The Schwinn 460 Elliptical Trainer combines cardio with a full lower body workout. The high tech touch screen puts all of the controls and built-in workouts at your fingertips. With both fixed and movable handle bars you can vary your workout to include upper body movement, which gives you a total workout anytime you want it. Exclusive adjustable stride technology, makes changing the configuration a snap.
As a long respected manufacturer of bicycles, Schwinn has also made its mark as a designer and manufacturer of fitness training equipment. The 460 Elliptical Trainer is a fine example of their craftsmanship. It is made from high strength tubular steel for extra stability and durability that is a hallmark of the Schwinn brand.
The brain of the machine is housed in a centrally located position and it features a easy to read LCD screen and has a full function touch screen. When you need to, all you have to touch screen and you can select one of many pre-programmed routines that were developed with help from the Nautilus Institute. These workouts were designed to fully utilize the V-Stride Technology, which is exclusive to Schwinn Elliptical machines.
The advantage of using an Elliptical trainer over a treadmill, is that the motion helps to reduce the impact on all of your joints. The movable handle bars also add to your workouts by including your upper body, therefore making it more of a total body workout. It can also help you reach and sustain your target heart rate which is displayed in front of you on the screen. There are a couple stores online that offer free shipping on this elliptical machine.
Key Elliptical Features:
- V-Stride Technology
- Nautilus Institute inspired workout routines
- Low-impact workout
- LCD Touch Screen Display
- Variable stride control
- Simultaneous upper and lower body workout
- Large bright LCD touch screen
- Water bottle holder
- Needs a rear stabilizer bar
Schwinn 460 Elliptical Final Thoughts
As we did our research on the Schwinn 460 Elliptical Trainer found many positive reviews and ratings by consumers. They mentioned that it was well built and very easy operate, including the large touch screen LCD display.
We were fortunate to have a friend that purchased one recently so we did not have to purchase it in order to write a thorough review on it. However, that meant we could not go into any detail of the assembly process, beyond what was written in other reviews.
As someone that has a bit of a knee issue, I can attest to the advantage of using an elliptical machine over a traditional treadmill. The reduced impact on my knee was profound and it made it possible to get a full 60 minute workout. Also, having the movable handle bars allowed me to add a bit of upper body training into each and every workout.
For most people, repetition and boredom are the two leading factors that cause them to quit working out. Schwinn has got you covered there, they worked with people from the Nautilus Institute and created 11 workout routines and put them all at your fingertips. Using the large LCD touch screen, you can select any of the routines, monitor your heart rate and other information. Similar features can be found on the Schwinn 420.
The bottom line is, the Schwinn 460 Elliptical Trainer is a well built machine and as far as workouts goes, you cannot beat the results for the price. Check it out yourself.
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