Schwinn 520 Reclined Elliptical review

The Schwinn 520 is not your average elliptical. It runs on a airdyne fan system that will not only provide a really smooth workout but it will also really help users burn off those extra calories and gain stamina.

This would make a fantastic addition to any home gym. If you combine this with some weight training and a good diet plan you will have all the ingredients needed to get in the shape of your life. How effective it is comes down to how you use it and how often, but when used right this elliptical will be extremely effective in improving your overall well being.

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  • Resistance – The resistance you get from this machine runs from a effective airdyne system which will users to gradually build up the amount of resistance they get by going harder and faster. This may be better to do in intervals for some.
  • Although it does have come features similar to a bike, the Schwinn 520 will target more muscles than your average recumbent bike due to it’s fourteen inch elliptical stride.
  • Comfort – The pedal or steps have been specially designed to meet users comfort needs. They are oversized and allow users to position their feet to where they feel is most comfortable reducing the risk or injury. Not only that but because of it’s recumbent style design, this elliptical will provide excellent lumbar support (this is not something that all cardio equipment will offer). Also the back of the seat has a contoured design with ventilation holes to make the seat more ‘breathable’.
  • The computer display will show work out information while you exercise. This will include speed, distance, time, calories and your heart rate. It is easy to use, track, and set up these stats and they can be used as a way to track how much your fitness has improved as the months go by.
  • A solid and sturdy frame with durable parts that allows users to use it at weights up to 300 lbs. So if you are looking for something that will last longer than your average elliptical on the market, the 520 may well be worth considering.
  • It’s dimensions are 62 inches x 28 inches x 40 inches (L by W by H) and it weighs 120 lbs.


To sum up, the Schwinn 520 possesses everything a user needs to get started on their fat loss journey. Of course how effective a tool it will be depends completely on how you use it and how often, but if you have a good exercise plan in place, then this elliptical will give you everything you need in terms of features to burn off that excess fat and improve stamina. If you want to upgrade or improve your current home gym equipment this may be a great fit for your needs as you won’t need to spend too much cash to get your hands on a top quality piece of equipment.

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