3 Best Gym Machines for Arms

Whether you’re looking for bulging biceps or toned slender arms, the following 5 gym machines will suit your needs in sculpting your arms the way you want them. Working out your arms can also aid you in a variety of ways, including helping you in your overall fitness and life. Imagine the joy of taking just one trip to carry your groceries in. Imagine the wonderful feeling of being able to open any jar in your house. You can realize these amazing feats by using some great gym machines to workout your arms.

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1. Incline Press

The incline press machine is not only one of the best gym machines for your arms, it’s one of the best machines overall that you can use. This machine not only targets your triceps, it also targets your chest. To properly use this weight machine,  you grip the handles with both arms and fully extend your arm. Once you’ve reached full extension, slowly bring in your arms in order to complete the repetition.

2. Elliptical Machine

Strengthening and toning your arm isn’t purely done on strength and weight machines. In order to get that sculpt, you need to burn the fat and there is no better way to do that than on a cardio machine. Many elliptical crosstrainers come with poles or handle bars attached that are movable. Grab the poles and pump your arms back and forth for added cardio benefit. Using the poles and your arms will not only increase the amount of calories burned, it’ll also help in increase strength in your arms.

3. Assisted Chin Dip Machine

The assisted chin dip machine is a wonderful all-in-one machine for working the upper body. It works out the muscles in the shoulders, back and most importantly, the biceps. This unit is great because it utilizes your own body weight in the workout. Using this machine is pretty simple. First you’re either generally going to be standing or kneeling on a weighted platform. Extend your arms slowly and once you reach full extension, bend your elbows back into starting position. Simple!

These three machines are only a tiny fraction of other machines that work your arms at the gym. There is still the chest press, bicep curl machine and much much more. Get to work and get the arms you’ve always dreamed of! If you ever need anymore help, contact Primo Fitness!

5 reasons you should follow us on social media#

This may be an atypical blog post, but there is absolutely vital information on why you should follow Primo Fitness on social media. Not only are we your best and greatest option for used gym equipment, we’re also social butterflies consistently posting compelling content on your favorite social media sites. So let’s take a look at what you’ll get if you follow us.

1. Fun on Facebook

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The big honcho of social media, the giant, so of course we’re on Facebook! You’ll find fascinating posts and pictures about fitness equipment, you’ll get to talk to us directly and send us cute messages that we’ll respond to and just be constantly updated on everything regarding the site and fitness equipment in general!

2. Trending on Twitter

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Following us on Twitter will be your best bet to get instant updates right to your phone. We’re usually posting our timed specials on Twitter so try to stay on your toes because these flash sales end quickly.

3. Instagram straight flexin’

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It would be foolish for Primo Fitness not to be in instagram, AKA the most beloved home of fit people. You’ll get exclusive pictures of our new shipments and fitness equipment from all the top brands in fitness like Precor, Life Fitness, Star Trac and more. Also if we see that you’re working hard on being fit and healthy, we might even shoot you a compliment on your pictures!

4. Parading on Pinterest

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Our pins probably won’t help you plan your wedding, but it will help you get in great shape, possibly for your wedding. We post the best workouts from all across Pinterest and all the latest and greatest in gym equipment technology!

5. Google+

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Without fail, new blog posts will always be posted on Google+ before any of our other social sites. Our Google+ page also has a ton of info on our physical location!

Make sure to follow us on everything and you’ll be more knowledgeable on fitness equipment, fitness in general and you’ll probably just overall be much happier.

Best Treadmill for the Price – Life Fitness 95Ti

A high quality yet affordable used treadmill is hard to find. Everyone loves saving money but never at the cost of quality and durability. A treadmill takes a ton of abuse over its lifetime what with a human constantly running on top of it at high speeds delivering a ton of impact to its frame. There’s no doubt then that when looking for a treadmill, you want to look for durability. This is why it is highly suggested that instead of buying a cheap home treadmill from your local retail store, you should opt for a used commercial treadmill for its unmatched durability. These machines are designed to run 24 hours a day in a gym so they’ll essentially last a decade or more with home usage.

