Precor EFX 5.23

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  • Great elliptical, but very expensive

    Jun 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth, stable, variable incline ramp.
    Cons: Cost.

    Summary: When I decided to invest in a home gym, I knew that I had to get an elliptical. Great workout that I actually enjoyed doing. Unfortunately, there are no deals on elliptical cross trainers out there. The low end models are poorly made and do not feel ... read more

  • Precor EFX 5.23 vs Life Fitness X9i

    Jan 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superior Quality, Quiet, Intuitive and Outstanding Design
    Cons: Expensive, but an exceptional deal for the quality provided

    Summary: The Ideal Elliptical: Precor EFX 5.23 or Life Fitness X9i? I have searched for the perfect elliptical trainer for about 3 months. I sampled machines from Sears, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Fitness Resource and Leisure Fitness. I ... read more

  • THE EXPENSE IS WORTH IT! GREAT MACHINE!

    Nov 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: SMOOTH, QUIET, EFFECTIVE, FANTASTIC PIECE OF WORKOUT EQUIPMENT
    Cons: WAITED 4 WEEKS, ON BACK ORDER DUE TO POPULARITY

    Summary: I did my homework before I bought this machine. I chose this model because it's a top notch quality piece of kick-butt equipment, and as far as I'm concerned, you get what you pay for here. I have owned a Precor treadmill for 10 years with not one ... read more

  • Precor is the BEST. Easy, Enjoyable and Effective.

    May 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet. Its low impact so its easy on the joints.
    Cons: Expensive and big. You need to have a place for it.

    Summary: I have been doing various kinds of workouts for the last 15 years. Step classes, kick boxing, treadmill, stepper, and weights. When my Gym first got the Precor, I couldn't wait to try it. I instantly fell in love with it...and so did everyone else. ... read more

  • This is the best health investment I ever made

    Dec 16, 2005 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Feel, Smoothness, Programming
    Cons: Though there is lots of value, very expensive

    Summary: I purchased a Precor 5.23 Elliptical Trainer approximately 10 months ago. It is the best investment I ever made. They truly are the leader in the elliptical trainer market. I went and tried a few machines and the salesman I purchased from told me that ... read more

  • I LOVE MY PRECOR

    Oct 29, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy on the feet, Easy to use, quiet, heart monitor, cross ramp
    Cons: Only allows 2 profiles to be stored.

    Summary: I decided on purchasing an elliptical because I was having many problems with my feet (bone and heel spurs). According to my podiatrist these conditions were aggravated by walking and running on my treadmill and outdoors. Consequently the factor, which ... read more

  • Precor - There is no substitute!

    Mar 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent workout. Great for all ages and fitness levels. Great quality.
    Cons: Cost (Worth it, but still a painful purchase)

    Summary: If you are searching for an elliptical exercise machine, Precor is without parallel. This machine provides a great aerobic workout, as do many other elliptical machines, but with the Crossramp you also add the ability to build lower body strength. This ... read more

  • Love It

    Dec 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Smooth, Quiet, Warranty, Great Work Out
    Cons: Expensive, but worth every dime.

    Summary: I wrote about my experience on a Lifefitness X9 a few weeks ago and said I try Precor after a trainers recommendation so here it is. Obviously I love it cause now I am the owner of this elliptical. The elliptical is a great machine, its well built, ... read more

  • Extremely Safe and Efficient Workout

    Nov 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Terrific Workout without destroying your knees or feet
    Cons: Absolutely none if you have the money and space for it

    Summary: I've run outdoors and used treadmills. I've also injured one of my feet because of the pounding these involve. It took several months for the pain to go away. I was doing fast walking outdoors instead of running to avoid injuries. I was tired of ... read more

  • Precor -- The Penultimate Elliptical

    Mar 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Health club-quality and features at home.
    Cons: It's big so choose location carefully. It's also pricey.

