Keep it classic or go high-tech. With a choice of two consoles, the Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer encourages shoppers with diverse preferences to choose its smooth engineering for home cardio training.
Key points are a fluid 20″ stride and varied workout programming for whole-body exercise.
Optional advantages with the Life Fitness E1 are wireless app integration, high-def video workouts and mobile device compatibility.
Learn more from our full Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer review below.
|Model||Life Fitness E1|
|Pedals||Oversized Non-Slip Pedals|
|User Profiles||2 Users|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips Wireless Chest Strap|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Dimensions||82" x 30" x 59"|
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 88.2/100. The Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer is a high quality home elliptical trainer with a long parts warranty. This total body trainer is gentle on your frame and supports efficient cardio exercise; regular 20-minute sessions can quickly pay off with weight management, muscle toning, heart health and improved athletic performance.
Choose from two consoles: Go and Track+. While each console has helpful workout programming, only the Track+ can connect with mobile devices to add interactive video and other higher tech features to your training. Both consoles can show heart rate info by connecting with a wireless chest strap or touch sensors on the elliptical’s stationary bar.
The Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer is an ideal fit for most adults of average and taller heights. In terms of resistance it’s just right whether you’re a novice or an elliptical star. Sound like a potential match? Here are points to consider.
- Choice of consoles
- Very comfortable to use
- Wireless heart rate monitoring
- Virtually silent operation
- 20″ stride
- Oversized non-slip pedals
- 20 resistance levels
- At least 12 preset workouts
- 2 or 4 user profiles (Depending on console choice)
- Accessory tray
- Water bottle holders
- Five-year parts warranty
- No cooling fan
- No incline training
- Stride is fixed at 20″
- Large footprint (82″ x 30″)
Alternatives from this Series
Other choices from the same Life Fitness elliptical series are the E3 and E5. The E3 adds a second grip to the arm bars and has coaching technology, but it’s not much different from the E1 in this review. The E5 is a more significant step up because it has adjustable stride (18″ to 24″).
The Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer is a top elliptical with upper body motion among those priced between $2000 and $2500. It has a low maintenance rear drive design and offers a choice of two consoles (Go and Track+). Most trainees will find that it’s an ideal fit for their body size and strength, although smaller adults might not like the machine’s proportions. Overall the E1 Cross-Trainer is a great buy for providing club-quality workouts on a machine with a long home warranty.
The Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer offers different workout programming on its Go and Track+ consoles.
The Life Fitness Go console is the simpler of the two options. It supports two user profiles. There are 12 preset workouts and you can save two user-designed programs to each profile.
The Track+ console supports four user profiles. There are 14 preset workouts and each user can save an additional 12 workout programs. The Track+ console integrates with mobile apps for virtual outdoor training, advanced data tracking and other benefits.
E1 Cross-Trainer Elliptical Features
For heart rate monitoring the E1 Cross-Trainer has a wireless receiver and contact pulse readers. The contact pulse readers are built into a stationary bar in front of the console.
The Track+ console is compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android and iPod. You can use on-screen controls for your devices and use the elliptical trainer with fitness apps.
Each console for the E1 has bottle holders and an accessory tray.
A home-friendly benefit of Life Fitness ellipticals is their virtually silent operation. This machine uses friction-free resistance, so shifting between challenge levels is barely audible.
The pedals on this elliptical trainer don’t have adjustable size. Still, they are oversized to allow for different foot positioning and some stride variation. They have textured non-slip surfaces.
Warranty & Guarantee
The standard Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer elliptical warranty (no charge) includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 1 Year
Life Fitness sells three extended warranties for this product.
The Life Fitness E1 Cross-Trainer is a great-feeling total body trainer that’s sized for most adults. This elliptical machine operates very quietly and offers a variety of preset workouts to help you reach your fitness goals. The E1 is priced competitively and has a good warranty too, but keep in mind that its best console costs extra.