Horizon Fitness EX-57 Elliptical Trainer
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- Elliptical trainer with 8 electronic resistance levels and heavy-duty 14.3-pound flywheel
- 9 goal-based program options; extra-low 9.1-inch step-on height
- Non-backlit LCD display; 18-inch stride length; 275-pound capacity
- Efficient flywheel maintains pedal and arm momentum while offering smooth, quiet operation
- Measures 29 x 67 x 55 inches (W x H x D); 20-year warranty on brake
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Horizon employs a heavy-duty flywheel that provides continuous velocity, so as your feet move the pedals, the flywheel's momentum carries you through the complete motion. As a result, the trainer feels very natural and not at all choppy. Plus, the flywheel is extremely quiet, making the trainer ideal for home use. Horizon also applies a magnetic brake to the flywheel, creating more consistent resistance during a workout. And the instep-stacked flywheel design--where the flywheel sits above the pedals rather than in line with them--delivers a lower step-on height for easy access, along with a stride length that's longer, more natural, and more versatile regardless of the user, workout type, and fitness level. As an added benefit, the unit is smaller and shorter than other ellipticals, so it fits in almost any room, including low-ceiling basements.
Horizon's Ergoflow elliptical geometry is built around your body, not the machine's components. The distance between the pedals have also been narrowed to create a more natural walking motion, and the pivoting footpad imitates how your foot's position changes as you move forward. And a more natural, ergonomic movement means less stress on your knees, hips, and lowers back, so you enjoy longer workouts and faster results.
Elliptical Trainer Features:
- Resistance: Electronic
- Resistance range: 1 to 8 resistance levels
- Flywheel: 14.3-pound flywheel for fluid, quiet motion
- Step-on height: 9.8 inches
- Stride length: 18 inches
- Pedal spacing: 2.8 inches
- Screen: Non-backlit LCD (2.4 x 4.8 inches)
- Programs: 9
- Program type: Choose 1 of 3 different goals (time, distance, calories) and 1 of 3 terrains (manual, reverse train, and hills)
- Weight capacity: 275 pounds
- Dimensions: 29 x 67 x 55 inches (W x H x D)
- Weight: 163 pounds
- Warranties: Lifetime on frame; 20 years on brake; 1 year on parts and labor
About Elliptical Trainers
Elliptical trainers represent the next wave of advancement in low-impact cardiovascular exercise machines and continue to grow in popularity. By simulating motions experienced through walking, stepping, cycling, and skiing, elliptical machines allow for a smooth and fluid motion while building strength in the arms and legs. Similar to the exercise position for treadmills, elliptical trainers are used by standing in an upright position while holding the handrails of the machine. With elliptical trainers, however, your feet remain in the foot pedals throughout the exercise regimen and circulate in a smooth and seamless motion, resulting in little to no impact on the knees, back, and hips.
Elliptical trainers are compatible for all ages and fitness levels and allow you to select the difficulty level through the incline and intensity settings. Additionally, elliptical trainers allow you to determine the complexity of your workout based on your needs, all while listening to music, watching television, or reading a magazine while exercising in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Many elliptical trainers include an array of challenging programs, forward and reverse directional movement, EKG grip pulse handles, a lightweight portable design with easy fold-up capability, and a monitor displaying calories burned, distance, speed, time, and heart rate. Other types of exercise machines, namely treadmills and bikes, offer excellent cardiovascular exercise and muscular training for the legs in a forward-motion exercise. Elliptical trainers take this to the next level by offering an upper and lower body workout with dual motion, challenging and diverse programs, and a low-impact exercise machine that won't strain sensitive joints.
About Horizon Fitness
Horizon is part of Johnson Health Tech, one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment in the world. The company is committed to designing, engineering, and manufacturing superior products for health clubs and homes. Horizon's manufacturing facilities rank among the most sophisticated in the industry, with an intricate mix of robotics and skilled workers that maintain the highest standards of accuracy and quality. Every stage of manufacturing undergoes a testing phase, and 10 percent of Horizon's products go through a rigorous quality inspection that includes completely taking them apart and reassembling them.
