Elliptical trainers have become some of the most sought after exercise equipment today. This may be due to the unique features of the product – the low impact and the synchronized upper and lower body workout. These features had become most appealing to exercise fanatics who want to get the best cardio workout as well as to the senior members of the community whose aim is to ward off age related diseases, and also to people who suffered or who are still suffering from injuries or joint difficulties.
Buying an elliptical trainer could be confusing with all the choices available in the market. But a buyer armed with a review of the product would in all certainty be able to get their money’s worth.
Money is almost always the main deciding factor in buying an elliptical trainer or any other product for that matter. Expensive models are usually rated highly by the experts. But since only a few can afford to buy the higher priced models, we might be tempted to buy the cheaper ones. It will of course function for a time but may not last. It would then be advisable to save the money until you can afford to buy a quality machine. You might then consider buying a Schwinn elliptical trainer.
A constructive review from the Consumer Report has upped the sales tremendously. The 418 model was given a Best Buy review by CR. Schwinn have four models in the $600 – $900 range. Of course being moderately priced, these machines are not like the heavy duty Precor and Life Fitness you would usually find in fitness clubs. All the same, Schwinn elliptical trainers will afford the user the same level of workout plus the convenience of working out at home.
Schwinn 418 and 438 elliptical trainers are mainly the same except that the 438 model has a better warranty, a upgraded console for enhanced display, and additional programs including a wireless heart rate control. The 18″ stride as well as extra length handlebars provides easy usage to users of different weights and sizes.
Being moderately priced with a 1 year warranty on electronics and 2-3 years on parts and a 6 months warranty on service is reasonable enough.
Schwinn elliptical trainers are available in most fitness specialty stores as well as in online outlets. It would be best to shop around because prices from these stores and outlets vary. If you’re on a budget, choosing one of these Schwinn models is a good buy.