Spirit XE195

The full line of durable Spirit elliptical trainers includes something for every level of athlete. The Spirit XE195 is an especially basic machine in terms of workout options, but it features a 20” stride, heart rate programming, a bottle holder, and a console fan. Like other members of the XE series, this cross trainer also has child safety software.

Elliptical Hits: Nice Features of the Spirit XE195

  • Durability – Spirits are sturdy, long-lasting fitness machines. The XE195 weighs 197 pounds and has a 350-pound user weight capacity.
  • Long stride A 20” stride is supported despite the machine’s relatively small footprint.
  • Heavy flywheel – Heavy flywheels help promote a smooth ride, and the Spirit XE195 has a 24-pound flywheel. That beats most competitors in this price category.
  • Ergonomic pedals – The Spirit’s pedals have three angle settings to promote comfort.
  • Good warranty – Spirit customers get a lifetime warranty on the frame and brake plus five years of coverage on other parts.

Elliptical Misses: Why to Pass on the Spirit XE195

  • Limited programming – This entry-level elliptical trainer only has six preset workouts, 2 heart rate programs, and space for two user-designed workouts. Advanced Spirit elliptical machines, such as the EL-7, have 20 pre-set workout programs.

Overall Rating for the Spirit XE 195 Elliptical

Spirit offers something for just about everyone. The XE series is durable and provides a smooth ride, but even its top model – the XE700 – is limited to six programs. Spirit’s EL collection of elliptical machines includes more options; the EL7 has 20 built-in programs.