Life Fitness X1 Cross Trainer Review

If you’re looking for an elliptical that comes with all the bells and whistles, the Life Fitness X1 Cross Trainer is a smart choice. With an advanced digital console, the ability to select various built-in workouts, a generous stride length and whisper-quiet strides, the X1 is one of Life Fitness’s more advanced cross trainers and can often be found in your local gym.

Life Fitness X1

Features at a Glance

  • Link6 elliptical drive system
  • WhisperStride for quiet, smooth strides
  • 51cm stride length
  • Welded steel frame
  • Heart rate sensors
  • Stationary ErgoGrip handlebar
  • Advanced digital console
  • Max user weight: 159kg
  • Oversized foot pedals

Life Fitness X1 Cross Trainer Review

Everything about the X1 cross trainer was designed to make your workouts feel natural, and at the same time, allow you to progress your fitness level.

With Life Fitness’s patented Link6 drive system, each stride feels natural and smooth. The WhisperStride technology takes things one step further by making sure each stride is nearly silent. Between these two key technologies, you’ll get a great workout without ever even knowing you’re on an elliptical.

In our experience, the X1 was the smoothest, quietest elliptical we had ever used. Each stride felt completely natural, and we never disturbed other members of our household during our workouts.

The X1 comes with two sets of handlebars: one stationary, and one that glides with each stride. The stationary handlebars feature the brand’s special ErgoGrip, so you enjoy extra stability when performing lower-body workouts.

The foot pedals are oversized, so it’s comfortable for people of all heights to use.

Heart sensors are equipped on both sets of handlebars, so you can always keep track of your heartrate no matter what type of workout you’re doing. Telemetry monitoring is also available, and the cross trainer comes with a wireless chest strap.

Life Fitness X1 display

Like other Life Fitness cross trainers, this model comes equipped with the Go Console. This advanced digital display is easy to use, and allows you to choose between 14 different workouts (12 built-in; 2 custom). You also have the option of creating two user profiles.

The console tracks important workout stats, including:

  • Calories burned
  • Resistance level
  • Speed
  • Time
  • Distance
  • Heart rate & target heart rate

Underneath the display, you’ll find a number of different options. With the touch of a button, you can switch between user profiles, change settings, pause your workout, reset your stats, set goal workouts or enter into Race Mode. The Go Console allows you to customize your workout, so you see the results you want.

If you’ve used other Life Fitness products, you’ll already be familiar with this console.

We were impressed by the X1’s performance. This is the same cross trainer that you’ll find in many health clubs and gyms around the world. It’s durable, quiet, smooth and allows for easy workout customization.

Pros

  • Natural, smooth strides
  • Quiet
  • Durable
  • Oversized foot pedals accommodate users of all heights
  • Multiple pulse sensors to ensure you reach your target heart rate
  • Built-in workouts for added variety and challenge
  • Attractive, intuitive console that lets you track important workout stats

Cons

  • Large foot print
  • Heavy

If you’re short on space or need an elliptical that can easily be stored away, the X1 may not be the best choice for you. With a large footprint of 206cm x 77cm x 150xm, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of space for this elliptical. Considering that the X1 weighs 215lbs, you’ll want to make sure that you assemble this machine where you plan on using it.

The X1 cross trainer delivers a quiet, durable, smooth and challenging workout. With an attractive console and the ability to exercise without disturbing your family, this is an excellent cross trainer for home use.

If you’re looking for an elliptical that comes with all the bells and whistles, the Life Fitness X1 Cross Trainer is a smart choice. With an advanced digital console, the ability to select various built-in workouts, a generous stride length and whisper-quiet strides, the X1 is one of Life Fitness’s…

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