Sunday, 13 May 2018

Comparing Nautilus MY18 R618 versus Nautilus MY18 R616 Recumbent Bike, What's the Difference?

Nautilus MY18 R618 Recumbent Exercise Bike, review features compared with R616
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The Nautilus MY18 R618 and Nautilus MY18 R616 are both high-quality recumbent bikes, combining ergonomic comforts and a wide range of features to keep your workouts motivating and challenging.

The Nautilus MY18 R618 is the premium recumbent bike over the Nautilus MY18 R616, built to withstand higher intensity training for the more serious athlete.  Being the higher-end model and belonging to the Nautilus Performance Series range, the Nautilus MY18 R618 offers several upgrades over the Nautilus MY18 R616 including:

·         A heavier duty flywheel (30 lb)
·         An upgraded seat with gel cushioning and infinite backrest adjustment
·         A SightLine console that’s tilt adjustable for a personalised viewing angle
·         STN display with better visual colors that’s easier on the eyes
·         In-reach controls in the handlebars by the side of the seat for quick adjustment of the resistance level
·         Higher use weight capacity (325 lbs)

(See full features/specifications compared in the table & bullet points below.)

However, the Nautilus MY18 R616 is still an impressive recumbent bike, with many of the same features of the higher more expensive model.  If you’re not looking to perform intensive training, then the R616 is ideal for you and offers the same amount of programs (29) and resistance levels (25) as the R618 to keep your workouts varied and progressively challenging.

Nautilus MY18 R618 SightLine console, image, with Bluetooth, 29 programs, 25 ECB resistance levels, USB charging port, speakers & MP3 input, 3-speed cooling fan
Nautilus MY18 R618
SightLine console
Nautilus MY18 R616 console, image, with Bluetooth, Dual Track LCD display, 29 programs, 25 resistance levels, USB charging port, speakers with MP3 input, 3-speed cooling fan
Nautilus MY18 R616 console


The Nautilus MY18 R618’s console is considered to be the best in the fitness industry, but the R616’s is still a very good console and incorporates many of the same features as the R618 such as Dual Track blue backlit screens (2 displays), Bluetooth connectivity for data transfer to online fitness tracking apps, 4 user profiles, USB charging port, speakers with MP3 input, media shelf, and 3-speed cooling fan.

Both the Nautilus MY18 R618 and Nautilus MY18 R616 Recumbent Bikes offer both contact pulse and telemetry heart rate monitoring to help ensure you stay within your target heart rate zone as you exercise.  Besides heart-rate stats, other workout stats displayed on the console’s screens include time, speed, distance and calories burned.

Both the Nautilus MY18 R618 and Nautilus MY18 R616 Recumbent Bikes are constructed with a low step-through frame design for easy mounting and dismounting.  Although the seat design differs between the two bikes, both seats are ergonomically designed for user comfort and sit on a sliding seat rail system with an easy-to-use adjustment lever to adjust the seat’s height and proximity to the pedals to get the best fit for individual users.


Nautilus MY18 R618 gel-cushioned seat, image, with airflow backrest
Nautilus MY18 R618
gel-cushioned seat
Nautilus MY18 R616 padded seat, image, with airflow backrest
Nautilus MY18 R616
padded seat



Look at the pictures of the seats and you’ll see the difference in design between these two bikes.  The Nautilus MY18 R618 has a gel cushioned base whereas the Nautilus MY18 R616 has a padded base.  Both seats have a ventilated backrest that helps with airflow as you exercise and gives added welcome support to your back as you cycle.

Both the Nautilus MY18 R618 and Nautilus MY18 R616 Recumbent Bikes come with a handy water bottle holder but the placement of the water bottle holder differs between these two bikes with the R618’s water bottle located on the frame underneath the console while the R616’s water bottle holder is located by the side of the seat.

