Freemotion elliptical trainers adhere to the company’s philosophy of “train the way you move.” The aim to get people to maximize their time spent on working out so that they can get the most out of their bodies during everyday living.
Founded in 1999, FreeMotion Fitness™ manufactures commercial, light commercial and residential cardio and strength training machines. The company focus is to create products for 3-dimension training (“free motion”) that prepare the user for the real world where movement is a part of life.
In December of 2000, the company became the commercial subsidiary of ICON Health & Fitness, the world’s largest fitness equipment manufacturer. Other brands sold under license in ICON’s stable include Healthrider, Epic, Proform, NordicTrack, Image, Reebok, Gold’s Gym, Weslo, and Weider. FreeMotion products are manufactured in Logan, Utah.
Though wholly owned by ICON Fitness, FreeMotion functions independently in terms of research, development, marketing, sales, operations, and customer service. This independence has worked with resounding success. In a 2008 study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, the company’s award-winning “free motion” designs were shown to deliver superior workouts over fixed form equipment.
Freemotion elliptical trainers and striders focus on quality components, superior ergonomic fit, and advanced training technologies including the custom-designed ERS™ (Electromagnetic Resistance System) that applies consistent resistance to the flywheel. Other standard features include a smooth belt-drive system, convenient QuickTouch™ buttons for easy access to program changes, self-powered units requiring no plug-in to power the console, and a unique rear-access step-up design to maximize floor space without compromising durability or functionality.
Prices on models range from $4999 to over $6000. The high-end commercial ellipticals trainers are found in health clubs, universities, and sports clubs around the world. The light commercial units feature the same movement patterns, geometry, and engineering found in the more expensive units and are sold alongside home use products.
For 2016, the home products include the excellent FreeMotion 510 Rear Drive Elliptical with 30 built in workouts, wireless heart rate monitoring, iFit compatibility, power incline and an 18-20" adjustable stride.
You also have the FreeMotion 570 Interactive Front Drive Elliptical, with 36 built in workouts, wireless heart rate, iFit built right into the machine, incline and decline, 20-22" stride and a 10" full color web-enabled touch screen.
Lastly there is the FreeMotion e 10.6 Commercial Elliptical, a rear drive model with 40 resistance levels, a 20" stride and ahybrid resistance system that is generated by usage.
FreeMotion elliptical trainers are designed to stand up to rigorous use by dedicated fitness buffs and world-class athletes who take their training seriously. These machines deliver one promise: to help you train the way you move. Owners of the home equipment will soon discover what health clubs already know, that the company’s quality assurance, technology, and customer service makes it one of the best brands in the business.
FreeMotion 530 Elliptical - The entry-level FreeMotion 530 is the company’s most affordable model and features many perks found on their more expensive trainers.
FreeMotion 570 Interactive - The FreeMotion 570 offers the latest in colorful web browser entertainment and an advance incline/decline ramp training with an adjustable stride length feature.
FreeMotion Freestrider s5.6 - Tough, butt-blasting workouts that are not for the faint of heart. Recommended at $1,299 because of its quality, warranty, adjustability, and effectiveness.
FreeMotion Freestrider s7.8 - Light commercial model meshes the advantages of incline training with an elliptical. Choose your own stride length no matter what your height or natural range of motion.
FreeMotion e5.3 -The e5.3 with center-drive has a lot going for it but reviews by consumers have mentioned a few niggling issues, mainly dealing with the self-generating power display.
FreeMotion e7.7 - A light commercial quality trainer that offers superior construction in a compact footprint. This unit packs a lot of value, quality, and reliability.
FreeMotion Terrain Elliptical - 10% decline and a 20% incline ramp helps you engage different muscle groups for a more effective workout.
FreeMotion Commercial Elliptical - If you love paying too much for equipment, this trainer is designed just for you. Similar to the e7.7 which costs $2000 less.
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