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Stamina InMotion E1000 Review

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Do you lead a busy lifestyle? Work in an office?

The Stamina InMotion E1000 is specifically designed for busy people with busy lifestyles.

If you have trouble finding time during the day to exercise and/or work a traditional desk job the E1000 is designed to provide fitness opportunities while at work.

At first glance, the InMotion E1000 is extraordinarily compact and lightweight, but some experts disagree on whether or not it is an “elliptical”.

Learn more by reading our full Stamina InMotion E1000 elliptical review below…[/tab]


Model Stamina InMotion E1000

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

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).

Very Short

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


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.

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.


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

Electronic Console
Max. Weight

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


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

24" x 20" x 12"
Weight: 24 lbs
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.

Limited Warranty

Rating: 61.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 61.3/100. Compact foot pedal “elliptical” fits under your desk when not in use making it ideal for office workers that want to get in a quick workout or students living in a dorm. A easy workout option though technically not a full fledged elliptical.


  • Extremely compact pedal elliptical
  • Incredibly lightweight trainer
  • Exercise at work, even the office
  • Low impact design for joints
  • Non slip pedals for stability
  • Creative calorie burning exercise


  • Will not support larger weight users
  • Very short stride length
  • No upper body workout


Theoretically, the Stamina InMotion E1000 is a brilliant product.

A lot of consumers work long hours and often are confined to a small cubicle. Unfortunately, this leaves little room to exercise by the time you get home and eat dinner.

However, this elliptical promises to deliver the fitness you need while at work. It’s an ingenious concept on a piece of exercise equipment that… well… is with a few major flaws.

Workout Programs

The Stamina InMotion E1000 is essentially foot pedals with a chassis that’s small enough to store under a desk or in a closet.

Consequently, the “elliptical” is not built with any pre-defined workout programs or heart rate monitor.

The trainer does, however, provide a handy electronic monitor which tracks strides, exercise time and calories.

The Stamina InMotion E1000 is a snazzy little trainer assuming that you do not weight over 150-175 lbs., and are not very picky when it comes to stride length.

Stamina InMotion E1000 Features

The Stamina InMotion E1000 is really attractive solely for its price tag.

Instead of paying $1,500 for a typical elliptical you can get something that is designed to produce a similar effect for less than $100.

Unfortunately, the Stamina InMotion E1000 is unable to fully deliver with an extremely small stride length and shaky frame if you have any size to your body.

If you are not really expecting a true elliptical the Stamina InMotion E1000 will do the job, but in time you will probably want to upgrade to something more efficient.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Stamina InMotion E1000 features a limited, undisclosed warranty.

Contact Stamina at 1-800-375-7520.


We love what Stamina is attempting with the InMotion E1000 trainer but it’s still a prototype that needs some work.

The Stamina InMotion E1000 will fit a specific niche market yet fail to address the needs of most consumers who either need something more durable with a longer stride length, more electronic features or would simply prefer a more stereotypical elliptical.

The good thing is the Stamina InMotion E1000 is now being sold at less than $100 and arguably worth experimenting with if you can afford to take a chance on the product.

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