Both the Nautilus MY18 R618 and Nautilus MY18 R616 Recumbent Bikes are sturdily constructed with oversized crossbar tubing, center-support and integrated levelers for added stability.  The Nautilus MY18 R618 allows for a slight higher user weight capacity of up to 325 lbs compared to the Nautilus MY18 R616’s 300 lbs weight capacity.

To reflect the long lasting durability of these recumbent bikes, the Nautilus MY18 R618 and Nautilus MY18 R616 both come with generous manufacturer’s warranties but as you would expect, the higher-end Nautilus MY18 R618 comes with a longer warranty of 15 years on frame, 3 years on parts/electronics and 1 year labor compared to the Nautilus MY18 R616’s warranty of 10 years on frame, 2 years on parts, 1 year on electronics and 90 days labor.





Fitness tip:  Cycling for just 30 minutes could burn between 207-345 calories for women, or 252-420 calories for men, depending on the intensity of the cycling.


Let’s take a glance at the main differences and similarities in features between the Nautilus MY18 R618 and MY18 R616 to help you decide on which is the best recumbent exercise bike for you:


Sunday, 6 May 2018

Comparing Nautilus MY18 U618 versus Nautilus MY18 U616 Upright Exercise Bike, What's the Difference?

Nautilus MY18 U616 Upright Exercise Bike, review features compared with U618
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Nautilus MY18 U618 Upright Exercise Bike, review features compared with U616
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The Nautilus MY18 U618 and Nautilus MY18 U616 are high-quality exercise bikes, combining sturdy build quality with ergonomic comforts and a wide range of features to keep your workouts motivating and challenging.

The Nautilus MY18 U618 is the premium exercise bike over the Nautilus MY18 U616 and as you would expect offers several upgrades in design and features and is built to withstand more intensive training like HIIT for serious athletes.  From the Nautilus Performance Series range, the Nautilus MY18 U618 Exercise Bike’s upgraded features include:

·         A heavy-duty 30 lb flywheel
·         Multi-grip positions handlebars
·         Larger elbow rests
·         In-reach controls at the top of the handlebars
·         Gel-cushioned saddle
·         Dual water bottle holders
·         Higher user weight capacity of 325 lbs
·         Top-of-the-range tilt-adjust SightLine console for best viewing angle
·         STN display for better visual colors that’s easier on the eyes

(See table/bullet points below for full features and specifications compared.)

However, the Nautilus MY18 U616 is still an impressive exercise bike (ideal for moderate training) and offers many of the same features as the U618 such as 4 user profiles, 25 ECB magnetic resistance levels, 29 programs (program variety may differ – see details in the table below), and Bluetooth connectivity for online fitness tracking.


Nautilus MY18 U618 SightLine console with STN display, Bluetooth, 29 programs, 25 ECB resistance levels, USB charging port, speakers & MP3 input, 3-speed cooling fan
Nautilus MY18 U618
SightLine console
Nautilus MY18 U616 console with blue backlit LCD display, Bluetooth, 29 programs, 25 ECB resistance levels, USB charging port, speakers & MP3 input, 3-speed cooling fan
Nautilus MY18 U616
console


Although the Nautilus MY18 U618’s SightLine console is considered to be the best in the fitness industry, the Nautilus MY18 U616’s console incorporates many of the same premium features including Dual Track blue backlit display, integrated media shelf, acoustic chambered speakers, MP3 input, USB charging port, 3-speed cooling fan.

Both the Nautilus MY18 U618 and Nautilus MY18 U616’s consoles display motivating workout stats including time, speed, distance, calories and heart-rate.  Both bikes offer contact pulse and telemetry heart-rate monitoring to help you stay within your target heart-rate zone as you cycle.

Both the Nautilus MY18 U618 and Nautilus MY18 U616 Upright Bikes are ergonomically designed for user comfort but if you look closely at the pictures of these two bikes you’ll see the differences in the design of the handlebars and the saddles.

