Cross trainers come in different sizes some come in small pads or bigger pads. For some short handles are not comfortable, it’s suggested that you try out a few before selecting the model you buy. Cross trainers have heart rate monitor and before buying make sure that the monitor doesn’t fluctuate and gives the result immediately and not with a buffer and doesn’t jump quiet often.
Cross trainers are better than tread mill if noise is a concern there too a cross trainer fits in snugly and quietly in one side of your room. Make sure stability of the cross trainer is not compromised for. The cross trainer should firmly sit on the ground and should not be wobbly.
For those to whom safety is concern. Check if the cross trainer comes with a lock for the pedals when it’s not being used. And the wheels connected to pedals are properly covered. Check for a trip wire that stops the cross trainer when it’s pulled.
Cross trainers are recommended for Cardio vascular exercises and it helps in burning fat and is good cardio vascular workout. It also doesn’t give the side effects of high impact for people who have knee ailments.