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The Best Cardio Machine For You

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A cardio machine is an excellent addition to a home gym, as it provides a way to get much needed cardio exercise without having to go outside. With so many different kinds of machines available, it can be a challenge deciding which one to run with. While we’ve recently looked at the benefits of treadmills in a previous post, ellipticals and stationary bikes are also viable options to be considered. Here is an evaluation on how each of these cardio machines stack up.  

Treadmills

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Pros:

  • Treadmills  offer plenty of options for users to customize their workouts, such as incline, speed, and specific training programs.
  • Replicate a natural form of running, so they have little to no learning curve.
  • Promote the most calorie burn compared to other cardio machines.
  • The high impact nature of a treadmill helps in promoting bone strength.

Cons:

  • Since a treadmill is high-impact, it can be potentially harmful on those with weak joints and ligaments.
  • Treadmills require little involvement from the upper body, so these muscle groups aren’t engaged.
  • Usually bulky and difficult to fit into tighter spaces
  • Treadmills usually cost more, and this goes up with their various additional features.

Ellipticals

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Pros:

  • Involve the upper body in its movement, so these muscle groups are active alongside the lower body.
  • Low impact, making it desirable for those with weaker joints.
  • Can be run in reverse, allowing it to target more lower body muscles than other machines.
  • Users often perceive that they are not working too hard, but in reality their bodies are working harder than they think they are.

Cons:

  • Not quite as beginner friendly as other machines, as the upper and lower body motions in unison might be a little tricky at first.
  • With less impact, it also means bones aren’t as strengthened as other machines.
  • The motion ellipticals require is not typically used in everyday life.
  • The spacing of elliptical steps might not fit well with a shorter or taller person’s stride.

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Pros

  • Takes up less room than other machines, so it can be more easily placed in areas with less space.
  • Usually regarded as the most comfortable, with different seating options depending on the model.
  • Users control how fast the bike works, which makes it a safer option than other machines.
  • Zero impact exercise, so they can be good choice for those recovering from injuries as many models offer support designed to help parts like the back and ankles

Cons

  • Bikes usually offer the least amount of calorie burn, partly due to no involvement from the upper body
  • Bikes force the majority of their stress on the knee, which is a common area for troublesome joints
  • Being in a seated position for a while can wind up making your rear end sore.
  • Improper form can actually harm user ability to use bikes effectively.

In the end, these are just a few of the factors to considering when picking out the ideal cardio machine, and the best cardio machine is the one that you like using the most and will thus encourage you to use it to improve your cardio. If you have any questions, our team is more than happy to answer any questions you might have!

 

Technogym Synchro 700 Excite Review with touchscreen console

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace and the fitness industry isn’t immune to this trend. Technogym, as their name implies, prides themselves on their cutting edge gym equipment loaded with the latest technology. One of their defining models is their Tehcnogym Synchro 700 Excite elliptical crosstrainer. While there are many commercial grade elliptical on the market, Technogym separates itself from the pack with the latest in gym and entertainment technology.

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The Technogym Excite 700 elliptical is powered by a rear drive trajectory and belt driven system that ensures a smooth and impact-free movement which is the main draw of the elliptical. Treadmills are high impact machines and can put strain on the joints if used frequently, so an elliptical is a great low-impact choice for cardiovascular exercise. Compared to other elliptical crosstrainers, you’ll notice that the two platforms where your foot rest are fairly close together. Technogym has designed the Excite 700 this way in order to ensure a natural posture.

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Technogym has also engineered their elliptical to be accommodating to users of all fitness levels. The difficulty level can be easily adjusted with the Fast Track Control which is independent from the display. The resistance levels are adjusted manually by two buttons on the elliptical. There are 25 different difficulty levels so any user can reap the full benefits of working out on this elliptical. The Technogym 700 Excite also comes with built in fitness programs such as quick start, CHR, training zone, weight loss and customizable profiles.

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The display on our Synchro 700 Excite elliptical crosstrainers are the latest from Technogym. These consoles are fully touchscreen with a plethora of features and options. Most importantly, the display has all the essential readouts such as heart-rate and calories burned. There is a heart-rate monitor built right into the handgrip to track progress. This console is also Wellness compatible meaning that users can watch TV, control his/her iPod or even listen to the radio while working out.

