LIVESTRONG® Elliptical Reviews

Overall Rating for All Elliptical Reviews 4.1 out of 5

LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

46 of 54 found this review helpful.

I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE!

Submitted by ELLIPTICAL LS10.0E (Charlotte, NC) on Jan, 2013

I purchased this elliptical after reading reviews and looking up ratings on top brands. I love the LIVESTRONG brand and the looks furthermore, any thing to support a good cause sign me up! I debated between the LS10.0 E and the LS13.0E after looking carefully at the two models I decided the best bang for my buck was with the 10.

I paid extra for white glove delivery the guys had it assembled in just over an hour. I am glad I paid for this service! This was purchased during the offer for the free floor mat and I'm glad I have it to protect my wood floors! I put this machine to use right away I did one mile on fat burn and then did 1.71 miles varying from fat burn and muscle tone!

I FEEL THE BURN IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES! So happy I replaced my treadmill with hits item! It is quiet compared to a treadmill and takes up less space as well! It is much easier on my joints too! I also feel like I get a much better work out!!!!

Do not hesitate to purchase this item it's the best move I made!!!!

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

3 out of 5

3 of 19 found this review helpful.

how to connect wires to the console

Submitted by Aunt Minny (Moncton, ME) on Jan, 2014

Hi I JUST got my LS8.0E ..put it together and it looks and works great.. My problem is to connect the wires to the console. The directions make it sound so simple but it's not..

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

5 of 8 found this review helpful.

Very Solid Unit

Submitted by Mark (Kitchener Ontario Canada, AL) on Dec, 2013

I have been looking at getting an elliptical for a little while now. After quitting smoking 3 years ago and having 2 children I have since packed on some extra weight. I have looked at many units and many reviews. I found many very positive reviews for this specific model as more budget cheaper models have far worse reviews. I ended up buying this unit without even seeing one setup. Wow is this thing big and heavy, The unit was packaged very well and everything was safe and secure when I opened up the box. The way the hardware is layed out is perfect. Separating the hardware for each step is such a small thing but makes things so much easier. The smaller allen key is almost too long as it slipped on me a couple of times so I just used one of my own which was much easier. Instructions were pretty good. I found one issue with the instructions and that was with step 6. There were 4 plastic washers that were in the hardware for that step but there was no mention of them or where they went. Even though it is pretty common sense where they are to be installed this could use to be fixed. Everything being pre lubed is great. I found and extra bolt laying inside the center mast where the cables run. I am guessing when they pre installed the 4 bolts on the mast that 1 fell in and they never got it out. I thought this might cause some damage and or make some noise so I removed it. Luckly I have a really long pair of needle nose pliers that I could reach it with. I would expect to see this on some cheap equipment but not on this unit. Rest of install was a breeze. Plugged unit in and made sure screen worked. No issues. Instruction book does not go into too much detail about each function but it was very easy to follow. I see another review that someone could not set time and date. This was very easily done by pushing and holding the up and down buttons on the right lower hand grip for 5 seconds. Then menu pops up on screen. Setting up a user was very easy also. I took this unit for only a 10 minute test drive just to see if there were any issues and noises and so far there are none. I cant get over how big this unit is. Once I will start using it I hope my happiness for this product continues.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

19 of 26 found this review helpful.

Best Elliptical Ever

Submitted by Ralph (Aloha, OR) on Aug, 2013

Today marks the One year anniversary of owning this elliptical, and it's been excellent to use. I have had 2 other brand ellipticals before this and they all had failures with bad welds and bolts snapping. I wanted to wait a full year before I wrote a review on this one. I'm 54, only weigh 200 lbs, have type 2 diabetes, not super athletic, and use this almost every day for about a half hour each time. (Doctor wants me to use it more... but I have a life too!)
This machine is fantastic. Extremely solidly built, very stable at all heights and you really feel like you are on a professional gym quality machine. Yes, there has been some small squeaking issues, however a $5.00 can of spray lithium grease (which will last you years) will solve that. They even have a website page with info on that. Also, I think the squeaking is actually coming from rubbings between the metal and the plastic bolt and pivot guards, so you don't have to take it apart to spray grease, just aim the spray under the plastic covers. A quick spray about every 3-4 months will keep it perfectly quiet.
Aside from that, it has performed perfectly. The motorized lift is very smooth and the design of the lifting "screw" looks like a great long lasting design. The tension control is also smooth giving you a whole range of exercise options from easy cardio to muscle building.
I definitely recommend this machine. As for assembly (as I recall) it's pretty easy, but much easier if you have a helper to hold the center column and handle bars while you pull wires through. Didn't take long to assemble... just ask someone to help you a bit.
Well, I gave this the full 5 stars. But after having 2 other brand and style units fail on me, I would give this design 10 stars if I could.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

9 of 16 found this review helpful.

