Difference between Recumbent and Upright Stationary Bikes

Used exercise bikes are a great way to get a quality cardio workout with low impact on the joints. It is a viable alternative to running if you have problems with your knee. Stationary bikes are generally much more cost friendly than a treadmill or elliptical and on average, depending on the model, are half the price of other cardio machines. Many of the more recent models have a variety of programs for various workouts of different intensity. Fitness bikes with built in consoles can also log your workout data by keeping track of speed, time, distance, calories burned and much more.

When looking to buy a fitness bike, consumers generally have two categories to choose from. First there are the recumbent bikes, which as their name suggests, are exercise bikes with reclined seating. Upright bikes have the pedals placed below the level of the seat, putting the rider in an upright position, similar to an outdoor bicycle. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of exercise bike.

Recumbent Bikes           

Recumbent bikes are a must have for people who have back problems but wish to get quality cardio. Even for people who do not have back issues, the recumbent bike is much more comfortable than an upright bike. This allows for the user to possibly catch up on their favorite shows or read a book all while getting a workout.

The more horizontal position also appears to work the legs and glutes harder than on an upright bike, which compensates for the lack of back muscles used.

Upright Bikes

The main advantage of the upright bike is that riders use more muscles and usually get a more intense workout when seated in the upright position. In order to maintain balance, the rider uses muscles in their lower back and hips to stabilize themselves, getting a more complete workout. Riders should be conscious of this fact and make sure not to slouch or lean forward. This may cause postural issues and muscle imbalances. The upright bike is also more suited to simulate actual outdoor bicycling riding, so it would be great for training for bike races.

Conclusion

In summary the key takeaway points for each are:

Recumbent Bikes

  • Great for people with back issues due to less strain on back
  • Due to horizontal position, more emphasis on working legs and glute
  • Ability to multi-task while exercising

Upright Bikes

  • More back and hip muscles used and strengthening of the core
  • Better able to simulate outdoor bike riding
  • Allows for a more focused workout due to lack of ability to multitask

At Primo Fitness, we have thousands of used gym machines! Visit our website and call us today!

Differences between the Used Precor Elliptical Machines – 546 EXP, 556 EXP, 576 EXP and AMT 100i

Precor EFX 546i Experience Elliptical

Precor EFX 546i Experience Elliptical

Precor is one of the top names in the fitness industry, and especially in the used gym equipment world, so it is no surprise that their used elliptical trainers are highly desired. There are so many different models of elliptical cross trainers from Precor, so figuring out which one is right for you can be a difficult task. This article details the four major elliptical machines from Precor and their main differences, so you can figure out which one is best for you. After you’ve made your choice, you can stop by our warehouse filled with used gym equipment and try them out yourself! Primo Fitness has all of these elliptical machines, plus more, in stock right now.

Update: As of  November 2019, some of the Precor Ellipticals featured in this post are out of stock. Check out our broad selection of Used Ellipticals here.

Precor EFX 546i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer (mainly lower body)

The Precor EFX 546i Experience Crosstrainer is a high quality elliptical for people who primarily want to work out their lower bodies. The fixed arms allow for increased intensity and focus on the lower body and the built-in heart rate monitor ensures that you are working out as hard as you need to. This elliptical also features the Experience console which allows users to easily change resistance to suit their fitness routine.

Precor EFX 556i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer (arms, no ramp)

While they are both commercial grade effective cardio machines, the main difference between the 546i and the 556i is that the latter has the added benefit of upper body movement. The 556i has a fixed ramp model, which still allows for a pushing and pulling motion in addition to working out the lower body and the cardio benefit. The Precor EFX 556i Experience Crosstrainer also has a console that allows users to adjust their workout or try out one of the 10 preset programs included with the machine.

Precor EFX 576i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer (ramps, arms)

Of the three Precor Experience Elliptical Crosstrainers detailed in this post, the EFX 576i offers the most customizability in terms of upper body movement. While the 556i has a fixed ramp arm, the 576i’s upper-body handle-bar’s ramp angle can be adjusted so you can put your hands in a variety of positions for the most comfortable upper and lower body workout. The 576i also features the signature Experience console with all the features that the other elliptical crosstrainers have, such as heart-rate monitor and how many calories you have burned.

Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer (everything adjustable)

The Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer is easily the most sought after elliptical machine on the market right now and for good reason. This machine offers an extremely high amount of versatility in regard to both the upper and lower body. Users of this machine can change their stride lengths, walk or run, do deep lunges and much more, all on the fly. The Precor AMT 100i does not require any manual adjustments, the machine automatically adapts to your body’s changes. It is a machine that must be tried out to truly understand. Similar to the other elliptical, the Precor AMT 100i also has a heart-rate monitor, different programs and resistance level adjustment.

Your choice of used Precor Elliptical machines would vary depending on the type of workout you want and your budget. If you are interested in any of these machines or have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 1-855-909-3366!

Which cardio machine is best? – Treadmill, elliptical, bike or stairs?

Which cardio machine is best? – Treadmill, elliptical, bike or stairs?

When looking to burn fat and melt away the calories, the most efficient method is cardiovascular exercise. There are many options for cardio machines, each with its benefits and drawbacks, but the most cost efficient way is to buy used gym equipment. The key to choosing the right machine is to use a machine that you find most enjoyable and that you are most comfortable with. You shouldn’t be dreading your workout, and the more fun you have, the harder you will work and the more benefits you will see. With that being said, knowing the basic functions and features of each cardio machine can help you further reach your fitness goals.

Treadmill

Pros – The treadmill is the leader in burning calories among cardio machines. It is also simple to use and does not require adjustments from person to person, so there is no fear of using the machine incorrectly. Many treadmills also have an incline or decline option for lower or higher difficulty. Treadmills help train the natural running motion, so it is an effective cardio machine for everyday life. It is also far more difficult to cheat and slack off on a treadmill.

Cons – The downside of the treadmill is that there is more impact on the joints than with other cardio machines. If you have not worked out in a while, it would be better to ease in to the other cardio machines to avoid soreness and too much stress on the joints.

Elliptical

Pros – Elliptical machines are also found in every gym and are extremely popular due to less impact on the joints. Many gym users also comment on the fun factor when using an elliptical, as quality elliptical machines create a smooth and flowing motion. Many elliptical machines also utilize arm motions which would be beneficial for a full body workout.

Cons – The elliptical does not burn as many calories as the treadmill. Also, if you are training for a sport that involves running or just running in general, it would generally be more beneficial to repeat the exact running form in order to gain muscle memory. Unfortunately, due to the comfort of the machine, it is also easier to just ease along without much intensity. Luckily, to combat this, many elliptical machines have resistance settings to further increase difficulty.

