Review of Stamina In-Motion Elliptical Trainer

Space and time are both a restriction in today’s modern world. People don’t have the time to go to the gyms nor have the space to buy a home-gym to exercise. This is why and where the Stamina In-Motion Elliptical trainer comes in handy; helping you exercise and increase your cardio fitness anytime you want with minimal space requirements.

This is a compact, portable foot pedal elliptical machine which conveniently fits under your desk or closet. It can be used when on the go or for a quick workout in the office or dorm. It’s also safe for people with sore joints with its low impact, where there’s not much stress on the hips, ankles or knees.

Programs

The unit is meant for basic exercise purposes, and does not have any pre-defined workout programs to choose from. It does have an electronic monitor which tracks your strides, calories and exercise time.

Features

The stamina In-Motion Elliptical Trainer offers quite a few features for its low price. It is lightweight and compact to use anywhere you want. The Stamina InMotion Elliptical trainer has a very strong and durable steel frame which ensures it doesn’t bend under pressure.

Its pedals are strong and non-slip to provide for extra stability while exercising. As the foot pedals can be used in both forward and reverse directions, you can target different lower body parts without the need of any additional exercise equipment.

Its stride length is short, and its structure is rather shaky which can be inconvenient to tall and slightly overweight people. If you not expecting an actual elliptical machine, this should do the job till you upgrade to something more efficient.

Resistance levels

The Stamina Elliptical trainer has adjustable resistance levels so that people with different fitness abilities can use the machine. Its adjustable tension controls let you increase the workout intensity if you get used to a certain tension level for a more challenging workout.

Display

The Stamina InMotion Elliptical Trainer comes with a large LCD display which shows the number of strides you take per minute, the total number of strides you make, the number of calories burnt and also how long you have exercised. The LCD display is run on a battery.

 Heart rate

The trainer does not have a heart rate monitor to keep a tab on your heart rate while working out. This is mainly because there are no handles or place to monitor your heart rate.

Warranty

The Stamina In-Motion E1000 comes with a limited but undisclosed warranty.

Pros

  • Gives a full cardio workout at home
  • Compact and portable without arms or a front console
  • Low impact peddling movement, safe for even those with joint pain
  • Simple to assemble
  • Does not produce any noise to disturb others when in use
  • Affordably priced at less than $100

Cons

  • Too short a stride of only 10-15 inches
  • Uncomfortable and inconvenient for tall people
  • Some feel the pedals wobble when in use
  • Not meant for the obese
  • Does not give an upper body workout
  • Does not have pre-programmed programs
  • No heart monitor or electronic features