Two of the biggest barriers to exercise and keeping fit are cost and time. Fortunately there are plenty of options at well under $200 that can provide a great workout and not break the bank. In this review we look at one of the best selling machines, the ProGear 360 Dual Action Stride Elliptical.
This is a compact and easy to use machine that can really put you through your paces, with out delivering a high impact. The beauty of the ProGear 360 is that due to its design it glides your legs smoothly and prevents potentially damaging joint impact.
We review the ProGear 360 Action Strider in detail.
As you can see from the image above, one of our favourite features of this elliptical is that rather than being limited to a back and forth motion this elliptical offers the ability to extend the legs to the side. This really steps up the quality and variance of the workouts. It also means that you can target more muscles in your legs and provide a great varied workout. Also if you have limited flexibility, or are recovering from injury this is perfect to let you stretch and workout with more variety.
We found that despite its fairly small frame the ProGear 360 feels robust and comfortable to use. The movement runs smoothly and efficiently. We really like the overall feel of the elliptical.
ProGear keep this price of this impressive machine low by keeping moving parts to a minimum. The drive of this machine in the user, you provide the power and keep everything moving. This makes the ProGear 360 very easy to live with, low maintenance and very reliable, with nothing that can break down or not start up.
There is some home assembly required. But its little more than attaching the console. A few minutes work to get the Elliptical from the box and you are all set!
At this price ProGear have included a good number of features, including a simple console allowing you to track your workout progress. All the usual stats are available:
- calories burned
- heart rate information.
The heart rate feature is great allowing you to stay within your training heart rate zone.
Resistance is controlled via a dial on the frame, allowing you to select 8 levels of resistance.
This elliptical is easy to move with the built-in wheels
The Exerpeutic 900XL includes a limited three-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
What are other reviews saying about the ProGear 360 Stride Air Walker LS with Pulse?
This is one of the most popular and highly reviewed piece of cardio equipment on Amazon. As pointed out it has received a ton of positive reviews. More than half of these are the top level 5 stars!
“Easy set up. Excellent workout. Easy on knees, yet burns calories. Unlike when using a bike, Fitbit records your steps. Woohoo! Helps me to meet 5-mile/day goal.”
“Just love this, it works perfect for me, fits at my standing desk and gives me the exercise I was looking for.”
“I absolutely love this machine and so does my family. To me, worth the money. Dripping sweat every time, hard core.”
Full Features of the ProGear 360 Action Strider:
- 36 inches Stride Length
- 180 Degree Range of Motion Leg Exercises
- Dual Action Workout Arms
- LCD Display with Large Numbers
- 15” Long Oversized Foot Pedals
- Adjustable Rear Floor Stabilizers
- Folds to ½ the Size
- 2.75 inches Tubular Steel Frame
- Transportation Wheels Included
- Super Quiet
- 1 Year Limited Warranty
Our verdict on the ProGear 360 Dual Action Stride Air Walker LS Elliptical
If you are looking for a great low priced and reliable workout then the ProGear 360 is hard to ignore. However the best seller and our recommendation is the Gazzelle Edge, which for the balance of popularity and value takes the top spot!
Gazelle Edge Review Summary:
- High-performance exercise glider for improved cardiovascular performance
- Unsurpassed range of motion goes from slow walk to full run with no sudden stops
- Easy-to-use, 5-function workout computer tracks speed, distance, time, and more
- Extra-wide, non-skid foot platforms; durable 1.5-inch rolled steel frame
- High-density foam handlebars; maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds