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Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Trainer Review

Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Trainer Review
Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Trainer Review
We reviewed and used the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical cross trainer for a period of 3 weeks. We also interviewed owners of  Life Fitness X3-5 as well as several people who had used the elliptical cross trainer in the gym or fitness center. The X3-5 is an advance over the old X3-0 model and has many high-end features. However, for an MSRP of around $ 2,900.00, this is beyond the budget of the average home fitness buyer. We have found that the main feature of Life Fitness elliptical trainers is very smooth riding thanks to its rear steering wheel which incorporates Life Fitness's "Link6" drive system.

The Life Fitness X3-5 19 inch elliptical cross trainer is suitable for most people. Our biggest tester is a 6 & # 39; 2 "weightlifter and 285 pounds and he felt the bike was relatively stable. The pedal placement is good and allows comfortable foot placement. Owners and users of the X3 -5 were pleasantly impressed by the tranquility of this elliptical trainer. Even during intense training, it remained one of the quiet elliptical trainers we tested. One owner complained that this model was difficult to move.

There are many quality features on the Life Fitness X3-5 that we love, including a wireless heart rate controlled training system that allows you to target specific training intensity. . Basically, your heart's response to training controls the levels of resistance you feel during training. Basically, it is a plug and play workout program tailored to your specific body.

The Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical console contains My Personal Trainer software which allows you to focus on lower body workouts or all body workouts. We have heard several comments about these features, the most common being that it works fine once you have spent the time understanding the system. Most people used one of the 12 standard training programs to achieve the training intensity they wanted. We rated upper body training and the handlebars as just average on this elliptical.

Most Life Fitness X3-5 owners surveyed purchased their elliptical cross trainer online. The units were delivered and installed by the owners with some problems. The damaged or non-functional consoles seem to be the biggest complaint we have heard. Customer service was found to be fair in resolving configuration and warranty issues. The Life Fitness warranty for transverse drives includes a lifetime on the frame, 2 years on electrical and mechanical parts, 1 year on labor. An extended warranty is recommended for all ellipticals.

We recommend the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical cross trainer for light home and commercial use, but it's probably too expensive for most home applications. It has many features that will satisfy the most dedicated cardio fitness buff. Due to the relatively high cost of a home elliptical trainer, we recommend that you spend the time physically testing any fitness equipment at least once before making your purchase.

Find a local dealer, fitness center, or Y who set up the Life Fitness X3-5 and complete an intense workout. we also suggest that you also question the users of X3-5 in these fitness centers. Only then will you know for sure that the Life Fitness X3-5 will meet your fitness needs.