Livestrong LS13.0E-2 Elliptical Review

Livestrong LS13.0E-2 Elliptical Trainer

Livestrong LS13.0E-2 Elliptical Trainer


Livestrong LS13.0E-2 Elliptical Trainer

The Livestrong LS13.0E-2 elliptical trainer stands out over its competition with its durable SixStar frame and pledge to help fight cancer with proceeds coming from every sale made to cancer organizations.

The Livestrong Fitness LS13.0E-2 features a 30-pound flywheel that helps provide a wider and smoother range of motion to keep your workout running comfortably and reducing fatigue.


Top Features


Natural Forward Motion

The Livestrong LS13.0E-2 features an overlapping pedal rotation that will help your natural forward motion and feel as if you were really walking.


Power Incline

This elliptical offers 20-level power incline capability that provides excellent workout variety



It features a heavy 30-pound flywheel that helps provide a wider and smoother range of motion.



The Livestrong LS13.0E-2 elliptical trainer comes with a SixStar certified frame that will be able to withstand what you throw at it.


Weight Capacity

The LS13.0E-2 can support users up to 350 pounds.



Excellent lifetime frame warranty, 5-year parts warranty and 2-year labor warranty.


Livestrong LS13.0E – Video Review by Livestrong Fitness

* Please note that this video shows the LS13.0E and not the newest LS13.0E-2 model, however there is almost no difference between these 2, beside a better 8.5 inch blue backlit LCD that clearly shows workout information and a better warranty on parts offered by the LS13.0E-2 model.


Product Description

The Livestrong LS13.0E-2 elliptical trainer measures in at 75 x 31 x 63 inches at 220 pounds with a stride length of 20 inches. The LS13.0E-2 has 20 different levels of resistance.

The LS13.0E-2 features a 8.5” blue backlit LCD that makes it easy to keep track of your workout. It also comes with 12 preset programs that can help you get the to the physical shape that you want to be at.

Livestrong LS13.0E-2 comes with rubberized foot pedals with MaxTone gel pedals so that you are at comfortable while you are working out minimizing fatigue and maximizing the reach of your highest potential.

It also comes with Sonic Surround speakers that also include MP3 or iPod compatibility so that it can help you stay motivated while you are working out listening to your favorite tracks or personalized playlist.

In being able to support 350 pounds it is a quality that will be able to give anyone a workout that they deserve.


Our Tests

Livestrong LS13.0E-2 is a relatively new elliptical that was introduced in 2013, and our tests showed good performance, making this machine suitable both for beginners and athletes.

The resistance levels on the machine are easy to adjust and give a quality workout to any user level. Though this elliptical became noisy after a while, simple lubrication solved the problem.


LS13.0E-2 vs. Top 5 Performers in “Under $1,500” Category

ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole E35Best Fitness E1 Xterra Free Style 5.8eSole E55Livestrong LS13.0E-2
ELLIPTICAL TRAINERSole Fitness E35Best Fitness E1 Xterra Fitness Free Style 5.8eSole E55Livestrong Fitness LS13.0E-2
RATINGWinner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerCOMPARED
USD PRICE$1489$1110$1,299$1499$1299
PRICE-PERFORMANCE5 stars4.5 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
EXPERT REVIEWExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review
FLYWHEEL25 lbs25 lbs27 lbs30 lbs
RESISTANCE TYPEMagneticMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
0° - 30°
power Incline
20 levels of power incline
0° - 40°
20 levels of power Incline
STRIDE LENGTH20-to-22-inch power adjustable 21"20"20"20"
MAX. USER WEIGHT375 lbs275 lbs400 lbs375 lbs350 lbs
Contact HR sensor + wireless
Contact HR sensor
Contact HR sensor + incl. heart rate chest strap
Contact HR sensor + wireless
Contact HR sensor
DISPLAY TYPE AND FUNCTIONSLCD console with vibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display that tracks time, distance, calories, and resistance, and all the other parameters for comfortably control your workout
A large and bright blue backlit LCD with white letters offers high visibility. Powers on/off automatically when you start/stop your workout. 7.5" bright widescreen blue backlit workout LCD display to keep you informed about speed, calories burned, time, distance, pulse, and and other key factorsVibrant 7.5-inch blue LCD display tracks time, distance, calories, resistance, incline, pulse, and pace8.5 inch blue backlit LCD clearly shows workout information and tracks time, resistance, incline, and more + downloadable programs
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONSPower incline, iPod and MP3 ready, built-in speakers, Adjustable oversize foot pedals designed with a 2 degree inward, 2 User Profiles, Chest strap for heart rate monitoring, Water bottle holderCompact footprint. Safe and stable with balanced powder-coated steel frame. Moving arms allows for a dual-action. Contact HR grips. Easy step-up height Heavy duty steel frame, Easy to use hand-grips with controls to adjust the level of incline and resistance, Front transport wheels, Multi-Grip handlebars, Display console comes with an integrated swivel fan, an MP3 player jack and speaker systemPower incline for additional resistance and variable positions
iPod and MP3 ready + speakers
Custom-designed foot pedals
2 User Defined Programs
ERGOfit control grips, SixStar certified platform, Low 11-inch step-on height, Built-in speakers with MP3 or iPod compatibility, One-button quick start, MaxTone footpads

DIMENTIONS68 x 34 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
48 x 30 x 66 inches
(L x W x H)
75.6 x 28 x 63 inches
(L x W x H)
66 x 33 x 23 inches
(W x H x D)
75 x 31 x 63 inches (L x W x H)
UNIT WEIGHT200 lbs215 lbs243 lbs232 lbs220 lbs
WARRANTYLifetime: frame and brake
5 years on parts
2 years on labor
15 years frame
10 years motor
2 years electronics/parts
6 month wear
1 year labor
Lifetime on frame and brake
7 years on parts
1 years on labor
Parts / Electronics: 5 Years
Frame / Brake: Lifetime
Labor: 2 Years (In-Home)
Lifetime: frame and brake
5 years on parts
2 years on labor

COMPARE 5 Best Elliptical Trainers Under $2000 in 2018

Sole E98Sole E95Sole E35Sole E55Fitnex E70
Expert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert ReviewExpert Review
Winner1st Runner UpTop 5 PerformerTop 5 PerformerTop 5 Performer


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Best Fitness BFCT1 prosLivestrong LS13.0E-2 – CONS

  • Heavy to move to another location
  • Using quick controls can be confusing


Best Fitness BFCT1 prosLivestrong LS13.0E-2 – PROSLivestrong LS13.0E-2 Elliptical

  • Strong durable design
  • Heavy duty flywheel
  • Mimics natural forward motion
  • High weight capacity


Review Summary

The Livestrong Fitness LS13.0E-2 is one of our top picks within its class. Though not a club-level machine, it’s a sturdy one, built with quality and you’ll enjoy it for many years. The LS13.0E-2’s features power incline, 20 levels of resistance and a nice variety of workout programs, usually supported by more expensive ellipticals.

Overall, though it’s not Precor, the Livestrong LS13.0E-2 is one of the better performing machines in “under $1,500” price range and delivers good combination of advanced set of features usually offered by more expensive machines, with performance and good warranty.


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