One of the best things about ellipticals is that they don’t necessarily have to take up half of your room. There are models out there which are so compact you can take them with you on a road trip. Stamina In-Motion is one such elliptical. Today we are going to take a closer look and show you why this is one of the best affordable ellipticals on the market. Lets get right to it.
Compact designs are often subjected to various compromises. You kinda have to sacrifice a few things in order to make a machine smaller. With Stamina In-Motion, that isn’t really the case. This elliptical performs as you would expect, with very little drawbacks to hinder your experience. Despite its extremely small size, In-Motion is still perfectly usable while standing. We can thank its stubby but stable hybrid frame for this. The hybrid part comes from the fact that they have used one half of a standard H patter frame in combination with a plate in the rear. This way you get perfect stability no matter what. To explain just how small In-Motion is, lets just say that you can put it in a standard sized suitcase. With machines such as this one, build quality is definitely one of the first things people are wondering about. Stamina has chosen decent materials for this build. Additionally their quality control is pretty great as well. Generally speaking, this elliptical is more than capable of dealing with every day wear caused by use.
In terms of features, you wouldn’t really expect a machine of this caliber to offer anything significant. However it does. Lets start from the pedals and work our way inside. StaminaIn-Motion features large foot pedals which come with pronounced ridges all around. On top of that the surface of the pedal is textured in a way which offers optimal grip. Length of stride is unknown, however it is fairly decent considering how compact In-Motion is. You can’t really expect high lengths of stride on a machine that is this small. Resistance selection is easy. All you have to do is turn the knob located on the main housing and find the value which works. This is also where we see one of the bigger surprises In-Motion has to offer. Stamina has actually built in a small display unit, which allows you to track your progress and monitor various stats. Last but not least, In-Motion by Stamina supports both forward and backward strides.
Compact ellipticals are a pretty niche market. Every brand out there has their own take on what this device should look like and how it should perform. With Stamina In-Motion, you are dealing with the most uniform design out there. There is nothing overly exciting about this elliptical. It works, gives you a decent workout and is compact enough to bring along on road trips. You could say that Stamina In-Motion is all about utility and not much more. For some users, that is what it ellipticals are all about. We happen to agree with this line of thought completely.