Elliptical Trainer Consumer Reviews

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Editor's note: The opinions expressed here have been submitted by consumers who either happened to have a bad experience or were totally satisfied with their puchase. Do not base your buying decision based on a couple of negative reviews. Even the best manufacturer cannot achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

Kettler Unix PX didn't last long 
I bought one of these 3.5 years ago. I deliberately bought a German made elliptical as all of the various Asian ones I had had before failed in about a …

WESLO, 220X Momentum, Is My LEG SAVER! 
I own & use my Strider 5-6 days a week. I have not had a single problem. As you state above, there is a tiny click noise, that I hear, however, because …

Epic EL 2980 Elliptical Review 
We purchased this elliptical for home use, and use it very regularly to improve our fitness, especially during winters. Loved it, and used regularly until …

Sole E20  
We have had the Sole E20 for about 14 months. It is a great workout in a short span of time. 30 minutes of hard running will make you feel great. The problem …

Life Fitness X7 Elliptical Consumer Review 
The good: The Life Fitness X7 elliptical gives you an excellent total body workout, a wide variety of programs, very comfortable stride spacing. The bad: …

Horizon CE5.2 Elliptical User Review  
Editor's Note: This is an older model. Check out our latest Horizon elliptical reviews here . First off, let's be practical. What's the most important …

Yowza Pompano Elliptical Trainer User Review 
Let me start out by stating that I've been using ellipticals for over 10 years. I'm 5'10" and weigh 180 lbs. I enjoy working out on ellipticals because …

Nordictrack E15.0 Elliptical Problems - Wish I Had Never Bought from NordicTrack 
Nordictrack has HORRIBLE customer service, horrible. We bought the NordicTrack E15.0 elliptical, the newest NordicTrack model and it came to us BROKEN. …

Smooth Elliptical Reviews Submitted by Consumers 
We purchased our pre-owned (6 years old) Smooth CE 3.2 elliptical for less than a third of the original purchase price and are positively ecstatic about …

Lifecore CD500 Elliptical User Review 
I jumped in and made the purchase of my Lifecore CD500 elliptical trainer in 05/2010. Our exercise room is on the second floor. It took three adult men …

TRUE TSXa Elliptical User Review 
I purchased a True TSXa elliptical two years ago for $3700 (on sale), replaced complete rear axle, electronic dash, and now two brakes. I am told by trained …

Weslo Momentum 635 Elliptical User Review 
I got the Weslo Momentum 635 elliptical trainer used from a friend who rarely used it. However, in the time she did use it, she had to replace one of the …

Life Fitness X8 Elliptical User Comments 
I purchased the Life Fitness X8 elliptical on 10/23/2010. It had a clicking noise in right rear. Serviceman replaced a coupler on 12/10/2010. Heard …

NordicTrack Elliptical Machines Consumer Reviews 
UPDATE: Some of the models below may be older or discontinued. To read reviews of the latest NordicTrack models just follow this link . I admit …

Horizon EX-59 Elliptical - Enjoyed It for 2 Months 
I bought a Horizon EX-59 , enjoyed it for a couple months, but then a vibration, rattle, knocking, and not so smooth action set in for good. I thought …

Healthrider Elliptical Trainer Consumer Reviews 
I purchased the HealthRider Stride Trainer 900 online and received the shipment within about 6-7 business days. The elliptical is delivered in a large …

AFG Elliptical 4.0AE Consumer Review 
When I was looking to buy an elliptical machine 3 years ago I decided to buy a more expensive machine so that I would get better quality and have a product …

Horizon E701 Elliptical - Save Your Money 
We have little space so we needed a small machine. The price of the Horizon E701 was a little high, $600.00 at Dicks with tax. With two of us using it …

BH Fitness BladeZ X4 Elliptical 
We had our BH Fitness BladeZ X4 elliptical for 2.5 years and then the frame broke. We have had no help from BH Fitness. We did find out that there have …

ProForm Elliptical Trainer Consumer Reviews  
I just purchased the ProForm 6.0 ZE elliptical trainer for Christmas this year and it is AMAZING. I really did my homework on different ellipticals because …

Lose Weight on an Elliptical Trainer 
I am a 5'3 female who had gotten up to 210 lbs!!! 2 months ago, I joined a gym and changed my eating habits. I started on the treadmill but it was sooooo …

Image Elliptical Trainers Consumer Reviews 
Just wanted to add my two cents to your review of the Image 8.25 elliptical trainer . I have owned this one for two and a half years and am having to …

Fitness Gear 821E Elliptical Trainer 
I had the Fitness Gear 821E elliptical for 91 days (that's one day after the 90 day parts & labor warranty had expired!) when the first piece on it broke. …

NordicTrack AudioStrider User Reviews 
One consumer's opinion about the NordicTrack 990 AudioStrider Elliptical. For all those who might be considering some home exercise equipment I thought …

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BH X4 Elliptical is TERRIBLE, BLADEZ is NO HELP 
Just like everyone who has posted regarding the BH X4, the elliptical is TERRIBLE. Had issues weeks into owning the equipment. Now it is a $1000 paperweight. …

