Why choose a Precor EFX Series Elliptical
Precor have developed a range of high end ellipticals to help you achieve your fitness goals; looking good, feeling great, training for an event or just losing weight. With the feel of a quality machine it gives you the confidence to push hard and maximise every minute of your workout.
If you are a regular user of fitness equipment you may have come across Precor in gyms, hotels, spas, corporate health centers and even homes. With the high end components, and quality they give years of service and look great.
Precor with the First Elliptical Machine
Back in 1995 there were no elliptical trainers. Precor were the first to market a range of products they titled the EFX. The mainstay of cardio equipment were treadmills / running machines, rowing machines or bikes.
The huge advantage of ellipticals was the low impact workout offered. No more pounding the deck of the treadmill! Not only that but with the configuration of the machine meant the that it could offer a full body workout with the arms and legs working in harmony. This revolutionary motion provided a great training platform for all levels from beginners to elite athletes.
The unique Precor Motion
Percore have actually patented the motion of their ellipticals.
In essence they have designed the stride to keep both feet on the pedals. If you are familiar with other ellipticals you may notice that your feet/ heels kick up at the end of the motion.
The signature motion of the EFX series is that your feet remain planted at all times. The advantage being its more comfortable and there is less chance of your tendons or muscles becoming over streched.
With its smooth motion, and easy natural rhythm, it was easy to lull users into thinking that they were not working as hard as they might be. This was an illusion, strap on a heart rate monitor and you will see that you are working just as hard on an elliptical as you are on a treadmill or bike. This was revolutionary when the EFX series were introduced and helped Precor generate a lot of interest in their elliptical range. This makes a percore one of the best elliptical machine for home use.
CrossRamp® adjustable Height.
In order to target exactly the muscles you want All Precor Crosstrainers feature the CrossRamp technology. This allows the angle of the ramp to be adjusted. This can be up to 40 degrees on some models.
By changing the height of the stride you change the path that the feet follow. This changes the muscles needed to complete the motion. It also gives the effect of climbing, which adds an extra level of intensity to the workout.
This feature is found an all commercial and domestic EFX models
Worried about where your new elliptical will fit? Percore have considered this an provide a great utility to plan your workout area and see exactly where everything will go.
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Full Body Workout
In order to engage the arms most EFX models have handle bars to work the upper body in unison with the lower body. These provide stability and additional power when working out, ensuring that you can maintain correct posture and form. Some models allow these handle bars to be fixed, so you can choose if you prefer to work the upper body, or simply benefit from the extra support they can provide.
Precor have won many awards, including top rated elliptical machines 2012, Best Elliptical Machine 2013.
Before we look at the details of the warranty, its worth considering the commercials of any warranty offered. If you were going to build a product that you knew would break in 18 months, then you would only want to offer a warranty of 12 months.
Precor equipment is built to the highest possible standards, using state of the art production methods. It is designed to stand up to a lifetime of use in 24 hour gyms.
All Precor EFX models come with either a 5 or 10 year warranty, on parts and wear. This is extended to a lifetime warranty on the frame and welds. If you are lucky enough to have a commercial product in your home then this warranty extends automatically to 10 years what ever the EFX item you purchase.
This gives some background to the Precor EFX series.
Precor EFX Home Fitness Range:
|Model||EFX 5.21||EFX 222||EFX 5.25||EFX 5.31||EFX 5.33||EFX 5.37||EFX 835||EFX 833|
|Link To Review||EFX 5.21 Review||EFX 5.23 Review||EFX 5.33 Review||EFX 5.37 Review|
|Precor Series||Home Series||Home Series||Home Series||Premium Home||Premium Home||Premium Home||Club Commercial Equipment||Club Commercial Equipment|
|Manual 3 positions||Manual 3 positions||Automatic, 15 - 25 degrees||Automatic, 15 - 30 degrees||Automatic, 15 - 30 degrees||Automatic, 15 - 40 degrees||Automatic, 13 - 40 degrees||Automatic, 13 - 40 degrees|
|Handlebars||Fixed||Moving||Moving||Fixed||Moving||Premium convertible, moving or fixed||Moving||Fixed|
|Heart Rate||Touch and telemetry, chest strap not included||Touch and telemetry, chest strap not included||Touch and telemetry, chest strap not included||Telemetry only, chest strap not included||Touch and telemetry, chest strap not included||Touch and telemetry, chest strap included||Touch and telemetry, chest strap not included||Touch and telemetry, chest strap not included|
|Size (L x W x H)||76" x 29" x 62"||76" x 29" x 62"||76" x 29" x 62"||84" x 31" x 63"||84" x 31" x 63"||84" x 31" x 63"||80" x 32" x 68"||80" x 32" x 68"|
|Weight||163 lbs.||183 lbs||184 lbs||210 lbs||240 lbs||240 lbs||338 lbs||318 lbs|
|Power||120v plug in||120v plug in||120v plug in||120v plug in||120v plug in||120v plug in||Self-powered||Self-powered|
|Warranty||Lifetime frame and welds; 5 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 5 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 5 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 10 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 10 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 10 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 10 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor||Lifetime frame and welds; 10 years parts and wear items; 1 year labor|