In this review we are going to take a look at the top of the range JTX Zenith Cross Trainer. This state of the art cross trainer has everything you could need on a cross trainer and will suit every athletes needs. We will run through the features and you can see if this could be the machine for you. This cross trainer sits in the professional range and is not one for those of us on a tight budget but for those of us looking for a serious cross trainer then read on.
The JTX Zenith Cross Trainer Features
This trainer has so many features that can give you the perfect work out and will allow you to set up the trainer to make it really comfortable for your size. Most of us want certain features on a product so read through the features and pick out the ones that suit you. This trainer covers pretty much all of the needs from a cross trainer so you won’t be disappointing.
Long Stride Length
The stride length is a large 21 inch stride that gives a super smooth action for those high intensity work outs. One big difference between the lower end of the market and the top of the range cross trainers is the smoothness of the stride and comfort when training. The 17kg fly wheel gives adds to the smoothness of the action and makes the trainer very robust for intensive use.
16 Resistance Settings
The JTX Zenith comes with 16 levels of resistance that can be easily adjusted. This give you a lot of flexibility in the types of training you do and will suit the beginners right through to the fitness enthusiasts that are looking for the toughest workout. It will also allow you to gently progress through the the range of levels at your own pace.
On Board LCD Display
The LCD display allows you to monitor your stats and programs as you go, you can see how many calories you have burned, the distance you have travelled, heart rate, pulse and speed all in real time. From this display you can easily select your fitness program or set up your own work out with ease and all in an easily readable colour display.
19 Workout Programs
We all like to vary the work outs we do to keep them interesting, the Zenith has nineteen built in workout programs for different styles of training including interval training, sprints, endurance, fat burning and also heart rate control programs when used in conjunction with a chest strap. The workout programs combined with the different levels of resistance will allow you to build a program that suits your fitness levels and the goal that you set. If you are looking for a trainer that will last a long time then this could be for you as it will cater for any level of fitness you get to, many of the budget models will need to be replace once you get to a certain level.
Heart Rate Monitor
The on board computer works with a Polar Chest Strap to allow you to monitor your heart rate as you go and also to allow you to train with heart rate programs, all very handy for high intensity training and also to push your training to the maximum no matter what fitness level you are at.
One of the aims of this trainer is to produce a gym level cross trainer for the home. We all expect a certain level of build quality but with cross trainers the more robust they become the smoother they are and the longer they will last. This is built with commercial quality components to the highest standard and will take a lot of very high impact use. If there are a number of you at home that will use this regularly then it may well be worth considering as once you have bough this it will last a very long time.
Adjustable Foot Pedals
The foot pedals are adjustable to make it conformable for different size users which is also great of there is more than one person using the cross trainer. A person that is six feet tall will need a different set up to some one that is a lot shorter.
Large Maximum Weight
The robust trainer has a maximum weight of 165kg which means it will suit the larger people that are looking to lose weight. The smaller and cheaper cross trainers don’t offer the same maximum weight and often you need to go to a professional gym to find this feature. Now you can use the JTX Zenith in your home. Many people looking to lose weight are not comfortable in a gym environment so this could be the answer.
As you can see there are endless feature on this cross trainer and they are all built to professional standards.
The Zenith requires a considerable investment being at the top of the JTX range. When we are investing this sort of money we all want some sort of back up for peace of mind. The JTX Zenith Superior Elliptical Cross Trainer comes with a great warranty to give you peace of mind for a number of years. The warranty offer a 5 year frame warranty plus a 3 year for repair at home. There is also a 28 day return policy for anyone that is not happy with the product. Offering warranties like this mean that JTX are very confident about the build quality and know that there customers will be very happy.
Value For Money
This is great value for money as you get a professional level cross trainer for a high end home trainer cost but it is not for everybody. For many of us that use a cross trainer to back up other training once or twice a week it may be wise to look at a mid range trainer. For those is us that will use the trainer regularly at home and want a cross trainer that has high end features at home then this is for you. With a five year warranty you know that your money is well looked after.
This is the biggest in the JTX cross trainer range but for the quality of build that you are getting it is still fairly small and well designed. There are a lot smaller cross trainers on the market but not with this level of build quality.
The dimensions are 190cm length by 87cm wide and 173cm high which should fit in the corner of a reasonable size room or would be ideally suited to a garage or a shed. Even with the smaller trainers you will only save around 50 to 100 cm so not a massive difference.
The Round Up
Well this cross trainer offers all of the commercial gym level cross training in a home machine with a super robust build quality for longevity and a smooth action, it covers all fitness levels and styles of training with many programs. This is a trainer that is well suited to someone that like to use a cross trainer regularly. If you are new to fitness or use many different methods to keep fit it may be worth considering a mid range trainer like the JTX Strider X7. It really is a great product and has many very happy customers.
We hope you enjoyed our JTX Zenith Superior Elliptical Cross Trainer review and found it very helpful. We hope this has made your purchasing decision a lot clearer.