Bring the gym into your home and get an efficient, high-caliber workout with the Horizon EX65 elliptical trainer, which works your legs as well as your upper body. Perfect for rigorous training routines, the EX65 offers programmable resistance with an 10-level range. The heavier 6.5 kilogram flywheel maintains pedal and arm momentum and offers a smooth, quiet operation. It includes nine preset programs--manual, intervals, weight loss, rolling, reverse train, random, user 1, user 2, and target heart rate. The contact heart rate monitor is built into the smaller subsidiary handles below the computer console, and also includes a cooling fan. The SmartBoard computer console has a blue backlit LCD display screen and easy-to-access control buttons for changing resistance and incline.
The Horizon Superconductor flywheel design provides continuous velocity, so as your feet move the pedals, the momentum carries you through the complete motion. It also applies a magnetic brake to the flywheel for resistance for more consistent resistance during a workout. The Instep stacked flywheel design--with the flywheel above the pedals versus in line with them--gives you a lower step-on height. You get a stride length that's longer, more natural, and more versatile across users, workouts and fitness levels. And, as an added benefit, the unit is smaller and shorter, so it fits in almost any room, including low-ceiling basements.
Horizon's Ergoflow elliptical geometry is around your body, not the machine's components. The distance between the pedals have been narrowed to create a more natural walking motion, and the pivoting footpad imitates how your foot's position changes as you move forward. And a more natural, ergonomic movement means less stress on your knees, hips, and lower back, so you enjoy longer workouts and faster results.
- Resistance: Programmable with 1 to 10 range
- Flywheel: 6.5 kilograms
- Step-on height: 9 inches
- Stride length: 18 inches
- Crank arm length: 9 inches
- Pivoting foot pad
- Pedal spacing: 2.75 inches
- Weight capacity: 275 pounds
Frame - lifetime; brake - 10 years; parts and labor - 1 year
About Elliptical Trainers
Elliptical trainers represent the next wave of advancement in low-impact cardiovascular exercise machines and continue to grow in popularity. By simulating motions experienced through walking, stepping, cycling, and skiing, elliptical machines allow for a smooth and fluid motion while building strength in the arms and legs. Similar to the exercise position for treadmills, elliptical trainers are used by standing in an upright position while holding the handrails of the machine. With elliptical trainers, however, your feet remain in the foot pedals throughout the exercise regimen and circulate in a smooth and seamless motion, resulting in little to no impact on the knees, back, and hips.
Elliptical trainers are compatible for all ages and fitness levels and allow you to select the difficulty level through the incline and intensity settings. Additionally, elliptical trainers allow you to determine the complexity of your workout based on your needs, all while listening to music, watching television, or reading a magazine while exercising in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Although different types of elliptical trainers offer an assortment of features, many of them include an array of challenging programs, forward and reverse directional movement, EKG grip pulse handles, a lightweight portable design with easy fold-up capability, and a monitor displaying calories burned, distance, speed, time, and heart rate. Other types of exercise machines, namely treadmills and bikes, offer excellent cardiovascular exercise and muscular training for the legs in a forward-motion exercise. Elliptical trainers take this to the next level by offering an upper and lower body workout with dual motion, challenging and diverse programs, and a low-impact exercise machine that won't strain sensitive joints.
About Horizon Fitness
Horizon is part of Johnson Health Tech, one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment in the world. They are committed to designing, engineering, and manufacturing superior products for health clubs and homes. Horizon's manufacturing facilities rank among the most sophisticated in the industry, with an intricate mix of robotics and skilled workers that maintain the highest standards of accuracy and quality. Every stage of manufacturing has a testing phase and 10 percent of Horizon's products go through a rigorous quality inspection that includes completely taking them apart and reassembling them.