Arc trainers are alternative motion cross-trainers for exercisers of all levels. This non-impact machine is easier on the joints than walking while still being a fantastic workout for the lower body.
The arc cross-trainer: Comfortable, reliable and versatile
Many individuals and health club owners have turned to the arc trainer for its many advantages in maintaining and improving fitness. As the name implies, this trainer follows an arc motion as you move. It engages the same muscles as running does, without any of the impacts that can cause orthopaedic concerns and overuse injuries.
This training machine is great for gyms with lots of different kinds of users because it can adapt to whatever level the exerciser needs. People with limited mobility, exercise restrictions, or weak lower body strength can use it with ease, while those looking for a more intense workout will be satisfied. The arc trainer machine burns 9%-16% more calories than competitive machines, making it perfect for weight loss.
Other benefits of this machine include:
- Small footprint for tight workout areas
- 6” step-up height
- 1,200 watts of power
Arc trainer machines versus ellipticals
You might be wondering how arc cross-trainers stack up next to ellipticals, as at first glance, the two look quite similar. The key difference is in the motion of the footplate. While elliptical trainers move in an elliptical pathway, arcs travel in an arc. This reduces stress on the knee, with no unnecessary forward pushing involved like there is with the elliptical trainer.
Additionally, arcs have a level footplate, whereas ellipticals have a tilting one, which is better to balance the activity of your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. The greater activation of these large muscles produces the increased calorie burn of the arc machine. You can dial in a low or high-intensity workout, knowing your joints are still protected while getting great exercise no matter what.
Choosing the right arc trainer and console
At Life Fitness, we have a range of arc training machines. When you buy an arc trainer, you can precisely match your workout style or the needs of your health club clients to the equipment. We also have models to suit different budgets. When you shop for your trainer, be sure to check out the features for each machine, ranging from 21 incline levels to total-body vs lower body options.
The perfect console can enhance any workout, and we have an array of consoles to pair with our arc machines. Fun and functional don’t have to be mutually exclusive when you pick consoles that engage and entertain exercisers.
The benefits of investing in Life Fitness exercise equipment
When you purchase arc machines and other training equipment from Life Fitness, you get more than the highest-quality gear on the market today. We pride ourselves on our 50 years in the business and our other customer perks:
- Extensive infrastructure in Australia for ample inventory and quick delivery
- Superb customer service and field technicians to assist with problems
- On-site employee training, supplemented by videos and webinars
- Flexible financing to suit your needs
- Interior design expertise to assist with arranging your equipment
We’re here to respond to your questions and help you find the best equipment for your personal or health club needs. Contact us when you’re ready for the Life Fitness experience that changes bodies and changes lives.