Heart Rate Programs
Always stay in your specific target heart zone! The Free Style 5.6e elliptical provides two heart rate controlled programs that automatically adjust the resistance to assure you stay within your present target heart rate range. Programs that auto adjust to keep you in a target heart rate are normally only found in ellipticals at a much higher price range than the XTERRA 5.6.
20 Inch Stride Length
When you’re comfortable, you’re efficient! The Free Style 5.6e allows you to make comfortable strides as you work out. With its ergonomic 20" stride length, the 5.6e allows you to replicate a walking, jogging, or a running stride. The long stride length and the extra large pedals make the unit more adaptable for multiple users of different heights and workout levels. Expect steady strides throughout your entire work out!
Q-factor is the measurement of the distance between the pedals on an elliptical. The spacing between the pedals on the 5.6e is a mere 2 inches. This allows for a comfortable and ergonomic stance. The 2" Q-Factor ensures that each step is bio-mechanically accurate thereby maximizing the effectiveness of every motion. By minimizing the space between the inside of the pedals, your body will be in a more ergonomically correct position as you work out. This positioning makes the motion closer to that of walking/running and over time prevents potential hip injury.
Resistance and Incline Levels
The XTERRA Free Style 5.6e provides 20 different stages of both incline and resistance in order to deliver whatever level of challenge you're looking for. Variety is yet another very important factor when looking for workout equipment. With 20 resistance adjustment options, you are presented with a range of workout opportunities that allow for goal setting and progress tracking.
When a manufacture puts in the quality on the front end, the warranty normally reflects that. The 5.6e Elliptical is backed with 5 years parts, 1 year in-home labor, and a lifetime frame/ brake warranty. Extended warranties are available that can add to the labor, and some (premium) even include yearly preventative maintenance to keep your unit running like new.
Flywheel Weight System
A great striding motion is achieved with the heavy flywheel weight of the XTERRA Free Style 5.6e! The 21 pound flywheel, axle and brake system make for smooth and steady strides all the way through your work out.