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Monday, March 10, 2008

Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer Review

Sole E55 Elliptical TrainerHello Readers!

I’m back with another excellent elliptical trainer review. I’ll skip my boring life update for now. I really want to get down to business today. I want to finish reviewing the Sole Fitness elliptical trainer line so you can expect to see a couple of reviews going up today. Here is my review of the Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer

The first thing I want to do is praise Sole Fitness for a remarkable warranty across the board. The Sole 35, Sole E55, and Sole E95 Elliptical trainers come with a 5 year parts and 2 year labor warranty. That’s an incredible warranty and dwarfs the warranty of most other elliptical trainer manufacturers. If you’re worried about your elliptical breaking down on you, Sole Fitness has you covered!

The Sole E55 Elliptical Trainer is an excellent elliptical for heavy people who have a lot of weight to lose. It has a very heavy duty frame designed to support large user weights. Users who are 6’2” and 260 lbs. can push their intensity level to the max and not worry about a wobbling frame or creaks. By the way, if your elliptical trainer squeaks it’s a bad sign. Something is scraping or improperly lubricated. Squeaking will ruin your elliptical!

Sole has gone to great lengths with the E55 Elliptical to deliver the most amount of comfort possible. If you’ve ever worked out on an elliptical trainer you might have noticed aching in your Achilles tendon or your toes becoming numb. Sole Fitness has addressed this problem with unique and innovative solutions such as an adjustable foot pedals. If you exercise with the E55 a little bit, just keep messing with the pedals, you’ll find the perfect settings and your feet will thank you. The Sole E55 is also incredibly smooth. The difference between an elliptical trainer that scrapes and one that doesn’t is stark to say the least. Don’t find yourself stuck with an elliptical trainer that isn’t comfortable, I can practically guarantee you won’t use it.

Another reason why the Sole E55 Elliptical is good for people trying to lose weight is the wide variety of heart rate control programs. Heart rate control programs help users target their ideal heart rate range for losing weight by automatically raising or lowering the intensity of your workout. If you’re serious about losing weight, a solid, smooth elliptical trainer combined with heart rate control programs will get to your goals as soon as humanly possible.

The Sole E55 has so many levels you can tweak your workout. Most elliptical trainers have about 10, maybe 12; 20 full resistance levels lets users adjust intensity levels in very small increments. It’s excellent for people looking to gradually build endurance and improve performance.

One last thing I want to mention before I wrap up this Sole Elliptical Review is the built in MP3 player input and speakers. MP3 / Ipod support is something relatively new to the world of elliptical trainers, and there is plenty of room for improvement. (Did you hear that zealous elliptical trainer company looking to improve their brand?) But the speakers deliver decent sound quality, my problem is volume. I just wish they could be louder, the built in speakers are no match for a radio though.

This is one of the best Sole Elliptical Trainers. The $1449 price tag is more than reasonable consider the vast amount of resistance levels, programs, built in MP3 support, and the super incredible 5 year parts and 2 year labor warranty. The Sole E55 Elliptical is definitely a strong buy.

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