LIVESTRONG® Elliptical Reviews

Overall Rating for All Elliptical Reviews 4.4 out of 5

LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

56 of 65 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

5 out of 5

109 of 181 found this review helpful.

Excellent

Submitted by Anonymous on Feb, 2012

I have had the LS8.0E for three weeks now and find it excellent. I have used a lot of different fitness machines including elliptical(s) over the years at fitness facilities and find the "Livestrong" to be exceptionally well made - sturdy, smooth and just feels nice when using it. I am recommending it to my family - free demos of course and mention it to my friends. This is an excellent piece of fitness equipment - I look forward to using it for a very long time.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

125 of 242 found this review helpful.

Quality product? YES!

Submitted by Anonymous on Feb, 2012

Assembly is well layed out with parts separated by step. Took about 2 hours of non-continuous assembly!

Product is all that I was hoping for...and more! Very sturdy and quiet. Both my wife and I are impressed with the build quality of the elliptical.

Smooth operation, iPod/iPhone connection, speakers (heasdphone input as well), a fan, varied programs, incline (manual), heart rate monitor...really, what more do you want?

I chose "occasional exerciser" but that is about to change, thanks to this machine.

Want to get in shape/lose weight? Get this. It's that simple.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

3 out of 5

10 of 33 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

9 of 15 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

30 of 40 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

15 of 27 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® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

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Great product for us

Submitted by Chip (Blountsville, AL) on Jul, 2013

We've had our LS8.0 for about three months now. I put white lithium everywhere I could figure needed it when I assembled. I didn't have help putting it together and found it simple enough. Everything is well marked, left and right side, etc. I agree one part is heavy, but it wasn't heavy enough to stop a stubborn me.

The quality is excellent. When I found it for $100 off the website vs. Amazon, I knew I could afford the one we wanted. It had the bigger cycle size, fits nicely parallel to the wall, and is a wonderful piece for us.

If you have heard that the shipping company is a nightmare, you heard right. We had paperwork in our hands that showed it to be delivered into the home, and yet the deliveryman left it on the deck. We knew, and he knew that we had huge storms coming, and yet my wife was unable to get him to take it the extra 5 feet inside. They suck, and I expressed loudly my complaint. Expect major issues with them. My box was so soggy it was falling apart before I got home to drag pieces in. I was totally pissed.

Besides the delivery issues, where you've read it will make noises, look to see if it is tracking correctly on the lower slides. The one time we had that issue, that resolved it. We have never had another problem, and if those electronics hold up, I believe we could go many years trouble free.

I would buy it again. I hope if you go with this unit, you have the same success.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

7 of 26 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® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

LS8.0E

Submitted by brent (pittsburgh, PA) on Jun, 2013

best product within the price range by far.
tested many different brands before purchasing the LS8.0E.
easy assembly.
did develop a small noise after 2 weeks but does not seem to hinder performance.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

15 of 22 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

3 of 13 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

9 of 24 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

12 of 28 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

6 of 26 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

13 of 32 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

20 of 34 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

13 of 28 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

6 of 24 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

12 of 25 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

29 of 34 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

12 of 31 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

19 of 26 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® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

9 of 13 found this review helpful.

Love it

Submitted by Ammie (Atlanta, GA) on Feb, 2013

I've had this elliptical for about a month. I absolutely love it. Especially the quietness, the speakers and the different programs. The only thing that is confusing or inaccurate is the calories burned. It seems extremely low to me.

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LIVESTRONG® LS13.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

51 of 67 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

14 of 24 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

54 of 83 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® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

9 of 12 found this review helpful.

Decent

Submitted by Taylor (Dallas, TX) on Dec, 2012

The elliptical is decent. It does have a knocking issue that I haven't been able to solve yet, but I'm pretty confident it can be fixed with some effort. The speakers work well. The cup holder is in the wrong spot (the arms keep getting in the way as you try to sip your water). The programs are diverse.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

15 of 20 found this review helpful.

No Regrets!!

Submitted by sclin (Las Vegas, NV) on Dec, 2012

We purchased our LS8.0E Elliptical as a replacement for an elliptical that we rode into the ground! Needless to say we needed a product that could stand up to our size and weight along with the usage. I am 5ft 10, 158lbs and my husband is 6ft 5, 240 lbs. Between the two of us the machine gets used for 30 - 40 minutes each session 6 or 7 days a week. We did a lot of research online and went to a few different stores to test ride several different models before deciding on this manufacturer and this machine.

