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    Speedy delivery. Professional service....

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    I'm really enjoying the roman chair with hopes I can get a smaller waist line that I'm use to having. I can really feel it working already....

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    I just purchased a "spinning bike from efitness direct. Andy was very helpful through the process and the service was great! Thankyou,...

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    I wish to thank you very much for my new AB Bench, We just love it and I know it will help with our exercise program we are doing. I know this will ma...

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    I am very happy with my bike I purchased in December. I've been using it everyday for an hour since December 16th and I have already seen a big differ...

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    We purchased from Fitnessdirtect a WaterRower and the quality of the machine is outstanding. The machine is quiet and is a significant improvement ove...

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    Greetings, I am writing to congratulate you on your outstanding customer service. The item I purchased (sit up board) was back ordered so the transact...

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    Thanks for your great service! The Kettler Ergoracer is awesome...sosmooth and great quality. The shipping was fast and you had the bestprice. Thanks ...

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    Just letting you know how satisfied I am with the product and service....the order actually arrived BEFORE I received my shipping confirmation number....

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    Thank you for your service, i already received my indoor bike in excellent condition, appreciated your business. Sincerely,...

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    Thank you for your service, i already received my indoor bike in excellent condition, appreciated your business. Sincerely....

    Antonio Bobadilla | Dallas, TX

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    I would like to thank Andy Grenz for his prompt replies, answering all the questions pertaining to the rowing machine I purchased; I am pleased with t...

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    Two points. One. From the time I first made an inquiry about buying a treadmill for my daughter through the delivery problems (see below) Andy Grenz w...

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    I received my bench, smooth transaction thanks....

    Michael and Lisa Ruiz | Phoenix, AZ

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    Hi Andy, Just a quick note to let you know that I received my Kettler Condor elliptical Trainer today. You were right; this is one heavy duty and easy...

    Steve Parker | Birmingham, AL

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    You can imagine my uncertainty........The Ab board was my first eBaypurchase, your help on and off the website made me feel more at ease knowing that ...

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    Dear Customer Service Manager: I have ordered the Linex Vertical Knee Raise X615 thru Efitnessdirect.com and I am completely happy with the transactio...

    Tan Nguyen | Lawrenceville, GA

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    Video arrived in a timely fashion. Very pleased....

    Mary Ann Krebbeks | Penfield, NY

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    Thank you for the response. You can use my comments, but you can also add that the service was excellent, the machine arrived as promised, and respons...

    Armand M. Estrada | Alamo, CA

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    I was very satisfied with the service and information provided. I will be a repeat customer. ...

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    Andy and Victor, Thanks to for making the transaction go so well. I felt like my business was appreciated, which isn't as common as you would think in...

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    Hi, I received my Body Solid Gravity Boots yesterday. You guys a quality company! Thanks for the great service....

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    Thank you Efitness Direct for a great delivery. There was not a single damage carton and the driver was pleasant....

    Lisa Mundt. | Fairport, NY

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    It is a marvelous machine! Easy to assemble, study, and a great workout....

    Randall R. Marshall | Lacey, WA

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    Thank you all so very much! The Horizon is awesome! I absolutely love it! I am so glad I went through your website for purchase. I will definitely go ...

    Jessica D. Sergent | Albuquerque, MN

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    Thanks for the quick shipment and great value on the fitness equipment. I had been searching the internet for a VKR/chin/dip station. I saw the same p...

    Sam Phillips | St. Louis, MO

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    I am so pleased with how quickly I received my order. The shipping was free and arrived to my door in 5 business days. The product arrived in perfect ...

    Audry Slane | Baltimore, OH

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    Hi Victor, Got my Powerline Roman Chair much faster than I figured. I've put it together and have used it already. The packing, quality of the item, a...

    Thomas Louwsma | Almont, MI

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    It was a long and complicated journey sending my new Kettler Coach Rowerfrom San Diego to my home on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Andy Grenz provid...

    Mary Jo Wilson | Lake Cowichan, BC

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    Thanks Andy for the fast and courteous service. From the first quote request I was hooked. Even though the stepper I inquired about was out of stock, ...

    Clare Chu | Fremont, CA

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    Once again I would like to thank you for helping me work through the comparison of the life core S series model 1050RBs and the Spirit RBs95 model rec...

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    The bike is a great deal and your service from beginning to end has been fantastic. I would certainly buy from you again in the future. Really first class. Thanks again!

    Sarah Canup | Alpharetta, GA

    Great service! Great price! Great product! I ordered the machine (Kettler Favorit rower) Thursday afternoon and it arrived only two days later, on Saturday. This was even faster than promised, which was still faster than anyone else. I also got a great price for the machine, much lower than elsewhere. The machine itself is also great so far. It really simulates actual rowing, which no other rower in its price range does. Michael Schultz, Los Angeles, California

    M. Schultz | La Canada, CA

    I'm really enjoying the roman chair with hopes I can get a smaller waist line that I'm use to having. I can really feel it working already.

    Jesse L. Trumbauer | East Greenville, PA

    Speedy delivery. Professional service.

    kevin Sanders | Pensacola, FL

    I'm really enjoying the roman chair with hopes I can get a smaller waist line that I'm use to having. I can really feel it working already.

    Jesse L. Trumbauer | East Greenville, PA

    I just purchased a "spinning bike from efitness direct. Andy was very helpful through the process and the service was great! Thankyou,

    Chris Kunze | Little Rock, AR

    I wish to thank you very much for my new AB Bench, We just love it and I know it will help with our exercise program we are doing. I know this will make a difference in our lives.

    Joann Brunner | Pottstown, PA

    I am very happy with my bike I purchased in December. I've been using it everyday for an hour since December 16th and I have already seen a big difference in my muscle tone and everything fits me better. I am so happy I finally went for the purchase; I should have done it years ago. It is worth every penny to feel so good about you. Andy was very helpful and pleasant when I called and I thought it was shipped out fast. I received my bike in one week and I can't say enough about how nice this machine is. Thank you so much.

    Tricia Kazlauska | Oneida, NY

    We purchased from Fitnessdirtect a WaterRower and the quality of the machine is outstanding. The machine is quiet and is a significant improvement over some of those noisy dust collectors. That assessment is based on 41 years of rowing in all types of boats and rowing machines. If you are looking for a great place to do business with then contact Fitnessdirect. They are courteous, reliable and very helpful. Combined with the great service and quality is the best price around.

    John Davidson | S Natick, MA

    Greetings, I am writing to congratulate you on your outstanding customer service. The item I purchased (sit up board) was back ordered so the transaction involved a number of communications between myself and your staff. Your company receives a 100% AAA+++ in this area. I was kept well informed by members of your staff regarding the status of my order and their friendly, prompt and courteous service is unparalleled. Having sold BMW and Mercedes automobiles for 15 years I recognize quality customer care when I see it. This was truly an extraordinary buying experience and it was your people who made it such. Lastly the product is exactly as promised and I could not be more pleased with every aspect of this transaction. Best Wishes, The purpose of life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Only then have we ourselves become true human beings.

    Jennifer Anne Blair | Denver, CO

    Thanks for your great service! The Kettler Ergoracer is awesome...sosmooth and great quality. The shipping was fast and you had the bestprice. Thanks again!

    Ryan Robinson | Lawrence, KS

    Just letting you know how satisfied I am with the product and service....the order actually arrived BEFORE I received my shipping confirmation number. As far as the ab machine....SUPER!!! I've been working out for 20 plus years and have been finding it more and more difficult to get up and down from the floor (no kidding) when doing my ab workout (I'll be 52 in March). Not only does the ab leverage machine conquer my up and down problem, but it really blasts my abs. GREAT PRODUCT!! I'll be shopping you guys again.

    Joe Forkin | Avoca, PA

    Thank you for your service, i already received my indoor bike in excellent condition, appreciated your business. Sincerely,

    Rickie Miyake | Temple City, CA

    Thank you for your service, i already received my indoor bike in excellent condition, appreciated your business. Sincerely.

    Antonio Bobadilla | Dallas, TX

    I would like to thank Andy Grenz for his prompt replies, answering all the questions pertaining to the rowing machine I purchased; I am pleased with the product and the pleasant experience of purchasing this product online.

