Do you sometimes feel as if your get up and go has gone? Work commitments and a busy social life can leave little to no room for working out. The thought of trying to peel your carcass off the bed and drive out to the local gym often does not sound very appealing at all, does it? And surely you don’t really have the space in your home for a good quality exercise machine.
That may have been true in the past. Especially when they used to be very cumbersome and took up premium amounts of space. However, the best solution to a busy schedule and workload that doesn’t allow time to attend an actual physical gym would be to invest in a high-performance workout tool designed for use in your home. Like the Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer. Let’s take a closer look at it and see why.
Life Fitness are one of the leading names in the gym and home gym equipment market and have been for several decades now. Founded in 1977, since then they have been designing and manufacturing machines for commercial and residential customers. The one thing you will notice is that there is no compromise when it comes to the at home models. Whereas in the past, at home would mean subpar, it doesn’t anymore.
Take the E3 that we are looking at in this review. It offers a smorgasbord of features designed to ensure your workouts at home are as interesting, varied and intense as they would be if you went to your local gym. We will highlight some of these amazing features in greater detail in a moment. Like the natural, smooth movement that won’t leave you feeling sore or uncomfortable after a session, and the Coach Zone that offers you the chance to work out various parts of your body and muscle groups. The Whisper Stride movement is the nice and near-silent cherry on top.
Biomechanics Used to Good Effect
Sometimes, when you are using elliptical trainers and cross-trainers, it can feel a little unnatural. The movement of the pedals and the handlebars. Just feels…off. That’s not the case with this machine, though. As the company have invested in a lot of biomechanical research to design and build a machine with a smoother and fluid elliptical path.
It won’t feel awkward or uncomfortable, working out on this trainer. And you are unlikely to suffer from unnecessary levels of fatigue.
Targeted Workouts With Coach Zone
Like many others in the series, this model of the E elliptical trainers, benefits from the inclusion of the Coach Zone feature. This was devised to help a greater number of your body parts and muscle groups benefit from using the same one machine. An excellent compromise when you are obviously unable to get to the gym and don’t have space for three or four machines at home.
Coupled with the 20 levels of adjustable resistance and the 12 preset workout plans and 2 customized plans, the Coach Zone ensures your experience using the E3 will never be dull or get too repetitive. Unless you want it to.
Workout Without Disturbing The Household or Neighbors
It’s fair to say that a real issue when buying home exercise equipment was always that they make too much noise. Something you don’t really want when you are trying to fit in an intensive 30-minute cross-trainer session first thing in the morning before heading to work.
You don’t want to disturb anyone under the same roof as you. Likewise, and maybe even more so, though, you don’t want to disturb your neighbors. That’s why Life Fitness struck gold when they came up with the ball bearing-featured Whisper Stride tech they utilize to ensure the movement of the pedals is much quieter. There is none of the noisy friction you often find, so it’s an almost-silent running machine.
- Coach Zone for a fully targeted and versatile workout
- Great workout plan options and adjustable resistance
- Near-silent running thanks to Whisper Stride tech
- Still on the pricey side
- Go Console is the stripped back, no-thrills option
- This one doens't have an incline
For the US: All major configurations are accepted. For the rest of the world the voltage may vary
6 in (16 cm)
Contact heart rate sensors on moving multigrip handles and stationary grips, telemetry heart rate monitoring (wireless chest strap included with console)
If you are looking, as we established at the outset of this review, to find a way to workout, without requiring an early morning trip to the local gym, without spending too much on a machine that takes up too much space and makes too much noise. And want to ensure you get the versatile and varied workout you need, then you should consider the Life Fitness E3 Elliptical cross-trainer.
Specification: Life Fitness E3 Go Cross-Trainer, Titanium
$2000 – $3000
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|Computer / Display|
Choose between F3 Go Console OR F3 Track+ Console
Lifetime on frame, 5-year on parts, 3-year on console, 1-year on labor
Cushioned pedal inserts for increased comfort during longer workouts
82 in x 34 in x 61 inches // 209 cm x 87 cm x 155 cm
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