HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT 1000 Recumbent Elliptical
The PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical/Stepper is a very well-regarded fitness machine for use in rehabilitation centers and private homes. It has an adjustable seat and is a comfortable, virtually no-impact way to exercise the upper body, lower body, or full body. The RXT-1000 has an MSRP of $2495 but sells for as low as $2195 online.
Elliptical Hits of the PhysioCycle RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Stepper
- Workout variety – Users can choose from three exercise styles: a total body workout; a dedicated lower body workout; or an upper body workout with “UBE” or “Upper Body Ergometer.”
- Easy to use — The simple console shows time, speed, distance, calories, heart rate, and resistance.
- Heart rate system – Pulse sensors next to the seat let the user monitor their pulse throughout the workout. A Polar wireless-compatible system is also included.
- Adjustable seat – The seat can be micro-adjusted and is ergonomically designed to provide lumbar support.
- Sturdy frame – The PhysioStep weighs 209 pounds and can support a user weighing up to 350 pounds.
- Great warranty – Customers get a lifetime warranty for the frame, three years for mechanical parts and electronic parts, and one year for labor.
- Program variety – The PhysioStep RXT-1000 has 12 built-in workouts and 16 resistance levels.
This seated elliptical has a short 12” stride. That might be fine for certain rehab programs, but it’s shorter than most elliptical strides.
Overall Rating for the HCI PhysioStep RXT-1000 Elliptical
The PhysioStepRXT-1000 is a good training alternative for people who prefer not to use traditional upright ellipticals. It has great ergonomics, good program variety, and a strong warranty. Potential customers should be aware that this machine, like other seated ellipticals, has a shorter stride than most upright elliptical trainers.
Some other options include the Stridewell 8320 recumbent elliptical, which also has a 12” stride, and the Octane XR6, which has a 17.5” stride.