Bikes

Pros – Stationary bikes (whether they are upright bikes or recumbent bikes) offer a complete cardio workout with the least impact on the joints. Fitness bikes are also great for people who are training for bike events because they can get used to the motion of pedaling. Many bikes are also equipped with televisions, which would allow for goers to catch up on their shows while still getting a quality workout.

Cons – To make best use of the stationary bike, users must adjust it to maximize the workout and avoid injury. Many people sit too low on the bike, which causes too much pressure on the knee. Your legs should be able to go through the full range of motions when pedaling on the bike.

Stepmills and Stairsteppers

Pros – Walking up stairs is a great way to work out your calf muscles, upper thighs and the behind. It can also burn a good amount of calories, similar to running up an incline treadmill. The most beneficial stair steppers have belts that constantly rotate the steps.

Cons – Due to the constant standing motion, users with back issues may not want to use the stepmills or stairsteppers. Also if users clutch the railings of the stair climbers, there will only be minimal benefits. This machine also leads users to be more prone to accidents due to the climbing nature of it.

Conclusion

The main factor that you should be looking for when choosing a cardio machine is enjoyableness. If working out becomes a chore, then you’re less likely to exert yourself and won’t work out as long. Even if another cardio machine has a higher calories burned per hour ratio, if you don’t enjoy the machine, you won’t exert enough effort to burn those calories anyway. Each machine has its pros and cons, so the best technique is to try them all out and find out what you enjoy!

Why should you buy used gym equipment? – Frequently asked questions

Why should you buy used gym equipment? – Frequently asked questions

Gym equipment can be costly. Workout enthusiasts love working out their arms and legs, so they’d rather not buy a fitness machine that would cost them those precious limbs. Commercial gym machines, whether they are elliptical, treadmills, bikes or strength machines, retail for thousands of dollars brand new. By buying used gym equipment, customers can save 50%, if not more, off MSRP. Let’s look at some examples of the savings.

Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer

MSRP: $8600      Used: $2700       Discount: 68%

Life Fitness 95X Inspire Elliptical

MSRP: $8000      Used: $1899       Discount: 76%

Life Fitness 95T Engage Treadmill

MSRP: $7500      Used: $2399       Discount: 63%

Life Fitness 95R Inspire Recumbent Bike

MSRP: $4900      Used: $999          Discount: 79%

By buying used, customers can save thousands off a single machine. The main advantage to buying used is clearly the amount of money being saved, but there may be some concerns that should be addressed.

If I buy used, won’t my machine break down quickly or be old and worn out?

This is a logical concern because most of these machines have been used extensively in the gym. But the top manufacturers such as Precor, Life Fitness, Star Trac and StairMaster are well aware of this and build their machines to be capable of running for 24 hours a day for an extended period of time. This durability comes at a price, hence the large price tags on most of these machines. Luckily, by buying used gym equipment, you can avoid the hefty price tag and reap the benefits of the quality build. In a household where the machine is only being used a couple of hours a day, an elliptical, treadmill or other machine can last for years and years.

What condition will my machine come in?

We can’t speak for other companies, but Primo Fitness will only sell their customers machines that are in working, fully functional condition. Most of our machines are sold as-is because of the durability of the machines, they are not likely to break down anytime soon. There is also the option of cleaning and servicing or Remanufacturing used gym equipment for an additional cost.

Is there warranty for my fitness machines?

Warranty varies from product to product. Take a look at our warranty policy.

Will I be able to test out the gym equipment before buying it?

Yes! Here at Primo Fitness, we allow you to test any machine that you desire. We want our customers to leave satisfied and by allowing them to test the machines, it ensures that there will be no unwelcomed surprises. So strap on your running shoes and put on your sweats and pay us a visit in our Orange County warehouse! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us below.

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How to buy a used treadmill – Don’t dread the tread(mill)

Don’t dread the tread(mill)

Ask someone to name a piece of gym equipment and they’ll probably name the treadmill. There is no modern image of fitness more tired and true than a person running in the gym on a treadmill. The first consumer treadmill designed for home use was developed in the late 1960s and ever since then, the treadmill has become a staple of American fitness.

Modern gyms are beginning to look like the set of Star Trek, with touchscreens, LCD TVs and alien looking machines abundant; but the treadmill, minus a few bells and whistles added to the consoles, has stayed fundamentally the same. This is because the treadmill simply gets the job done in a variety of ways. The best way to buy an affordable used treadmill, that will last, is to buy one from a used gym equipment supplier, such as Primo Fitness!

Benefits of a treadmill:

1.       Ease of Use

First, the treadmill is extremely simple to use. People instinctively know how to walk and run, so there is no learning curve required to use the machine. Treadmills may differ cosmetically and internally, but once a person has used one, they can use them all. They also do not require adjustments to the machine itself for different people. Once someone hops off, someone else can hop on and immediately begin their workout. The simplicity is what draws many to the treadmill.

2.       Calorie Burning

Statistically, running at top speeds will burn the most calories per hour. Running at an 8.5 minute mile rate can burn 679 calories per hour for a smaller person and 940 calories for a larger person. This is compared to cycling at a moderate 12-14 mph pace, which will burn 472 calories per hour for a smaller person and 654 for a larger person. If weight loss is a person’s fitness goal, running on the treadmill is one of the most efficient ways to melt away the pounds.

3.       Consistency, convenience and safety

Some users may dislike the treadmill and deem it as boring, but this consistency and predictability is highly beneficial for a workout. Running outside can be risky as running over random curbs, cracks, holes or errant banana peels can lead to serious injury. Other hazards such as cars and innocent bystanders are also eliminated by running on a stationary treadmill. Treadmills allow for smooth continuous running in the convenience of your home or gym, so users are free to run regardless of weather. Also, it is quite difficult to run around the block with a TV strapped to your head, so alternatively, many treadmills have the option of attaching a screen so you can enjoy your sitcoms while burning some fat.

4.       Customizing and progress checking

Essentially every maker of treadmills, whether they are Precor, Star Trac or Life Fitness, equips their machines with a console. These consoles can control various aspects of the machine, such as speed and incline. Many newer treadmills also come with pre-programmed workout routines for a variety of different fitness goals. Both beginners and seasoned veterans can reap the full benefits of working out on a treadmill. These consoles generally also come with trackers that can determine exactly how far a person has run, how many calories they have burned and even what their heart rate was. This allows users to easily track their progress and follow a goal-oriented routine.

What to look for when buying a treadmill

There are dozens of treadmills on the market, so choosing one can be overwhelming. Here are a few factors to consider.

