The Confidence Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer is a good elliptical machine for those who are on a budget but want to get a comprehensive workout at home. This machine is unique in that it combines an elliptical trainer and a stationary bike offering a low-impact, full body workout in one machine. Retailing for around $150, this 2-in-1 machine is ideal for beginners who don’t want to invest a lot in exercise equipment or for those who want to exercise on rainy days when they can’t get outside.
- Height: 60” (152.4 cm)
- Width: 24″ (61 cm)
- Length: 34″ (86.4 cm)
- Item Weight: 65 lbs. (29.5 kg)
- Max User Weight: 250 lbs. (113.4 kg)
- Combination elliptical trainer and exercise bike in one machine
- An adjustable seat that allows users to move from a seated to a standing position
- Resistance Dial makes the level of difficulty fully adjustable
- Fluid elliptical movement tones arms, chest, back, hips, legs, and buttocks
- Arm poles move along with leg motions to work upper body and allow for a full body workout
- 4 function battery-powered computer (batteries included)
- Stride length 13″
- Strides can move forward and backwards
- Burns 5 times more calories than walking
- Full factory warranty
Shipping & Assembly:
When it is delivered, it’s probably best to have the machine taken to the spot where you will be assembling and using the machine. Includes instruction manual and necessary tools for assembly, which could take a few hours.
What We Love About the Confidence Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Machine
Bringing Sexy Back (on a Budget)
There are ellipticals in this price range, like the Gold’s Gym Elliptical 310, that don’t feature the dual function. So, the option of essentially having two machines in one unit is very attractive. The price tag makes it even more attractive, especially for novices who are just get started on a fitness regimen.
Adjustability and Flexibility
This fully adjustable machine gives a user options and allows for variety in the workout routines.
The Power of 2-in-1-ness
For beginners or those who want occasional exercise with some variety, this is the perfect machine. With its adjustable seat and dual action, The Confidence 2-in1 Elliptical allows the user to get a full body workout (both upper and lower body). This elliptical trainer can be adjusted with the Resistance Dial to allow for more or less resistance. Unlike some other similar exercise machines, this model is one of the more affordable machines of its type. The fact that it functions as two machines in one makes it a good option for many consumers. Also, being two machines in one means that it takes up less space in the home than separate machines with the same functions. Combine all that with the low cost and a person can have an affordable entry level exercise machine in their own home.
What Isn’t So Great
As far as the machine itself goes, it has a shorter stride than similar models (only 13” as compared to 20” or more) and lacks some of the ergonomic features found on more expensive machines. Some users have complained that this machine can become shaky or wobbly. This seems to especially true for users with larger frames. Also the machine tends to make noise due to the loosening of some parts. Because of this, a user needs to regularly check the moving parts and screws to be sure that everything is tight.
Other users note that the the knob which allows them to adjust the machine’s resistance can loosen from time to time. The computer has basic features, but does not come with preset programs like higher end models and can only be used in manual mode. Some users have also noted that the assembly instructions are difficult to follow and that it takes a few hours to put this machine together.
Final Word on the Confidence Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer with Seat
For the price that you pay for this machine, you’re get a good amount of value. For what it is, this machine gets fairly good reviews for an exercise machine in this price range ($100 – $200). On the downside, be sure to keep in mind that you get what you pay for and that this machine does not have many of the features found another machines. Having said that, the Confidence Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical Trainer could be a good option for someone who would like a home exercise machine, but may not be able to afford a more expensive model.
A video review of the Confidence Fitness 2-in-1 Elliptical: