Matrix A30 Ascent Trainer with XER Console – Review

by on November 16th, 2016

The Conclusion

The Matrix A30 Ascent Trainer includes power incline and multiple integrated convenience features. The Matrix XER console includes a clear display and an intuitive home screen that offers easy access to entertainment.

I love the features that the A30 provides to the exerciser. To some exercising could be tedious, but it hard to be bored while working out on the A30. The A30 has programs divided into sections including training, goals, target heart rate resistance, and Sprint 8. My favorite program that the A30 offers is the Sprint 8. It is a science-based cardio workout program has been proven to boost energy, reduce body fat, promote lean muscle mass and improve cholesterol in just eight weeks. Exercisers will be able to track their workouts through the ViaFit app. One can also keep track of their calories via my fitness pal.

The other features added in the A30 are entertainment based. The virtual active Virtual Active is a first-person, forward-motion video experience designed to enhance one’s cardio workout by experiencing journeys through stunning worldwide destinations from the inside of one’s home. One will also be able to watch their favorite movies and television shows via Hulu and Netflix.

While on the A30, I experienced a great workout. With most elliptical, since one’s feet need to stay on foot pedals, they can feel like they have less control over their movements, and it’s less natural for someone who’s used to running. This elliptical is designed with Perfect Stride motion eliminates surges and dead spots so you move more smoothly, burn more calories and get better results.

Overall, I believe the A30 is an excellent piece of fitness equipment. I enjoyed myself exercising on it. It is not like most cardiovascular machines on the market. The console is large, clear and easy to use. Exercisers are able to change workout while working out, while other machines causes one to stop their original workout in order to start a new one. The A30 is the way of the future. Smart technology is in everything from phone to televisions, so why not incorporate them into fitness equipment. These features cause one to be completely immersed into the machine, which results in a better workout experience. I would highly recommend this product to all exercisers.

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Matrix Fitness A30 Ascent Trainer Rated & Reviewed

Spirit Fitness XE295 Elliptical

by on October 21st, 2016

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The Spirit XE295 was designed with proper ergonomics and biomechanics, a smooth, quiet stride, important workout data feedback, and challenging programs to help you adhere to a regular exercise routine and achieve your long term fitness goals.

KEY FEATURES

  • A bright blue backlit LCD offers a multitude of feedback data
  • Heart rate graph that makes it easier to maintain your heart rate zone
  • Wireless heart rate (telemetric chest strap included)
  • Multi-grip swing arm handles for personalized comfort
  • Remote Resistance controls make adjustments more convenient
  • A muscle activation figure that shows which areas are being targeted
  • An audio jack and speakers for personal entertainment
  • Storage area for organization

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame & Brake: Lifetime
  • Parts: 10 years
  • Labor: 1 Year


Horizon Evolve 3 Elliptical

by on October 11th, 2016

Your workout should work with your life. That’s the idea behind the Horizon Evolve 3 Elliptical. Simple assembly, one-step folding, a compact footprint and the most comfortable feel make this elliptical one of the best moves you can make to improve your fitness.

KEY FEATURES

  • SixStar Frame – Optimal handlebar spacing, Straight body posture, Ideal pedal placement, Natural foot path, Low step-on height, Smooth Momentum
  • Featherweight Folding Technology.
  • 20 inch Stride Lengh.
  • 18 lbs Flywheel
  • 20 Electronically Adjustable Resistance Levels
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Calories, Speed, Heart Rate, Program Level, Watts.
  • 5.5″ Yellow-Green LCD Display with 32 Programs
  • Contact Grips Heart Rate
  • ViaFit Connectivity, Passport Ready, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in speakers, Bottle Holder, Tablet Rack
  • Dimension – 69” x 28” x 69”, 41″ x 28″ x 69″(Folded), Weight – 175 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 300 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year



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Vision Fitness S7100HRT Suspension Elliptical – Review

by on October 11th, 2016

The Conclusion

The first thing you notice when you see the Vision S7100 HRT Suspension Trainer is its compact design and minimal footprint. The product lives small, and due to the minimal active footprint of the machine it allows those users with limited workout space to easily fit this product into the home’s workout area.

