Some of the Best Machines Out There
The quality of Horizon Fitness Ellipticals puts them among some of the best available. I was recently at the North American corporate headquarters of Horizon Fitness, which is owned by Johnson Health. The facilities were impressive with a huge workout center for the staff to actually exercise on the machines they design and promote. It was great to see everyone testing out the horizon fitness ellipticals.
The Horizon Fitness folks took a new approach to designing this next generation of horizon ellipticals by interviewing customers and prospective customers to find out what their priorities were in selecting an elliptical. Out of these encounters they developed the foundation of their ellipticals with the SIXSTAR Certification. A series of biomechanical features designed to give the Horizon Fitness ellipticals a natural and comfortable feel. These steps toward customer satisfaction is why I like taking the time to do Horizon Elliptical Reviews.
Horizon EX-59 Elliptical — $649 (Best Buy Recommendation)
One of the better budget elliptical trainers. It has a 4.5″ Green LCD display, 18″ stride length, and 10 levels of electronically adjustable resistance. This has a superior warranty than the EX-69 model with 2 years warranty on parts.
Horizon Elite E9 Elliptical — $1,599
The horizon e95 elliptical exercise machine is their top model and is loaded with extras including a full color touch screen display, heavy flywheel, cushioned pedals, multiple grip handlebars, ViaFit, Optional Passport and Virtual Active videos that simulate running outdoors and is showed on the color display.
Horizon Elite E7 Elliptical — $1,399
Same features as the Elite T9 minus Horizon Fitness Elliptical with the full color display and Virtual Active. It also comes with ViaFit and the optional Passport.
Horizon Evolve 5 Elliptical — $1,399
Upgrade from the Evolve 3 Horizon Fitness Elliptical with a heavier flywheel.
Horizon Evolve 3 Elliptical — $1,199
This Horizon Fitness elliptical gives you the best of the Horizon engineering, including the SixStar Certification. It also comes with interactive ViaFit and the optional Passport.
The new generation of SIXSTAR Certification Horizon ellipticals are a vast improvement over their previous generation of crosstrainers. The new elliptical machines appear more stable, durable and provide a more natural elliptical stride.
“As if you were running on air.”
The interactive features found on the Elite and Evolve Horizon Elliptical models are very appealing and will assist you in achieving your fitness goals. I particularly like the The Elite T9 with the touch screen full color monitor, ViaFit and the Virtual Active videos.
Overall, Horizon Fitness has made some significant improvements to their line-up for 2016, and offer some of the best values in their price range.
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ViaFit — The Evolve and Elite Horizon Fitness elliptical trainers are equipped with a Wi-Fi feature allowing you to define fitness goals like number of workouts, calories burned, amount of time exercising or total distance and track your progress. You can also import fitness and nutritional stats from other popular apps, giving you a central resource to track data. Studies continue to show that those individuals that track their progress are more likely to achieve their fitness goals.
Passport — Passport lets you simulate running or walking famous landscapes throughout the world. Your Horizon Fitness elliptical trainer can connect to your TV and provides high-definition videos on your television. The videos are synced with speed and intensity of your workout. This feature is designed to take the monotony out of exercising in place. There is an additional cost for the Passport box.
1. Ideal Pedal Placement — Pedals are placed with zero distance between them to eliminate stress on hips and back. This makes them ideal for women because of their unique and adoring physique.
2. Optimal Handlebar Spacing — Grips are within optimal reach and distance for both small and large framed users.
3. Straight-up Body Posture — Keeps your body upright for improved comfort. I noticed that when I work out on my front drive elliptical I am always leaning forward to use the handlebars. That is why I often forego the bars altogether and simulate running.
4. Long, Natural Elliptical Stride — Mimics a natural running or walking motion while minimizing fatigue.
5. Low Pedal Placement — Pedals placed low to the ground are easier to step on and off.
6. Smoother Momentum — The large drive pulley ratio creates a smoother and more efficient motion.