Archive | Cardio Fitness Equipment

Cardio fitness equipment is an absolute necessity for any inspiring gym owner to invest in. Cardio is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle as it is the most efficient way to burn fat, one of the universal goals of fitness. From the simplest treadmill to the advanced stairmaster and every piece in between, each cardio piece offers something different in function and form. What all of them have in common, however, is the ability to get the heart pumping and body sweating.

Primo Fitness has all varieties of cardio fitness equipment available at our warehouse. We have different models for treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes (both upright and recumbent), indoor cycles, stepmills, stairmasters, and more, all from the most trusted brands in the fitness industry. Choose from manufacturers such as Life Fitness, Precor, Cybex, Technogym, Keiser, Schwinn, Matrix, and much more. All of our equipment pieces are thoroughly inspected to guarantee quality and safety. Come by our warehouse today and pick out the best piece for you!

How to put together a gym package

There are literally thousands of different options when it comes to used gym equipment, so putting together a good package for your gym can be quite the Herculean task. Every gym is built differently, not only in size but also in atmosphere and customer base, which can play a factor in choosing the correct equipment. Here are some key aspects of your gym that you should consider first before looking for equipment.

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Size of Facility:

The type of fitness equipment a gym purchases is highly dependent on how large the facility is.

Smaller Gyms:

A smaller gym would tend to lean toward all-in-one machines with a small footprint, such as a functional trainer or the Precor AMT, which can serve the functions of other machines. This ensures that the gym-goers can work on all their body parts even in a smaller sized gym.

Larger Gyms:

Larger gyms with more floor space may want to steer clear of all-in-one machines. While they are great for gyms with limited space, people tend to spend more time on them, creating lines for machines. Long lines and waiting for machines cause frustration and can upset your customer base. If your gym has adequate space, then you should opt for single station machines. Allowing gym goers to work on machines that target a specific body part will create less traffic as customers have more machines to choose from.

Customer Base/Location:

There is no one-size-fits-all for gym packages and in addition to the size of the gym, gym owners need to be aware of their target market. For example, if you are in a higher income area then your customer base will most likely expect newer machines with touchscreens or connectivity features. While these machines do cost more, you can compensate by charging higher membership fees. Gyms in lower income areas would most likely not benefit from opting for higher end equipment but rather durable and fundamentally sound equipment in order to keep membership fees down. Before buying equipment for your new potential gym, it is absolutely vital to scout the surrounding area and even other businesses in the vicinity.

Which Cardio Equipment to Buy:

When it comes to cardio, variety is key to a successful gym. While most cardiovascular machines accomplish the same goal of burning calories, people do have preferences for machines.

Treadmills: A successful gym will definitely have at least one treadmill. Treadmills are the most popular fitness equipment due to the calorie burning potential and simplicity of use. Every gym should be equipped with at least two of these no matter your size.

Elliptical Crosstrainers: The second most popular machine at the gym. Every gym, no matter the size, should have at least one elliptical in their lineup for people who wish to have a low-impact cardio workout.

Bikes: Exercise bicycles are also relatively easy to use and low impact, so including both an upright and recumbent bike (if your gym has adequate room) can also help tremendously in shortening the lines for the treadmills and ellipticals. Indoor cycles are also highly popular and very cost effective so buying a few of them would definitely be a great idea. If you can acquire about 10 or 20 indoor cycles, you can hold spinning classes which can generate some additional revenue.

Steppers/Stepmills: Also called StairMasters (in reference to the company that popularized them), steppers and stepmills are on the lower end of the popularity spectrum for gym equipment which is unfortunate because they offer so many benefits. If you are low on space and capital, you can afford to go without a stepper/stepmill.

What Strength Machines to Buy:

Functional Trainers: As we’ve previously stated, functional trainers are essential for smaller gyms or personal training studios because of their versatility. If you are limited on floor space, one functional trainer can take the place of around 10 single station machines.

Plate-loaded equipment: Plate-loaded single station machines are perfect for mid-sized gyms and gyms that cater toward the more “hardcore” customer base. Plate-loaded equipment is much cheaper than single stations because you only need to buy one set of plates that can be transferred from machine to machine. The downside is that your clients need to be strong enough to carry around those plates and it can be time consuming. If you have high traffic, plate loaded machines are not recommended.

