Elliptical Cross Trainer Review: The Reebok RE13103 5.1e


If you are considering starting a fitness program, you should know that an elliptical trainer is one of the best ways to exercise. Why? Because you get a low-impact, effective workout on an elliptical, which means it’s much easier on your joints than, say, jogging outside on a paved road. On an elliptical, your body maintains constant contact with the machine, so there are no jerky up and down movements of your feet and legs. In fact, fitness experts often recommend elliptical trainers to people who suffer from joint-related conditions, such as arthritis. Here’s a brief review of a cross trainer from industry leader Reebok – the RE13103 5.1e

General rating:

4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Key features:

We particularly like the console display on this Reebok elliptical because it’s crisp and easy to read, thanks to the backlight. This means that the screen will be clearly visible even in low light situations.

The console display is also clear and logically laid out, making it easy to read at a glance. The console displays a good variety of exercise data, and the RE13103 5.1e has 10 built-in training programs. Stored profiles can contain individual training data for up to 9 different users, another useful feature.


Around £450.00

Product description:

In the world of fitness equipment, it’s rare to find a quality elliptical machine priced under £500.00. Even if you manage to find one in this price range, it’s likely to lack features like a console that displays a full range of exercise and workout data, resistance level, speed, time, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. Reebok’s RE13103 5.1e offers all of this and more.

Product specifications:

Folds for storage: No

Flywheel weight: 20kg

Stride length: 40 cm (16 in)

Open length: 136 cm (53.5 inches)

Width: 58 cm (22.8 inches)

Height: 162 cm (58.3 inches)

Weight: 55 kg (121 lbs)

Maximum user weight: 150 kg (330 lbs)

Power method: mains powered

Use classification: home use

Warranty: 2 years parts and labor

Product characteristics:

Programs 7 motivating training programs: time, distance and calorie target programs, make it easy to achieve individual goals. 3 programs with different random, fat burning and interval profiles

Display Information: Speed, Time, Distance, Calories, RPM, Watts, Random, Resistance, Interval, Fat Burn, Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate measurement: grips and receiver

Electronically adjusted resistance range: 25 – 400 watts

Endurance: M-Force direct drive offering the latest in machine control technology while being powerful, easy to use and cost effective.


We like the elliptical because it offers a full-body workout. We’ve also found that Reebok’s ellipticals consistently deliver a comfortable and smooth low-impact workout that’s easy on the joints. Done correctly, a workout on an elliptical can burn more calories than other types of cardio, like treadmills. The good variety of programs in the RE13103 5.1e keeps the user engaged and challenged. For great overall value, take a serious look at this fully-featured elliptical.

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