    David Burns | Ashland, OH

    Two points. One. From the time I first made an inquiry about buying a treadmill for my daughter through the delivery problems (see below) Andy Grenz was absolutely terrific! He always responded promptly, was most helpful in resolving any issues, and couldn't have been more user friendly. Second. The delivery service in Dallas was not particularly helpful in trying to find a convenient time for the delivery (it required intervention by Andy) and on the delivery date, they were two hours later than the scheduled time.

    Jerry claiborne | Briar Cliff, NY

    I received my bench, smooth transaction thanks.

    Michael and Lisa Ruiz | Phoenix, AZ

    Hi Andy, Just a quick note to let you know that I received my Kettler Condor elliptical Trainer today. You were right; this is one heavy duty and easy to use machine.It is just what I was looking for. Thank you for taking the time to hear my entire Elliptical trainer needs and for pointing me in the right direction. Also, the people at Conway Express are great to deal with, they even gave me a heads-up on the delivery time so that I could make myself available.

    Steve Parker | Birmingham, AL

    You can imagine my uncertainty........The Ab board was my first eBaypurchase, your help on and off the website made me feel more at ease knowing that there was a real person on the other end of the email address. I haven't received it yet, but it your response time to emails is any indication I should have it very soon. Thanks for all of your help.

    Palombi-Ali, Teresa | Mississauga, ON

    Dear Customer Service Manager: I have ordered the Linex Vertical Knee Raise X615 thru Efitnessdirect.com and I am completely happy with the transaction. The product arrived on time and in brand new condition. The price is reasonable and the shipping is free. I would highly recommend this web site to all my friends who want to buy a fitness product. Thanks one more time to Andy and Victor who have made my buying process very smoothly. Regards.

    Tan Nguyen | Lawrenceville, GA

    Video arrived in a timely fashion. Very pleased.

    Mary Ann Krebbeks | Penfield, NY

    Thank you for the response. You can use my comments, but you can also add that the service was excellent, the machine arrived as promised, and responses to questions were prompt and very helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you, the equipment and your company

    Armand M. Estrada | Alamo, CA

    I was very satisfied with the service and information provided. I will be a repeat customer.

    Kurt Schels | Eagle River, WI

    Andy and Victor, Thanks to for making the transaction go so well. I felt like my business was appreciated, which isn't as common as you would think in today’s environment with all the competition. I received my Kettler spinning bike and elliptical cross trainer. I considered getting only the bike, but you gave me a price that included shipping and swayed me to get both at once. They are both very high quality pieces of equipment and operate super smooth. Directions included made for quick and easy assembly. I'm looking forward to years of indoor fitness from my equipment. I would recommend doing business with Fitness Direct to anyone that wants to buy quality training equipment from people that are great to work with. I'm glad I followed your advice and had help to my merchandise. With the extra built in crating for the elliptical, the boxes were heavy and bulky.

    Frank Discher | Oakland, MI

    Hi, I received my Body Solid Gravity Boots yesterday. You guys a quality company! Thanks for the great service.

    Patrick Xavier | Los Angeles, CA

    Thank you Efitness Direct for a great delivery. There was not a single damage carton and the driver was pleasant.

    Lisa Mundt. | Fairport, NY

    It is a marvelous machine! Easy to assemble, study, and a great workout.

    Randall R. Marshall | Lacey, WA

    Thank you all so very much! The Horizon is awesome! I absolutely love it! I am so glad I went through your website for purchase. I will definitely go through you all if I need any other equipment in the future and will direct anyone who needs fitness equipment to your site! Thanks so much again! You guys are great!

    Jessica D. Sergent | Albuquerque, MN

    Thanks for the quick shipment and great value on the fitness equipment. I had been searching the internet for a VKR/chin/dip station. I saw the same piece on fitnessfactory.com but it was more than I wanted to pay after you figure in shipping. I had bought a home gym free weight rack system from fitnessfactory.com and I knew they sold nice, solid equipment. So I was very surprised when my equipment arrived and was shipped directly from fitness factory in Chicago. It was exactly the same thing they are selling on their website but considerably less expensive from you guys. I don't know how you worked that out but hey, I don't really care. I got a nice, solid piece of equipment for a great value, so thanks.