Selectorized equipment: Larger and high end gyms should definitely invest in selectorized gym equipment. Selectorized equipment does not use weight plates and all the weight stacks are built in, which allows for more simple and efficient use. Adjustments can also be done without leaving the machine so usage time will be shorter and allows traffic to keep flowing.

Keep in mind that these are just general guidelines and every gym is different. While you are free and encouraged to put together your own gym packages, the experienced crew at Primo Fitness can do all that for you! If you would like us to put together a package for your gym, fill out our gym package request form!

StairMaster Stepmill SM5 Review

The StairMaster Stepmills have always been one of the most intense cardio workouts in the gym and the new StairMaster Stepmill SM5 is no different. Specifically, we will be reviewing the SM5 Stepmill with the D-1 Two Window LCD Console.

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The StairMaster brand has been around since the 1980s and is well known for their innovative stepmills that help to simulate the stair-climbing experience without the high impact and damage to the joints. If you want to know the benefits of a stepper or stepmill, we’ve previously posted a blog post about what these machines can do for you and your fitness. In summary, they help you shed the pounds while also toning and strengthening your muscles.

The StairMaster is biomechanically designed to ensure correct movement and protect the most common stress points like the joints and knees. Each one-piece pedal offers extraordinary comfort and support. The SM5 Stepmill also has an electronically-controlled alternator which regulates the pedal descent speed to create a smooth and comfortable movement.

The StairMaster SM5 Stepmill comes equipped with a 2 window backlit LCD display, which StairMaster dubs the D-1 Console. The easy to read LCD console displays workout statistics and comes with 10 preprogrammed workout routines for all your strength and cardiovascular needs. The StairMaster SM5 Stepmill also comes with a plethora of bells and whistles that will make your fitness experience that much more enjoyable. Features include an iPod charging cable, reading rack, water-bottle holder and easily accessible accessory rack so you can convenient enjoy a good book or listen to some great music.

Before you buy this unit, please note that the commercial grade model (which we sell) has a recommended ceiling clearance of 10 feet opposed to the home unit which only has a recommended ceiling clearance of eight feet. If you are a fan of any of the other StairMaster stepmills, you’ll love this new and improved unit.

If you’re in the market for one, luckily we just received a large shipment! Check them out on our website: StairMaster SM5 Stepmill

New Year’s Resolution Sale

DSC_1261It has been nearly three weeks since New Year’s and the resolutions have begun and it’s almost a guarantee that many of them have been broken. The initial spark of motivation and the “New Year, new me” mentality is beginning to dull. Many have been discouraged by the crowds and lines at the gym which has put a halt to their weight loss journey. Another factor which may be hindering people on their fitness journey is the effort needed to get to the gym. If you find yourself making excuses because the gym is too crowded or parking is too hard to find, the best way to keep your resolutions is to buy fitness equipment for your home. “But that’s way too expensive!” you might be saying. Not to worry because Primo Fitness is always looking out for people on their path to fitness. You’ll be able get the exact same machines you’ll use at the gym for a fraction of the price at our New Year’s Resolution sale. We’ve highlighted a few pieces here.

Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer

We talk a lot about the Preocr AMT 100i on this blog and for good reason. It is basically a ridiculously versatile elliptical because it can adapt to different stride lengths on the fly. It’s extremely popular at the gyms so that usually means there’s a long line behind it. Unfortunately buying this machine brand new is probably not an option due to its retail price tag of $8,595. Fortunately, you can get this innovative machine in great working condition for only $2,199. That is 75% off the original retail price.

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Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle

We’ve previously rated the Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle as the best premium indoor cycle but luckily there’s a great way to buy it without the premium price. If you want the basically brand new M3 Plus version, you’ll still save a few hundred dollars with our price of $1395. If you like the bike and are perfectly fine with the handlebars in their default position, the amazingly cost effective way to own this premium bike is by purchasing the non-plus used Keiser M3 cycle for only $595.

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StairMaster 7000PT Blue Face Console Stepmill

We’ve previously reviewed this model, so feel free to read our take on the StairMaster 7000PT Blue Face Console Stepmill. In summary, it’s a great machine for low impact yet high calorie burning cardio. You can get the Rocky workout right in the comfort of your own home for the bargain price of $1499!