Nordic track free stride trainer FS7i 
I purchased my NordicTrack FS7iI over the phone from Nordic track which I know now is actually icon fitness. I received it on December 3, 2015 and I have …

Kettler Axos Cross P 
Bought this used off of Craigslist.com for $150(like new, regularly sells for $600-$700) based on Kettler reputation. It is a 2014 model. Very solid, very …

Sole E 25 Design and Build Quality Issues 
I purchased a Sole E 25 in October of 2013. The machine gives a great work out and gets really good reveiws. Unfortunately it does not hold up even under …

Yowza Captiva Elliptical 
Yowza elliptical trainers offer more of an upper body workout as the "handles" go around in an arching motion instead of the normal push/pull motion...Many …

Health Rider H90e Failure 
I had my HealthRider for a few years and used it only sometimes. You know, that weekend or two every other month. Well, I had two breakdowns in it. Since …

Vision S7100 Elliptical Consumer Review 
I have not found any user reviews of this machine. I compared it to some other machines and determined that the Vision S7100 Elliptical was the right …

NordicTrack E9 ZL Elliptical Review 
Bought this brand new from Fitness Superstore and paid £105 extra to have is assembled and working. Within five minutes of use an audible clunk was transmitted …

Sole E20 Elliptical Ordered from Sears 
I ordered this elliptical from Sears 3 times (had to do it over 3 times). You've heard 3rd time is charm...not true here. Sears was supposed to deliver …

ProForm 18E Elliptical 
I've owned for about 14 months. Use about 3 hrs per week. This is a very nice ellipitcal. I've become accustomed to the ramp and the ease of how the pedals …

Freemotion 530 Elliptical 
After doing a lot of research on home use elipticals, I made an unwise decision to purchase this eliptical machine. The reviews online I had read were …

NordicTrack Audiostrider 990 Pro 
Stay away!! This machine was fine for a year and then started to fall apart. Noises persistant and in the last 6 months had to change broken lift motor …

Nordictrack 990 Elliptical 
I have had my Nordictrack for 3 years. We have had to buy wheels because they cracked. Our foot pedals cracked and we duct taped them because they were …

AFG 4.1 AE Elliptical User Comments 
We purchased the AFG 4.1 AE elliptical because of its perfect configuration and all its bells and whistles. But as soon as we started using it, bearings …

Flywheel on Elliptical Shot 
I have had my elliptical for 11 months. I need to exercise due to the fact I have diabetes. The machine was really good until the last 3 months. I have …

Nordic Track/ICON Fitness Ellipticals -We Second Brad Juhasz's Report Plus... 
We had the exact same experience as Brad Juhasz (NordicTrack 990 AudioStrider - Learn from My Mistake) with a NordicTrack elliptical costing $1000. In …

NordicTrack Audiostrider Pro990 and ICON's Customer "Support" (Lack of!) 
Sure wish I'd have taken the trouble to do a little searching before buying my NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 PRO elliptical. I was impressed by the 990 …

NordicTrack Pro 990 Autostrider Consumer Experience 
Approximately 2 months ago I purchased a 2012 NordicTrack Pro 990 Audiostrider elliptical . I had no problems assembling it, but the track itself never …

ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer Consumer Comments 
I purchased a ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer and when it was shipped I noticed the box was just a little fractured, not much! When I opened up …

TruPace E200 Elliptical Trainer Consumer Review 
I purchased a TruPace E200 elliptical trainer from 1800treadmill.com and began to have problems with the unit immediately. I contacted customer service …

Proform 10.0 ZE Elliptical - Delivery Problems 
I read reviews and did comparisons and then price shopped. I ended up ordering the ProForm 10.0 ZE elliptical online at workoutwarehouse.com. I got confirmation …

Precor AMT100i Elliptical - AMAZING!! 
The Precor AMT100i Elliptical is unbelievable! I suffer from a partially herniated disc in my neck and impact training is often painful. The free stride …

ProForm 500 LE Elliptical Failed Within 3 Months 
What a piece of junk! The ProForm 500 LE elliptical failed within the first three months of light duty use. The reed switch went bad, so the console was …

Schwinn 420 Elliptical 
I love the Schwinn 420 elliptical trainer. For the money it is INCREDIBLE!!! They usually run $599.00, I got mine on sale, assembled for $499.00. I am …

Don't Buy the ProForm XP StrideClimber 600 
I purchased a ProForm XP StrideClimber 600 from Sears. The sales lady assured me this was a quality built machine. Since then it's constantly broken …

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ST Fitness 4805 Total Body Trainer Consumer Review 
I have had only Walmart elliptical machines before, so I was used to crap. I went to a proper fitness sales center and tested the Horizon EX-69 and the …

Landice E8 Elliptimill Consumer Comments -- Great Warranty, No Service 
I own a Landice E8 Elliptimill. The lifetime warranty was the big reason for paying the extra money. I've twice needed service in 6 months. This last …