PROS - It was easy to put together. My husband did the heavy lifting and lugged the thing upstairs and then I put it together by myself. The tools supplied were adequate and the instructions were easy to follow. I was in no rush during assembly and I had it up and running in about 2 1/2 hours. Other than the con listed below the machine has been super quiet. When someone is on it you can not hear it in any other room in the house. My husband and I had maxed out the old machine and had no idea how easy that machine was in comparison to this one. This elliptical gives you a workout!!! The range of tension and the ability to create an incline gives us both a challenging workout.

CONS - We have encountered a few noises here and there, however the customer service dept has been FANTASTIC in addressing any issues.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

6 of 8 found this review helpful.

Great product!

Submitted by Kathrynb (Provo, UT) on Nov, 2012

This elliptical was easy to put together and is very sturdy. It feels great and works smoothly. It doesn't feel cheap but was a great price.

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LIVESTRONG® LS10.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

243 of 491 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® LS8.0E Elliptical

3 out of 5

101 of 198 found this review helpful.

Good Machine

Submitted by Greg on Jul, 2012

Very good machine, very easy to assemble, easy to use, great workout, wish the calorie counter was in actual numbers (way off for the exercise) also wish it was not so noisy, and did not need so many repairs. But other than hiccups it is a very good machine.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

1 out of 5

9 of 16 found this review helpful.

LS8.0E Elliptical Junk

Submitted by Diabetic Mechanic on Jul, 2012

As a diabetic, I need a reliable machine that I can use every day without impact injuries. An elliptical is the way to go. When this machine is working, it fits the bill. However, this machine is so poorly made that I have to repair it constantly. Chinese made parts wear very quicky and have to be replaced. You know they need replacing when the machines banging noises are louder then the workout music !! At 175lbs, I'm far from its max load limit and yet this unit can't handle 40 min. workouts. I am constantly repairing frozen joints and worn bolts.All the bolt heads are allen key which eaisly strip when they need to be removed. This is poorly designed and poorly made. Don't waste your money.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

95 of 183 found this review helpful.

Great Value

Submitted by Happy Customer on Jun, 2012

I purchased this a few months back and I absolutely love it. I don't have the time to go to the gym and this was the perfect alternative. Even with my crackling knees, this provides a smooth and quiet workout. I have a busy schedule so 30 mins a day 4 to 5 days a week, along with a mostly healthy diet, I am still getting great results. It is a bit bulky so we opened the package and carried it upstairs piece by piece, but assembly was otherwise easy. It lacks some of the bells and whistles of the other more expensive models, but this model has all that is necessary and is just as good as the machines at the gym.

I highly recommend this product, but I do warn those purchasing it, the freight company that delivered it tried to get an additional "storage fee" from us, claiming they had to hold the item because it was undeliverable. Don't fall for it, we replied to them and Livestrong that we received it on the expected delivery date and that was the end of that.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

90 of 174 found this review helpful.

elliptical review

Submitted by Tammy on Mar, 2012

This elliptical had very good instructions for assembly!
Was able to assemble without problems.
Quiet, smooth, and stable.
So far so good!

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

106 of 193 found this review helpful.

Life Changing

Submitted by Jay on Mar, 2012

My wife and I purchased ours last July (2011) and I was concerned that it would end up collecting dust like most exercise equipment tends to do. My fears were unfounded. To date, my wife has lost 50 lbs and I have lost 16 lbs, and the greatest part is that no pills or fad diets were involved, just common sense and exercise. Our lives have truly changed and it all started with the purchase of this elliptical.

We looked at and researched a number of ellipticals before purchasing the LS8.0E. This is, without question, the most well built machine in this price range. The stride is smooth and does not bother my knees, which have troubled me since high school. I am 6' tall and (now) weigh 215 lbs and the thing doesn't have a single squeak after approximately 7 months of (almost) daily use.

It's not just the equipment, we had to make our minds up to change our lives for the better, but I'm not sure that we would have stuck with it if we had purchased any other piece of exercise equipment. Hats off to LiveStrong and Johnson Health Tech for producing a quality product and actually making it affordable.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

103 of 215 found this review helpful.

