Life Fitness Club Series + EllipticalLife Fitness Club Series + Elliptical

Web Price: $4,999 | Sale Price: $4,999

The latest addition to the high-end lineup, this one improves upon previous models with a new sleek design and touch screen display.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.5 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
400 lbs
25
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
20″
86″ L x 29″ W x 64″ H

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Overview

The new Life Fitness Club Series + is the most exciting new release from the company in quite some time. A huge improvement on the popular Club Series, this one features a sleek, modern design, increased stride length, higher max weight capacity and a nice new touch screen display with workout tracking.

Let’s look at the best features you’re getting…

Stronger and Sleeker

Life Fitness completely redesigned the Club Series to make it not only more streamlined, but also stronger and more durable. It has a much more modern look, with a thinner rear flywheel, linear supports, oversized foot pedals, multi grip handlebars and best of all, a new touch screen display like the ones you find in your health club.

Workout Tracking and Programming

Speaking of the touch screen display, which is not an option on the base Club Series elliptical, it has Bluetooth capability so you can track all of your workouts and sync them with your favorite fitness apps, another feature not found on most other Life Fitness ellipticals.

You also get 11 built in workouts including distance, heart rate, hills, intervals, speed and time, among others. One of the unique features on the Life Fitness Club Series + is the ability to repeat a previous workout to challenge yourself or tap into specialized trainer-designed workouts, in addition to tracking your progress.

Heart Rate Monitoring

The Club + has both LifePulse heart rate monitoring as well as wireless monitoring for more accurate readings. You get a free Polar chest strap with your purchase, which is a great extra especially when you are doing the heart rate specific programs.

Smooth Enhanced Stride

As on all of the Life Fitness ellipticals, the motion is super smooth, comfortable and natural. The Club Series + ups the ante with a 20″ stride, oversized 15″ FlexForm pedals and 25 different resistance levels to choose from with seamless transition from one to the next.

Other Nice Features

The Club Series Plus has resistance controls built into the handles, rear transport wheels, a 400 lb. max weight capacity and a water bottle holder.

Life Fitness Club Series + Test Drive

We were very excited to try the new Club Series + as we’ve always been fans of the previous model, which we’ve been using in the gym for years. But deep down we did think it was about time for an upgrade, just to give it a more modern look and feel.

As you’ve already learned, the Club Series + is just what the doctor ordered. It looks new and fresh, modern and sleek, yet somehow is even more durable, with an even higher max weight capacity (400 lb. vs 300 lb. on the base model)

You can feel the difference when you get on the machine. The pedals are more comfortable, the elliptical motion feels even more natural, the transitions from one resistance level to the next feel even more seamless and smooth.

The new multi-grip moving handles are a nice touch, as you can choose any position that is comfortable, and switch it up during your workout if your hands get tired.

Our favorite feature however is the new 7″ LCD touch screen, as that’s something you should be getting on all treadmills in this price range. That’s our one gripe with the home version of the Club Series…it has a basic display and no Bluetooth capability. This new one does, and that makes working out a whole lot more exciting.

With the built in Bluetooth, you can track and share your workouts, set goals for yourself, monitor your progress over time and much more. It helps you get more out of your workouts, and that tends to keep you motivated. The touch screen is very user friendly, and makes you feel like you are at the club. It’s certainly not a must, but when you do have it it’s hard to imagine not having it.

All in all the new Life Fitness Club + is a big step up across the board, and although it is about $600 more than the base model, with all of the improvements it is well worth it in our opinion.

Conclusion

As I’m sure you’ve gathered from our review, we are big fans of the new Life Fitness Club Series Plus. The company is finally realizing that in order to compete in today’s high-end residential market, they need to step it up. The same old machines just ain’t gonna cut it.

If you’re in the market for a high-end elliptical trainer with everything you need for a great workout, definitely consider the Club Series Plus.

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