Sole Fitness Elliptical Trainer Reviews:
Sole Fitness touts their expertise in biomechanics and ergonomics as the driving factor that makes their treadmills and elliptical trainers stand above the competition. It's one thing to talk a good game, but how does that really come through in the product line? The good news is that Sole Fitness appears to "walk the talk".
The little mentioned, but widespread biomechanical problem of numb feet while using an elliptical trainer has been gaining attention recently. This clearly is the dirty little secret of the fitness equipment industry and most manufacturers don't have a solution for it though all are well aware of it. Some have quietly attempted to address the problem by moving the foot pedals closer together, but this doesn't completely address the cause of numb feet on elliptical trainers.
Sole engineers consulted with prominent physical therapist and sports medicine expert Richard DeKok, P.T., M.T.C., of St. Bernards Industrial Rehabilitation Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas in order to get a thorough understanding of the problem. It turns out that striding on an elliptical trainer throws the body's natural alignment off kilter. This occurs during the backward thrust of the leg. This is why you see many trainees swaying their hips from side-to-side. It's really not a result of them using bad form, but of poor foot pedal design.
Some elliptical manufacturers have tried to deal with this problem by moving the foot pedals closer together. Sole realized that this solution was only a partial one and that to place the body back into a neutral alignment required angling the foot pedals in by 2 degrees. This seemly insignificant detail resulted in a noticeable improvement in the discomfort many trainees experience in their ankles, knees, hips, and backs. To make things even better, Sole allows this angle to be adjusted on the E95 elliptical since one size does not fit all.
I'm very impressed with the Sole E95 and based on its intelligent design, quality construction, generous warranty, and affordable price tag I've
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Sole ellipticals are actually re-branded Spirit elliptical trainers and are also re-branded in Australia and New Zealand under the HealthStream name.