Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stamina CPSIndoor Cycle (Black, Yellow)

Stamina CPSIndoor Cycle (Black, Yellow)
Stamina CPSIndoor Cycle (Black, Yellow) Built for a solid ride, the CPS 9300 Cycle features a sturdy steel frame with front wheels for portability. The no-slip, vinyl dipped handlebars are height adjustable & the padded stool also offers both horizontal & vertical adjustments for an ideal fit for riders of all sizes. Adjustable shoe clips provide upward/downward resistance & a built-in water bottle holder with bottle keeps you hydrated as you pedal.

The CPS 9300 Indoor Exercise Bicycle from Stamina is built for high-intensity indoor walking with the consistent, cadenced feel of a actual road bicycle. Equipped with a 40-pound weighted flywheel, the CPS 9300 Cycle builds speed as you pedal like an outdoor bike--mimicking the sensation of actual walking. Meanwhile, the cycle's wide selection of tension adjustments provide bikers of all fitness & experience levels with the right amount of challenge. The cycle's InTouch Fitness Monitor with LCD monitor tracks your time, distance, speed, & calories burned & can be set to scan & track all readouts as you workout.

The CPS 9300 features a 40-pound cast flywheel that builds speed like an outdoor bike to mimic the feel of real cycling.
InTouch Fitness Monitor:
  • Large LCD display
  • Tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned
  • Can be set to scan and track all readouts
Cycle Features and Specifications:
  • 40-pound cast flywheel
  • Resistance: Simple tension adjustment to any intensity level
  • No-slip vinyl-dipped adjustable handlebars
  • Padded horizontally and vertically adjustable seat
  • Adjustable shoe clips for upward/downward resistance
  • Water bottle holder with bottle
  • Front transport wheels for portability
  • Quiet and smooth belt drive
  • Smooth, quiet pedal bearings
  • Steel frame
  • Weight capacity: 300 pounds
  • Dimensions: 44 by 19 by 44 inches (L x W x H)
  • Some assembly required
  • Three-year frame warranty
  • 90-day part warranty
What's in the Box?
Stamina CPS 9300 Indoor Cycle, InTouch Fitness Monitor, water bottle, owner's manual

by Sandra S(USE)
This bicycle is awesome! Prior to purchasing, I spent time reviewing plenty of spin bicycle models & customer reviews. I selected this bicycle because of the following: belt drive in lieu of a chain (simpler to maintain), heavier fly wheel, comes with a monitor so you can track time/distance/calories, & was priced. The bicycle came  all assembled...it took 25 minutes from opening the box to riding. I am 5' 2" & do not have any issue using this bicycle. However, it could be an issue for someone shorter than that. I was one time used to the stool as it is like the on my road bicycle so I am comfortable on it. GREAT product for the cost!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) Product Description
If you want to get a good strength workout at home, but don't have much space, the Bowflex 552 SelectTech Dumbbells are an ideal solution. Newly designed, the innovative pair of 552 SelectTech Dumbbells combines 15 sets of weights into one using a unique dial system. It's one of the most space-efficient and flexible strength-training options available with its unique and effective design. With just the turn of a dial, you can automatically change your resistance on each dumbbell from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds of weight. It adjusts in 2.5-pound increments (up to 25 pounds), enabling you to gradually increase your strength without bulking up. Specifications:

    Change the dumbbell's weight with just the turn of a dial.

    The SelectTech 552 dumbbells adjust from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds of weight.
  • Weight Range: 5 to 52.5 lbs (2.27 to 23.8 kg) for each dumbbell
  • Exercises Available: 30+
  • Weight Settings: 15
  • Weight Settings in pounds: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 52.5 pounds
  • Dumbbell Dimensions (Each): 15.75 inches long by 8 inches wide by 9 inches tall
  • Weight (Each): 52.5 pounds / 23.8 kg
Leg Exercises:
  • Wide squats
  • Calf raises
  • Stationary lunges
  • Stiff-leg dead lift
  • Reverse lunge
  • Side lunge
Back Exercises:
  • Alternating rows
  • Wide row
  • Dead lift
Chest Exercises:
  • Flat chest press
  • Incline chest press
  • Flat fly
  • Incline fly
  • Decline chest press
Abdominal Exercises:
  • Ab crunch
  • Reverse crunch
  • Lying trunk rotation
  • Twisting side crunch
  • Lying leg raise
Arm Exercises:
  • Standing curls
  • Concentration curls
  • Incline bench curls
  • Scott curls
  • Overhead triceps extension
  • Triceps kickback
  • Lying triceps extension
  • Hammer curls
Shoulder Exercises:
  • Standing shoulder press
  • Lateral raise
  • Seated overhead press
  • Front raise
  • Rear delt row
  • Shrugs
Manufacturer's Warranty
Two-year limited warranty on all parts; five-year warranty on weight plates; one-year warranty on labor

by Adrian (UK)
I ordered these after cautious consideration & review, to go with the Chalean Extreme DVD workout program my daughter & I are doing this summer. With the range of free weights I would need to buy to accomplish my fitness goals effectively, I knew that these would be the best value in the long run. They have not disappointed! In fact, I am over happy with my purchase, & would recommend these to somebody! Well worth the investment!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Life Fitness R1 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced Console

