By Adam M. (Waldorf, MD) on May 12, 2010
Comments: I purchased a 990 in January 2009, but my life got busy and I neglected to take charge of my exercise regimen until January 2010. On New Year's Day I stepped on the scale and weighed 234 lbs. I am 5'11" and I got out of the Army in 2003. Since 2003 I buried myself in work and finished both a bachelor's and a master's degree. I had not done anything to improve myself physically. Basically my fitness was shot. I got to work in January 2010 and by 30 April 2010, I was using my 990 for a total of just 5 hours per week (30min x twice daily) and I changed my diet to consuming about 1400-1700 calories per day. I would change up my routine by walking 5 miles on on two days a week, but the elliptical was key during the winter months. I have lost 55 pounds now and I have my soldier physique back (175-180 lbs) and I am running about 22 miles per week, averaging an 8 minute miles on the run. I still use the 990 to break up my run regimen and on really hot days. The elliptical was key to my getting back in shape because it is a total body workout vice just legs and cardio--upper body resistance is essential and the 990 brings that to the table. Unlike other ellipticals, the 990 will hold up to abuse. The heavier you are, the more durability you will need so you don't run the arms and legs off of the machine. The 990 is durable.
Designed to bring you better results, the AudioStrider 990 Pro elliptical features a rear drive system and Power Incline Ramp™ that adjusts from 10 to 30 degrees. It simultaneously adjusts the stride length, giving you the option to target specific muscle groups for tightening and toning. Change your workout with the touch of a button - 15 digital resistance levels feature SMR™ Silent Magnetic resistance so your stride is consistently smooth and comfortable. Save precious floor space. The AudioStrider 990 Pro elliptical has a convenient SpaceSaver® design.