Spirit Esprit EL-355 Elliptical Trainer


This trainer allows for low-impact, high output workouts for those who aim for weight loss, as well as those who would like to tone up. It is an elliptical trainer pre-set with 9 programs for intense cardio workouts. Its 20-inch chrome rails stride ensures smooth motion, while its 21-pound fly wheel is heavy duty, with bushings and bearings ensuring fluid motion. This fitness program has an easy-to-access large display with blue backlights, which also incorporates an audio jack and speakers for MP3 players so that you can easily listen to music while you work out. This trainer also has two programs controlled by the user’s heart rate with magnetic resistance comprising 16 levels. Cooling fans provide for comfort during workout. What’s more, it is compatible with telemetry polar belts.

The trainer’s 20-inch stride length is designed for users of all height. The product’s concave wheels are sturdily built on chrome rails to ensure a smooth motion during intense cardio workouts. It also has self-levelling and oversized cushioned pedals, with pulse grip sensors easily available on the unit’s handle bars to provide ergonomic comfort.

The EL-355 contains 16 levels of resistance that the user can gradually set up for a specific workout regime. For easy transport of the unit, it also has transport wheels to allow for moving the unit from one place to another – perfect for those who are not picky with the location of their workout.

Other specifications include footprint dimensions of 65.6 in x 22.5 in x 62.5 in, an assembled weight of 172 pounds, and a 110V plug-in. This trainer also has a user carrying capacity of 325 pounds, perfect for fitness buffs of all shapes and sizes.

The unit promises a lifetime warranty on its frame and its brake, with a one-year warranty on its parts & labor.

This is a perfect addition for those who want to stay fit yet have no time to commit to working out in the gym. The unit’s non-impact workout is a great alternative to gym memberships amounting to thousands of dollars, without the inconvenience of leaving home.

While the unit has transport wheels, two people need to move the unit, with the box weighing around 175 pounds. Assembly ranges from an hour to an hour-and-a-half, with the parts fitting in perfectly thanks to clear instructions.

Practice caution, however, on maintenance, as it takes a while for technicians to respond to the machine whenever there is damage to the smoothness of the machine. The replacement of parts may only be done once Amazon and/or Spirit confirm the extent of the damage and whether repair is possible. However, the manufacturers guarantee refunds for costs incurred because of irreparable damage from the unit.

This trainer combines the upper and lower body movement for a non-impact workout, with the 20-inch stride providing for elliptical forward and reverse motions. The unit allows for alternating workouts on different muscle groups through being able to be used in both forward and reverse directions.

The blue backlight LCD display shows information like calories burned, time spent, the speed of the motion, the workout program, rpm, level, wattage, distance, and pulse. Workouts also need not be inconvenient, with water bottle holders easily placed on holders included in the unit.

This elliptical has achieved mostly positive ratings from users and  great reviews from publications. The machine is easily assembled, with complete assembly complete by 45 minutes to an hour. The unit can easily be used afterwards.

Before purchasing EL355, users may want to check out whether they are comfortable with the unit through doing online research regarding the pros and cons of other brands of elliptical trainers. These reviews are easily accessible online, which makes it easy for people looking for the right exercise machine for their cardio workouts to choose which unit they need.

8.2 Total Score

Spirit Esprit EL-355 allows for low-impact, high output workouts for those who aim for weight loss, as well as those who would like to tone up. It is an elliptical trainer pre-set with 9 programs for intense cardio workouts. Its 20-inch chrome rails stride ensures smooth motion, while its 21-pound fly wheel is heavy duty, with bushings and bearings ensuring fluid motion.

Build Quality
8.2
Features
8
Assembly
7.8
Noise
8.6
Price/Value
8.2

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