Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

Not every elliptical machine requires you to stand up as you use the machine. In fact, recumbent cross trainers, recumbent elliptical trainers, recumbent elliptical cross trainers allow you to sit down as you work out. Furthermore, the difference between recumbent elliptical trainers and recumbent exercise bikes is the pedaling motion, which is longer and has a lower impact on joints. Meanwhile, recumbent cross trainer and elliptical, along with recumbent cross trainer for seniors and others also features a handle on each side of the machine that you can move forward and back like a cross-trainer. In addition, all these recumbent cross trainers provide plenty of comfortability and adjustment options, making them the perfect piece of equipment for those who might have limited mobility.

Review of Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

Editor’s Choice of Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

1. Teeter FreeStep

Comparison of Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

table comparing recumbent cross trainers, that are reviewed below, will help you make a decision. Meanwhile, below is a list of these recumbent cross trainers listed in descending order of recommendations.

Teeter FreeStep

ProForm Hybrid Trainer

Body Champ Trio Trainer

Body Rider Trio Trainer

1. Teeter FreeStep

Teeter Recumbent – Teeter Recumbent Cross Trainer – Freestep Recumbent

Key Features

Recumbent Elliptical Trainer

First, the Teeter recumbent elliptical trainers are seated cross trainers.

Second, you can get a full body workout using both leg and arm muscles to power the recumbent elliptical cross trainer and burn more calories.

Third, the FreeStep recumbent elliptical trainers can be used to separately exercise your legs, arms, biceps, triceps, chest or back.

Fourth, the Teeter Recumbent’s three naturally reclined comfortable seated positions reduces body fatigue. Also, these seat positions eliminate stress on joints and back while delivering a full fat-burning cardio workout.

Meanwhile, the patented stride technology is used to create a natural stepping motion that is gentle on the ankles, knees, hips, and back. Consequently, you get a zero-impact full or lower body workout without joint pain.

Next, these recumbent elliptical trainers helps those with arthritis, Parkinson’s, or MS to stay active.

On the other hand, you can burn some real calories by increasing workout intensity using the resistance knob. In fact, you use a simple dial to adjust the near-silent variable magnetic resistance to get the desired intensity.

In addition, these recumbent elliptical trainers have an accessory holder for a water bottle.

Finally, the battery powered easy-to-read display console is attached to the frame of the recumbent elliptical cross trainer. Furthermore, the console has a stand for your phone or tablet. Meanwhile, the console displays time, distance, speed, and calories burned.

Other Features

First, the Teeter FreeStep recumbent elliptical cross trainer uses a licensed patented whisper-quiet maintenance-free linkage system for driving the pedals.

Second, the height of the seat can be adjusted using a spring-loaded adjustment knob.

Third, the length of the adjustable arms can be locked using auto-locking knobs.

Fourth, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors and others has transport wheels to help move the recumbent elliptical cross trainer.

Next, the Teeter recumbent elliptical cross trainer is 54 inches long, 53 inches tall, the back base is 29 inches wide, while the front handles are 38 inches apart.

Also, it uses a whisper quiet, durable, friction free magnetic linkage system, which lets you hear the TV and not disturb others in the room.

Finally, this recumbent elliptical cross trainer comes with a 90-day warranty. Meanwhile, the extended warranty is available for purchase.

PROS

First, the Teeter FreeStep can be used for a lower or full body workout to exercise your legs, arms, biceps, triceps, chest or back to quickly burn calories.

Second, the Teeter Recumbent’s three naturally reclined comfortable seated positions reduces body fatigue. Also, these seat positions eliminate stress on joints and back while delivering a full fat-burning cardio workout.

Third, the length of arms, seat height, and workout intensity are all adjustable.

Fourth, the friction free magnetic linkage system results in a quiet workout.

CONS

Regrettably, it only comes with a 90-day warranty. In fact, the Extended warranty is optional and is a separate cost item.

2. Body Champ Trio Trainer

Body Champ 3-in-1 – Trio Trainer – Trio Trainer Plus Two – 3-in-1 Exercise Machine - BRT7989

Key Features

Recumbent cross trainer

First, the Body Champ Trio Trainer can function as an elliptical trainer, upright bike, and as a recumbent bike. Consequently, it’s like getting three exercise machines in the footprint of one.

Second, the Trio Trainer Plus Two comes with three integrated handlebars. One for use as an elliptical trainer (also known as dual action), one for use as a recumbent bike (also known as pro cycle), and one for use as an upright stationary cycle (also known as wraparound).

Third, the BRT7989 can be used in five modes. In fact, the five modes are to use the BRT7989 as an elliptical trainer, upright bike, recumbent bike, seated road bike cycling, and sprint road bike cycling.

Fourth, you can effortlessly transition between all the five modes.

Next, there is a simple dial to adjust the magnetic resistance to get the desired intensity.

Also, it has sensors, to measure your heart rate, integrated into the wraparound handlebars.

Finally, the Body Champ Trio Trainer comes with a programmable console that features 21 training programs. In addition, the console has a media shelf.

Other Features

First, the Trio Trainer is usable by anyone weighing less than 250 pounds

Second, the height of the seat can be adjusted using a spring-loaded adjustment knob. Also, the seat can be moved to be either closer or away from the console.

