Elliptical Machine Overview:
The Body Champ BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer has everything that you could expect in an entry-level elliptical machine, plus a little more. Body Champ equips this magnetic elliptical machine with eight levels of resistance, dual action handlebars, and heart rate monitoring. You also get a basic monitor for tracking your workout statistics.
Of course we need to discuss the fact that the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer gives you something that you can’t find on a lot of other ellipticals: an exercise cycle. That’s right; you get two pieces of exercise equipment for one low price. Adjustable foot pedals and an adjustable seat allow you to get a comfortable motion while you’re using this machine as an elliptical or as an exercise bike. Nice!
- Height: 62”
- Width: 29”
- Length: 50”
- Item weight: 84 lbs
- Max user weight: 250 lbs
- Patented 2-in-1 Elliptical Motion Design Technology allows this machine to be used as an elliptical trainer or an exercise bike.
- 8 levels of magnetic resistance for added intensity.
- Dual action handlebars for total body workout.
- Integrated heart rate sensors in stationary grips.
- 2-way adjustable seat.
- Versatile motion design allows both forward and backward movement.
- Includes workout DVD.
- LCD computer monitor
- Display readouts include:
- Heart Rate
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Body Champ BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.
Assembly for the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Machine is straight forward. There are few small pieces so assembly is going to take a little time. Provided that you can follow directions, you should be able to complete assembly in less than two hours.
What We Love About the Body Champ BRM2720 Elliptical:
The best thing about the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer is the price. For under $200, body Champ is providing a good piece of exercise equipment. For the price is has everything you can expect, plus a little more. It has 8 levels of resistance, heart rate monitoring and a computer that will give you basic readouts to track your performance while exercising. This elliptical has everything you’ll need to start an exercise regimen, at a good price.
Another nice thing about the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer is its design. First, as the name suggests, it can be used for two different exercises. It can be used as both a stand up elliptical and as a sit down exercise bike. Adjustable foot pedals allow you to get a comfortable motion in both positions. You can even use forward or backward motions while exercising on the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer. The other nice thing about the design is that it is fairly small. This is great for apartment living or for people who just don’t have the space for exercise equipment.
What Isn’t So Great:
One of the drawbacks of the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer is its size. It doesn’t have a large frame and has a total weight under 90 lbs. A lot of users commented on the flimsy-like feel of this elliptical. They also stated that it makes a lot squeaking and other noise, which suggests this frame is under a lot of stress. Other users told stories about components breaking after limited use. For under $200, we know you’re not going to get a gym quality machine, but the overall size and strength of the BRM2720 Magnetic Dual Trainer is a little worrisome.
The stride on the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer is about 13”. At this length it’s difficult for anyone that’s very tall to get a full stride while exercising. This can seriously restrict your motion and prevent you from raising your heart rate for an intense workout. On top of it, some taller users even commented that while using this machine as an elliptical, they strike their knees and thus can only use it as an exercise bike.
Final Word on the Body Champ BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer:
For under $200, you’re getting just about what you can expect as far as an entry-level piece of exercise equipment. There have been some user comments concerning the quality of the BRM2720 Magnetic Elliptical Dual Trainer’s construction, which worries us a little. However, we really do like the design of this machine and the fact that you’re getting two different exercise options for the price of one.