These are just a few of the items we have on sale that will help you clear the path to your fitness goals.

 

 

Which Spin Bike or Indoor Cycle is Best?

The explosion of popularity in spinning and indoor cycling has encouraged many of the top fitness brands to enter the market with their own variation of the indoor cycle. With such a plethora of different options, all from quality brands such as Star Trac, Matrix, Kesier, etc., consumers face the daunting task trying to choose which model is right for them. Depending on the budget and features, the best indoor bike varies from person to person. The increase in popularity has also caused many cycling class to be filled to capacity and the New Years rush certainly isn’t helping. The best way to combat this problem is to purchase your own spin bike. We have compiled what we believe to be the best bike in different categories.

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Best Spin Bike for a Budget:

Star Trac NXT Spinner Bike

One of the few true “spin bikes” from Star Trac (Star Trac and Mad Dog Athletics have licensed the term spin bike so all others are called indoor cycles or indoor bikes), the Star Trac NXT Spinner Bike is the best bang for your buck if you are on a budget. The Star Trac NXT Spinner Bike is currently on sale on Primo Fitness for only $499, which is far less than the retail price of $1695.

With a commercial grade unit, durability is top notch so you don’t have to worry about repairs or anything. Occasional maintenance is all it requires and online guides can help you do it on your own. The NXT’s fame is also made of heavy duty aluminum which is rust and corrosion resistant.

Just because it is low budget does not mean that it is lacking in any significant way. The Star Trac NXT delivers on all the important features such as seat adjustability and water bottle holders.

If you are looking for a great and fundamentally sound commercial grade bike, the Star Trac NXT Spinner Bike is easily your best choice.

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Best Bike for a Realistic Ride Experience:

Schwinn A.C. Performance Plus Indoor Cycle

It is unsurprising that Schwinn, world renowned manufacturer of outdoor cycles, has created an indoor cycle that perfectly replicates the feeling of riding outdoors. This is accomplished by the chain-drive system and extra-large flywheel which allows for the resistance to be adjusted in continuous increments. By adjusting on the fly, riders can simulate riding on an undulating hill and various other road conditions.

The flexible saddle is adjustable which will allow the rider to adjust for maximum comfort. The handlebars can also be adjusted to recreate an outdoor cycle riding experience. For a more detailed review on the Scwinn A.C. Performance plus indoor cycle, you can read our previous blog post here.

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Best High End Indoor Cycle:

Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle

At first glance, it’s easy to tell that the Keiser M3 Plus indoor cycle is a premium level indoor cycle. The distinctive aluminum frame is extremely eye-catching and the design is sleek and minimalistic.

The M3 Plus also has adjustable handlebars, which are essential for riders who are a little shorter or have shorter arms who found it difficult to reach the handlebars on the original M3.

The Keiser M3 Plus boasts the great magnetic braking system. The magnetic braking system is not only ridiculously smooth but is also very quiet.

Another feature that makes this a great premium bike is the advanced built-in computer. You can track statistics such as heart rate, power output, odometer/trip distance, resistance level, pedaling time and revolutions per minute.

These are only a few of the many indoor cycle options but we feel that these models are the top of their class. Overall, the best way to find the perfect fit is to try out as many models as you can! If you are in the Orange County area, you can luckily do this by stopping by our warehouse. Read more about our fitness equipment warehouse in Orange County!

Difference between the StairMaster SM916 Stepmill and StairMaster 7000PT Stepmill

We’ve previously reviewed the other highly popular stepmill, the StairMaster 7000PT stepmill, so we thought it would be helpful to detail everything that’s going on with the newer StairMaster SM916 stepmill and see how they compare. While it has yet to usurp the stepmill throne from the 7000PT, the SM916 is fully equipped to take the title of best stepmill on the market sooner than later.

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For general benefits of stepmills, please read our previous blog post. All of these great benefits apply to both stepmills. No matter which model you use, you will get a high quality stepmill that will provide you a great low impact cardio workout.

