The Endurance E5000 elliptical by Body Solid has the features you want in a C-drive crosstrainer: a posture-perfect design offering comfortable efficient workouts, and commercial engineering using health club quality components.
The Endurance E5000 elliptical has a 2-window display console showing time, speed, distance, stride/min, pulse, level, cal/hour, and calories. There are 7 workout programs and 2 user-defined workouts, plus 5 heart rate control programs including HR Hill, Interval, Cardio, Target, and Fat Burn.
The resistance can be adjusted manually, or select an HR program and let the machine set the resistance to keep you in the Target Heart Rate Zone.
The list of features includes:
The Endurance E5000 elliptical is the company’s top-of-the-line trainer designed for home or commercial use. It is self-powered just like a health club model, meaning that there is no power cord to plug in; just begin pedaling and the console lights up. Another club quality feature of the Endurance E5000 is the exceptional elliptical stride pattern.
The shape of the ellipse pattern provides a true “running feel,” while keeping the user in a balanced and upright position. The natural fluid stride gives you the comfort for longer lasting workouts.
Equipment pros and customers have been enthusiastic in elliptical reviews about C-Drive machines. Since the user does not have to straddle the frame as one does with the rear-drive machines, the pedals are placed closer together and that results in less fatigue and strain on the hips.
C-drive ellipticals are also more comfortable to stride than front-drive machines, which tend to have a more vertical, or choppier, stride.
The engineering and patented technology put into these C-Drive designs provide all the advantages of elliptical training, but in a more compact design.
The Endurance E5000 features arched support side rails to provide even more stability on an already solid steel frame. In addition, the center-drive system’s low center of gravity means you won’t feel any rocking or lateral motion as you would on an inferior machine.
The Endurance E5000 gives you a solid, quiet, and convenient workout with the professional feel of a commercial elliptical machine, but in the privacy of your own home.
And while you might expect to spend thousands of dollars for such a compact hi-tech design, the E5000 is a very affordable $2,399 at Amazon.com.
Backed by Body Solid’s lifetime warranty on the frame, and five years on parts and electronics, the Endurance E5000 elliptical is a Good Buy.
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