With so many kinds of exercise equipment available today, it can be difficult to choose the right one. For many people, the choice comes down to a treadmill or an elliptical fitness cross trainer. A treadmill effectively works the large muscle groups in the lower body, but does nothing for the upper body. An elliptical trainer, on the other hand, is specifically designed to deliver a productive total body workout in the shortest possible time. Here’s some information about a machine we particularly like: the Beny V-Fit 07PME programmable magnetic elliptical.
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This elliptical offers features usually found on more expensive models, such as dual action, meaning that you’re able to move in both a forward and reverse motion, engaging as many muscles as possible. Another feature is the friction free stepless resistance that’s controlled directly from the monitor. The monitor has 7 comprehensive functions and a good number of built in workout programmes (13), more than you’d typically find on an elliptical in this price range. Included in the programme range are 3 workouts that are heart rate controlled for maximum aerobic benefits.
Price: About £265.00
The Beny V-Fit 07PME is a feature rich elliptical trainer that offers plenty of variety for beginners and experts alike. You’re not likely to outgrow this machine, even after you’ve reached your fitness goals. It’s a pleasure to use — smooth and quiet. With its chip resistant aluminium coloured epoxy powder coated frame, this elliptical is built to last from oblong and round tubular steel. Powder coating is a finish that’s much more durable than ordinary paint because the coating actually melts and fuses to the surface of the metal in a curing oven. This results in a permanent, long-lasting finish that requires no maintenance.
Assembled Dimensions L 140 cm x W 59 cm x H 171 cm
Weight: 41 kg (90 lbs)
Maximum user weight 115 kg (253 lbs).
Tubular steel handlebars and handlebar uprights
Black coloured front frame end caps with rollers
Oversized flat rear frame end caps
Synchronised linked handlebars
Fixed safety handlebars with pulse sensors
Smooth, padded grips
Oversized, non-slip foot plates for balance and stability
Polypropylene drive belt with fixed wheel drive
Concealed crank system
7 kg cast iron flywheel
Multi-plate solid state magnets
Monitor powered resistance adjustment via servo motor
Stepless tension controller
Monitor displays calories burned, distance, pulse rate, pulse recovery, speed, time and watts
Water bottle fixed to front upright
The Beny V-Fit 07PME elliptical fitness cross trainer is a great value for the money and is produced by Beny Sports UK, a fast-growing fitness company that holds a number of design patents on its fitness and exercise products. If you’re not ready to invest a month’s salary or more on a piece of fitness equipment, this bargain priced machine is a good place to start. Do give it a serious look.