The Stamina In-Motion is a low-cost no fuss elliptical trainer that can surprisingly provide a great lower body and cardiovascular workout.
It weighs around 30 lbs. and can be stored and used pretty much anywhere.
Considering that most people do not have time to spend going to a gym to workout, the Stamina In-Motion is a great alternative.
Many have used this machine and have showed great results and a lot of them use it not just at home but in the office as well.
That versatility is something that no conventional elliptical trainer simply can match although the highly rated Gazelle Edge might be something for those looking for something a bit more “elliptical” but still at a low price.
The Stamina In-Motion is quite comfortable however it does not have any handle bars.
That can be a plus of a problem for some but focusing on what it does, the Stamina In-Motion is provides comfort through the non-slip pads it has and is quite sturdy as well.
People with balance impairment issues however ad not advised to use this machine. With that out of the way, the side-to-side motions is not that hard to do and is generally comfortable.
Construction Quality (4.5/5)
The Stamina In-Motion actually is quite strongly built.
It can support up to 250 lbs. which is a lot considering that the machine only weighs just over 30 lbs. Its steel frame and non-slip foot pads are what mostly will carry the weight and the reviews about its construction quality are all surprisingly good.
I guess it’s a case of good things come in small packages.
Technological Features (3.5/5)
As one might expect by looking at the Stamina In-Motion, it is not bristling with technological features.
It is a basic machine that provides a great workout when properly used.
It does have monitor that displays strides per minute, time spent on the machine, calories burned and total number of strides.
It also has some resistance levels that can be changed through a knob.
Workout Effectiveness (4.5/5)
This is where the Stamina In-Motion actually does well. It provides lower body workout and cardiovascular exercise and it does that very well.
The fact that it does not have handle bars can be a great advantage because the user will have to use his or her core muscles to stabilize themselves and thus helping them tone their midsection.
The kind of workout that the Stamina In-Motion provides also exerts no tension on the hips and joints therefore making sure that the user do not develop injuries through time.
Size and Storage (5/5)
The Stamina In-Motion scores high here with obvious reasons.
It has minimal footprint having the dimensions of 20 x 12 inches. The fact that it weight only about 30 lbs. allows people to use it practically anywhere.
Some owners even use their Stamina In-Motion in the office regularly and are producing great results for them. The Stamina In-Motion is indeed a great machine to have for most people who spends long hours in the office.
The Stamina In-Motion cost less than $100 and is a great choice for people who do not have either the big bucks or the time to spend in the gym.
The kind of workout that you can get from the Stamina In-Motion far exceeds the dollar value of the machine itself.
The Stamina In-Motion has a limited warranty but for the actual timeline is not mentioned.
After checking the product manual, it basically states that the Stamina In-Motion should not be used for commercial purposes like in a gym and voids the warranty if it was.
Users would like to implement said limited warranty will have to make contact with the manufacturer through mail, phone or email.
That is why the Stamina In-Motion gets a low score for me. The ambiguous statement does not mention any timeline and leaves the user in the dark about what the “limited” warranty actually covers.
The Stamina In-Motion also will require assembly upon receiving it and the steps are shown in the manual as well.