The LifeSpan E2i is one of three current elliptical trainers in the company's lineup, offering 20 levels of incline coupled with 20 resistance levels, for a challenging and effective workout.
It also has special technology to correct your imbalances.
Let's get into our review to see what this one is all about...
The E2i has a unique long column attached to a front flywheel, dark gray and gray/white with yellow accents. A 6" blue backlit display gives you all of the relevant workout feedback.
Let's take a look at the relevant specs...
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The LifeSpan E2i elliptical cross trainer has received very positive reviews, and is one of three LifeSpan ellipticals currently being sold. Although assembly can be a bit time consuming, and requires at least two people, most users are very happy with their machines.
You get a generous 20" stride, 20 resistance levels and 20 incline levels. That's enough to give you plenty of workout variety, along with over 20 workouts to choose from: heart rate, weight management, healthy living and sports training, as well as customized user programs.
One of the unique features that you won't find on any other elliptical trainers is something called CoreBalance technology. There are sensors in the pedals that detect your motion and show you how you are moving on the display. This can help you correct any imbalances and ensure that you are training with ideal biomechanics.
This is very cool as most of the time you really have no idea if you are doing it correctly unless there is a trainer there to watch you.
You are able to track your workouts via Active Trac, but you do need a Bluetooth adapter which is sold separately.
Pedals are spaced ergonomically, helping you achieve a more natural step, and the 25-pound flywheel is strong and quiet.
All in all this is a very good entry level choice, well built and well designed. There is also the up-level E3i which was newly introduced in 2017, with a dual track for more stability, larger display and a higher max user weight.
There's also a commercial grade version of the E3i called the E5i that was first introduced in 2019.
We like the LifeSpan E2i, as the company works hard to deliver a high quality machine without a hefty price tag.
Both the E2i and new E3i are available for under $1500, and give you plenty of features to provide a solid workout.
With 20 resistance levels, 20 incline levels and over 20 workouts, you're sure to reach your fitness goals. Plus, you can now track your results and sync them to your favorite apps.
If you're looking for something a little more durable that can stand up to heavier usage, check out the new LifeSpan E5i Commercial Trainer as well. It is a bit more expensive than the other two, but it'll last much longer and requires little to no maintenance.
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