Seriously I had to check to see if the monitor was giving me the wrong reading. I was burning 972 calories in 60 minutes! Insane! Love it so much had my brother buy one too. Now we are challenging each other to see who can burn more calories. It's on!
After using it daily for a month and a half for about 30 to 60+ minutes a day, the following is my assessment: It is a substantial piece of equipment that is great for an apartment because of its compactness. It is very quiet generating only a faint "pumping action" sound. Because of the constant and shifting pressure exerted on the foot pedals, I strongly recommend the application of Locktite to the screw threads to keep it bolted. Otherwise, with the screws working loose it can damage the pedals and the threads. Although not an avid runner, I jog over 1,100 miles a year. Using this elliptical is a great workout with low impact. While there is a short stride to this machine, if you ever tried running or sprinting in place, it is a vigorous routine despite getting nowhere. The length of the stride does not dictate the quality of a workout. Because of other comments, I purchased some Lithium grease, just in case of the need to take it apart for lubrication. Up to now, there has been no need for any lube action. My only regret is that I should have bought this years ago.
At 5'3 this fits my stride and arms reach perfectly, had my daughter in law assemble this for me took her about 2 hours. Good enough for us 60 something to try and stay in shape
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