In terms of measurements both the 7000PT and the SM916 are nearly identical to one another. They are both 29 by 78 by 50 inches (W x H x D) and would require at least a 10 foot ceiling in order to safely use the machine. StairMaster again delivers their patented revolving staircase system to simulate real stair climbing. The 7000PT and the SM916 both have eight inch tall steps and are adjustable from 24 to 162 steps her minutes.

One of the primary differences is the number of programs that are built into each stepmill. While both have 20 resistance levels, the 7000PT only has 6 programs built in while the SM916 has a whopping ten. They also both have a backlit LCD display and the SM916 also has the option to attach a 15 inch television. The StairMaster SM916 stepmill also has Polar-compatible heart rate monitoring.

Aesthetically, the SM916 stepmill is more streamlined with softer edges and less blockiness. Although it provides the same fundamental workout as the 7000PT, there is a new improved quieter step design which improves the fluidity of the stepping motion. Cushions have also been added for the joints. The console is also newly improved and is much easier to read and the handrails have also been tweaked to be easier to grab.

While the SM916 is definitely an improvement over the 7000PT, you cannot go wrong with either one. We highly endorse both stepmills if you’re looking for a quality cardiovascular workout.

What are low impact exercises?

Everyone has to start somewhere on their fitness journey and with the New Year here, many are taking their first steps toward better health. It is important to remember to that you have to learn how to walk before you run, which is a great metaphor here because that is literally what you should do. Beginners to working out should definitely begin with low-impact exercises and work up to high-impact ones. We’ll define what low impact exercises are and give you suggestions on some great ones to get you started.

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What is a low impact exercise?

Most fitness experts define a low impact exercise as an exercise where one foot is always on the ground. Low impact exercises are great for lowering impact and damage to your joints. These exercises are designed to help you avoid highly impactful actions such as jumping and running. If you are just beginning to work out or are rehabbing from an injury, a low impact workout is highly recommended. The downside is that in general, low impact exercises are less intense and burn less calories than their high impact counterparts. We have listed some of our favorite low impact exercises.

  1. Treadmill walking

The treadmill is no longer just for running. Walking is a great way to get some cardio without putting too much stress on your body. For a little more advanced workout, if your treadmill has an incline setting you can try uphill walking to burn more calories and gradually build more endurance and strength.

  1. Using a stepmill or stepper

We’ve previously discussed the merit of using of a stepper or stepmill and one of them was that it is low impact. If your treadmill does not have an incline function, a stepmill or stepper will serve the same function. One foot is always on the step so there is no strain on your knees. It is also a great calorie burner because each step is at an incline.

  1. Rowing

Rowing machines are sort of a mix between a cardio and a strength machine but it is also low impact so your joints are safe. The rowing machine simulates the act of rowing a boat so it’s also great if you don’t have a rowboat and a lake nearby. Rowing is not only a workout for your arms, but also for your core and legs. It is a great low impact calorie burning activity.

  1. Using an elliptical machine

Elliptical crosstrainers are the other extremely popular cardio machines and for good reason. Your body weight is supported by the machine instead of your joints so there is much less strain on them. If you use an elliptical with movable arms, you can get a total body workout and burn more calories with low impact.

  1. Cycling

Both outdoor and indoor cycling are wonderful low impact ways to get into shape or stay in shape. Since both of your feet away always on the pedal (hopefully) there’s very minimal impact on your joints, hence why many recovering athletes utilize exercise bikes before they return to the treadmill.

It’s tempting to you hit the floor running when you’re trying to get in shape, but remember that you should slowly work up to higher intensity and impactful exercises. Even when you’re at that level, it is wise to mix it up occasionally and add in both low impact and high impact exercises to your workout routine. Once you’re ready to start your fitness journey, check out some of the low impact gym equipment you’ve read about on our website!

Black Friday Sale 2014 – Used Gym Equipment

Black Friday is right around the corner but the deals for Primo Fitness begin right now. We have selected a wide range of equipment that encompasses every fitness category. We’ll highlight every deal so far on our sale page and break down each piece of equipment.

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Cybex 530T Treadmill

We’ve previously reviewed the Cybex 530T treadmill so we will keep it brief. The 530T is one of the most fundamentally sound, durable and easy to use treadmills on the market today. For $599 you will not find a better commercial grade treadmill with all the features that this treadmill has. It comes equipped with safety features, heart-rate monitoring and tons of different workout programs.