1.        Brand

The top brands are generally the top brands for a reason. Life Fitness, Precor and Star Trac are some of the most recognized and best names when it comes to treadmills. Choosing a treadmill from one of these brands will generally ensure that you will receive a top quality and durable machine.

2.       Commercial or Residential?

The decision of buying commercial or residential is highly dependent on your budget. If you’re thinking of purchasing a residential unit, your cost will generally be lower but these units are generally less durable than commercial units. When buying a used treadmill, it is suggested to go for a commercial unit, because they are built to run 24/7, there will be no issues in a one or two runner household. Buying a used treadmill generally saves you half off of MSRP.

3.       Make and Model

There are hundreds of different types of models of treadmills out there so it can be a little overwhelming trying to choose one. An easier method would be to figure out what features are most important, such as a touchscreen, different workout routines, incline or decline options, etc. If you’re not sure what you want, feel free to ask the salesperson for their suggestions.

At the end of the day, the best technique to decide which treadmill you want is by taking it for a test run. There are many different options out there, so if you’re looking to find the right path to fitness, feel free to ask one of our Primo Fitness Equipment Professional for their treadmill suggestions.

Do You Need to Sell Used Gym Equipment?

Do you have used gym equipment that you’re looking to sell or get rid of? We would love to hear from you! PrimoFitnessUSA.com is always looking for opportunities to bring in all types of equipment – whether you’re an individual owner or your a health club or gym that’s getting rid of the old equipment to bring in the new.

We offer reasonable, top-notch dollar on all of our used gym equipment buybacks and we can even do the gym equipment extraction from your center as well. All of our service technicians are fully trained and certified and are experts at removing and transferring all types of exercise and fitness equipment.

If you have used gym equipment you’d like to sell, go ahead and fill out the form below and one of our buyback representatives will be in touch with you shortly!

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Where to Buy Used Life Fitness Ellipticals

Fitness Equipment Professionals is a proud supplier of used Life Fitness gym equipment in our 20,000+ square ft. warehouse located in sunny Santa Ana, California. As one of the major fitness brands world, Life Fitness can be found in nearly every gym, health club, and fitness center alike. From treadmills, ellipticals, upright bikes, recumbent bikes, to strength circuits, Life Fitness is a commanding player in the fitness industry and has developed a reputation for gym equipment.

Here at PrimoFitnessUSA.com, we have an abundance of used Life Fitness gym equipment that ranges across all different types including: the Life Fitness 91Ti Treadmill, the Life Fitness 95X Inspire Elliptical, the Life Fitness 95Ri Recumbent Bike, and much more with tons in stock and ready to ship. If you’re looking for high quality, great performing cardio equipmentLife Fitness provides for you a multitude of exercise machines to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Here is the Life Fitness 95X Inspire Elliptical – one of the three 95X Series (see the 95X Engage and 95X Achieve), that features an integrated 7″ Life Fitness Inspire Console with touch screen technology, iPod and iPhone capability, USB connectivity and LFconnect Website to generate workouts, save your personal settings and track workout results. With the Virtual Trainer, it even offers encouragement and feedback. The Workout Landscape™ Perspectives motivates and Zoom feature allows for larger workout data viewing.

Whether you’re looking to buy an elliptical for the very first time for your own home or you’re looking to spruce up your gym or health center without breaking the budget, the Life Fitness 95X Inspire Elliptical gives you the power of a total body cardiovascular workout. We have many Life Fitness 95X Inspire Ellipticals IN-STOCK and ready and ship to anywhere in the world. Call us today at Toll Free: +1 (855) 909-3366!

Where to Buy Used Precor Ellipticals

Used Precor Ellipticals

Used Precor 576i EllipticalIf you’re wondering where you can buy used Precor ellipticals, look no further than PrimoFitnessUSA.com. When it comes to the elliptical, also known as a “crosstrainer” machine, no other brand reigns supreme as Precor. As the original pioneer of the elliptical machine, Precor prides itself on producing ellipticals that are extremely ergonomic for the user, based on proven science, and superior engineering. We’re proud to carry the Precor brand in our ellipticals, treadmills, indoor exercise bikes, and strength machines.

The elliptical is one of the most popular pieces of cardio equipment that you will find in any gyms today. As one of the standard exercise machines right above the treadmill, the elliptical provides you with a full body cardiovascular workout.

Our 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse has a huge selection of used Precor ellipticals that are in-stock and ready to ship and deliver anywhere in the world. From the older Pre-Experience models to the newer Experience models, we have a huge selection of used Precor ellipticals that are guaranteed to satisfy your fitness needs as well as your budget. You can rest assured that whether you’re buying your elliptical with Primo Fitness as-is, serviced and cleaned, or remanufacturedyou’re getting high quality used gym equipment at a fraction of the cost.

One of the most popular and widely used Precor elliptical is the Precor EFX 576i Experience Elliptical Crosstrainer. This is one of Precor’s high-end offerings and features quality build and construction that delivers reliability and long-lasting performance for your cardiovascular exercise. All of our customers are attracted to this modernized and re-designed model that features greater variety of positions for your hands along with active heart rate monitoring, calorie count, stride rate, and much more.

Find out more about the Precor EFX 576i Elliptical and other used Precor ellipticals on our website today. If you’re in the market to buy your very first elliptical, we highly recommend looking into getting a Precor.

More used Precor equipment for sale:

 

5 Tips to Buying Used Gym Equipment

If you’re in the market to buy used gym equipment for the very first time, it could be a very daunting task if you don’t quite exactly know where or how to start. But don’t worry, you’re probably not alone and luckily, that’s why Fitness Equipment Professionals is here to help.

If you’re like the millions of working Americans who balance a hectic work life, an even more hectic family – you’re probably finding it harder and harder to find time to balance your health and fitness, we totally understand. With your daily priorities changing constantly, we know finding the time to go to the gym after a long and tiring day becomes pretty difficult. But you’re a fighter, and you wish you had the chance to be able to work out at home and there’s plenty of reasons for that – it’s more convenient and comfortable, you don’t have to physically leave the house, and you get to break away from the daily grind in an environment that’s close to you, literally.

So just what exactly does it take to actually get one of those treadmills or ellipticals that you see in the gyms into your very own home? Where are you supposed to look? How expensive is it going to be? Are used gym equipment worth it? etc. We know you have questions, and we have answers.

