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Best Rated Life Fitness Elliptical Cross-Trainers (2015-2016) Comparison and Reviews

May 15, 2016 by  
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Life Fitness Ellipticals | Comparison and Reviews (2015-2016): This is a comparison and reviews of the best rated Life Fitness elliptical trainers for 2015-2016. Life Fitness elliptical cross-trainers are premium high end, club quality ellipticals. Most major gyms feature Life Fitness Ellipticals, Treadmills, and Exercise Bikes. These are built to commercial quality standards for durability and longevity. The build quality is excellent. All of the new 2015-2016 E-Series Ellipticals have WhisperStride™ Technology for silent operation. Also see Smart Review’s Sole Elliptical page for other high quality ellipticals. Elliptical Trainers provide an excellent form of aerobic exercise at home that you can do no matter what the weather is outside. Elliptical machines are easier on your joints than other forms of cardio exercise. These low-impact exercise machines also build arm and leg strength. You can compare the differences of each Life Fitness elliptical cross-trainer below by features such as workout programs, reviews, maximum weight capacity, price, and other features. A glossary of terms is available at the bottom of this page.

Life Fitness Home Elliptical Cross-Trainer Comparison and Reviews
(Best rated Life Fitness Ellipticals – Comparison & Reviews)

Life Fitness E1
Go Elliptical
Cross-Trainer
Life Fitness E3
Track+ Elliptical Cross-Trainer
Life Fitness E5
Track+ Elliptical Cross-Trainer
Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer

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Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
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Moving Handlebars
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20-inch stride
Go LCD Console
13 Workout Programs
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
82″L x 30″W x 59″H
Weight: 211 lbs.
2015-2016 Model
WhisperStride™ Technology
Show E1 Video
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving Handlebars
Multi-Grip Handles
Accessory Tray
CoachZone
20-inch stride
Track+ LCD Console
14 Workout Programs
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
82″L x 30″W x 59″H
Weight: 215 lbs.
2015-2016 Model
WhisperStride™ Technology
Show E3 Video
Elliptical Trainer
Magnetic Resistance
20 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving Handlebars
Multi-Grip Handles
Accessory Tray
CoachZone
Adjustable Stride
Track+ LCD Console
14 Workout Programs
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
84″L x 34″W x 66″H
Weight: 251 lbs.
2015-2016 Model
WhisperStride™ Technology
Show E5 Video
Elliptical Trainer
Alternator Resistance
25 Resistance Levels
Grip Heart Monitor
Heart Telemetry
Moving Handlebars
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Accessory Tray
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19-inch stride
LED Console
25 Workout Programs
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs.
lifetime frame warranty
83″L x 28″W x 61″H
Weight: 235 lbs.
2015-2016 Model
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Club Quality
Show CS Video



Life Fitness E1 Elliptical Features (Video)



Elliptical Glossary of Terms
Life Fitness E-Series = For 2015-2016, Life Fitness has introduced 3 new ellipticals for home use. They are the E1, E3, E5.
Electronic Adjustable Stride = The Life Fitness E5 is the only model that has adjustable stride. The stride is adjustable from 18-24 inches, and can even adjust automatically while using the coachzone programs to give your muscles a varied workout.
WhisperStride™ Technology = All of the new E-Series (E1, E3, E5) Ellipticals have WhisperStride Technology. This technology makes these ellipticals almost silent when using them. There are no ramps, no maintenance ball bearing system, no roller blade wheel. This makes these models “whisper” quiet and the best in the business.
CoachZone = The CoachZone is a separate control panel on the Life E3 and E5 Elliptical that offers GluteToner™ and ArmToner™ Workouts Enhancements that coaches you to train different muscle groups. Both models highlight the muscle groups that are being work on.
Go and Track+ Consoles = Life fitness offers you two choices for each model. The Go console is the lower cost version with 13 programs. The Track+ console offers ipod/iphone controls, and the ability to upload unlimited programs (supplementing the 14 standard programs).
Life Club Series Ellipticals = The club series is built with the same durability as the commercial models, and is best for those needing a machine that can last a long time, with lots of use.
Maximum User Weight = Each elliptical trainer depending on its construction has a maximum user weight limit. More expensive trainers generally can handle more weight. So if the limit is 300 lbs, and you are over 300 lbs., you should not buy this trainer but look for one with a higher weight limit. If you weigh substantially less than the weight limit, this will put less strain on the machine and parts. Horizon Fitness Maximum Weight models go from 275 lbs. to 300 lbs.
Magnetic Resistance = Most Elliptical Machines use magnetic resistance which offers resistance through magnetic fields. Magnetic resistance is more maintainance free than those older technologies that relied on friction pads and belts. Magnetic resistance braking is smoother to use and is quieter than other types of resistance mechanisms.
Magnetic Resistance Levels = You can adjust the level of magnetic resistance to adjust the intensity of your workout. The more levels of resistance, the more choices you have in how hard a workout that you can select.
Heart Monitor = Most elliptical trainers have a heart monitor (grip or clip on type) which allows you to monitor your heart rate to meet heart rate goals for cardiovascular fitness. Grip monitors are built into the handlebars. The heart rate can be gotten by either a grip pulse monitor, or chest monitor (telemetry). Most ellipticals have at least the grip monitor, and some have both a grip and a chest monitor.
Heart Rate Control = Heart rate programs allow you to control your workout by heartrate, and keep you within a certain cardio range.
Telemetry Belt = This is a belt that is worn to monitor your heartrate. This can be used instead of the grip type of heart monitor and is considered more accurate.
Workout Programs = Almost all ellipticals have a small computer and display where you can run multiple workout programs that vary the resistance. Some examples of programs are: Time, Distance, Calorie, Hills, Weight Loss, Reverse Train.
LED/LCD Display = The elliptical trainer will have a display to give you information (such as time, calorie burn, distance). They can be either LED lit, or use an LCD screen. Many ellipticals have LCD screens that are not backlit, as many run on batteries. If its says “BACKLIT LCD”, then it has a backlight illuminating the screen. LED displays are self illuminated screens.


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