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  1. 1 month ago
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  2. 4 months ago
    Compact, Quiet, and what I wanted
    I have had my Compact Strider a couple weeks. It is exactly what I hoped to receive. Shipping time was great as well. I can use this while watching TV at night...I used to sit after sitting all day at a desk job. It is quiet so it does not interfere with conversation, television watching, or other family members. I do not know how much weight this will help me lose, but I feel better that I am not sitting. The strider is easy to use and has great options for tracking your use.
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  1. 3 years ago
    Excellent Fitness Tool for a great price
    I did a lot of research to figure the best available elliptical for what I could afford. I weigh 260 lbs and wanted something solid.  I purchased the Schwinn 430 Elliptical from Academy because the great value.  It was easy to assemble, however a small piece of the molded shroud was cracked.  I called Academy CS and they forwarded me to the manufacturer, which happened to be Nautilus, which also makes Bowflex. After a quick call with a great customer service, they sent me the replacement without ... read more any trouble.  Definitely pleased with Academy and the purchase.
  2. 2 years ago
    I wanted an elliptical that was sturdy, progressive and easy to use but that could sync with my technology. This one meets all of those needs. I love that the handles have built in heart rate sensors and the system tracks calories burned in addition to distance. I am so so happy with my Schwinn!
  1. 3 years ago
    Gives a good workout
    Bought ours about 2 weeks ago.  My husband wanted an elliptical and I wanted a bike so thought this was pretty great.  The first we ordered online and it had a crack so took that back and the next one also had a small crack.  It still works fine.  Academy did give us 15 percent back when I filled out a different review, which was nice because I never asked for money back or anything.  I love that the machine isn't too bulky and you can go back and forth between elliptical and bike easily.  I ... read more would definitely buy again.
  2. 9 months ago
    Excellent for the price and easy on the knees
    I am not sure what some are complaining about, I tried this out in the store 4 different occassions and it was sturdy, no noise, smooth, did not hurt my knees which I have had surgery on and felt stable. I am a big girl and my husband is a 6'2, 279 lb man and even he thought it was very nice for the price. I would recommend, it works everything!
  1. 10 months ago
    Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike
    I purchased this bike for weight loss and strength training. Love it!! I get the same quality work out in my den with this bike that I got at my wellness center. I enjoy the interval program. It's challenging one moment and just when I think I can do no more I get to coast. It seems stable and well built. It took me and my son one hour to put together. Because of the awkwardness of holding some pieces, I'd say it's definitely a two person job.
  2. 8 months ago
    Great features
    I have had a Schwinn Air Dyne for about 25 years with zero problems. I am still learning how to use the S230. I like very much its sturdiness and comfort. The owners manual console photo does not agree with the actual console which has complicated my learning process. I will request help if I do not succeed very soon. Ease of assembly is to be praised.
  1. 11 months ago
    Quality, Easy Assembly, great for walking
    After a medical scare, I've been walking 2-3 miles every morning to lose weight and improve my overall health. Or as my wife says stick around to bug her a little longer. This machine has been wonderful since it got cold. It's keeping me in the habit. Was pretty easy to assemble, is quieter than I heard treadmills were, and is softer feeling than I expected. I'm happy the boy at the store in Sunset Valley led me to this one when I was down visiting my daughter.
  2. 3 weeks ago
    I moved on a farm that is too far away to keep my gym membership. I needed to create my own gym. This piece is perfect addition to help my home gym.
  1. 6 months ago
    1215 Orbital Rower
    I bought this rower a month ago, and I'm a little upset that I paid $499.00 for it and I see that it's on for $399.00 and after Christmas it was on sale for $299.00 and I missed that price. Anyway, I love it. The fact that it's easy to use, folds up nicely, the counter on it is fabulous. I love the fact that I can keep track of the miles and calories while I'm rowing away!
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  2. 3 months ago
    Great Rowing Machine
    We have had this item for about two months and it was well worth the small investment. It is sturdy yet portable.
  1. 11 months ago
    Lots of options
    I bought the treadmill about a month ago and use it daily. Very well built and lots of different workouts can be done. Worth the money.
  2. 12 months ago
    Marvelous Workouts
    I've had a friend buy me one of these and I can't stress how badly I needed one. Thanks to Academy Sports, I can have a treadmill in my house to help me burn off my fat and gain stamina for the track team. Defiantly something you might want to consider buying!!! The price is pretty fenominal and worth what it offers!!!
  1. 1 week ago
    Easy to move from one room to another; light bike
    It is great to get exercise indoors regardless of the weather.
  2. 2 years ago
    I'm very happy with my purchase !
    I like it so much this is my second one I have bought !!
  1. 2 years ago
    brought for husband
    This was gift for husband and it was easy to assemble and he loves it!
  1. 2 weeks ago
    empty bottle of lube delivered
    I purchased two sets . When I opened the first one, the bottle of lube had leaked and was empty. Wasted my money on it. Glad I had another one , it was ok
  2. 2 years ago
    Quick and easy
    This kit make the maintenance of your treadmill super easy. Spreads the lubricant evenly and you will be finished quickly! Less strain on your 'expensive' treadmill motor.
  1. 2 years ago
    Great Bike
    I bought this bike from amazon a year or so ago. I paid around $125 for it. I was leery at first because of the low price; however, it is perfect. I have it in our media room and ride it almost every night while watching television. Because of the way that it is made, it takes up less space than a full fledged recumbent bike. It is easy to assemble (comes in a few pieces) and easy to move around!
