The HealthRider H750i Treadmill Combines Cardio with Strength Training

The HealthRider H750i treadmill offers unique features in which you can customize your workouts, as well as follow along with one of their nine Interactive Cross Training programs which target upper, lower, and total body workouts. Mixing up your training regime challenges your muscle groups to lose weight faster, and it burns fat when combining cardio with strength-training.

The Machine

How does cross training on the HealthRider H750i treadmill work? By the use of a set of 2 lb hand weights that comes with the machine, you’ll be coached through a series of workouts that target different muscle groups. The treadmill will automatically stop at different points during the program and then instruct you on the weight training session.

Then you will re-mount the machine and continue the cardio section until the workout is completed. You can also check your heart rate using the sensors on the handles. The full specs on the HealthRider H750i include:

HealthRider H750i Treadmill
  • 2.25 CHP motor
  • 0-10 mph max speed
  • 0-10% incline
  • 20" x 55" tread belt
  • 11 workout programs
  • Dual-grip BioLogic heart rate monitor
  • 300 lbs. max. user weight
  • Cooling fan
  • 2 lb hand weights included
  • Softtrack cushioning
  • Warranty: 12 years motor; 90 days parts and labor

The Buzz

UPDATE: The H750i model is no longer available.  You can check out all of the new treadmills for sale at the Healthrider online store for special deals.

The cross training aspect is something completely different, but if you read HealthRider treadmill reviews by trainers you’ll get the idea they are all scratching their heads wondering why the company is so hit-and-miss with its treadmill model line-up.

HealthRider’s H750i model isn’t as highly regarded as the machines that are next-in-line stepping up in class, such as the H550i ($1299 MSRP) or the R60 ($1499). Often, those models can be found on sale at a great price; in which case, they are a better buy than this one.

Consumers will like the console on the HealthRider H750i treadmill which features a backlit ClearView Prizm display that tracks speed, time, distance, pace, pulse, calories burned and so on. It also has a ¼-mile motivational graphics display to chart your course. Overall, it’s not a bad machine, but do get the extended warranty to cover the parts/labor costs after the 90-day break-in period ends.

What We Say

Sale priced at $999, the HealthRider H750i is trying to stand out from the pack by offering the cross train programming and hand weights. While it’s not much of a runner’s treadmill, the idea of a walker using hand weights is a good one.

However, if we were in the market to buy a $1000 machine, this would not be the one. (In head-to-head comparisons, we actually like the less expensive H550i over this one!)

The HealthRider H750i treadmill is still an impressive machine, and it offers an attractive, innovative concept that some people will find to be just the ticket to get in shape faster.

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