Our Best golf fitness elliptical trainer 2021/2022 rankings is our top 3 gear list for elliptical trainers. We understand that fitness equipment is not the first thought for gear for the average golfer. I would instead suggest that golfers would greatly benefit from moving it up on their priority list. Not only will your swing and golf experience both improve but also your quality of life.
Some years back I had let my condition level deteriorate to a level where it needed attention. Even though I had played competitive sport most of my life some bad habits had set in. The changing of profession and priorities has taken their toll and it was time to do something about it.
My training program was almost entirely dedicated to an elliptical trainer. I pushed myself to the point that within about 3 months I was doing 2 hour sessions 5 times a week. Ultimately, I dropped 45 pounds significantly strengthening and toning my lower and upper body. I can tell you without doubt that the increase in my swing speed was far more significant after that off-season than at any other time in my life.
Our point here is not also to emphasise or preach to amateur golfers to reduce their waistline. It is instead to help people understand the importance of fitness and coordination. They are equally if not more important than what the next driver you buy is. The great benefit of elliptical trainers is that they force the upper and lower to work together. They work on your balance, coordination and control which are all important factors within the golf swing. Of course, an increased cardio health is also important. There are many situations that come up during a round of golf where a steady heart beat and controlled breathing will improve your performance and thus your results.
As I mentioned is our Best Golf Fitness Equipment 2021/2022 master rankings, I usually move my fitness training home from the gym once golf season arrives.This year I have decided to update my home training setup. It has fallen behind the level of some our group here (we get in competitions about almost everything) so I decided to make some upgrades. It was because of this that we thought to share some of our insights and opinions with our readers. Even if it has nothing to do with your next set of irons :)
SportsArt G876 Eco Power
The SportsArt G876 Eco Power is a commercial grade elliptical trainer. So, for those who are looking for more wallet friendly options this is not the best place to start. If instead you are looking for a high end, top performing elliptical trainer then this is one of the bests options on the market.
The fact is there is a huge difference in feel and performance that one gets when they step onto the machines at a good gym vs those that end up collecting dust in people’s basement. Of course, if you do not feel good with the equipment you are using it just adds to the excuses to not use it. The G876 Eco Power gotten rid of these excuses for you.
Already the performance and features are worthy of placement in any training facility. But when you add on SportsArt’s a mission to “focus on bringing to market beautiful, smart, innovative products and technologies that play a role in sustaining the health of the planet and the people”, it adds a whole other feel-good factor.
These trainers are already the gear of choice in many top gyms and universities around the country so you should little doubt in their performance. If you do have doubts the 7-year frame and 5-year parts warranties almost guarantees that you have a machine that will wear you out before it does.
The G876 Elliptical delivers a low-impact, high-efficiency workout with features like:
- ECO-POWR™ integrated inverter
- Industry-leading 17-29 in adjustable stride length
- Fingertip controls for easy on-the-fly adjustments
- MyFlex™ plus pedal cushioning system
- 3-Speed fan
- Console toggle for quick resistance adjustment
- Unique styling.
- 7-year frame warranty
- 5-year parts and wear items warranty
- Full commercial warranty / no usage limit
To complementing the features the G876 Elliptical is equipped with an abundance of read outs and pre-set workout programs that enhance take the training experience to another level. They include:
Heart Rate, Your Grid Wh, Target Grid Wh, Weight Loss Zone, Time, Distance, Resistance, Calories, Speed, Rpm, Mets, Cal/Hour, Instant Watts to Grid
Manual, Random, Interval, Plateau, Vari-Stride, Fitness Test, Weight Loss, Cardio, Custom HR
If you are looking to bring your gym experience a closer to home then SportsArt’s G876 Eco Power delivers. Not only do you get a premium grade elliptical trainer but an aesthetically pleasing object that will surely complement any home gym that it finds itself in.
- - Unit Weight 407 lbs / 185 kg
- - Dimensions 87.5 x 26.4 x 69 in / 222.2 x 67 x 175.6 cm
- - Max User Weight 500 lb / 227.3 kg
- - Stride Length 17-29 in / 45-73 cm
- - Read Outs Heart Rate, Your Grid Wh, Target Grid Wh, Weight Loss Zone, Time, Distance, Resistance, Calories, Speed, Rpm, Mets, Cal/Hour, Instant Watts to Grid
Bowflex M8 Max Trainer
If you’re in the market for an A grade elliptical trainer that has been designed for the home that the Bowflex M8 is a great place to start. The self-proclaimed “gold standard, and the most dependable name in home fitness” has been making top line fitness equipment for your home for over 3 decades. So, with that track record they must be doing something right.
Of course, the advantage right out of the box is the price. While still significant, the M8 is thousands less than the commercial level machines. Despite the large price difference, it shares many of the strengths of these more expensive models. From my perspective one of the most telling characteristics that differentiates the commercial elliptical trainer vs. the home version is the stability of the machine. You know it as soon as you step on.
The Bowflex M8 instead gives you that same sturdy feel while being in the comfort of your own home. You don’t feel like you are going to shake the machine apart or tip it over even while pushing yourself to the limits.
We should mention that the M8 has recently been replaced with the M9. So, for those of you that prefer always having the latest iteration then you can check out the manufacturer’s website. Both machines are almost identical the biggest exception being the introduction of the 10-inch touch screen. But in my opinion not everything is an upgrade. For whatever reason the M9 does not include performance targeted programming. This intuitive feature learned from your workouts and adapted your training level and goals for you.
The M8’s enhanced console with dual LCD display and a tablet holder was more than sufficient for my entertainment needs and prefer to maximize the features included in the machine to get the most out of my workouts. And the rest of the great Max Trainer features and specifications are all here including:
- Compatible with Bowflex JRNY™ App1
- Larger repositioned console
- Magnetic media rack for tablet or smartphone
- USB charging port
- Bluetooth® heart rate compatible
- Enhanced color scheme
- 20 levels of resistance
- Enhanced dual-mode LCD/LED screens
- Unique burn rate display
- Connectivity for up to 4 individual users
- Multi-grip, dynamic handles
- Heart rate monitor (integrated contact grips)
- 47.9 x 30.8 x 65.2 compact dimensions
- 300 lbs Max user weight
- 148 lbs assembled weight
- 3-Year frame and parts warranty
So, if you want a gym grade elliptical trainer but prefer not paying the going rate for one then the Bowflex M8 is a perfect compromise that won’t disappoint.
- MAGNETIC RESISTANCE: 16 levels of magnetic resistance.
- DISPLAY: Interactive full color backlit display and magnetic media rack for tablet or smartphone.
- HEART RATE: Bluetooth heart rate compatible and integrated contact grips.
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