HCI Fitness PhysioStep PRO Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer Review

HCI Fitness PhysioStep PRO Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer Review


HCI Fitness provides commercial and high-quality fitness equipment at affordable prices and hence ensures customers get good value for money products.

HCI Fitness has been continuously adding to their portfolio of exercise equipment over the years. The latest in its range of commercial equipment is the PhysioStep Pro Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer. The PhysioStep Pro is highly versatile equipment, providing the benefit of a complete body workout (lower as well as upper body) for its users. The trainer has a total of 32 resistance levels, ranging from 8 Watts to 220 Watts.

Best Suited for Whom?

The availability of various rehabilitation exercise modes makes the PhysioStep PRO suitable for a wide variety of users. The trainer is a good fit for users seeking either a complete body workout or a more focused training/rehabilitation regime, with exercise limited to a specific side/part of the body. Users can also easily adjust the handlebar and seat to vary the degree of the workout as per their needs; this aids the users in using the equipment for more extended periods of time without straining their body.

HCI Fitness PhysioStep PRO Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer Design, Build Quality & Assembly

Design and Build

The exercise bike has a pretty robust frame structure, which lends stability to the trainer during high-intensity workouts. The transport handle makes the trainer easily portable. It has a swivelling handle and adjustable seat position, and therefore people with varying physical attributes can use it. The foot pedals of the machine have ortho heal cups, which provides comfort and aids in reducing fatigue.

Assembly

The PhysioStep PRO is already partially assembled; the remaining assembly is quite simple and straightforward. The packing comes with a step-by-step manual and the necessary tools required, which makes the process of assembling the product an easy activity. The users also have the option of choosing a white-glove assembly service through various partners in case they want to avoid the hassle of assembling the product themselves.

HCI Fitness PhysioStep PRO Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer Features

1. Seat: The trainer comes with a large 20” seat, which is entirely rotatable to ensure easy access to users. Additionally, the seat is also easily removable to enable compatibility with wheelchairs. The user can choose from nearly 15 positions to vary the degree of the workout.

2. Console: The high contrast coloured display (9″ in size) displays all the relevant information about the ongoing workout regime.

3. Magnetic Tension System: The trainer has a total of 32 resistance levels, ranging from 8 Watts to 220 Watts.

4. Workout Programs: The trainer comes with 21 inbuilt workout programs for various user goals. The workout data can be easily exported to an excel using the USB port.

5. Accessories: The trainer also has a stabilisation accessory, which the users can use to enhance the security during workouts.

6. Portable: The transport handle makes the trainer easily portable.

7. Heart Rate Monitoring: You can track your heart rate on the trainer’s console.

8. Pedals: The foot pedals of the machine have ortho heal cups, which provides comfort and aids in reducing fatigue.

9. Stride: Linear Stepping Motion

10. Power: The trainer works with AC 110V-220V.

11. Handle: It has a swivelling handle with ergo grip.

HCI Fitness PhysioStep PRO Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer Warranty

The frame of the trainer has a lifetime warranty for any build issue; there is also a three-year warranty for various mechanical and electronic parts.

HCI Fitness PhysioStep PRO Recumbent Stepper Cross Trainer Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Provides a wide range of exercise regime options to the users
  • Removable as well as rotatable seat makes the trainer compatible with wheelchairs
  • Easily portable using the transport handle

Cons

  • Premium pricing

Verdict

The PhysioStep Pro is highly versatile equipment, providing the benefit of a complete body workout (lower as well as upper body) for its users or a more focused training/rehabilitation regime, with exercise limited to a specific side/part of the body. It is a sturdy and durable exercise bike, which is easily portable and has a reasonable warranty period. The price of over 4500$ makes the trainer a premium product, however.