The PS100 is True Fitness’s simplest commercial cross trainer. It has the same 21” stride length as the brand’s other commercial options, but it’s a front drive machine that takes up a bit more floor space. The PS100 elliptical has fewer preset programs than the luxury CS800 and LC900, but it does have Heart Rate Cruise Control, a water bottle, and a reading rack. It retails for about $2700.
Elliptical Hits: Great Features of the True PS100 Cross Trainer
- Long stride – A 21” stride lets most adults use their natural range of motion.
- Comfortable pedals – The pedals have orthopedic cushioning to promote comfort and endurance, and they’re narrowly spaced to promote healthy hip movement.
- Ergonomic handlebars – True’s handlebars are made with biomechanics in mind, so they’re well-cushioned and are suitable for a wide range of body sizes.
- Sturdy frame – This durable elliptical has a frame made of welded steel. It can support up to 350 pounds.
- Heart rate control – A wireless heart rate monitor makes it easy to maximize each workout: the PS100’s True HRC Cruise Control™ workout automatically adjusts program intensity to help keep the user within a specified heart range.
Elliptical Misses of the True PS100 Elliptical
- Few workout options – This machine includes the basic programming that’s commonly found on commercial trainers. There are four preset programs. The console does not include True Fitness’s patented MIX3 cross training programs; these are included on the other commercial units (the LC900 and CS800).
- Higher step up – To get onto the machine, users must step up 11”. This is fine for most people but could be problematic for people with knee trouble.
- OK warranty – The PS100 is sold with lifetime protection on the frame, two years on parts, and a year of labor. That’s actually not bad in the commercial elliptical industry; it just compares poorly against True’s other commercial warranties.
Overall Rating for True Fitness PS100 Elliptical Trainers
The PS100 lacks the snazzy and engaging consoles of the premium CS800 and LC900, but it supports solid workouts with easy-to-use programming and wireless heart rate control. This is a fine option for apartment complexes and other commercial providers who need a respectable machine that won’t break the bank.