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when buying used fitness equipment for the very first time:

  1. Know the difference between the 3 basic conditions of used gym equipment
  2. Familiarize yourself with the different types of machines, features, and brands available
  3. Have a set budget in mind and what needs you require in a machine
  4. Buying gym equipment used will save you lots of time and lots of money.
  5. Ensure that the equipment dealer is highly trustworthy and reputable

1. Know the difference between the 3 basic conditions of used gym equipment

The majority of all used gym equipment that are bought and sold usually fall under 3 basic categories: as-is (working condition), serviced and cleaned, and remanufactured (remanufactured). They are also priced very differently as well. The most affordable and least expensive condition is as-is, which means you buy the machine just as it is right out of the warehouse. If you’re just looking to keep a simple healthy lifestyle without all of the bells and whistles, this condition is definitely a good choice for you. But if you’re looking for something a little more, then you can opt to have a machine serviced and cleaned. Used equipment may tend to have some parts that more worn and used than others, which may cause potential issues if they fail or break down. This option allows you to have all heavily worn and used parts replaced to ensure a longer shelf-life for your machine. But let’s say you want a machine that will operate and run with you for the long term, you can choose to get it remanufactured. A “remanufactured” machine means that its basically re-built to look and feel just like brand new – from the mechanical parts to even the powder coating on the outside. But depending on the type of dealer, the quality of work can vary greatly.

Fitness Equipment Professionals has been buying and selling used gym equipment for over 40 years. All of our as-is models are properly tested by our service technicians for working functionality. We are experts at Remanufacturing equipment and have received rave reviews for our quality of work. We only use OEM replacement parts for all of our remanufactured machines and our technicians are certified and have decades of experience bringing old gym equipment back to life.

2. Familiarize yourself with the different types of machines, features, and brands available

Knowing all of the different types of exercise equipment available out there will definitely help you decide whats best for you. Here’s a list of the main types of machines that you should know: treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes (upright, recumbent), and strength equipment (freeweight, plate-loaded, selectorized).

What about some of the important features on a machine? What are they and why should I know or care about them? Good question. There’s a variety of standard features in cardio machines such as treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes are will help you – such as Heart Rate Monitoring, multiple levels of resistance for more choices in your level of intensity, incline/decline capability, and so forth. This is also important when you just happen to be testing out an as-is machine, check to see if the basic features are working and functional. Find out what some of the most popular fitness brands are so that you can get quality, name-backed equipment.

3. Have a set budget in mind and what needs you require in a machine

If you’re just starting out and looking for some advice and guidance, it definitely helps to have a clear set budget in mind and what you’re looking for in a machine. This helps the selection process greatly by narrowing yourself down to specific machines and models that will not only fit your budget, but also your needs. For instance, here at Fitness Equipment Professionals, we’ll work with you personally and directly to help you get a machine that’s just right for you. When you do business with us, our representatives ensure that you’ll get a fitness machine that meets or is below your budget, and is able to perform all of the things that you need it to do. That’s the FEP promise.

4. Buying used equipment will save you lots of time and money

We know buying anything “used” comes with a bit of skepticism, but we’re here to debunk it, at least for gym equipment anyway. To buy any piece of fitness equipment brand new is very, very, very expensive and can run anywhere into the thousands at the bare minimum. One of the main benefits of buying gym equipment used is the huge financial savings. Even if you did decide to Remanufacture a machine, the end cost on your end would still be far from what you would have paid if you bought it brand new. With money a little tighter than ever before, we want you to be get the most out of every dollar.

5. Ensure that the equipment dealer is highly trustworthy and reputable

With so many different people and companies selling used gym equipment, how do you go about choosing one to partner with? How do you know what you’re being told is what you’re gonna get? How do you prevent yourself from spending a lot of hard earned money for a machine that is “supposed” to last for a pretty long time? Take a few extra steps of precaution to make sure that the organization or individual you’re dealing with is legitimate. At PrimoFitnessUSA.com, we personally welcome all of our clients into our warehouse and let you personally browse, select, and test all of the machines for yourself. We’ll even walk you through every single step of the process of servicing and cleaning, or Remanufacturing your machine if you wish to know. We’ve been doing this for over 40 years, we’re pretty confident in our knowledge and expertise, now let us show you.

Now that you’re officially fitness equipment knowledgeable and looking to make the first leap into your first purchase, let us know how we can help! Head on over to our website and browse our wide selection of used treadmills, used ellipticals, used bikes, and much, much more. But just in case we missed something here that you wanted to know more about, why don’t you give us a call? We’re here to help! 1-765-460-6FIT (348)

 

Star Trac Fitness

International Leader in Quality

Star Trac is proud to say they design their Fitness Equipment for all types of fitness enthusiasts. Their goal is to build fitness equipment for all levels of users.

Star Trac’s complete line of fitness equipment includes the Pro Treadmill with built-in fans, distinctively designed upright/recumbent stationary bikes, elliptical crosstrainers that offer a natural stride, the exclusive bikes for Spinning, a dependable Stairclimber, three complete lines of selectorized strength equipment, multiple free weight pieces and Max Rack the most advanced power rack/smith machine combo, on the market.

Mad Dogg Athletics and Star Trac teamed up to promote the most popular Spin Bike name and designed the Spinning Bike education program. This partnership is highlighted by Star Trac building the patented Spinner Bikes while Mad Dogg Athletics supplies the Spinning educational programming.

Since introducing its first commercial fitness products in 1974, Star Trac has striven to be in the forefront of the industry, designing breakthrough products that set standards and establish new paradigms for fitness equipment.

Here are some great examples of quality Star Trac equipment:

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Star Trac E-TBT Elliptical Crosstrainer – The total body Star Trac E-TBT Elliptical Trainer gives you the best of both worlds. The E-TBT integrates strength training along with your cardio workout.
At the push of a button the user can choose from a pushing or pulling upper body motion, working two distinctly different muscle groups. The upper body motion can even be disengaged for a focused lower body workout.

 

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Star Trac Elite Treadmill – The Star Trac Elite Treadmill is a premium grade treadmill found in major gyms worldwide. The Star Trac Intelli Trac system gives the user an accurate display to track their progress throughout their workout.

 

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Star Trac Pro Recumbent Bike – The Star Trac Pro Recumbent Bike with its step through design was built with the user in mind. The bike is perfect for all ages and fitness levels.
For the most comfortable workout possible the Pro Bike comes with an adjustable reading station, armrests to help alleviate tension in the shoulders, and a wrap-around seat adjust for simple position changes.

 

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Star Trac E-ST Stepper – A stepper is a great addition to any gym and the Star Trac E-ST Stair Stepper is an excellent choice for any home or commercial gym to make. Gyms will love the status of having a top of the line stepper on their gym floor and their members are going to enjoy using it since it has less maintenance problems.
To offer a comfortable workout the Star Trac E-ST Stepper provides the user with a soft shock absorbing system to reduce the impact off their knees and lower back. The built-in fan keeps you cool even during the toughest workout.