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Precor AMT 100i Elliptical Crosstrainer

There’s not much more that can be said about the Precor AMT 100i that hasn’t been already said, including in this review we wrote. In summary, the Precor AMT is one of the most popular, if not THE most popular fitness machine on the market. Its popularity comes in its versatility. The Precor AMT is has to the ability to adapt to your stride on the fly. It can take the place of both a traditional elliptical and a stepper.

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Livestrong Matrix Indoor Cycle

Livestrong and Matrix have teamed up to deliver a great indoor cycle that is designed to simulate outdoor riding techniques and train for competitions. It has a road-inspired adjustable LX7 drop handlebar for the most realistic feeling. It also has a dual speed pedal and cage designed with aluminum adjustment. It also has a water bottle holder and an additional option to add a computer for further fitness tracking. This Livestrong indoor cycle is one of the most solid indoor cycles around and is our $499 price point is highway robbery.

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FreeMotion Incline Trainer

The FreeMotion incline trainer is great for fitness beginners and veterans. With its inclining function, beginners can burn a decent amount of calories just by walking up a steeper incline, which helps to keep impact low on the joints. Fitness veterans can also increase the incline and run for a grueling and intense workout that will definitely push anyone to the limit.

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Life Fitness 91Xi Elliptical Crosstrainer

The Life Fitness 91Xi elliptical is a member of the Classic Series and is a great entry level elliptical for users of any experience level. This elliptical has movable arms which allows for a smooth total body cardiovascular workout. It is commercial grade so of course it is extremely durable. It also has a slew of features including low impact workouts, heart rate targeted workouts, interval training and many more.

These are just the machines currently highlighted in our sale. We will be adding more in the following week so stay tuned and check out the Black Friday Fitness Equipment Sale page often!

What Fitness Equipment is Best for Losing Weight?

Most people enter the world of fitness and exercise with the intention of losing weight so it is probably very important to know which exercise machines melt away the calories. We do also strongly recommend adding in strength and weight training to your routine in order to accelerate your weight loss. The more muscle you have, the more effectively you’ll be able to move and burn calories. We’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best cardio machines for fat burning.

1. Treadmills

Due to their simplicity, treadmills are great calorie burners for users of every fitness level. Treadmills utilize the natural movement of walking and running so there is no learning curve involved in using this machine. Running is also extremely effective for losing weight, which is further amplified if you don’t use the sidebars and bear your entire body weight. You can always go for a more intense workout by increasing the incline or by upping the speed.

2. Elliptical Crosstrainers

Elliptical crosstrainers offer many of the same benefits as a treadmill, except that it is low impact which can be a lifesaver if your knees aren’t in their primes. Ellipticals that have movable arms are also wonderful for weight loss because it allows for a full body workout.

3. Stepmills

It is no secret that we love the stepmill and all its benefits. What makes this machine a monster in terms of weight loss is that it requires you to support your entire body weight. Each step forces you to go into an incline and the act is lifting each leg up to each step is quite strenuous, meaning it is great for burning fat. Another added benefit of a stepmill is that is a low impact cardio machine, so there is less strain and wear and tear on your knee.

4. Indoor Cycle

The indoor cycle is a great machine for short, high intensity workouts. Indoor cycling classes generally follow interval training, where the rider alternates between periods of very high intensity, followed with a brief slow down period. These alternating intensities are great for weight loss but it isn’t for everyone. Interval training can be far more intense than traditional training, so make sure you can handle it before you attempt to jump straight into it. You can also take spin classes, which can motivate you to work even harder being alongside people with similar goals.

5. Rowing Machine

 Using a rowing machine is sort of a mix between cardio and strength training, which is great. What makes working out with a rowing machine so effective is that it is a total body workout. You’re engaging your arms, core and legs

These are the most effective machines for burning calories, but at the end of the day, the machine that works best for you will melt away the fat.

StairMaster 7000PT Stepmill Review

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Getting and staying in shape can be a difficult climb. Hence the irony of the fact that climbing a stepmill may be one of the best and most effective ways toward fitness. We’ve already covered the benefits of a stepmill so now we’re reviewing one of our favorite models and probably the most popular commercial stepmill in the game right now, the StairMaster 7000PT.

