Horizon Fitness EX-59-02
The Horizon Fitness EX-59 is one of the well-known elliptical trainers in the market today. Its combination of relatively low cost and somewhat high-end features makes the Horizon Fitness EX-59 a favorite among beginners and even seasoned fitness enthusiasts.
This entry level elliptical machine provides low impact workout that has enough features to allow the user to have a great session. For the more advanced the AFG 3.1 AE is a great option.
The Horizon Fitness EX-59 a number of features that as a whole makes it a very useful machine to have for any fitness goal.
ZEROgap between foot pedals that minimizes the stress on hips and back, StraightUP to promote proper posture, 10″ SUREstep to easiy get on and out of the machine, SMOOTHpulley for an efficient and smooth motion when working out, 18″ FLATellipse footpath that promotes a natural stride and IDEALfit for easy and comfortable grip.
This package makes this elliptical a great choice.
It also has magnetic braking system that is both very quiet and effective. Other features like the COOLfit fitness fan, MP3 ready Sonic Surround™ speakers and headset outputs completes the bill for creature comforts for the EX-59.
Construction Quality (4/5)
The machines is very sturdy and stable contrary to some reviews, that state that it does not look like it can support the 275 lbs. capacity it announces but I belive it does with ease.
The machine can be assembled in a little over 1 hour and has very clear and useful instructions which allows even people who has it as a first elliptical to follow them properly. This is a big deal because a lot of elliptical trainers come with very hard to follow instructions that produce a sub-standard result. This will not be an issue with the EX-59.
Technological Features (4/5)
The elliptical has an 18 inch stride length that is about the length most users like to have.
It has ten preset programs (Manual, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Plus, Intervals, Intervals Plus, Constant Watts, Rolling, Reverse Train, Random, Calorie Goal) but the Horizon Fitness EX-59 has one feature that separates it to a lot of elliptical trainers in its price range and that is it allows the user to change workout programs anytime they want.
That is something that can be an advantage or not depending on how it is used of course. The Horizon Fitness EX-59 also has 10 resistance levels that can be controlled through the + or – on the console.
Workout Effectiveness (4/5)
Working out on the Horizon Fitness EX-59 is a breeze.
The ZEROgap does minimize the stress on the hips which allows users to stay on it relatively longer and therefore producing better results.
The smooth flow of motion also does wonders for any users since they will feel like they are not on a machine and simulates the natural movements.
The 14.3 lb flywheel does a great job in ensuring that the flow of motion is as natural as possible. All in all, the Horizon Fitness EX-59 provides a great workout to users of any fitness level.
Size and Storage (3.5/5)
The Horizon Fitness EX-59 has an assembled dimension of 73 x 22 x 65 inches (L x W x H). Not a big footprint and a great advantage for people who does not have that large of a space to spare.
However, it does not have transport wheels so moving it around might be an issue so make sure you assemble it where you plan to place it for good.
The Horizon Fitness EX-59 has a price tag of a little over $600 and that is a good price range to be in considering its features.
The features in the EX-59’s list are comparable to more expensive elliptical trainers which is why, at its current price, it’s a great deal.
The EX-59 has lifetime warranty for the frame, 20-years for the brake, 1-year parts and labor.
That is a pretty solid warranty plan that always is an advantage in putting consumers’ worries to ease. Repairs for this kind of machines are not cheap and is a headache if you have to shell out the cash for it so an extensive warranty plan like this is a great deal.
The EX-59 has a 170 lb shipping weight and will depend on the merchant on how quickly it will be delivered.