HealthRider Tony Little Hybrid Trainer Review 2

HealthRider Tony Little Hybrid Trainer Rating

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Pros The HealthRider Tony Little Hybrid Trainer is a small and affordable machine that gets straight to the point for those ready to get fit. This machine comes with 14 different resistance levels, 14 workout apps and an effective workout for the arms and upper body.
Cons For some, the 15” stride on the machine is far too short, and while it will raise your heart rate effectively, it may cause undue stress on your joints with all those necessary short steps. The machine is also quite noisy and the console a bit archaic compared to others on the market.
Summary The HealthRider Tony Little Hybrid Trainer has been described as the machine Tony Little himself is most proud of. Durable and effective at exercising the upper body, this machine will get your heart rate going and tone up your physique. It comes with the standard comforts of other elliptical machines including a water bottle holder, LCD window tracking and various resistance levels. However, with a 10-pound flywheel, it does tend to be a bit on the light side. You won’t experience the smoothest stride with the Hybrid Trainer, and it will not increase your challenge level for very long. For those looking for a maintenance machine or an affordable option to introduce them into the world of elliptical fitness, this will likely fit the bill.

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HealthRider Tony Little Hybrid Trainer Detailed Overview

Elliptical exercise is known for being kind to joints and muscles, and of course this rings true for this machine as well. However, it will work best for an adult of average stature, as the stride length is only 15 inches. This elliptical machine combines the fun of bike training results as well, and you will have 14 workout apps to choose from – seven for bike mode and seven for elliptical. The LCD window is decent, but you won’t be impressed by the size. In short, if you’re looking for a unit with a lot of nice, advanced features, then look elsewhere. If you’re budget-conscious and want something straightforward and effective in a specific area, then this will be a good buy.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Tony Little Healthrider Hybrid Trainer:

  • Affordable
  • 14 different workout apps to choose from
  • Switch from “bike mode” to “elliptical mode” with ease
  • Quality upper body workout
  • Dual-grip heart rate monitor
  • Light frame, making it easily transportable.

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Tony Little Healthrider Hybrid Trainer:

  • The flywheel is only 10 pounds, so you will only experience light resistance.
  • 10-year frame warranty, 90 days parts & labor – far below standard market warranty.
  • Has been reportedly prone to a regular need for tightening and greasing.

The Bottom Line

The Tony Little HealthRider Hybrid Trainer is a likeable machine for those not looking for a serious workout. If you’d like to maintain your current weight and provide a daily boost of energy, then you will be pleased with this machine. If you want to push harder and really challenge yourself, this won’t be a great fit. Due to its light construction and inability to really provide strong resistance, the Tony Little HealthRider Hybrid Trainer will likely not stand the test of time. Many users agree that saving to purchase a slightly more high-end machine is well worth the cost, or else perhaps check out one of the other more well-regarded models from the HealthRider brand.

With this or any machine, ensure that you purchase an elliptical trainer that works well for your physique. If you find yourself taking too many “short” strides or feel an uncommon amount of muscle stress or strain either during use or immediately after, then this may not be a compatible model for your body type. Taller folks tend to require a longer stride, while heavier individuals will benefit from a heavier flywheel. Everyone could certainly aim for a better warranty than what this specific model offers, but if you’re hoping for something a bit more longterm, then it’s best to seek out other offers from the normally reliable brand that is HealthRider.

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