Elliptical Cross Trainer Review: The Reebok RE13103 5.1e
If you’re thinking of starting a fitness program, you should know that an elliptical trainer is one of the best ways to exercise. Why? Because you get an effective, low-impact workout on an elliptical, which means it’s much easier on your joints than, say, jogging outside on a paved road. On an elliptical, your body maintains constant contact with the machine, so there are no jerky movements of your feet and legs up and down. In fact, fitness experts often recommend elliptical trainers to people who suffer from joint-related conditions, such as arthritis. Here is a brief review of a cross trainer from the industry leader Reebok: the RE13103 5.1e
4.5 out of 5.0 stars
We particularly like the console display on this Reebok elliptical because it’s sharp and easy to read, thanks to the backlight. This means that the screen will be clearly visible even in low light situations.
The console display is also clear and logically laid out, making it easy to read at a glance. The console displays a good variety of exercise data and the RE13103 5.1e has 10 built-in workout programs. Stored profiles can contain individual training data for up to 9 different users, another useful feature.
In the world of fitness equipment, it’s rare to find a quality elliptical machine priced below £500.00. Even if you manage to find one in this price range, it’s likely to lack features like a console that displays a full range of workout and exercise data, resistance level, speed, time, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. The RE13103 5.1e from Reebok offers all this and more.
Folds for storage: No
Flywheel weight: 20kg
Stride length: 40 cm (16 inches)
Open length: 136 cm (53.5 inches)
Width: 58cm (22.8 inches)
Height: 162cm (58.3 inches)
Weight: 55kg (121lbs)
Maximum user weight: 150 kg (330 lbs)
Power method: mains powered
Use classification: home use
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor
Programs 7 motivational training programs: time, distance and calorie target programs make it easy to achieve individual goals. 3 programs with different random, fat burning and interval profiles
Display Information: Speed, Time, Distance, Calories, RPM, Watts, Random, Resistance, Interval, Fat Burn, Heart Rate Monitor
Heart rate measurement: grips and receiver
Electronically adjusted resistance range: 25 – 400 watts
Endurance: M-Force direct drive offering the latest in machine control technology while being powerful, easy to use and cost effective.
We like the elliptical because it offers a full body workout. We’ve also found that Reebok ellipticals consistently deliver a comfortable, smooth, low-impact workout that’s easy on your joints. Done correctly, a workout on an elliptical trainer can burn more calories than other types of cardio exercises, such as treadmills. The good variety of programs in RE13103 5.1e keeps the user engaged and challenged. For a great overall value, take a serious look at this full-featured elliptical.