Elliptical trainers can help you tone up your muscles while losing weight in a safe and efficient manner. With a weight loss capacity that ranges between 500 and 600 calories, this apparatus is extremely low-impact which means that you can exercise for as long as you want, with minimal impact on your knees, joints, lower back and the likes. The Schwinn 425 Elliptical trainer is quite a popular choice for both advanced users and beginners. With a 3.75 star rating on most major sites, this apparatus costs between $500 and $600.
Setting up your Apparatus
Like most home fitness equipment, this apparatus arrives unassembled and does require a bit of setting up. However, contrary to popular belief, this machine is exceptionally easy to set up. The Schwinn 425 even comes with all the tools and accessories that you might need for this process. Consequently, most users found that they only required between half an hour to one hour for this process. The boxed packaging also includes a very handy instructions manual designed to guide you through the setting-up process. Because it’s so easy to set up, you can literally use the elliptical on the same day that it’s delivered to you.
This elliptical trainer comes with a wide variety of amenities in the likes of 12 different levels of magnetic resistance that will allow you to vary between the speed and intensity of your training session. With this apparatus, you can also benefit from a grip heart rate to keep you updated in regards to your pulse- something that can be quite helpful for elderly users who need to keep an eye on their heart rate. The 6 levelling points are also designed to provide you with a far more solid workout platform. It also includes more luxurious amenities such as a water bottle holder and a built-in fan that will keep you cool during your training session. The elliptical equally comes with a reading rack to keep you entertained during the entire exercise session.
Ease of Use
As far as ease of use is concerned, practically no user had anything negative to say about the machine. Quite on the contrary, the Schwinn 425 has articulating footplates which makes this machine quite gentle on the joints and knees. It also features an 18 inch stride length which is ideal for both shorter and taller individuals. It is covered by a 5 year warranty on the frame, 3 months on labor and parts as well as 1 year on electronics.