The Stamina Dual Action elliptical features push-pull handlebars to work the upper body while the pedal motion works the lower body.
The Stamina Dual Action elliptical has an electronic monitor on the console with easy-to-read numbers for time, speed, distance, and calorie consumption. A scan mode scans each function with a sequence change every four seconds. The monitor operates on two AA batteries (not included).
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This 69-lb Stamina Dual action elliptical has a sleek design and a compact footprint that is small enough to fit into corners of your home or in a closet when not in use.
It has transport wheels to help move it out when it is time for your workout. To increase the resistance, turn the tension knob located just under the console.
The load will increase as you pedal faster. The padded push-pull handlebars help to work the muscles in the upper body as well as slim the hips and waist.
UPDATE: The Dual Action elliptical has been discontinued and replaced with all new models.
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This Stamina Fitness product is a decent budget elliptical but should only be ridden by lightweight users (under 175 lbs) for limited workout sessions each week. The Stamina Dual Action is not for heavy-duty workouts or multiple-user households.
The 90-day parts warranty is a red flag that the unit has cheap components that will eventually break down, i.e., pedal bolts getting stripped, etc. As for noise, users report in elliptical reviews that there is a lot of noise coming from the handle pivot points, as well as squeaks while pedaling.
For $249, the Stamina Dual Action elliptical is okay for a small person who doesn’t exercise a lot and won’t mind doing frequent bolt-tightening maintenance on it, but if you are really dedicated to daily or four-times-a-week workouts, you have to get a better machine.
We recommend you buy a better quality budget elliptical, such as a Horizon EX or a Schwinn, starting at around $540.
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