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GVCC Members Review: SOLE E95 Elliptical Machine

It’s 2018, and it’s time to step up your cycling, we take a closer look at the SOLE E95 elliptical, it’s a decent elliptical trainer that includes all the features of a health club model for your home gym, check out this mini-review below.

This year will be no different to 2017, we will continue to provide our GVCC members with in-depth reviews and publish news form the forefront of fitness and cycling. First out this year is our SOLE E95 elliptical machine review.

Check out the SOLE E95 elliptical machine. Awarded the “Best Elliptical” in the above $2000 category, this electronic elliptical trainer console, which is now available at a price of about $1799, is worth looking at.

We also recommend checking out this comparison of elliptical training, stationary cycling, treadmill walking and overground walking.

The SOLE E95 Elliptical – Review Introduction

The SOLE E95 elliptical comes equipped with a standard 10.1″ TFT LCD that displays all the relevant training data and helps you track your progress. The E95 modell also includes water bottle holder, built-in fan, and speakers that allows you listen to your favorite music and enjoy your exercise routine. The data feed shows you pace, heart rate, incline degrees, calories, resistance levels and distance achieved.

The SOLE E95 is featuring a heavy 27lb flywheel and a high gear ratio, this fitness machine not only offers stability and comfortable momentum, but also provides a challenging workout. There are plenty of elliptical reviews of sole fitness equipment pointing out the SOLE E95 elliptical machines unusual smooth natural motion provided by the noiseless drive system functions in both forward and reverses elliptical action. Equipped with a power incline feature with provides additional resistance and fully adjustable ramp angle that goes from 0 to 20 levels (use with caution elliptical fitness tips), this fitness equipment helps you work out every lower body muscle group at the touch of a button. This electric console uses 20 levels of magnetic ECB (special friction brake) resistance. The ECB magnetic technology which is commonly a feature of higher end elliptical trainer’s offers the advantage of quiet operation, no friction, and little or no maintenance costs (please review your costs after minimum 1 year of usage).

The SOLE E95 fitness machine not only provides lower body workout, but also provide an effective upper body workout routine. While the ergonomically designed hand grips help provide you with a comfortable grip, the incline and resistance controlled handles allows convenient usage. Additionally, heart sensors that are inbuilt on the stationary bars help you keep a check on your heart rate.

Sole Fitness  also includes a heart rate chest strap that allows hands- free monitoring of your pulse and heart rate interactive programs.

SOLE E95 w/ Specialized Cycling Pedals

One of the best features SOLE E95 elliptical machines is its specialized pedals. Designed with durable foam cushioning, these over-sized pedals provide additional comfort during workout routines. A unique feature of the foot pedals is that they are designed with a 2-degree inward slope. As a result, the likelihood of having a knee and ankle stress common with most front drive elliptical machines is considerably reduced. What’s more, E95 pedals can be adjusted to fit the way you walk. The adjustment is done by using a ‘worm drive’ dial that allows you to dial in the pedal exactly where it needs to be angled. Using these feature helps ease sore Achilles tendons and toe numbness that usually occurs when using other elliptical machines.

SOLE E95 Elliptical: Product Specifications

Machine Dimension:

  • Product Weight: 236lbs
  • Height (in): 67″
  • Length (in): 82″
  • Width (in): 31″
  • Weight Capacity: 400lbs
  • Box Dimensions: 66″x23″x34″

Features and Controls

  • Bluetooth compatible: Yes
  • Chest strap included: Yes
  • Sound system: Yes
  • Cooling Fans: Yes
  • Cushioned foot Pedals: Yes
  • Water Bottle Holder: Yes
  • Adjustable Foot Pedals: yes 10 Positions
  • Adjustable Console: Yes
  • Drive System: Front
  • Custom programs: 2
  • Standard Programs: 6
  • Heart Programs: 2
  • Workout Display: 10.1 TFT LCD
  • Flywheels Weight (lbs): 27lbs
  • Incline level: 1-20
  • Drive System: Front
  • Maximum Stride Length: 20″
  • Hear Rate Monitoring: Chest Strap and Pulse Grips Compatible
  • Incline Adjustability: Power Adjustable


All services of SOLE E95 performed in the home.

  • Electronics: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years
  • Parts: 5 Years
  • Frame: Lifetime.