The StairMaster 7000PT is primarily used for intense cardiovascular and lower body workouts. Using this stepmill is almost identical to walking or running up a flight of  real stairs. There are three eight inch tall steps that revolve for an endless cycle of enjoyable stair climbing. It is also important to note that you should be at least over 100 pounds if you’re planning to use and purchase this machine. The steps may not move if you’re too light. Another note is that you should at least have a ten feet tall ceiling. If you’re a taller individual you will definitely need more space.

The new 7000PT also comes with a variety of features that weren’t available on the original stepmill. The main one being the different resistance levels and adjustable workout programs. It can go from 24 to 162 steps per minute for a wide range of fitness levels. There is also a backlit LED display which allows you to cycle through these different workouts. There is also a nationally recognized fitness test and a CPA Fire Fit test so you can gauge your fitness levels and improvement. The six included programs are quick start, manual, fat burner, calorie burner, speed intervals, heart rate zone trainer.

Other side features are heart rate monitoring, a reading rack, a water bottle holder and an accessory tray.

This is easily one of our favorite stepmills because it is also quite affordable. A commercial grade StairMaster 7000PT, which is extremely durable and will last an individual for a lifetime, will run you under two thousand dollars. The combination of an efficient design, different workout options and a variety of useful bells and whistles make this unit a must buy for stepmill enthusiasts.

Besides stepmills, we also have steppers, treadmills, elliptical crosstrainers, exercise bikes and a ton of strength equipment. Take a look at our commercial used fitness equipment today!

Best Gym Machines for Abs

Many people go the gym and workout with the sole dream of that flat stomach or those six-pack abs but aren’t sure of what machines or exercises can help them reach their goals. Besides aesthetics, strengthening your abs is great for your overall fitness. We have detailed what we believe to be the five best machines for working your abs.

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1. Cardio Machines

As we’ve detailed in our previous blog post, spot burning fat is not a real thing, so essentially any cardio machine would be great in helping you flatten your stomach. In order to see those six pack abs or flat stomach, you need to lower your body fat percentage by burning calories. All cardio machines are great if you’re putting enough effort into them. We’ve explained the pros and cons of each cardio machine, but at the end of the day you should pick the machine that you enjoy the most. If you want the maximum calories burned per minute rate though, a treadmill is usually your best bet.

2. Row Machine

Have you ever noticed that rowers usually have extremely ripped and toned bodies? This is because the rowing motion is amazingly effective for working out a variety of muscle groups, including the abs. More specifically, in addition to the abs, a rowing machine works the arms, back and chest. To increase effectiveness of the ab workout, remember to consciously keep them engaged when rowing. The rowing machine also doubles as a great cardio workout so this is one of the must have machines if you want to work out your abs.

3. Ab Bench

Also occasionally called sit-up machines or just benches, the ab bench is a fundamentally sound piece of equipment where you can perform a variety of ab-targeted exercises on. Your best bet would be to purchase an adjustable bench which will allow you adjust the incline and decline of the bench. From this, you can perform sit-ups, leg raises, crunches, etc.

These are just a few of the effective and affordable options when looking for fitness equipment that will give you the abs that you desire. With enough hard work and dedication, anyone can get the body they dream of.

5 Benefits of Elliptical Machines

The elliptical machine is easily one of the most popular machines in the gym, but does this machine truly merit the fame? Are people just mindlessly lining up behind the ellipticals because that’s the only thing they’ve ever known? Luckily, you don’t have to worry about the elliptical machines being all hype, because there are a variety of great benefits.

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1. It’s a low impact way to get cardio

Not everyone is an athletic beasts training to compete in fitness competitions and marathons, so it’s great to know that there are machines that are designed so that anyone of any fitness level and benefit from. For individuals with bone or joint conditions, the elliptical is a great choice because it’s low impact on the joints. Unlike the treadmill, your feet generally do not leave the floor on an elliptical so there is no harsh impact on your joints and bones.

2. It works your calf and hamstring muscles

A fun fact about elliptical machines is that may of them also go backwards. If you have ever tried moonwalking, you may have noticed that it utilizes different muscles than walking forward. The same concept is true of ellipticals that allow you to go backwards. While going forward on an elliptical will also work  your calf and hamstring muscles, backward movement will put more emphasis on these muscles.