    Summary: Having been a member of several gyms, I have had the opportunity to try several varieties of elliptical trainers. When my wife and I decided to move to a home gym, we had a lot of choices to make regarding which machine to buy; more than we really were ... read more

  • Good machine

    Apr 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well built, quiet, smooth low impact action, versatile
    Cons: Expensive, heavy, quite large

    Summary: I wore out a few stair machines and never really stuck with rowing or cycling, so I thought I would try an elliptical trainer. So far, it's pretty much what I expected based on the input from friends who have used ellipticals. The Precor EFX 5.23 is ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Precor EX 5.23, the best elliptical for home use

    Apr 21, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Fluid, best quality, no noise, incline ramp
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: I have recently purchased the EFX 5.23, after 2 months of trials and research. the reason why I bought this machine is basically because the movement is the most fluid of all, and delivers the best workout. Additionally the ramp makes the exercise more ... read more

  • Precor EFX 5.23... After 3 years...

    Feb 2, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Very nice fluid motion...
    Cons: Price, but worth it...

    Summary: We've had our elliptical for over 3 years now. We went with the PreCor because of a Dr. Phil's recommendation. I'm a big guy and wanted to make sure it would hold up given my weight, nearly 350lbs back then. None of the other ellipticals I tried felt ... read more

  • precor 5.23 eliptical

    Jan 24, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Excellent workout! No pain, great results, and very fun! Quality and comfort!
    Cons: High price but you get what you pay for

    Summary: I bought this precor eliptical 6 weeks ago. I have to say it is a excellent piece of equiptment! My husband and I absolutely love it! We are both 34 yrs old and have worked out since we were kids so we have allot of athritis and tendinitis so this ... read more

  • Precor not worth the money

    Jan 21, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Smooth
    Cons: Poor reliability. Labor is only for a year.

    Summary: I should have read the reviews. My 5.23 quit working during an exercise session within 30 days of buying it. Call to American Home Fitness in Ann Arbor was met with indifference. "Just call our Service guy", is what I was told. No apologies or ... read more

  • The Best Elliptical Ever!

    Dec 6, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: The best value verses similarly priced ellipticals, like the warranty and 17 cross ramp/stride positions.
    Cons: I didn't buy an EFX 10 years ago to save my knees and health.

    Summary: I started using ellipticals at 24 Fitness because walking and running hurt my knees. The only problem was everyone else wanted to use them as well. I tested several models of Life Fitness and Precor ellipticals and it was no contest. The Top of the ... read more

  • Precor is King

    Jan 30, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Smoothest most natural feel. Quiet, comfortable, and excellent customer service.
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: I have loved my Precor from Day 1. I can't understand where these negative reviews come from. I have found my dealer and Precor to be easy, reliable, and quick to work with on questions or concerns. It is the only elliptical I can work out on after my ... read more

  • Precor over Life Fitness anyday!

    Nov 26, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Quite, smooth, fun, great workout!!
    Cons: none, well worth every penny!

    Summary: At my old gym I use the Precor EFX 546 and absolutely loved the workout I got on it! I had to change gyms because I moved, the new gym only had Life Fitness ellipticals. I tried to use them, but they were very uncomfortable, hoping feel, my knees hurt ... read more

  • I saw the negative reviews, and I bought one anyway

    Sep 23, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great design
    Cons: Poor quality

    Summary: I have to wonder if Precor doesn't have a quality control problem on its most recent run of these. Most of the negative reviews here are more recent (2005). I saw the bad reviews, but figured I'd try it anyway. I can say that if this thing worked as ... read more

  • problems from day one with Precor and Busy Body

    Jul 19, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: None. The service from Precor and Busy Body home fitness is terrible.
    Cons: Brand new machine does not work. Procor and Busy Body are a huge headache.

    Summary: Save your money. Precor and Busy Body Home Fitness are terrible. We have a machine that did not work from the first day it was installed. It has been 3 months and 4 service calls later and our machine is completely useless. For such an expensive ... read more

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