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Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer

Horizon Fitness EX-59-02
horizon fitness ex-59
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1610275 lbs18"Lifetime limited
1 year parts
1 year labor

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As a high-end model, the Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer will help you avoid excessive gym fees by providing you with a challenging cardiovascular workout right at home. With this model, athletes can easily expect a deficit of around 700 to 1000 calories, with the exact amount depending on a plethora of issues such as your age, gender and fitness level. Best of all, with this machine, you’ll be able to avoid the constant restraints imposed by the ever-changing weather. Indeed, rain or shine, you’ll be able to stick to your daily workout routine.

More importantly, like its predecessor the Horizon EX-59, this model is exceptionally easy to use and maintain. In fact, this machine is often favored by budding users who are serious about building up their metabolism and stamina before indulging in longer and more challenging workouts. This particular piece of fitness equipment comes with everything you need to keep you motivated. From an LCD display screen to multiple levels of resistance, the machine is designed to provide a full-body workout with particular target on common problem areas such as the hips, waist, thighs, arms and abdomen.

About the Company

Featuring an unflinching commitment to excellence, Horizon Fitness has amassed a variety of awards thanks to the exceptional quality of their machines. These include, but are not limited to, Best Cardio Brand 2014 and 2013, Consumer Reports, Recommended Rating October 2012, February 2012 as well as April 2011. This company is part of Johnson Health Tech, which undoubtedly bear testimony to the reputed quality of their machines. Horizon Fitness is also reputed for its solid aftersales service. Along with elliptical trainers, this company produces other fitness machines such as treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, home gyms and the likes.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Eddy Current Brake
  • Resistance Levels: 16
  • Preset Programs: 10
  • Weight Capacity: 275 pounds
  • Adjustable Incline: No
  • Adjustable Stride: No
  • Stride Length: 18 inches
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Dimensions: 68 x 25 x 64 inches
  • Flywheel Weight: 14.3 pounds
  • Product Weight: 145 pounds

The Horizon EX-59-02 is brimming with features that can help you lose up to 10 pounds in just a few weeks- or even days. The Six Star Certified and fully electrical platform has been especially conceived to provide an exceptionally smooth and fluid feel, ensuring that you’re never tempted to interrupt your training session because of uneasy strides. Users can also benefit from the trainer’s 5 inch LCD display to track their progress: while the monitor is undoubtedly on the smaller side, the font is quite large and clear to read, even from a distance.

The monitor allows you to review various fitness-related readouts. These include the number of calories burned, heart rate, time, distance covered, elliptical strokes and time elapsed. The trainer also features no less than 16 levels of electronic intensity, allowing you to very easily vary your workout. The varying levels of resistance also make the machine entirely suited to both beginners and more experienced athletes.

Unlike other lower-quality fitness equipment, this model operates through a ZERO Gap motion- a feature that’s entirely unique to this model. This brings a natural stride to your motions while preventing the pedals from overlapping. You’ll also be able to enjoy the 10 built-in programs including: Weight Loss, Manual, Weight Loss Plus, Intervals Plus, Intervals, Calorie Goal, Random, Reverse Train, Rolling and Constant Watts.

Ease of Use and Comfort

The Horizon EX-59-02 is very rarely rivaled in terms of comfort. In fact, it comes with everything you need to render your training session more enjoyable and comfortable. For example, the machine boasts of wide, textured plates that can easily accommodate various shoe sizes- even the largest ones. The thick ridges provide quite a firm grip, allowing you to work out as vigorously as you want with no risk of injuries. By the same token, the elliptical arms are foam padded to prevent your fingers from slipping of they get too sweaty.

This is also one of the rare models that features optimally positioned handlebars, which ensures that your arms are evenly spaced, minimizing the risks of soreness and aches afterwards. This particular feature is also perfect for larger families because it allows each person to select his or her appropriate spacing, according to one’s personal preference. Because of its low ten inch step, the machine is extremely easy to get on and off, even for obese or elderly people. If you’re worried about lower back pain after your workout, fret not: this particular model even comes with a unique StraightUP feature to help you maintain an adequate body posture during the entire duration of your training session.

Therefore, your body will be gently angled into the proper alignment and posture for exercising. This adds an extra dose of comfort to your workout as a whole and allows you to considerably lengthen your exercise session and consequently burn more calories. With this feature, users will even be able to build up their endurance since StraightUp considerably lessens muscular fatigue. As a nice addition, this model features built-in speakers and is fully MP3 compatible.

Assembly and Parts

As far as assembly is concerned, quite a few customers reported that this model was extremely easy to put together. To facilitate matters for users, the boxed packaging also includes every tool, accessory and parts that you’ll need to set up the equipment. From wrenches to various types of screws, fasteners, bolts and washers, customers will certainly be able to avoid constant dashes to the hardware store. The machine is partially assembled, which considerably shortens the assembling time. With the packaging, you will also receive a fully illustrated and detailed instructions manual to help you with this step.

Most users found that they only needed around forty minutes to assemble their machine.

Overall Great Value for the Money

An absolute must-have for both budding and veteran athletes the Horizon EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer comes with everything you need to lose weight. Extremely simple to use and compact enough so as not to claim a lot of floor space, this machine also has the added advantage of being reasonably priced. With a maximum user capacity of 275 pounds, this model is protected by a solid lifetime manufacturer’s warranty on the frame, 1 year on parts and 1 year on labor.