Summary: The SF E902 Elliptical from Sunny Health and Fitness is a manual model which is closer to an ‘air walker’ than a gym-style cross trainer. Sunny Health specialise in equipment for older users and those returning to fitness. The big appeal of the SF-E902 is the price. It the only thing close to an elliptical trainer you will find for under £100. Ideal for anyone looking for a lower impact cardio workout on a budget.
Don’t let the low price get mixed up with low quality. While this is a basic unit, it has a lot of positive feedback from users. The theme is that it gets the job done without any need to waste money on expensive extras you’d never need.
You can see the picture gallery (which includes shots of this machine in use) plus read the latest comments for yourself over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page – check it out now!
It is rare to find an elliptical trainer that folds away between uses. This one will only take half of the usual size when folded. It is 156cms tall to the tip of the handlebars, with a stable base created by two wide bars at the bottom. The entire cross trainer weighs just under 16kgs. This is solid enough to be safe, yet light enough to move into place.
The stride length is 76cms. Sunny Fitness advise the maximum user weight is 15 stone (220lbs). As you stride on the patterned pedals, the slight sideways motion will work out a lot of different muscle groups. This simple lower-impact exercise will give you many of the benefits of walking, skiing, and cardio / aerobic workouts.
One thing you do not get with this style of elliptical is the ability to adjust the resistance. If you are looking for a machine for more serious fitness fans, then you will find budget options like the JLL CT200 or BBB BBBB better suited to your needs.
This machine has an extra arm, which ends in a pad. It points towards the user, allowing you to rest your stomach against it while you work out. This adds a level of comfort to the cross training that you simply will not get with other machines. It is small details like this that make Sunny Heath and Fitness so popular among users returning to fitness. You can get started working out without discomfort – a great reason to take that all-important first step to fitness.
Just because this elliptical trainer has a budget price tag does not mean you need to do without a monitor. Admittedly it is rather basic. It has a simple LCD screen that scrolls through the time spent working out, number of strides, total (over time) and an estimate of the number of calories you have burned.
There is no pulse rate monitor on this model. If this is a must-have then there are plenty of lower price electronic monitors which you can wear while you are doing your elliptical workouts.
If you consider that there are precious few fitness machines anywhere near as cheap as this one, the feedback has been hugely positive. The ability to fold away got a lot of mentions. This is rare for cross-trainers as the usual design keeps them in a single shape. The stomach pad also got a lot of individual mentions.
Assembly was a challenge for some buyers, though most people found this straightforward enough.
If you have any doubts, check those comments (there are 1000’s of happy buyers). Many older people / those returning from a break from working out have loved this machine. Feedback can and does change over time – so make sure that you check the latest comments too.
This is perfect for anyone on a budget that wants to get started with home exercise. Ellipticals have low impact on joints yet give you a full body workout. With manual action, a stomach pad for comfort and a monitor to track your calories, this model has everything you need for less than half the price of most models.
Add to that the great reputation of Sunny Health and Fitness in this category, and you can buy with peace of mind too.
Check the full picture gallery, along with the feedback from users of all ages, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page now!
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