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Precor’s new Adaptive Motion Trainer strides out

Precor’s new Adaptive Motion Trainer strides out
June 27, 2012

Following the launch of its new Australian office, leading fitness equipment manufacturer Precor has released the company's new Adaptive Motion Trainer ® (AMT) with Open Stride.

The breakthrough technology, applied to the award winning AMT, provides the ability to change a workout in mid-stride and offers exercisers even more freedom of motion, by allowing them to not only dynamically change their stride horizontally but also vertically.

The AMT with Open Stride features a stride height that can be adjusted from 17cm to 25cm, to create a more personalised workout with a greater variety of training routines for all levels of fitness. At the same time, the stride length can be increased from 69cm to 91cm, a great benefit to runners and taller users. The two features combined provide an infinite range of exercise capabilities and can even duplicate the workouts of treadmills, ellipticals and bikes. Climb vertical and it's a stepper, increasing resistance, it becomes a climber, then stride out and you can be running full stride in no time - an all in one workout. The pendulum-like swing of the Stride Dial shown on the console helps exercisers see their stride length and determine the muscle group they are targeting. Gym goers also have the option to make their workout easier or harder by adjusting the resistance with 20 levels to choose from.

Precor President Paul Byrne explains "we are extremely proud of our company's history of innovation. When we first introduced the AMT in 2007, we didn't just introduce a new product, we introduced a whole new category adaptive motion.

"With the new AMT with Open Stride, we've done it again, as it offers a workout experience similar to other pieces of cardio, all on one machine. We feel confident that if you had to run a fitness facility with only one category of cardio equipment, you could do it with the AMT."

The low impact user defined motion means that just by moving, exercisers can go from short to long strides, walking to running, climbing to lunging, allowing them to target different muscle groups. At the same time, pushing and pulling the moving handlebars will engage the upper body, resulting in a total body workout. This elicits high levels of oxygen and energy expenditure, resulting in a high calorific burn with a low perceived exertion level, helping to improve fitness and weight loss.

The new AMT with Open Stride is available in two models, AMT 885 and AMT 835. Providing an enhanced personalised workout, the AMT 885 uses the innovative touchscreen P80 console, while the AMT 835 features the P30, which has a large LED display that focuses on essential fitness statistics.

Already a favourite with gym goers, the P80 incorporates a highly robust, commercial-grade capacitive touch screen and allows users to interact with the software by using sweeping gesture motions.

Precor Australia National Accounts Manager Sam Heslop adds "Precor is dedicated to providing the ultimate member experience and continues to develop and improve the equipment we offer. The AMT with Open Stride means that for once, one-size-fits-all is not a compromise in performance. The new

AMT's flexibility means that no exerciser has to spend time adjusting the equipment or settling for a machine that doesn't quite fit. Regardless of size and fitness level, it provides an infinite range of exercise routines that will deliver the desired workout."

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