An impressive alternative to elliptical cross trainers, the Cybex 525AT Arc Trainer offers even faster calorie burn and better impact protection.
This total body trainer has an adjustable footpath that lets trainees glide, stride or climb without stressing their joints.
For extra luxury it’s available with a 15.6″ monitor for TV, Internet and workout programming.
The Cybex 525AT is sold with residential and commercial warranties.
Learn more from our complete Arc Trainer review below.
|Resistance||Up to 600 Watts|
|Pedals||Cushioned & Adjustable|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips|
|Display||8 x 5 LED matrix|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Dimensions||76" x 30" x 62.5"|
|Warranty||Residential: 5 Years|
Light Commercial: 3 Years
Full Commercial: 1 Year
Rating: 86.6/100. The Cybex 525AT Arc Trainer is a top quality body sculptor and a great alternative to elliptical cross trainers. Arc Trainers beat ellipticals at their own game, supporting even lower impact motion and about 16% faster calorie burn. The 525AT’s defining feature is a crescent-shaped (rather than ellipse-shaped) footpath that adjusts in length with 21 levels of incline. Trainees can glide with an up to 24″ arc, take regular walking strides or simulate stair climbing… so in a sense the Arc Trainer is a three-in-one fitness machine. Its moving arm bars have substantial resistance too; they’re nearly twice as effective as the moving arm bars on most elliptical cross trainers.
Eight workout programs are included to guide workout time, plus the Arc Trainer has Quick Start mode. Programming is shown on a basic LED. An upgrade available at checkout is a 15.6″ high definition screen for extra workout programming, Internet and TV.
Cybex Arc Trainers are made in the USA and sold with a choice of three warranties: residential, light commercial and full commercial. Many frame colors are available. The base price for the 525AT is $5,845.
- Total body training
- Ideal for cardio, weight loss and strength training
- Very low impact
- Functions like three fitness machines
- 21 incline levels
- Adjustable stride allows for targeted muscle toning
- Preset workout variety
- Wireless and contact heart rate monitoring
- Maximum 600 Watts resistance
- iPod/iPhone compatible
- Optional 15.6″ monitor for Cybex GO workout programming, Internet, TV
- Optional audio receiver
- Custom frame colors
- Compact size
- Made in the USA
- High price
- No cooling fan
- No heart rate control
- Not for elite athletes
The Cybex 525AT is a great match for most gym members seeking vigorous yet low impact workouts. The most elite athletes might prefer a higher Cybex Arc Trainer to get more resistance (900 Watts max versus 600 Watts max) and heart rate control.
The Cybex 525AT Arc Trainer is a compact commercial fitness machine for body sculpting, strength training and cardio health. While it looks similar to elliptical trainers, the 525AT uses an arc-shaped footpath instead of an ellipse. It delivers even faster calorie burn than elliptical trainers can, plus the Arc Trainer is even gentler on joints. This fitness machine has a maximum 24″ footpath and can support cross-country gliding, regular strides, and simulated stair climbing. Read on for info about its workout programs and other features.
This Arc Trainer can be used in manual mode (Quick Start) and with eight preset workout programs: three for weight loss, three for cardio and two for strength. These programs control the machine’s incline and resistance. Each workout can be used at 10 levels.
Data shown are time, calories burned, calories per hour, strides per minute and heart rate. Additionally a multicolor indicator shows the heart rate zone.
The display is multilingual. The options are English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Japanese, Russian, Danish and Dutch.
Cybex 525AT Arc Trainer Features
The default monitor is a streamlined LED. An available upgrade is a 15.6″ HD monitor that can show live TV, Internet and on-demand video. It can also show expanded workout programming with a Cybex GO subscription.
The console has a magazine rack, two accessory trays and a bottle holder.
The 525AT is available in virtually any color. Some basic options shown on the Cybex website are Arctic White, Eclipse Black and Platinum Sparkle.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Cybex 525AT Arc Trainer is sold with residential, light commercial and commercial warranty packages. All provide 10 years of coverage for the frame and one year for labor. Parts coverage is as follows:
– Residential: 5 Years
– Light Commercial: 3 Years
– Full Commercial: 1 Year
Cybex Arc Trainers impress trainees because they’re fun to use, deliver rapid results and don’t bring joint pain. They please facility managers because they’re hassle-free, demand little space and keep club members coming back for more!
This particular arc trainer is a great fit for all but the most elite athletes. For even more power (900 Watts maximum instead of 600) see the Cybex 625AT or the 770AT with touch screen.