4'10 (and a bit :) - I tried it at my old gym about 3 years back but found that it made me bend my knees too much. I joined a new gym a couple of months back and last month I decided to give it one more go, as it burns up calories real fast. Happy to say that I have been using it for one month and have no issues. So it much be the brand/make...this one is a Cybex.
Have no problem using them just have a problem getting on them. I am 5'2"
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Five zip here. These days I prefer a treadmill, but when I did use an elliptical for the first few times, I found the motion awkward....but I got used to it. Try to be aware of your foot position...maybe they are they too far forward or too far back in the pedal.
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I am 4'11" and I don't really have a problem. It is not my favorite machine, though. I think it depends on your build too. Some folks that are short actually have longer legs than others. I bought a Bowflex Treadclimber last year (about this time) and I think it may have actually been made to fit us short-legged folks better than any equipment I have ever tried.
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Seems to work OK for me too. Try moving your hands position. I had to be reminded to make sure I keep my body more upright as I was tending to slouch. Therefore, I moved my hands to a place where I could avoid the slouching.
MaryBeth from Ontario
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