Life Fitness produces some of the best heavy-duty fitness equipment in the world. Their elliptical machines deliver extreme results in minimal time and they have been able to use this to win the popularity vote with the largest commercial gyms and even the military as the best elliptical choice.
You’ll find that Life Fitness 9500HR ellipticals tend to be on the market as ‘remanufactured’, in part because newer versions have been released with newer features and specifications. However, due to the popularity of the 9500HR in the commercial market, remanufacturing of the model has occurred. Not only is the price lower, but it makes this quality model affordable for home use.
There are a few different versions of the 9500HR, so it’s imperative that you know what you’re getting for your money. Earlier models experienced glitches with the rear units and heart rate sensors on the grips, but this was due to high usage in gyms etc. This review focuses on the latest rear-wheel drive model.
One important thing to note is that the stride length is about 18″, so for anyone taller than 6 feet, this may not be the ideal model for you. The dual-function handles and Pedals allow for forward and backward movement, this is ideal for targeting a wider variety of muscle groups, perfect for toning your entire body.
The Life Fitness 9500HR Elliptical comes with all the usual features you’d expect from commercial elliptical machines, and it’s surprisingly quiet. Just a few of the features listed include 9 pre-programmed courses for a complete variety of exercises, 20 resistance levels, two-tier console with integrated reading shelf/accessory tray, and the exclusive digital heart rate monitoring system. Life-pulse that allows users to calculate heartbeats are almost as accurate as those of a clinical electrocardiograph.
The 9500HR, unlike many elliptical machines, is highly portable. These elliptical trainers incorporate rear wheels to facilitate their mobility and being self-propelled; there is no need to park near an outlet. This makes it easier to park your trainer in front of the TV…it makes working out that much more enjoyable!
professionals – Affordable, Quality, Practical, Features, Popularity
cons – Warranty
This model really can’t be faulted. There’s a lot to offer with the 9500HR. His growing popularity dictates this. The only drawback compared to other elliptical machines is the warranty. Being remanufactured, the warranty coverage tends to be less than a newer model. You might be better off getting an extended warranty for under $200 for 2 years, but other than that, the Life Fitness 9500HR elliptical is one of the best ellipticals on the market today.