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Life Fitness X1 Go Elliptical Cross Trainer


Our Analysis

We find the Life Fitness X1 Go Elliptical Cross Trainer to be a well constructed and durable machine that is perfect for those people wanting to get a good home workout. It has a variety of different workout programs that helps to keep user motivated and is quiet and comfortable to use. We do find that we are somewhat disappointed in the warranty for this cross trainer. While there is a nice 3 year warranty on parts, there is only a 1 year warranty on labor, which makes the 3 years on parts somewhat useless as few people are going to load a 215 pound machine into their car to take it in for repairs. The labor warranty should at least be as long as the warranty on parts for the price of this machine.

Other than the issue with the warranty we find the X1 to be a good buy for users of all fitness levels.


Life Fitness put a lot of thought into making an elliptical that is comfortable to use. This machine operates quietly allowing users to listen to music or watch television while working out, It has a reading rack, oversized pedals and low step on making it easy to get on this elliptical and to get off. The ergo grip handlebars also provides security for users when working out.

Workout Programs

The X1 has a number of different workout programs to keep users motivated. You can choose to use the manual workout which allows beginners to work out at their own speed and resistance level while building up their stamina. For the more advanced there are hills and valleys, and the EZ incline and resistance programs.

Resistance Levels

There are about 20 different resistance levels for this machine

Stride Length

The stride length for the X1 is about 20 inches


Lifetime on frame, 3 years on parts, 1 year on labor


81” X 30” X 59”

Weight Capacity

The Life Fitness X1 is designed for users weighing 350 pounds or less


Reviews and ratings for the X1 are quite positive with users stating that this elliptical gives them a good workout. They find this machine to be well built, quiet and easy to use with a smooth stride. Most users experience few problems when using this elliptical.


Some users do state that the console is a bit hard to read, and shorter people sometimes find the 20 inch stride a bit uncomfortable.

Overall, the Life Fitness X1 Elliptical meets the needs of most home users and appears to be a durable workout machine that will help get you into shape and maintain your fitness level.