Horizon EX57 Elliptical
The Horizon EX57 is an entry-level elliptical that kicks off the EX57 – EX79 series. Key features on this very basic and affordable machine include an 18” stride and articulating footplates.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Horizon EX57 Cross Trainer
- Natural stride – The machine’s 18” stride promotes a healthy, low-impact elliptical motion.
- Pivoting footplates – Unlike plates that are fixed to one position, the footplates on the EX57 rotate with the user’s natural motion for better ergonomics.
- Upper body exercise – The machine’s handlebars give users the option of exercising their arms and legs simultaneously.
- Fair warranty – The Horizon EX57 is sold with a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 20-year warranty on the brake, and a year of coverage for other parts and labor. This is a pretty good warranty for a low-priced cross trainer.
Elliptical Misses: Why to Bypass the EX57
- Inadequate programming — This machine includes only 8 resistance levels and 9 workout programs. Twenty resistance levels are standard for the industry, and most ellipticals include more than 9 workouts.
Overall Rating for the Horizon EX57 Elliptical
This is a low-priced cross trainer that will ultimately not be challenging enough for more users. In addition to being low on programming, it lacks the entertaining distractions that many exercisers admit keep them motivated. For examples of Horizon machines with better features, see the EX-67 and EX-78.