Horizon Fitness ellipticals are a little bit more expensive than those from other brands, but for all the benefits and features they carry, these ellipticals are worth every penny to spend. Every single elliptical of the Horizon line has its own good things to boast of. Take a look at the features and what people have to say about the top 5 ellipticals by Horizon Fitness.
Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer
If you want something that’s really safe to use for your exercises, the EX-57 is the right exercise machine. In the reviews, you will see people talking about its “low-step-on” height. This feature makes them feel very secure. Much interest is also being put on the ability of this model to mimic natural gait. This ability is courtesy of the narrow space between the pedals and the foot plate. Lastly, this machine is also equipped with the best of LCD screens – perfect for people with vision problems and those who are in their 40s or above.
Horizon Fitness EX-59 Elliptical Trainer
Another worth-to-buy elliptical from Horizon, but this is if you are putting emphasis on having different options for resistance. This machine has ten resistance levels. For one customer, this is all that she needs. Everyone in the family can use the machine.
Her husband, who is much older than she is, feels comfortable with the lower levels, while she is happier at levels starting from 6. If she needs to go up more, she just pushes the plus button. It’s that easy. She thinks that her trainer is also durable and is thinking about passing the machine to her children when they grow up.
The stride of this machine is 18 inches long. People say that the length is enough for one to have fluid motion while exercising.
For in depth review on the EX-59 click here.
Horizon Fitness EX-69 Elliptical Trainer
The EX-69 is a good rival for the EX-57 in terms of providing a “natural feeling” for the rider. Well, it is for the user to judge whether one is better than the other. The EX-69 is however, proud to obtain the most-coveted of all certifications, the SixStar certification. They say that no elliptical can get this certification if it cannot provide the “natural feeling.”
Take note that the 69 is being offered at a higher price – higher than any one of those items above. The higher pricing might be due to the 69’s ten preset programs and its goal-tracking features. Some reviewers are saying that the ability to track their improvements makes them enjoy exercising on this machine and helps them to keep on going.
Horizon Fitness EX-79 Elliptical Trainer
The EX-79 is the most expensive and is offered in some stores at about $1000. It surely has all the features mentioned above, but beyond those, you stand to take more benefits from its ergonomically-shaped foot pads, its heavy flywheel and twenty resistance levels. Its preset programs are the same ones offered by the 69. The 17.6 pound flywheel gives full stability to the machine.
What’s more? This machine enjoys a longer warranty. It has two more years of warranty compared to the previous models. You will pay more for this machine, but you don’t have to worry about incurring additional expenses just in case something bad happens to the parts.
Horizon Fitness EX-77 Elliptical Trainer
The EX-77 is the moderate version of the EX-79 and the more advanced version of the others. While the 79 has 20 resistance levels, the 77 has 16. The 77’s flywheel is a little lighter at 14 lbs and lifetime warranty is offered but only on the frame and the brake. If you’ll be choosing this elliptical, make sure that you are clear with the warranty parameters. Lifetime warranty is being offered by some distributors on other parts as well.
Among the features, the multi-position handgrips are the ones earning the highest praise. Check out if such multi-positioning flexibility is beneficial to you and your family.
Difficulty in Choosing
The differences in prices are not significant because these models differ only by some hundreds of dollars. Because of that, you might find it difficult to decide what to bring home. The suggestion is to focus on the benefits rather than the price. Take home the unit that will surely satisfy your exercise needs.