Life Fitness Elevation Series Consoles

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Life Fitness 95T Achieve Treadmill Console

Special Features:

  • FM Radio Ready – No
  • ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
  • Virtual Trainer – No
  • LCD Tv – No – LED Console
  • Headphone Jack – Optional
  • Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes

Product Features:

  • DX3 Belt & Deck System – Yes
  • Rollers – 3.5” Crowned
  • Speed – 0.5 to 14 MPH
  • Incline – 0% to 15%
  • Side Rails – Yes
  • Stride Sensor – Yes
  • Cup Holders – 2
  • Activity Zone – Yes
  • Custom Workouts – N/A

Specifications:

  • Belt Size – 22” x 60”
  • Power – 120Volts / 20 Amps
  • Motor – 4.0 continuous
  • Flex Deck – 8 LifeSprings
  • Belt Wear Sensor – Yes
  • Screen Protection – Yes
  • Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
  • Step Up Height – 10”
  • Tv Controls – N/A

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Special Features:
⦁    FM Radio Ready – No
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 7” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    DX3 Belt & Deck System – Yes
⦁    Rollers – 3.5” Crowned
⦁    Speed – 0.5 to 14 MPH
⦁    Incline – 0% to 15%
⦁    Side Rails – Yes
⦁    Stride Sensor – Yes
⦁    Cup Holders – 2
⦁    Activity Zone – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8

Specifications:
⦁    Belt Size – 22” x 60”
⦁    Power – 120Volts / 20 Amps
⦁    Motor – 4.0 continuous
⦁    Flex Deck – 8 LifeSprings
⦁    Belt Wear Sensor – Yes
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Step Up Height – 10”
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

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Special Features:

⦁    FM Radio Ready – Yes
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 15” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    DX3 Belt & Deck System – Yes
⦁    Rollers – 3.5” Crowned
⦁    Speed – 0.5 to 14 MPH
⦁    Incline – 0% to 15%
⦁    Side Rails – Yes
⦁    Stride Sensor – Yes
⦁    Cup Holders – 2
⦁    Activity Zone – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8

Specifications:
⦁    Belt Size – 22” x 60”
⦁    Power – 120Volts / 20 Amps
⦁    Motor – 4.0 continuous
⦁    Flex Deck – 8 LifeSprings
⦁    Belt Wear Sensor – Yes
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Step Up Height – 10”
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

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Special Features:
⦁    FM Radio Ready – No
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – No
⦁    Display – Amber LED
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – No

Product Features:
⦁    Stride Length –  20”
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 25
⦁    Upper Body Arms – Yes
⦁    Programs – 8
⦁     Cup Holders – 2
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 88.1”
⦁    Width – 30.7”
⦁    Height – 65”
⦁    Power Self-Powered
⦁    Screen Protection – Optional
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – N/A
 

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Special Features:
⦁    FM Radio Ready – No
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 7” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    Stride Length –  20”
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 25
⦁    Upper Body Arms – Yes
⦁    Programs – 28
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 88.1”
⦁    Width – 30.7”
⦁    Height – 65”
⦁    Power – 115Volts / 15 Amps
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

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Special Features:
⦁    FM Radio Ready – Yes
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 15” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    Stride Length –  20”
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 26
⦁    Upper Body Arms – Yes
⦁    Programs – 28
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 88.1”
⦁    Width – 30.7”
⦁    Height – 65”
⦁    Power – 120Volts / 20 Amps
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

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Special Features:
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    FM Radio – No
⦁    Virtual Trainer – No
⦁    Amber LED Display
⦁    Headphone Jack – Optional
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – No
 

Product Features:
⦁    Comfort  Curve Plus Seat – Yes
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 25
⦁    Programs – 9
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 0
⦁    Front Transport wheels – Yes
⦁    Reading Rack – Yes
⦁    EZ Adjust Pedal Straps – Yes

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 65”
⦁    Width – 27”
⦁    Height – 53”
⦁    Power – Self Powered
⦁    Screen Protection – No
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – N/A

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Special Features:
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    FM Radio – No
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 7” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    Comfort  Curve Plus Seat – Yes
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 25
⦁    Programs – 33
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8
⦁    Front Transport wheels – Yes
⦁    Reading Rack – Yes
⦁    EZ Adjust Pedal Straps – Yes

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 65”
⦁    Width – 27”
⦁    Height – 53”
⦁    Power – 115Volts / 15 Amps
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

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Special Features:
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    FM Radio – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 15” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    Comfort  Curve Plus Seat – Yes
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 26
⦁    Programs – 33
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8
⦁    Front Transport wheels – Yes
⦁    Reading Rack – Yes
⦁    EZ Adjust Pedal Straps – Yes

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 65”
⦁    Width – 29”
⦁    Height – 53”
⦁    Power – 115Volts / 15 Amps
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

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Special Features:
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    FM Radio – No
⦁    Virtual Trainer – No
⦁    Amber LED Display
⦁    Headphone Jack – Optional
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – No

Product Features:
⦁    Comfort  Curve Plus Seat – Yes
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 25
⦁    Programs – 9
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 0
⦁    Front Transport wheels – Yes
⦁    Reading Rack – Yes
⦁    EZ Adjust Pedal Straps – Yes

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 43”
⦁    Width – 21”
⦁    Height – 59.5”
⦁    Power – Self Powered
⦁    Screen Protection – No
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – N/A

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Special Features:
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    FM Radio – No
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 7” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – Yes
 

Product Features:
⦁    Comfort  Curve Plus Seat – Yes
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 25
⦁    Programs – 33
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8
⦁    Front Transport wheels – Yes
⦁    Reading Rack – Yes
⦁    EZ Adjust Pedal Straps – Yes

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 43.5”
⦁    Width – 21”
⦁    Height – 59.5”
⦁    Power – 115Volts / 15 Amps
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen
 

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Special Features:
⦁    ipod & iphone Ready – Yes
⦁    FM Radio – Yes
⦁    Virtual Trainer – Yes
⦁    LCD Tv – 15” Touchscreen
⦁    Headphone Jack – Yes
⦁    Life Pulse Heart  Rate System – Yes
⦁    Workout Landscapes – Yes

Product Features:
⦁    Comfort  Curve Plus Seat – Yes
⦁    On The Fly Programing – Yes
⦁    Oversized Non Slip Pedals – Yes
⦁    Resistance Levels – 26
⦁    Programs – 33
⦁    Removable Cup Holder – Yes
⦁    EZ Access Resistance Controls – Yes
⦁    Custom Workouts – 8
⦁    Front Transport wheels – Yes
⦁    Reading Rack – Yes
⦁    EZ Adjust Pedal Straps – Yes

Specifications:
⦁    Length – 43”
⦁    Width – 21”
⦁    Height – 59.5”
⦁    Power – 115Volts / 15 Amps
⦁    Screen Protection – Yes
⦁    Max User Weight – 400 Lbs.
⦁    Tv Controls – Touchscreen

Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer Review

Precor 100i – Adaptive Motion Trainer
AMT 100i

Precor has raised the Fitness Bar up a notch with the all new Precor AMT Elliptical Cross-Trainer. The Precor AMT takes elliptical training to an all-new level. The Precor AMT makes use of the user’s natural body motion to adjust the stride length and motion without the user needing making any adjustments to the machine.

