Buy cross trainers and elliptical cross trainers with a choice of models from simply cross trainers for occasional use to luxury cross trainers that are gym standard and beyond, a magnetic elliptical is one of the cheapest elliptical cross trainers for sale in the UK, but better than that it's also very beautiful and would look great in any home choose the dark grey casing, gloss white body and orange highlights for a very smart cross trainer with some advanced features like pulse measurement and heart rate display and even calories burned whilst exercising display.
On the cheaper cross trainers the resistance to your cross training is provided by a magnetic resistance system, magnetic resistance is very quiet so this is the ideal cross trainer to use if your living in a shared house or where you need to keep the noise down so your not disturbing the neighbours, magnetic resistance systems also have few moving parts so the cross trainer lasts longer, your get a one year warranty, super low price (see best nordictrack cross trainer) and free delivery.
Lift one end of a cross trainer up and transport wheels touch the floor, this makes it easy to move the cross trainer around so you can use the cross trainer in one room of the house and store the cross trainer in another room, alternatively just wheel the cross trainer into the corner of the room when not in use, large foot plates are fitted to elliptical cross trainers so whatever size feet you have, small or large your find room for your feet on the cross trainer foot plates and the non slip foot late surface ensures you stay safe whilst cross training.
A simple magnetic cross trainer will have five different levels of resistance to choose from, that's the resistance to your cross trainer movements the higher the resistance you select the harder it is to move the paddles but the more calories your burn, the fitter your get and the more your legs and bum will firm, if you want a cross trainer that the whole family can use your need one with adjustable handlebars so different members of the family can higher or lower the handlebars to match their height, you don't need any special tools to adjust the handlebar height as hand wheels are used to make adjustment easy and with a maximum user weight of 19 stone quality cross trainers can support everyone in the family regardless of size or weight.
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More expensive cross trainers are made from tube steel with a solid steel flywheel, the large flywheel gives the elliptical trainer lots of momentum so your movements are fluid (check best nordictrack cross trainer) and easy with no sticking first movements or jerky movements, on the handlebars your find heart rate sensors, these work by measuring the pulse in the palm of your hands as you hold the handlebars and then calculating your heart rate from your pulse, your heart rate is then displayed on the digital display screen in BPM Beats Per Minute, no separate wires or sensing pads are needed as all that's needed to measure your pulse and calculate your heart rate is for you to hold the handlebars.
Large displays typically have five separate digital display readouts so all you're cross training statistics can be displayed at the same time, there's no need to wait for silly scan modes to slowly scan through all the information just to get to the readout your interested in, at a glance you can see your pulse/heart rate, time taken, current speed, distance travelled and even the amount of calories you have burned whilst you have been exercising, the tension control sets how hard it is to cross train and how hard you want to exercise and is controlled by a dial mounted on the cross trainer within easy reach in front of you.
Look for dual handlebars on your cross trainer, one set of handlebars are fixed and don't move and these handlebars work your lower body with a step action whilst the other set of handlebars are moving and work both the upper and lower body with an elliptical action, you can further adjust the tension on a magnetic cross trainer as mounted on the handlebar stem is a micro tension control knob, whilst your on the cross trainer turn this knob clockwise to increase the resistance and turn the knob anticlockwise to reduce the resistance, the resistance is the resistance to motion which means how hard or easy it is to work the paddles of the cross trainer the more resistance you use the harder it is to work the paddles but the more calories your burn, the more weight your lose and the more your legs and bottom will tone.
The handlebars can be adjusted for height so a modern cross trainer will suit everyone be they tall or small, a cross trainer for the whole family as you can adjust the handlebar height with a simple hand knob no tools are needed, the cross trainer braking system used to ensure safety and magnetic resistance for the paddles is very quiet and is the ideal choice of gym equipment if you like to exercise early in the morning or late at night when everyone else is sleeping as being so quiet no one will hear you exercise, the footplate’s used are large so they will fit everyone in the family from the smallest of feet to the largest and there's a non slip pattern on the pedals for increased safety.
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Cross trainers come with a one year warranty free of charge so any problems within 12 months and your get a free repair or replacement and delivery is free too, for cross trainer which use a magnetic resistance system to provide the resistance to your exercise efforts, your notice that the magnetic system is very quiet and makes the ideal cross trainer if you want to exercise early in the morning or late at night when everyone is asleep as the cross trainer won't make any noise, if you have recently given birth and are now trying to get back into shape then your be able to silently exercise while baby is sleeping.
On the dual handlebars your find a pulse measuring device that, measures the pulse in the palm of your hands whilst you're holding the handlebars, no wires need to be attached to you or sensors placed on your chest as the pulse sensor that is built into the handlebars can measure your pulse just by you holding the handlebars, the pulse information is then used to calculate your heart rate which is displayed on the exercise computers display in BPM Beats Per Minute, whether you have large feet or small feet your be able to use an elliptical cross trainer with ease as the extra large footplate’s will accommodate all sizes of shoe and the non slip pattern on the paddles will prevent anyone from slipping.
