The Fitnex E70 Elliptical Review — A high class elliptical without a high class price

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Greetings my students and welcome to another evening here at the DOJO. After 20 years working in fitness equipment repair I’ve come to thing there is nothing new in the sun I haven’t worked on. Last week an elliptical came in which I haven’t ever had a chance to work on before. I was giddy as a school girl when the freight truck pulled up and delivered what I now consider to be one of the most underrated elliptical machines available on the market today, the Fitnex E70 elliptical from Fitness Master / Fitnex. I had a heck of a time finding any information at all on the machine online.

The Fitnex E70 elliptical is a sleek, light commercial machine which comes out of the same plant as equipment from Body Solid (a leader in fitness equipment for more than 20 years now) and has the same lifetime parts warranty when used in a residential setting. FOr commercial settings, the E70 elliptical has a 2 year parts, 1 year labor warranty, which is pretty standard for this level of machine.

Since the machine was going to be “stuck” in the DOJO for a week while we waited for a replacement shroud to come in, I decided Hikaru and I would put the Fitnex E70 to the test. I’d only seen the elliptical once before at a fitness industry trade show and thought this might be my only to chance to get my grubby little hands on one!

Not really being in the “testing” business we decided we’d each work out on the machine for at least an hour every day, using a variety of different programs during each work out. The Fitnex E70 we received had the heart rate option so we fiddled with that as well.

After 6 days of hard riding, the Fitnex E70 came through with flying colors. It is easily one of the smoothest ellipticals I’ve ever been on short of the Matrix E5x series, and was head and shoulders over most other light commercial ellipticals and all home models. Not only does the E70 have one of the nicest elliptical motions, but it is also a tank of a machine. It was heavy, solid and sturdy. Even with Hikaru working his nearly 300 pound frame at the highest setting the Fitnex E70 held fast and didn’t budge. The unit had 8 programs, 16 levels of magnetic resistance, and a nice LED monitor which give time, work level, watts, distance, speed, METS, heart rate, and calories in two easy to read screens. On top of that, the Fitnex E70 is one of the snazziest looking ellipticals out there. It’s sleek form radiates cool. Yeah, I know that a cool look isn’t the best reason to buy an elliptical, but for the Fitnex E70 elliptical it’s the icing on the cake. This bad boy would look great in any home or even office setting.

The only downside I saw in this machine was for shorter users. If you’re under about 5’6″ you might have a bit of a stretch when it comes to using the crosstraining bars. They’re a bit short but worked fine for me at 5’8″. The elliptical’s owner also said he was told by the manufacturer that extension bars were available for the Fitnex E70 which would solve that problem.

To sum up our week’s workout, Hikaru and I both feel the Fitnex E70 Elliptical is one of the best feeling machines under about $3500. If you’re looking for a Matrix feel but don’t want a Matrix price tag, the Fitnex E70 may just be the machine for you. The E70s can be found online for $1999-$2395 with free shipping if you poke around a bit on the internet.

The Treadmill Sensei gives the Fitnex E70 Elliptical 4.5 golden buddahs out of 5.

The Treadmill Sensei Gives the Fitnex E70 Elliptical 4.5 Golden Buddahs out of 5.

Fitnex E70
The Fitnex E70 Elliptical by Fitness Master

Fitnex E70 Elliptical Trainer Specifications
Transport Wheels: Yes
Frame Construction: Steel
Dual Action: Yes
Bi-Directional: Yes
Maximum Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
Belt Drive: Serpentine
Resistance Type: Magnetic
Resistance Control: Electronic
Resistance Levels: 16
Heart Rate Monitoring: Yes, pulse grip
Programs: 8
Display Type: Dot matrix LED
Display Readouts: Time, work level, watts, distance, speed, METS, heart rate, and calories
Power Requirements: None, self powered
Assembly Tools: Included
Grade: Light Commercial
Made In: Taiwan

Electronics Warranty: 3 year
Parts Warranty: 2 year
Labor Warranty: 1 year
Home Warranty: Lifetime parts warranty for home use

-The Treadmill Sensei

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Treadmill SenseiThe Treadmill Sensei has been in the fitness industry for several years. He is familiar with several brands of fitness equipment and has written several reviews of many different treadmills and elliptical machines. You can see what he thinks are the best treadmills or you can get help choosing a treadmill.

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