Top Customer Reviews
After a lot of research (I narrowed my decision down to the EX-57 and the Schwinn 430), I decided on the Horizon because of the warranty. Plus, I was able to try the machine out beforehand at my local Sears. I knew I wanted a front fly-wheel, since the ellipticals I've tried with rear flywheels feel wobbly. Both the Schwinn 430 and Horizon EX-57 have excellent reviews online, but the Horizon offers one year of labor versus Schwinn's 90 days, and the machine was actually a little less expensive.
I elected for Free Super Saver Shipping. Two business days after ordering, I received a call from the shipping company, ABF. A very polite man made a delivery appointment with me for the following week. My item arrived just five business days after ordering. On the day of delivery, ABF called to say they were in the neighborhood and would be arriving in 15-20 minutes. The delivery guy was very polite and friendly, and he carried the box inside to my living room floor. The box itself was in good condition, only a little dirty with some slight gouges in the top layer of cardboard, nothing that alarmed.
Since we have a townhouse apartment and the elliptical was going upstairs, we opened the box downstairs and carried the parts upstairs. All were in excellent cosmetic condition. We had already purchased a gym mat from Kmart at a great price - less than thirty dollars.
There were three or four small bags of parts that were full of grease. Keep that in mind. You will want to have some paper towels or rags handy. We just used one of the larger pieces of packing styrofoam as a tray for all the greasy parts. I even added a little WD-40 to a few of the bolts and washers during assembly, to ward off squeaks.Read more ›
It was my new machine and project. I had so much fun, the instructions were as easy as Lego instructions, and it only took me 2 hours from start to finish. I have added photos, please check them out. The parts were sectioned out in the order of the steps (hardware bag #1 is for Step 1, etc.) and all of the needed tools are included (a screwdriver, hex wrench, 2 different size allen wrenches).
I broke the box down and started putting it together right on top of the box. I'm glad I did that because when you put some of the parts together (bolts and/or stable bar) some excess grease will come out. Have a throw away rag handy because you will need it. Step 1 was attaching the wheels. The wheels made it a breeze to situate and move it to where I wanted it be positioned.
Once it was together, I tried it out. The stride isn't as long/wide as I'm used to but it is smooth and quiet. It doesn't take up too much room so my husband is planning to get a couple other machines (a spinning bike, please). I'm looking for a TV to mount on the wall and spend all day on the elliptical! My first "Hill Climb" workout will be in the morning.
October 19, 2010
I still love this machine. The only other elliptical I have used was at the gym (Proform). The tension on this machine is tighter than on the large machines at the gym, due to the fact that the stride is shorter.
I thought I'd just start my workouts on the levels that I had been working out at the gym. WRONG!Read more ›
I am considering contacting the manufacturer to get my money back, but in the manual it states that it would have to be shipped back at MY EXPENSE. I am not really sure what I am going to do about this machine at this point. I wasted 600 dollars on a machine based on favorable reviews. This machine has done nothing except cause me more aggravation than its worth. It was a complete waste of money in my opinion.
Since replacing the power cord seems to have solved all the electrical related problems, I raised the rating on this item.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this elliptical for over 5 1/2 years. I have actually used it regularly for about 4 of those years. It's been a great machine. It's quiet and simple to use. Read morePublished 3 months ago by MoonlightMommy
Very easy to put together and solid when put together. The price is right and my wife loves being able to work out at home watching her shows.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Feel apart in 4 months. I had parts replaced twice. The parts sent did not fit. Nothing but trouble. Don't waste your money.Published 5 months ago by B Hen. 343434
Really durable and have not had a problem with it yet. Great quality!Published 6 months ago by mandeline roos
The pedals are stiff for me even if I use the first level. In 20 minutes I burn only 60-80 calories only.Published 10 months ago by Kiriaki
I am disappointed in the customer service of this product EX-57 Elliptical. I enjoyed using it until it started to break down after nine months and your company will not stand... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ed U.
Use it every day. Worth the price. Not light item though. So, put in place that you don't have to move from. Non impact, easy to use, many features. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael B
Perfect for home use. Easy to use and gives you a great workout!Published 14 months ago by Jessica Schwering