SOLE E95 Technology

Equipped with a wide blue back-lit LCD display, this easy to use electronic console also includes a water bottle holder, a cooling fan and built-in- speakers that you can plug your iPod or MP3player to and listen to your favorite music while you workout.

Bluetooth Technology:

Equipped with Bluetooth technology, this sole fitness equipment allows its users to transfer workout to their smart device, via Bluetooth. Users can transfer their fitness data to different fitness apps such as Fitbit, Apple Health, Mapmyrun, Record or can download or track their and their data for free on the Sole app.

Adjustable Foot pedals:

Every individual walks in a different way. For this reason, SOLE E95 is specially designed to adjust or articulate to fit your walking style. All sole models –e35, e55 and e95 include level adjustment feature added in their construction. Fitness enthusiasts who use the Sole machine are less likely to experience sore Achilles tendons and numb toe effects, allowing them to be more focused on achieving their goals rather feeling uncomfortable during their workouts. The new e25 model features bigger (15 inch) and comfortable pedals.

Strong Frame:

The frame of the sole elliptical is constructed of heavy thick steel that helps support the weight of the user. The frame includes multi-position hand grips that allow the user to try variations in his/her workout routine.

Custom Designed Foot pedals:

Designed in collaboration with leading physical therapists, the custom foot pedals of SOLE E95 elliptical machine features foot pedals with a 2-degree inward slope. This unique feature which is commonly absent in other light commercial elliptical machines helps reduce knee and ankle stress when used on a routine basis.

Power Incline:

A characteristic commonly absent in other elliptical machines available in the market, the power incline feature helps workout those areas of the lower body that would normally be not worked on when using an elliptical that does not include this element.

SOLE E95 Elliptical Review – The Conclusion

The SOLE E95 elliptical is one of the better front- drive elliptical machines that looks and performs (and has been reviewed) like those in professional gyms. This E95 model is an ideal option for cyclist enthusiasts of any skill looking for a low impact workout, right in the comfort of their home. This elliptical bike which can support up to 400 pounds and helps provide an effective and complete cardiovascular workout by combing upper and lower body flexibility. While the impact free motion is easier on a cyclists joints, regular usage of this trainer helps you lose weight and improve heart health.

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Overall, the SOLE E95 elliptical proves to be a good choice for at-home cycling training.

GVCC Members Review: SOLE E25 Elliptical Machine

If you want to take your cycling to the next level, learning more about the SOLE E25 Elliptical Machine is not a bad idea.

As usual we provide our GVCC members with useful reviews and content with respect to cycling and fitness, so with out further ado, here comes our latest review in a series of 5; the SOLE E25 elliptical trainer review.

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Introduction To The SOLE E25 Elliptical

While treadmills provide a great way to do cardiovascular workout, the impact on joints when using these machines can be quite harmful.

If you have suffered knee or foot injuries, treadmill machines may not be recommendable for you. This is where elliptical machines, such as the SOLE Fitness E25, come in and have proven to be a much better choice than treadmills. An elliptical machine offers a perfect way to perform workouts. What makes this machine ideal is the fact that it reduces the amount of impact on your joints without compromising on the quality of workout.

sole e25 elliptical pencil sketch

The SOLE E25 elliptical machine provides challenging cardio workouts, thanks to its ground-breaking cardio-workout technology. With its patented SOLE E25 elliptical technology, this easy-to-operate personal gym equipment boasts a fluid natural motion provided by a noiseless drive system which runs in both forward and backward motion. This gives an incredible physical activity as well as a natural human movement. Read these elliptical trainer fitness tips from Lincoln Laboratory Fitness Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a great overview of the benefits.  Also check out the more in-depth SOLE Fitness E25 review from John Williams over at, for an extensive pros and cons list.

With an extraordinary blend of cutting-edge features and technical specifications; the SOLE E25 elliptical machine takes your cardio-workout routine to another level.