With the dual action arms the Precor AMT Elliptical offers total control of upper body and lower body resistance, providing a customized workout. For the first time the Precor AMT Elliptical gives the user the immediacy, variety, and natural feeling of running outdoors and allows you to customize your stride length and resistance at any time during the work out.

What makes the Precor AMT 100i so popular is the ability for the user to alter their work-out at their slightest whim, no two work-outs are ever the same. This keeps your mind engaged and your body torn between wanting to experiment with new movements and needing a second to catch your breath.

Precor AMT 100i Features Summary:

  • Unique commercial-quality cardio and muscle toning trainer allows you to adapt to your movement on the fly
  • Contra lateral arm movement for natural motion reflecting the way you naturally move
  • 0- to 27-inch stride length; 4 programs including fat burner, heart rate control, interval and manual
  • Handheld heart rate monitoring with compatibility for wireless monitors
  • 350-pound maximum user weight

Precor AMT Customer Review:

I took the plunge and bought this trainer for my home gym. I have tried numerous machines and found that most ellipticals have a few drawbacks. They are great for reducing impact, compared to a treadmill, but usually constrain movement to a fixed motion. Other than being able to vary the stride length a couple of inches on a few models, they all have exactly the same motion, over and over. It was difficult to find one that fit my gait, and at the same time be suitable for my wife who is only 5 feet tall. Actually impossible would be a better description.

This machine is unique, and should be in its own class of truly variable elliptical training. The stride can be ANYTHING you make it; from stepping to full running gait to a pedaling stride. It even allows a backward pedal stride if you want to really mix up the routine. The machine doesn’t control the gait. You do, and you can vary it any time without touching any electronic controls. You’ll need to try it to really understand.

Very highly recommended!

An actual Precor 100i AMT Customer

Life Fitness 9500HR Next Generation Treadmill Overview

Life Fitness 9500HR Next Generation Treadmill

Life Fitness 9500HR Next Gen Treadmill

If you have been seriously looking for an affordable treadmill for your home or small gym, the very popular Life Fitness 9500HR Treadmill is worth taking a look at. This flagship treadmill is loaded with top of the line Life Fitness features and has taken its place in Premier Gyms worldwide.

The Life Fitness 9500HR Treadmill found its niche in the toughest gyms and service is made easy with the Life Fitness Rapid Work “Automatic Wax Lubrication System”.  It also features the Flex Deck shock Absorption System, and a wide running surface that is suitable and comfortable for most users. The Lifepulse Heart Rate Monitoring System with hand-touch sensors in the Ergo bar and Polar telemetry system comes standard on this model.

The Life Fitness 9500 HR Next Gen includes a patented automatic wax lubrication system that extends belt and deck life, a solid state motor controller that eliminates wearable components, a welded steel frame to provide strength and stability, a patented flex deck shock absorption system to minimize impact, interactive training programs, a contact heart rate, large easy to use console with LED feedback to keep you motivated, and workout programs that include fat burn, cardio, hill, random, manual, fit test, and a quick start feature. The treadmill also features console readouts that include heart rate, elapsed time, distance, total calories burned, total calories burned/hour, incline, speed in MPH, pace (min/mile), program profile, watts and METs.

Key Features: Life Fitness is committed to continuing to provide the most reliable fitness products that you can count on.

  • Convenient storage and reading rack
  • Smart Stop belt stop system
  • Our longest side handrails (36”L – 91 cm. L)
  • Floor Saver™ pivoting rear legs
  • Quick Start feature
  • Manager’s Menu to customize usage
  • Built-in networking/entertainment compatibility
  • Automatic Cool-Down
  • Contact Heart Rate

Cybex 600A, 610A, and 630A Arc Trainers Overview

Cybex 600A – 610A – 630A Arc Trainers

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Cybex 600A Arc Trainer Overview:

Voted the “Best New Product of the Year” the Cybex 600A Arc Trainer combines the intense elements of a Stair Climber, Elliptical Cross-Trainer, and a Cross Country Skier.   The Cybex 600A is simple to use and its low impact stride is great for the lower back, knees, and legs.

The Cybex 600A Arc Trainer boasts superior biomechanics designed to transmit the least amount of stress to ankle, knee, and hip joints, while maintaining the highest level of performance, and footplates that incline along an adjustable arc of motion in a bilateral, reciprocal movement, which provides a smooth exercise experience.

Cybex 600A Arc Trainer Features and Specs:

  • Heart Rate: Contact Heart Rate | Polar® Compatible
  • Pedals: Independent Floating Pedal Mechanism
  • Programs: 7 Workouts
  • Additional Features: Water Bottle Holder
  • Display Readouts: Program, Distance, Calories, METS, Strides per Minute, Heart Rate, Resistance, Time, Incline
  • Dimensions: 67″ X 30″ X 59″
  • Cybex 600A Arc Trainer Weight: 325lbs
  • Drive System: Front Drive, 2-Belt System, with Eddy Current Brake
  • Stride Length: 24″ Fixed Length
  • User Capacity: 400 lbs.
  • Resistance Levels: 101 (0 – 900 Watts)
  • Incline Levels: 0% – 10%

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Cybex 610A Total Body Arc Trainer Overview:

The total body Cybex 610A Arc Trainer gives you all the same award winning features you would find in the 600A Arc Trainer, but includes upper body arms for the best work-out experience possible.
Like the Cybex 600A, on the 610A Arc Trainer you can choose from a wide variety of resistance levels: from 0 to 900 Watts. The reciprocal movement of the footplates allows for an accurate foot path in a natural (arc) motion, creating a relaxed feel.

