Stamina 1724 CT 2.0 Air Resistance Cross Trainer Elliptical
- Elliptical cross trainer with dual-action handlebars for cardio and toning
- Tension knob offers 8 levels of built-in resistance for added intensity
- 13-inch stride length mimics true low-impact walking or running motion
- Easy-to-use multifunction monitor; oversized, slip-resistant pedals
- Comfortable foam handgrips; supports 250 pounds; 1-year frame warranty
The Stamina 1724 CT 2.0 Air Resistance Cross Trainer Elliptical gives you air resistance and electronically controlled tension for a workout that targets cardiovascular fitness and shapes and tones legs, hips, glutes, and abs. Elliptical trainer workouts burn a similar number of calories as jogging but without the risk of injury to the back, knees, hips, or ankles. Since your feet never leave the pedals the Stamina 1724 Cross Trainer gives a low-impact workout that is easy on your joints. In fact, whereas jogging, jumping rope, aerobics classes, and exercising on a treadmill all require your body to absorb the force of impact, exercising on an elliptical can be compared to running in midair. Because ellipticals are so low impact and easy on the joints, they are also a good choice for older people or for individuals who have old injuries. Up and down buttons adjust the resistance to control the intensity of your workout. The monitor's built-in fingertip pulse sensor tracks your heart rate so you work out within your target heart rate zone. Elliptical trainers mimic the natural path of the foot, the extension of the leg, and the rotation of the hip during walking or running. This motion uses all the leg muscles, giving you a total lower body workout while the dual action arms work your upper body and let you increase or decrease intensity. Work your arms harder to tone and to burn more calories. The foot pedals can be worked in a forward or reverse direction. Resistance may be added as desired to increase the workload on your legs throughout the forward or backward stride to tone thighs and glutes.
An affordable way to burn calories when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the Stamina Air Resistance cross trainer is a terrific choice for home workout enthusiasts. Elliptical trainers offer a unique appeal, as they burn a similar number of calories as jogging but without the risk of injury to the back, knees, hips, or ankles. The smooth-gliding machines are also ideal for older people or folks who are recovering from injury, as their low-impact design won't tax the joints. And thanks to the dual-action handlebars, you can exercise both the arms and the legs at the same time--something that can't be said for traditional jogging. The movement of the dual handlebars instead mimics cross-country skiing, helping you engage the upper 30 percent of your body for better fitness results.
The cross trainer offers three ways to adjust your workout intensity: air resistance, which creates more resistance the faster you move; the dual-action handlebars, which naturally add more cardio intensity while toning your arms, chest, shoulders, and back; and a tension knob that offers eight levels of built-in resistance. Users will also appreciate the 13-inch stride length, which mimics the true walking or running motion of the foot, the extension of the leg, and the rotation of the hip. Finally, the trainer offers an easy-to-use, single button, multifunction electronic monitor that tracks your speed, time, distance, and calories burned. Additional features include oversized, slip-resistant pedals that work in both forward and reverse; comfortable foam handgrips; and an attractive two-toned grey housing. The Air Resistance trainer supports up to 250 pounds and carries a one-year warranty on the frame and a 90-day warranty on parts.