  2. 10 months ago
    Not smooth riding at all.
    I've been very disappointed with this bike. It's not a smooth peddling bike at all. It's quite jerky.
  1. 6 days ago
    Several things
    The treadmill is great I'm happy with it and was delivered quickly. Just a few extras you need, a mat to protect your floors when you oil it. You also need the lubrication cloth and the oil. Another thing it does not come assembled you have to call a company but they came quickly and did an excellence job. Cost is extra. The day it is delivered you need someone to help you, they want to leave it in the garage, driveway, etc. so they don't damage your floors.
  1. 1 month ago
    It's okay for the price
    I was hoping for the elliptical to be a bit wider than what it is
  2. 1 year ago
    The price is perfect and beats all competators
    I bought on at Sports 5 and didn't have warranty and the personnel were uninformative about product. unprofessional and were just there. Academy knows their products. Great job training.
  1. 2 years ago
    Really nice!
    I went in to the store to purchase a different elliptical. Once I got there I loved that all of them were set up to try. I found I didn't like the one I was originally going to purchase. I tried them all out and decided on this one. It had smooth operation and I felt that I could not dread exercise. The assembly was rather easy. The instructions were great. Got it all together in about 2 hours by myself. It is just like it was in the store. Very nice glide and not over much. Has alot of neat ... read more features. I got a good exercise with it. I also felt it was a good value. I am very pleased.
  2. 3 years ago
    I've had a ProForm treadmill for several years and never had a problem with it. I wanted an elliptical machine as it is easier on the knees. The assembly was very easy and I am on the machine 5-6x/week. I am really happy with the machine and would recommend it to others.
  1. 3 years ago
    Very good
    i like the service, fast shipping, easy to install, one bolt didn't work not a big deal, everything else was great!
  1. 1 year ago
    I bought the Body Champ Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike 0n 6/10/15 and have lost 13 lbs. It arrived in 2 days and I have been averaging 8 miles a day. Started on notch 1, now on notch 2 and getting ready to advance to notch 3. I started at 328 lbs. and I'm going for 200 lbs. I'm 66 yrs. old and will report on progress from time to time. I would have gave a 5 star rate but I have to keep tightening the hardware. No big problem. I'm very satisfied and would recommend purchasing the bike.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great Bike!
    Purchased this bike about 2 months ago and we are very happy with it. The only thing I do not like about it is how you adjust the seat. I am 5' 1" and my husband is 5' 9" so the seat is constantly having to be moved and I do not like where the knob is to adjust it, would have been nice if it were just a handle on the side of the seat but other than that it is a great buy for the price and built very well.
  1. 9 months ago
    Must read!
    There is some confusion if you can adjust the tension. You can absolutely adjust the tension. If you look at the arms there Are notches indicating this option. Pull the arm straight up-and-down loosen the knob on the side and it will slide down to loosen the tension and then tighten knob back. Another option you can do is add some height to the back and get an even harder workout at an incline. We love this machine we both weigh between 200 and 240 lbs. my only complaint as a woman is the seat ... read more is really stiff so I sit on a little pillow while I row. And we are able to store this rower upright in the corner it's hardly even noticeable.
  2. 1 year ago
    Excellent rowing machine
    I bought this a month ago and have been impressed with how well made it is. It is rock solid and very quiet. The seat glides smoothly and the resistance has plenty of range to work for both me as well as my much stronger husband.
  1. 1 month ago
    Even my uses wife this rower!
    I have only had this a couple of weeks. Gives a great cardio workout! My wife said I really enjoy using the rower. She is very non-athletic this went as far as her telling me about diffrent workouts she was making up in using the rower.I like the fact the fan keeps you cool as you work out. I like the product! Very easy to put together.
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  2. 7 months ago
    Low-Cost Easy-To-Use Rowing Machine
    I first used this machine at the gym I go to regularly. The first day I used it I ordered one for my home. It's a very simple but effective machine that delivers a good workout with no impact on my back. Easy to assemble. It makes for a great workout when I don't have time for more strenuous routines. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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Ellipticals, Exercise Bikes and Rowing Machines

Exercise the heart while toning various parts of your body with a quality cardio machine from Academy Sports + Outdoors. Choose from a wide range of cardio machines, like ellipticals, exercise bikes and rowing machines, which make perfect additions to your home exercise equipment collection. Ellipticals provide an excellent combination of leg and arm exercises, ensuring you lose more calories and strengthen your muscles quickly. Exercise bikes allow for calorie loss without unnecessary stress to your joints. Rowing machines are the most intensive pieces of fitness equipment available, giving you a full-body workout rather than focusing solely on refining your upper body.

Steppers and Treadmills

Steppers and treadmills are perfect for fitness enthusiasts that want to make the most of their home gym equipment. Treadmills are workout equipment classics, allowing you to walk, jog and run for miles, all from the convenience of your home. Certain treadmills among our collection can read your pulse and chart your entire exercise regimen while you're on it, so it's easy to monitor your fitness progress or stay within your desired heart rate range. Steppers provide the same mileage as treadmills but with the addition of varying degrees of incline and resistance. The steeper you set your stepper, the more calories you burn as a result.