Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical Review

The Gold’s 410 are manufactured by Icon Health & Fitness and is meant for less than $$$ elliptical machine market.The Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical though is not getting a lot of good reviews from the people who have actually owned it.

Some may say that the problems that they encountered can be trace to poor maintenance or even a flaw in assembling the machine when they got it. But nevertheless, when spending less than $$$ in an elliptical machine, it is better to make sure that you get a quality product.

Gold's Gym 410 Elliptical Review

Gold’s Gym Elliptical 410 Features

I have analyzed the features and performance of Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical and going to write them all on this Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical review.

Stride Length

The Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical come with a basic 18 inch fixed stride length which is good because most people feel comfortable at this length. It will go great for people of average height but if you are about 6’4”, you might feel that it is a little short.

But for the most part, the stride length of the Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical provides that muscle targeting that you need to get that toned legs look and is great for a cardio workout too. The stride feels natural for the most part and you can get the workout that you need with its length.

Variable Workouts

The Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical comes with a set of 12 preset workout programs that are designed by certified personal trainers to ensure not only their effectiveness but safety as well. The 12 programs that is consist of 6 weight loss and 6 performance settings might sound a bit short for a few but you can still get a great burn by properly using the programs for variation.

The workouts can be changed through the “^” and “v” buttons on the Workouts area on the console (lower left side). Plus the Gold’s 410 also come with a Jillian Michaels Weight-Loss Card as well as an iFit Workout Card just to make things a bit more interesting.

Digital Resistance

The Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical have 12 digitally controlled resistance levels that are sure to make your workout sessions a bit more interesting. There are no quick keys but you can increase (+) or decrease (-) the resistance levels through the buttons on the right hand side of the computer console.

No proper elliptical trainer comes without a resistance level because this allows you to increase the intensity of your workout as you go along. This minimizes the possibility of you hitting a progress plateau anytime soon so you can go on and achieve your goal.

Weight Capacity

The Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical have a 250-lb. maximum weight capacity. This is a bit low for some users but if you are going to use it for toning then you should be good to go. A lot of people who are trying to lose weight and have a toned structure are actually within 250 lbs. or at least this is what Icon Health and Fitness says.

Personally, I think this is a chink in the Gold’s Gym 410 Elliptical’s armor. Sure it is affordable but if it cannot support your weight safely, then you might just be wasting your money.

Creature Comfort

Now, if the Gold’s 410 can support your weight, then you will get to enjoy a few creature comforts with it. It come standard with oversized, 3-position adjustable pedals for both safety and comfort and a couple of transport wheels so that you can move it around when you need to.

It also has a CoolAire workout fan to cool you down a bit when you need it, a water bottle holder so you can keep yourself hydrated, and an iPod compatible Intermix acoustics 2.0 sound system so that you can listen to your favorite tunes while working out.

The console has a basic set-up that has an LCD display that shows the distance, resistance and time. The console also has all the settings buttons for resistance, programs, iFit and the fan. The iPod input is located at the lower right hand side.

PROS
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Has a good list of features
CONS
  • Short warranty
  • Very noisy according to past owners
  • Questionable reliability

Final Thoughts

Generally, if an elliptical trainer costs less than $$$, I make sure that I do careful research before I even consider buying it. What I found is that the Gold’s 410 are getting a lot of negative feedbacks. Even at its price, many past owners are saying that it is a huge waste of money.

One of the best ways to judge a product’s quality prior purchase are the feedbacks. With that in mind, the Gold’s 410 do not look like the best choice. Many would say that you would be better off by saving a bit longer for a better quality elliptical and this time, I would I agree with that.

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