Elliptical Reviews

Technical Details and Uses – The Proform PFEL53408 ErgoStrider 3.0 Elliptical flaunts several highly developed devices and features designed for its aesthetic appeal and technical use. These include the LED pacer trainer, an electrocardiogram grip pulse capable of displaying a graphical recording of your cardiac cycle, an automatic fan for cooling its user, an LCD display with blue tint, six preset workout profiles, digital resistance scaling, and lastly a water bottle holder positioned in the center of the machine. The Proform Ergostrider Elliptical is designed to work various muscles of an individual, including the gluteus maximus, the heart, the lungs, the arms, the quads, and the calves.

Use – Ergostrider’s Proform 3.0 Elliptical is extremely easy to use. With a very visible LCD display, the elliptical’s user is able to effortlessly scroll through the machine’s various options or choose one of the six preset workout profiles. A review given by a buyer asserts that the machine is “easy to use” and “operates smoothly”, claiming she would buy the product again if given the chance. In essence, you do not need a degree in rocket science in order to understand how to work this product.

Maintenance – When it comes to this particular elliptical, maintenance is one of its weak points. Several individuals who had purchased Ergostider’s 3.0 Elliptical submitted negative reviews about the hassles of setting up the elliptical and the machine’s low quality assembly parts.

A recent review submitted by a dissatisfied purchaser of the elliptical from Best Buy noted that “the machine isn’t good enough to constantly support a user of around 215 lbs or more without consistent and frequent repairs. Even in its best shape, it is a little clunky and noisy.” Another unhappy buyer writes “just put this together today, and thought it was perfect, until I got on it…
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The Proform 6.0 ZE Elliptical Trainer is a reasonably priced, standard elliptical trainer used mainly for individuals wanting to workout at home.

Technical Details and Uses
This product is best used for individuals who require a low impact workout. This elliptical is best used to simulate the workout of running or walking, but without the impact on the joints.

This product has many features:
-18 inch stride
-Slip resistant pedals
-Blue-tinted LCD Display
-12 programmed workouts
-10 resistance levels
-Water bottle holder
-Built-in fan
-250 pound weight limit
-Handle bars to provide upper body workout
-Dual grip heart rate monitor
-Digital resistance controls
-Built in MP3 port
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The NordicTrack 990 Elliptical provides a cardio workout that utilizes a drive belt for resistance. Ellipticals often offer a quality workout, while causing less impact on the user’s knees and joints. For the elliptical machine to be effective, it is important to know how to maintain and tighten the drive belt.


1. Make sure to unplug the elliptical before you start any maintnance to avoid injury.

2. Remove the cover that is located on the back of the machine. This cover sits over the flywheel and protects the
drive belt from exposure. Yow will need a Phillips head screwdriver to complete this task.

3. The belt inside resembles a large rubber band and is connected around a large wheel to a smaller spindle.
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Nordictrack Elliptical Trainer AudioStrider 990 Pro Review

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The AudioStrider 990 Pro is a gym-style elliptical trainer from NordicTrack designed for in-home use. Priced around $1,000, the NordicTrack Elliptical Trainer offers the features of a gym-quality machine for a fraction of the cost. At 247 pounds, the NordicTrack Elliptical Trainer AudioStrider 990 Pro is a hefty machine. Fold-up design allows the AudioStrider 990 [...]

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