The space-saving design of the S7100 is appealing, but the performance of the machine is the number one priority for me and with the small footprint I was concerned about the ellipse stride and length of stride. During my demo of the machine (I am not in the video, that is a fellow fitness enthusiast) I evaluated the stride and length and although I determined it was comfortable enough, I would prefer a longer stride than the 20-21” variable stride offered by the S7100. I am 5’10” and a runner, so I prefer to stretch my stride. Shorter users, or those with shorter running strides may have no issue with the stride and even prefer it to a longer stride…but as this is my review, I just want to give my fair evaluation and my opinion as the product relates to me and my fitness needs.

In the past, I would use the elliptical trainers without using the arms to try to mimic my running motion but recently I’ve found that the arms and my upper body allows me to really increase the resistance of the machine and get a different sort of muscular workout combined with the cardiovascular exercise on the elliptical. The resistance system of the Vision S7100 HRT was up to the challenge as I increased the resistance levels it continued to perform well and I was really challenged with smooth and consistent resistance in the ECB magnetic braking system.

The S7100HRT Elliptical console is easy to understand and use without a lot of time spent looking at the console. Getting started on the S7100HRT very quick and easy, you can select a custom program or select from a preconfigured exercise program. The Sprint8 program is an exclusive workout program to the Vision and Matrix Fitness products and it’s a highly challenging 20-minute workout with periods of intense sprinting and recovery periods. I would highly recommend Sprint8 workouts for anyone looking to burn calories and improve your fitness level and get a serotonin, endorphin, and dopamine lift. The feedback readouts are always visible and easy to understand throughout your workout, making it easy to analyze your performance during and after your workout.

The ability to add the Passport Player and attach to your TV is a great way to get fully immersed in your workout on the S7100HRT Elliptical. The Passport Player video syncs to the speed and intensity of your workout while displaying on the screen a first person view of you running through two preloaded courses; Northern Italy, and the American Southwest. The Vision Fitness Passport Player’s immersive experience of viewing as if you were running outdoors in a new environment helped me to focus on the scenery and
exercise longer and more intensely.

The Vision S7100HRT Suspension Trainer is a strong value option for its price. The minimal footprint of the machine and the performance it provides exceeds other elliptical trainer options in its price point and the Warranty (Frame – Lifetime, Parts & Brake – 5 Years, Labor – 2 Years) is unmatched by any in this price point.

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Vision Fitness S7100HRT Elliptical Rated & Reviewed

Horizon Evolve 5 Elliptical

by on October 8th, 2016

When you’re ready to get more serious with your training, the heavy flywheel, expansive programming and large, backlit display make the Horizon Evolve 5 Elliptical perfect. You will appreciate the simple assembly, effortless refolding and compact footprint that make the Horizon Evolve 5 Elliptical easy to own.

KEY FEATURES

  • SixStar Frame – Optimal handlebar spacing, Straight body posture, Ideal pedal placement, Natural foot path, Low step-on height, Smooth Momentum
  • Featherweight Folding Technology.
  • 20 inch Stride Lengh.
  • 23 lbs Flywheel
  • 20 Electronically Adjustable Resistance Levels
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Calories, Speed, Heart Rate, Program Level, Watts.
  • 6.25″ Yellow-Green LCD Display with 37 Programs
  • Contact Grips Heart Rate
  • Passport Ready, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in speakers, Bottle Holder, Tablet Rack, In-reach Resistance Controls, Cushioned Pedal Inserts, Contoured Hand Grips
  • Dimension – 69” x 28” x 69”, 41″ x 28″ x 69″(Folded), Weight – 181 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 300 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


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Horizon Elite E7 Elliptical

by on October 5th, 2016

The Horizon Elite E7 Elliptical is one of the best moves you can make when you’re ready for more advanced training. Power incline adds challenge at the touch of a button, and Polar heart rate (free Polar® Chest strap included) monitoring makes it easy to stay in your target zone.

