When you compare ellipticals to other fitness machines, they tend to have one advantage that most others don’t. You can put them under a table. Super compact ellipticals such as the JFIT Mini are changing the way we experience these machines. Because of that, it is one of the most capable models you can find under $200. at the moment. Today we are going to take a closer look and show you exactly what kind of performance you can expect to get from JFIT Mini.
In order for an elliptical to fit under the table, those who designed it had to get rid of a lot of mass. Because of that, these types of machines are often very simple in nature.Same goes for JFIT Mini. It sits on a hybrid H pattern frame. When we say hybrid, we mean that half of the frame resembles a standard H pattern unit, while the other half features a semi circular plate. This type of design is a shortcut which allows the elliptical motion we all want in a package that is so small. Pedals are fairly large, feature pronounced ridges and a rather effective grip pattern. On one end they are connected to the internal flywheel, while he rear of the pedal features wheels that slide over that plate we have just talked about. The flywheel housing larger than you would expect to see on a device of this type, but it isn’t an issue. Overall, JFIT Mini is pretty easy to maneuver around and fits under most desks.
As expected, JFIT Mini is very limited in terms of features. However, it isn’t completely devoid of them either. Lets start with the basics. One of the main requirements for any fitness machine that is meant to be used at home or at work, is for it to be as silent as possible. JFIT Mini meets this requirement thanks to a rather smooth flywheel. You won’t find it to be noisy even it at higher speeds. The length of stride is short, but that is a byproduct of the subcompact elliptical design. To compensate for that, JFIT Mini allows you to use it both while sitting down and while standing up. They have achieved this by designing the pedals to have variable angle that you can adjust. JFIT Mini comes with several resistance levels and a small but effective LCD display right next to the tension knob. Generally speaking, it is a great device to have if your job requires you to be sitting down for long periods of time.
In the grand scheme of things, compact ellipticals are serving a very niche role. With that said, with just a bit of out-of-the-box thinking, you realize just how interesting these machines are.. JFIT Mini has proven to be a great tool for anyone who either doesn’t have enough space for a full sized elliptical, or needs a fitness machine to keep under a desk. Despite its small size, JFIT mini is more than capable of giving you a very challenging workout. That much is for sure. In terms of value for the money, you are definitely getting a good deal.