Great workwout

Submitted by Pat on Feb, 2012

I ordered this machine after reading lots of reviews. I have to agree, this is a great solid machine. I used to own a $600 Proform elliptical machine. This blows it away on quality and comfort, less noise and I dont have to keep tightening the bolts and screws, like I did on the Proform. For the price, I would be real surprised if anyone could find a better elliptical.
The Elliptical arrived 5 days after I ordered it. It comes well packaged. It took me about an hour and 45min. to put together. Comes with all the tools you need in the box. Its really pretty easy to put together.
Ive used many elliptical machines at the gym, you know the high dollar industrial ones. I can honestly say I get just as good of a workout on this as I do on the gym machines. And this feels just as solid as those high dollar machines.
Im very happy I made this purchase! Plus I dont pay for a gym membership anymore.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

93 of 195 found this review helpful.

A well-researched purchase

Submitted by Anonymous on Oct, 2011

Being interested in a home elliptical machine, my wife and i set out to inform ourselves of the range of machines offered. Rejecting expensive machines with lots of bells and whistles on them, we settled upon the goal of a well-built but less complicated machine. At the retailer, we tried out multiple brands and models, and it became clear that the Livestrong line is well-designed and solid. Getting it home, it was manageable to assemble ourselves. The instructions are well-written. I am enjoying the range of workouts available and working the muscle groups emphasized by different inclines. I also like contributing to cancer research with this purchase.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

96 of 172 found this review helpful.

Sturdy Sturdy Guality

Submitted by Anonymous on Oct, 2011

Tested many models before buying this one and none of them was as sturdy and as quiet as this. I'm not a little man and this elliptical handles me like I'm a tiny girl. Provides a great workout. Have had it only 4 weeks and have dropped 14 pounds. My wife has also been using it and she to loves it. Best elliptical in this price range.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

109 of 206 found this review helpful.

A Really Nice Elliptical

Submitted by Anonymous on Sep, 2011

I just purchased the LS8.0. It was easy for me ( one senior gentleman) to assemble by myself.

I have been using it for just a few days now, and my wife and I love it. My 15 yo grandson loves it also.

We can't believe how sturdy and quiet it is.
I put it on the middle incline level, and it provides a good work-out in a short period of time.

I am coming up on knee replacements, and using this machine will strengthen them both before and after the surgery.

Thank you for a good product.

Tom Hendley,
Etowah, NC.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

85 of 164 found this review helpful.

Would recommend

Submitted by Beth on Jun, 2011

I worked out on elipticals in our fitness center and they were not near the workout that this one is. I was concerned that it would wobble and creak, but that is diffinately not the case. I'm very happy about the sturdiness of the product. The calorie estimating is off I think. For as hard as I have to work on that thing, I know I'm burning more than it projects. Overall it is a very good work out machine.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

100 of 198 found this review helpful.

Right one

Submitted by AEZU on Jun, 2011

My husband and I looked and compared various elliptical machines and we decided to go with Livestrong. I am so glad that we did, I put it together myself and it wasn't hard to do. It is easy to use and it is getting used by the entire family. I am also glad that some money is contributed to the Livestrong charity.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

80 of 175 found this review helpful.

Should have done this sooner!

Submitted by maw88 on Jun, 2011

This is probably the best piece of fitness equipment I've purchased! Very easy to assemble, just glad I opened in the garage and brought it in a piece at a time. Make sure you assemble it where you;re going to use it (200 lb weight).
Been using it for about a month now, lost 10 pounds and feel great.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

84 of 152 found this review helpful.

i made the right decision

Submitted by danoky on Jun, 2011

after researching and shopping for an elliptical machine for more than a month, i kept coming back to the livestrong!

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

78 of 161 found this review helpful.

Great Work-Out!

Submitted by kentuckygal on Jun, 2011

Assembled this elliptical by myself. Took 3+ hours.
Part of the time was trying to "fish"out a bolt that dropped inside the fly wheel unit. Be careful when you remove the "pre-installed bolts" from the main frame that attach the console mast to the main frame. Actually was fairly easy to assemble. Directions were well written and all the hardware was easily identifiable for each of the 8 steps. So far seems very solid and quiet. Nice work out for this 50+ year old lady!

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

95 of 177 found this review helpful.

Best Elliptical

Submitted by Christine on Mar, 2011

My husband and I checked out a lot of different ellipticals. We found them to be very unstable.

Most of them seemed like junk.

This one seemed the sturdiest in the price range we were looking to spend. It is also very quiet.

It took my husband about 1 1/2 hrs total to put together.

We are both very happy with it. I would recommend this to anyone.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

90 of 199 found this review helpful.