KEY FEATURES

  • SixStar Frame – Optimal handlebar spacing, Straight body posture, Ideal pedal placement, Natural foot path, Low step-on height, Smooth Momentum
  • Non-Folding
  • 10 Degree and Multiple Program Power Incline
  • 20 inch Stride Lengh
  • 23 lbs Flywheel
  • 20 Electronically Adjustable Resistance Levels
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Calories, Speed, Heart Rate, Program Level, Watts.
  • 8.5″ Yellow-Green LCD Display with 42 Programs
  • Contact Grips Heart Rate
  • Passport Ready, Energy Saver Mode, Built-in speakers, Bottle Holder, Tablet Rack, Fan
  • Dimension – 75″ x 24″ x 66″, Weight – 214 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 325 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 5 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


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Horizon Elite E9 Elliptical

by on October 1st, 2016

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The Horizon Elite E7 Elliptical is one of the best moves you can make when you’re ready for more advanced training. Power incline adds challenge at the touch of a button, and Polar heart rate (free Polar® Chest strap included) monitoring makes it easy to stay in your target zone.

KEY FEATURES

  • SixStar Frame – Optimal handlebar spacing, Straight body posture, Ideal pedal placement, Natural foot path, Low step-on height, Smooth Momentum
  • Non-Folding
  • 10 Degree and Multiple Program Power Incline
  • 20 inch Stride Lengh
  • 30 lbs Flywheel
  • 20 Electronically Adjustable Resistance Levels
  • Feedback includes Time, Distance, Calories, Speed, Heart Rate, Program Level, Watts.
  • 7″ Touchscreen Display with Workout Tracking Calendar Plus 44 Programs
  • Contact Grips Heart Rate
  • Passport Ready, Virtual Active Integrated(preloaded with two destination courses), Energy Saver Mode, Built-in speakers, Bottle Holder, Tablet Rack, Fan, Workout Calendar
  • Dimension – 75″ x 24″ x 66″, Weight – 216 lbs
  • Max User Weight – 350 lbs

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame Lifetime
  • Parts 5 Years
  • Labor 2 Years


Vision S7200HRT Suspension Trainer

by on September 27th, 2016

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The Vision S7200HRT Suspension Trainer brings a variable stride to your workout so you can choose which muscles you work. The suspension pedal of this Vision Suspension Trainer eliminates wheel tracks, resulting in quiet, low maintenance operation. Exceptionally smooth, yet effective and you will love the Vision S7200HRT’s compact footprint.

KEY FEATURES

  • Suspension Elliptical™ trainer
  • 51 – 58 cm / 20″ – 23″ Variable Stride Length
  • 13% – 39% Incline Range
  • 10.5 kg / 23 lbs. Flywheel
  • ECB magnetic braking system
  • 1-24 Resistance Levels
  • Feedback includes Incline, Distance, Time, Strides per Minute, Resistance, Watts, Calories, METS, Heart Rate
  • Multi-Color LED Display with Sprint 8®, Intervals, Watts, Glute Burn, Summit Hike, HRT Cardio, HRT Weight Loss, HRT Interval, HRT Hill, 4 Custom, 3 Goal: Time, Distance, Calories – 16 total
  • Heart Rate: Contact Grips, Polar™ Wireless Receiver and Free Polar® Chest Strap
  • Passport Ready, Water bottle holder and accessory tray
  • Electrical Requirements: 100 – 120V / 50 – 60HZ
  • Dimension – 188 x 92 x 166 cm / 74″ x 36″ x 66″, Weight – 147 kg / 323 lbs.
  • Max User Weight – 159 kg / 350 lbs.

