I have been eyeing this machine at the gym all month long! Our gym just added two of them when they finished their remodel at the end of October. It looks odd and awkward, sort of like a cross between an elliptical machine and a stair stepper.
It’s called the Precor AMT (adaptive motion trainer). It actually allows you to move the way you WANT to move. You can adjust your stride without even having to press any buttons. You can take shorter , “bouncier” steps, or you can take long strides. Almost like running, but without the knee and foot strain. You can set the resistance to make it even tougher; I left it at 1 and it was an awesome workout. I loved the fact that you can change your motions at any time. It kept the workout from getting boring, like on the elliptical machine where your legs must move in a set pattern.
I am pretty sure this is going to be my new go-to machine at the gym! I absolutely love it! It may not be for everyone, but I am actually finding myself excited to use it again! Give it a try!