In this review we are going to have a good look at the entry level cross trainer from Reebok the GX50 One Series. This cross trainer just breaks into the mid price range for cross trainers and would be great for anyone that is looking to buy a basic cross trainer that will serve them well but not break the bank.
For many of us a cross trainer is a great supplement to our fitness that can easily be used at home or is a good way to start working on our fitness without having to go to the gym. This means we may not want to invest a lot of money into a cross trainer and will be looking for something that is a basic training aid that works well, offers the basics when it comes to fitness training and is well built. This Reebok GX50 One Series Cross Trainer is a good place to start.
The Reebok GX50 One Series Cross Trainer Features
The feature set on this cross trainer is basic but covers most peoples needs well. It has a good build quality and enough setting to provide a varied workout over many years. Have a run through the features and see if they are enough to cover your needs.
The Reebok brand brings with it a certain amount of quality expectation, they have built a brand based on quality products that have helped many sports people to reach the top of their careers. The knowledge that Reebok have gained from working tirelessly with these top teams and top athletes has helped build a quality set of basic level fitness trainers that work well in the home.
If you are starting out and want a fitness workout that is easy on the body then this cross trainer is a great place to start. It gives you an all over body workout building arm and leg muscles and giving you a good cardiovascular workout for fitness with very little impact to your joints.
The maximum weight that this trainer will hold is 18 stone which means it will cover a lot of peoples training needs that are looking to get started and lose a few pounds while enjoying training.
15 Inch Stride Length
The 15 Inch stride length is a good average setting that will work well for most people and give you a good work out. To intensify your work out there are plenty of programs and resistance setting to help compensate from having a single stride length.
32 Levels Of Resistance
This is a good range of resistance levels allowing you to work though them with ease and build your fitness. They can be set manually or are managed by the fitness programs as you are working your way through different sections. Fir beginners you will want to use the easiest settings to gradually build the muscle then gradually step your way up to the harder resistance levels. For the more advanced athlete the top levels will be hard work!
9kg Fly Wheel
The fly wheel gives you a nice smooth motion at 9kg, the heavier the fly wheel the smoother the action but at 9 kilograms it is a good compromise between a smooth action and at an affordable price.
The LCD display is great for monitoring those key fitness stats like time, distance and heart rate as well as controlling the set up of the cross trainer. The preset programs are managed through the LCD making it a really easy cross trainer to use.
23 Preset Workouts
There are twenty three preset fitness programs to help you get up and running straight away and use the cross trainer with no hassle. Just jump on choose your program and you are away. The programs are varied to work on a mixture of cardiovascular fitness and build muscle. They are varied between endurance, intervals and heart rate programs. A really great way to burn the calories is to use the heart rate zone programs to keep yourself working hard.
Grip Pulse Sensor
Keep an eye on your pulse as you are training with the grip pulse sensor. This is enables you to monitor your heart rate without wearing a heart rate monitor during training which can be uncomfortable. A good feature that makes this a quick and easy cross trainer to use.
The Reebok GX50 comes with a two year warranty to give you peace of mind. This shows that Reebok stand by their quality standards and you can concentrate on working hard to get fit knowing their should be no issues. For a more basic model this is a good warranty.
Value For Money
This is great value for money, it comes in at a really affordable price and has the capacity to deliver training programs for all levels of fitness. The range of preset programs and resistance levels is big and the build quality is good. This is a good purchase for anyone looking to spend their money wisely and get a cross trainer that does the basics well.
Summing It Up
This is a cross trainer for people who want to supplement their training or are just starting out and want a good quality product. It has the ability to deliver some really tough workouts to the fitter amongst us and will also help beginners ease themselves into fitness with very little impact. The GX50 covers the basics well, if you are using cross trainer daily for the bulk of your training and like to have lots of different types of work out and functionality it may be worth looking at a higher level model but this is perfect for most of us who want to add a few sessions a week to our current routine for that fitness boost. Highly recommended by many happy customers.