Good product, overall!

Submitted by Jonathan (Round Rock, TX) on Aug, 2013

The product works as advertised. Only issues are that the built-in fan is not adjustable, so if you are taller than 4 feet, you won't feel it. Squeaks are difficult to pinpoint.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

6 of 17 found this review helpful.

Good Machine so far

Submitted by Joe (Okawville, IL) on Jun, 2013

I ordered this machine for a replacement of a Proform Elliptical that I have had for over 10 years. I researched all the sites I could find for about 2 weeks before making my purchase. As with anything there were good reviews and bad no matter where I looked. I would suggest anyone looking for an Elliptical find one they like and then find somewhere to actually go and see one set up.
Now for the assembly. Very straight forward and easy to assemble. The only real issue I had was getting the wire harness plug fished up through the upper tube. To make it easier you should have 2 people to assist with this. I used a string and electrical tape covering the plug which made it easier.
I am very please with this machine. So far very challenging compared to the old one I was using. Seems to be a well built elliptical, very solid and sturdy once the unit is leveled.
I can't give it a 5 star yet due to the short time I have owned it but I am confident it will be a 5 start eventually.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

11 of 15 found this review helpful.

So happy!

Submitted by happyrunner (Charleston, SC) on Jun, 2013

My husband and I purchased the LS15.0E with some caution after reading the few negative reviews. However, we have loved this machine. It is well build, sturdy and smooth. All parts work as they should. We read negative comments about the speaker system which is actually quite loud and projects clearly. I agree that the fan could be stronger, but I am actually too short (5'1") to be in the direct line of the fan even when it is tilted in the downward position. Some of the best features are the fitness tests, the workout tracking, and the book rack which holds even large novels in place well. This elliptical machine provides a great workout and is everything we were looking for and more.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

1 of 6 found this review helpful.

Nice Machine...

Submitted by B-Rad (DISPUTANTA, VA) on Jun, 2013

I love this machine. I've had it for a few weeks now and it gives a solid and smooth workout.

At the moment my elliptical is down because there is a crack in one of the welded parts. I am confident that Livestrong will provide me with a quick replacement part so that I will be able to get back to my workout routine.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

8 of 18 found this review helpful.

So far so good!

Submitted by LLL (Huber Heights, OH) on May, 2013

I just did my first workout after having it assembled by manufacturer, it's smooth, quiet and works wonderfully! Hopefully it continues to be that way, very pleased so far!

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

6 of 20 found this review helpful.

Save $$ on gym memberships!!

Submitted by Dennis (luling, LA) on Apr, 2013

I used to belong to a gym and would do spinning classes and use their ellipticals, well, because of my busy schedule I was not always able to make the classes so for the majority of the year I paid $45 per month to use an elliptical. I'm 48 yrs old and even though I've always been athletic I hate weight training but do love elliptical work. So why not buy one and be able to use it at my convenience w/o the membership fee of a gym?

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

5 of 17 found this review helpful.

Worth the investment

Submitted by nissanman (Middletown, CT) on Apr, 2013

I purchased this product to replace an older NordicTrack I was using for some time. The Nordic was wearing out and my research began. I did not need a Gym quality machine, nor the gym quality price tag! So I started my research with a leading non-profit organization that shall remain nameless... They had a top rated model that was around $1300. After doing some research I found out that Johnson Fitness made that model, as well as the LiveStrong line of exercise equipment. Combine that recommendation with the purchase offers online and it was a "no brainer" to grab the LS10.0E.

Now the machine is exactly what I expected. It is a solid machine for my 200lb, 6'0" tall body. The first couple of uses produced some strange noises as the machine broke in, squeaks, clicks etc. These noises went away within the first week of use and were not alarming at all. The different programs make workouts varied and keep it interesting. The fan is somewhat useful, and the speakers for phones/MP3 etc are a nice touch. Overall if I had to do it again, I would buy this machine again. If you want to stand on one in person they are available in stores too.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

10 of 23 found this review helpful.

Solid and smooth

Submitted by Paul (Calgary, OR) on Apr, 2013

Assembly: This took about 2 hours by myself. Well documented, easy to follow with all parts, (bolts, washers, nuts etc) sealed by step. Can be awkward with just 1 person, would recommend using 2 people.

Leveling: No issues here once on a solid floor. I had this on a foam mat to protect the carpet and together with the underlay cause instability during use. Removed the foam and the unit is solid.

Usage: Quiet and smooth. Good level of programs and features.

