Cross Trainer vs. Treadmill

Date Posted:27 December 2015 

Are you in the market for a new cardio machine to put in your home gym? Flex Fitness Equipment has a wide variety of machines ranging from treadmills to cross trainers to stationary bikes and more. Best of all is they come with an affordable price tag and are high quality products. To make your decision easier, here is a breakdown of two cardio machines – treadmills and cross trainers:

Cross Trainer

PROS

CONS

Hits the full body

Takes longer to burn calories making it more inefficient

 

Cardio and muscle-building exercise

 

No impact has no benefits on increasing bone strength

 

 

Can adjust resistance for more or less of a challenge

 

No impact is especially helpful with conditions such as osteoporosis, knee pain and obesity

 

 

Some feel safer with handles to hold on to

 

 

Treadmill

PROS

CONS

Burns the most calories of any cardio machine making it more efficient

Impact exercise can cause problems among people with conditions such as osteoporosis, lower body joint  and back pain and obesity

 

Impact exercise increases bone strength

Not a full body muscle-building exercise

 

 

Can adjust the incline or speed to vary the intensity of your workout

 

Difficult for those with balance/mobility problems

Has built-in programs such as hill workouts, interval training and heart rate training to give you a variety of options

 

 

 

There is no one-size-fits-all machine on the market. Everyone differs from body type to time they like to work out to what goals they’re trying to achieve. Both the cross trainer and treadmill provide a great workout and can fit into your home gym. At Flex Fitness Equipment, we have the top brands on the market, ensuring you get the best products out there. Whether you purchase a cross trainer or treadmill, making that step of purchasing one is a positive step in living a healthy lifestyle.


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