Mark’s Update: This model has been unavailable for a while – the BE5916 is a brilliant replacement. It uses air braking, has a console to track your progress and will get the job done at a budget price point. You can read more in my detailed review of the Body Sculpture BE5916 Elliptical, or check the close up pictures and check the latest feedback for yourself over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page now!
Another machine which is currently unavailable. I will keep an eye on the listings and update this page if and when it returns. In the meantime, the best place to check is my dedicated Elliptical Cross Trainer Reviews page.
Elliptical trainers are ideal for all body, cardiovascular workouts and are one of the most popular pieces of equipment at any gym. Now you can enjoy a similar workout at home with the low to mid-priced Body Sculpture BE-6720G Elliptical Trainer. This machine is powered by a high quality belt drive with an 8kg flywheel, coupled with a magnetic break system to ensure a smooth and quiet workout, while both forward and reverse motions are an option.
The trainer features a high spec on-board computer with a large easy to read screen. This displays a great deal of information such as the time, the speed, the distance travelled and the RPM. Sensors in the handlebars also measure your pulse, and this is both displayed and can be used in one of four heart-rate control programs (55%, 75%, 90% and target heart rate). In all, there are 22 programmes, each designed for specific target goals, while it is programmable for up to 4 users.
The combination of the impressive LCD display and the smooth ride offered by this machine, makes this good value for money, certainly as impressive as some higher priced items, whilst a step up in quality from lower priced trainers. The machine is ideal for use in the home or the garage, taking up a floor space of just 98.5cm x 60cm, while the non-slip footplates ensure safety and exercise efficiency.
Reviews of this item are particularly good. The assembly instructions are said to be clear and when assembled the trainer is certainly robust. One added extra which was mentioned in the review are the wheels at one end, which certainly makes transportation easier. One reviewer did state that adding a little bit of grease prior to assembly might be a good thing to cut out any squeaking, but overall comments like ‘It totally does the job’ and ‘brilliant’ sum up the reviews.
For a low to mid-price elliptical trainer, this Body Sculpture machine is ideal. With a huge range of programmable features, this offers a smooth ride while also offering a high level of durability.