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JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer Review

Product: JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross TrainerMMA Gateway reviews JTX Tri Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer

Price: Check it out at Amazon.com

Size/Dimensions: 153 x 75 x 173 cm ; 75 Kg

Max User Weight: 135kg

Max Settings: 21 inches (Max Long Stride), up to 4 levels incline, 16 levels of resistance, 19 workout programs

Colour: Matte Black Finish

Guarantee: Lifetime frame warranty, 2 year home repair warranty, includes all parts and engineer call outs to your home, 28 day money back guarantee.

My Rating: 9 out of 10


Product Overview

When you wake up in the morning and your an athlete, or you want to start training, then its really important that you listen to your body. Now I really enjoy the feeling of my feet pounding the floor on a treadmill or running in the forest or mountains, but sometimes elliptical cross trainers like this  JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer are much better in terms of offering a different way to train.

MMA Gateway_reviews_JTX Tri Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer Treadmills are made for high impact running, which can assist with strengthening bones and muscles, as well as obviously improving your general cardio. However, this can be tough on joints at times, especially if you have an injury which requires you to avoid high impact training for a prolonged period of time – this is where the Elliptical cross trainers like this JTX Tri Fit Cross Trainer come in handy.

The design of elliptical cross trainers makes sure that you get virtually as good a workout as on a treadmill, with less effort and without any high impact on your feet and joints, but rather an elevated motion of movement instead, which works the upper and lower body with its cross training capabilities.

I’ve used a few Elliptical cross trainers in my life, but this JTX Tri Fit is one of my favourites, its got a brilliant range of stride length, the incline and resistance levels are excellent for beginners to elite athletes which I really like, and it has an awesome clear and well sized monitor.

I’m not writing this review to try and sell you this JTX Tri Fit Cross Trainer as hard as possible – I’m just here to give you the straight and narrow of this Elliptical cross trainer in an impartial way, and who knows maybe after reading this review then you might want to test the JTX Tri Fit and see for yourself, if not well at least you will get an education on this brilliant piece of training equipment.


How did I first come across the JTX Tri Fit?

Well we’ve all been pigheaded about something before right? Especially in younger years, walking around thinking you know absolutely everything until reality hits you in the face hard lol. That was pretty much a condensed long story short of how I came across the JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer

It was about 4 years ago, and I was training in one of my local gyms, now I always had the perspective that when I workout it should apparently always be anaerobic – meaning full on balls to the wall, pushing and straining with 100% effort during every workout.

From my view at the time, because I had great cardio, then to me that just meant that I can just keep going and going to make my cardio “better and better”. Of course I didn’t realise at this stage that over training reduces your cardio essentially, also growing up I was taught to always pay attention and give my all within athletics or any endeavour so that’s always played a factor in my mind.

Now treadmills were a big part of my hard workout sessions, and I can often remember looking at some guys in the gym using the Elliptical cross trainers, thinking –

” those things are for girls, or guys that can’t handle treadmills, you losers need to get on the treadmill, its much better”

Sometimes I would be confused by the cocky look I would sometimes get from some people using an Elliptical – if I only knew then what I know now, I would have obviously been using the elliptical cross trainers.

MMA Gateway reviews JTX Tri Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer But after a few months of pushing myself on the most insane schedule of my life (around 5 days a week, 3+ hour sessions) I damaged my heel during sparring, it was nothing major, just bad bruising and a slight sprain, so I had to rest it for for a while – an injury is always inevitable to happen if you keep going to hard all the time, no matter how tough you are, my teacher at the time and others growing up repeatedly told me this, but being young and stupid as well as being my own father growing up, I thought I knew it all, so I didn’t realise what I was doing fully.

This was when I found myself in the gym, but not being able to use my favourite treadmill, or go for some hard sparring, or grapple properly. So I tested one of the cross trainers, and immediately I could see why I would sometimes get confident looks from people I had seen using them before – the effort on my joints was so minimal, I felt like I was floating, yet at the same time I was getting a good workout, and my heel was under no pressure at all.

