Cybex 625A Lower Body Arc Trainer Review
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The Cybex 625A is a lower body arc trainer for use in clubs and home gyms. This popular alternative to elliptical trainers outperforms the competition in terms of power, durability and its ability to torch calories. It’s also even gentler on joints. This three-in-one fitness machine lets trainees tone their legs and glutes while using an arc-shaped glide, stride or climb. The 625A has a wide range of challenge levels to meet the needs of beginners through top-level crosstrainers. Additionally, special technology adjusts the machine to the user’s weight for customized resistance.
Cybex Arc Trainers use a crescent-shaped path instead of an elliptical path. The arc motion on the 625A recruits the glutes and hamstrings to a greater degree than an elliptical can, which makes it more effective for lower-body training. This machine also features reverse motion to help people develop incredible tone in the quadriceps and glutes.
To help trainees focus on different muscle groups, the 625A has 21 incline choices and a wide range of resistance. Cybex describes its three exercise zones as Glide, Stride and Climb. “Glide” is at the lowest incline levels and “Climb” is at the highest. Preset workouts include quick start, weight loss (3), cardio (3), strength (2) and heart rate control. Additional workouts and high-def video entertainment are available with an optional monitor and the Cybex GO digital platform.
The Cybex 625A arrives with a 7” x 15” LED workout display. The two data windows show time, distance, calories burned, calories per hour, METs, watts, strides per minute, pulse, incline and resistance level. There’s also a multi-color heart rate indicator. Also available is a premium 15.6” monitor with three viewing modes: Exercise, Entertainment and Escape.
Cybex Arc Trainers are available in virtually any color to complement your workout space. The console for the 625A Lower Body Arc Trainer has a magazine rack, a water bottle holder and two utility trays.
Cybex Arc Trainers are made in the USA with excellent quality control. In commercial settings the 625A has a 10-year frame warranty, a three year parts warranty and a one year labor warranty. Warranties for use in residential and light commercial settings are also available.
Our Favorite Features
- Low impact
- Train for strength, endurance and weight loss
- Great for muscle targeting; glide, stride or climb
- “Load dependent” feature adjusts resistance to user weight
- Has preset workouts
- Has heart rate control
- Optional Cybex GO Platform for extra workout support and entertainment
- Optional 15.6” monitor with three viewing modes
- Color choice
- Long parts warranty
Our Least Favorite Features
- No moving arms
- No cooling fan on console
The Bottom Line
The Cybex 625A is a top commercial choice for low-risk yet incredibly effective lower body sculpting. This machine is built to withstand heavy traffic at fitness clubs and could serve a household for many years. It’s priced above average, but it’s built to last and quickly becomes a favorite of club members at all fitness levels.