ST Fitness was launched in 2008 as an offshoot of the well-regarded StarTrac Fitness. The StarTrac brand features high-end ellipticals while the ST Fitness brand offers more affordable machines. These trainers are of average quality overall and could be a good value if bought on sale.
Like StarTrac, ST Fitness refers to its upright ellipticals as Total Body Trainers or TBTs. The brand also makes recumbent ellipticals, or ellipticals that you use while seated.
Brand Features of ST Fitness Ellipticals
- Price – ST Fitness cross trainers fit a range of budgets. For instance, the 4805 Total Body Trainer is a budget model that costs less than $1000, and the 8820 usually sells for more than $2000.
- Consoles – All of the ST Fitness ellipticals have attractive multicolor displays. The 8810 and 8820 also have room for two user profiles.
- Good strides – The 18”-19.5” strides from this brand’s Total Body Trainers are recommended for most adult users.
- Heavy drives – ST Fitness ellipticals have heavier-than-average flywheels for their price range.
- Wide pedal spacing – These machines have 3.5”-4.5” pedal spacing. Physical trainers generally recommend having less space between pedals. Elliptical machines with narrow pedal spacing are easier on the hips.
- Good warranties – ST Fitness cross trainers are sold with lifetime warranties on the frame, three-year warranties on other parts, and a year on labor.
- Not quiet – While these machines don’t make a ruckus, they aren’t whisper-quiet either.
Overall Rating for ST Fitness Ellipticals
ST Fitness cross trainers are solid made-in-the-USA machines. If you’re looking for a recumbent elliptical, then ST Fitness is worth checking out. However, the brand’s Total Body Trainers aren’t known to be remarkably smooth, and they aren’t especially quiet either. Since they don’t have any standout features, ST Fitness products generally aren’t recommended unless they’re bought on sale.