Cybex 610A Total Body Arc Trainer Features and Specs:

  • Heart Rate: Contact Heart Rate | Polar® Compatible
  • Pedals: Independent Floating Pedal Mechanism
  • Programs: 7 Workouts
  • Additional Features: Upper Body Arms, Water Bottle Holder
  • Dimensions: 82″ X 30″ X 59″
  • Cybex 610A Total Body Arc Trainer Weight: 450lbs
  • Drive System: Front Drive, 2-Belt System, with Eddy Current Brake
  • Stride Length: 24″ Fixed Length
  • User Capacity: 400 lbs.
  • Resistance Levels: 101 (0 – 900 Watts)
  • Incline Levels: 0% – 10%

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Cybex 630A Total Body Arc Trainer Overview:

The all professional Cybex 630A Total Body Arc Trainer meets the high end customer’s demands. The Cybex Arc Trainer brings innovation to the art of fitness training.
The Cybex 630A offers the user adjustable incline variability. At lower incline the gliding action has modest hip and knees work-out, while at a higher incline there is an increased hip and knee motion.
Superior biomechanics on the Cybex 630A Arc Trainer allow for high intensity training that places high loads on the muscles with less stress on joints. Resistance range from 0 to 900 watts accommodates a wide variety of users for those seeking a very low workout rate, to dedicated athletes demanding an extreme workout.

Cybex 630A Total Body Arc Trainer Features and Specs:

  • Programs: Quick Start plus Manual, Weight Loss, Cardio, Interval, Hill and Strength
  • Incline Levels: 11
  • Stride Length: 24 in
  • Split Level LED Display: Distance, Calories, METs, Strides per Minutes, Heart Rate, Resistance, Time and Incline.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Contact and Wireless Capabilities
  • Resistance Range: 15-900 watts
  • Wheels on Front for Easy Transport
  • Brake: Eddy Current
  • Water Bottle Holder, Magazine Rack, and Utility Tray
  • Power: Available as self-powered or in optional AC form in standard voltage/plug configurations.
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Product Weight: 450 lbs.
  • Height: 60 in.
  • Length: 81 in.
  • Width: 28.5 in. at base; 38 in. at upper hand grips

Life Fitness 95Te Treadmill Overview

Life Fitness 95Te Treadmill
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The Life Fitness 95Te Treadmill is an upgrade to the Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill and comes with higher end electronics.  It features the E³ Integrated LCD System which has a touch screen technology for easier adjustment of workouts. It is also FM ready and has up to 125 available TV channels to keep your clients entertained during their exercise.

The 95Te comes with a powerful 4.0 H.P. Motor with “MagnaDrive” motor controller that speeds up to 12 MPH and incline to 15%. This speed and elevation would be enough to give users of any fitness level a very intense workout.

The 95Te Treadmill belt size is the Life Fitness Commercial Standard size of 20” X 60”, providing plenty of room for users of all shape and sizes to enjoy a comfortable work-out. The DX3™ belt and deck system also comes with FlexDeck Shock Absorption System that has 8 large Lifespring shock absorbers to reduce stress on your user’s joints while running and help prevent injuries.

Both the Life Fitness 95Te and 95Ti Treadmills come with 28 workout programs including the Life Fitness 5 Zone Training + Workouts for more challenging run.  Gerkin and Fit Test protocols are built-in as well to give users better knowledge of their body’s capabilities.

Other features include a reading rack to place magazines, an accessory tray to hold sports bottles, personal stereo holder for stereos, over-molded tubular steel ergo bar to keep users balanced, and a Polar® Telemetry (chest strap required) and Lifepulse Digital Heart Rate Monitoring with DSP (Digital Signal Processing) for a better heart rate workout.

Life Fitness 95Te Features:

  • Accessory Tray
  • Built-in Reading Rack
  • Overmolded tubular steel ergo bar
  • MagnaDrive™ motor controller
  • Polar® Telemetry (chest strap required)
  • Lifepulse™ Digital Heart Rate Monitoring
  • FlexDeck Shock Absorption System
  • Manual, Quick Start Programs
  • 28 workout programs with 5 ZoneTraining+™ workouts
  • Customized Cool Down
  • E³ Integrated LCD™ System
  • DX3™ Belt and Deck System
  • 8 large Lifespring™ shock absorbers
  • Personal Stereo Holder
  • CSAFE-Ready and FitLinxx™ Certified
  • Manager’s Menu Options
  • Flash Programmable
  • Numeric Keypad
  • Smart Stop System

Precor Treadmills and Ellipticals

Since 1980, Precor Fitness has manufactured exercise equipment used in major gyms worldwide, setting a high standard for quality, innovation and performance.  Precor’s main goal was to capture the user’s natural movement and created the first shock absorption flex deck for treadmills.

In 1995, Precor Fitness changed the cardio world with the first elliptical crosstrainer and then again with the Adaptive Motion Trainer (AMT), that adapts to the users stride length and motion as it changes during the workout for a more natural feel.

Here are a few pieces of Precor cardio equipment ideal  for your Home or Commercial Gym today:

 

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Precor 546i Experience Elliptical – One of the newest additions to the Precor cardio line is the 546i Experience Series elliptical. The 546i incorporates the latest advances in technology and performance to come out of the Precor research department.

 

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Precor 556i Experience Elliptical – The Precor 556i Experience Elliptical‘s fixed 20° ramp tones your lower muscle groups during your workout. Six buttons control 10 preset programs including one fitness test and a new program can be selected at any time during their workout. Users at any level will find the large buttons easy to use and understand and set controls to reach their goals. The Precor 556i Experience Elliptical would make a great addition for any type of home or commercial gym.

 

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Precor C956i Treadmill – Equipped with advanced Precor technology, the C956i Treadmill with its quiet and powerful 3.2 H.P. motor can stand up to the toughest commercial gym conditions. The Precor C956i Treadmill is a great treadmill to own and use. Professional trainers love the quiet motor and rollers, the extensive workout programs and stylist design.

 

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Precor 966i Experience Treadmill – If you only like the best for your home or commercial gym, the Precor 966i Experience Treadmill is what you are looking for. Loaded with advanced Precor features like Foot Integrated Technology, the ability for the treadmill to learn your stride and adjust the belt speed for a more natural and smoother run.

 

 

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Precor AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) – Precor’s fitness goal from day one was to give the user the feel and comfort of their natural running or walking movement by adjusting AMT’s stride and motion without having to make any adjustments.  The result of their efforts is the Precor AMT cardio cross trainer.

Adaptive motion: By allowing you to alter your motion at the slightest whim of your imagination, no two workouts have to feel the same. This keeps your mind engaged and your body torn between wanting to experiment with new movements and needing a second to catch your breath.

Life Fitness 90x Elliptical Crosstrainer Overview

Life Fitness 90X Elliptical CrosstrainerAfter countless hours in the Life Fitness design lab the designers came up with the ultimate Life Fitness 90X Elliptical Trainer. The 90X elliptical was designed for the most natural movement possible from head to toe.