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This is a top of the line cutting edge elliptical crosstrainer that not only delivers optimal performance but the latest in technology. We have a few of these units available for sale at the blowout price of $699. There is no more affordable option if you want a neat little touchscreen built into your commercial grade elliptical. The Technogym 700 Excite Synchro elliptical crosstrainer is a great choice for users of all levels.

Difference between the Precor AMT 100i, AMT 835 and AMT 885

If you’ve ever used a Precor AMT at your gym, you’ll know why they’re so popular. It’s not quite an elliptical, because it’s much more than that. For many, the elliptical is an effective exercise machine for low impact cardio, but it can get tedious doing the same repetitive motion for the entire duration of a workout. If you’re looking to invest and purchase your own AMT, you’ll see that there are generally three main models out on the market, the Precor AMT 100i, Precor AMT 835 and Precor AMT 885. While on a superficial level they may look extremely similar, there are subtle differences that set these machines apart. We’ll go through every aspect step by step so you can decide which model is right for you.

Precor AMTs

What is an AMT?

AMT stands for Adaptive Motion Trainer which, coincidentally, is what the Precor AMTs do. Contrary to any other elliptical on the market, there is no delay or manual adjustment needed to adjust your stride. The machine adapts to your stride both in speed and motion on-the-fly which allows you to perform unique workout without unnecessary breaks. Every model of the AMT also comes with an integrated stride dial which displays which muscles you’re working. This changes as you alter your stride length.

Another great aspect about the AMT that not every other elliptical has is the contralateral arm movement. It moves in sync with your legs to create a natural unison between your arm and leg movements, also allowing you to get a total body workout. These features are all present in every model of the AMT, so let’s move on to the differences.

Stride Length

All AMTs are created to adapt to people of all shapes and sizes. The original AMT 100i has an adaptive stride length from zero to 27 inches. The Precor AMT 835 and 885 have improved upon this with a wider range of zero to 36 inches. Unlike the 100i, the 835 and 885 also have something called a stride height. This is adjustable from 6.8 to 10 inches to allow an easier transition on and off the platform.

Dual Action

This is a fancy term for providing both an upper body and lower body workout. All models of the AMT include this but Precor has stated that they have worked with a Western Washington University biomechanics lab to further improve upon this in the later iterations of the AMT. They have optimized the AMT to work with varying fitness sizes and levels from 5% size female to the 95% male user.

Foot Pedals

On all AMT models, the foot pedals have toe caps on them to ensure optimal muscle usage. Precor not only powder-coats the machines once, but twice in order to apply a rust resistant undercoat to provide additional support to the cosmetic topcoat steel frame.

Consoles

The console type is easily the largest and most apparent difference between the Precor AMT 100i, Precor AMT 835 and Precor AMT 885 models. While these consoles can be modified to fit other models, we’ll go with the models most commonly seen on each model.

The Precor AMT 100i and 935 generally come equipped with the P30 consoles. This is a large 15 inch LED display panel with tactile dome keys, a quick start button, motion controls and even a numerical pad.

The Precor 885 on the other hand generally comes equipped with the top of the line P80 console, which is a 15 inch LCD capacitive touch screen. While all units come with accessories holders for a water bottle, reading communication devices and portable music player, only the P80 comes with an iPod/iPhone docking station.

Fitness Tracking

Each console comes with electronic readouts on a variety of workout metrics, including minimum calories burned, % of workout completed, resistance level distance strides, heart rate and much more. All AMTs come with handheld heart rate sensors located on the handlebars. The AMT 835 and AMT 885 have increased accurate heart rate monitoring from the AMT 100i.

A small quirk that should be noted is maximum workout time. With the AMT 100i it was 240 minutes then became unlimited with the AMT 835. The AMT 885 restricted maximum workout time to 120 minutes.

Dimensions

  • Precor AMT 100i: 74 x 28 x 69 inches, Total weight: 445 lbs
  • Precor AMT 835: 80 x 35 x 69 inches, Total weight: 412 lbs
  • Precor AMT 885: 80 x 35 x 73 inches, Total weight: 422 lbs

We hope that we’ve cleared up some confusion between these great AMTs. You can’t go wrong with any model; it all depends on your preference and budget. Of course, the earlier models are far more cost effective than the newer top of the line AMT. Whichever you choose, have peace of mind knowing that we have them all in stock!

