Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer Review 4

Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer Rating

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Pros Although lacking in adjustable or customizable features, this trainer is built with the user in mind with handlebars, cup holder and console all within an arm’s reach. The console is fairly basic but does include 18 workout programs, which include five HeartSync™ heart rate controlled programs.
Cons For the price, this trainer lacks many of the advanced technology features and customizable options of other trainers around this same price point. The trainer is well-built but lacks more advanced features. In addition, the stride length is much shorter than other similar models at only 18 inches, as compared with 20 to 24 inches on other trainers.
Summary This trainer guarantees a smooth, natural feel and workout experience easy on the joints, like all other Life Fitness elliptical trainers, but for the price this trainer lacks the bells and whistles and customizable options of other machines at the same or lower price point. With a narrower stride and shorter stride, this trainer may not be a good fit for everyone but the trainer is well-built and durable.

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Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer Detailed Overview

The Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer is one of the top selling trainer by Life Fitness, designed after their most popular professional commercial model and adapted for residential use. This trainer is built with a 10 inch step-on height, oversized no-slip pedals, an 18 inch stride maximum, and has a weight capacity of 350 pounds. This trainer also features a narrower pedal spacing at only 2.8 inches. The console is slightly minimalistic but does feature 20 levels of resistance and 18 workout programs, which include heart rate controlled HeartSync™ workouts and on the fly programming, Apple compatibility Lifepulse™ digital heart rate monitoring system and the advanced Polar® wireless chest.  Offered at $4,299, the Club Series is one of the more expensive trainers offered by Life Fitness and is built with the same durability and quality Life Fitness is known for, although this trainer is not built with WhisperStride™ technology, the trainer is built with a dual offset crank linkage system which means not sticking or weak points with any stride, commercial grade technology. It is easy to get a total body workout with this trainer, equipped with ErgoGrip™ stationary handlebars, intended to synchronize upper-and-lower-body movement with less perceived exertion.

Our Favorite Features

  •  Heart rate controlled workout programs
  • Apple compatible console
  • Heart rate controlled workouts
  • Rear drive design

Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Stride Length:20 inches
Programs:18 Programs
Weight Capacity:350 LBS
Dimensions:83" L x 28" W x 61" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • No built-in fan on console
  • No wheels and cannot be folded up
  • No oversized accessory tray
  • Not built with WhisperStride ™ Technology
  • Shorter stride length at only 18 inches
  • No customizable or adjustable options

The Bottom Line

The Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is an impressive trainer when it comes to durability and feel, but for this price you could get a similar trailer with a more advanced console and additional features. This is the trainer for you if you are looking for a trainer you know will last but if you are more interested in entertainment options and a solid elliptical, consider other Life Fitness models around similar price points, or even lower.

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