The Livestrong LS9.9E elliptical is a $999 power incline machine that offers 21 levels of incline to help you train more muscles in less time.
The Livestrong LS9.9E elliptical offers 10 pre-set training programs including intervals, weight loss, constant watts, manual, and more. The console has a plug-in and speakers that works with any audio device, and the readout displays time, speed, distance, calories, heart rate, level, watts, and rpm. The list of features includes:
The Livestrong LS9.9E elliptical trainer frame has a SixStar Certification™, which means it is designed and engineered for a truly comfortable ergonomic ride.
This design feature includes key areas such as: pedals placed with zero distance between them to eliminate stress on the hips and back; a FLATellipse™ natural foot path to mimic a natural walking motion and minimize fatigue; optimal handlebar spacing, a large drive pulley ratio for a smooth ride, a StraightUP™ body posture design, and pedals placed low for easier entry and exit.
The Livestrong LS9.9E has just about everything you desire in an elliptical trainer: a 20" stride, big 23-lb flywheel, a power incline, dual action handlebars for upper body workout, speakers, advanced 0" Q-factor pedal width, and a solid 182-lb frame. (The LS9.9E doesn’t have transport wheels so it will have to stay set up where you put it.)
While this Livestrong model is a promising machine, early elliptical reviews posted in December 2009 are mixed. Consumers discovered issues with the pedals, and Johnson immediately issued a voluntary product recall to correct the problem.
The Livestrong 9.9E is one of only a limited number of sub-$1000 elliptical trainers that offers an incline, which is ideal for maximizing your workouts. This feature allows you target a greater range of muscles from your calves and quads, to your hammies and gluts.
The Livestrong LS9.9E elliptical is a great looking machine with much potential, but due to the product recall, this 2010 model gets a red light until Johnson Tech gets all the kinks worked out.
Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.