The Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer is our pick for one of the top machines in its class. It is one of those pieces of fitness equipment that feels like a much pricier item. It’s solid, smooth, and highly customizable. The E95 features a heavy 34-lb flywheel that provides stability and comfortable momentum. Its near-silent drive system provides both forward and reverse elliptical action. With a fully adjustable ramp angle that goes from level to 40 degrees, you’ll be able to work every little muscle in your legs while doing it completely without knee crushing impact. The onboard computer features a commercial-grade 9” LCD monitor. The data feed shows you heart rate, calories, pace, distance achieved, time of workout, incline degrees, and resistance level.
The Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical offers more than just a leg workout. Relax your legs a bit and you’ll be working out your upper body with the ergonomic vertical bars. Custom-designed grips provide comfort and stability, and you can control incline and resistance right from the handles.
Heart rate sensors on the stationary handlebars in the middle of the center post allow you to check your progress at any time. Sole also includes a heart rate chest strap that allows for hands-free monitoring of your pulse. This makes it easy to use the pre-programmed workouts that integrate cardio/pulse goals.
Large footpads with comfortable foam cushion support enhance the E95 Elliptical’s ergonomic design. Additionally, these foot pedals were designed in conjunction with physical therapists. In order to reduce lower leg strain, Sole’s engineers added a two-degree inward slope to the pedals. Long-time users of ellipticals will nod their heads at the knee and ankle pain that can creep up after using an elliptical. This feature alone is worth its weight in gold for avoiding exercise burnout that comes from small, nagging soreness and injuries.
On top of all that, the Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer offers a cooling fan, water bottle holder, and built-in speakers that you can plug any MP3 player into.
- Height: 58”
- Width: 32″
- Length: 83″
- Item Weight: 215 lbs.
- Weight Capacity: 400 lbs.
- Power Adjustable Stride
- Max Stride Length: 20” – 22”
- Power Adjustable Incline from level to 40 degrees
- Adjustable Articulating Pedals
- Pedals: Oversized, Cushioned Pedals with 2 degree inward tilt
- 15” Pedal Size
- Heavy-duty 38 mm Steel Frame
- Quiet ECB Resistance
- 9” LCD Computer Workout Display
- 8 Standard Programs
- 2 Custom Programs
- 2 Heart Programs
- Pulse Monitoring: Grips and Chest Strap Compatible
- Wireless Chest Strap Included
- Front Drive System
- Speakers Built-in
- Cooling Fans
- Water Bottle Holder
- Resistance Level
- Calories Burned
- Heart Rate
- Frame: Lifetime
- Parts & Electronics: 5 years
- Labor: 2 years
Shipping & Assembly:
It’s recommended you have the delivery person bring the box to where you will be assembling it. Assembly can take a few hours but is not difficult.
Bringing Sexy Back
This is a machine that can make you feel good again about working out. You’re getting a commercial-grade machine that is found in countless gyms but for a really great price.
The E95 elliptical is built to serve you and adjust to your needs, not the other way around.
Bells and Whistles
Throw in all the bells and whistles and you’ve got something that you’re going to enjoy working out on for years. On a side note, the Sole E35 is a similar elliptical that has a few less features but comes in at a lower price. Also worth a look.
What Isn’t So Great
Not a whole lot to complain about here. That said, some users report some noises such as clicking. But as with any machine with a great warranty, make sure it’s up to your standards when it arrives, or else call the manufacturer to get it resolved. Sole Fitness is known for great customer support, so that shouldn’t be an issue.
Final Word on the Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical
No exercise equipment is perfect but the Sole E95 Elliptical Machine ticks all the boxes as far as we’re concerned for an elliptical in its price range. And if you’re going to be spending a chunk of money on a piece of equipment you want that item to perform. The Sole E95 performs and then some. With a bevy of features that cover strain reduction, comfortable workout, progress tracking, and just making it fun, this Sole elliptical is what we call an All-Rounder.
Here’s a video detailing the features of the Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Machine: