Cross Trainers vs. Ellipticals
Not all cross trainers are created equal.
refers to working various parts of the body by combining different exercises in a variety of ways. Typically one activity or sport trains certain parts of the body but not others. Cross training aims to eliminate this. Cross trainers are generally non-impact machines – sometimes called “ellipticals” – which refers to a specific motion. All ellipticals are cross trainers but not all cross trainers are ellipticals.
The Arc Trainer Burns More Calories
More results in less time.
Research shows that the Cybex Arc Trainer burns more calories than any other cross trainer or elliptical cross trainer tested. The science behind the Arc Trainer’s big calorie burn is the Arc motion. It engages the right muscles – quads and glutes – that demand lots of energy from the body when they are called upon to work. That means big calorie burn. Because the Arc Trainer is demanding of the muscles, not the joints, it can be used longer without putting a strain on the knees, hip or back.
Three Machines in One
Train for strength, power, endurance, cardio, and weight loss.
The Cybex Arc Trainer offers broad incline and resistance ranges which mean it is really 3 machines in one. At the lower incline levels, the “glide” is a cross country skier. In the mid-range levels, the motion is a “stride” (like an elliptical except with proper positioning). At the high levels, the “climb” of a stepper or climber. Glide, Stride, and Climb. There are lots of programs that also make the Arc Trainer fun to use.
Learn about the research behind the Arc Trainer.
Easy on the Joints & Knees
No more danger from "elliptical knees."
Unlike other cross trainers and ellipticals on the market, the patented Arc pattern of motion allows the hip and knee to move synchronously while the foot stays under the knee reducing joint pains and providing a more comfortable workout.
Learn more about why people love the Arc Trainer for their workouts.