There are literally hundreds of choices when it comes to used treadmills, but you can narrow it down by only choosing a high quality commercial treadmill that’s from a trusted brand, like Life Fitness. If you want a treadmill that will get the job done for years and years for a modest budget, there is no better choice than a Life Fitness 95Ti treadmill. This treadmill is essentially the Tim Duncan of treadmills. Fundamentally sound, durable and ages like fine wine. So let’s see what sets this treadmill apart.

Looks

This is a streamlined sleek treadmill. It even has an intimidating and awesome nickname, the Silver Bullet, for it’s shiny and piercing appearance. It is one of Life Fitness’ all time best selling treadmill and its stylish looks certainly plays a part in that. If you want sleek, smooth and sophisticated, then go for the Life Fitness 95Ti treadmill.

Features 

This is where the treadmill truly shines. The Life Fitness 95Ti isn’t one of those air-headed looks only type of treadmills, it has inner beauty and amazing features too. The treadmill has Life Fitness’ patented FlexDeck suspension system and self-lubricating belt which gives the treadmill its smooth gliding ride.

life-fitness-95ti-treadmill-stock-photo-1Now the console is where we get all the fun features and workout tracking and all that fun jazz. In the console is something called the Ergo-bar, aka the activity zone, which places all your workout data where you probably want it, in your face. There are also a variety of different programs for different levels of intensity in your workout.

Now you’re probably asking “but what if my super intense running destroys this treadmill?” Worry no more because this treadmill has not one, not two, not three, but eight large shock absorbers underneath. There is also an option to attach an LCD TV to your treadmill!

Conclusion

In summary, this is an amazing treadmill for a budget. It is just a wonderful treadmill for anyone and everyone. It looks great, it runs great, it has a plethora of features and best of all, it’s being sold at Primo Fitness. What a coincidence.

5 Best Gym Machines for Legs

With the World Cup around the corner, soccer spirit is in the air and the era of powerful legs is upon us. Want those toned thighs or monstrous tree trunk legs but don’t know where to begin and which gym machine to use? No matter what your fitness goals are, working out your legs is absolutely vital in a variety of ways. Strong legs will aid you in working out the rest of your body and having high quality legs is just plain attractive if that’s your end goal. Between cardio and strength machines there are many great ways to tone and strengthen your legs and Primo Fitness can be your guide. The following five machines and the accompanying workouts will be a great start to getting those great legs that you’ve always dreamed of.

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1. Seated Leg Press

This machine may be a little obvious seeing as “leg” is in its name itself, but it is nice to know how to properly use this machine and how it benefits your lower body. If you’re not sure what exactly a seated leg press is, it is a strength machine with an angled chair and a large plate in front of that chair that is usually attached to a weight stack. The leg press primarily targets the thighs and glutes and is a great strength machine to tone them. The leg press is also extremely beneficial because it keeps your body in a stable position which maximizes the workout and prevents injures.

To use this leg press, sit comfortably on the chair until your thighs are parallel to the plate. To perform this exercise, slowly straighten out your leg, but not complete. After, begin to bend your knees until the weight hovers over the stack and repeat.

2. Leg Curl

While the seated leg press targets the upper half of the lower body, the leg curl machine is designed to help work the hamstrings.  The leg curl machine has a bench where the user lies flat on their stomach and has a weighted bar over their legs. To properly use this machine, you should start with your legs straight and then bend your knees toward your body, pushing against the resistance of the weighted bar.

3. Leg Extension

As you may have figured out, machines with the word “leg” in their name was great for working out your legs. Each of these machines targets a different part of the leg though, with the leg extension targeting the quadriceps. These machines are distinguished by their slight angled seats (100 degrees from the back to the seat opposed to the 90 degree angle for normal seats) and a weighted resistance. To properly use this machine, you would sit on the seat with your knees bent and slowly raise your leg against the resistance of the weighted bar.

4. Fitness Bike

In addition to strength machines, many cardio machines also provide great workouts for your leg. In addition to burning tons of calories, exercise bikes use nearly every part of your leg. To properly use an exercise bike, you sit on it and pedal to your heart’s content. Your quads are being worked out for the downward portion of pedaling while your hamstrings are being used for the upward motion. The calf muscles are also used for the pushing and pulling motion of pedaling.

