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In Home Repair Warranties

Enjoy peace of mind with our industry leading warranties: in the unlikely event that your machine develops a fault, we will arrange for a specialist engineer to fix it in your home, free of charge.


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Cross Trainer Hire vs Cross Trainer Finance

Cross Trainer Hire vs. Finance

This guide will help you decide whether to hire a cross trainer or buy a cross trainer on finance.

Cross trainer hire is one way to pay monthly and avoid a large upfront cost. However, the cost of cross trainer rental can quickly stack up. Buying on finance may be a more cost-effective option. Read on to find out more.

Cross Trainer Hire Tips

While we don’t offer cross trainer hire here at JTX Fitness, we are happy to give you some top tips. If you are considering cross trainer rental, here are some key things to keep in mind:

Stride Length

Choose the right cross trainer for your height. Stride length is the most important factor to ensure optimum performance and movement. Look for a stride length of 16 inches or more. This indicates a well-built machine. Exercising on a quality cross trainer will help you to achieve your fitness goals faster. It also reduces the chance of injury.


We recommend you hire a cross trainer with a footprint no smaller than 130cm long and 70cm wide. This will help to ensure a stable workout and is particularly important if you weigh more than 13 stone. Or you will be exercising at high intensity (e.g. running rather than walking speed).


Compare the rental cost with buying your own machine on interest-free finance. For many, cross trainer finance works out to be a smarter investment.


Make sure you’re covered for a quick replacement or repairs if the machine breaks down. Some cross trainer hire companies will leave you paying weekly rental fees but take their time fixing any problems. In contrast, buy your cross trainer on finance with JTX Fitness and you will be protected by our in-home repair warranty.

Time Limit

Manage your expectations when it comes to returning your cross trainer rental. Can you really achieve what you want to in a month or two? Or would buying a cross trainer on finance that you can keep make more sense?

Need further help with your cross trainer research? Learn more about how to buy the best cross trainer.

Buying a Cross Trainer on Finance

JTX Fitness sells a comprehensive range of new, gym-quality fitness equipment. Many people choose to hire a cross trainer because they believe that gym-quality cross trainers are too pricey to own. Cross trainer finance offers an alternative way to spread the cost.

You can save money and time by having a cross trainer in your home rather than paying a visit to the gym. The convenience of being able to hop on at home when you get a few spare minutes is unbeatable. It soon becomes part of your daily routine.

Hiring a cross trainer for a month or two is a great solution if you have a quick goal to reach. But we believe buying is a better investment. JTX Fitness does not currently offer finance directly. But, if you want to buy one of our cross trainers on finance, you can apply for PayPal Credit when you check out.

Owning a cross trainer allows you to:

Achieve Long-term Goals

You’ll have to return your cross trainer after a month or two, if you hire. It can be hard to improve your fitness as much as you might like in such a short time. But buying a treadmill on finance is an investment in your long-term fitness goals.

Improve Your Performance

When you own your own cross trainer, you get to know it inside out. Find out which programs work best for you and boost your performance.

Relax, You’re Covered

Our in-home repair warranty gives you peace of mind. Should your cross trainer develop a fault, an engineer will come and fix it.

Get Money Back if you Sell

Owning your cross trainer means you can recoup some of the cost by selling it should you wish.

Looking to buy a cross trainer now? Explore our cross trainers for sale here.

Applying for PayPal Credit

Paying monthly with PayPal credit is a smart way to spread the cost. Applying is quick and easy. Choose your JTX Fitness cross trainer and add it to your shopping basket. Select the "PayPal Credit" payment option on our checkout page and complete a short application.

Your application could be approved within minutes. If you are eligible for PayPal Credit, you’ll enjoy 4 months interest free on all purchases over £99.

Once approved, you will have a credit limit attached to your PayPal account. This allows you to spread the cost of your home gym equipment into affordable monthly payments. You can choose to pay over 6 - 24 months with a typical APR of 19.9%.

Buy your cross trainer on finance now and enjoy the fitness benefits for life:

Why Choose JTX Fitness?

When considering cross trainer rental or finance, you may have explored a number of brands. Here’s why our customers choose JTX Fitness:

Excellent Build Quality

As independent fitness specialists we take pride in selling high specification cross trainers that are built to last. Our cross trainers prioritise ample stride length, a smooth, stable experience and quiet motion.

28 Day Returns Policy

If you are not completely happy with your cross trainer, we offer a no quibbles, 28 day returns policy. You can even try out your cross trainer before you decide to keep it. All we charge is the cost of the delivery and collection – just keep hold of the packaging.

Outstanding Warranties

We offer industry leading in-home repair warranties on all our cross trainers. Should a fault rise, we’ll send an engineer to your home to fix it. If it can’t be repaired we’ll send a replacement cross trainer.

Help to Meet Your Goals

Buy a JTX cross trainer and we’ll help you meet your fitness goals. Our customer service is exemplary; we score 4.7/5 based on more than 2,500 TrustPilot reviews. We also offer free workout and maintenance guides. This premium content will help you get the most from your cross trainer for years to come.

Learn More About JTX Fitness

Discover what our customers think of our cross trainers by reading our reviews:

If you’re considering buying a cross trainer on finance, our expert customer support team can offer more advice. Contact us today.

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Looking to buy a second hand cross trainer? We don't sell used cross trainers but we've written a guide to help you get a good deal. Read our tips on buying a second hand, cheap cross trainer vs. buying new to make an informed decision.