The smooth, frictionless SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance system allows you to adjust your workout intensity without interrupting your workout. Choose from multiple intensity levels to target specific workout and conditioning goals. The L.E.D. Pacing Coach function lets you know when it's time to work a little harder or slow down so you can get the most out of every workout. Get an accurate pulse reading with the convenient heart rate sensors built into the handlebars--simply grip them for a reading of your heart rate. The built-in, two-speed CoolAire Workout fan creates air currents from 4 to 6 miles per hour, the ideal range for body cooling, so you'll stay comfortable and cool throughout your workout. The StrideSelect 825 has a footprint of 24 by 65 inches and it's 51 inches tall.
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.