Life Fitness X3-5 Elliptical Trainer Review

We reviewed and used the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainer over a period of 3 weeks. We also interviewed Life Fitness X3-5 owners as well as several people who had used the elliptical trainer in the gym or fitness center. The X3-5 is a step up from the old X3-0 model and has many top of the line features. However for an MSRP of about $2900.00 it is beyond the budget of the average home fitness equipment buyer. We found that the Life Fitness elliptical trainers top feature was the very smooth ride comes from its rear flywheel that incorporates the Life Fitness “Link6” drive system.

The Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainers 19-inch stride fits most people. Our largest tester is a power lifter at 6’2″ and 285 lbs and he felt the trainer was relatively stable. Pedal placement is good and allows comfortable foot placement. X3-5 owners and users were pleasantly impressed with how quiet this elliptical trainer is even during an intensive workout it remained one of the quietist ellipticals that we have tested. One owner did complain that this model was hard to move.

There are many quality features on the Life Fitness X3-5 that we like including the wireless heart rate controlled workout system that allows you to target specific workout intensity. Basically your hearts response to the workout, controls the resistance levels you experience during the workout. Basically it is a plug and play workout program tailored to your specific body.

The Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainers console contains the My Personal Trainer software that allows you focus on lower body workouts or total body workouts. We heard several comments on these features with the most common being that it worked well once you spent the time to figure out the system. Most people were using one of the 12 standard workout programs to achieve the workout intensity they desired. We rated the upper body workout and the handlebars as just average on this elliptical.

Most of the Life Fitness X3-5 owners we interviewed purchased their elliptical trainers on-line. The units were delivered and set up by the owners with few problems. Damaged or non functioning consoles seem to be the biggest complaint we heard. Customer service was rated as fair in resolving setup and warranty issues. The Life Fitness warranty for cross traines includes a lifetime on the frame, 2-years on the electrical and mechanical parts, 1-year on labor. An extended warranty is recommended for all elliptical trainers.

We recommend the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainer for home and light commercial use, however it is probably too expensive for most in home applications. It has many features that will satisfy the most dedicated cardio fitness buf. Due to the relatively high cost for an in home elliptical trainer, we recommend that you spend the time to physically test ride any fitness equipment at least once before you make your purchase. Find a dealer, fitness center or local Y that has the Life Fitness X3-5 set up and complete an intense workout. we also suggest that you question X3-5 users at these fitness centers as well. Only then will you know for sure that the Life Fitness X3-5 will meet your fitness needs.

What Is A Life Fitness Coach?

To clarify the role of a life fitness coach is, it is important to understand the purpose of a Life Coach. Regardless of what you believe today, your world and everything and eveyone in it, is dictated by the choices you make every moment of everyday, consciously and more importantly unconsciously. An expert life coach will help you achieve higher awareness of your personal and professional thought patterns, choices, behaviors and resultant outcomes. There are laws which govern your life and everyone elses. These laws are irrefutable, unbreakable and applied equitably to everyone. Yes, everyone, no ifs-ands-or-buts, period. These laws are not subject to human interpretation, governments or anything else. They are the Universal Laws of life.

Ignorance of the laws doesn’t mean that they don’t apply to you. A life coach guides you and helps you in learning and applying these Universal Laws to achieve what you want in your life. Your coach may not openly define and describe these laws to you, but the techniques used to apply these laws are also universal in nature. So if you learn to use the tools and techniques for harnessing the power of the Universal Laws, you grow in the knowledge and power that you can control all aspects of your life. As a natural by-product of consciously using knowledge and power comes mental, spiritual and physical health, wellness, balance, power and age-less vitality. All of which create peace and harmony in your life.

The major stumbling block to manifesting what you want in your life are your beliefs. Unless you clear yourself of destructive limiting beliefs, you will not be able to harness and unleash your true potential. A good coach become your partner and helps you identify your limiting beliefs, clarify who you are and what you want and then helps you develop a new beliefs blueprint for your life which enables you to shift your focus from what you don’t want to what you do want to achieve in your life. Once you are crystal clear on what you want, then your and your life coach partner to create a success plan, including setting goals, developing action plans and identifying potential obstacles. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, a life coach provides continuous guidance, mentoring, motivation, support and unsurpassed accountability.