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.

Keiser M3+ Spin Bike

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.

 

 

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.

Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Crosstrainer Review#

Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Crosstrainer Review#

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The Precor EFX 883 Elliptical Crosstrainer is one of the newer models of Precor ellipticals and it is easy to tell from its stylish modern design and technology in the elliptical.

One of the most important features when looking for gym equipment is adjustability and customizability. Everyone’s body is different and moves in different ways so it is absolutely vital that the machine you buy can adapt to what you want to do and how you want to move. If certain gym machines make you uncomfortable and cause you distress, you should adjust the settings on them. Luckily, the Precor EFX 883 elliptical uses Precor CrossRamp technology. This means that users can change stride motion (forward and backwards) from between 13 to 40 degrees. This elliptical allows the user to work a large variety of different muscles in their lower body by adjusting degree and stride direction.

The Precor 883 EFX elliptical crosstrainer has fixed handlebars for exercisers who are serious about working on their lower body. The elliptical is also designed to perfectly simulate natural running motion without the impact of actually running or running on a treadmill. The CrossRamp is also great for users of all fitness levels as there are 20 different settings to target different muscle groups or change difficulty.

Additional features include heart rate monitoring built into the handlebars for fitness tracking, P80 console and a variety of preset training programs.

If you’re looking for an extremely stylish and advanced elliptical, the Precor EFX 883 elliptical crosstrainer is a great choice.

Life Fitness Integrity Elliptical Review

The third in our series of Life Fitness Integrity machines is the Life Fitness Integrity Elliptical Crosstrainer. If you’re wondering what makes this Life Fitness Integrity elliptical so great, it would be wonderful to start off by reading about how ellipticals in general are great for comfortable low impact cardio.

What sets this model apart from many of the other ellipticals are the entertainment upgrades which is the signature of the Life Fitness Integrity series. The primary entertainment feature being iPod compatibility and integrated iPod/TV controls (if you choose to equip your unit with a television set.) This allows you to workout to your tunes and television without being interrupted trying to fiddle with out of reach controls.

The Life Fitness Integrity Elliptical is also able to offer a full body workout since it has movable arms. For fans of tracking, there are heart rate monitors built conveniently in the handlebars of the machine. There is also an option to have hands free heart rate monitoring, but this requires an optional chest strap. Another great feature is that these ellipticals are self-powered, so they are space saving and do not require electrical chords or outlets.

Another great feature is that there are a wide variety of workouts, including heart rate targeted workouts, fat burning workouts and hill climbing workouts among others. The Life Fitness Integrity Treadmill is a great choice for a highly capable entertaining elliptical.

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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.

Precor AMT 835 with Open Stride Review

The Precor AMT machines are one of the most popular machines at the gym and for good reason too. If you’re not sure what they are, it is a little hard to describe them. They’re an all-in-one cardio machine that is mostly closely related to the elliptical family. Also for those wondering, the Precor AMT 100i and the Precor AMT 835 are essentially the same machine, with the exception of the P30 console on the Precor AMT 835.

The key feature that sets the 835 apart from other ellipticals is the ability to adapt to motions on the fly. Users can easily adjust stride length, from walking to running to deep lunges without having to manually control settings. Stride length can be changed from 0 to 27 inches to target different muscle groups and create a unique workout every time.

Included in the machine are four built in programs and 20 resistance levels to increase or decrease difficulty. No matter which resistance level you choose, the Precor AMT 835 is known for how smooth the strides are, which allows for a more enjoyable workout.

Another added benefit is that the AMT provides a full body workout because the upper arms are movable. The pushing and pulling motion of the arm allows for a full body engagement.

It’s also worth noting that the Precor AMT 835 is a low impact machine which is great for people who have recently suffered injuries and are trying to ease back into shape. It’s ability to change strides on the fly helps to create a pain free workout and allows you to put less stress on injured body parts.

If you are interested in this machine, you’re in luck. We here at Primo Fitness just received a few units, but they’re going quickly. Contact us for more information!

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!

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.

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

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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!

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:

 

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.

Life Fitness 90x Elliptical Crosstrainer Overview

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

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

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

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

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

Features:

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

 

Life Fitness Equipment

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Top Selling Life Fitness Equipment

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Strength Equipment:

 

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

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