If high cost and low space availability are the reasons you’ haven’t yet bought an elliptical trainer well then you’re in for a treat.  Either check out the Buyer’s Guide to Elliptical Machines or cut the chase and get the new In-Motion E1000 Elliptical trainer since it’s exactly what you have been looking for and that’s mainly because of the it’s no arm feature which in turn leaves you free to read your favorite book, send an urgent mail etc. and that’s not all. So here are some more features and details about the manufacturer and the product that you should know.

About Stamina

Started in 1987, Stamina’s growth into the fitness industry is no fluke. Ever since its inception their products have been highly rated be it an elliptical trainer or rowing machine and can be found in some of the top gyms around the globe.

With proper usage and maintenance any product can last you from 7-10 years and are yet cost effective. Their well-built distribution network and top notch post sales services ensure a hassle free experience.

Specifications

The dimensions of the elliptical trainer are 24.5 x 17 x 11.38 inches. It weighs about 25 lbs and has a user weight capacity of 250 lbs. The parts of the trainer have a 90 day warranty whereas the frame comes with a 1 year warranty which in my opinion is pretty good.

Assembly

The lack on handlebars makes it one of the easiest to assemble trainers in the market.  I spent about 10-15 minutes putting it together and shouldn’t take even a newbie any more than 20 minutes. All the tools and parts needed for the assembly are included in the package thus saving your trip to the hardware store.

In case you still do get stuck the handy dandy manual with step by step guide and images comes to the rescue.

Important Features

Firstly as I have mentioned above this trainer comes without only handlebars and thus is perfect for those looking for a complete lower body workout. It ideal for muscle groups like the calves, glutes, quads, hamstrings etc.

Its low impact workout makes it the ideal machine for those suffering from osteoporosis or arthritis or those under rehab after a serious injury. The adjustable resistance feature allows you to vary the workout intensity as per your comfort.

Apart from that its small dimensions and low weight make it easy to store and move around. It also comes with an electronic monitor that shows important workout data like calories, torched number of strides per minute, workout duration, total number of strides etc.

The footplates can be operated both in forward and reverse directions thus enabling you to focus on a wide range of muscle groups thus in turn building stamina, pumping up your heart rate and improving metabolism.

My Verdict

While it may not be the complete body workout equipment you would usually expect from an elliptical trainer at $100 it remains a bargain especially if you’re a runner or cyclist looking for lower body focused workouts.

In case an elliptical trainer doesn’t get you moving or you’re looking to switch things up the C2 Model D rowing machine in my pick of the day so don’t forget to check out C2 Model D Review.

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