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Included with purchase ($20 value).
|Finish: Grey||Hardware Finish: Steel|
|Material: Metal; Plastic||Hardware Material: Steel|
|Number of Items Included: 1||Rust Resistant: Yes|
|Non-Skid: Yes||Power Source: Batteries|
|Batteries Required: Yes||Heart Rate Monitor Included: Yes|
|Arms Included: Yes||Resistance Function: Yes|
|Display Console Included: Yes||Seat Included: No|
|Wheels Included: Yes||Cup Holder Included: No|
|Flywheel Included: Yes||Headphone Jack Included: No|
|Speakers Included: No||Pedal Type Included: Oversized|
|Removable Pedals: Yes||Book/Magazine Rack Included: No|
|Fan Included: No||MP3 Input Included: No|
|TV Included: No||Special Requirements: Big (300+ Lbs)|
|Compatible Floor Types: Concrete; Wood||User Weight Capacity: 300 Pounds|
|Commercial Use: No||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Installation Required: Yes|
|Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year for frame and 90 days for parts|
I haven't worked out in 5 years
Deana from KENT, WA – Verified Buyer
This machine is a challenge for complete beginners like me - it is hard to keep the motions smooth. However, that said, I have found that even though I have a bad back and sore, aching (chronic) knees, this machine did not agitate or make them worse. I could only do a minute at a time the first week. By the end of my second week (thanks to adding stretches and muscle loosening movements before I stepped on the machine), I am up to 10 minutes at a time. It's slow but my improvement can be tracked with the panel. MORE ABOUT THE MACHINE: Yes, it took a little time to put together, but it wasn't as difficult as some of my other "simple" home assembly projects so I would rate the difficulty at about slightly higher than beginner-level (helps to use own tools - what came with the machine would have been troublesome to use). I have a friend who said her machine was rickety and made lots of noise -- it's because she didn't fully tighten the bolts and screws etc. Proper assembly is important for smooth, quiet function. About the quiet -- it is VERY quiet. My downstairs neighbor has to be at work by 5 in the morning and so goes to bed really early, and she hasn't heard a thing. There isn't noise from the machine and no impact noises such as I would have with a treadmill. Starts very easily when you step on and stops instantly when you stop. You can hang onto the swinging bar or the stationary hand bars and get a workout either way. Right now, the machine is set at low tension but I have tested it at high tension and can tell that I'll appreciate the challenge if I ever get good at it.
Shelly from Moorhead, MN – Verified Buyer
Received in a timely manner. Easy put together with boyfriend took about 45 min together!. The long moving handle came damaged and I request in for replacement a couple weeks ago but haven't heard anything yet.. :( .... It works great. The resistance is crazy just at 2 i could barely do 30 min and i'm use to doing the one at the gym so that makes me excited to work towards higher resistances. The machine is really small so that makes it light which makes it wobble a little during use and i'm not a large person.. I do have it on carpet in the basement which helps.. but I still think its a great purchace for the money. Great work out on this machine. Giving it a 4 because it came damaged and it wasn't shipping damage it was wrapped in well with this damage on the cushion of the long handle unfortunately.
Aiming for a healthier life
golfnut from Greenwood, SC – Verified Buyer
I recently found out I have spinal stenosis and my doctor recommended an elliptical to help my big muscles become stronger. After reading the other reviews, I decided to go for this one. As it turns out, my grandson wants to use it because he is into cross country and my husband wants to use it because his heart doctor says it will help him to stay active. My sister plans to come over to use it because she misses the one she used at the gym. It took my husband a couple of hours to put it together - he said it wasn't hard, just took a while. I've been on it and, although it isn't easy, I can see that it's going to be a good tool to help me. I just hope I don't have to start scheduling appointments to use it!
