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Author:  TurnerB22 [ Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:58 pm ]
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I am performing a study for a class that I am currently enrolled in on my way to getting my B.S. in Kinesiology. This will not even take a minute of your time and you would be doing me a huge favor!

For those of you that have previously used one of the following brands of exercise equipment:

Cybex
Precor
Lifefitness
Vectra

Which one do you prefer?
If you have time, additional comments about your preference are appreciated!

Author:  Ironman [ Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:37 am ]
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I've used Cybex. It's alright, but not real impressed. I have not used the other 3 as far as I remember. For the combination lever/pulley machines I have used Nautalis. I'm not a fan of those kind of machines in general though. I prefer cable, lever, or sled. I've used a lot of Hammer Strength machines of those varieties. They're pretty nice. I've used Flex Fitness machines too, which are also pretty nice.

I think what really matters in a machine is how well it emulates real world movements.

Author:  hoosegow [ Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:43 am ]
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Does none count? I use almost exclusively free weight.

Author:  KenDowns [ Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:37 am ]
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Add in another vote for none, or mostly none. The barbell is king.

My gym has exclusively Hammer Strength machines, and the only one I like is the rowing (not to be confused with the low row).

Otherwise I much prefer pulley/cable for things like pulldowns.

Author:  stuward [ Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:07 am ]
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Freemotion makes a nice cable machine. It's about the only machine I ever use.

Author:  robertscott [ Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:15 am ]
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I love all cables, and hammer strength machines are pretty good. Never used any of the ones on your list though

Author:  Kenny Croxdale [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:36 pm ]
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TurnerB22 wrote:
I am performing a study for a class that I am currently enrolled in on my way to getting my B.S. in Kinesiology. This will not even take a minute of your time and you would be doing me a huge favor!

For those of you that have previously used one of the following brands of exercise equipment:

Cybex
Precor
Lifefitness
Vectra

Which one do you prefer?
If you have time, additional comments about your preference are appreciated!


What is the purpose of the study?

I can't imagine what the preference of any of these brands would have to do with kineosiology.

Any choice of preference has more to do with marketing than kineosiology.

Cybex is a good brand with fairly good service.

Precor is a good brand with great service. They value the customer.

Life Fitness is a good brand with terrible service.

Vectra is a very good brand with good service.

There are other majory brand that should have been includes on your survey.

Kenny Croxdale

Author:  Kenny Croxdale [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:38 pm ]
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robertscott wrote:
I love all cables, and hammer strength machines are pretty good. Never used any of the ones on your list though


Hammer Strength is part of Life Fitness.

Kenny Croxdale

Author:  Kenny Croxdale [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:46 pm ]
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stuward wrote:
Freemotion makes a nice cable machine. It's about the only machine I ever use.


Free Motion is fairly good product.

Ironically, Free Motion is part of of ICON. ICON is "The Leader" in garbage.

ICON makes/sells Proform, Weslo, Nordic Track, Rebook, Image, Weider, Gold's Gym, etc. You find it at Sears, K-Mart, Walmart, Dick's, etc.

While Free Motion is a fairly good product, their service is a black hole.

Kenny Croxdale

Author:  Kenny Croxdale [ Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:12 pm ]
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Ironman wrote:
I've used Cybex. It's alright, but not real impressed.

Nor am I.

Quote:
I have not used the other 3 as far as I remember. For the combination lever/pulley machines I have used Nautalis.


Original Nautilus

The original Nautilus make by Arthur Jones was good quailty equipment.

New Nautilus

Jones sold it long ago. The New Nautilus is a different animal.

The quality is questionable and the service rivals ICON.

Gear Trends Mangazine, a fitness equipment magazine for retailers, won the "Worst Service" catatory for a number of consecutive years, back to back to back.

In the last survey Natilus garnered a 40% in the "Worst Service" category. No other company came
close!

The commercial division isn't any better.


Quote:
I've used a lot of Hammer Strength machines of those varieties. They're pretty nice.


Hammer is part of Life Fitness. Hammer is a good product.

Hammer was Gary Jones' (Arthur's son). Gary sold it to Life.

Life Fitness has good equipment and very poor service.


Quote:
I've used Flex Fitness machines too, which are also pretty nice.


It is.

Kenny Croxdale

Author:  Alexa1994 [ Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:58 am ]
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My vote not submitting. Is there any issue going.

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