5. Elliptical 

Elliptical machines are one of the most popular machines in the gym and luckily they’re also great for working your lower body. Elliipticals are awesome at working your hamstrings and even more so if your elliptical allows you to increase incline or even use the machine backwards. The quadriceps are also used when working out on an elliptical when you leg straightens.

No matter what workout goal you’re trying to accomplish, remember that your legs can play a vital part in nearly every exercise you do. It is important to strengthen them and make sure they can handle the load. You have plenty of choices at the gym but if you ever need any more help or tips, feel free to contact us.

What is a Power Rack and Why You Need One

A power rack (also known as a power cage, squat rack, squat cage and a myriad of other combinations of the word power, cage and squat) is one of the most inexpensive yet invaluable pieces of gym equipment that any home gym or commercial gym can benefit from. The power rack is underrated and underutilized, mostly because people don’t know what it is or how to use it. If you’re a big fan of fitness and enjoy relishing in the pain of others, you’ve mostly likely looked up gym fails and watched barbells drop on people. While at times hilarious, these common accidents can easily be prevented by the usage of a power rack.

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What is it?

A power rack is a pretty simple looking machine with four vertical bars and two movable horizontal bars used to catch barbells. Many power racks also come with additional horizontal bars to perform chin ups and pull ups on in addition to barbell exercises. They are usually wide enough for a person to easily fit inside, along with a fitness bench.

How to use it?

Bench Press:

The most common way to use a power rack for a bench press is to slide a fitness bench under it and adjust the bars or catcher to just around 6 to 8 inches away from full extension. Unrack your barbell and a few more weights on than normal. Put the barbell on the safety and this now allows you to lift heavier weights to full extension. As you build more strength, gradually lower the safety (or catcher) as you build more strength.

Now you can lift even heavier weights that will gradually help you build strength without the risk of a bar crushing your chest. By working this way, you can have assistance getting over the weakest part of your bench press.

Squats:

Power racks are also called squat cages because they are a great tool in getting out of the bottom portion of your rep. You should place the safeties where the bottom of your squat usually is. Place the bar on the safeties, lower yourself, and lift the bar like in a normal squat. Lower yourself and gently set the bar back on the safety. By using a squat cage in this manner, you can prevent injuries commonly associated with squatting.

Deadlifts:

Another great way to use your power rack is for training on the deadlift. Your body can benefit greatly from starting the exercise at different angles and building strength in different muscles. To do this, first set your safety to the lowest it can go. Deadlift from this height and slowly raise the safety one level up after each rep of five deadlifts. This will help you train for every level of your deadlift.

This is only touching the surface of the many uses of the amazing squat cage! If you would like more information feel free to contact us with any questions. We have plenty of power cages and fitness benches in stock, many of which are not listed on our site so be sure to give us a call or shoot us an e-mail.

Difference between commercial gym equipment and home gym equipment

A question that comes up often is why should customers buy commercial grade gym equipment over home gym equipment. To differentiate, home gym equipment is generally found in many of the big chain retail stores such as Walmart, Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods among many others. Commercial grade gym equipment is usually a little more difficult to come by because it is primarily sold to gyms, clubs and other athletic institutions. Luckily, since most commercial gym equipment is on a two to three year lease, it is sold to buyback companies, like Primo Fitness, who then sells it to consumers like you. When browsing around for used gym equipment, it is important to know the differences in order to choose the best option for you.

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1. Price

The first difference that consumers notice between units of the same model is the difference in price. If consumers are on an extremely tight budget but still want a gym machine for the home, a home unit would be recommended. A home gym unit is usually around half of the cost of a commercial grade gym machine and can easily be found at large retailers. In the case of gym equipment though, the old adage of “you get what you pay for” rings true in terms of other factors.

2. Durability

The primarily reason for the difference in cost between home units and commercial grade units is durability. It is pretty logical once you think about it. Commercial units are generally found in gyms, which are open 24 hours a day, so they are designed for around the clock constant usage. These gym machines are made with much higher quality material and are built extremely durable. A typical commercial grade gym machine is built to withstand dozens of different runners per day for hours a day for years and years. If a consumer were to bring a commercial fitness machine home, they would be hard pressed to do any significant damage or have to ever replace it for tens of years.