That was when the penny dropped for me, and then it wasn’t long until I used my gyms best Elliptical cross trainer being this JTX Tri Fit which at the time was the only elliptical in the gym that had an incline system, the longest stride, strongest design and best monitor display.

Still to this day I haven’t used a better Elliptical cross trainer.


So why do you need an Elliptical?

MMA Gateway_reviews JTX Tri Fit Elliptical_Cross_Trainer Well if you learnt anything from that personal story I just told you, then you now know that if you put too much pressure on your body too often, then you will injure yourself – even wolverine can get injured sometimes so don’t get it twisted in your mind lol.

This elliptical cross trainer, is going to assist you to have a new dimension to your training regime, and just like me if you had a problem over training as an ego thing, then this JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer, will support you to start adding more relaxed elements into your training, to help to teach yourself that slowing down sometimes will increase your cardio much better then going hard doing high impact training all the time.

Here’s the JTX Tri Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer in action if you want to see how it looks and operates –

 


Pros:

  • Excellent resistance – the 16 levels of Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR), really allow for anything from an effortless resistance for a relaxing calm work out, to the top settings giving a full anaerobic workout that any professional athlete will be happy to use.
  • The long stride and incline features help with weight loss, fitness and toning results –  The adjustable stride length system (16- 20″ which suits everyone from <5ft – 6 ft 2+ atheletes) has 5 different stride settings, while the incline system has 4 options, which lets you vary the stride path to hone in on different muscle groups – I find the highest setting incline level, with the the SMR on full, and a good stride, provides a really intense cardio challenge, even for elite athletes.
  • The computer system is solid even in 2017, as it connects via Bluetooth to a free iConsole app on yourMMA Gateway_reviews_JTX_Tri_Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer phone or tablet, which creates motivating visual training tools – this is also compatible with Apple and Android phones/tablets so no matter what phone you use, you will be able to make working out even more interesting with the massive array of apps you can sync with your JTX Tri Fit.
  • Its really not very big honestly, which makes it great for home use, JTX maintain it is a “Patented space saving design” which is apparently 30% smaller then its competition. I don’t know about that, like if its true or not, but I do know that it was the smallest but best cross trainer in my gym, and with these dimensions (153(l) x 75(w) x 173(h)cm) its easy to find space for it.
  • There’s 19 workout programmes, which include – heart rate controls, intervals, sprints, endurance, fat burning & fitness tests, all of which are useful for the variety of training modes you want in your schedule.
  • The heart rate chest strap (included) & heart rate programmes are pretty cool, because they can auto-adjust resistance for a more effective workout, which is handy if you have a tendency to push yourself too hard at times like me!
  • You can design your own workout on the programmable console, which is good if your really specific about things like me, or you are working towards set goals.
  •  The large colour display is well built, good quality, easy to use, and it provides constant workout feedback in terms of: time, distance, speed, calories, pulse, RPM & programme profile.
  •  The multi position ergonomic handles allow you to adjust resistance control & pulse monitoring without stopping your workout, which is useful.
  • There’s a solid water bottle holder – maybe that sounds like a silly thing to mention, but I’ve used Elliptical cross trainers that amazingly haven’t had this.MMA Gateway_reviews_JTX_Tri_Fit_Elliptical_Cross_Trainer
  • Buying big things online can be a pain, in terms of delivery costs/waiting times/installation process – but not with these guys, just read the reviews on Amazon yourself, they have about 2 or 3 bad reviews in amongst hundreds, which is good going in any industry – all I know is that I got my JTX Tri Fit with free delivery within 3 working days, at the exact time I specified, and the two delivery guys gave me a solid explanation of the whole system, so how could I not be happy?
  • I cannot say that cost is a Con, because in fact it’s definitely a pro, because honestly in comparison to elite athlete cross trainers and treadmills, the price of nearly 700 pounds with free delivery (UK only) is a brilliant price. This JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer is no worse then anything you would see in any respectable gym in the world, and will save you thousands on the “elite athlete” cross trainers, which bleed people for additional features, but the core of the system design is mostly no better then the JTX Tri Fit.

