The Precor EFX 5.37 Premium Series Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer is a top of the line commercial grade elliptical. While it isn’t cheap, you are getting a machine that is unrivaled in its quality, and is considered to be the best residential elliptical trainer on the market.
In fact, many of the components used are the same that can be found in commercial models, which explains this particular model’s, and Precor’s ellipticals in general, excellent service record.
Smooth Elliptical Motion
As Precor invented the concept of the elliptical trainer, you can expect an elliptical motion like no other. The motion has been based on extensive research and development, and has been protected by patents, so competitors can’t copy the design.
The motion is incredibly smooth and natural, and it is one of the main reasons why people are willing to pay a premium for this model.
Besides the unrivaled elliptical motion, people are willing to pay a premium thanks to the CrossRamp Technology (also patented), which allows you to change the incline of the elliptical motion.
Adjusting the angle of the motion means that you can target a wide range of lower body muscles, while simultaneously increasing your cardio burn.
What differentiates the CrossRamp Technology from the incline found on ellipticals produced by other manufacturers is that you are able to maintain a true elliptical motion as you raise the incline.
The smooth, natural elliptical motion coupled with CrossRamp technology ensures that you’re working out more efficiently and thus burning calories at a faster rate.
One more thing to keep in mind is that the Precor EFX 5.37 is the only model that is produced by Precor that allows you to adjust the incline to 40 degrees. Their other models have a maximum incline of 25-30 degrees.
You might be noticing a pattern here – the Precor EFX 5.37 is the only model that allows you to disconnect the upper body handlebars. This means that you can switch between a total body and lower body workout. This is beneficial because many people believe that targeting the lower body results in a more intense cardio burn, which consequently leads to more calories being burned in a shorter amount of time. Either way, you get to decide which muscles you want to target.
The console on the Precor EFX 5.37 is the same one that can be found on commercial models. It features a generous number of LED displays (7), which allow you to monitor a range of statistics, including: watts, vertical feet climbed, workout summary, time, strides, strides per minute, SmartRate, resistance level, program profile, heart rate, distance, angle, CrossRamp angle, calories burned and calories burned per minute.
The Precor EFX 5.37 comes with a lifetime frame and welds, 10 year parts and wear items, and 1 year labor warranty, which speaks volumes about the quality of the components used.
84 x 31 x 63 inches
Since its release, the Precor EFX 5.37 has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, which is just as well considering the hefty price tag. Reviewers have stated that the elliptical motion feels incredibly natural and comfortable, and that the warranty is very generous.
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This is one of the few ellipticals on the market that has nothing to complain about. If we were being really picky we would say that it is a little on the heavy side, weighing in at 240 lbs, so you may have a hard time moving it from one location to another. However, the heaviness adds to the machine’s stability.
Anything Else You Should Know?
It’s unlikely that the Precor EFX 5.37 will appeal to you unless you’re a serious exerciser. Or to put it another way, if you’re serious about staying in shape or losing weight and want the very best elliptical on the market, then the EFX 5.37 is the ideal choice.