WARRANTY

  • Frame Home – Lifetime, Commercial – 1 Year
  • Brake Home – 7 Years
  • Parts Home – 7 Years, Commercial – 1 Year
  • Labor Home – 2 Years, Commercial – 1 Year


Vision S70 Suspension Trainer

by on September 23rd, 2016

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The Vision S70 Suspension Elliptical™ trainer offers our exclusive PerfectStride® technology to the commercial market for years of user comfort. Combining an ideal stride motion, ergonomically correct foot positioning, and optimal incline and stride length adjustments, PerfectStride allows users to change the emphasis on the muscles being targeted during their workout.

KEY FEATURES

  • 51 – 58.4 cm / 20″- 23″” Variable Stride Length
  • 15 – 37% Incline Range
  • Two-stage generator Resistance System; 1 – 20 Resistance Levels
  • Feedback includes Distance, Speed, Heart Rate, % Max Heart Rate, Watts, METs, RPM, Calories, Time, and Resistance
  • Standard LED Display with SPRINT 8®, Manual, Interval, Fat Burn, Random, Target HRT, HRT Weight Loss, HRT Interval, HRT Hill, Trail 2K, Trail 5k, Trail 8K, Glute Burn, Summit Hike, Mountain Trek, Stair Climb, Fitness Test, 5 Custom Programs – 22 Total
  • Heart Rate: Contact grips and wireless
  • Water bottle holder and accessory tray
  • Electrical Requirements: Self Powered or NEMA 5 – 15 120 v outlet optional
  • Dimension – 190.5 x 89 x 173 cm / 75″ x 35″ x 68″, Weight – 160 kg / 352 lbs.
  • Max User Weight – 182 kg / 400 lbs.

WARRANTY

  • Frame Home – Lifetime, Commercial – Lifetime
  • Generator Home – Lifetime, Commercial – 5 Years
  • Parts Home – 7 Years, Commercial – 5 Years
  • Labor Home – 2 Years, Commercial – 2 Years


Life Fitness E3 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Track+ Console

by on September 21st, 2016

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The Life Fitness E3 Cross-Trainer with Track+ Console has added features that keep workouts interesting and motivating. The Life Fitness Track+ console connects to Android™ and Apple® devices and lets you access personalized workouts, real-time workout tracking, and your favorite third-party fitness apps.

KEY FEATURES

  • Track+ Console.
  • 14 Preset Workouts.
  • Unlimited custom workouts via LFConnect.com website.
  • Multigrip handles, with integrated resistance controls
  • Coach Zone™
  • 20 Resistance Levels
  • Contact heart rate sensors on multigrip handles and stationary grips, telemetry heart rate – wireless chest strap included.
  • WhisperStride™ Technology
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 82 in x 34 in x 51 in

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame and Weldments Lifetime
  • Electrical & Mechanical Parts 5 Years
  • Console 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


Octane Fitness Pro370 Elliptical

by on September 20th, 2016

2016-2-8_bg28Designed to meet the needs of lower-usage fitness facilities, the Pro370 incorporates the great features and programs you expect from Octane in a space-efficient package for quiet, safe operation. Oversize, soft-grip pedals and ergonomic Converging Path MultiGrip handlebars power the smooth, fluid motion, giving exercisers a comfortable, effective workout.

KEY FEATURES

  • Style:Elliptical
  • Workout Programs: 16
  • Heart Rate:Contact Sensors on moving handlebars
  • Heart Rate Controlled Programs
  • Customizable Goal Programs
  • Upper Body Muscle Focus: Chest, Back Arms
  • Lower Body Muscle Focus: Quads, Hips, Hamstrings
  • Stride Length:20.5″ Stride
  • Max User Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Footprint: 32″ x 83″

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Parts: 3 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year

Octane Fitness xRide xR6000 Seated Elliptical

by on September 13th, 2016

Challenge your members to test ride the xRide xR6000 for a workout to remember. Quite simply, the xRide xR6000 outperforms any other seated product on your fitness floor. Studies show that exercisers use 343% more glutes and burn 23% more calories on the xRide xR6000 compared to a recumbent bike.