Cons:

  • Don’t expect a bible for a manual, because the manual is a bit short in all honesty, I don’t think it goes into enough detail about each programme setting to use, if I didn’t have such a good understanding of computers, then I would probably still be stuck on Preset Program setting 1.
  • The heart rate monitor can be a bit glitchy when your hands are wet, which is no different then any other Elliptical cross trainer so I can forgive it for that, plus if your hands are dry then it works perfectly.

Take the JTX Cross Fit in your stride!

MMA Gateway reviews JTX Tri Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer The bottom line here is that if you need a top quality elliptical cross trainer, that will enable you to do everything from a relaxed 20 minute workout, to a full effort 3+ hours top athlete level workout, all from the comfort of your own home then this JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer is exactly what you need.

Sure its not perfect, but nothing in life ever is in all honesty, so don’t get duped into over spending when you make a decision on what elliptical cross trainer to get, just keep it practical, and this JTX Tri Fit is one of the most practical products in the industry.

If you want to take things to the next step, you can always just get your JTX Tri Fit Elliptical Cross Trainer right HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this review, if you have any comments, questions, reviews of your own, smart ass remarks, or gripes, then please do drop them below because I will always get back to you asap, and don’t forget to stay tuned to see what is upcoming at the MMA gateway in 2017!

Thanks for reading.

Marley Dawkins

22 Comments

  1. Hello Marley,

    Thank you for a very detailed, comprehensive review.

    I especially liked the video you linked so I could see it in action for myself.

    I’ve been thinking of getting one of these for my husband. He hasn’t exercised in a while but has shown an interest in this machine. Is it suitable for someone out of shape and whose endurance may not be very high at the beginning?

    Wishing you the best,

    Wendy

    • Hi Wendy, glad you liked this review – good to hear your husband has been receptive to the idea of getting into shape with this JTX Tri Fit, and yes it is definitely suitable for anyone from a complete novice to a pro athlete, so this is a great cross trainer for anyone at any level.

  2. Hey great review. I have been looking into buying an elliptical and you make this one sound very great. I really enjoy taking care of my body and this would be a great morning routine. Just hope on the elliptical and get a morning workout. You say the manual is kind of short but does it tell you enough to get it functional? I like reading manuals before I set things up.

    • Hi Kenny, thanks for your feedback – this is a great all round first Elliptical cross trainer to get, perefect for a morning routine without putting any stress on your joints.

      Yes the manual is a bit limited, but it still gives you everything you need to get it set up fine, but you will need a little tech savvy to utilise all the programs and set your own programs.

  3. Hello,
    thank you for publishing a very informative review about JTX Tri Fit Extendable Long Stride and Incline Elliptical Cross Trainer. I like this machine because it does not take a lot of space, it is easy to use and afordable. I’m sure this machine can benefit a lot of people who want to stay in shape.
    Cheers

    • Hi Karlo, yeah the fact that this JTX Tri Fit doesn’t take up much space, makes it perfect for home use, and like you say it is easy to use and is well priced in the industry.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my review!

  4. I have been looking for something like this elliptical cross trainer. I recently tore my ACL and as much as I love running I’m just not there yet.

    I think this will give my the workout I want without the impact on my knee. It looks like there are many features on this machine, I am going to check out the price!

    • Hi Jeremy, wow sorry to hear about you tearing your ACL, thats really serious, one of my training partners went through that a few years ago. Hope you don’t need surgery, but the only advice i can give you is don’t rush the process of getting back to fitness, I’m sure your doctors have told you about the dangers of rushing back, so get used to relaxing for a 3-6 months at least, and baby steps for a while when you get back to training.

      But definitely this JTX Tri Fit cross trainer will be perfect for you to start your road to recovery, and crucially like you say without any impact on your knee!

      Anyway stay in touch and let me know about how your recovery goes – thanks a lot for your feedback too, its much appreciated – wish you the best.

  5. Hey there
    Thank you so much for the extensive information on this elliptical. I’ve always been interested in the stride-movement workouts so that I could tone my entire body all at once.
    Do you think this machine uses a lose of power or is it powered by the movements? I love saving energy on my exercises.