The Nautilus MY18 U618’s handlebars are designed with multi-grip positions so you can find the most comfortable position for your hands or place your hands in different grip positions to focus on different muscles.  Note the larger elbow rests on the Nautilus MY18 U618 too.  The Nautilus MY18 U616 also has elbow rests (though smaller) which is a bonus as most exercise bikes in this price bracket don’t have extra touches like that.  Both bikes’ handlebars are angle adjustable.

The Nautilus MY18 U618 has the advantage of In-Reach controls in the top of the bike’s handlebars for quick resistance changes, which the Nautilus MY18 U616 doesn’t have (though of course you can change the resistance via the console).

If you look at the pictures of the saddles you’ll see that the Nautilus MY18 U618 is gel-cushioned (cushions the glutes for a more comfortable ride over longer periods) whereas the Nautilus MY18 U616’s saddle is padded.  Both saddles are 4-way adjustable, i.e. up, down, forwards, backwards for a custom fit for different rider heights.

Nautilus MY18 U618 gel-cushioned saddle, image, 4-way adjustable
Nautilus MY18 U618
gel-cushioned saddle
Nautilus MY18 U616 padded saddle, image, 4-way adjustable
Nautilus MY18 U616
padded saddle



Both the Nautilus MY18 U618 and Nautilus MY18 U616 Upright Exercise Bikes are sturdily built and feature integrated levelers for added stability.  The higher-end Nautilus MY18 U618 allows for a slightly higher user weight capacity of 325 lbs compared to the U616’s 300 lbs.

Both exercise bikes come with a generous warranty to reflect the manufacturer’s confidence in their long-term durability, but as you would expect the higher-end U618 has a longer warranty of 15 years on frame, 3 years on parts/electronics and 1 year labor compared to the U616’s 10 years on frame, 2 years on parts, 1 year on electronics and 90 days labor.





Fitness tip:  Cycling for just 30 minutes could burn between 207-345 calories for women, or 252-420 calories for men, depending on the intensity of the cycling.


Let’s take a glance below at the main differences and similarities in features and specifications laid out in tables and bullet points for easy comparison between the Nautilus MY18 U618 and Nautilus MY18 U616 to help you decide on which is the best upright exercise bike for you:


Friday, 27 April 2018

GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine, Review

GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine, with 1500W dual motors, triangular oscillation & tri-planar vibration, 60 speed settings, 9 modes, large 27"x20" platform
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The GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine provides a whole body workout with minimum effort, requiring much less time compared to traditional workouts for maximum results.

Just 10 minutes of standing, sitting or performing simple exercises on the GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate can offer similar results to around 1 hour of traditional exercise, helping to tone and strengthen muscles, burn calories, increase circulation, improve flexibility and more!  (See my article on the “Health & Fitness Benefits of Vibration Platform & Vibration Plate Fitness Machines” for more information.)

The GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine utilizes high-power 1500W dual motors with 1000W triangular oscillation (seesaw) and 500W tri-planar vibration (spiral), offering the choice of oscillation or vibration or a combination of both.  (See the bullet points below for details of the amplitude and frequency of the triangular oscillation and tri-planar vibration plus G Force info.)

The GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine offers plenty of variety with 60 speed settings and 9 different modes including manual oscillation, manual vibration, dual mode (manual oscillation and vibration, 3 auto programs and 3 user defined programs to customize your workouts. 

Digital control panel, quick adjust controls & pulse grip heart-rate sensors in handlebars on GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine
Digital control panel,
quick adjust controls & pulse grip
heart-rate sensors in handlebars
The GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine comes with a user-friendly digital control panel and features quick-adjust controls on the handlebars as well as pulse-grip heart-rate sensors so you can ensure you stay within your target heart-rate zone as you exercise.

The GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine includes arm straps to work your upper body and comes with an exercise chart illustrating 26 different exercises to get you started.

