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Life Fitness R3 Recumbent LifeCycle with Advanced Console

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  • Self-powered recumbent exercise bike with Advanced Workouts Console, 20 levels of resistance and 10 workouts
  • Contact heart rate hand sensors; also includes Polar wireless HRM chest strap
  • Reclining seat with breathable mesh fabric back and 20 degrees range of motion
  • Front and side-mounted handlebars; oversized, dual accessory tray and built-in reading rack
  • 400-pound maximum user weight; 3-year warranty on parts, lifetime on frame

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Product Description

Product Description

An incredibly comfortable, quiet machine made with precision and attention to every detail. Warranty - Frame: Lifetime - Parts: 3 Years - Labor: 1 Year

Combining the ultimate in comfort with exceptional attention to detail, the Life Fitness R3 Recumbent LifeCycle provides a smooth, quiet ride as well as a reclining seat with a breathable mesh fabric back. And the self-powered R3 model doesn't require cords or outlets, so you can place it anywhere in your home. Pair the R3 with the Advanced Workouts Console for added workout variety and advanced programs to better help you reach your fitness goals. The R3 offers 20 resistance levels, 10 workout programs, and a maximum user weight of 400 pounds.

It includes both wireless and contact heart rate monitoring technology to keep you in your target heart rate zone--a Polar wireless chest strap is included--and the LifeCycle includes five HeartSync heart rate controlled workouts designed to keep you in your target heart rate zone. Other features include an integrated reading rack and accessory tray, front and side-mounted handlebars, reclining feature on the recumbent seat with 20 degrees of range of motion, and a heavy-duty welded steel frame.


    The Advanced Workouts Console.
  • Resistance System: Generator
  • Power Requirements: Self-powered
  • Resistance Levels: 20
  • Seat Adjustments: 13 positions
  • Frame: 1.5 x 3-inch welded steel frame
  • Pedals: Enhanced cushioning, non-slip, self-balancing pedals with straps
  • Electronic Readouts: Level, Time, Speed (mph/kmh), Distance, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Calories, Watts, METs
  • Display Type: LCD with blue background and white characters (4 x 6 inches)
  • Workout Profile Display: 9 x 24 segments
  • Workout Feedback Display: 16-character message center
  • Unit Dimensions: 57 x 26 x 54 inches (L x W x H)
  • Unit Weight: 147 pounds
  • Maximum User Weight: 400 pounds




EZ Incline/Resistance.

Sport Training.

Fat Burn.


Heart Rate Hill.

Heart Rate Interval.

Extreme Heart Rate.
  • Manual: Gives you complete freedom to choose your own speed and incline levels.
  • Hill: Challenges you with intervals of multiple hills and valleys with each hill becoming progressively more difficult.
  • Random: Includes many different motivating combinations of hills and valleys.
  • EZ Incline/Resistance: Slowly and progressively increases resistance so you're less aware of the building demands.
  • Sport Training: Simulates outdoor training with a rigorous workout that features hundreds of different hills and valleys with a wide range of high and low levels of resistance.
  • Fat Burn (HeartSync): A great workout for beginners or for those days when you need a lighter workout. Automatically adjusts resistance to maintain your heart rate at 65 percent of your theoretical maximum.
  • Cardio (HeartSync): Maximizes caloric burn and boosts your energy level. Automatically adjusts resistance to maintain your heart rate at 80 percent of your theoretical maximum
  • Heart Rate Hill (HeartSync): An interval workout made up of three hills with each hill becoming progressively more difficult based on your heart rate goals The first hill is 70 percent of your maximum heart rate (HRMax) and gets harder with subsequent hills. The valley is always defined as 65 percent HRMax. Similar to training for sports activities such as hockey, basketball, and soccer.
  • Heart Rate Interval (HeartSync): Climb a series of alternating hills (80 percent HRMax). The number of times you climb each hill depends on your fitness level. Similar to training for endurance activities such as triathlons and running.
  • Extreme Heart Rate (HeartSync): Quickly raises and lowers resistance to get your heart rate up to 85 percent HRMax and down to 65 percent as quickly as possible. Similar to training for sports activities such as tennis, racquetball, football, and sprinting.
  • Goal Workouts: Determine your workout goal--including distance, calorie-burn, or target heart rate--and exercise until you reach it.
  • Custom Workouts (includes 2): Create and replay a favorite program with specific speed, incline, level, and target heart rate changes.
  • Race Mode: Challenge yourself by racing against a computer simulated pacer.
  • Cool Down Mode: Based on your workout's specific time, incline, and heart rate level, this customized cool down ensures that your heart rate properly returns to normal level.
  • Warm Up Mode: Participate in a pre-determined warm-up period before you begin your workout.
  • User Profiles (includes 2): Perfect for multi-user households, user profiles save your vital statistics, preferences, and custom workouts.

