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Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer

Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer is popular and robust elliptical trainer. It is not the lightest elliptical trainer around (150 pounds - around 68 kg), but strength requires mass. With 300 pounds (136 kg) of maximum user weight and many other features, this elliptical trainer comes at reasonable price.schwinn-425-1

Schwinn 425 Features and Specifications

Product Overview:
- Compact front drive
- Fixed 18" stride
- 12 levels of magnetic resistance
- Grip heart rate sensors
- 6 leveling points for a stable workout platform

schwinn-425-3Oversized Console Loaded with Features:
- Large 5" X 2.25" LCD window
- 10 programs and 2 users settings
- 3 speed fan
- Speakers

Additional Features:
- Articulating Foot Plate
- Fan
- Transport Wheels
- Water Bottle Holder
- Reading Rack
- AC adaptor (included)
- Transport wheels

- Dimensions: 62 by 26 by 71 inches (LxWxH)
- Machine weight: 150 pounds
- Max User Weight: 300 pounds
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 years on the frame, 1 year on parts and electronics, 3 months on wear parts and labor

Just to be sure, always check warranty when buying this kind of equipment. Also, read manual, especially what is written in small letters :o)

As said before, this is a little bit heavier elliptical (68kg, 150 pounds), but it also has max user weight of 136kg (300 pounds). Due to transport wheels, it is easily moved around, but it also has 6 leveling points - if possible, place this exercise machine on it's spot, level it there and use it whenever you can.

It has very intuitive controls, relatively large LCD screen (good solid LCD screen, but nothing ultra special), customizable programs, heart rate monitor and other features that help with any specific fitness goals like build endurance, build stamina, burn fat etc.

Like any other elliptical exercise machine, Schwinn 425 can help in increasing energy expenditure, burning fat and toning muscles of entire body - I say 'toning', since cardio exercises hardly can build new muscles like workouts with weights.

Anyway, to get into the shape, follow reasonable diet with calorie deficit of some 500 calories per day below your maintenance level, sleep and rest enough and eat properly. If you are going for a diet, or you plan on losing plenty of weight, check your health at your doctor or physician. After all, they can recommend you maximum heart rate during exercises - this is especially important for heavier people having office jobs.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to follow Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

Note: Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer has being replaced by newer model - Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine, which is very similar, but improved model. More details about it can be found on Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine Amazon page (link opens in the new window) or on our Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine page.

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