Third, it has transport wheels to help move the 3-in-1 Exercise Machine.

Next, the Trio Trainer is 60 inches long, 64 inches tall, and 28 inches wide. Incidentally, it weighs about 110 pounds.

Also, it has a smooth magnetic-encased flywheel that is ultra-quiet so that you can use it early in the morning or late at night without disturbing anyone in the home.

PROS

First, you can use it as an elliptical trainer, an upright stationary cycle, a recumbent bike, a seated cycling bike, and a sprint road bike. Moreover, you can effortlessly transition from one mode to any other while also changing workout intensity.

Second, the Body Champ's 21 training programs will keep you motivated for the long haul.

CONS

However, assembling the Body Champ trainer may be a challenge for some.

Also, it is limited to those weighing less than 250 pounds.

3. Body Rider Trio Trainer

Body Rider 3-in-1 – Body Rider 3-in-1 Trio Trainer – Body Rider BRT5800 – BRT5800

Key Features

Sitting and standing workouts

First, the Body Rider Trio Trainer can function as an elliptical trainer, upright stationary cycle, and as a recumbent bike. Consequently, it’s like getting three exercise machines in the footprint of one.

Second, you can effortlessly transition between the three modes without unmounting or making adjustments.

Third, the Body Rider BRT5800 comes with three integrated handlebars.

Firstly, a dual-action handlebar for use as an elliptical trainer.

Secondly, a wraparound handlebar, at the base of the seat, for use as a recumbent bike.

Lastly, as a U-shaped handlebar with heart-rate monitor, for use as an upright bike.

Next, it has motorized magnetic resistance with A/C adapter.

Finally, the Body Rider 3-in-1 comes with a programmable LCD computer console that features 21 training programs with pre-set options and a heart rate monitor.

Other Features

First, the Body Rider Trio Trainer is usable by anyone weighing less than 250 pounds.

Second, the height of the seat can be adjusted using a spring-loaded adjustment knob. Also, the seat can be moved to be either closer or away from the console. In addition, the seat has a backrest and an extra cushion for safety and comfort.

Third, it has transport wheels to help move the Body Rider 3-in-1 Trio Trainer.

Next, the BRT5800 is 52 inches long, 63 inches tall, and 25 inches wide. Incidentally, it weighs about 90.3 pounds.

Also, it has a smooth encased magnetic flywheel that allows the machine to run quietly with continuous resistance-level adjustment. In addition, the flywheel is comparable to those used in professional-grade floor cycles.

PROS

First, you get an elliptical trainer, an upright stationary cycle, and a recumbent bike all in the same floor space. Moreover you can effortlessly transition between these three modes without making any changes to the machine.

Second, the programmable LCD console with 21 training programs and adjustable magnetic resistance gives you a variety of workouts to keep you motivated for the long haul.

CONS

However, the trio trainer is limited to those weighing less than 250 pounds.

4. ProForm Hybrid Trainer

ProForm PFEL03815K

Key Features

hybrid trainer

First, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer offers the same benefits, as an elliptical trainer and a recumbent exercise bike, for a low-impact workout. Consequently, it is like getting two exercise machines in the footprint of one.

Second, the Hybrid Trainer can be used to get an effective full-body cardio workout by engaging your arms, shoulders, and back with soft-touch upper body grips. While the 15 inches foot stride gives you a low-impact lower body workout.

Third, the PFEL03815K has 16 silent digital magnetic resistance levels.

Fourth, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors and others has a water bottle holder conveniently located on the hybrid trainer’s frame.

Next, the EKG grip pulse sensors on the fixed handlebars, used for a lower body workout, are used to give a quick estimate of your heart rate.

Also, it has an onboard sound system, with dual 2” speakers, to help you follow along with your iFit trainer or listening to your own music.

Finally, the LCD monitor displays track distance, cadence, estimated calorie burn. RPM, watts, and time. Also, it comes with an integrated tablet holder. In addition, you can stream interactive iFit workouts to your own smart device to stay engaged and motivated as you work out.

Other Features

First, the ProForm PFEL03815K is usable by anyone weighing less than 350 pounds.

Second, the wide seat provides improved lumbar support.

Third, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors and others has front-mounted transport wheels.

Fourth, the Hybrid Trainer is 70.5 inches long, 60.5 inches tall, and 24.5 inches wide. Incidentally, it weighs 117 pounds.

Next, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors and others has an inertia-enhanced flywheel for a smooth workout.

Also, the ProForm PFEL03815K has oversized, cushioned, adjustable pedals. Indeed, they help you find the most comfortable position when you are using the PFEL03815K as an elliptical trainer or a recumbent bike.

Finally, it comes with a 5-year warranty on the frame and a 90-day warranty on parts and labor.

PROS

First, you can get a lower and upper body workout with an elliptical trainer and a recumbent exercise bike all in the same floor space.

Second, you can stream interactive iFit workouts on your own smart device, resting on the tablet holder, and using the Pro Form's sound system with its two 2" speakers.

Finally, The ProForm hybrid trainer can be used by anyone weighing up to 350 pounds.

CONS

However, at 70" this is the longest of the hybrid trainers reviewed here.

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