ProForm 250i Elliptical w/ 14 Built-in Workout Apps
Get the most out of your exercise with this total-body fitness elliptical. With a full 17” stride, you'll move comfortably toward your goals. And the inertia-enhanced flywheel makes your movement natural and consistent while the SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance adjusts quietly and smoothly as you increase intensity.
Large LCD Display
We know when you've made up your mind about getting fit - it's happening. Your workout stats will be right in front of you as you work out, which means that you can watch your mileage, speed, calorie burn, heart rate and time add up. Talk about motivation!
14 Workout Apps
When you step on the pedals, you get instant access to 14 professional training programs that are fully loaded and ready to go. That's seven weight loss and seven intensity apps, so you can enjoy a challenging workout focused on your goals.
EKG Grip Pulse
Maximize your workout with the ultimate tool: heart rate training. A built-in, dual-grip monitor keeps you in your target zone. Get a fast and accurate readout with the in-handle EKG grips.
17" Stride Length
Enjoy long, full strides with this generous 17" stride length. Oh, and the oversized pedals allow you a number of foot positions and provide important stability as you exercise.
Get a total-body, low-impact workout when you work your arms and core with the soft touch, upper-body workout arms. Elliptical training engages your entire body with every step.
The inertia-enhanced flywheel makes your movement natural and consistent. The effective flywheel weight is just over nine pounds.
14 Resistance Levels
Get stronger with each workout. With 14 digital resistance levels, you can start out easy and progress to more intense workouts.
CoolAire Workout Fan
Keep cool with the built-in fan, which features multiple speed settings. Quick console controls allow you to adjust the speed at any time.
iPod Compatible Audio
Move to the beat of your favorite music with this built-in sound system. Plug your iPod into the Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System (iPod not included) and rock out with your favorite power music through dual 2" speakers.
Integrated Tablet Holder
Make fitness time multi-tasking time. This device shelf keeps your tablet secure and conveniently close so you have access to all your training tools and entertainment must-haves.
Moving this elliptical out of the way is fast and easy with the front-mounted wheels. Levelers help keep your elliptical stable on an uneven surface with these adjustable leveling feet.
Please Note - iFit subscription is required and is NOT included in this offer. Requires membership, sold separately. Trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Google Maps is a trademark of Google, Inc. Syncing iFit account from tablet to machine currently on Android and iOS tablets only. Tablet not included.
The traditional view of stretching before workouts has changed over the years. It is no longer believed absolutely necessary to stretch all of the major muscle groups before a workout. Instead, concentrate specifically on the muscles that will be working out during your training session. The paradigm shift lies in the way we view our warm up. Instead of stretching tight muscles, we are encouraged to gently warm them with a light exercise which slowly yet effectively engages muscles and tendons.
Most experts agree that a muscle warm up specific to the areas that you are going to target during your exercise routine is the goal, but a basic heart rate raising activity is effective, too. Choose some form of cardiovascular exercise to engage in for at least 10 minutes.
Another option is to simply just choose a lower intensity version of your workout to target a specific muscle area. The goal is to increase joint lubrication, blood flow and muscle temperature so that the muscles are able to stretch and function optimally. Once you choose the activity according to your workout, do several light repetitions of the exercise or activity.
For example, if you're going to run, start out with a walk or light jog. If you're going weight train your arms or legs, choose light exercise of the area that engages those muscle groups. Once you have completed your 10-minute warm up, you can progress to light stretching or commence your workout routine.
Shoulder Circles: Rotate shoulders one at a time toward the front. Repeat both sides with shoulders rotating back.
Arm Circles: Standing with arms extended to the sides, circle them at shoulder height. Start with 10 each front and back. Create large and small circles for different sets.
Wall Push-ups: Place hands on a wall shoulder width apart and legs together. Keep your body straight as you bend your elbows. Continue until your nose almost touches the wall and repeat. You can increase the intensity by placing your feet farther away from the wall. This exercise puts less pressure on the arms than a usual push up, yet is successful at engaging the back, chest and arm muscles.
Tricep Dips: Find a stable bench chair and position your hands with palms side down about shoulder length apart. Slowly bend at your elbows and lower yourself down until you arms are at a 90-degree angle. Always keep a little bend in your elbows.
Bicep Curls (with light weights): Begin with feet about hip width apart. Hold light weights or soup cans in front of you with elbows bent and waist high. Bring weight toward the shoulders. When you lower the weights, keep a slight bend in the elbows. Repeat 1-3 sets of reps.
Walking: Still touted as one of the best exercises you can do, it's also one of the easiest and most relaxing. Use it for a warm-up for any fitness routine.
Squats: Imagine getting up and sitting down in a chair. First use a chair to simulate the motion of getting up and sitting down. Don't sit all of the way, just tap your bottom. Eventually you can perform squats using the same motion, without the chair.
Easy Chair Leg Lifts: Sit in a chair with legs positioned just slightly apart. Bend the knee and lift the leg up. Exhale as you lift. Inhale as you return to the starting point with your both feet on the floor. Perform this exercise by alternating legs.
Wall-sits: While leaning against a wall, bend your legs at a right angle like you are sitting in a chair. Keep your abs contracted while holding the position for 20-60 seconds. Stand up take a short break as needed and then repeat.