The GForce Pro’s large platform plate measures 27” by 20”.  Overall dimensions of the machine measure approx. 56.5” high by 30” wide by 32” deep.

Constructed with a commercial-grade heavy-duty frame, the durable GForce Pro Cardio Vibration Plate Machine is designed to withstand frequent use at gyms / health clubs / home and supports a maximum user weight capacity of up to 400 lbs.




Fitness tip:  Just 10 minutes on a vibration fitness machine is said to be equivalent to around 1 hour of traditional strenuous exercise!


Let’s take a quick look at the features and specifications in bullet points of the GForce Pro to help you decide if it’s the best Cardio Vibration Plate Machine for you:


Friday, 20 April 2018

Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer, Review

Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer, with 20 levels of electronically controlled resistance, 11 workout programs, 8.5" LCD touch-screen console, for sculpting hard-to-tone areas of the body with side to side motion instead of front to back motion
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Burn fat faster and sculpt hard-to-tone areas of the body with the Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer.

Proven to burn fat more quickly than an elliptical machine, the Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer works the body laterally (side to side instead of front to back), engaging more muscles groups to tone those typically hard to tone areas such as the butt and inner/outer thighs as well as the core muscles.

The Helix H1000’s patented lateral motion alternates direction effortlessly – work in to tone the inner thighs or out to tone the outer thighs.

To keep you motivated and challenged, the Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer features 20 levels of electronically controlled resistance and 11 workout programs including a Random program, allowing for infinite variations so you’ll never get bored!

The Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer comes with an angle adjustable console for the best viewing angle for different users and features a large blue backlit 8.5” LCD touch-screen display for easy viewing of your workout stats.

To help you stay within your target heart-rate zone as you exercise, the Helix H1000 features pulse grip sensors in the handlebars and the console is also Polar TM compatible for a wireless chest strap. 

The Helix H1000 Touch Lateral Trainer is perfect for residential use with its space efficient design, measuring approx.  42” wide by 36” long x 68.5” high.




Fitness Tip:   Short bursts of intensive activity followed by longer periods of rest deliver the “afterburn” effect whereby your metabolism is increased and your body continues to burn calories for hours after your workout.


Let’s take a look at the features and specifications in detail of the Helix H1000 Touch to help you decide if it’s the best lateral trainer for you:


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Teeter FreeStep Elliptical Recumbent Cross Trainer, Review

Teeter FreeStep Elliptical Recumbent Cross Trainer, total body workout with zero impact on joints
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Get all the calorie-burning benefits of a traditional elliptical, treadmill and stepper but in a more comfortable seated position with the Teeter FreeStep Elliptical Recumbent Cross Trainer.

The Teeter FreeStep offers a new level of ease and comfort to exercise, providing a stress-free zero-impact cardio and total body strength workout.

Much like the machines you find at a physiotherapy clinic, the FreeStep is ergonomically designed to be both Back-Wise and Body-Healthy by alleviating the impact of your bodyweight on your back and joints.

Elliptical pedals on Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer
Elliptical pedals
The Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer combines a unique elliptical pedal motion path with adjustable moving handlebars to work both your upper and lower body, targeting all the major muscle groups for a very effective yet zero-impact workout.

The Teeter FreeStep’s unique pedal motion provides a super smooth fluid stride and is designed to protect the knees, thus eliminating the risk of knee injury typically associated with traditional cardio machines.

The adjustable moving handlebars can be worked in unison with the foot pedals to engage all the major muscle groups of the body.  Alternatively, you can reposition the handlebars to target the biceps, triceps and back muscles.

Adjustable seat & backrest on Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer
Adjustable seat & backrest
The Teeter FreeStep’s adjustable seat provides optimal posture with its multiple height settings for a custom fit and 3-position backrest that provides support and comfort with its naturally-reclined seated position that helps to reduce body fatigue and eliminate stress on your back and joints as you exercise.

The Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer features variable magnetic resistance to accommodate a range of abilities and fitness levels, allowing you to adjust the intensity of your workout with a simple-to-use turn dial.

Digital LCD monitor on Teeter FreeStep tracks workout stats including time, speed, distance, calories burned
Digital LCD monitor
The Teeter FreeStep comes with an easy-to-read digital LCD monitor that tracks and displays your workout data with stats such as time, speed, distance and calories burned.  The monitor is battery-powered so you can place the machine anywhere in your home without having to worry about finding a space near a wall power socket.

The Teeter FreeStep operates whisper quietly so you can watch TV or listen to music as you exercise without having to turn the sound up!

Built with commercial-grade engineering, the Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Elliptical is constructed with a virtually friction-free linkage system to ensure long-lasting durability.  The FreeStep’s low profile design and affordable price makes it ideal for home use, bringing you all the benefits of the recumbent elliptical machines you find in a physiotherapy clinic into the comfort and convenience of your own home.




Let’s take a glance at the features and specifications in bullet points that the Teeter FreeStep has to offer to help you decide if it’s the best recumbent cross trainer for you:


Friday, 6 April 2018

Comparing Nautilus MY18 E618 versus Nautilus MY18 E616 Elliptical Trainer, What's the Difference?

Nautilus MY18 E618 Elliptical Trainer, review features compared with E616
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The Nautilus MY18 E618 and Nautilus MY18 E616 are high-quality elliptical trainers that are ergonomically designed for optimum comfort and packed with features to keep your workouts varied and motivating.

The MY18 E618 is Nautilus’ premium elliptical trainer from their Performance Series range which is constructed with light-commercial components, making it suitable for more serious athletes wishing to undertake higher intensity training.

As you would expect, the Nautilus MY18 E618 Elliptical Trainer offers several upgrades in design and features over the E616 including:

·         A 30 lb flywheel system
·         22” precision path stride length (compared to 20” on the E616)
·         Suspension adjust performance cushioning system that allows you to adjust the angle of the footplate 0-10 degrees for customized heel support
·         A greater incline range up to 15% (compared to 11% on the E616)
·         In-Reach remote buttons in the moving handlebars for quick adjustment of speed and incline
·         Multi-grip position moving handlebars
·         SightLine angle-tiltable console (the best in the fitness industry) for better visual colors and better viewing angle for different user heights
·         Higher user weight capacity of up to 350 lbs (compared to 300 lbs on the E616)

(See full features and specifications compared between the Nautilus E618 and E616 in the table and bullet point list below.)

Nautilus MY18 E616 large articulating footplates & dual rail system, image
Nautilus MY18 E616 large articulating
footplates & dual rail system
If you’re not looking to perform intensive training, then the Nautilus MY18 E616 is an extremely good elliptical machine and actually offers many of the same features as the Nautilus MY18 E618 including 29 workout programs (program variety may differ), 25 ECB resistance levels, a dual rail system, ergonomic handles, large articulating footplates, perimeter weighted flywheel, motorized incline, Dual Track blue backlit LCD console, 4 user profiles, contact pulse and telemetry heart-rate monitoring, Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging port, media shelf, speakers with MP3 input, 3-speed cooling fan and water bottle holder.

Although the Nautilus MY18 E618 and E616 Elliptical Trainers come with different consoles, they both feature Dual Track display (2 screens) and can show up to 13 different workout stats to keep you motivated including time, speed, distance, calories burned and heart-rate.  Both consoles are also Bluetooth enabled so you can seamless transfer workout data to online fitness tracking apps such as Nautilus Connect, Nautilus Trainer, My Fitness Pal and other partnered fitness apps.

Nautilus MY18 E618 SightLine tiltable console, image
Nautilus MY18 E618
SightLine tiltable console
Nautilus MY18 E616 Dual Track blue backlit console, image
Nautilus MY18 E616
Dual Track blue backlit console


Both the Nautilus MY18 E618 and E616 Elliptical Trainers are sturdily constructed and utilize an Eddy Current magnetic resistance system for smooth and quiet operation and both machines also feature a dual rail system that evenly distributes the load of each stride, helping to increase the overall balance, stability and smoothness of operation.