Precor EFX 5.31 Elliptical - Couldn't Image Settling for Anything Else 
We have owned the Precor EFX 5.31 elliptical trainer for a little over a month, but we did extensive research (and tried out) a number of different ellipticals …

AllEllipticals.com Completeness 
Vision Fitness, like Livestrong, Horizon & AFG is also a popular Johnson company elliptical brand that has a high volume of units on the market and they …

Kettler Elliptical Trainer Consumer Review 
We have a Kettler elliptical trainer and have had numerous problems with the electronics. I'm not able to tell you the model of the machine because it's …

ST Fitness 4820 Elliptical Trainer Consumer Review 
My ST Fitness elliptical trainer that I've owned for 9 months is junk. I do not recommend that anyone buy an elliptical trainer from ST Fitness. The …

Pacemaster Silver XT Elliptical Consumer Review 
We bought the Pacemaster Silver XT elliptical locally from a popular internet site. It's a beauty, and I spent a lot of time doing research on what features …

Life Fitness X3 Elliptical User Comments 
An ant has a lifespan of three years. So does a "Life" Fitness elliptical. I purchased a Life Fitness X3 elliptical on 1/18/08. It came with a …

Tunturi C60 Elliptical User Review  
I purchased a Tunturi C60 elliptical for my home gym, personal, occasional use, dedicated room. The sensor has broken down twice and is not real easy …

Livestrong Elliptical Trainers Consumer Reviews 
A great elliptical trainer, well made. I purchased the Livestrong LS8.0E for my daughter and myself to use. I am out of shape but she is not. I ordered …

Sole Ellipticals Consumer Reviews 
Transporting and assembly: The Sole E25 elliptical trainer is heavy; I picked it up at the store and then moved it from my rig to my exercise/office …

Reebok 1000 ZX Elliptical - Failed After 1 Year 
My Reebok 1000 ZX elliptical failed after only 1 year. Of course it was out of warranty - how convenient. They were however so gracious as to offer …

Tony Little's Gazelle - User Review 
The foot pads leave a little to be desired; other than that Tony Little's Gazelle trainers will give you a workout if you want it to. You do need to …

Schwinn Elliptical Trainers Consumer Reviews 
I looked at all the ellipticals out there and the choice I made was the Schwinn 420 . It is as good as the 4000 dollar models and very quite when in use. …

Horizon Fitness CSE3 HR Elliptical Trainer 
We purchased this elliptical brand new. The machine always made loud squeeky noises. One arm broke off right away. A pin broke. Recently the main shaft …

Quantum Elliptical Consumer Review 
I purchased a very pricey Quantum elliptical machine thinking that it would be great to spend the "extra" money and have a good machine. I should have …

Landice E8 Executive Trainer User Review 
I have owned the Landice E8 Executive Trainer for approximately 8 months and all the reviews written here are absolutely correct! It is incredibly smooth …

StarTrac Elliptical Edge Consumer Review 
I used to use the StarTrac Elliptical Edge at my local gym. I wanted to buy an elliptical for home, so I shopped around and couldn't find one, then …

Life Fitness X5 Elliptical - Key Pad Replacement Cost 
I paid about 3 grand for a Life Fitness X5 Elliptical about 4 years ago. Since we've had it, there have been a number of technical problems with it, …

Reebok RL 725 Elliptical review 
I loved the stride on the Reebok RL 725 elliptical and used it off and on for about 5 years. I weigh about 200 lbs and one of the welds broke off a leg …

Weslo Momentum G 3.8 Elliptical Review 
I was hesitant to buy the Weslo Momentum G 3.8 elliptical after reading reviews that indicate it was a noisy machine and that parts loosened too easily. …

The AFG 4.0 AE - Our Favorite Elliptical Trainer 
I purchased the new AFG 4.0 AE Elliptical last October. My wife and I use it in our home. We spend a total of about 20 hours per week on the elliptical. …

Coverting Strides to Miles on an Elliptical Machine 
Question: I don't understand how to calculate the distance in strides converted to miles on a NordicTrack elliptical machine. Is there a certain formula …

Reebok RL1500 Elliptical - Great Machine! 
The Reebok RL 1500 elliptical is a great cross trainer. With the 20 inch stride it makes it nice for people with longer legs, doesn't feel like you are …

Star Trac 4810 Elliptical - Made in China 
I bought a Star Trac 4810 and it says on the box 'Made in China'. It's designed and engineered in USA but not made in USA. The quality of the frame reflects …

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Tunturi C60 Elliptical User Review 
I've owned a new Tunturi C60 Elliptical for 5 months now. I can say that in the 10 years I've been routinely using elliptical trainers, this is the …

Octane Elliptical Reviews Submitted by Consumers 
After extensively trying all the great brands such as Precor I finally decided to buy an Octane elliptical trainer . I found them to be the smoothest …

Precor Elliptical Consumer Reviews 
I bought my Precor 5.21 si elliptical machine roughly ten years ago. The price tag is high but what you get is a machine that is bullet proof and performs …

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