Great machine

Submitted by dwilli60 on Mar, 2011

I'm thrilled with this product. The way it was shipped was incredible. All the tools required were included and all the parts were packaged together in numbered sections. The machine itself is great. Very sturdy and well designed. I love this elliptical. Love it!

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

89 of 188 found this review helpful.

Jury is out

Submitted by cdtroyer on Mar, 2011

When this maching is working as it should, I thoroughly enjoy working out on it. In the 2-3 months I've had it though, I've had multiple problems. The first unit shipped to me was damaged, and had to be replaced. Since, I have had multiple circumstances occur where the elliptical began making loud, knocking sounds when in use. These both required repair appointments. Again, when repaired, and working as it should, I love it. I am starting to wonder however, about it's long-term quality.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

87 of 186 found this review helpful.

Livestrong 8.0 experience has been great

Submitted by OBXDad on Mar, 2011

We are very pleased with the product and experience. We tested many ellipticals before settling on this for the family. Set-Up was a breeze. There are about 10 steps and each one had the parts for each step seperated which made it easy to assemble. Figure two people 1-2 hours.

We have had it for two weeks and everyone is pleased. The fan is pretty good-three levels. The I-Pod hook up is nice and sound is good. The heavier wheel(23 lbs. compared to others at 15 lbs.) on the front makes a difference compared to other units with the wheel in the back. It is sturdy and does not wobble like others we tried. I use it at about 5-6 mph which is a good workout and for those who want it harder you can lift the incline lever as well. My wife and kids have used it every day and it challanges them as well. Very pleased so far

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

96 of 187 found this review helpful.

Best Value for an Elliptical

Submitted by ugaexploder on Jan, 2011

The elliptical arrived with a few missing parts, I believe it was the fault of the freight company rather than the manufacturer. Anyhow, the parts were very quickly sent out to my home so there was very little "downtime."

I tried the elliptical after I put it together, and for the money you really can't beat it. I would like to see how durable this machine is, but only time will tell. So far, so good, and the customer service is the best part about this machine. The customer service representatives respond very quickly and are super friendly. Thanks.

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5 out of 5

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Does the job very well!

Submitted by daleb on Jan, 2011

Impressed with the overall quality and construciton.
Easy to use, the motion is very smooth and quiet.
Provides a good selection of programs.
I woud have liked an option of having the electrical connection at the rear of the machine.
I realize this would entail more wiring to deal with during assembly, and quite frankly is the only quibble I can find about this great unit!

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5 out of 5

89 of 201 found this review helpful.

Feeling spoiled

Submitted by greatmachine on Dec, 2010

So I don't like to exersise AT ALL but I know I need to. So I bought the 8E and I feel very spoiled compared to what I had before. My sisters boyfriend put it together for me and it took him maybe an hour or so. This machine is smooth, sturdy and very quiet. I did my homework when looking for a new machine. I was looking for the cost, how long it took to put together, quite, smooth, can move around easily. This had it all. Very Very happy I went with this one. Im one happy customer.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

5 out of 5

111 of 210 found this review helpful.

Love it

Submitted by Ecky on Nov, 2010

I am so happy with my elliptical machine. It is easy to use and built so well. I have used it almost every day since I received it about 3 weeks ago and have had no problems with it. Love that I can plug my ipod into it and can't believe how strong the fan is on it. You can adjust the different levels on it very easily. Would recommend it to everyone.

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5 out of 5

99 of 208 found this review helpful.

Outstanding Value For Investment

Submitted by Chas on Nov, 2010

Very pleased with LS8.0E. Outstanding product and very responsive customer support.

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LIVESTRONG® LS8.0E Elliptical

4 out of 5

89 of 185 found this review helpful.

Good Home Elliptical

Submitted by Becky on Nov, 2010

Provides a challenging workout at home for a decent price

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5 out of 5

97 of 201 found this review helpful.

Submitted by gbeau on Nov, 2010

Straight forward assembly. Fast shipment.
Ran three miles first night what a work out.

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5 out of 5

102 of 216 found this review helpful.

Outstanding Purchase, Value, and Design

Submitted by skatcat on Nov, 2010

Sturdy equipment, easy to set up, works extremely well - as designed, very reasonable price for the quality that you get.

My wife loves this equipment. She is really impressed with the ease of use & the fan hits the spot.

Best fitness equipment buy yet.

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LIVESTRONG® LS15.0E Elliptical

2 out of 5

15 of 17 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

17 of 35 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

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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.

Verified Buyer

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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

19 of 28 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

21 of 37 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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