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Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 380 Elliptical

Gold's Gym 380
gold's gym 380
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Magnetic 6250 lbs14"90-days warranty

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Users who want to indulge in a cardiovascular workout without the hefty fees associated with gyms will certainly thrive in the Gold’s Gym 380 Elliptical Trainer. Entirely worth its price, this machine comes fully equipped with a variety of training programs to add to the motivation factor. From an easily adjustable digital resistance, to a compact, mobile design, the machine comes with the necessary to adapt to a wide range of users. Best of all, it’s ergonomically shaped frame is designed to take the weight of your body off the joints, making it perfect for elderly users and anyone who suffers from strains or mild disabilities.

The Stridetrainer 380 will also help users prevent various types of medical conditions such as obesity, strokes, diabetes and several forms of cardiovascular disorders. In fact, with this item, you can easily expect a deficit of around 800 to 1000 calories-if not more- within the space of one hour. This easily totals up to a loss of several pounds per month. Best of all, this model is built in such a way so as to easily suit both advanced users and beginners, making it entirely suited to larger families. Since it can accommodate up to 250 pounds of user weight, the machine is also perfect for overweight individuals.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Magnetic
  • Maximum Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Preset Programs: 6
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Adjustable Stride: No
  • Stride Length: 14 inches
  • Dimensions: 55 x 26 x 61 inches

With this particular elliptical machine, users can enjoy the numerous benefits of professional-quality features. For example, it boasts of a rear-drive system that guarantees safety and fluidity, without once compromising on the quality of your training session. The Gold’s Gym 380 comes with no less than six built-in programs that have been designed by some of the leading figures in the Personal Training industry. This allows you to easily enjoy options such as performance goals, weight-loss or aerobic-oriented workouts. The multiple feature system is also highly beneficial to any user who wants to indulge in more challenging workouts while pushing their bodies to the limit.

With the built-in workouts, beginners will also be able to grasp the basis of cardiovascular workouts and slowly work their way upwards as they build more stamina. This product features an SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance, which will enable you to easily switch between different tension levels. Not only will this feature add some extra variety to your workout, but it will also help you indulge in interval training sessions. Therefore, you can easily switch from one level of tension to the next, preventing your body from adjusting to the same resistance and motions all over again. You’ll also be able to build up your metabolism, which means that your body will burn quite a lot of calories, even when you’re not exercising. Switching between various tension settings is quite frictionless and smooth, allowing for a fluid change of gears.

Its widescreen monitor will come in quite handy to anyone who wants to keep an eye on their progress. Indeed, this gadget provides fitness-related readouts in the likes of calories burned, time elapsed, distance covered, time, pulse, speed, among others. You’ll therefore be able to ensure whether you’re in the right training zone or if you should take it up another notch. The pulse sensors are also handy to cardiovascular patients who need to be careful about the intensity of their training session. This elliptical features a weighted flywheel to successfully engage all major muscle groups of your body into the motions.

gold's gym stridetrainer 380Ease of Use and Comfort

As far as comfort is concerned, very few customers had anything to deplore. In fact, this model is quite often considered as being one of the most comfortable fitness machines on the market. You won’t even be subjected to constant squeaking or mechanical noises thanks to its silent feature. This feature also creates a soothing environment for you to train in, while allowing you to indulge in various other activities like watching a movie or listening to some music for extra motivation.

The frame is extremely stable which drastically lessens the risks of injuries during vigorous workouts. Similarly, the pedals are textured for a firmer grip, and wide enough to easily accommodate several shoe sizes. The same applies to the handlebars which are textured and foam-padded, keeping risks of sores and blisters at bay if your fingers get slippery during your training session.

Should you wish to move your elliptical around, you can easily do so thanks to the handy set of transport wheels that are discreetly located at the very base of your machine. In fact, the trainer has a very compact design, making it suitable for anyone who lives in small or cramped quarters. The Gold’s Gym 380 is also equipped with a handy bottle holder, allowing you to remain hydrated during the entire duration of your exercise session.

Assembly and Parts

The boxed packaging does include various tools, screwdrivers and bolts that will help you very easily join the different parts together. In fact, the machine’s small frame will help you cut back on the assembling time. Most users claimed that they only required around thirty to forty-five minutes to join the different parts together. Customers also receive a detailed and illustrated instructions booklet to facilitate this step.


Its wide variety of features coupled with this surprisingly affordable price makes this trainer quite a recommended buy instead. It costs between $200 and $500, making it suitable for anyone on a limited budget. Extremely easy to use, with a fluid cadence, this machine is also acclaimed for its longevity. With the proper care and maintenance, it can very easily last for several decades, if not for life. The Gold’s Gym Stridetrainer 380 Elliptical Trainer measures 55 x 26 x 61 inches. It is protected by a solid manufacturer’s warranty of one 90 days.