York Fitness provides a great, mid-priced cycle cross trainer; the York Active 120 cross trainer. The 120 can be used as both a cross trainer and an exercise bike, but the pedals will remain large just like a cross trainer
What’s great about this model is that it comes with 17 programmes built-in and 16 magnetic resistance levels that are all computer-controlled.
York Active 120 Cross Trainer Features
- 2-in-1 cross trainer and exercise cycle
- 17 built-in programmes
- 12 pre-set programmes
- LCD console
- Fixed and moving handlebars
- Pulse grips
- 16 computer controlled resistances
- Maximum user weight 110 kg
The York Active 120 cross trainer is one of my favorite models to review because it’s a true pleasure to use and is listed in our top home cross trainer picks guide. Starting from the assembly process, users will be able to unbox this model and have it fully assembled in less than an hour.
Assembly instructions are clear and easy to follow (for once), and everything in the box is neatly packed – especially the monitor.
Upon assembly, users will want to adjust their seat position to their appropriate height and forward position. The arms of the machine offer two exercise options: fixed or moving. Users that want to burn more calories or tone up their arms can use the moving handles when exercising.
However, there are static handlebars as well that won’t budge.
A quick note on the handlebars: both grips have a sensor to sense the user’s pulse when working out. This unit will send feedback to the monitor so that the user’s heart rate can be monitored at all times.
Speaking of the monitor, the on-board monitor requires the machine to be plugged into a power outlet and will display the users:
Users will also be able to choose between 16, computer controlled resistances meant for beginners to the advanced fitness-level users. Anyone that wants to test their stamina and ability will appreciate the machine’s 12 pre-set programmes. There is also the option for users to create their own programmes, use the machine manually, or choose from 3 HRC (Heart Rate Control) programmes.
If you want a cross trainer with a monitor that can connect fitness apps on your phone or tablet then unfortunately the York 120 won’t be for you.
The foot pedals use a non-slip material so that the user’s feet stay in the appropriate position at all times. York Active’s 120 can accommodate users up to 110 Kg, and users of all heights have used this model without an issue.
Movement is fluid, and the machine does what it says – provides an intense, exhausting workout.
- Pre-set programs to test a person’s fitness level.
- 16 Computer controlled resistance levels.
- Acts as a cross trainer and cycle.
- Comfortable with highly accurate metrics stored and monitored.
- Can squeak at times.
After some use, this model does tend to squeak a little bit (just as the model it replaced – York Aspire). This is due to the oil inside of the unit being worn away over time. The best option is to oil the machine every few months when the squeaking noise becomes apparent.
It’s a part of routine maintenance for all cross trainers.
The York Active 120 cross trainer is one of the best, mid-priced cross trainers that offer exceptional resistance control and advanced programme features to ensure the user can reach his or her fitness goals.