Other Comments:
There are two things I don't like about this elliptical. First is the heart rate monitor that works well when your hands are in the right position, unfortunately to get in this position neutrally while still moving causes the arms to collide with the handlebars. Secondly, the Livetrack™ fitness journal is not downloadable to a USB. It will keep it for life on the machine, but for anyone wanting to download and track in a spreadsheet, too bad. I made an assumption that it could do this with a USB port on board, but it is for firmware only. Hoping that a firmware update will include this feature that was on the previous model of ls10.0e.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

14 of 24 found this review helpful.

Good product

Submitted by Gabe (Kansas City, MO) on Mar, 2013

Great customer service. Had a broken plastic part on arrival. Emailed CS and had a replacement in 2 days! Overall satisfied with the product and would buy again.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

8 of 20 found this review helpful.

Paddles

Submitted by Theresa Perry (Indianapolis, IN) on Mar, 2013

I so pleased with this machine , smooth, quiet but paddles small and the back is open I find this unsafe.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

5 of 16 found this review helpful.

Good product

Submitted by mud314 (Patterson, CA) on Mar, 2013

The product takes a bit long to put together. Some areas it will frustrate you. All in all not a bad a workout machine. So far only had it for a few weeks but it will def work you out. You will enjoy it. You will sweat. You will get in better shape.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

11 of 19 found this review helpful.

Great workout

Submitted by Lybilly (China, MI) on Mar, 2013

I have been using my new eliptical for only a few weeks and I love it! It's a great workout and I like the variety of programs.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

24 of 24 found this review helpful.

Great Machine

Submitted by dennis c (Gardner, MA) on Mar, 2013

Had initial problem with the console that was immediately resolved by very responsive customer/technical service. I wish all company's responded to issues as well as Livestrongfitness. The machine is extremely well built. Structural tubing and welds are industrial quality. The action of the fly wheel and linkages is flawless, very smooth and quiet. This is a heavy duty machine. Assembly instructions and materials are well laid out and materials are laid out to follow the instructions. The supplied tools are adequate to get the job done. I enjoy my workouts.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

11 of 22 found this review helpful.

Great Product

Submitted by Kevin (Rosedale, NY) on Feb, 2013

I've had the elliptical for a couple of days now and I love it so far, it's quiet and it does what I need it to do.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

16 of 19 found this review helpful.

Great Machine

Submitted by tee (watertown, NY) on Feb, 2013

I love the smoothness of this machine, not to mention how quiet it is and the ease of being able to get on and off without an issues. I bought an EPIC A35E before sending it back and getting the LS15.0E. I should have bought this one first, the reason I decided to go with this product is because I own one of the upright bikes by live strong after having total knee replacement. It was a great product never had an issue with it but as I started to heal I knew I wanted an elliptical machine not to mention a top of the line product. I am very happy with it, and even my husband who vows to never get on an elliptical finds it to be a great work out for him and he is a 260lb man. Great machine well-built quality, which will last. I totally recommend not only this product but any of their products due to my success with them.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

46 of 57 found this review helpful.

I Made the Right Decision!

Submitted by GR (Los Angeles, CA) on Jan, 2013

I am 62 years young and got tired of waiting to use the Elliptical at my local workout place. I researched my options for several weeks and tried many of the models. It came down to Sole equipment or Livestrong. I was trying to stay in the $1000 price range. The popular NordicTrack and Proform Ellipticals did not have a smooth and natural step motion like the Livestrong. I tried the Livestrong models at a local Dicks Sporting Goods store and liked the equipment but found that the online purchase directly from Livestrong was a better value with free shipping. I purchased the LS13.0E and it arrived quickly at my front door.

Assembly was a challenge and after carrying each of the pieces (and some were quite heavy) from the shipping box (well packed) to my workout room I took my time, followed the instructions and it all worked just great. I wasted no time and I have been very focused on a regular daily routine. Unfortunately I had a problem with the electonics in the console unit but I sent one email to customer support and a replacement showed up a few days later. Great customer service. I would never have received such good support for a local store.

Make the right decision, try out the Livestrong Elliptical and you'll be glad you did! Also, watch the prices on the website . . . I was lucky enough to catch a discount day in December!

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

13 of 17 found this review helpful.

Robust & Smooth

Submitted by Hilldweller (Hog Waller, GA) on Jan, 2013

I've been working out for over 30 years and play hard. I'm tall and solid and put a pounding on my fitness equipment.
The LS15.0E is robust enough to handle my size and weight and swaps settings fast and easily to my my wife's much more compact size.
The touchscreen and MP3 player are icing ---- I've never had home equipment with this sort of fru-fru but it's nice.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

3 out of 5

50 of 76 found this review helpful.