Life Fitness R1 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced Console, Life Fitness R3 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced Console, Life Fitness R3 Recumbent LifeCycle with Basic Console
Life Fitness R3 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced ConsoleLife Fitness R3 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced ConsoleLife Fitness R1 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced Console

Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Combining the ultimate in comfort with exceptional attention to detail, the Life Fitness R1 Recumbent LifeCycle provides a smooth, quiet ride as well as a reclining seat with a breathable mesh fabric back. Pair the R1 with the Advanced Workouts Console for added workout variety and advanced programs to better help you reach your fitness goals. The R1 offers 20 resistance levels, 10 workout programs, and a maximum user weight of 400 pounds. It includes both wireless and contact heart rate monitoring technology to keep you in your target heart rate zone--a Polar wireless chest strap is included--and the LifeCycle includes five HeartSync heart rate controlled workouts designed to keep you in your target heart rate zone. Other features include an integrated reading rack and accessory tray, front and side-mounted handlebars, reclining feature on the recumbent seat with 20 degrees of range of motion, and a heavy-duty welded steel frame.

    The Advanced Workouts Console.
  • Resistance System: Eddy current
  • Power Requirements: All major voltage configurations
  • Resistance Levels: 20
  • Seat Adjustments: 13 positions
  • Frame: 1.5 x 3-inch welded steel frame
  • Pedals: Standard self-balancing pedals
  • Electronic Readouts: Level, Time, Speed (mph/kmh), Distance, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Calories, Watts, METs
  • Display Type: LCD with blue background and white characters (4 x 6 inches)
  • Workout Profile Display: 9 x 24 segments
  • Workout Feedback Display: 16-character message center
  • Unit Dimensions: 57 x 26 x 54 inches (L x W x H)
  • Unit Weight: 130 pounds
  • Maximum User Weight: 300 pounds




EZ Incline/Resistance.

Sport Training.

Fat Burn.


Heart Rate Hill.

Heart Rate Interval.

Extreme Heart Rate.
  • Manual: Gives you complete freedom to choose your own speed and incline levels.
  • Hill: Challenges you with intervals of multiple hills and valleys with each hill becoming progressively more difficult.
  • Random: Includes many different motivating combinations of hills and valleys.
  • EZ Incline/Resistance: Slowly and progressively increases resistance so you're less aware of the building demands.
  • Sport Training: Simulates outdoor training with a rigorous workout that features hundreds of different hills and valleys with a wide range of high and low levels of resistance.
  • Fat Burn (HeartSync): A great workout for beginners or for those days when you need a lighter workout. Automatically adjusts resistance to maintain your heart rate at 65 percent of your theoretical maximum.
  • Cardio (HeartSync): Maximizes caloric burn and boosts your energy level. Automatically adjusts resistance to maintain your heart rate at 80 percent of your theoretical maximum
  • Heart Rate Hill (HeartSync): An interval workout made up of three hills with each hill becoming progressively more difficult based on your heart rate goals The first hill is 70 percent of your maximum heart rate (HRMax) and gets harder with subsequent hills. The valley is always defined as 65 percent HRMax. Similar to training for sports activities such as hockey, basketball, and soccer.
  • Heart Rate Interval (HeartSync): Climb a series of alternating hills (80 percent HRMax). The number of times you climb each hill depends on your fitness level. Similar to training for endurance activities such as triathlons and running.
  • Extreme Heart Rate (HeartSync): Quickly raises and lowers resistance to get your heart rate up to 85 percent HRMax and down to 65 percent as quickly as possible. Similar to training for sports activities such as tennis, racquetball, football, and sprinting.
  • Goal Workouts: Determine your workout goal--including distance, calorie-burn, or target heart rate--and exercise until you reach it.
  • Custom Workouts (includes 2): Create and replay a favorite program with specific speed, incline, level, and target heart rate changes.
  • Race Mode: Challenge yourself by racing against a computer simulated pacer.
  • Cool Down Mode: Based on your workout's specific time, incline, and heart rate level, this customized cool down ensures that your heart rate properly returns to normal level.
  • Warm Up Mode: Participate in a pre-determined warm-up period before you begin your workout.
  • User Profiles (includes 2): Perfect for multi-user households, user profiles save your vital statistics, preferences, and custom workouts.
Manufacturer's Warranty
Lifetime warranty on frame, three years on parts, one year on labor
About the Warranty
This Life Fitness product is intended for home use only. Your warranty will be void if this product is used in a commercial setting.
About Life Fitness
What started as one man's pursuit to improve his own physical condition, eventually turned into a global fitness revolution. That man was Keene P. Dimick, the mastermind behind the legendary Lifecycle® exercise bike. The story of Life Fitness began when two young entrepreneurs, Ray Wilson and Augie Nieto, saw the promise of Dr. Dimick’s invention. Even though it was slightly ahead of its time, they believed the Lifecycle exercise bike could help generations of athletes, trainers, exercisers, and people everywhere live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.
Wilson and Nieto bought the rights to the Lifecycle bike from Dr. Dimick, perfected it, and sold it out of a motor home to health clubs across America. Despite the overwhelming odds and initial unpopularity of the Lifecycle exercise bike, the two passion-filled pioneers turned a two-man operation and a seemingly impossible vision into a prosperous reality. Along the way, they shaped the future of Life Fitness as well as the fitness industry, bringing cardiovascular training into the mainstream and helping ignite the health club boom.
Today, Life Fitness is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. It is the number one brand of fitness equipment in health clubs worldwide.