Happy with purchase
stephanie white from weatherford, TX – Verified Buyer
I'm very happy with the overall quality of this product. I was a bit concerned about having to assemble it myself, but it was very simple. The pictures and instructions could have been larger and clearer on some steps, but it took me about an hour to put together and was not hard at all. The machine itself is super quiet, very sturdy and gives me a great cardio workout. I'm giving it four stars for two reasons. First, the stride length is pretty short, but unless you purchase a MUCH more expensive machine, this is the norm for this price range. The second reason is that one of the decorative pieces came broken. No big deal, it's plastic and doesn't effect the way the machine works, but regardless, it came broken and the design on the decorative pieces is a bit cheap. Besides that, I'm really happy with this elliptical and look forward to using it for a long time!
amazingly fun and healthful workout
Nancy from Warminster, PA – Verified Buyer
The 1000XL elliptical has met my expectation for an effective workout! Not only is the workout effective, it's also fun. The machine was easy to assemble even though it took some time. The electronic monitors are beneficial in both tracking and motivating personalized workouts. This machine will never get the chance to become a clothes hanger as some others I've owned in the past that were difficult to use due to the poor quality of electric monitoring.
Kathryn from Grand Rapids, MI – Verified Buyer
It came by Fed Ex quickly. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to assemble by myself. Both my husband I have managed to work up to an hour a day in a week's time. It's quiet for the most part, although the plastic boot covers click periodically. The instructions don't really explain the timer option, but it is quite easy to figure it out. One plastic piece was broken and I need to call the 800 number for a replacement. (I hope that will be an easy transaction.) Overall, I'm sure it is not gym-membership quality but it's getting the two of us off the couch and we've clocked over 80 miles in seven days between the two of us. Good value.
not fun to put together with tools provided
Barbie from ROCK, MI – Verified Buyer
So far I really think for the price this was well worth the $. Putting it together is another story. Do yourself a favor and get your own tools. With the tools that were provided it took me 3 hours to get it all out of the box, check if everything was there and follow the not so directions and piece it together. It seems very study and heavy duty as described. Everything is working and it is amazing how pooped you get when you first use it. It is kind of like a stepper elliptical because of the 13" stride. A bit harder on the knees then I expected. But $200 verses $1,000 elliptical I was glad to add this to my workout and save the $$$.
Great for moderate work out.
Sarah from Winnetka, CA – Verified Buyer
I was inspired to get this because elliptical machine is something I can tolerate at the gym and surprisingly something I'm really good at! This is great for moderate exercise. The stride (how far your legs can go) is not as long as the ones at the gym, but if you crank up the level a bit you'll get sweaty within 15 minutes. Great for working out at home if you don't have the space for really big elliptical. Pros: Great for home workout, space saver, affordable Cons: Not too durable, stride is too short
GOOD FIRST ELLIPTICAL
heather from wayne, MI – Verified Buyer
GOOD FIRST ELLIPTICAL FOR THE PRICE. I AM VERY GOOD AT PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER BUT THIS MACHINE WAS TOUGH FOR ME I DID IT BY MYSELF WITH MY OWN TOOLS AND IT TOOK QUITE SOME TIME!! I LIKE THE WEIGHT CAPACITY AND ITS STURDY, GREAT FOR SMALL SPACES. IF YOU HAVE NEVER DID THE ELLIPTICAL WATCH OUT!! IT TAKES SOME TIME TO GET A STEADY WORKOUT GOING!! IM USED TO THE TREADMILL AND I CAN GO FOR A HOUR ON THE TREADMILL BUT THIS I CAN ONLY DO FOR 10 MINS AT A TIME. OVERALL IF YOU CONSIDER ALL THE ABOVE INFO ITS NO BAD FOR THE PRICE, HOPE THIS HELPS!!
Great for the price!
JEssi from Elizabethton, TN – Verified Buyer
I am really happy with this elliptical! I wanted something smaller to workout with at home and this definitely does the trick. It's easy to move around, quite and easy to use! The only reason I am mm giving it four stars is because of the claim that it is easy to put together...not so much...at least for me.