Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

First and foremost, recumbent cross trainers, recumbent elliptical trainers, recumbent elliptical cross trainers, recumbent cross trainer for seniors, recumbent cross trainer and elliptical allow you to sit down as you work out.

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Review of Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

Now, not every elliptical machine requires you to stand up as you use the machine. Incidentally, 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 comfort and adjustment options, making them the perfect piece of equipment for those who might have limited mobility.

Comparison of Best Recumbent Cross Trainers

User Weight Limit

Teeter FreeStep - 300 pounds

Body Champ Trio Trainer - 250 pounds

Body Rider Trio Trainer - 250 pounds

ProForm Hybrid Trainer - 350 pounds

Workout Machine Roles

Teeter FreeStep - Recumbent elliptical cross trainer

Body Champ Trio Trainer - Elliptical trainer, upright bike, recumbent bike, seated road bike, sprint road bike

Body Rider Trio Trainer - Elliptical trainer, upright bike, recumbent bike

ProForm Hybrid Trainer - Elliptical trainer, recumbent bike

Warranty

Teeter FreeStep - 1-year

Body Champ Trio Trainer - 1-year frame, 90-days parts

Body Rider Trio Trainer - 1-year frame, 90-days parts

ProForm Hybrid Trainer - 5-years frame, 90-days parts and labor

A/A+ Feedback

Teeter FreeStep - 90%

Body Champ Trio Trainer - 74%

Body Rider Trio Trainer - 69%

ProForm Hybrid Trainer - 75%

1-5 Rating

Teeter FreeStep - 5.0

Body Champ Trio Trainer - 4.8

Body Rider Trio Trainer - 4.5

ProForm Hybrid Trainer - 4.9

1. Teeter FreeStep

Teeter Recumbent – Teeter Recumbent Cross Trainer – Freestep Recumbent

Recumbent cross trainers

Key Features

First, the Teeter FreeStep is a seated recumbent elliptical cross trainer.

Second, the dual power motion gives you a full body workout using both leg and arm muscles to burn more calories.

Third, the FreeStep recumbent elliptical trainers can be used to separately exercise your legs, arms, biceps, triceps, chest or back. For example, you can modify the workout by using only your legs with a stepping motion that mimics a leg press, strengthening your glutes, quads and hamstrings. Or, you can target your upper body by re‑positioning the handles to isolate biceps or triceps while engaging chest and back muscles for added intensity and definition.

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 total body fat-burning cardio workout.

Fifth, the patented stride technology is used to create a natural striding motion that follows a smooth, linear path to eliminates stress on knees, joints, and back. So, it is gentle on the ankles, knees, hips, and back. Consequently, you get a zero-impact full or lower body fat-burning cardio workout without joint pain.

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

Also, you can use a simple dial to adjust the 13 levels of smooth near-silent variable friction-free magnetic resistance to get the desired workout intensity.

Finally, the battery powered, easy-to-read digital console is attached to the frame of the recumbent elliptical cross trainer. Furthermore, the console has a stand for your mobile 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, friction-free linkage system for driving the pedals.

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

Third, the seat has three reclining positions.

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

Fifth, the transport wheels help move the recumbent elliptical.

Next, it can be used by anyone weighing less than 300 pounds.

Also, the Teeter Recumbent is 54 inches long, 53 inches tall, the back base is 29 inches wide, while the front handles are 38 inches apart.

In addition, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors uses a whisper quiet, durable, friction free magnetic linkage system.

Furthermore, it comes with a water bottle holder.

Finally, this recumbent elliptical cross trainer comes with a 1-year warranty.

PROS

You can separately or in combination exercise your legs, arms, biceps, triceps, chest, back, upper body, and lower body.

2. Body Champ Trio Trainer

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

Recumbent cross trainers

Key Features

First, the BRT7989 Body Champ Trio Trainer can function as an elliptical trainer, an upright stationary bike, a recumbent bike, a seated road bike, and a sprint road bike. Moreover, you can effortlessly transition between all these five modes without unmounting or adjusting hardware. Consequently, it’s like getting five exercise machines in the footprint of one.

Second, the Trio Trainer Plus Two 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, a U-shaped handlebar with heart-rate monitor, for use as an upright bike.

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

Fourth, it has sensors, to measure your heart rate, integrated into the U-shaped handlebar.

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, transport wheels help move the 3-in-1 exercise machine.

Fourth, the Trio Trainer is 60 inches long, 64 inches tall, and 28 inches wide. Incidentally, it weighs about 100 pounds.

Fifth, 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.

Finally, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors comes with a 1-year warranty on the frame, while a 90-day warranty for parts.

PROS

First, you can use it as an elliptical trainer, an upright stationary bike, a recumbent bike, a seated road bike, and a sprint road bike.

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

CONS

However, it doesn't come with a water bottle holder.

3. Body Rider Trio Trainer

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

Recumbent cross trainers

Key Features

First, the Body Rider Trio Trainer can function as an elliptical trainer, as an upright bike, and as a recumbent bike. Consequently, it’s like getting three exercise machines in the footprint of one. Moreover, you can effortlessly transition between these three modes without unmounting or adjusting hardware. Consequently, it’s like getting three exercise machines in the footprint of one.

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

Third, it has easy to adjust motorized magnetic resistance with A/C adapter.

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

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

Fifth, 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.

Finally, this recumbent cross trainer for seniors comes with a 1-year warranty on the frame, while a 90-day warranty for parts.

PROS

First, you get an elliptical trainer, an upright bike, 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.

CONS

However, it doesn't come with a water bottle holder.

And, there is no media shelf on the console.

4. ProForm Hybrid Trainer

ProForm PFEL03815K

Recumbent cross trainers

Key Features

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-inch foot stride gives you a low-impact lower body workout.

Third, it has a water bottle holder conveniently located on the hybrid trainer’s frame.

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

Fifth, the LCD monitor displays track distance, cadence, estimated calorie burn, RPM, watts, and time. Also, it comes with an integrated tablet holder so you can stream iFIT workouts to your own smart device.

Furthermore, it has an onboard sound system, with dual 2” speakers, to help you follow along with your iFIT workouts or listening to music from your smart device.

Finally, the PFEL03815K has 16 silent digital magnetic resistance levels. So, if you subscribe to iFIT, the iFIT trainer can automatically adjust the 16 resistance levels.

Other Features

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

Second, the wide seat provides improved lumbar support.

Third, it 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.

Fifth, the inertia-enhanced flywheel gives 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.

Now, see a video of the ProForm Hybrid Trainer in use.

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

PROS

First, you get an elliptical trainer and a recumbent exercise bike all in the same machine.

Second, you can stream iFIT workouts to your mobile device with the sound coming from the machine’s speakers and workout intensity controlled by iFIT.

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

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