There's a digital display located between the handlebars and on the display your see your heart rate, your current speed, the distance you have travelled, the time you have been exercising for (look at best nordictrack cross trainer) and the calories you have consumed whilst cross training which is very helpful to know if your trying to lose weight as if your calorie counting you can make sure that your eating less calories than your using up on the cross trainer, if you do that your lose weight, if you're looking to buy an elliptical cross trainer the whole family can use then take a look at a mid range elliptical trainer your be able to choose from bright colours and easy to use controls, this is the perfect choice for the family, the large footplate’s ensure that everyone in the family can use the cross trainer no matter how big or small their feet and the non slip surface on the pedals will keep everyone in the family safe when there using the cross trainer.
Use an elliptical trainer to lose some weight or to shape and tone your body, toning your legs and bottom using the fixed handlebars and losing weight using the moving handlebars, moving handlebars work your arms and your legs which are the two major muscle groups in the body with all that cardiovascular activity your lose weight quickly and the fixed handlebars provide a step action for your lower body which will shape and firm your legs and buttocks, the cross trainers digital display and computer is mounted between the handlebars and will even have a programme which will calculate your body fat using the BMI Body Mass Index method, all you need do is run the body fat test when you first buy the elliptical trainer and again after you have done some exercise then your be able to see exactly how much body fat your losing, more accurate than thinking you look thinner.
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The digital display will also show you how many calories you have burned whilst exercising, note how many calories you have burned and then make sure you eat less calories than you used up on the cross trainer, do that every day (see best nordictrack cross trainer) and your lose weight quickly, elliptical cross trainers have pulse sensors in the handlebars, when you hold the handlebars your pulse is automatically read from the palms of your hands and displayed on the digital display, no wires or chest straps are required, the pulse information is then converted into a heart rate calculation in much the same way that a doctor or nurse would take your pulse in order to calculate your heart rate which is then displayed on the screen in BPM Beats Per Minute, once the heart rate has been calculated, you can enter on the digital display unit your maximum heart rate and then the cross trainer will not go over your maximum heart rate, the cross trainer will automatically make it easier to pedal if your heart rate goes too high or harder to pedal if your heart rate shows that your not working hard enough.
As well as displaying your heart rate on the screen your also see your body fat measurement using the Body Mass Index BMI calculation, you can use this program to measure your body fat and display the result on screen, run the body fat program every few weeks to see how much body fat your losing through exercise, the screen also shows your calories burned, if your on a diet or just trying to lose weight take note of how many calories your burning during exercise and then make sure your eating fewer calories so that your burning more calories than you eat, do that and your start to lose weight.
Cross trainers have dual handlebars, use the moving handlebars for a full body workout which works both your arms and legs and provides a high level of cardiovascular activity and use the stationary handlebars for a step machine action that works your lower body firming your buttocks and toning your legs, if your looking for a low impact way to exercise so your not damaging your knees, feet, ankles and spine like you do when you run on a treadmill which is a high impact exercise then buy an elliptical cross trainer as exercising on the large pedals where your feet never leave the pedals so there's no impact involved will provide a high level of cardiovascular activity without any impact.
With two sets of handlebars you have more choice, use the moving handlebars for a high cardiovascular workout that works the bodies to main muscle groups your arms and your legs and use the fixed handlebars for a lower body workout which works the legs, toning and shaping your legs and bottom, whether your big or small your appreciate all the extra leg room you get on the large footplate’s of an elliptical cross trainer, room to move around without catching your feet on the footplate guards and without having large shoes hang over the edge of the footplate which is often the case with elliptical trainers that have too small a footplate, a magnetic breaking system is used to provide the resistance to your cross training, its fully adjustable from the console that's mounted in between the handlebars and magnetic resistance is very quiet so if your buying a cross trainer to exercise at home you won't be disturbing anyone even if you decide to exercise early morning or late at night when everyone is sleeping.
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Cross trainers are super quiet and ideal if you have just given birth and are trying to get back into shape as you can exercise on your cross trainer whilst baby sleeps so your soon be losing those post pregnancy extra pounds you have put on, if you have just given birth or you know someone who has, congratulations, but now you need to get back in shape and regain your figure which is hard to do at the best of times and even harder when you have a new baby to look after, that's where cross trainers comes into their own, its a low impact exercise so its good for your body, its high in cardiovascular exercise so it will help you lose weight, firm and tone and its super quiet so you can exercise whilst baby sleeps and they won't wake and your be able to hear baby and be close at hand in your own home when baby does wake.
What makes the cross trainer so quiet is the magnetic resistance system, the resistance system is what provides the resistance force to your moving the pedals of the cross trainer, high resistance (see best nordictrack cross trainer) and its hard to work the pedals and low resistance and its easy to work the pedals, the resistance system works using magnets and magnets make no noise so the modern cross trainer is completely quiet, the magnetic system used on the modern cross trainer has few moving parts in comparison to other mechanical resistance systems found on a treadmill for example so your elliptical trainer will last much longer and in fact you get a full one years warranty where in the event of any problems an engineer will come to your own home to fix the elliptical trainer or deliver a new one.
