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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer Review 2008

Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer 2008Hello Internet Land!

Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer Review
Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer Rating:
5 stars out of 5 for being the best elliptical trainer in the $1500 price range.
Price: $1500
Click To Buy The Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer (2008 Model)

Today is a bad day. My wallet was stolen. I was forced to go to the DMV and pay a criminal $22 for a replacement license and spent another 3 hours explaining to credit bureaus that my social security card was stolen and explain to American Express that I really didn’t buy those adult movies. To top it all off, it’s smoggy. Very, very smoggy. Ahh, what to do? Well, if you’re the treadmill master reviewing good treadmills is very therapeutic. To relieve my stress and unwind, here is my Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer Review.

Sole Fitness is a relative new comer to the fitness industry and has had a lot to prove. In an effort to establish a brand name and create a fitness equipment dynasty Sole Fitness has given the Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer everything and ended up creating one of the best elliptical trainers in the $1500 price range. Let’s explore the reasons why Sole has me beaming with excitement.

First of all, the frame is solid. The Sole E55 Elliptical frame compares more to a $2500 Star Trac Elliptical than it does to other elliptical trainers of the same price range. I feel comfortable running a marathon on the Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer because I know it’s not going to shake or wobble, one of my pet peeves during long, intense workouts. I can’t begin to describe how annoying a shaky elliptical trainer or treadmill is when I’m trying to stay in the zone and keep pushing my body harder.

Comfort is another reason why I like the Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer. Comfort should be one of the prime reasons anyone buys fitness equipment. If you don’t feel comfortable using the equipment, you’re going to say “oh, but I always hit my legs on the elliptical” or “the belt slips and I feel like I’m going to fall off”. One of the reasons why the Sole E55 Elliptical is so comfortable is because it has a full 20” stride length. Imagine trying to run a marathon or walking a mile taking baby steps. That’s exactly what can happen when an elliptical trainer has too short a stride length unless you’re really short, say under 5’3”. The 20” stride length should be good for everyone from 5’3” all the way up to 6’3” tall. The foot pedals are also designed for maximum comfort. The foot pedals are adjustable and can be articulated according to personal preference.

Programs are also plentiful. The Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer has 10 fitness programs in total and several of which are compatible with heart rate control. For those not familiar with heart rate control, higher end treadmills can use a wireless heart rate monitors or built in sensors to detect your heart rate. The computer will feed your heart rate information to a fitness program and the program will automatically adjust your workout intensity to an ideal heart rate range for your specific fitness goal. It’s a really neat feature and if you’re serious about starting up a cardio routine, you’ll be glad to have purchased a treadmill with heart rate control.

If this doesn’t sell you on the Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer I don’t know what will. The warranty is the best I’ve ever seen in my entire fitness career. To date, I’ve only seen a 2 year labor warranty in elliptical trainers that go for several thousand dollars. A 2 year labor and 5 year parts warranty is virtually unheard of! I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again, I tend to trust fitness equipment with good warranties and I strongly distrust companies with poor warranties. A good treadmill warranty says “this elliptical or treadmill is perfect and we’re willing to back that up with our own money!” That’s a powerful promise from Sole Fitness!

I really don’t have much else to say about the Sole E55 2008 Elliptical Trainer except that it’s probably the best elliptical I’ve seen in 5 years. If you’re searching for the best mid-range elliptical trainer, you’ve found it!

The Treadmill Master

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