AFG 5.3AE Elliptical

Built for serious training; loaded with features.


Key Features

SIXSTAR Certified™ frame

Derived from extensive biomechanics research, SIXstar Certification™ is a unique combination of the six key elements needed to deliver the most natural elliptical feel available. It focuses on all areas that impact the feel and comfort of an elliptical, including body positioning, handlebar spacing, elliptical foot path, pedal placement, elliptical access and the trainer's drive mechanism.

Equipped for performance

The elliptical employs a heavy-duty 30lb flywheel to create a remarkably smooth and effortless training experience. As well as spinning quieter and more efficiently, the extra weight of this flywheel provides increased stability during more rigorous workouts, optimizing your training and allowing you to concentrate on your fitness objectives.

Designed with comfort in mind

The 5.3AE utilizes a long 20-inch stride length and a low-impact flat elliptical glide path to facilitate a smooth natural running or walking range of motion. Additionally, our MaxTone™ gel pedals enhance your experience by providing arch support and giving you extra cushion for your feet.

Get with the program … then track it and mix it up

Forget about the routine and take advantage of up to 12 workout program options to create levels and variety in your workouts. Look to the easy-to-read extra wide 8.5-inch blue backlit LCD and the graphic racetrack display to quickly monitor your progress. Get a read on your heart beat with the ERGOfit™ contact grips with quick-touch toggle buttons to make responsive adjustments to speed and incline. Afterward, track your progress with the Livetrack™ fitness journal as you work toward your next goal.

More than just features

Plug in your MP3 or iPod® and enjoy your workout soundtrack pumping out of the Sonic Surround™ speakers. Tuck away the extras like phone and water in designated storage. Stay cool with the COOLfit™ adjustable fan. And save money on energy with the Energy Saver™ feature that reduces power draw to conserve electricity.

Elliptical Buying Guide

Key Specifications

USB Port Yes
Flywheel Weight 30 lbs / 13 kg
Incline Type Power
Incline Range 0% - 100% (increments of 5%)
Stride Length 20" / 51 cm
Resistance Range 20 levels
Step On Height 11" / 28 cm
Pedal Type MaxTone™ gel pedals
Display Type 22 cm / 8.5" blue backlit LCD
Programs 12
Workouts Manual, Weight Loss, Muscle Toner, Strength Builder, Constant Watts, Mellow Johnny's Trail, Climb, Descent, Max Cardio, The Tour, Custom 1, Custom 2
Workout Tracking Livetrack™ fitness journal
Heart Rate ERGOfit™ contact grips with toggles
One-Button Quick Start Yes
Quick Incline Keys Yes
Quick Resistance Keys Yes
Speakers Sonic Surround™ speakers with MP3 / iPod® compatibility
Personal Fan Adjustable COOLfit™ fitness fan
Energy Saver™ Yes
Max User Weight 350 lbs / 159 kg
Assembled Dimensions
(L x W x H)
76" x 24" x 64" / 192 x 61 x 162 cm
Assembled Weight 216 lbs / 98 kg
Shipping Dimensions
(L x W x H)
50" x 20" x 31" / 126 x 52 x 78 cm
Shipping Weight 240 lbs / 109 kg
Warranty - Frame Lifetime
Warranty - Parts 5 years
Warranty - Labor 2 Years

AFG Premium Warranty

Superior protection so you can purchase with confidence AFG Fitness offers best-in-class components and labor warranties for complete peace of mind.

Max User Weight 159 kg / 350 lbs.
Frame Lifetime
Parts 5 years
Labor 2 Years

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5 out of 5

31 of 34 found this review helpful.

Easy to Assemble, simple design, good workout

Submitted by Rusty (San Jose, CA, CA) on Mar, 2016

Assembly was very clear, although any time you assemble something like this it is likely to be a frustrating experience at some point in the assembly. There isn't a ton of gimmicks, which I think is the strength of this machine. It is simple to use, and works very well. Burned 500 calories in 30 minutes 2 hours after I had it in my house. Can't wait to get on it tomorrow morning when I wake up.

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Submitted by disco1999 (St-Eustache, QC) on Aug, 2015

Taken in consideration the price paid, ease of assembly, quality of materials, design, we are pretty happy with this product. We would consider other products from AFG in the near future.

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