Extra features not usefull

Submitted by frunobulax (New Port Richey, FL) on Dec, 2012

Graphical User Interface very weak. Cool down and fan contol icons too close. Unable to figure out
how to set date/time from manual. Polar heart rate receiver is extremly inaccurate/useless (factor of 2).
Number selections for quick settings for incline and resistance are virtually invisible without bright
light (bad color choices). Tall folks with high center of gravity make this whole unit rock back and forth
on a floor with padded carpet. Documentation seriously lacking.

The basic function of the unit is smooth and comfortable and gives you a decent workout. The added features
are not worth the extra money. (heart monitor , GUI )

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

212 of 428 found this review helpful.

challenging

Submitted by dejuan (killeen, TX) on Oct, 2012

This product offers the best in support allowing you to workout and challenge yourself to a higher fitness level that will help you to be stronger.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

2 out of 5

9 of 10 found this review helpful.

Always broken, waste of money

Submitted by adam78 (Gilbert, AZ) on Aug, 2013

We have owned this for around 6 months now and during the first 3 months, we experienced the loud metal banging sound everyone keeps referencing in their reviews. Well, it took Livestrong almost 2 months to get this fixed. They would ship parts (which would take roughly 2 weeks), then I would call the repair company to let them know the parts had arrived, they would tell me they could come out in a week usually, they would get to my house and tell me the parts are the wrong ones, so I had to repeat this process 3 times before they sent the right parts and this issue was "fixed". The loud clanking sound is back, but not as bad as before. However, we can't use the machine because now the wiring inside the console is falling apart and the console isn't registering that we're using the machine, powering it down after 3 minutes of "inactivity"... I'm starting to think 2 years in-home labor isn't going to be enough. We will never be purchasing a Livestrong product again, and I highly recommend going with a different manufacturer if you are looking for an elliptical in this price range. These issues are what I'd expect out of a sub-$1k machine, not a $1500 machine. This machine has been the biggest waste of money I've ever experienced. I have $1500 invested in exercise equipment I can't even use.

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We are so sorry for the problems you have experienced and thank you for reaching out to us. Following our conversation we are shipping out an entire new unit that you should be receiving shortly. Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or issues in the future.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

3 out of 5

13 of 26 found this review helpful.

I worry the quality

Submitted by Sherman (toronto, NY) on Apr, 2013

I bought the machine in April. At the beginning, it works very well and quiet. I like it and used it every evening. But after 10 days,the assistance level went backwards and then completely broke down. After one week, the technician changed the assistance motor. Right now it is ok, But I worry the quality. The warranty is one year. After one year, It's not easy and free to fix the problems!

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

2 out of 5

8 of 10 found this review helpful.

LS15.0E

Submitted by Jeff (Syracuse, UT) on Apr, 2013

This machine has ended up being an unexpected disappointment. I purchased the model after using the same equipment for a short demo. Once I received the machine I ordered I instantly encountered an issue with mechanical failures.

The moving parts were producing a loud rhythmic clunk that could not be corrected by any adjustments.

I called the customer service number and logged a ticket for support. It took 2 weeks to get the parts they sent. When the on site repairman made it to install the parts they didn't fix the problem. I had to call back a second time and have additional replacement parts delivered, and once again when the repairs were completed the problem was not corrected. I am now waiting on a third delivery of parts to get this corrected. I have had this machine well over 60 days and it has never been available for normal use.

The quality of this equipment does not live up to advertised statements.

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We are so sorry for the problems you experienced and thank you for letting us know. Per our last conversation and on-site visit, your machine was repaired and we extended your warranty an additional 2 months to make up for the repair downtime. We hope you are now enjoying the use of your machine. Please reach out with any further questions and we appreciate your business.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

2 out of 5

12 of 20 found this review helpful.

nice product

Submitted by Bill Bird (Boerne, TX) on Apr, 2013

The cover for the front of the product came in cracked. By the time you assemble the product and get to this last cracked peice, its just not worth stopping and contacting your company for replacement. However, I do love the product and will continue to use your company.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

19 of 28 found this review helpful.

Do not pay for Assembly!

Submitted by Noah (Austin, TX) on Mar, 2013

Machine seems solid and so far reliable. Not a ton of bells and whistles but I was looking for quality over features so that is OK. The one big problem I have is paying the $225 fee for delivery and "Gold Service" assembly. The delivery guys were the assembly folks and their words were "we've never done one of these before", real comforting. Well, as expected assembly was poor. The handles were put on the wrong side, R and L were opposite. I did not notice this because I glanced at the machine when they were done and have not owned an elliptical before so things looked OK. The handles felt awkward in use after and I discovered the mistake. Also, I have service scheduled because there is already a loose feeling on the pedals and loud knocking noises. I attribute this to the assembly rather than the machine. I recommend the machine, but do not waste your money on assembly.

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