Cybex 625A Lower Body Arc Trainer
A Rugged Lower Body Trainer for Commercial Gyms
The commercial Cybex 625A Lower Body Trainer is designed for trainees wishing to concentrate just on the legs and glutes while using an elliptical motion, a stair-climbing motion, or a long glide. Each motion is remarkably easy on the joints. The patented arc design promotes extra-efficient calorie burn, and the multiple resistance levels make the machine appropriate for trainees at just about any fitness level. It’s available in white, black, black chrome, platinum sparkle and gold-tone, plus more than 180 custom colors to match your fitness center.
There’s nothing wrong with this unit; it’s excellent in our review. We’ve reserved the five-star rating though for fitness machines that also recruit the upper body. There’s also a more advanced Cybex Lower Body Trainer, the 770A.
An Overview of the Cybex 625A Arc Trainer
Three machines in one: Multiple incline levels let people use the Cybex 625A Arc Trainer in three training modes: glide, stride and stair climbing.
Reverse Arc Motion Technology: Cybex’s popular Reverse Arc motion lets people engage the quadriceps and glutes for incredible tone. As these muscles develop, the resting metabolism is raised even higher than it would be.
Oversized, easy-to-use console: Trainees get a crisp 7” x 15” LED screen with a graphic display of workouts. The upper data windows show time, distance, calories burned, calories per hour, METs, watts, strides per minute and heart rate. The lower windows show time, incline and resistance level. There’s also a multi-color heart rate indicator. Additional specs for the Cybex 625A include:
- Eddy current brake system with generator
- 24″ stride
- 10 resistance levels
- 21 incline levels
- Wireless and contact heart rate monitoring
- Magazine rack
- Utility trays
- Water bottle holder
- 400-pound max user weight
- Sturdy 404-pound machine weight
- Dimensions: 76” L x 32” W x 62.5” H
The Word on the Street
Arc trainers go beyond the typical elliptical trainer by providing even lower-impact exercise and more efficient calorie burn. This machine is popular among trainees who only want lower-body training, but the total body trainers are more popular. Of course, they cost more too. This machine is well-liked by people at all fitness levels.
Our Overall Review of the Cybex Arc Trainer
We give Cybex Arc Trainers favorable reviews for their innovative design and durability. This machine has a good commercial warranty and will likely get good use. It’s highly customizable and includes engaging preset workouts. We prefer the total body trainers for efficiency, but they aren’t appropriate for everyone.
Additional Cybex Arc Trainer Models
Several Cybex Arc Trainers are being manufactured for 2012 and 2013. Which Arc Trainer is best for you? Some, like the 625A in this elliptical review, exercise just the lower body. Others exercise the whole body. You can easily distinguish the two basic model types with their names. Cybex Arc Trainers of both types are also made for light commercial and home settings.