In a 20 to 45 minute cardio session you can work-out your arms, shoulders, chest, back, hips, and legs all at the same time. With the Life Fitness 90x Elliptical Crosstrainer you can build endurance, increase muscle tone, and burn body fat with only one machine.

The Life Fitness 90x Elliptical Trainer is loaded with great features and provides 26 work-out programs and an easy to use upper and lower console.

The Life Fitness 90x Elliptical also comes with 25 levels of resistance, a customized Cool Down protocol, Lifepulse Digital Heart Rate Monitoring, Polar Telemetry Heart Rate Monitoring and two workout modes: Cross-Train Aerobics & Cross-Train Reverse.

Designed to perform 15 hrs. a day 7 days a week, the Life Fitness 90X Elliptical Crosstrainer will fit easily into a Home or Commercial Gym while also fitting your budget. Nothing comes closer to your natural stride then the Life Fitness 90 Series Elliptical.

Features:

  • Hill, Random, Manual, Quick Start Programs
  • Customized Cool Down
  • 5 Interactive Heart Rate Workouts using Polar Chest Strap
  • 6 Interval Workouts
  • Cross-Train Aerobics & Cross-Train Reverse Workout Modes
  • Resistance Levels: 0-25
  • Lifepulse Digital Heart Rate Monitoring System, Polar Telemetry Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Belt Drive System
  • Self-Powered
  • Overall Dimensions: 84.75”L x 26.5”W x 64”H
  • Maximum User Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Heart Rate: Polar Only (No Handgrips)

 

Life Fitness Equipment

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In 1968, the Brunswick Corporation purchased a new division called LifeCycle, which was later changed to Life Fitness. Mastermind Keene P. Dimck was the person that created the Life Fitness Company. Now, it the most trusted name in treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes and strength equipment manufacturer in the world. The name Life Fitness stands for strong, heavy duty, durable and low maintenance home and commercial fitness equipment.

Later, Life Fitness was purchased by Bally Manufacturing Corporation. Very soon after that, Life Fitness rose to the top of the fitness equipment industry. Life Fitness has over 1,700 employees with 12 international subsidiaries and manufacturing warehouses worldwide.

They also have over 186 dealers and distributors in over 120 countries. To date, they have more than 300 different cardio and strength fitness products for both the home and commercial line. Life Fitness also holds 50 patents in the United States, making them one of the world leaders in fitness equipment manufacturing.

 

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Acquired by Life Fitness in 1990, there are over 80 different commercial exercise machines in the Hammer Strength product line up, designed for the user to load and unload weight plates. This gives the user more control and safety which is lessened with free weights. Proper form is not always correct with free weights limiting results. Hammer Strength equipment insures proper form and makes the exercise more comfortable.

A few years later Life Fitness extended the same motion technology of its revolutionary plate loaded machines to its “Motion Technology Selectorized Equipment Line”, called Hammer Strength MTS.

Hammer Strength MTS incorporates the same biomechanical integrity of the plate loaded products, but with the ease and convenience of selectorized weight stacks.

Top Selling Life Fitness Equipment

Cardio Equipment:
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Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill – Also known as the Silver Bullet, the Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill has become one of our best sellers ever. Whether you purchase the Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill used, serviced or remanufactured, you will not be disappointed with its style, quality, performance or features.

 

 

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Life Fitness 95X Elliptical Crosstrainer – The Life Fitness 95x Elliptical cross trainer comes in three different models, the Life Fitness Achieve, Inspire, and the Engage. Its natural fluid motion and stability makes the Life Fitness 95X Elliptical deliver excellent comfort for the best exercise experience possible.

 

 

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Life Fitness 95Ri Lifecycle – Loaded with great features like LifePulse Heart Rate Monitoring and 29 workout programs, it has become one of the most popular exercise bikes in gyms today. The Life Fitness 95Ri Recumbent LifeCycle is designed and has the same technology as the Life Fitness 95Ci upright bike.

 

Strength Equipment:

 

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Life Fitness Pro Series – The Life Fitness strength Pro Series is an advanced, ergonomically superior selectorized strength-training system available today. Unparalleled in its ease of use and total body effectiveness. It accommodates nearly everyone in your facility safely and efficiently.
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Life Fitness Pro2 Series – To meet the high demand for a full commercial gym, Life Fitness designed the Pro2 Strength Series. Gym members and trainers will value how tough the Life Fitness Pro2 Equipment is and appreciate the smart biomechanics and reliable features of the Pro2 Series.
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Life Fitness Signature Series – For the high end gyms, Life Fitness designed the Life Fitness Signature Series equipment.  Users of all fitness levels will benefit from the 20 years of building fitness equipment experience that Life Fitness put into the Signature Series. It will add as much revenue to your business as it will benefit your members.

Differences: Life Fitness 9500HR, Next Generation & 91xi Elliptical Cross Trainers Compared

Life Fitness 9500HR Next Gen Treadmill

Life Fitness 9500HR Next Gen Treadmill

We have been asked by our customers – what are the differences between the Life Fitness 9500HR (Classic), 9500HR Next Generation (Next Gen) and 91xi elliptical cross trainers? They are all essentially the same type of exercise machine with some differences.

The Life Fitness 9500HR Next Gen has a different console and more features than the classic 9500HR. The Life Fitness 91xi is the newest model in the series, but essentially the only difference is the color (black and gray vs. gray tones).

Another important difference is the ages of the machines which affect the price of each of the models. The older the machine, the cheaper the price.

All of these ellipticals are commercial grade machines, meant to be used for several hours a day in a gym and to be well functioning for years. They are very reliable thus are popular in all types of fitness centers.

If you have any questions about any of our elliptical cross trainers, please let us know. Check out this video about what to look for before purchasing any used elliptical crosstrainer.

We pride ourselves in having industry leading refurbishing team and excellent customer service. Our 80+ 5-star Yelp reviews tell the story. We’re comfortable comparing our reputation with any other fitness equipment seller.

Our warehouse is located in Santa Ana, Southern California – near Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Free local pick up. For a shipping quote, send us your zip code. We can ship nationwide and carry major commercial brands such as Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac, StairMaster, TechnoGym, Cybex, FreeMotion, Nautilus, Schwinn, SciFit and more.

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Precor Experience Series Consoles

Precor introduced its Experience Series exercise products in Spring of 2011. New consoles were designed to give users more choices in workout programs with the popular features: P20, P30 and P80. The P80 is the most advanced console, with a touchscreen that offers new workout options and an Ethernet connection for internet usage.

The P20 and P30 consoles complete the Experience Series. The P20 has the essential functions whereas the P30 includes motion control for adjustments in speed and incline. Precor is a top provider of high quality commercial and home exercise equipment and continues being a leading innovator in the fitness industry.

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