Manufacturer's Warranty
Lifetime warranty on frame, three years on parts, one year on labor

About the Warranty
This Life Fitness product is intended for home use only. Your warranty will be void if this product is used in a commercial setting.

About Life Fitness
What started as one man's pursuit to improve his own physical condition, eventually turned into a global fitness revolution. That man was Keene P. Dimick, the mastermind behind the legendary Lifecycle® exercise bike. The story of Life Fitness began when two young entrepreneurs, Ray Wilson and Augie Nieto, saw the promise of Dr. Dimick’s invention. Even though it was slightly ahead of its time, they believed the Lifecycle exercise bike could help generations of athletes, trainers, exercisers, and people everywhere live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

Wilson and Nieto bought the rights to the Lifecycle bike from Dr. Dimick, perfected it, and sold it out of a motor home to health clubs across America. Despite the overwhelming odds and initial unpopularity of the Lifecycle exercise bike, the two passion-filled pioneers turned a two-man operation and a seemingly impossible vision into a prosperous reality. Along the way, they shaped the future of Life Fitness as well as the fitness industry, bringing cardiovascular training into the mainstream and helping ignite the health club boom.

Today, Life Fitness is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high quality fitness equipment for commercial and consumer use. It is the number one brand of fitness equipment in health clubs worldwide.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 180 pounds
  • ASIN: B001L1SD6A
  • Item model number: R3-XX0X-0303
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,906,661 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

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After owning a Life Fitness 5500R for 15 years (bought in 1995), I decided to upgrade to the the current "R1" (with the optional advanced console). While I was in the showroom, the salesperson convinced me to pay the extra $600 for the R3, primarily to get a seat with an adjustable back rest. While the seat looked better in the showroom (and felt better to sit in), when you get home and start a vigorous ride on the bike, your back presses into the mesh seat back, where there is a horizontal steel bar (inside the backrest that goes across the seat) which begins to dig into your back. If I could do it over, I would have bought the R1.

The R3 also has an internal generator that means you don't have to plug the bike into an electrical outlet, but that wasn't a significant factor in my decision.

I like all of the other aspects of the bike, especially:
1. Routines that work with a heart monitor (it changes resistance to take you between 65%-80% of your target max heart rate)
2. Allows for 2 user profiles, which keeps track of your calories burned cummulatively
3. Very solidly built -- feels like the bikes in the gym
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I did all my research and homework and confirmed that the LifeFitness R3 was the best of the best and the extra money was worth it. What's more, I trust Amazon, so to purchase it from Amazon was a no brainer and the only way I would go...not to mention, I got free (and fast) shipping from Amazon. Another reviewer said the seat on this model was not to his liking for various reasons and they he wished he got the next model down. I don't know what he is talking about. This bike, seat, the back of the seat, and all of it, is comfortable and worth the extra money. I was also amazed at how quiet the bike is. Nice feature. Lastly, there was some assembly, but don't let this discourage you. The instructions were simple to follow and refreshingly each bag of parts was numbered with the steps in the instructions. I have never seen that before. That should be mandated because it was awesome! It took my husband and I about 45min. to assemble. We love it!!! I wholeheartedly recommend this brand, this model, and Amazon. (The Amazon extras was I had the comforting and satisfying experience of an Amazon concierge. I never had this bonus before. "James" was great and responsive...and all he really did was keep me informed on shipping, but it was a nice feature to have a real body and email to correspond with about my purchase) The actual shipper was also responsive and A+ service.
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I've had the R3 for over a week now and I love it.
I looked at the Schwinns and the other recumbents but they didn't suit me
I'm 6'3" and weigh 365 lbs these other bikes where not rated for my weight
the bike arrived in about 5 days which was a surprise I was told it could take up to 2 weeks
When it arrives and you look at the instructions to assemble it, it seems confusing
but once started it went together rather fast and no problem
the bike is quite and stable, no shakes no problems
BUY IT !!!
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