Best Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer by Body Solid

Best Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer by Body Solid Best Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer by Body Solid stands out prominently among the medium-end elliptical trainer category (price range of $1,000-$1,500) with its perfect blend of technology, ergonomics, features and quality in a compact design. BTW, this is a center drive elliptical trainer, which means all the mechanical parts are located in the middle of the machine making its overall size much more compact than the front/rear drive machines.

The pedals are spaced close together, which allows you to exercise longer without getting hip fatigue or cramps. The handlebars have a heart rate contact grips feature that allows you to monitor the intensity of your workout. Because it has dual moving arms, both your upper and lower body can get toned at the same time.

The center of gravity on the Best Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer is in the front and it’s low which means better stability – it keeps the machine from rocking as you use it. This is a big plus because wobbly machines can cause you to lose your balance or fall and injure yourself.

Best Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer by Body Solid
The E1’s console tracks your time, distance, speed, and calories while proper pedal spacing eliminates hip fatigue.

The centered foot pedals also give you a more natural stride than the side foot pedals do. The pedals have a nice grip so your feet won’t be sliding as you exercise. You can move the pedals forward as well as reverse in order to change up your routine.

The E1 also offers a comfortable step-up height to allow you to start your workouts safely while its moving arms recruit your upper body and core to the workout, making this a total body trainer.

The elliptical’s 21-inch stride length offers medium to taller users a very smooth and comfortable ride without their legs being over extended.

The machine comes with 17 resistance levels offer an effective challenge, so you can work up to levels and tone your body well over time. This feature is especially great for beginners. There are also 12 workout programs that adjust the machine’s settings to give you a unique workout.

Best Fitness E1 ConsoleThe blue backlit LCD display has white letters, making it easy to read as you move. The console offers you the time, the speed you’re moving, and the amount of calories that you’re burning during your time on the elliptical.

The machine has both dual moving arms as well as stationary arms. The stationary arms are perfect for those with arm or shoulder injuries who have more lower body endurance than upper body endurance. It also has a water bottle holder to help you stay hydrated during your exercise routine (unfortunately the bottle holder isn’t strategically located).

The machine is quiet enough for listening to music or watching TV. It’s also silent enough that you can use it in an apartment without fear of the sound bothering your neighbors.

The Best Fitness E1 elliptical has a powder coated steel frame with a 15 year frame warranty and a 10 year motor warranty. This can be considered a very good warranty package.


  • Center drive design.
  • Low center of gravity prevents rocking for safety and stability.
  • Powder-coated steel frame.
  • 17 resistance levels offer an effective challenge.
  • 12 unique workout programs conveniently adjust settings.
  • Contact heart rate monitoring for measuring exertion levels.
  • Blue backlit LCD with white letters offers high visibility.
  • Comfortable 21-inch stride length.
  • Works the upper and lower body simultaneously.
  • Easy step-up height.
  • Pedals spaced closely together to help decrease hip fatigue.
  • Low pedal placement for easy access.
  • Compact and portable design for easy transport and storage.
  • User Weight Capacity: 275 pounds.
  • Product Dimensions: 48 by 30 by 66 inches (L x W x H)
  • Product Weight: 215 pounds
  • Some assembly required.
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: Frame -15 years; motor – 10 years; electronics and parts – 2 years; wear parts – 6 months; labor -1 year.
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