ASTM F2811 - 15

    Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Elliptical Trainers

    Active Standard ASTM F2811 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.30

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 The purpose of these test methods is to provide reliable and repeatable test methods for the evaluation of elliptical trainers assembled and maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Use of these test methods, in conjunction with Specification F2810, is intended to ensure appropriate performance and reliability of an elliptical trainer and reduce the risk of serious injury from design deficiencies.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods specify procedures and equipment used for testing and evaluating elliptical trainers for compliance to Specification F2810. Both design and operational parameters will be evaluated. Where possible and applicable, accepted test methods from other recognized bodies will be used and referenced. In case of a conflict between this document and Specification F2810, Specification F2810 takes precedence.

    1.2 Requirements—An elliptical trainer is to be tested for all of the following parameters:

    1.2.1 Endurance,

    1.2.2 Static loading,

    1.2.2.1 Handlebars

    1.2.2.2 Foot supports

    1.2.3 Adjustable guide systems,

    1.2.4 Control panel,

    1.2.5 Warnings, and

    1.2.6 Documentation.

    1.3 This test method2 contains additional requirements to address the accessibility of the equipment for persons with disabilities.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parenthesis are for information only.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    F1749 Specification for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Facility Safety Signage and Labels

    F2276 Specification for Fitness Equipment

    F2571 Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Fitness Equipment

    F2810 Specification for Elliptical Trainers

    F3021 Specification for Universal Design of Fitness Equipment for Inclusive Use by Persons with Functional Limitations and Impairments

    F3022 Test Method for Evaluating the Universal Design of Fitness Equipment for Inclusive Use by Persons with Functional Limitations and Impairments


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.220.30 (Indoor sports equipment)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49200000(Fitness equipment)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2811-15

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    Citation Format

    ASTM F2811-15, Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Elliptical Trainers, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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