3. It also works your gluteus maximus and hip muscles

The elliptical is a great machine to firm up your behind and get strength in your hips, which is important for basically any daily activity. While the gluteus maximus does get a lot of emphasis and attention in the fitness world, the external hip muscles are a little more under the radar. Using an elliptical is a great way to strengthen both of these very important muscles.

4. It’s a full body exercise

Another positive of an elliptical machine is that many of them have movable arms which allows for a full body workout. A full body workout not only burns more calories, but it also works to tone and firm the muscles in your arm. An elliptical with movable arms will not only work  your legs, but your chest, shoulders and arms also. This allows for a quick full body cardio workout.

5. Workouts are full customizable

This depends on the type of elliptical you have, but in general, most ellipticals have a variety of settings. The most common one being resistance.  Adjusting resistance will increase or decrease the level of difficulty to properly suit your goals. Many ellipticals also have built in workout routines which are tailored for whatever you are training for.

Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle Review

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The Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle is one of the best indoor cycles on the market today. Indoor cycles are all the rage right now, with many classes solely dedicated to getting great workouts on these bikes. There are dozens on the market with a wide range of prices, so a beginner may have a difficult time trying to choose the perfect one to bring home. If you’re looking for the high end, commercial grade indoor cycles, the Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle is a wonderful choice if your budget is a little higher.

Firstly, the M3 Plus has a very eye-catching and sleek design. It is very minimalist, eliminating any extraneous parts to create a pleasing design that is also functional. The minimal amount of parts also means that maintenance is very simple and swapping parts is a breeze. The main difference between the the M3 Plus and the M3 is that the M3 Plus has adjustable handle bars. This is extremely useful for riders who are a little shorter or have shorter arms and could not reach the handlebars on the original M3. The seat is adjustable and there is also a water bottle holder. The frame is also built to withstand up to 300 pounds.

The best feature on this indoor bicycle is, hands down, the magnetic braking system. This creates an extremely smooth feel that actually feels like you’re on a road bike. There are 24 resistance levels to simulate different uphill or downhill climbing.

The built-in computer is also on the more advanced end compared to the standard indoor cycle. The system can track such statistics as heart rate, power output, odometer/trip distance, resistance level, pedaling time and RPM (revolutions per minute).

Overall, if you are looking for a high end indoor bike with an advanced console built-in, the Keiser M3 Plus Indoor Cycle is your best option. We have them in stock at our website, Primo Fitness.

 

Difference between Elliptical and Crosstrainers

The terms elliptical and cross-trainers and even elliptical cross-trainers are tossed around frequently as if they are all referring to the same exercise machine, but these terms do have subtle differences and knowing them will surely help you when shopping for one. Although it should be noted that some people do use these terms interchangeably so it always helps to ask questions for clarification.

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What is an elliptical?

An elliptical is a cardio machine that is designed to be low impact and is used to simulate running, walking or stair climbing. They also usually have resistance settings to increase or decrease the intensity of your workout although this is not always the case. Ellipticals are also low impact because it keeps the foot in contact with the pedal, decreasing impact to the joints. The elliptical is the umbrella term for crosstrainers and elliptical crosstrainers. It is similar to the mushroom and fungi relationship which states that all mushroom are fungi but not all fungi are mushrooms. All crosstrainers are ellipticals but not all elliptcals are crosstrainers.

What is a crosstrainer?

Crosstrainers are a type of elliptical with one defining feature, movable arm handles. Elliptical crosstrainers are great for getting a full body workout because not only does it provide cardio and lower body movement, moveable arms also adds an upper body element to your workout. Another advantage of the elliptical crosstrainer over an elliptical without movable arms is the difficulty of the workout. While it is easy to slack off on an elliptical without movable arms by resting and putting weight on the arms, it is impossible to do so on a crosstrainer. This makes the workout more effective and more intense. If you’re just beginning though and want to have a lower intensity workout, an elliptical without movable arms could be your best bet.

We hope this has cleared up some confusion with the terms elliptical and crosstrainer. Now you can use your knowledge to shop for some ellipticals on our site!

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!

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!

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

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

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.

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