Horizon Fitness EX-59 elliptical trainer is another high quality workout machines from Horizon Fitness. Horizon fitness is one of the biggest manufactures of fitness machine in the globe. They are committed to manufacturing, engineering and designing high quality products for homes and health clubs. Horizon’s manufacturing facilities rank among the most advanced in the industry, with a mix of skilled workers and robotics that maintain the highest standards of quality and accuracy. With this trainer you can enjoy a natural, smooth, quiet stride and equipped with rubberized footpads, Cool-fit fitness fan, Sonic Surround speakers to make your workouts more enjoyable.
There are several unique features own by the Horizon EX-59 elliptical trainer, such as:
1. SIXStar Certification
- The Horizon Fitness had made some user panel testing and extensive bio-mechanics to make sure you always feel comfortable during your workout using this elliptical machine. As the result, they then make SIXStar Certification that contains six key elements required to bring the most natural, smoothest elliptical feel available. The six key elements including:
- A large drive pulley ratio is needed to increases the angular momentum of the machine so you can get the most efficient and the smoothest motion possible
- An 18-inch foot path provides mimicking running and walking motions, a more natural foot path while minimizing fatigue
- Optimal handlebar spacing provides grips within ideal distance and reach for both large and small-framed users
- A 10-inch step-on height makes it easier and safer to get off and on
- Straight up body posture for maximum comfort, faster results and minimal fatigue
- ZEROgap eliminate stress on back and hips by providing ideal pedal placement with zero distance between them.
2. 10 Program Options
The horizon elliptical trainer comes with 3 target plus 3 workout programs, including reverse train, weight loss, hills and 1 additional custom workout program. You are allowed to add intensity and variety to your workout at any time you need.
3. Drive System
The Horizon elliptical is equipped with a magnetic brake resistance and heavy-duty flywheel to provide dependable performance with quiet, smooth stops and starts.
4. Sonic Surround Speakers
You can play your favorite workout music with this trainer, where it comes with 2 high quality speakers, an MP3 player input and a headphone output for your privacy.
5. Stride and Pedal System
The machine was designed with pivoting foot plates and a long stride to match your natural motion for less recovery time and more comfort.
- Dimensions boxed: 52 x 30 x 19 inches
- Dimensions assembled: 73 x 22 x 65 inches
- Weight capacity: 275 pounds
- Flywheel: 14.3 pounds
- Programs: 10 programs options with 4 workouts (reverse train, weight loss, hills, custom) and 3 targets (calorie, distance, time)
- Console: 3 orange LED windows
- Stride length: 18-inch foot path
- Speakers: Yes, Sonic Surround speakers with headphone output and Mp3 input
- Resistance: Yes, 10 levels of electronic resistance
- Fan: Yes, COOLfit fitness fan
- Warranties: 1year on labor and parts, 10 years on brake and lifetime on frame
- This elliptical machine uses an electrical plug so you don’t have to worry about batteries for the console.
- The speakers work great and use the Mp3 player’s built in volume control
- The trainer is easy to be assembled and you will get a well-designed package with detailed instructions
- The machine doesn’t require a lot of space in your room.
- It’s very quiet, some users said that they could easily hear the TV without turning up the volume
- The price is quite expensive for most people
- The machine doesn’t have on/off switch so you need to plug it in every time you want to use it and unplug when you are done.
[amazonproducts asin=”B003TNLU72″]Featuring 10 programming options, LED display, MP3 port, speakers, 14.3 pound flywheel and 10 levels of resistance.