The Fitness Official proudly offers its opinions of the best fitness equipment available today. Unlike other review websites, The Fitness Official bases its recommendations on a little different criteria. We tailor our reviews to exactly what you the online consumer are looking for, manufacturers who build the greatest quality for the greatest value with the proven ability to support you and your online purchase through the entire process and after.

Our opinions have come through the actual buying process and personal testing of the equipment thereafter. The Fitness Official has done exactly what you the customer are looking to do, purchase a treadmill or elliptical online and document the process. We base our reviews on overall product quality, price, sales support (Q&A), website navigation, shipping, warranty and customer service. Most review websites and magazines only review the products themselves and only in a window of a single usage.. it's not a good measure to say the least. Far beyond the products alone, we engage the manufacturers to better understand their warranties and customer service which we feel are just as important as the products themselves. The majority of reviews on the internet today are either owned by or persuaded by the manufacturers themselves but a little more research will ultimately expose the truth. Many brands get glowing reviews from websites that appear reputable but a further search about customer service specifically will tell a completely different story.

We review upwards of 20 different manufacturers (brands) annually and pick one in two different categories, the home market and the commercial market, as our recommendations for the year. Sole Fitness and Life Fitness are our top recommendations for 2023.

We at the Fitness Official recognize that fitness consumers have different needs and budgets and we tailor our advice with that in mind. Rather than review numerous companies like most other review websites, some favorable and some unfavorable, we choose to simplify the process and pick the best for each calendar year as our recommendations. When we identify the best for the year, why bother telling you who came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th,...

There are many good products to choose from and it doesn't make sense to us to waste our time or yours dwelling on the bad products. Simply put, we're certain you'll be pleased with the products we recommend and how each of the respective companies support their customers.