How To Reset Horizon Elliptical Ex 59?

You have purchased your Horizon elliptical second hand and you want to return your machine to its original factory settings, which is the ideal thing to do.

You may also want to reset your Horizon elliptical if you’re selling, giving it away, or simply because the elliptical incline ramp stops functioning properly as it is the case with most cross trainers. 

Today’s article covers everything you need to know about how to reset your Horizon elliptical Ex 59 machine.

Without further ado, let’s get right into it!

What causes a Horizon Ex 59 to need a reset?

horizon elliptical machine picture from my garage gym

Horizon Ex-59 makes many great fitness machines, including treadmills, exercise bikes and ellipticals.

A Horizon Ex-59  elliptical would need a reset for any number of reasons. To increase the difficulty of your workout you can increase the incline ramp, sometimes this functionality might stop working properly. In this instance it will require a reset.

Another reason for wanting to reset your machine is if the Horizon elliptical console is not working or stops operating accordingly.

The final case would be if you have purchased your Horizon Ex-59 elliptical second hand or you are about to sell it and you want to delete the machine workout history and reset it to its original calibration.

Horizon resetting process can take anywhere from 5 minutes up to an hour depending on the model and how many programs you have saved. 

You’ll only need 30 seconds of that time if you don’t have any saved programs. 

Easy Steps To Reset Your Horizon Ex 59 Elliptical 

The process to reset your Horizon Ex-59 elliptical is the same for every model.

To start the Horizon reset process, press down and hold the stop key from your cross trainer console for 3 seconds, and the display will perform a reset to the Ex-59 banner.

trainer wearing white tshirt exercising on an elliptical machine

You’ll now be back to using the machine with brand new default settings.


Resetting an elliptical machine should be done every time you want to start using it again with brand new default settings.

When you reset your Horizon Ex-59 elliptical, you will be returning the machine to its original factory settings. 

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