Throughout history, leading fitness equipment manufacturer and supplier Precor has been at the vanguard of fitness innovation. Having created the original elliptical category in 1995, Precor once again spearheads advancements in the sector, with the launch of the Experience™ Series EFX® 800 with Converging CrossRamp®.
The patented Converging CrossRamp® is designed to mimic a person’s normal converging path of motion as they walk and run, making exercise feel more natural. Its unveiling follows threeindependent research studies, along with rigorous testing to optimise the design. Studies were also commissioned on diversity of motion paths and the impact on the body, such as how muscle activation patterns can change depending on the training angle. The ramp inclines from 10 to 35 degrees enabling even more workout variety.
Along with the Converging CrossRamp®, other premium attributes include a modernised design with a sleeker frame and the choice of either fixed or moveable handlebars. Plus a more personalised workout with the new P82 touch screen console, which features Android-based technology, faster processing speeds and embedded Wi-Fi.
BOOSTING EFFICIENCY FOR FITNESS FACILITIES
Enhanced serviceability is a key componentof the new design, which is easier to clean and maintain. A covered ramp and rear-drive housing help protect the machine from dirt, dust and sweat; an attribute gym owners at the Anytime Fitness 2016 conference enthused about. The addition of the Active Status Light™ alerts staff when the machine needs attention. Pivot joints and tool-less detachable panels enable easier access that only requires a Philips screwdriver or bare hands, drastically reducing the amount of time spent attending to maintenance.
Jim Birrell, Precor’s chief innovation officer said: “When we created the category in 1995 with the original EFX®, there was nothing like it on the market. Operators loved the EFX® because it attracted new members and exercisers were drawn to it because it offered anunmatched fitness experience.
“The newest EFX® takes all the science and business insights that we’ve collected over the past two decades and incorporates them into this unrivalled, updated Precor version.”
Greg Stephenson, fitness director at the University of Minnesota comments: “We love our current EFX® ellipticals and it’s hard to believe Precor has improved on something that was already a well-designed machine, but they did.”
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