The CD400 elliptical isn’t Lifecore Fitness’s top trainer, but it compares well with the premium CD700. Like other Lifecore ellipticals, it’s a remarkably compact machine but has a generous 21” stride and a high weight capacity.
Elliptical Hits: Features of the Lifecore CD400
- Compact size – This elliptical has a small footprint: it’s just 42” long and 31” wide.
- Long stride – Despite its overall compact size, the CD400 has a generous 21” stride.
- Oversized foot pedals – Oversized, cushioned pedals promote comfort during long workouts.
- High quality components – The CD400’s frame is made of heavy metal, not plastic. The machine has commercial-quality internal parts such as coated ball bearings and a magnetic resistance system.
- Variety of programs – The CD400 doesn’t have many preset programs, but they provide a lot of variety and can be used in conjunction with the contact heart rate grips. Examples include a glute buster, a lap counter, and heart rate interval training. There’s also space to store user-designed programs and two user profiles.
- Good warranty – With 5 years on parts and a year of labor, the CD400 is well-protected in case of breakdowns.
- High capacity – This cross trainer weighs 226 pounds and has a high user weight capacity.
Overall Rating for the Lifecore CD400 Elliptical
The CD400 elliptical is an above-average trainer with a long stride, great ergonomics, and a compact size. The five-year warranty works out well for this durable machine. The next step up, the Lifecore CD500, has an adjustable stride to help users target different muscle groups.