Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Comfort and Convenience at Home with a Smooth Fitness Elliptical Machine {#SmoothBlogger}

Smooth Fitness logo

Another two weeks down and the Smooth CE 8.0LC Commercial Elliptical Trainer from Smooth Fitness has proven again that it is the convenient, high quality, versatile machine that I thought it was from the first day it arrived.

Due to a cold that my children so nicely passed along to me, I unfortunately spent a little less time on the elliptical than I would have liked recently. But it's hard when your head is stuffed up and your body already feels exhausted to find the energy to work out (let alone get out of bed).

But even with that said, a little sickness can't keep me from appreciating even more of the features that the Smooth CE 8.0LC contains. In my previous post I raved about the water bottle holder and the integrated reading rack (love them!) but currently I'm a big fan of the cushioned foot pedals and the heavy duty flywheel!

Smooth Fitness elliptical

You're wondering how much of a difference pedals and a flywheel can really make, aren't you? The answer is quite a bit!

Have you ever trying working out on an elliptical and had to fit your feet into the pedals just so? Or you've been huffing and puffing away and you feel your feet start to ache from the pressure? Neither of those happen with the CE 8.0LC.

Smooth Fitness elliptical pedals

These oversize pedals provide plenty of room that feet both big and small have space to fit without being cramped. At the same time, the non-slip grip keeps shoes from sliding around (an annoyance that no one enjoys) and the cushioning keeps your feet comfortable.

I love that I can adjust my stance while moving on the CE 8.0LC and never be off balance or feel that I have to strive to find a a comfortable position. Instead, I can just keep step, step, stepping until I'm too tired to go any further!

At the same time, working out on an elliptical is much more frustrating if those pedals have a jerky, bumping movement back and forth. I have always felt that one of the main reasons behind selecting one of these machines instead of a treadmill or a stair stepper is that an elliptical machine can provide a much smoother, more even motion.

Which is why the extremely large, heavy duty flywheel on the CE 8.0LC gives it a noticeably smoother ride than just about any other elliptical machine that I've tried!

elliptical flywheel
Peeking inside the large casing on the back of the Smooth Fitness CE 8.0LC!

While I don't claim to understand how Smooth Fitness put this beautiful machine together, I do know that by leaving out the rollers and including this large, high quality flywheel on the back, that it is just another way that they have ensured that you have the best experience possible with it.

Even though these are two features that might be overlooked when considering the purchase of an elliptical machine, they're just as important as the rest! Smooth Fitness has made it so that novice athletes like me appreciate every little bit that makes the workout more comfortable and convenient, while those that are more knowledgeable just know that this is the way to have a great gym right at home.

Find out more about Smooth Fitness and the incredible Smooth CE 8.0LC Elliptical Trainer on their website and be sure to connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

As a #SmoothBlogger, I have been provided with a Smooth CE 8.0LC Commercial Elliptical from Smooth Fitness. However, all thoughts and opinions shared are honest and my own.


Liz Mays said...

Do you know that I have never even tried an elliptical machine? I think I'll try yours out because this sounds really nice and as comfortable as it can be given the fact it involves exercise. ;)

Kelly N. said...

I need to get this or a tredmill very soon

freddie said...

I have never tried out an Elliptical Machine before. I have a treadmill that's really old. I love the idea of the oversized pedals. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Sunnymay said...

Thanks for the closeups of this machine and that you try to have "no excuses" but I'm sure they just happen anyways.

won said...

After the last few years of trying to eat my feelings away...I'm changing that. I joined a gym and went three miles on the treadmill each day (among other things). And then the treadmill decided to play very mean - and caused an injury to my knee.

So, per doctor's orders I've broken up with the treadmill in favor of the elliptical machine. And can I just say something?

It is kicking my butt!! I hate every second I'm on it. But so be it...right? The good news is the calories burned are much higher than the treadmill.

Amy V said...

this sounds like a great machine! i prefer to change up my routine but this would be great for some people.