Stamina Avari GX 8 Cross Trainer Elliptical
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- High-quality, self-powered elliptical cross trainer with dual-action arms
- Patent-pending Up-Link technology lets you focus on upper or lower body
- 25 resistance levels and 15 programmed workouts, including heart rate targets
- StayPut foot pedals with 180-degree rotating toe/heel pieces for stability
- 300-pound capacity; measures 26 x 65 x 100 inches (W x H x D)
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A great way to burn calories when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the Stamina Avari GX 8 cross trainer is an ideal choice for home workout enthusiasts. The Avari GX 8 is distinguished by its patent-pending Up-Link technology, which lets you choose whether to emphasize your upper or lower body while on the trainer for a more balanced overall workout. In manual mode, you'll enjoy complete control of the speed and resistance. As an alternative, you can let the advanced computer system take over, with an interactive program that keeps you working within your target heart rate zone--a surefire way to achieve maximum fitness results. In total, the trainer offers 15 programmed workouts and 25 resistance levels, helping it accommodate all fitness levels and exercise goals. Plus, it's easy to adjust the speed and resistance on the fly thanks to the intuitive push-button controls.
The Avari GX 8 is self-powered, so you can enjoy the smooth, quiet elliptical motion regardless of whether you're near an electrical outlet. The Stay Put foot pedals, meanwhile, offer 180-degree rotating toe/heel pieces that position the feet correctly and keep them in place. Finally, the trainer offers a large, easy-to-read console that tracks your workout time, resistance level, heart rate, time, calories burned, RPM, distance, and speed. Other details include an interactive heart rate monitor with a hand sensor and telemetry strap, a 20-inch natural stride, and a 300-pound weight capacity. The Avari GX 8 measures 26 by 65 by 100 inches (W x H x D) and carries a five-year warranty on the frame and a one-year warranty on parts.
Features and Specifications:
- Dual action handlebars works upper and lower body
- Up-Link technology to increase or decrease upper body workout intensity
- StayPut foot pedal with 180 degree rotating toe/heel piece to position feet either to the front or back of the pedal without slipping
- Push-button control to change programs, adjust speed, and change resistance on the fly
- Self-powered, no electrical outlet needed
- Interactive heart rate monitor, hand sensor and telemetry strap
- Choose programs that adjust your workout to keep you within your target heart rate zone
- Large, easy-to-read console displays workout time, resistance level, heart rate, calories burned, time in target heart rate zone, RPM, distance, and speed
- 15 program options
- 25 resistance levels
- 20-inch natural stride
- 300-pound weight capacity
- Footprint: 26 inches wide by 100 inches long
- Height: 65 inches
- Targeted Training: Low-impact cardiovascular fitness, upper and lower body strengthening
- Recommended Use: Light commercial-quality elliptical for home use
- Material: Painted, pewter gray steel frame
- Assembly required
Five-year frame warranty, one year warranty on parts
What's in the Box?
Avari GX 8 elliptical trainer, owner's manual
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Top customer reviews
I only have a couple of complaints, but none that would affect my rating. The first is that the machine started making weird noises within a few days of use, namely a low thumping in the rear, and there's some friction in the sliders. I thought it would get worse, as has been the case with other fitness equipment I've owned that has moving parts, but it's been a few weeks now and there's been no change. The noise definitely does not interfere with anything, including watching television at normal volume while working out.
My second complaint is more of a worry, since the warranty on this product is not as good as other brands offer. I considered this when making my purchase, and decided that it wasn't worth paying at least twice as much for an elliptical with a better replacement policy. As long as I get a year's use out of this machine, it'll already have been a more cost effective option than a gym membership; due to joint problems, I'm only able to use the elliptical and recumbent for cardio, and the elliptical offers the better workout.
The tray below the monitor is perfect for up to two bottles (or one bottle and a TV remote), music device or e-reader, and even a magazine. Although unintended, the smaller handles allow you to read a thicker book as they hold back the pages without making it too difficult to turn them. In short, if you spend any part of your day watching television, listening to music, or reading, you have no excuse not to use the elliptical on a daily basis.
Want to stop and change direction? Ok but you'll have to reset back to your previous settings as well as remembering how long you were already on there since the entire machine shuts down as soon as no motion is detected. Want to just take a quick rest for a few seconds to stretch your legs? Ok but again you will have to reset all of your previous settings since the machine shuts down as soon as no motion is detected.
I understand this is a battery operated machine rather than a wall operated machine however as great as this plug-less option is you will find yourself to grow EXTREMELY annoyed that you can't change direction or stop for a mini break without losing your current time and settings.
*HOWEVER I tried to research if this is the case for all machines and have not found anything. If someone could please inform me weather I just need to buy replacement batteries or if there is a workaround to keep it on I would HAPPILY give this machine 5 stars.
Enough with that heres a general list of pros and cons:
+Loads of workout settings
+Heart Rate Sensor/Speed/and Wattage information on computer
+Shelf has two cup holders and middle tray, great for a drink and a book.
(I would say lock in foot pedals but to be honest they are rather pointless, feet generally shouldn't be sliding around anyways.)
-Roll wheels are awkwardly placed, found it to be challenging to roll the machine alone (21/bodybuilder). Also NO handles in front to assist with lifting to use the roll wheels which will make it nearly impossible to do if you are of an older age or in general lack above average strength.
-Screen shuts off as soon as no movement is detected, can't reverse direction/take small break w/o having to reenter previous settings. (Lose time as well)
-Plastic foot locks feel kind of cheap, although as I mentioned above you shouldn't even need to use them... comes down to preference really.
*Also on the note of the spacing for the foot sliders hurting the other customer's feet I did not notice any discomfort however I was also wearing shoes. If you plan on not wearing shoes (although I would recommend it for the support) you can always shop around for rubber matting and cut to size, should solve the problem. Also please don't let it bother you that I am not "Amazon Verified" with the purchase, I'm way too busy to sit around and review products I don't own! :D Thanks and I hope this helped!
I completely forgot to come back and update my review but the screen does in fact stay on! The problem was that the batteries were dead therefore they weren't sustaining their charge to keep the screen on. Ordered the replacements on Amazon and now it works like a charm!
The main reason we sold it is because it makes your feet numb. On the trays your feet stand on, there is a crack down the middle that is meant to adjust to the size of shoe you wear. However, after a little time on the machine, you definetely notice it and we found it too bothersome to continue. I tried to remedy this by cutting out 0.5'' thick rubber pads on top of the foot pedals, but I still feel the crack. Not sure why nobody else has found this annoying!
I guess I could say 1-star because I find it un-usable, but it is quiet and sturdy.
It is all over the internet for around $400(including one place for $325.00 with no tax or shipping).
If you paid over $700 for this I would feel bad... but for $399 it is a great, sturdy, QUIET machine. It works great. Has lots of features and my wife loves me for it.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This thing is HUGE compared to all the other ellipticals in the store. AND HEAVY. Plan on having 4 people to move it while in the box. At least 3 very strong when the base unit is out of the box. It is heavy!!!! Also don't plan on moving it around the basement. It has wheels but is not something you will wheel out to use everyday. Plan on leaving it where you use it.
These are NOT cons... they are just the reality of a very well built piece of exercise equipment that you would find in a professional gym.