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Life Fitness C3 Go Upright Lifecycle

Life Fitness C3 Go
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132045 x 27 x 56400 lbsLifetime frame
3 years console
3 years parts
1 year labor

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One of the most ergonomically shaped bikes on the market, the Life Fitness C3 Go Upright Lifecycle features exceptional engineering to motivate users and make their workout even more comfortable. While it is not exactly the most affordable machine on the market, this upright bike offers club-quality features to encourage easy and sustainable weight loss. Conceived to take the strain off your knees and limit aches and pains, the bike will also help you avoid overly excessive gym fees. Best of all, in spite of its impressive features, it remains extremely easy to use, even if you’ve never stepped on a gym machine before.

The upright lifecycle is also self-powered which gives users quite a lot of mobility while allowing them to move it to any room of the house. Thanks to the upright position, you will be able to experience a fully realistic biking sensation, something which is bound to please any avid fan of outdoors biking.

About the Company

A leading and well-respected figure in the Health and Fitness industry, Life Fitness presents a plethora of accessories, cardio and strength products designed to help users lose weight or simply get rid of any pent-up energy. This company mainly specializes in gym equipment destined for commercial and home use and their machines are often acclaimed for their exceptional quality and durability. And because of the quality of products it offers, we took the time to review not just the Life Fitness model C3 Go, but also the more expensive Club Series, which comes with more than 2-times the number of programs of this fitness c3 go monitor

Comfort Level

As far as comfort go, there haven’t been any complaints lodged against this bike. Quite on the contrary, several users were appreciative of the self-balancing pedals that are also equipped with a non-slip and cushioning feature. This provides an extremely firm grip even during more energetic workouts. The seat is equally comfortable and thickly padded to mold itself to the user’s body shape after a few weeks of continuous use.

Since this upright bike has been originally conceived for heavy duty and commercial use, it comes with quite a solid and dense base which prevents it from moving during intense and energetic exercise sessions. The bike also delivers a surprisingly smooth and silent workout in spite of its solid frame, which leaves the user completely free to indulge in several other activities such as watching a movie, reading, listening to music or chatting to other people as they train.

Product Specifications and Features

  • Product dimensions: 45 x 27 x 56”
  • Product weight: 118lbs
  • Maximum user capacity: 400lbs
  • Resistance levels: 20
  • Resistance system: Generator
  • Pedals: Self-balancing, non, slip, enhanced cushioning
  • Workout programs: 13

The Life Fitness C3 does live up to the company’s excellent reputation by presenting a staggering number of features which are very rarely seen on other models. For example, both veteran and inexperienced athletes will be able to make the most out of its 13 fitness programs which blends both classic and more innovative programs.

The classic ones include Manual, Random, EZ Incline/Resistance as well as a Hill program to put your body through different paces, hence maximizing weight loss. Users will also be able to choose between cardio-related programs which include, but are not limited to, Fat Burn, Heart Rate Interval, Extreme Heart Rate and Goals workout patterns.

More importantly, this machine also features an exceptionally wide, backlit console which provides several fitness-related readouts in the likes of calories burned, workout time, distance covered, pace, heart rate, level, calories per hour, speed as well as your selected workout profile. The display features a large white font on a blue background, making it quite visible from a distance or even in a darkened fitness c3

Through the console, you will also be able to access other features such as the ‘Race Mode’ which basically allows users to race against a computer program. Athletes can also make the most out of the bike’s Warm Up, Quick Start and Cool Down Mode to enhance their joint’s fluidity, prepare the overall body for training and promote recovery. The Cool Down Mode is also quite beneficial to heart patients because it allows your heart to gradually slow down instead of abruptly ending the workout, which is often the case with other models.

The C3 Go comes with no less than 20 resistance levels, thus there will be room for growing as you gain strength and endurance. Contrary to basic models that come only with 8 resistance levels, this upright lifecycle will certainly prove challenging even for the experienced athlete.

Assembly and Parts

Since the Life Fitness C3 lifecycle arrives nearly fully assembled, I found this task to be quite quick and easy. The upright bike comes in two separate boxes, with one containing the base and frame and the other holding the smaller parts. In fact, users only have to assemble the saddle, pedals and monitor before they start to work out.

You will also receive a step-by-step instructions manual as well as all the required knobs, tools, screws and wrenches that you’ll need to put this particular bike together. Personally, I found that I only needed around fifteen minutes to put the bike together, which is quite a refreshing change from the lengthy assembly time which normally comes with other products.


Not unsurprisingly, the bike hardly has any complaints to its name. The only reported downside was by a customer who claimed to have been disappointed by the rather loose back frame cover of the bike. Otherwise, most people stated that they were extremely happy and satisfied with the upright lifecycle.

A recommended investment

To conclude, the C3 Go may not be the cheapest bike on the market but it certainly stands out as one of the best. Dependable, efficient and result-inducing, this model has been shown to help users burn up to 1000 calories per hour session, which can very easily amount to a deficit of around 15 to 20 pounds within the space of just a few months.

All in all, we were very pleased with the Life Fitness C3 Go overall quality and comfort offered. In fact its wide array of resistance levels and workout options certainly make up for its high price. Although that doesn’t change the fact that price might be a deal breaker for some, in which case we’d recommend to check out other models such as the Sole Fitness B94 and the Sole LCB Light Commercial, which for a much lower price offer just as many programs to choose from.