Do you find you have less time to devote to your workouts? Although you’d really prefer to go to the local gym and workout, it’s just not possible. This is what prevents so many people from exercising. However, there is a way you can get the benefit of a gym workout without having to attend an actual gym. How?
Rather than going to the gym to get that gym experience you could bring the gym to you with this high-performance and cutting-edge Precor EFX 833 Commercial Series Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer with Converging CrossRamp.
The name Precor may already be familiar to you, as this very model and others like it are used in various leisure centers, fitness centers and gyms around the world.
We know though that as important as it is to know that an at home exercise machine is designed and manufactured by one of the biggest names in the industry, you need to know more. Therefore, in the following review, we are going to dig deep and look at the key features that really make this a great piece of equipment.
Precor have been one of the leaders in the commercial and residential exercise equipment industry for some time now. Since their formation more than 30 years ago, they’ve really gone strength to strength with each new machine being better than the last. You may have read our reviews of various AMT machines.
Those may have felt a little out of your price range. Which is one of the aspects of this trainer that’s so appealing. It’s affordable.
Besides it’s reasonable price tag, there are also several high-tech and ingenious features that really sets it apart from other cross trainers on the market. Let’s look at the most important.
Precor have put a lot of effort into making this machine and others that utilize the fully patented CrossRamp technology as natural to use as possible. The special elliptical path mirrors your normal stride pattern and enables your feel to converge inwards to the midline of your body.
Running on this will feel even closer to running out and about. You can also use this part of the machine to either cross-train or isolate and focus on specific muscle groups in your lower body.
All by just slightly adjusting the angle the ramp is set to. Therefore, as well as mimicking natural stride movements, you can also, very easily, adjust and diversify your sessions.
P31 LED Console
We also wanted to highlight the sophisticated and easy to use P31 LED console that the EFX 883 comes equipped with. As well as providing intuitive motion controls it also has a bright and crisp LED display that enables you to monitor all those important stats.
The only way, after all, that you can keep pushing yourself and achieve the goals you set for your workouts is by having a greater understanding of what you are capable of each time you step up to the machine.
Fixed and Secure Handlebars
Unlike many cross trainers, where the handlebars and arms move along with the pedals, things are different on the EFX 883. The handlebars are fixed and secure on this model so that you can better focus on working out the lower half of your body.
Incredibly Versatile and Adjustable
It’s not just the CrossRamp that’s adjustable to help diversify your workouts, like most modern at home and commercial exercise machinery, this offers various ways you can really push your body.
There’s the adjustable resistance settings, with 1 to 20 levels of increasing intensity that will require greater exertion to move the pedals.
For those of you who just want to step on an exercise machine and work out, you’ll appreciate the 10 preset programs.
- Gym quality equipment for the home
- Adjustable stride angle and resistance help diversifies workouts
- Converging CrossRamp replicates more natural motions
- Self-powered, no need to be worried about the electrical bill
- Arrives Fully Assembled
- Console, although good, is not nearly sophisticated enough for price point
- As with many commercial high end models, it can be considered noisy after a while
- It has a large footprint, plan well where you want to place it
- The high price can be a deal breaker for some people
- Focus on lower body. The upper Handlebars dont move. Keep this in mind before making a purchase
No, the EFX 833 is focused on lower body workouts
At minimum incline it is 21 inches, and at the maximum it is 26 inches
As we have refered above the EFX 833 comes with an in depth documentation on how to use it and with information about the display. Excerpt from the docs: “The console requires little maintenance once installed. Precor recommends that you clean the console before and after each exercise session. Important: Do not use any acidic cleaners. Doing so will weaken the paint or powder coatings and void the Precor Limited Warranty. Never pour water or spray liquids directly on the console or console’s screen.”
The Users manual advises to never leave the EFX 833 plugged in after each use. You should also unplug it before cleaning and before providing authorized service.
Compared to other Precor machines we’ve featured, this is set at a more reasonable price tag. The thing we especially love about the company’s at home exercise equipment is how they bring the same experience you’d get from using one of the machines at a gym. If you are looking for grueling lower body workouts and want to target different muscle groups each time you use it, this might be the best piece of equipment for you.
Specification: Precor EFX 833 Commercial Series Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer
|Max User Weight|
Lifetime frame and welds; 10 years parts; 1 year labor
|Computer / Display|
P31 LED console
Console Language(s): English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese
80 x 30 x 67 inches
Amazon.com Price: $1,700.00 (as of 01/04/2020 23:08 PST- Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.