Gazelle Edge Elliptical Trainer Review

The Gazelle Edge elliptical trainer is an extremely modern looking, expertly designed glider created to give you a full body workout without little to no negative physical impact.

This low price, sleek, compact machine has six different exercise options, extra wide non-skid platforms, extra thick foam covered handlebars and the most impressive feature of all; the option to fold it away when you’ve finished using it.

It may look a little less sturdy than other machines but appearances can be deceptive and this futuristic piece of equipment is not only incredibly sturdy, but incredibly effective as a robust training machine.

 

Dimensions & Technical Specifications

  • 29.25 (width) x 53.75 (height) x 43 (length) inches unfolded dimensions
  • 29.2 (width) x 8.5 (height) x 66 (length) inches folded dimensions
  • 250 pounds (113.3 kg) maximum user capacity
  • 45 pounds (20.4 kg) assembled weight
  • 46.8 pounds (21.2 kg) shipping weight

 

Key Features

  • 1.5″ diameter sturdy steel construction
  • Extra-wide, non skid foot platforms for added stability
  • High-density foam handlebars for extra comfort
  • Easy-to-use, five-function workout computer (delivering immediate feedback on speed, distance, time, and calories burned)
  • Folds flat for easy storage
  • Included workout DVD (optional)

 

Comfort

The Gazelle Edge may look flimsy at first glance but it certainly doesn’t feel it once it’s been assembled and you’ve gotten used to the gliding motion. The machine itself has non-skid platforms which contribute somewhat towards the overall feeling of stability and comfort. The frame actually feels incredibly sturdy and robust once it’s been assembled and unfolded, and you will forget any safety concerns after your first workout session.

“The motion is very smooth, zero impact, and easy on my bad back.” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon.

It’s safe to say that the glide motion is certainly a new experience for users who haven’t experienced this type of movement before, but it’s definitely not an uncomfortable feeling. It feels similar to walking on a rope bridge and once you’ve spent a fair amount of time achieving a good level of balance and control, you’ll never look back.

If you struggle with balance or movement you may want to consider this purchase carefully as the entire premise of the machine is based on balance and supported gliding, therefore those unsteady on their feet may find the machine a little more difficult to get used to.

 

Performance

The unique thing about the Gazelle Edge trainer is that you are in control of how much the machine pushes you as it is built to support a range of movements, not increase resistance or speed. This means that if you do find the machine and its movement comfortable, you’ll find you feel the same during all your workouts because the physical support from the machine remains the same.

“This is a very motivating machine as you are in complete control of at every moment” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon.

You control how much work you put in with the Gazelle Edge, therefore you are in charge of how much you put into a workout. The manufacturer does sell an exercise DVD to go alongside the machine, which does go some way to provide examples of varying workout positions. However, you should remember that you are in charge of how much you want to push your body on this machine. The movement and frame provides the opportunity to workout and stretch every single muscle group while providing an excellent platform for cardio work at the same time.

It is also important to note that the Gazelle is actually very fun to use! Something you don’t hear very often in the world of exercise machines. The fact it adds a little novelty to your workout means you’re a little more likely to forget that you’re exercising (until you feel the stretch on your calf muscles!).

The fact the machine has no program options doesn’t mean you are left unable to track your progress, the compact, five-function workout computer gives you instant feedback on speed, distance, time, and calories burned. So you’ll still be able to control and manage your workout whilst monitoring your progress throughout.

 

Ease Of Use & Convenience

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In the way of assembly, it doesn’t really get any easier than the Gazelle Edge unless the equipment is delivered to you already set up. The assembly lacks any really fiddly parts which you’d expect from such a basic trainer.

“It folds up easily, out of the way resting against a bookcase when I’m not using it.” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon.

The convenience of the foldaway facility really is incredible, especially for those who don’t have a specific exercise area or need to put the trainer away once it’s been used. Even when the machine is set up it doesn’t take up much space (although you should leave room for stride and arm motion) which is pretty incredible considering the amount of usage you get out of it.

The only downside to the storage is the fact that the pedals don’t have any clips or attachments to connect them to the frame once it’s been folded which can be a little awkward in terms of storage.

 

Entertainment

“You just turn your TV on, start gliding and before you know it 20, 30 even 40 minutes have flown by!” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon.

The entertainment factor of this machine is purely down to the style and enjoyment of the glide motion. You’re unlikely to get any entertainment from the feedback computer and any additional bulky console would detract from the compact, sleek nature of the product.

Sure, it’s a pretty basic machine and lacks any modern entertainment options such as an in-built sound system but once you start using the Gazelle, you’re unlikely to get bored of it as the fun and easy stride motion is quite addictive and doesn’t really get repetitive.

Plus, the fact that the machine is so lightweight and portable means that you can easily position it in front of the TV every time you want to use it; something that wouldn’t be possible with most bulky elliptical trainers.

 

Warranty

  • 12 month warranty

 

The Final Verdict

“Don’t hesitate any longer and buy yourself one.” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon.

Unless you were expecting a hard hitting, full strength elliptical trainer, you’d be hard pushed to find any fault with the Gazelle Edge. It’s fun to use and definitely provides enough workout capacity and entertainment with the movement alone, to be used as more than a novelty training item again and again.

For under $130 dollars it is engaging, fun, effective and overall; fantastic value for money. You really couldn’t get a better elliptical trainer for anywhere close to this figure. We love it.

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