Less than 250 lbs - Ellipticals
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Sun Apr 18 00:00:00 MDT 2010xchatnoirx Rating:2.0
I decided to purchase this elliptical because of the good reviews it got and I was really, really excited about using it during the Boston winters. I bought it in February and now it's April. It worked well for about two months - it was silent, everything looked good except the fact that the calorie counter is 3x your actual calorie loss (if 10,000 steps = 500 calories is the standard, the counter will show that 10,000 steps = 1,500 calories lost). I was able to get in my 10,000 steps a day without bugging my roommates. Three weeks ago, it started making really bad grinding noises and black pieces of plastic(?) started shooting out from the back of it. So I thought, "Okay, it just needs some grease!" Yeah.... no. The grease worked for about 20 minutes. And now I've been taking it apart every 10 minutes to re-grease it, otherwise it's just loud grinding noises. I'm almost afraid it's something else and any minute now, if I step on it, it'll all fall apart. I was told that if you exceed the weight limit (250 lbs), you'll start getting these problems. Problem is I'm half the weight limit. I contacted Stamina Products and I'm still waiting for a real reply. Thank goodness it's spring.
Wed Jun 15 00:00:00 MDT 2011kleachoverstock Rating:5.0
After accidentally dousing my entire bedroom with WD-40 while trying to put this thing together (with the help of my boyfriend), it looks good and works well. The instructions were a little confusing because we didn't have all the washers that they claimed we should have, but it hasn't fallen apart yet, so that's a good sign. When I would go to the gym, I would only use the elliptical, do some floor exercises, and lift some 5-pounders. Paying $85 a month for that was just preposterous--I was basically paying extra so that other people can get their zumba and pole dancing on. I was looking for a way out, and this was it! This elliptical fits perfectly in my 1br apt. Everyday I wake up and see it there, waiting for me to hop on it. Motivation! I don't even have to take the subway to get to it. Glorious day! With the money that I'm saving, I can even afford to take a couple Bikram Yoga classes a month. I'm 5'7" and 120 lbs, and the stride isn't too short for me, and I have no problems with it falling apart yet (knock on wood). It wobbled a little bit on my wooden floor, but when I moved it diagonally, it was steady (methinks my floor is a wee bit uneven). It doesn't make any crazy noises like other reviewers said, but if you read my first sentence, you know why. I've been working out on level 6, and that's a good workout for me. (It even triggers my exercise-induced asthma!) Combine that with an ab workout, and I'm feeling goooood. So if you're semi-lazy, frugal, have the space, and don't like pole dancing, buy this machine. That's what I did!
Fri Mar 27 00:00:00 MDT 2009lshauntay Rating:5.0
I received this product the other day and I absolutely love it. I am recovering from surgery and I think that this will be a great benefit to obtaining the goal weight that I need. I am glad to know that it can hold up to 250 lb. person. The equipment was packed properly, most parts already assembled and after getting beyond the initial tightness in the machine, I truly love it. I would definitely recommend it to someone and even see if a couple of my friends would like to use it.
Sat Jan 18 00:00:00 MST 2014kfitzner Rating:5.0
The exercise machine took a bit of concentration to construct but once together, it worked beautifully. It works for someone under 100 lbs and someone at 185 lbs. the machine can be moved easily on wheels and took up less space than feared. Overall, a thumbs up.
Elliptical trainers mix elements of treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair steppers and other exercise machines to offer a full-body workout (also called a total fitness workout) that minimizes joint stress and other negatives, giving the user the best workout possible. This elliptical trainer buying guide will help you figure out how to buy elliptical trainers that best meet your needs.