    • Hi Anthony, yes Elliptical cross trainers like this JTX Tri Fit are perfect for a full body workout based on stride movements. It plugs in to a wall socket, and gets topped up by your own motion, so you never have to worry about it losing power.

      Thanks for your feedback!

  6. Greetings Marley,

    I am glad you found the perfect workout equipment for you. It’s just a matter of experience and tryout what is the best workout, program and in this case, an equipment that works to get the ideal result we want. By the way, how often do you for a relax workout session effortlessly? Do you go once or twice maximum for rigorous training with the cross trainer?

    • Hi Tar, i usually do more relaxed workouts through the week, and just have one or 2 days where i push really hard, for some intensive cardiovascular anaerobic workout.

      I use the JTX Tri Fit everyday, regardless of whether i do a light or intensive workout, and thats a reason why its so awesome, because it facilitates all kinds of workouts.

      Thanks for your comment!

  7. Nice article, I like the way you embrace what a lot of people training probably feel. I recently had an ankle injury that has slowed me down a lot. It’s nice to know there is some training equipment available that minimizes stress on joints.

    Appreciate the article

    All The Best

    Steven

    • Hi Steven, thanks for commenting here – the JTX Tri Fit is a perfect piece of equipment for getting back your fitness levels after a serious injury.

  8. Dear Marley,
    thank you very much for your informative post. I am not doing MMA but I am boxing and cardio is very important in our sports. We need to have a lot of resistance and besides of the jumping rope and running I needed some alternative as the JTX Tri Fit. I need really to say that it increased my stamina without damaging my joints, especially my knees.
    I can absolutely recommend this product and I thank you for this great review about it. I like the video about it, it reflects very good the quality of this product.
    Thank you very much and have a great day!
    Simon

    • Hi Simon, thanks a lot for sharing! Its great to hear that you train boxing, and its also awesome to hear from someone else who knows how good the JTX Tri Fit is.

      “it increased my stamina without damaging my joints, especially my knees.”

      That statement basically says it all really, bottom line if you need a good cross trainer for a good price, then the JTX Tri Fit is one of the top choices out there.

  9. Hey Marley,
    Really enjoyed this review. Super detailed and easy to get the info I needed. I’m curious what the warranty is like with this though? My parents recently purchased something similar and had a bunch of problems with malfunctions and getting the parts to fix it. Not only that they had to get a 3rd party to come to the house and install the new parts which turned out to be a hassle. Just wondering if you know how this process would work with this specific piece of equipment and company. Thanks

    • JTX are known for having great customer service, they offer a lifetime warranty on the frame, and a 2 year warranty on any home repairs that are needed.

      Mine has never broken on me so i have never had the need to use my warranty, but you could ask around on Amazon to hear from someone who may have had a faulty Tri Fit machine before. Anyway thanks for your comment!

  10. Hi, found your review really interesting. I actually love the look of this cross trainer, I use it at my gym, its better for me than the treadmill because of a bad knee I have. My trainer recommended I use that instead so that im not putting so much stress on my knees. Thanks again for your great review. Joanne

    • Hi Joanne, yes this is the great benefit of Elliptical cross trainers, your getting a full workout, without the stress to your joints which is crucial for recovery, so keep that up! Glad you enjoyed the review!

  11. Great review. I have been looking at getting a new elliptical machine. Mine is old and falling apart bad. It was also very cheaply made. I can’t believe how long it lasted me though. All the same, I have been looking to get a new one and want something that has some nice features.

    I love how these elliptical machines are low impact. I am a little older, in my mid 40s. I used to jog in my younger years and don’t want to stress out my knees and hips any more than I have to. So yeah, an elliptical machine is the way to go.

    I bookmarked your site to come back to it later. I want to show this to my wife.

    • Hi TD, glad you liked this review, you clearly are someone who underatands the importance of elliptical machines, and as i mentione in this review – the JTX Tri Fit is one of teh best options i have tried in the industry, so yes makesure you comeback when your ready to get a new machine!

      You should also look to get some of these amazing Nike trainers!

      Thanks for your support!

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