Arm Bars ‘Try’ To Provide an Upper Body Workout
At first glance, this looks like just another treadmill. Then you look closer and notice that it has arm bars at the front of the running surface. These arm bars are design to give you an upper body workout while you walk or jog. Interesting!
This machine comes from the same company that makes NordicTrack. For $999, this is a unique option that may appeal to those of you who are looking for a bit more upper arm stimulation. As for the effectiveness of these arms, we really can’t get too excited. It seems like more of a sales gimmick and we weren’t terribly impressed.
Note: We definitely recommend you check out the ProForm Performance 400i instead of this machine.
Features on the HealthRider SoftStrider
Our Review of the HealthRider SoftStrider
The upper body motion on this machine is certainly unique. It ‘kind of’ does what it’s intended to do, but we can’t get too excited. The other concessions in design and quality do not justify spending $1000 on this machine. You’d probably be better off buying a machine like the ProForm Performance 400i or Horizon T101 and simply carrying 2.5 lb hand weights while you exercise.