by Zeza(USE)
I have used Lifecycle Bikes in the gym, and this is the home version. I like the various cardio settings--the bicycle keeps adjusting the resistance to have your pulse-rate stay steady. As you get increasingly worn out over the workout, the resistance diminishes, yet your pulse-rate remains steady. The quality of construction is sturdy. All the pieces are secure and the assembly instructions are clear. It does take about 60-90 minutes to set up, but I am slow and check things a few times before going on to the next step. All needed tools are included. I opted for this bicycle over the Nautilus, but both are excellent choices.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine

Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Product Description
Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rower is the compact, transportable way to row yourself in to shape... GREAT PRICE! Limited space? Time? Budget? The Body Trac Glider 1050 Rower is for you. Compact and transportable with a footprint of 23 1/2" x 46", the arms fold down and the rower can be stored in a closet or in the corner of a room. Rowing is widely known to be of the best all around activities for cardiovascular fitness and strength a total body workout that is efficient, effective, low-impact and utilizes all major muscle groups including the back, legs, arms, abdominals and buttocks. Rowing is also of the best exercises for building a powerful back, as well as of the most effective low-impact aerobic exercises for increasing your metabolism for more efficient calorie and fat burning without the impact on your joints. Steel frame and aluminum middle beam is designed to resist years of use while giving you a stable, comfortable workout; Ball bearing roller process and adjustable hydraulic cylinder resistance arms mimic the smooth motion of rowing on the water; Multifunctional fitness monitor shows speed, distance, time, stroke count, and calories burned in the work of your workout, and keeps you motivated and on track to reach your fitness goals; Smooth gas shock resistance; Simple assembly; Folds to approx. 49 1/2 x 11 3/4 x 9 1/2" for storage; A great, compact workout at a great cost. Order Today! Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rower

by Rani(Ind)
The amount of resistance is adjustable & the machine is very calm. The only noise you listen to is from the shock absorber type gizmo which provides the resistance. It looks & feels like a more expensive piece of equipment, but provides the same type of workout that those higher priced models provide. Comparatively lightweight, the Stamina Body Glider comes in at around 35lbs. The light weight makes it simple to move the machine around. I am thoroughly satisfied with this machine so far & I would recommend it to somebody who is looking for a rower.

I have had this rower for a week now & it's been working great. The first rower I bought (a different brand of rower) broke down after 15 min of use, but the Stamina Body Glider is well built & very simple to make use of. The instruction booklet is very clear. It only took a couple of minutes to put the machine together.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Powerline P2X Home Gym with Leg Press

