430 has gotten close to 500 reviews with the majority being really positive. I’ve listed a few words from others here to give you an idea of what people think of this machine:

“…for the price, the performance is much much better than expected. It's very quiet and has a great feel to it.”

“This thing works like a charm. I'm 6'/190 lbs and I go 30 minutes a day. Rock solid. A little squeaking on the rear rubber wheels at first but now that they're broken in, nothing. Very smooth and sturdy. Excellent value. Electronics are fine thus far (1.5 months).”

“The Schwinn 430 eliptical was very easy to put together. I am a woman and put it together by myself in a few hours. I couldn't get the electronics to work, but called customer service and they were very helpful and sent me the parts I needed. The machine is very quiet and the operation very smooth. The computer console is easy to understand and program. It's well worth the money.”

There were a few who found the elliptical hard to put together and others who said the backlight in the console wasn’t as bright as it could be. There was also some mentioning of squeaking, but these were listed as only minor inconveniences.

You can read all of the reviews at

Where to Buy the Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

Schwinn 430 elliptical Trainers are sold in department stores, sporting goods shops or specialty stores selling gym equipment. However, if you want to get the best value for your money, buying it online through Amazon seems to be the way to go. They sell it cheaper than others and also offer free shipping on it to boot.


Check out our reviews of the other Elliptical Trainers from Schwinn:

About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.