The Schwinn 420 offers 16 computer-controlled resistance levels and 12 programs for workout variety, including six user-profile programs, one fitness test, and one custom workout. Its quick start functions allows you to easily change your resistance level while exercising to challenge yourself to the next level. It offers a natural-feeling 18-inch stride while the trainer's BioFit design will provide a comfortable feel on the footpads and handlebars. The handlebars also feature grip heart rate monitoring, which allows you to track your heart rate while you're exercising.
Features and Specifications:
- Biomechanically designed linkages means a comfortable and natural elliptical path
- Ergonomic handles for multiple workout positions; fixed and moving handlebars
- Perimeter weighted flywheel with high inertia for smooth, consistent workouts
- Oversized stabilizers and levelers that are built-in for a solid workout platform
- 12 workout programs, including 6 course profiles, fitness test and custom workout
- Integrated grip heart rate system for easy fitness monitoring
- Transport wheels
- 16 resistance levels
- Eddy Current Brake (ECB) resistance system
- 18-inch stride length
- Switchable from miles to kilometers (KM)
- Maximum user weight: 300 pounds
5 years on the frame, 1 year on parts and electronics, 3 months on wear parts, 3 months on labor
The Schwinn 420 offers biomechanically designed linkages for a comfortable and natural feel.
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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.