Rated 4 out of 5 by ChgoConsumer Better for seated use
Doesn't mimic the same motion and stride as a full size elliptical, probably for safety's sake, since it lacks arm support. It does have a nice smooth action for seated use while on the computer or watching TV etc..Works as well cycling forward as it does backward. Haven't used the digital tracking feature since I keep it under my desk at work and use it sporadically.
December 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whatchalalala Pretty good alternative to the gym eliptical
The Stamina InMotion E1000 Compact Strider is a good piece of exercise equipment to use in my small apartment. It doesn't take up much space, and if I don't feel like going to the gym or don't have time I can jump on it and burn some calories. Although it does serve the purpose of doing exercise, there are a few things people should know about the product before purchasing it. If you're not good at balancing or coordination you might not want to buy this as there are no handles and it does from time to time get wobbly if you get off balance or don't stride correctly. I hold onto a chair in front of me sometimes or put my hand on the wall if I get too tired to keep my balance. The next thing is that this is not going to be exactly like a full size elliptical machine. The strides are smaller than a full size and I find because my feet are size 12 that my feet keep creeping forward and barely fit on the steps. So, overall good product, but don't expect the same feeling as a full size elliptical machine.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Romy Great mini bike!
I love this piece of equipment, it helps me keep tone, burn calories and all while seated. Of course, you can use this machine as an elliptical but being disabled and unable to exercise as I used to, having this device is a real assett. I can sit and work on a project or watch TV and I feel really great that I'm doing good something positive for my health. This machine is set up in a way that's easy to use, setting the tension is just a turn of a knob and putting it together took less than 30 minutes. I recommend this for anyone who sits at a desk all day or is in my situation and wanting to exercise and keep their health as good as possible.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LYNNretired Good Machine
I bought this Strider several weeks ago and am finding it addicting. I use it watching TV and brushing my teeth! I learned to keep my heels to the back of the foot pads in order to achieve best balance and using it became much easier. I can't say how long it will hold up, but I intend to use it daily. It appears well made and sturdy.
February 6, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ET93 Love this little strider!
I love this strider for its small size and its gives a good work out. I also like that you can use it sitting or standing, so it's great for anyone.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Megan Great price, great workout!
Have owned this machine for 9 months and lost 45lbs., without changing my diet. Started out only being able to do 5 mins. and now I'm on it a minimum of 2 hours a day. The only exercise program I've been able to stick to. Also, it's great for small spaces.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pawpad Works like a charm
I bought this close to a month ago now and it's great. I'm from upstate NY so the weather has been very cold lately. I do about 5 miles each day on this and I can really feel a difference in my legs. It's perfect for apartments and I'm very happy with this purchase.
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by StephenJ Amazing machine, and AWESOME Customer Service!
I am a 51 year old man, 6'1" and 215 pounds, with very arthritic knees who is not allowed (Doctor's orders) to walk or run and must use a no-impact elliptical to exercise. I bought this machine more than 3 years ago, in July, 2012. Since then, I've used it hundreds of times, burning up to 1,000 calories per session. My knees feel great using it, the calories burned are real, and the E1000 paid for itself in terms of gym membership savings within the first month!
Also, as tiny parts have worn out (inevitable with any workout machine if you are a large and and use it as much as I do), I have found it EXTREMELY easy to get replacements from Stamina. Their customer service department is INCREDIBLY helpful, and the parts are very inexpensive and easy to replace.
This is EASILY the best workout/exercise machine I have ever purchased. I plan to have one of these until I die.
October 28, 2015