Livestrong is a new entrant to the elliptical market. They first launched an elliptical in 2009 and have grown and grown.
Livestrong is a charitable foundation dedicated to raising money to tackle mens cancer. They raise over $4 million a year. These efforts are supported by the sales of their fitness equipment. So if you by Livestrong then you will be supporting this cause.
All the ellipticals in this range have been developed in conjunction with Johnson Health Tech
As Livestrong have become one of the biggest brands of elliptical machines they can really offer keen prices. Backed by Johnson Health they have worked to produce reliable and strong machines that last.
Design features, all Livestrong Machines have the distinctive yellow colour scheme. They really look good like this and would compliment any gym.
The consoles and displays are a little hit or miss. Since the mid life upgrade the E2 models have much improved screens. The only model that has not had its upgrade, at time of writing, is the LS8.0E
When it comes to quality Livestrong are about mid table. There are no serious faults reported, and higher end models are backed with generous long warranties. From this perspective I would have no issues with a Livestrong Elliptical.
There are currently 3 ellipticals in the livestrong range (the LS10.0E is currently unavailable):
|Model||Livestrong 8.0E||Livestrong 10.0E-2||Livestrong 13.0E-2||Livestrong 15.0E|
|Average Price||$799||$999- Currently Unavailable||$1,299||$2,399|
|Current Price||On Sale at Amazon.com for $599 - $200 OFF!||On Sale at Amazon.com for $899 - Save $100!||On Sale at Amazon.com for $1,299 - Save $800!||On Sale at Amazon.com for $2,399!|
|Model Review||Full Livestrong 8.0E Elliptical Review||Full Livestrong 10.0E Elliptical Review||Full Livestrong 13.0E-2 Elliptical Review||Full Livestrong 15.0E Elliptical Review|
|Drive System||Front Drive with Roller Track||Front Drive with Roller Track||Front Drive with Roller Track||Front Drive with Roller Track|
|Resistance||16 Levels of Resistance, 5 levels of incline||20 Levels of Resistance, 20 levels (5% increments)||20 Levels of Resistance, 21 levels of power incline||20 Levels of Resistance, 21 levels of power incline|
|Flywheel||23 lb.||23 lb.||30 lb.||30 lb.|
|Stride/Motion||20" Stride Length||20" Stride Length||20" Stride Length||20" Stride Length|
|Programs||9 training programs||11 training programs, downloadable Livetrack Interactive™ technology||11 training programs, downloadable Livetrack Interactive™ technology||11 training programs, downloadable Livetrack Interactive™ technology|
|Unit Weight||192 lbs.||199 lbs.||220lbs||222 lbs.|
|Max User Weight||300 lbs.||325 lbs.||350 lbs.||350 lbs.|
|Stability||Above Average||Above Average||Above Average||Above Average|
|Quality||Above Average||Above Average||Above Average||Above Average|
|Upper Body Workout||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Heart Rate Monitor||Contact Grips||Contact Grips||Contact Grips||Contact Grips|
|Warranty||Lifetime frame and brake, 1-year parts, 1-year in-home labor||Lifetime frame and brake, 3 years parts, 1 year in-home labor||Lifetime frame and brake, 5 years parts, 2 year in-home labor||Lifetime frame and brake, 5 years parts, 2 year in-home labor|
|Other||Includes Chest Strap|