3. Power Usage

Due to have to run 24 hours a day, most commercial gym machines have different electrical requirements than home units. Most commercial premium treadmills for example require a special dedicated outlet for usage. Be sure to ask your retailer about these requirements when considering a unit that was previously in a gym. Power usage is also an important factor to consider when thinking about the electricity bill.

4. Previous usage

Most home units come in the box completely brand new which people really enjoy compared to most commercial units that come used. Not all commercial grade units come from gym though if a consumer is worried about previous heavy usage. Here at Primo Fitness, for example, we buy machines that were used for only one or two hours at demonstrations at fitness expos and we sell it back to our consumers for thousands off full retail price. Consumers should also keep in mind that by going to the gym, they’re using used fitness equipment also, but here we wipe them own and thoroughly clean them.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to buy a new home gym machine or a used commercial grade gym machine, so be sure to do heavy research before going out and buying one. Make sure to give your retailer a call and ask questions in order to know which machine is right for you. You can always contact us if you have any other questions!

5 Benefits of Using a Stepper or Stepmill

One of the most iconic cinematic fitness moments is Rocky Balboa’s training montage and the final scene of him running up the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Although a little overdramatic, Rocky did have the right idea in mind for training. Running up and down stairs can be extremely beneficial in a variety of ways. But before elaborating on the benefits, let’s first define what a stepmill is. A stepmill generally has three revolving steps that are attached to a belt. There are generally different resistance levels to increase the difficulty of workouts. Many of them also come with handles for balance, but it isn’t necessary to use them. If you’re looking for a high quality stepmill, it is best to buy from the trusted StairMaster brand. A stepper is a little different from a stepmill but offers many similar benefits. Many steppers simulate climbing stars with alternating foot platforms that raise and lower your legs. Now on to the benefits:

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1.       It’s low impact

Using a stepmill or a stepper has significantly less impact on your body than running on a treadmill. Although running is also a wonderful way to get cardio, the high intensity may start to cause strain on the knee due to the high impact caused by your feet hitting the ground. You also have the benefit of moving at slower speeds without sacrificing too much cardio, if any, since you’re always on an incline and each step actually burns more calories than walking.

2.       It burns the calories

Contrary to popular belief, just because an exercise is low impact doesn’t mean that it doesn’t burn as many calories. Using a stepmill or a stepper actually burns more calories because you have to lift your entire body weight with every step you take. This allows for a higher rate of calories burned and less time spent working out with the same amount, if not more, results as other exercises.

3.       Tones the lower body

A stepmill or stepper uses nearly every muscle in the lower body. By consistently using the machine and repeatedly training, you can tone your calves, hamstrings, gluteal muscles and quadriceps. Many women are afraid of becoming big and bulky by working out, but fortunately the stepmill/stepper is perfect for building lean muscle while also burning fat. Nearly all machines come with resistance options to increase and decrease difficulty which allows users of all fitness levels to be able to use the machine.

4.       Avoid Faceplants

This may seem like a minor benefit, but the psychological benefits of knowing that you won’t be falling flat on your face in the gym is wonderful. It allows you to work out more intensely without fear of injury. This is the case because most steppers/stepmills come with arms/rails on the side of the machine for stability. While many other machines also come with these handrails, using the handrail on a stepper does not allow you to “cheat” which helps keep your workouts efficient.

5.       Helps train natural movements

Moving up an incline is a very natural action in many fitness routines. Consistently using a stepmill or stepper to workout will help train your core and allows you to hike and climb more efficiently. It also increases your overall stamina and endurance so nearly every activity throughout your day will be easier for you. Also, it’ll allow you to dramatically run up office stairs at a quicker rate.

Now that you’ve read up on all the benefits of the wonderful steppers and stepmachines, you’re probably wondering where you can buy such an amazing machine for a low price. Fortunately, Primo Fitness sells commercial grade used stepmills and used stair steppers for wholesale prices. So check them out today and reap all the great benefits!