KEY FEATURES

  • Style:Seated Elliptical
  • Workout Programs: 16
  • Heart Rate: Digital contact heart rate sensors
  • Heart Rate Controlled Programs
  • Customizable Goal Programs
  • Upper Body Muscle Focus: Chest, Back Arms
  • Lower Body Muscle Focus: Quads, Hips, Hamstrings
  • Stride Length:20.5″ Stride
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Footprint: 36.5″ x 71.5″

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Parts: 3 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year

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Life Fitness Platinum Club Series FlexStrider Variable-Stride Trainer with 16 inch Discover SE Console

by on September 11th, 2016

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Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Elliptical with 16″ Discover SE Tablet Console offers superior biomechanics and a natural fluid motion for a total-body workout and an exceptional exercise experience for users at any fitness level.

KEY FEATURES

  • Discover SE Tablet Console: 16″ LCD Touch Screen
  • Workout Programs: 21
  • Optimal Stride Length: 20″
  • Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap & Lifepulse™ digital heart rate monitoring hand sensors.
  • Quiet Drive™ Technology
  • Dimensions: 88.1″ L x 30.7″ W x 65″ H

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 3 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year


Life Fitness E5 Elliptical Cross-Trainer with Track+ Console

by on September 10th, 2016

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The Life Fitness E5 Cross-Trainer with Track+ Console has an adjustable stride and several other features that create effective low-impact, total-body workouts tailored to fit any exerciser.

KEY FEATURES

  • 13 Preset Workouts.
  • 2 User Profiles, 1 Custom Workout per User.
  • 16-character Workout Feedback message center that includes Calories, Distance, Speed (mph/km/h), Level, Time, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, METs.
  • Activity Zone™ leads exercisers through motivating workouts that target different muscle groups.
  • 20 Resistance Levels with Resistance Controls on the Moving Handlebars
  • Contact heart rate sensors
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 84 in x 34 in x 66 in

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame and Weldments Lifetime
  • Electrical & Mechanical Parts 5 Years
  • Console 3 Years
  • Labor 1 Year


Precor EFX 885 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer

by on August 28th, 2016

The Precor EFX® 885 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer combines the benefits of CrossRamp® technology and upper body moving handlebars for a total-body workout.

KEY FEATURES

  • Console: P80 15″ Touchscreen/TV/iPad Console
  • Workout Programs: 22
  • Resistance Levels: 20
  • CrossRamp®: Automatic 13-40°
  • Step Up Height: 8″ Stride
  • Polar® Wireless SmartRate® & Contact Sensors
  • Dimensions: 80″ L x 32″ W x 72.5″ H

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: 7 Years
  • Parts & Electronics: 2 Years
  • Battery, Wear Items, & Labor 1 Year
  • High Wear Console Items 90 Days

HOME WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts & Electronics: 10 Years
  • Battery, Wear Items, & Labor 1 Year
  • High Wear Console Items 90 Days
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Octane xR6x Seated Elliptical

by on March 6th, 2016

Octane xR6x Seated EllipticalOctane Fitness redefined seated workouts with the invention of the one-of-a-kind xRide recumbent elliptical. The Octane xR6x Seated Elliptical is fully loaded with Octane features including MultiGrip handlebars, soft grip pedals and Workout Boosters.

KEY FEATURES

  • 6 workout programs
  • Large display screen
  • Signature Workout Boosters featured on console
  • PowerStroke pedal motion
  • 20 seat height positions and 5 tilt settings
  • 20 resistance levels
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs.
  • Footprint – live area: 35″ x 71″

 

RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts 5 Years
  • Labor: 1 Year

 

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