The Inspire Fitness Cardio Strider 3 (CS3) is one of the best recumbent elliptical/strider machines in this price range. The compact seated CS3 model can be used in your home gym and for fitness enthusiasts of any skill level who want a low impact workout. Recumbent ellipticals are ideal for those with disabilities or mobility problems, as it is easier to climb into than upright ellipticals. The CS3 is a favorite for rehab or physical therapy.
The CS3 is a medium-duty machine, capable of handling user weight up to 300 pounds. Furthermore, the CS3 provides an effective cardiovascular workout by combining upper and lower body flexibility and coordination into one impact-free motion and is easier on your joints. Regular use of elliptical trainers will increase heart and lung capacity while improving your health and burning calories.
This recumbent elliptical uses 40 levels of magnetic brake resistance using an eddy current brake. The magnetic resistance has the advantage of no friction, reliability, little to no maintenance costs, and quiet operation. Additionally, the Silent Poly V Belt Drive System provides smooth operation.
Key specs include a back pad that has 3 Reclining Positions, a stride length ranging from 12″ to 15″, a weighted flywheel providing for smoother strides. It also has static & moving handlebars for a full cross-training workout, and lastly, a handles flip to switch between CHEST/BACK workout and BICEPS/TRICEPS workout.