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Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine 2013

Schwinn A40
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86275 lbs17.5"2-year frame
6-month parts

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As a mid-range model, the Schwinn A40 Elliptical Trainer is priced between $300 and $500. With this machine, quite a few users claimed to have been able to lose up to 10 pounds- if not more-in just a few weeks. More importantly, however, the trainer is very easy to use, even if you’ve never operated an elliptical before. Best of all, since it’s a budget-friendly model, you will be able to purchase it as a starter machine and gradually build up your stamina and muscular strength before indulging in more energetic training sessions.

a40-7-300The Schwinn A40 comes fully equipped with everything you need to tone up any wobbly area in no time at all. From the oversized LCD screen to the various built-in programs, users will be able to make the most out of the multiple features specifically designed for weight loss. Its magnetic resistance ensures that your body is fully engaged in the training session, which is a stark contrast to lower-quality equipment, whereby the machine does all the work for you. Its ergonomic feature takes all the muscular stress off your joint and knees, making the trainer suitable for elderly and obese people.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Resistance Type: Eddy Current Brake
  • Resistance Levels: 8
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Adjustable Incline: No
  • Adjustable Stride: No
  • Stride Length: 17.5 inches
  • Maximum Capacity: 275 pounds
  • Built-in Programs: 6
  • Dimensions: 59 x 23 x 64″
  • Weight: 90 pounds

The Schwinn A40 has no less than 8 Eddy Current Brake resistance levels to help you make your workout more varied and challenging. Indeed, the different resistance levels can be used by both beginners and seasoned athletes since they’ll help you personalize your session and push yourself to the limit. Often acclaimed as one of the most recommended resistance type, the Eddy Current Brake will help you gradually increase both your stamina and metabolism, which consequently allows your body to burn quite a lot of calories, even if you’re not on the trainer.

The weighted perimeter flywheel is heavy enough to engage every major muscle group of your body into the motions while targeting the most common problem areas like the glutes, thighs, abdomen, and arms. The flywheel ensures that your motions remain smooth and fluid during your training session.

With a maximum user weight of 275 pounds, this battery-operated elliptical trainer even comes with a wide and easy-to-read LCD screen to help you keep a close watch on your progress. For example, athletes can track the number of calories burned, time elapsed, resistance level, course profile, pulse, distance, speed and rpm. This particular model comes with a non-adjustable 17.5 inches stride.

a40-2-300Ease of Use and Comfort

An overwhelming majority of users found the Schwinn A40 machine to be exceptionally comfortable to use, which is largely due to its ergonomic design. Indeed, this model largely minimizes the risks of muscular pain and soreness because it takes your body weight off the joint. By this token, the machine is often used in some cases of physical rehabilitation. This also allows elderly people to work out in all safety, even if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis.

Several people normally find it hard to comfortably use an elliptical trainer if they wear an above-average shoe size. However, this particular machine has been especially designed to easily accommodate various shoe sizes. In terms of safety, users will be glad to learn that the pedals are thickly ridged and textured to drastically minimize- if not completely eliminate- any risk of slipping during more energetic workouts. The articulating footplates are conceived to enhance your comfort, allowing you to very easily add several extra minutes to your session. The handles boast of a similar feature and are foam-padded to provide a firmer grip, which can be quite handy if your fingers often get slippery during your exercise sessions. The handlebars are angled for proper positioning and come with an included grip heart rate that’s fully compatible with the heart rate programs.

Since it runs so quietly, this particular model allows you to indulge in a plethora of other activities during your training, which can certainly motivate you if you’re having a lazy day or feeling under the weather. In fact, quite a few users reported that the machine was silent enough for them to chat on the phone, watch a movie or listen to some music. If you’re a bookworm, you will be glad to learn that it even includes a water bottle holder as well as a reading rack to ensure your comfort.

As far as storage is concerned, the equipment boasts of quite a compact footprint in spite of its wide frame: thus, you may easily place it in just about any room of the house. It’s even light enough to be transported anywhere you want, including the front or back porch. It also sports a series of handy transport wheels for easier storage.

a40-1-300Assembly and Parts

Because it comes partially assembled, the Schwinn A40 is quite easy to set up. Indeed, most customers found that they needed less than one hour to join the different pieces together. To make things even easier for you, the company also includes all the different tools, accessories, screws, knobs and parts required for this particular step. The boxed packaging also comes with a detailed instructions manual that will facilitate the assembling process.


Users who are looking for a budget-friendly elliptical trainer will certainly appreciate the Schwinn A40’s exceptional features. With this machine, you can easily expect a whopping deficit of around 800 to 1000 calories per hour, with the exact amount depending on quite a few factors such as your age, gender, fitness level and resistance.

The Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine 2013 is covered by a solid manufacturer’s warranty of 6 month on parts, 30 days on wear parts, 2 years on frame and 6 months on electrical.