Much like a life coach, a life fitness coach guides you through a personal growth process by teaching you the tools and techniques to put the Universal Laws into action as you chose by helping you clarify exactly what you want to accomplish specifically in the area of your overall fitness, while also training you on the proper techniques to achieve your desired fitness goals. A life fitness coach incorporates more than just creating training routines and recommending nutritional plans. A life fitness coach takes a holistic approach to your fitness. You will learn how to overcome life long obstacles and limiting beliefs about your level of fitness, discover that anything is possible, and gain complete clarity of your fitness goals. Your life fitness coach will also help you develop a training and nutritional program that is in complete alignment with your fitness goals.

Finally, a good life fitness coach is your fitness partner and is there to provide you with unsurpassed guidance, support, training, mentoring, motivation and accountability every step of the way along the path to achieving your desired fitness results. To ensure that you are receiving the best possible fitness coaching, it is suggested that you look for a life fitness coach that is both a certified personal trainer through a reputable organization and a certified life coach.

Life Fitness – Fitness Brand to Be Reckoned With

The global fitness industry is greatly indebted to a man who invented the Lifecycle exercise bike, the legendary equipment that foretells the story of today’s fitness consciousness around the world. It was Dr. Keene P. Dimick who designed the Lifecycle exercise bike in early sixties for own fitness purpose. He sold the right of his bike to Ray Wilson and Augie Nieto who modified the design of the original bike, commercialized it and founded the Lifecycle, Inc. Many other fitness equipment and fitness concept sweep the then American society and increasing popularity propels many fitness industries come into existence. In the eighties Bally Manufacturing purchased Lifecycle, Inc. and renamed it as Life Fitness, Inc.

That was the entry of a lion king of fitness in the industry who later conquered the market with Life Fitness Rower and StairClimber in late eighties. In early nineties they introduced FlexDeck® technique employed Life Fitness Treadmills. The next product, Total Body Cross Trainer became best seller of the market. New cardio training equipment with improved technology gain popularity among trainers and users. With the increasing fitness consciousness around the world Life Fitness Academy for supporting and advancing fitness training is established. The ever growing membership numbers of the academy tell the success story of Life Fitness in the industry.

A sincere effort and continuous research and development in the field of social and commercial health and fitness have empowered the Life Fitness to gain popularity all over the world. The head offices located in Illinois, North America and several other countries of Europe, today they have distributors and dealers in more than 120 countries, 12 international manufacturing unit and branches employing 1700 or more people and innumerable satisfied customers and members of their products and service.

The Life Fitness, Inc. sells their fitness equipment and accessories under several brand names. Apart from products, Life Fitness daunts its competitors for the extensive pre and post-sell services, and other commercial services such as health clubs, community gyms, and providing expert fitness trainers in various premium clubs, schools etc. across the country.

The ‘life Fitness’ brand is a highly trusted name among exercisers, athletes, personal and commercial fitness trainers for more than thirty years. All the commercial cardio training equipment and strength product line equipment fall in this category. The home product lines for cardiovascular and strength, i.e. all the consumer class products are also included in this brand. The Life Fitness brand products of Cardio line include treadmills, Elliptical Cross Trainer, the famous Lifecycle Exercise Bike, StairClimbers and Summit Trainers. The strength product line has the Cable Motion, Signature Series, Circuit Series, Pro2 Series, Fit Series, Core series etc. for commercial purpose and Home Gyms for personal use.

Hammer Strength® is the first preferred brand of Building Champions for advanced tech strength training equipment. The products are named for hi-tech biomechanics, hard core performance and longest durability. Plate-Loaded equipment, MTS i.e. Motion Technology SelectorizedTM equipment, Training Vests, Benches and Racks, and Heavy Duty Racks is the Hammer Strength® brand products.

Old or used Exercise Bikes and Treadmills are refurbished through 20+ point check process, repainted, damaged or old parts replaced with new Life Fitness parts and sold as CPO products at most affordable prices for those who fancy of fitness but have scanty budget. Other accessory fitness products include gym kits for men and women, caps, workout bags, posters etc. Life Fitness offers a complete range of all types of products related to fitness.