December 2010 Blog Entries
The 5 Worst Elliptical Trainers – December 23, 2010
Coming next- The 5 Best Club Elliptical Trainers
The 5 Best Elliptical Trainers – December 21, 2010
These are based upon the retail selling price in addition to quality of the elliptical for what you pay. Of course, the most expensive trainers would be expected to be the best but most of these are out of the reach of the average consumer to we tried to find a good balance of those in the more economical price ranges.
Coming next- The 5 Worst Elliptical Trainers
Top 5 Gym Treadmills – December 15, 2010
With an amazing regularity, people are buying commercial machines for their homes and we regularly get the question, what would you buy if you had an unlimited budget? Well, here’s what we would get:
Is Cybex in Trouble?! – December 13, 2010
Last week, Cybex ran into a buzzsaw in the form of a court judgement against them to the tune of $66 million. Of course, Cybex issued a statement that they will appeal the award but it begs the question, “what happens when the appeals run out and Cybex is still on the hook for millions of dollars?” We know the answer to this from past experience- the answer is they will be gone if they are not able to get out from under this verdict.
Not to long ago, a strength company in California died due to the same type of judgement and it was only in the $15 million range. I’m pretty certain Cybex can get the amount reduced in court but I don’t see how they will be able to survive even with a reduction of 50%. We’ll see!
The 5 Best Treadmills for 2011 – December 10, 2010
Livestrong 8.0 Elliptical, $799
NordicTrack ACT Pro, $1,299
Sole E95, $1,699
Sole needs better assembly instructions. They need to communicate a more realistic assembly time. With the microscopic diagrams and lack of labeling of the parts… assembly of this machine is far from easy or “basic” as described.
They also need to find some better weekend tech/customer support. I called Smooth on the weekend and got an intelligent, tech that was able to help me with my question. I had to e-mail Sole, and the response was essentially useless.
Smooth Agile DMT X2 Elliptical, $1,999
Precor EFX 5.25, $3399
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5 Worst Treadmills – December 7, 2010
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