    Sam Phillips | St. Louis, MO

    I am so pleased with how quickly I received my order. The shipping was free and arrived to my door in 5 business days. The product arrived in perfect condition and is exactly as was advertised. I would definitely purchase through Fitness Direct again.

    Audry Slane | Baltimore, OH

    Hi Victor, Got my Powerline Roman Chair much faster than I figured. I've put it together and have used it already. The packing, quality of the item, and simplicity of assembly impressed me. Thanksalot,

    Thomas Louwsma | Almont, MI

    It was a long and complicated journey sending my new Kettler Coach Rowerfrom San Diego to my home on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Andy Grenz provided outstanding customer service and was at all times friendly and accommodating. It has arrived safely and I am delighted with its performance. Many thanks for your professional service and follow-up!

    Mary Jo Wilson | Lake Cowichan, BC

    Thanks Andy for the fast and courteous service. From the first quote request I was hooked. Even though the stepper I inquired about was out of stock, Andy offered me a higher priced model for the same price. He answered my questions on the phone, and assured me about the shipping process, which was so fast that it is within 2 days of ordering. They had just opened a fitness superstore in my neighborhood, but I never even stepped foot into it, because my stepper was delivered to my driveway by Best Overnight Express who helped roll it into the garage. I assembled it in a few hours, with the "help" of my 4 year old, and had my first workout that evening. The Diamondback stepper gives me a better workout than the one at the fitness center I'm a member of, and I have a feeling that I won't be going back there too often. I am truly satisfied and will visit your store the next time I'm in San Diego to see what else I'd like to try

    Clare Chu | Fremont, CA

    Once again I would like to thank you for helping me work through the comparison of the life core S series model 1050RBs and the Spirit RBs95 model recumbent bikes. You spent a valuable amount of time discussing the relative merits of both units and with further research, I found the Spirit was a far better value for my family and me. I could have never reached my decision without your expertise, for which I shall always be grateful to you!!! Sincerely yours, Frank (from Michigan)

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The StairMaster Series 8 Gauntlet offers the core mechanics of our previous models wrapped in a stylish look and enhanced functionality to create a next-generation experience. The Gauntlet offers plenty of workout options, with such programs as quick start, manual, fat burner, calorie burner, intervals, bell-shaped, build, mystery challenge, steady, and heart rate zone trainer. The console also offers a nationally recognized multi-stage fitness test that gauges your individual progress, along with a custom firefighter test (CPAT) that measures your cardiopulmonary endurance and muscular strength. (Firefighting is considered one of the most physically demanding jobs in North America, which is why the CPAT is such a natural fit with the StepMill.) Finally, with the LCD console it's easy to track your progress thanks to the easy-to-read LCD display, which tracks your speed, distance, floors climbed, calories burned, and much more. As a bonus, the LCD console is designed to integrate with the optional MYE 15.6-inch HD Personal Viewing Screen, so you can easily keep up to date with your favorite soap opera or sports team.

Benefits of Using the Stairmaster 8 Series Gauntlet

  • Increase Core Muscle Strength Using the StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet requires simple balance but significant strength, more so than other cardio modalities. The simple act of maintaining balance engages core muscles with every step, building strength and endurance of this critically-important muscle group.
  • Tone and sculpt your entire lower body Stair climbing on the Gauntlet engages every major muscle in your lower body as many as 120+ times/minute: glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. High repetitions are famous for building lean muscle and burning fat which results in toned and sculpted muscles.
  • Low Impact The 8-Gauntlet makes you work hard without being hard on you. You can achieve high work efforts while moving at very low speeds relative to other workout options, minimizing the toll/stress on the body. For example, climbing at 1mph on the StairMaster Gauntlet is roughly equivalent to running at 6mph on a flat treadmill.
  • Better than “Real” Stairs Climbing “real” stairs usually means you get to the top and then have to go back down. Descending stairs is much harder on your knees than climbing up because your muscles and connective tissues are being used as “brakes” to fight the effect of gravity, and you are hitting each step with more impact. With the Gauntlet, you get all the benefits of climbing while avoiding the negative elements of descending.
  • Make 20 minutes count for 30 Combining so many positive effects (cardio, strengthening, muscle building, toning) in one workout means it takes less time to get the results you are looking for.

