The JLL CT300 cross trainer is affordably priced, offers multiple resistance levels, a convenient on-board computer and a 5.5 kg flywheel that will help you maximize your workout. The CT300 was our first experience with the JLL brand, and we were pleased with its excellent performance so much that it made it into our best rated cross trainers list.
We’re going to share our experience with this cross trainer in our detailed review below.
Cross Trainer Features
- 8 resistance levels
- Computer display: heart rate, time, distance, speed, body fat, calories and pulse recovery
- 5 kg two-way flywheel
- Built-in heart rate sensors and tablet holder
- Non-skid petals
- Front wheels for easy transport
JLL CT300 Cross Trainer Review
We received this cross trainer much earlier than we anticipated. JLL dispatches orders the next working day and offers 1st class delivery service if you live in a ground floor location. This was a nice perk, and we appreciated the convenience of 1st class shipping.
As far as assembly goes, the CT300 is relatively easy to put together, but time-consuming. It took us a little over an hour to assemble this cross trainer.
Once we had this cross trainer together, we hopped on and started our first workout. The 5.5 kg two-way flywheel allowed for a smooth, comfortable workout and quiet operation. There are eight built-in, magnetic resistance levels, which adds challenge to your workout. And the non-skid pedals ensure that your feet stay in place as you take each stride.
During your workout, you have the option of using the dual action handlebars or simply holding onto the stationary handlebars.
The dual action bars allow you to enjoy an upper body workout and burn more calories, while the stationary bars allow you to monitor your heart rate. The sensors are meticulously located on either side of the computer for easy access.
While the poll sensors are not entirely accurate, they are very close. Most cross trainers have this issue with their built-in sensors, so this isn’t a problem (if you can call it that) that’s exclusive to this model.
The convenient on board computer allows you to read all of the information about your workout at a glance, including: speed, time, calories, distance, pulse, odometer, and temperature.
At the bottom of the console, is a convenient tablet holder, so you can use your tablet to listen to music, read or surf the web during your workout.
One added benefit that the CT300 offers is that it’s equipped with front wheels, which makes this model easy to transport to the corner of a room for storage. We do want to note that this model is still quite heavy, so do ask for help when moving it.
- 8 resistance levels make workouts more difficult
- Dual action and stationary handlebars allow you to monitor your heart rate, or get an upper body workout
- 5 KG flywheel allows you to maximize your workout
- On board computer allow you to read your workout information
- Built-in tablet holder is convenient
- No built-in workouts
The only gripe we had with the CT300 was that it did not include any built-in workouts. This was not a deal-breaker by any means, but is typically a feature included with most cross trainer models.
The JLL CT300 is a brilliant cross trainer for users of all fitness levels. With resistance levels, a convenient computer and heart rate sensors built in, you’ll be able to maximize each workout to burn the most calories and fat.
Another budget cross trainer worth looking at is the V-Fit MCCT1 Cross Trainer.