ST Fitness Total Body Trainer 4810
The Total Body Trainer 4810 is an entry-level workout machine. It’s simpler than Star Trac’s other Total Body Trainers, yet it supports both cardiovascular training and strength training with 16 built-in program profiles and room to save custom programs. The Star Trac/ST Fitness 4810 has an MSRP of $995 but sells online for under $500.
Elliptical Hits of the ST TBT 4810 Elliptical
- Good stride – The 18” stride is long enough for most adults. An extra-wide articulating footplate helps extend the range of motion.
- Upper body exercise – The handlebars can be kept stationary or used as part of a full-body workout.
- Stability – This Total Body Trainer houses weighs 156 pounds (177 pounds with the packaging) and has a 300-pound user weight capacity.
- Programming – Customers get 12 preset programs, 4 heart rate control programs, and room to save four self-designed workouts. There are 16 resistance levels.
- Multi–colored screen – Users get feedback about speed, RPM, time, calories, distance, and other exercise data.
- Green energy – The 4810 has a self-contained power supply, so no power cord is needed. This saves on energy bills and makes the Total Body Trainer convenient to use in different parts of the home. The machine can be moved with its attached wheels.
- OK warranty – The residential warranty includes a lifetime frame warranty for US customers (30 years for Canadian customers), two years on mechanical and electronic parts, and a year of labor.
Elliptical Misses: Why to Think Twice about the 4810 Total Body Trainer
- Noisiness – If quiet operation is essential, skip the 4810: this machine is likely to squeak.
- Difficult assembly/poor parts – ST Fitness has received complaints about difficult assembly resulting from an incorrect instruction manual and the distribution of faulty parts. Customers have also complained that the machine wears out quickly.
Overall Rating for the ST TBT 4810
Some Total Body Trainers can be used as the centerpoint of a home gym, but the 4810 seems like a risky purchase. It has ample programming and good ergonomics, but it doesn’t seem to be as well-made as other TBTs. For better value, look to the Star Trac 4860 TBT or the luxury E-TBTi.