Powerline P2X Home Gym with Leg Press
Powerline P2X Home Gym with Leg Press
The P2X Home Gym adds functional pulleys to a traditional home gym platform, allowing users to perform a variety of exercises that recruit stabilizer muscles to exercise movements, such as pec flys and converging press. The Powerline P2 is the best of both worlds, combining functional and traditional exercises in a versatile design that gives you the free range of motion to receive a total body workout in a compact space. Gym Stations and Basic Exercises: Press Arm: Chest Press, Chest Mid-Row, Back ,Hyperextension, Incline Press. High Pulley: Lat Pulldown, Triceps Pressdown. Mid Pulley: Resistance Ab Crunch, Tricpes Extension, Lateral Fly. Low Pulley: Biceps Curl, Seated Row, Oblique Bend, Leg Adduction & Abduction, Upright Row, Lateral Deltoid Raise. Leg Developer: Leg Extension, Leg Curl. Fixed Functional Training Side Pullies: Pec flys, Converging Presses. Includes: 48" lat bar, low row bar, abdominal harness. Specifications: High strength one.5" x three.25" oval tubing Continuous weld, factory assembled frame parts. 7 gauge steel connecting plates. Sealed bearings at all pivot points. Electrostatically applied powder coated scratch resistant paint. four.8mm dia., nylon coated steel, 2200lb rated aircraft cable. Fiberglass reinforced nylon pulleys. Long lasting upholstery over high density foam. High density foam rubber hand grips and handles. Multiple chair and press arm adjustments. Dimensions with Leg Press: 71" L x 66" W x 83" H. Options: 50lb. Selectorized Weight Stack Upgrade.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Horizon Fitness EX-59 Elliptical Trainer

Horizon Fitness EX-59 Elliptical Trainer
Horizon Fitness EX-59 Elliptical Trainer
   by Ssandra(USE)
I've owned this elliptical for about weeks. The assembly was straightforward & only took me about an hour & a half to complete. As other reviewers said, each step of assembly has its own package of hardware which helps make putting it together much simpler. Also, all necessary tools are included.
As for the performance of the machine, I think it is great! I hadn't ever used ellipticals before but I am loving the workout this provides. There's ten levels of resistance & I have only gotten to level four so far. The machine is very calm, not silent, but much quieter than a treadmill. Also, there is no impact which is great for the knees. The handlebars provide a great arm workout. I find it fun to switch off powering my stride with more of my arms & then more of my legs. This is something that cannot be completed on a treadmill.
Also, I must say I am impressed with the internal speakers. I have my iPod connected & the sound is actually lovely. I mean not top-quality speakers obviously but the sound is excellent.
I would recommend this machine to anyone. I did lots of net research before this purchase & I am 100 percent satisfied with my decision. The warranty is better than most competitors which is another large and for Horizon Fitness.

Bring the gym home with the Horizon EX-59 elliptical trainer. Derived from extensive biomechanics research, this SixStar Certified™ machine will move the way you move. With a ZEROgap™ overlapping pedal motion, stress is eliminated from your back and hips, while the FLATellipse™ foot path mimics a natural walking or running motion that minimizes fatigue. The EX-59 offers 10 different programming options and Sonic Surround™ speakers with MP3 compatibility to keep your workouts fresh and motivating. Three LED display windows keep track of your time, distance and calories. The EX-59 offers a best-in-class lifetime frame warranty, 20-year brake and 1-year parts and in-home labor warranties.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ProForm 290 SPX Indoor Cycle Trainer

ProForm 290 SPX Indoor Cycle Trainer


ProForm 290 SPX Indoor Cycle TrainerEnjoy a topnotch workout without leaving the home with the ProForm 290 SPX indoor cycle trainer. Built to deliver the ultimate in cardio exercise, the 290 SPX is ideal whether you're a weekend warrior or a first-time fitness buyer.

The bike's built-in transport wheels make it easy to move from room to room.
The trainer is equipped with adjustable nonslip handlebars, helping you quickly find the perfect position for your workout. The pedals, meanwhile, include toe cages designed to keep your feet comfortably in place while increasing stability. For added intensity, you can flip the pedals and use them with the opposite side up. And users will love the elegance of the 290 SPX's chain drive system, which delivers a smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride. Other features include a padded seat that adjusts vertically and horizontally, a convenient water bottle holder, and built-in transport wheels for easy maneuverability.
  • Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Dimensions: 48.6 by 46.5 by 19.9 inches (W x H x D)
  • Warranty: 5 years on the frame; 90 days on parts and labor
About ProForm
When most people hear the name ProForm, they automatically think of treadmills. That's because in its early days ProForm revolutionized the treadmill industry with its now-world-famous SpaceSaver foldaway design. ProForm continues its tradition of quality and innovation today, with cutting-edge advances in cushioning, electronics, and reliability. Fortunately, ProForm wasn't satisfied with treadmills, unveiling a complete line of exercise bikes, elliptical machines, weight benches, and more--all geared to providing the most effective workout available