Commercial Cross Trainers

Commercial Cross Trainers

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Commercial Cross Trainers

At the end of the nineties Cross Trainers were the new kids on the block in terms of fitness equipment, and only a few manufacturers were producing them, and not all of them were getting it right first time.

Now cross trainers are firmly established as a favourite exercise machine in many thousands of households and gyms across the world.

In commercial gyms the design and layout that has dominated has been the rear wheel system, were the user is planted on footplates between the flywheel housing at the rear and the handlebars and console at the front.

In recent years front wheel designs have been developed for commercial use. This configuration can deliver a superb elliptical path and at the same time save some valuable space in the gym.

One drawback with both these configurations is that they require the user to mount the machine from the side, adding to the space requirement and reducing the number of cross trainers a commercial gym can put out for use.

Also, the user experience is not always great when mounting from the side as it can be an ungainly action and sometimes very difficult, and potentially bordering on hazardous.

Getting on a cross trainer becomes easier when the configuration of the machine is changed so that the user steps on from the rear onto footplates which are positioned on top of the axle which is connected to the drive mechanism.

Designs like this are more compact, too. They are not as long as the conventional front and rear wheel machines. And because the user steps on from the rear these cross trainers can be positioned closer together. The gym owner is in a win-win situation, these very popular machines take up less space and the user benefits from having a piece of exercise equipment that is easier to access.