 

Burn Body Fat, enhance your lean muscle mass, and amplify your endurance! with the StairMaster Gauntlet

Building on 30 years of experience and proven performance, the StairMaster Series 8 Gauntlet provides a superior combination of cardio and strength training in our most comfortable design ever. The machine features a deeper, wider step surface with durable, rust-free polypropylene construction and is now available with all three smart, affordable, flexible, OpenHub™ console options. Its combination of quality and innovation delivers a workout that’s head and shoulders above anything else in the gym. 

Train Like a Spartan

The Spartan Race community is as resilient as they come and so it makes sense that Spartan would partner with the toughest workout in the gym. The Sprint, Super and Beast are a series of challenging Spartan races held each year around the world. The Spartan Training edition of the StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet lets you challenge yourself against other racers, offering 6 race options, 3 different race lengths and one hell of a workout.

StairMaster 8 Gauntlet Strengths Benefits

The StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet has adjustable speed and resistance. Using it requires simple balance, but significant strength. Calves, hamstrings, quadriceps and gluteal muscles are trained by lots of repetitions, which is known for building lean muscle and burning fat. Additionally, increasing the resistance of each stepping motion adds challenge. Core muscles are engaged by keeping your balance, which is more challenging on the Stepmill than other similar equipment.

StairMaster 8 Gauntlet Cardiovascular Benefits

The StairMaster 8 Series Gauntlet is great for cardiovascular exercise due to its ability to raise your heart rate almost immediately. The level you set dictates workout intensity, but even at the lowest levels the heart is definitely getting a workout. Oneshot Fitness, a commercial fitness equipment provider, calls StairMasters "one of the toughest cardiovascular machines on the globe."

StairMaster 8 Gauntlet Physiologic Benefits

The StairMaster Series 8 Gauntlet makes the user work hard without being hard on the user. The stepping motion incurs less impact than a treadmill, but with higher cardiovascular results. The thoughtfully designed handrails provide a safe grip should a misstep occur, but don't allow you to cheat by leaning on them. The actual stepping motion forces the foot to remain mostly flat while climbing, versus the pedal format, which does not require the foot to leave the pedal. The stepping motion uses nearly every leg muscle.

StairMaster 8 Gauntlet Advance Options

Though the concept of stair climbing itself is basic to most of us, the StairMaster Gauntlet offers significantly more advanced options. The user can reap additional balance benefits by performing climbing backwards or laterally. Elite athletes have been known to add further challenge by stepping with weights strapped to their backs. Endurance is improved by consistently increasing the levels of speed and resistance on the new 8 Series Gauntlet.

The StairMaster 8 Gauntlet and StairMaster Stepper are legendary products that keep getting better over time. The latest product designs – from the look, to the feel to the amazing, new touch screen display – are easily the best in the company’s history, and these features truly make stairclimbing more interesting, more measureable and more motivating! 

Product Information 

  • Easy-to-read LCD console displays time, interval timer, level (1-20), heart rate, calories, floors climbed, floors per minute, watts, METs and workout profile.
  • 10 programmed workouts include Quick Start, Manual, Fat Burner, Calorie Burner, Intervals, Bell-Shaped, Build, Mystery Challenge, Steady, and Heart Rate Zone Trainer.
  • Fitness tests include Multi-stage CPAT Fire Fit Test and WFI Test.
  • Revolving staircase with eight 8” (20cm) high, 9” (23cm) deep and 22” (56cm) wide steps most closely duplicates the workout of real stair climbing.
  • Staircase revolves at speeds varying from 26 to 162 steps per minute.
  • Smooth stepping action comes from the electronically controlled alternator with chain drive that precisely controls the pedal descent allowing a wide range of users to exercise smoothly within their comfort zones.
  • Quieter step design improves fluidity of stepping motion and provides added cushion for joints.
  • Ergo-bar hand grip provides alternative hand positions.
  • Broad oval handrails are ergonomically designed providing comfortable hand support.
  • Step–up assistant allows easy access to mount and dismount the machine.
  • Dual oversized water bottle holders near the console allow easy access without interfering with workout space.
  • Injection-molded plastic shrouding with darker, modern color scheme.
  • Active "Hot" Bar for remote stop and contact heart rate.
  • Polar compatible telemetry heart rate monitoring. Chest strap not included.

