Clients often ask what we prefer: A Cybex Arc Trainer, or traditional elliptical? It’s an interesting choice, and a personal decision. Recently, however, research has emerged that gives a proven advantage to the Cybex Arc Trainer. Here’s why:
PROOF THAT YOU’LL BURN MORE CALORIES
An analysis of calories burned on an Arc Trainer versus a standard elliptical trainer found that you’ll burn 16% more calories on an Arc. That’s equal to:
- 500 more calories per week
- 26,000 more calories burned per year
- 7 entire pounds of fat burned overall
…just from choosing an Arc instead of an elliptical. Plus, research shows, the very way you interact with an Arc—which puts your weight on the back of the machine, rather than at the top of an ellipse (as with an elliptical)—activates even more of your muscles, and boosts your calories burned.
PROOF THAT YOU BUILD MORE MUSCLE
A Cybex Arc Trainer uniquely positions your body at the back of the machine, letting you lean in and activate more muscles in your upper body. Depending on your Arc workout, and how you choose to engage your upper body, you’ll burn more calories AND give yourself the ability to:
- Jump higher, since the Arc is proven to increase your vertical leap
- Run faster, since the Arc is proven to improve your sprinting speed and squat strength
PROOF THAT ARC PUTS LESS STRESS ON YOUR KNEES
Repetitive joint stress can prevent you from making the most of your exercise time. That’s one reason the Arc Trainer is beloved by professional athletes, personal trainers, and people just starting to exercise (or those recovering from injury). Research shows that the unique, patented motion pattern of the Arc Trainer puts 84% less stress on your knees when compared to an elliptical trainer.
Some cardio machines, including traditional ellipticals, create what’s called “high peak knee stresses” that can put repetitive stress on your knees over the course of working out. The Cybex Arc Trainer, on the other hand, lets you work harder with insignificant levels of knee stress. Your Arc workout is comparable to walking—with all the cardio and endurance benefits that only the Arc can provide.
Whatever your fitness goals, the latest research shows that you’ll meet them faster on a Cybex Arc Trainer. You’ll burn more calories in less time. You’ll boost your speed, endurance and power. You’ll build and tone muscles. And you’ll do it all with less joint stress and discomfort overall.
Try the Cybex Arc Trainer at Gym Source. Feel the difference for yourself.