Features and Tech Specs

  1. Electronic console with blue-black lit 6.5-inch LCD display, perfectly shows you fitness essentials.
  2. Built-in pulse grip heart rate monitor.
  3. The SOLE E25 elliptical trainers comes with a 38mm steel frame.
  4. 10 integrated workouts cater to all your specific training needs.
  5. 20 levels of resistance, 20 increasing incline levels offer workout variety.
  6. Built-in fan to keep you from getting too hot.
  7. Articulating oversized pedals with 2-degree slope inward to simulate natural stride, reduce impact.
  8. Wireless chest strap accurately keeps track of your heart rate.
  9. Water bottle holder for hydration.
  10. Multimedia capability allows you to train while being inspired by your favorite artists and songs.
  11. The E25 has mobility wheels that make it easier to move the machine, you can see these wheels clearly in some of the pictures of the Sole E55 (the elder brother to the E25 – the SOLE E55 elliptical and the E25 elliptical have the same basic frame)

sole e25 elliptical cup holder

Advantages of the SOLE E25 Elliptical Machine

1) SOLE Fitness Performance

The SOLE E25 elliptical trainer is equipped with a heavy 19-pound flywheel as well as a high gear ratio not found in its counterparts. As a result, this easy-to-use workout equipment delivers an extremely fluid performance and plenty of top-end resistance, allowing it to function pretty much like a high-end trainer.

2) Foot Pedals

The E25 elliptical trainer comes with custom designed foot pedals. These rare elliptical machine components were developed with the help of a renowned physical therapist. Together with the manufacturer, they designed a 2-degree inward slope to the foot pedals which minimizes ankle and knee stress common in most brands of elliptical machines on the market.

What’s more, the manufacturer understands that not everyone walks the same. For this reason, they made the pedals articulating to fit your walking style. This unique feature also minimizes the numb toe effects and sore Achilles tendons, allowing you to concentrate less on being uncomfortable and more on hitting your target.

3) SOLE Elliptical E25 Power Incline

In fact this is the feature that sets the E25 elliptical trainer from other brands out there. The Power Incline feature creates a totally different training which is targeted to areas of the lower body that usually wouldn’t be worked out on a non-Power Incline elliptical trainer.

4) Frame

This feature-laden elliptical trainer from SOLE Fitness comes with a strong and heavy 38 mm steel frame, which is designed to support user weight capacity of up to 350 pounds.

sole e25 elliptical start stop incline

Setting Up and Operating Your SOLE E25 Elliptical Machine

While both an elliptical machine and a treadmill offer an incredible workout routine, they are dissimilar in terms of so many aspects including effectiveness, how to use each one of them and so on.

For instance, an elliptical machine will go to work on some muscle groups that the treadmill will not. Here is how to operate the machine;

1) Read the Instructional Manual Carefully

Your E25 elliptical machine from SOLE will come with an instructional manual carrying all the information you need on how to set the machine up and operate it. Read through the manually carefully to make sure that setup has been completed properly and that you know how to operate your trainer before you step on it.

2) Handling the E25 Machine

Your E25 elliptical trainer from SOLE will feature handles for 2 reasons;

  • As a way to keep your arms moving along with your legs for enhanced workout efficiency.
  • As a safety and comfort feature to help you feel safeguarded and supported.

Do not grip the handles too tightly; a light grip should be enough. As you mount the machine, begin with the pedals in the neutral position, next to one another and parallel to the floor.

Take hold of the handles as you step on the pedals and keep them in neutral position as you enter a series of instructions into your machine so that it can begin running efficiently.

3) Features Reviewed

As said before, the E25 is an elliptical trainer that packs a number of features, and you will want to get well conversant with each one of them to be able to gain the most out of the machine.

For instance, depending on your strength and comfort, you can adjust the resistance of the pedals for less or more. Your machine will also come with a built-in pulse grip heart rate monitor, so you can keep your heart rate in the target zone for the most effective training. It is always advisable to make adjustments and change programming as well as resistance before you begin working out.

NB: Avoid trying to press buttons and change programs while moving.

sole e25 elliptical display

4) Posture

You should maintain a proper posture as you train on your elliptical equipment. To get the best results, try to keep your head straight and body upright.

Leaning on the front bar of the machine is not advisable.

sole fitness e25 music speakers

SOLE E25 Elliptical Review – The Conclusion

Take your training to the next level as you hit your fitness goals with the E25 elliptical trainer from SOLE. With its patented sole e25 elliptical technology, this easy-to-use aerobics or cardio-workout equipment is designed to suit all your workout needs. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why it has consistently received lots of top reviews as well as ratings from the most reliable consumer review magazines and websites.

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And what’s surprising about the SOLE E25 elliptical trainer is the fact that despite its ground-breaking features, it actually goes for less than $1000.