Both the Nautilus MY18 E618 and E616 Elliptical Trainers come with front-mounted transport wheels for easy relocation.

To reflect the manufacturer’s confidence in the long-term durability of their machines, both the Nautilus MY18 E618 and E616 Elliptical Trainers come with a generous warranty, although being the premium machine the E618 has a longer warranty than the E616 (see full details compared in the table below).





Let’s take a glance at the main differences and similarities in features in the comparison table and bullet points below between the Nautilus MY18 E618 versus Nautilus MY18 E616 to help you decide on which is the best elliptical trainer for you:


Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Comparing Nautilus MY18 T618 versus Nautilus MY18 T616 Treadmill, What's the Difference?

Nautilus MY18 T618 Treadmill, Performance Series for HIIT training, review features compared with Nautilus MY18 T616
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The Nautilus MY18 T618 and Nautilus MY18 T616 are high-quality treadmills designed with ergonomic comforts and packed with features to keep your workouts motivating and progressively challenging.

The MY18 T618 is Nautilus’ premium treadmill from their Performance Series range and incorporates light-commercial components making it suitable for the more serious athlete and HIIT training.  Higher-end features/components of the T618 over the T616 include a more powerful motor (3.5 chp vs 3.0chp), larger crowned rollers (2.75” vs 2.5”) and a more durable light-commercial belt (3-ply Tyre vs 2 ply).

Nautilus MY18 T618 running deck, image, 20" x 60", light-commercial Tyre belt
Nautilus MY18 T618 running deck
However, the Nautilus MY18 T616 is still an extremely good treadmill and offers many of the same features as the T618, including a 20” x 60” running belt, 0-12 mph speed range, 0-15% motorized incline, 26 workout programs, 4 user profiles and Bluetooth connectivity for online fitness tracking.

Both the Nautilus MY18 T618 and T616 feature a deck cushioning system that helps to soften your landing and reduce the impact on your joints.  The T618 features a Rebound Cushioning System while the T616 features a StrikeZone 6-hex cell cushioning system.

The consoles on the Nautilus MY18 T618 and T616 Treadmills vary slightly in design but both are intuitive to use and feature Dual Track screens for displaying a wide range of motivating workout stats including time, speed, distance, calories and heart-rate.  Both treadmill screens are blue backlit for easy viewing but the T618 has an STN screen that is the best in the fitness industry, offering a wider viewing angle and better visual colors.


Nautilus MY18 T616 console, image, with Dual Track blue backlit display
Nautilus MY18 T616 console
Nautilus MY18 T618 STN console, image, with Dual Track blue backlit display
Nautilus MY18 T618 STN console

To help you stay within your target heart rate zone as you exercise, both the Nautilus T618 and T616 offer contact pulse grip and telemetry heart-rate monitoring.

Additional features on both the Nautilus MY18 T618 and T616 Treadmills include in-console speaker with MP3 input, USB charging port, media shelf, 3-speed cooling fan, dual water bottle holders, accessory holder, transport wheels, and an easy-to-use SoftDrop folding deck system.

Both treadmills are sturdily built, but being the higher-performing treadmill and constructed for more intensive use, the Nautilus MY18 T618 allows for an extended user weight capacity of 350 lbs compared to 300 lbs on the T616.

For peace of mind and to reflect the manufacturer’s confidence in the long-lasting durability of these treadmills, they both come with a generous warranty but as you would expect the premium T618 comes with a longer warranty than the T616 (see details in the table below).




Let’s take a glance at the main differences and similarities in features in the comparison table and bullet points below between the Nautilus MY18 T618 and MY18 T616 to help you decide on which is the best treadmill for you: