Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XR Console – Award Winner

by on December 9th, 2016

Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XR Console - Best Buy Elliptical Award Winner – Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer with XR Console

Experience an amazingly smooth, exceptionally comfortable full-body workout thanks to Matrix-exclusive Suspension Elliptical Technology™ and PerfectStride™ Motion. The Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer includes our exclusive Exact Force Induction Brake ™, power incline and an expanded suite of integrated convenience features.


  • 8.5″ Extra-wide blue LCD Display
  • Johnson Tech includes Exact Force, Passport Ready, Perfect Stride, Suspension Elliptical, ViaFit, Virtual Active, Sprint 8
  • Workout Feedback includes Average Pace, Calories, Calories Per Hour, Clock, Current Speed (MPH/KPH), Elevation, Heart Rate, Incline %, METs, Miles/Kilometers, Pace, Peak Heart Rate, Previous Incline %, Previous Speed (MPH/KPH), Time Elapsed, Time Goal, Time Remaining, Watts
  • Programs include Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Incline, Intervals (Incline), Intervals (Resistance), Manual, Rolling Hills, Speed, Sprint 8, Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled for Software Updates & ViaFit Connectivity
  • Workout Tracking
  • 350 lbs Max User Weight
  • 190 x 75 x 165 cm / 74.8″ x 29.5″ x 65″


  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Parts: 7 Years
  • Console: 5 Years
  • Labor: 2 Years

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

Precor EFX 447 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer – Review

by on May 13th, 2016

The Conclusion

I have been using the Precor Ellipticals for about 5 years now and to this day it is still one of the few cardio machines that I enjoy using on a daily basis. After 10 years of playing competitive travel soccer I have acquired several injuries that have prevented me from doing certain exercises for a long period of time. However, with the Precor EFX 447 I am able to work on the elliptical for 30-40 minutes with little to no joint pain. I believe this is because of the Crossramp technology that delivers a smooth natural running/walking motion and allows me to work at varying incline and resistance levels with zero-friction or rough movements. Once unable to work at high incline or resistance levels, I am now able to work at an incline of 15-20 and focus on the muscle groups that are important to my fitness goals without feeling like I am doing harm to my joints and post workout I don’t have any pain from impact or overuse.

As one of the most popular products on the market The Precor EFX 447 Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer brings the health club experience right to your home! The EFX 447 delivers an exceptional, low-impact, total body workout that is sure to please every user with outstanding results. User’s goals can be accomplished with the 447 thanks to its easy to use LCD console that keeps users engaged and motivated throughout their workout & assists them in reaching their fitness goals! The LCD console allows users to customize their workouts and keep track of their progress with the User Profiles, provides 10 present workouts & 20 levels of resistance to assist users in taking their workout to the next level.

Another feature of the EFX 447 that I enjoy is the 4 User Profiles that are included in the console. The user profile allows users to create personal preferences and create a workout that is unique to their fitness goals, as well as receive weekly workout updates to help users track their progress each week. This is a great feature for the EFX because each workout on the EFX 447 is unique to my needs and fitness goals, which I love!

This a great product for a home gym because it provides a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride throughout the duration of a workout. The large foot pedals ensures users of all sizes to experience a comfortable/safe workout and the combination of a cross ramp and upper body moving handle bars delivers an awesome total-body workout. If you are looking to increase cardiovascular strength and start working towards your best body for summer, the Precor EFX 447 Elliptical Fitness Cross Trainer is for you!

Precor EFX 447 Elliptical Crosstrainer Review

Precor EFX 447 Elliptical Trainer Review