Whether you’ve decided to purchase an elliptical for your home gym or are just exploring your options and doing the research, it’s important to consider the type of workouts you’ll be able to achieve on the equipment you purchase. After all, buying in-home fitness equipment allows you to achieve your fitness goals from the comfort of your own home.
As the creator of the first-ever elliptical, for 20+ years Precor has shown proven reliability—and unparalleled success—with its line of in-home and professional ellipticals. Precor wants you to get what you need from every workout. Here are just a few of the ways we stay ahead of the competition:
Get Results with the CrossRamp®, Resistance, and Speed
Precor is the only major manufacturer with an adjustable CrossRamp to alter the incline of your elliptical. By adjusting the plane of elevation, you not only still get a no-impact fluid motion, but also change your workout entirely by choosing which muscles you want to work.
To get an even more effective workout, combining the patented CrossRamp with added resistance and speed, you’ll notice a significant change in the muscles that are being worked. Increasing the CrossRamp’s angle will engage the quads, glutes, core, and hamstrings in different ways while also adding resistance that will help build muscle and burn calories.
Controlling Your Feet and Arms
To get the best work out on an elliptical, it’s important to pay attention to your feet. Precor ellipticals are biomechanically designed to make sure your heels don’t lift from the foot pedal.
Keeping your heels planted on the foot pedal ensures your whole lower body is engaged during your workout. If you’re working out on your toes (which can occur on competitors’ ellipticals), you’ll be engaging the smaller muscles in your legs, like your calves and shins. However, if your entire foot is planted on the footpad—like it will be with a Precor elliptical—you’ll involve the larger leg muscles, like your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. By engaging the large muscles, you’ll be able to work out harder and longer than if you’re only engaging the small muscles, which will tire out faster.
Ellipticals don’t only work your lower body, but can also incorporate your upper body as well if you desire. The choice of moving or stationary arms depends on your personal preference and what parts of the body you’re trying to work on. Many of the Precor elliptical models have moving arms because we want you to get the best total body workout possible. Realizing that sometimes you’ll want to work your arms and other times you’ll focus on your legs, we have several elliptical models that have convertible arms that adjust from moving to stationary to provide optimum flexibility in your workout.
While you’re working your lower body on the pedals with resistance, speed, and incline, you can also be working your shoulders, chest, back, and arms with the moving arms. If your focus is to get a great leg work out without utilizing your arms, choosing a machine with stationary arms is a great option as well. Precor is the only manufacturer with stationary and fixed arm ellipticals to provide our users with the best equipment to fit their needs.
What if Something Goes Wrong?
Precor designs and builds fitness equipment built to last, and this includes our ellipticals. Backed by one of the best warranties in the industry, Precor ellipticals boast a lifetime warranty on frame and welds and a 5-10 year warranty on parts and wear items.
If something does happen to your equipment during the warranty, we ensure you receive the quality service you deserve by providing Precor-certified dealers, installers, and servicers for your repair.
Through technology and service—and 20+ years of innovation, Precor continues to set the standard for ellipticals. As you consider your in-home purchase, try a Precor elliptical for yourself at one of our authorized Precor dealers. We know you’ll feel the difference.