Gazelle Freestyle Step Machines was developed by Tony Little, the former Junior National Bodybuilding champion. Tony Little’s fitness equipment is one among the sturdy machines in the current market which is capable of providing you with a low impact arc training workouts. You will be able to get a great workout without any stress on your body. This freestyle glider would tighten and tone each and every major muscle group in your body. Although this is not an actual elliptical, this machine could be considered as a decent substitute.
- Dimensions: 57 x 20 x 5 inches
- Machine Weight: 56.9 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
- Programs: 10 exercises
- Accessories: A nutrition guide, exercise chart and Total Body Workout DVD
- Warranty: 90 days
Easy of Assembly
Most of the elliptical machine review articles have suggested that the programming and operation are very simple with the current freestyle glider. Once you received your glider, you will find the assembling process to be simple. You will have to just make use of a ratcheting screwdriver for this purpose. While assembling, please be aware of the axel rod that is arriving fully coated in a thick layer of petroleum jelly. It is advised not to assemble on your carpets. You will require an extra 12” space in the front and back for your swinging arms.
Construction and Design
The current home fitness exercise machine in review is made of a steel frame. The silver color of the metal that is used in building this home fitness equipment is providing it with a futuristic look. With the dimensions of 44 X 33.5 X 53.5 inches, this Gazelle Freestyle Glider is weighing only 56.9 pounds. This machine is capable of carrying up to 300 pounds of weight.
This model has been built in such a way to help you in getting your home workouts without any stress on your body. The design and structure of this machine would contribute to the poser of the current light weighted equipment. This machine is space friendly as it could be folded when not in use. You can be able to slip it under your bed and just pull out when you really require it.
The design concept of this machine is referred as ‘dual-action split suspension system’ which has been patented. This machine would reach your homes with a 90-day warranty. The complete set of this equipment is including a 22 oz water bottle along with the holder.
Parts and Features that Stand-Out
When coming to the parts and features, the current Gazelle Freestyle Glider can be considered as comparable to Gazelle Supreme Step Machines; except the fact that the current machine is lacking the power pistons and soft glide technology that are found in the supreme glider. The current fitness machine is coming with the gliding arc motion that could be able to work the muscles of both upper and lower body while burning the calories and improving the cardiovascular endurance.
The range of motion of this glider would allow you to go from a slow walk to the full run without any sudden stops and strain on your joints. The parts of this equipment include a workout computer that could be able to deliver you the immediate feedback about various parameters. There is an in-built thumb pulse monitor on the handlebars for the purpose of tracking your heart rate while you are still working out.
The other parts of this machine are including the extra-wide platforms and foldable footprint. This machine would accompany with a nutrition guide, exercise chart and workout DVD which would ensure you to deliver the results you target with minimal amount of stress on your joints.
Footplates of Gazelle Freestyle Glider
It is an accepted fact that the design of footplate in this machine is one among the most important reasons for bringing this model into one of the top fitness equipments in the current open market. The foot pedals in this home fitness equipment will be in the middle of the entire structure. And, these foot plates have been designed to be extra-large which are coming with the non-skid foot platforms. This nature of the glider would promise to provide the extra stability during your workouts. This footplate design of this equipment has been patented by the manufacturer and is referred as ‘dual action split suspension’.
Programs and Operations
The basic instructions for your workout are quite simple with this machine. You will just have to lean forward for getting greater workout to your arms and lean backward for getting greater workout to your legs. This machine would offer you with ten exercises in the single calorie burning unit.
It can be noted that the current glider is having a small computer unit which would help you in keeping track of your workouts. This unit would provide you with a data of your workout. This would display all the main parameters that you want to look while working out. The following parameters will be displayed: Distance, Time, Speed, Calories burnt.
There is a pulse monitor for the purpose of tracking your heart rate while you are working out. The monitors would track your heart rate from the handlebars.
Level of Convenience
With all the aforementioned parts and features, working out with this machine will be comfortable and effective. The extra-large footplates would allow you to keep a natural foot placement during the time of workout and ensuring that you will not slip off. The handlebars have some high density foam which would allow you to grip them comfortably.
- This model is affordable which can be bought by spending lesser than $200 in Amazon.com.
- This is great for cardio.
- Highly durable.
- No pressure will be put on your joints.
- The timer in this machine does not have a reset button.
- There are chances for squeaking to occur.
Gazelle Freestyle Step Machines is mainly aimed at the beginners and those people who are recovering from injuries. Due to these reasons, this machine could be fitted into high-end elliptical machines which would it easy on your joints unlike most of the other similar products available in the current market.