 

Display Features 

  • Display Type: LCD Console standard or 15” OpenHub Embedded Touch Screen Console upgrade
  • Standard Connectivity (either console): Bluetooth, ANT+, USB Port
  • Additional Connectivity (15" Touch Screen console ONLY): TV Tuner (Global), HDMI Port for video streaming via cable, Netpulse
  • TV Compatibility: Yes, integrates with optional Personal Viewing Screen (PVS) with ATSC/NTSC Tuner
  • Standard Workout Programs (either console) - Quick Start, Manual, Fat Burner, Calorie Burner, Speed Intervals, Custom Intervals, Random Intensity, Heart Rate Intervals, Calorie Goal, Heart Rate Zone Trainer
  • Additional Workouts (15" Touch Screen console ONLY): Landmark Challenge Program where users climb well known landmarks from around the world like the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, and the Taj Mahal
  • Fitness Test(s): Multi-stage Fit Test , CPAT Fire Fit Test and WFI Stepmill Test
  • Console Accessories: Reading rack, dual water bottle holders and accessory tray
  • Additional Features: Integrated Service Light, Personal Fan

 

OPTIONAL OpenHub™ 15" Embedded Touch Screen Console Advantages 

  • Entertainment: Browse the web or stream music and video directly to the OpenHub™ console from your own phone or tablet. You can also watch television on the oversized 15” embedded screen (or by adding the optional personal viewing screen to the standard LCD model).
  • Asset Management: OpenHub™ can utilize various 3rd party asset management systems that allow facility operators to track equipment use and stay on top of maintenance. If your facility already utilizes an asset management solution, chances are OpenHub™ can communicate with it too.
  • Workout Data Tracking: Personal fitness data tracking is available via Bluetooth connection. OpenHub™ consoles can push data to personal smart devices, connecting users with a world class data ecosystem.
  • Competition & Games: Group Display functions can be used for a variety of competition and games. Bluetooth and Ant+ signals support data collection and display by 3rd party partner products.
  • Club Solutions: OpenHub™ offer tons of features and solutions to meet the unique needs of every facility. The flexibility of the console allows for additional features to be added at any point, meaning you can get and pay for what you want, when you want it. No other manufacturer offers the affordable range of connectivity as StairMaster.

 

OPTIONAL 15.6" Personal Viewing Screen (for LCD Console ONLY):
The 8-Series LCD Display is pre-wired to accept an add-on 15.6" HD Personal Viewing Screen from MYE Entertainment. The PVS mounts seamlessly to the product, and an integrated control keypad inserts into the front of the cardio display for easy control. With the 8-Series, the PVS includes an HDMI port to support streaming from user’s personal device to screen.

Product Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 58" L x 34" W x 89" H (147cm L x 86cm W x 226cm H)
  • Product Weight: 343 lbs (156kg)
  • Max User Weight: 350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Power Requirements: Input Voltage 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz 100 VA
  • Display: OpenHub™ 15" embedded touch screen, 10" touch screen, LCD screen, and optional PVS for 10" & LCD
  • TV Option: 15.6" digital television with HD capabilities (SMV-1)
  • Workouts: The new Landmark Challenge Program where users climb well known landmarks from around the world like the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and the Taj Mahal. Along with the Landmark Challenge, standard console programs that your members are familiar with are also included. *Landmark Challenge feature available on the TSE-1/TS-1 Console Only
  • Warm Bar Functions: Remote stop, contact heart rate and level control
  • Fitness Tests: Multi-stage Fit Test, CPAT Fire Fit Test and WFI StepMill® Test
  • Drive System: Electronically controlled alternator with chain drive precisely controls the stair speed allowing a wide range of users to exercise smoothly within their comfort zones
  • Step Action: Revolving staircase with eight steps, 8" (20cm) high, 9” (23cm) deep and 22" (56cm) wide
  • Step Rate: 24 to 162 steps/minute
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Polar® compatible wireless; contact sensors

Warranty

  • Frame: 15 year
  • Parts: 3 years
  • Labor and Wear Items: 1 year
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