5 Ways to Workout at Work (Without Anyone Noticing)

8 hours in the office, 1 hour in traffic and 8 hours sleeping doesn’t leave much time to pump your weights or get your cardio on. There is no doubt that office butt is an epidemic, but there are many ways to battle the workday slump. There’s a reason that many people go home sore and exhausted after work, even if they’re not moving much or at all. Standing still on your feet for long hours or sitting motionless camped out in your cubicle can be brutal for your body. To combat these symptoms, short but effective exercises throughout your day can help immensely. If you’re running low on time to head to the gym, there’s no reason why you can’t get some quality mini-workouts in throughout your day. Here are some great ways to get in shape in your office without looking too ridiculous (although getting into shape is never ridiculous!).

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1. Calf Lifts: Constantly sitting down and not moving can cause your calf muscles to tighten, causing discomfort. Calf lifts are a great, low impact way to strengthen and tone your calf muscles. This exercise can easily be done right at your desk. Here are instructions on how to do a calf lift:

  1. Stand up straight and either grasp a wall, a chair or your desk for balance. Your feet should be positioned parallel with your hips.
  2. Raise your heels until you’re on your tiptoes, like a ballerina, and try to balance the weight on the balls of your feet. Hold this position for 30 seconds to a minute and then lower yourself slowly.
  3. Repeat this 15 times per set and try to complete three sets. Or as many as your break allows you.

2. Wall Sits: Most conventional work places have walls, which is great because one is necessary for this exercise. Wall sits, or wall squats, are amazing for working out your quadriceps and hamstrings.

  1. Find a wall and have your back flat against it, with your feet out in front of you. Slowly begin to slide down the wall until your knees create a 90 degree angle (or less if you’re not quite ready for that yet).
  2. Hold onto this pose for as long as possible (20 to 60 seconds is recommended) and then return back to standing position. Repeat until the burn is felt.

3. Desk Push Ups: Using your own body weight to do strength training is a wonderful method when weights and dumbbells are not readily available (which is the case at most offices). While it may look a little odd to just drop the floor and start doing conventional pushups, desk pushups are a great alternative.

  1. Stand a few feet away from your desk. Place your palms on the edge of your desk so that they are parallel to your shoulder.
  2. Lower yourself until you reach the edge of your desk and push yourself back up.

4. Sitting Leg Raise: If you’re a little shy about exercising at work, the seated leg raise is perfect for you. Sometimes standing up at your desk isn’t an option but this isometric exercise can be done while sitting down behind your desk.

  1. Straighten one leg out and hold the pose for 5 or 10 seconds.
  2. Slowly lower the leg, but don’t let your feet touch the ground.
  3. Repeat with the other leg or with both legs if you’re feeling adventurous.

5. Cubicle Cardio: Although this isn’t one specific exercise, these are some tips on doing the little things that can really add up over time and contribute to your cardio workout.

  1. Tapping your toes may seem insignificant, but some studies have shown that you can burn up to 350 calories a day by fidgeting. So turn on some tunes and get to tapping.
  2. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator is a simple solution to increasing your daily cardio. The incline of going upstairs is great for your heart health.
  3. Walking is low impact but helps the metabolism get pumping. Instead of e-mailing your coworker, walk to him/her. Instead of browsing on your phone during a break, take a gentle stroll around the block.

These are just a fraction of secretive exercises that can be done in the privacy of your office. But exercise isn’t something to be ashamed of. Talk to your boss and coworkers and rally them up for office exercises. Get a basketball hoop in the parking lot, have a weekly one hour yoga session in the conference room, ask the CEO to consider installing a gym (because there are plenty of options for wholesale used gym equipment) or just buying a used elliptical, used exercise bike, or used treadmill for the office. There are endless possibilities to working out at work!

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.

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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

Life Fitness 95X Achieve Elliptical CrosstrainerLife Fitness 95X Achieve Elliptical Console

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

Life Fitness 95R Acheive consoleLife Fitness 95R Achieve Recumbent Bike Console 

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

Life Fitness 95R Engage Lifecycle Recumbent BikeLife Fitness 95R Engage Recumbent Bike Console

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

Life Fitness 95C Achieve ConsoleLife Fitness 95C Achieve Upright Bike Console

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

lifefitness-Inspire-7-Console1.jpgLife Fitness 95C Inspire Upright Bike Console

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
 

life-fitness-platinum-engage-15-console1.jpgLife Fitness 95C Engage Upright Bike Console

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

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