Cybex 625AT Total Body Arc Trainer Review
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Compared with an elliptical trainer, a Cybex Arc Trainer can burn about 16% more calories. Its arc motion (instead of an elliptical motion) especially works the glutes and hamstrings. For added calorie burn and upper-body toning the 625AT also has moving arm bars. These can be up to 80% more effective than the upper-body trainers on most elliptical machines.
The 625AT has a wide range of resistance levels and 21 incline levels. At the higher inclines the machine is most akin to a climber, and at lower levels it’s a glider. Cybex describes its three exercise zones as Glide, Stride and Climb.
The console has convenience features including a magazine rack, a water bottle holder and two utility trays. Its multilingual computer has the following workout modes: Quick Start, Manual, three Weight Loss, three Cardio, two Strength and Heart Rate Control. Most programs have 10 levels and automatically adjust the Arc Trainer’s incline and resistance.
Feedback include time, distance, calories, calories per hour, METs, Watts, strides per minute, incline, resistance and heart rate. Heart rate range is also indicated with a multi-colored system.
Progress is shown on a 7” x 15” LED. The 625AT and other Arc Trainers can be upgraded with a premium 15.6” monitor and Cybex GO for more workouts and entertainment.
This model is available in virtually any color. The Cybex 625AT is made in the USA with excellent quality control. In full commercial settings it has a 10-year frame warranty, a three year parts warranty and a one year labor warranty. Light commercial and residential warranties 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
- Three-year parts warranty
- Color choice
Our Least Favorite Features
- No cooling fan
The Bottom Line
The versatile Cybex 625AT is a top choice for commercial settings, light commercial settings and homes with bigger budgets. Ready to withstand heavy traffic, it can help virtually any trainee enjoy results quickly. This trainer has great basics and can be upgraded with high-tech features for extra luxury.