Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical Review for 2022

teeter freestep recumbent cross trainer review

The Teeter FreeStep is one of the most effective cross trainers for home workouts. It’s a sturdy recumbent cross trainer for cardiovascular workouts, ensuring zero impact on the joints, hips and arms. It’s a 3 in 1 elliptical machine that offers you a great combination of recumbent bike, cross trainer and elliptical machine. What’s better than getting three fitness machines at a single expense? This trio elliptical comes with a heavy-duty frame, eight levels of magnetic resistance, adjustable seats and handlebars, an upgraded console and some others super features.

This review will break down all the good and bad aspects that will help you make your decision easier.

Teeter Freestep Recumbent Cross Trainer Quick Overview-

Positive:

  • Stress-Free, ZeroImpact Cardio Workout
  • Calorie-Burning Total Body Workout
  • Adjustable Design
  • Affordable Price
  • 3-In-1 Design
  • Super Durability and Stability

Negative:

  • No Heart Rate Monitor
  • No Cooling Fan
  • No Bluetooth Connection
  • No Wireless Connectivity

 

Teeter Freestep in-detail Review:

Frame Construction

This recumbent cross trainer has a sturdy heavy-duty frame similar to a light commercial cross-trainer. Its frame is made of totally steel tubing except for some ABS parts, which are nonmetallic. The metallic parts have a paint finish to prevent rust and last long. That’s why this recumbent bike has decent durability and sturdiness that ensure you a good experience of workout for a couple of years. So, think about it how much money can you save if a single fitness trainer gives you service for 5/6 years or even more?

Foot Pedals And Stride Length

The Teeter FreeStep cross trainer has two oversized SoftStep pedals with durable ribbed surface and borders to prevent foot slippage. You can easily keep your feet on them and carry on your workout. These fantastic pedals give you approximately 13-inch stride length. This recumbent bike works almost like a stepper machine. So you don’t need a long stride length for pedaling.

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Drive System

Teeter FreeStep offers you a whisper-quiet smooth drive system. So you will face no anxiety during your fitness training. UltraGlide bearings make your pedaling experience super smooth that they can give you no stress on your joints, ankles and hips.

This fantastic drive system allows two types of pedaling motion. You can pedal forward as well as backward by reversing the motion. There is a poly-v belt to control the resistance as your desired workout. The flywheel of the Teeter FreeStep recumbent cross trainer is approximately 15 to 25 lbs. This flywheel provides you with very effective momentum and a smooth pedaling operation.

With this elliptical bike, those suffering from joint and ankle injuries can quickly get a zero-impact workout. This zero-impact workout removes your muscle pain, joint and ankle injuries, etc., and provides you with a decent intense workout.

Seat And Handlebars

FreeStep recumbent elliptical machine is equipped with a cushioned foam padding seat with a concave backrest. This backrest is also made of foam to ensure the best comfort during your workout. The most noticeable point of the seat is that it allows multiple positioning systems. Also, the backrest is three ways adjustable which is so rare in other cross-trainers. The bottom seat is approximately 14 inches wide. It can easily accommodate users from 4’11” to 6’6″.

The Teeter Freestep also has two sets of handlebars, one moving and one static. The moving handlebars are attached to the pedals that cannot move independently. So if you pedal the machine, the moving handlebars will automatically move. Moreover, these moving handlebars are multiply adjustable. You can adjust the length of the handlebars and lock them inward and outward by the adjustment dials.

 So if you want to tone your biceps and triceps, the adjustable handlebars can ease your goals. When you need to take only the upper body workout, you can place your feet on the front bar and move the mobile handlebars. The static handlebars are attached to the seat post under the seat. When you need only a lower body workout, you can hold the static handlebars and pedal the equipment. There is a tension knob located with the right fixed handlebar to control the resistance of the Teeter FreeStep recumbent cross-trainer.

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Console

This recumbent bike has a decent digital console to show all the vital workout stats. Here you will find no backlit system. So you may face a problem seeing the workout information in a low light condition. The console of this cross trainer shows workout time, distance, speed, calories burned and scan.

There is a set of AA batteries to power the console. Under the display, you will find a button to program and reset the workout stats of the console.

Resistance

The resistance system of the Teeter FreeStep cross trainer is magnetic. There are eight different magnetic resistance levels to ensure you a low-level to a mid-level intense workout. A magnetic brake creates magnetic resistance, which is connected with the tension knob of the fixed right handlebar.

When you turn the tension knob, the magnetic brake comes closer or farther to the flywheel and resistance increases or decreases. This trio elliptical machine provides you with a full-body cardiovascular workout by producing zero impact on the joints and ankles.

Transport and Stability

This elliptical bike is so easy to transport by using the transport wheels attached with the rare base bar. It also provides good stability while working out on your elliptical cross trainer. Especially the rare stabilizer bar has to rubber pads to give you the best traction while your workout.

Dimensions And Weight

The Teeter cross trainer is 54″ x 38″ x 52″. You also need two feet more space around it to use this machine easily. The total weight of this elliptical machine is 110 lbs (50 kg). It also can bear 300 lbs   (136 kg) user weight.

Assembly

The Teeter FreeStep recumbent cross trainer remains almost preassembled. You can assemble this equipment by following the manual given with it. It would be best to have approximately more than an hour to assemble this elliptical machine fully.

Accessory And Price

A bottle holder is included with the frame with this recumbent elliptical machine. If you want to watch videos, you can place your tablet or smartphone on the tablet tray located at the top of the console. The Teeter FreeStep recumbent cross trainer’s price is so much reasonable.

Final Verdict

The Teeter FreeStep recumbent cross trainer is an excellent piece of fitness equipment. It provides you with eight levels of magnetic resistance, adjustable seat handlebars, a reclining backrest, a beautiful, sturdy body frame and large foot pedals. It’s zero impact workout helps you to get well soon of injuries of your joints and ankles. You can get so many advantages from this recumbent elliptical bike considering the price. So the Teeter can be an excellent choice for you to get a full-body low impact cardiovascular workout at home quickly.

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