Moving up the price range we are now going to have a look at the JTX Transition Folding Cross Trainer. This is a cross trainer that has some serious settings for intense training but also saves a lot of space in the home.
JTX are a company that believes in delivering the best fitness equipment for your home to give you the best experience without going to the gym. This trainer is very well though about for home use combining a brilliant space saving design and also still managing to hold on to the great features that will make your training sessions feel great. When you compare the space this trainer takes up compared to other comparable cross trainers on the market you will be very surprised.
The JTX Transition Folding Cross Trainer Features
Below we are going to run through some of the very impressive features on the JTX Transition. This offer all of the settings and function to give very high intensity work outs.
Adjustable Stride Length
The JTX Transition has an impressive stride range starting at a small 13 inches for the less intense workouts going right up to 20 inches for the very intense workouts. The more you increase the stride length the harder it gets. This adjustable stride length is well suited to more than one user where every body has different settings for fitness levels and comfort. The twenty inch stride length gives the trainer an action that is similar to running.
The smooth action is managed by a heavy seventeen kilogram fly wheel that is neatly tucked away into the body of the cross trainers. There are sixteen levels of resistance that vary from the hardest setting for very tough workouts for the fittest people out there to the lower settings for those of use who need to build fitness from scratch. Again, this is ideal for multiple users where fitness levels will be different. The controls are very easy and quick to operate.
Adjustable Stride Length
You can really push yourself with this feature by opening up the stride width and increasing the intensity. This is a great feature for mixing up the workouts that you do and stop it from being repetitive and also as you get fitter you will be able to push yourself harder. Conversely for the beginners you will be able to ease your self into training with a narrow stride length. By mixing up the stride length you will also build different muscle groups. At the widest the stride length is 20 inches going to down to 13 inches. This is very adjustable compared to a lot of trainers at this price level.
16 Resistance Levels
The JTX Transition has plenty of magnetic resistance levels to ease your way up to peak fitness. The lowest levels will be great for the beginner to start training and the highest of the sixteen levels will give the experienced athlete a very good workout.
19 Preset Training Programs
The nineteen preset training setting will give you a varied workout routines and stop you from getting bored. It will also enable you to work on all areas of your fitness at the click of a button and without having to research lots of different types of training. The heart rate programs can be monitored on the LCD display if you are wearing a Polar heart rate monitor. The different programs centre around endurance, heart rate, sprints and interval training giving you a complete set of calorie burning workouts.
The Transition cross trainer is designed to save space and offer great performance. The size of a cross trainer is very often the deciding factor for many of us when we are looking to buy. As homes in the UK get smaller and smaller and room size decreases we need to really use our space well. The average family home has to host busy lives as well as make space for everyone’s things. It’s very often the fitness equipment that has to go. The JTX Transition cross trainer can sit in the corner of a room without intruding on the space, when you are ready to start training you can undo the catches and unfold it ready to go. This is really quick and easy to do and is no hassle what so ever making it a very convenient cross trainer.
Here are the dimensions in normal and space saving set up.
- Length while training: 185cm
- Length when folded up: 123cm
- Width: 87cm
- Height: 173cm
The real genius of this design is that it offers all of this space saving with absolutely no compromise in performance and features. Impressive!
Value For Money And Warranty
This cross trainer is build for very particular circumstances. If you have enough space to have a cross trainer and are not worried about size then you could get a cheaper model like the JTX Tri Fit that will do the same things for less money. If, however, you are really pushed for space then this is great value for money as you are purchasing a cross trainer that is going to allow you a piece of equipment where you would usually need a lot of space.
The JTX warranty is good on this model with a two year in home warranty. The design of this cross trainer is more complicated than a lot with many moving parts which means potentially more that could go wrong but you can be rest assured that you will be covered in the first two years if you do have any problems.
Summing It Up
To round it up the JTX Transition Folding Cross Trainer is a brilliant trainer that has enough settings and programs to keep every athlete at all levels going for any years. It is all about the size on this one though. The design is brilliant and will make it a very realistic option for many people that don’t have the space for most cross trainers. Many of the folding versions on the market are cheap and lack functionality whereas this clever design packs it all into one great trainer. If you have the space for a bigger trainer you can get a little more for your money with other models but this is the best option anyone looking to save space. Highly recommended.