With dual handlebars you can choose your workout style, use the moving handlebars to get a full cardiovascular exercise where you're exercising the bodies two main muscle groups your arms and your legs or just use the stationary handlebars for a step action exercise where your exercising your lower body and tightening, firming and toning your bum and legs, uniquely the flywheel on some cheap cross trainers is mounted at the front this means that the cross trainer pedals can be placed much closer together so if you ever felt that the cross trainer position on your current cross trainer was difficult to maintain standing with your legs too far apart then buy the front mounted flywheel cross trainer, often called strider cross trainers as your legs will be closer together as the flywheel mounted at the front creates a much more streamlined cross trainer.
On the handlebars your find pulse sensors that measure your pulse simply by holding the handlebars you don't need to attach any wires or where any chest straps or anything like that, simply hold the handlebars at the pulse sensor will measure the pulse in the palm of your hand and use this pulse information to calculate your heart rate and display your heart rate on the screen that's mounted in front of you between the handlebars, you can use this measured heart rate to control the exercise program that your using, set your maximum heart rate using the up and down arrow keys on the key pad and then the cross trainer will maintain that heart rate automatically adjusting the resistance of the pedals making it harder or easier to move the pedals.
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With a target heart rate control on the cross trainer you can be assured of a good workout but a safe workout where your heart is being constantly monitored its like having your own personal trainer watching over you, as well as heart rate an elliptical trainer will also measure your body fat, again just hold the handlebars and select the body fat measurement program, the program runs (check best nordictrack cross trainer) and your body fat is calculated according to the BMI Body Mass Index method of body fat calculation which will help you keep on top of your goals to lose weight, looking for a home elliptical trainer that can stand the test of time and work as hard as you then a semi-commercial cross trainer will have a high pedigree as its used in gyms and health clubs up and down the country you can rest assured that its a tried and tested elliptical trainer that you can use for many years.
On the elliptical trainer you get dual action handlebars, what that means is that you get two sets of handlebars one stationary (static) and one moving (dynamic), the static handlebars are used when you want a step machine working your lower body, firming your buttocks and toning your legs and the moving handlebars are for a whole body workout working the upper and lower body with a cardiovascular workout that will help you lose weight or stay in shape, the elliptical trainer is a low impact exercise machine, what that means is that your feet are supported by the elliptical trainers paddles, you don't have to stamp your feet down like you do when your running on a treadmill which is a high impact exercise, the problem with high impact exercises like treadmills is that the high impact exercise is bad for your joints with your ankles, knees, spine and hips all suffering impact injury and aches and sprains, with an elliptical cross trainer you keep your feet on the paddles at all times and there is no impact to worry about.
The frame of the cross trainer is made from steel for strength, indeed the cross trainer can be used by someone weighing up to 21 stone, cross trainers can be used commercially as well as at home and can take any weight user, over the steel frame is a smart aluminium cover, aluminium is lightweight and certainly good looking on the cross trainer, if your one of those people that don't like complicated menus or complicated gadgets then your appreciate a simple cross trainer which has quick start keys, just push the button and start cross training and the digital display will automatically without you pressing any more buttons display your heart rate on the screen, display the time you have been exercising for, display the distance you have travelled and even display the calories you have burned whilst exercising all automatically and all without you having to do anything other than push the start button.
With a modern cross trainer you don't need to spend any time on set up, if you want you can select a heart rate control program that will track your heart rate and automatically decide how much exercise to make you do by making it harder or easier to peddle, the elliptical trainer knows how hard your working because its monitoring your heart rate and so can adjust how hard or easy it is to move the paddles with your feet and handlebars with your arms, the elliptical trainer is able to monitor your heart rate because there are pulse sensors in the handlebars, these pulse sensors don't require any wires or chest straps, just by you holding the handlebars your pulse will be read from the palm of your hand, then your heart rate is calculated from your pulse in much the same way as your doctor would calculate your heart rate from your pulse.
On the front post within easy reach your find a water bottle which is included free of charge, talking of free your be pleased to know that delivery is free too and the cross trainer comes with a two year warranty where if you have any problems an engineer will visit you in your home and make a repair or provide a free replacement, having trouble finding a cross trainer that has the room you need then large cross trainers have a 19 inch stride length, what that means is that there's plenty of room to have your legs spread out and your legs apart as much as you want, you won't be cramped up trying to keep your legs close together because if you don't your feet fall of the footplate’s or bang on the back of the cross trainer, with a 19 inch stride length you can have a maximum of 19 inches between the heal of one foot and the tip of the other foot, generally if your tall your have a large stride length and be needing a bigger cross trainer.
If you're buying an elliptical trainer for home use and wanting the whole family to use it for exercise then it's a good choice as those that are tall will have all the room they need and for those that a shorter the length of the cross trainer paddle will make no difference, with a 10kg flywheel at the back of the cross trainer and double ball joints your experience a very smooth and natural cross trainer action with no hard to start moments or jerky unresponsive pedals like you get on older cross trainers that don't use a flywheel for increased momentum and stability, the frame of the cross trainer is made from steel for strength and indeed the frame can support an exercise user that weights up to 21 stone in weight, on top of the steel frame are aluminium panels which are matt black in colour and look very cool, every bit the modern home use cross trainer.