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Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Elliptical Review

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A premium trainer from Life Fitness, the Platinum Club Series Elliptical offers health club quality at home, works with mobile fitness apps, and has an optional television display.

Its many features for entertainment and engagement motivate you to train, and its natural-feeling motion supports very comfortable total body workouts.

Essential specs include a 20″ footpath and movable arm bars.

Learn more from our complete Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Elliptical review below.


Model Life Fitness Platinum Club

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Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

25 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

Fixed at 20"

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Oversized Non-Slip Pedals

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.


The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.


Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

2 Users
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Lifepulse Digital Heart Rate Monitoring with DSP

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Three Console Options
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

400 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

88.1" x 30.7" x 65"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.


Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 90.8%

Our Rating

Rating: 90.8/100. The elite Platinum Club Series Elliptical is a spa-quality elliptical trainer sold for home use. A fantastic training tool, it motivates with engaging workout programs and entertainment while delivering almost incredibly smooth motion. This elliptical’s motion is so low-impact that you might not realize how seriously you’re working! You can burn more calories before feeling fatigued. The stride is 20″ and the machine has an industry-leading rear drive design.

The Platinum Club Series Elliptical is sold with a choice of three consoles. All three are wireless compatible and loaded with helpful workout programs including interactive courses. The top console has an integrated TV.

This commercial elliptical cross-trainer has a regular base price of $7,999 with a three-year parts warranty. Here are pros and cons to consider about choosing Life Fitness’s most elite elliptical.


  • A popular health club model
  • Ergonomic 20″ stride
  • Choice of three deluxe consoles
  • Compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone and Android
  • Integrated apps
  • Touchscreen (Optional)
  • TV (Optional)
  • Internet browser (Optional)
  • Limitless user profiles (Depending on console)
  • Up to 42 preset workouts
  • Interactive workouts and optional interactive video
  • Quick Start mode
  • Movable handlebars with multiple grip positions
  • Resistance controls on handlebars
  • Wireless heart rate monitoring
  • Removable cup holder
  • Reading rack
  • Accessory tray


  • High price ($7,999)
  • Standard warranty isn’t long for the price (Extended warranty available)
  • No cooling fan
  • Large size (83″ x 28″ footprint)


The rear drive Platinum Club Series Elliptical is the ultimate cross-trainer for shoppers with high budgets. This commercial quality trainer can easily handle heavy fitness club traffic and is ready to serve trouble-free in a home setting. It’s available in different colors too to complement your decor. Like any Life Fitness elliptical the Platinum Club model shows off impressive biomechanics and expertly designed training programs. It stands out from the brand’s lower priced options with its selection of three deluxe consoles. All three consoles are compatible with iPod, tablet computers and smartphones. They feature up to 42 preset workouts and can connect with mobile apps for additional workouts and fitness data tracking. Read on for details about the workout programs, other features and Platinum Club Elliptical warranty.

Workout Programs

The Platinum Club Series Elliptical is available with a choice of three deluxe consoles named Explore, Discover SE and Discover SI. All three consoles are compatible with iPod, iPad, iPhone and Android.

The Explore console with 7″ screen is the simplest option. Easy to use, it keeps the most commonly used buttons very handy and has an innovative QuickNAV dial. Choose from more than a dozen preloaded workouts for heart health, speed training, cross-training, distance goals and more. Another option is pressing the Quick Start button. This lets you start exercising right away and keeps the workout at a constant level unless you manually make changes. (You can adjust resistance using controls on the handlebars or the console.) A fitness test is included to help you assess your monthly progress. Additionally the Explore console’s wireless connection lets you use this elliptical with fitness apps.

The Discover SE and Discover SI have 42 preloaded workouts and are enhanced for entertainment. Their large touch screen consoles can show TV, the Internet, mobile apps for fitness, and interactive video training courses. Virtually hike through far-away mountains and scenic rolling hills! To make the most of interactive workouts the Discover SE has a 19″ screen and the Discover SI has a 10-inch screen.

The standard preloaded workouts on Discover consoles support sports training, cardio training, weight management, distance goals, time goals and other objectives. These consoles support unlimited user profiles and can download new elliptical workouts anytime. They also have fitness tests to help you assess your improvement.

Club Series Cross-Trainer Features

The Platinum Club Series Elliptical has a fixed 20″ stride. With sealed bearings and WhisperStride technology, the pedals’ smooth movement is virtually silent. The pedals are oversized for your comfort and have non-slip surfaces.

All Platinum Club Series consoles are iPod compatible. They can also connect with Android and Apple tablets and smartphones. Use the elliptical’s console to easily access your MP3s and apps during workouts,

Heart rate monitoring is supported with touch pulse sensors and wireless telemetry. The Platinum Club arrives with a chest strap for wireless monitoring.

The Platinum Club Series Elliptical has a cup holder that’s removable for easy cleaning.

Four frame colors are available: Arctic silver, diamond white, titanium storm and black onyx.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Elliptical standard warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Parts: 3 Years

– Labor: 1 Year

Extended warranties are also available


The Platinum Club Series Elliptical is a favorite among luxury shoppers. It features the impressive performance of spa fitness machines, plus it connects with the world to enhance workout options and provide entertainment. If the Platinum Club fits your space and your budget, it’s not easy to turn down.

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