Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer
Price: 314.00 $|Official Website
If you are desirous of serious workouts for your body but do not want to subscribe to the monthly membership fee of the expensive gyms, Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer is the machine to buy. With this trainer at home, you can do cardio vascular workouts and derive all the benefits of aerobics exercises in addition to working towards your weight loss goal. The machine is pleasantly robust and provides smooth workouts given its low price in comparison to the much expensive trainers available in the market.
Description of Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer
It is no secret that Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer is not the high end expensive elliptical trainer but only a player in the entry level segment of the elliptical machines. One should not expect the same features and specifications as there are in an expensive trainer. Nevertheless, A40 from Schwinn is a solid looking trainer that is very stable and provides effective workouts in a noiseless manner. It is not shaky or wobbly as one would expect in a budget trainer. It has a high weight capacity of 275 pounds and is smooth in operation so you can even watch your favorite TV program while doing workouts.
Key features of Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer
- Lightweight and compact;
- Large LCD display;
- Good stride length;
- Heart rate monitor;
- Cooling fan for comfort during workouts;
- Full body workout;
- 8 resistance levels;
- Different pre set workouts;
- Enhanced inertia flywheel for smoother operation;
- Eddy braking system.
Pros of Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer
- Handlebars can be fixed or moving
This is a feature that allows individuals to switch from a lower body to a full body workout
- Rotating pedals
This feature makes sure that you always feel comfortable and there is no stress on your ankle as the elliptical trainer allows you to place the foot on the pedal in your own natural manner.
- Heart rate monitor
This is a feature that is found in more expensive trainers only. It allows you to keep track of the condition of your heart and design your workout to improve the health of the heart.
- 2 speed cooling fan
This is another feature found only in expensive machines but you get a 2 speed fan to keep yourself cool and comfortable while doing workouts.
- The flywheel is perimeter weighted and high inertia
These two features of the flywheel ensure that the elliptical trainer is able to provide a more fluid motion while doing workouts. This also means that you do not feel tired even after long workouts on this trainer.
- 7 workout programs
The trainer has 7 different workout programs, out of which 1 is manual while the other 6 are inbuilt to provide different workouts to an individual.
- Portable machine
This elliptical trainer from Schwinn is a lightweight machine that comes fitted with wheels on the frame that allow for easy movement from one place to another inside the home.
Cons of Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer
- The trainer is not ergonomically designed making its motions not very natural;
- The noise level is higher than desired;
- Warranty on the machine is lower than other trainers;
- Low weight means low weight capacity making it unsuitable for very heavy individuals less numbers of resistance levels and workout programs.
Authorized consumer reports
“This is a very good quality elliptical trainer available at a very low price. It has a solid feel to it and allows smooth workouts with very little noise. It is stable and inspires confidence while exercising. It is very easy to assemble and gives full body workout. I am totally satisfied with the machine and would recommend it to all those who do not want to spend on expensive elliptical trainers.”
“I was on the lookout of a good quality elliptical trainer without breaking the bank. This is one trainer that provides full value of money. It was very easy to assemble because of the illustration that is provided with the instruction manual. The LCD display is easy to read and understand. The machine does not make much sound so I am able to watch TV while doing my workouts.”
Our final thoughts on Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer
If you are a small man or woman with average weight, this could be a reasonable elliptical trainer for you. If you are on a tight budget, then also Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer is the preferred choice. The warranty is low but the machine is solid and sturdy with a decent stride length. It has a flywheel with enhanced inertia giving a fluid and smooth motion during workouts. It is compact and lightweight with built in wheels to be stored and carried along from one place to another. It can provide total body workout and also a workout for upper or lower body as desired by the individual.