York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer : Good product but it can squeak (this can be solved).

Need a clear head for the assembly. Heavily greased crossbar needs poly gloves to handle – keep it in its plastic bag until actually required. Various people have tried it – all think its excellent. One bad design/thing to watch – the power supply jack sticks out and is very easily caught by heel if you get off backwards – its toast if you tread on it – so be careful. I have put a floor-standing cover over it to give it some protection whilst i sort out a 90 degree jack.

Wanted some home equipment rather than trailing to the gym. Great value, sturdy and easy to put together.

I have used and bought many cross trainers over the years and i must say, this is probably one of the best i have used (besides the gym standard one’s). Fairly simple to put together, although it does need two people. Works fantastically well and level 8 is pretty strong.As i broke my leg (tibia – stress fracture) earlier this year and was unable to run, this has been great to use in the meantime, to keep my fitness levels up and very low impact on joints and the broken leg. Also great to use as additional training for cycling as it really helps to strengthen the hamstrings when pedaling backwards. I highly recommend this product. I don’t think it is necessary to buy the mat they suggest with it, i used an old yoga mat i had and that works fine. It is fairly heavy to move around, so make sure you put it in the place where you are going to use it. Also, as i am 6ft tall, this is perfectly adequate for me in size and height. Here are the specifications for the York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer:

  • The York Active 120 Cross Trainer features 16 levels of magnetic resistance with 12 pre-set programs, offering beginner and intermediate users a challenging and effective workout that targets different muscle groups.
  • The non-slip, adjustable pedals and ergonomically-designed arms mean you’ll be able to work out in comfort.
  • Cross trainers utilise large muscle groups in both the upper and lower body, making them one of the most effective machine for a total body workout
  • As one of the strongest names in fitness, York Fitness has been providing high-quality fitness and gym equipment all over the world for over 80 years.

Wow, this is perfect for me. Very good size for the home and packed with functions/programs. Works perfectly and you really feel it this will be an excellent addition to my health regime.

A women by myself was easy enough. Only gave 4 stars as a 5ft 5 thinks the stride really isn’t very long but still does what i needed it for. Its smooth and very quiet and able to use while baby sleeps.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Sturdy & Well Designed
  • Excellent product
  • A few teething problems.

Easy to assemble, super clear instructions and competent supplied tools. You will however require a hammer for slight tapping in of the centre bar. Great to use too but will not suit anyone over say 5’8′ which i believe is somewhat mentioned in the item description.

This product was great for just under 2 years at which point it. This product was great for just under 2 years at which point it began glitching without warning and within a couple of week of that starting it became unuseable. During use the monitor cuts out entirely, stops all friction, and takes you back to the start screen. This happens after a minute or two of use. I priced a repair from york and a screen alone costs over £100 with delivery with no guarantee thats even the issue. The stride length is also very short so i always felt it wasn’t as beneficial as a cross trainer should be. That being said, originally it functioned as it should and worked very well,it frequently creaked during use but was great otherwise and i enjoyed using it. I did expect an item of this cost to have a shelf life of over 2 years though especially as it was used quite sparingly over time so i wouldn’t buy one again personally but wouldn’t necessarily not recommend it to anyone else either as i didnt have any issues with it prior to that 2 year breakdown and it wasn’t a bad little machine besides.

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer
Rating
4.0 of 5 stars, based on 40 reviews
Price
£299.00

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  1. Good product but it can squeak (this can be solved). . Good product for the price (especially during sale). I was looking for a compact unit and this does the job very well. Like some others, i had issues with the unit squeaking very loudly during use. If anyone else has this issue, it is easily resolved. Buy an a4 sheet of felt, and put a layer between the foot bar and the machine body (on the front and back). I’ve included images for reference. Also make sure the 3 bolts that hold the ‘neck’ in place are tightened every now and then. My unit is now completely silent.
  2. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    Good product but it can squeak (this can be solved). . Good product for the price (especially during sale). I was looking for a compact unit and this does the job very well. Like some others, i had issues with the unit squeaking very loudly during use. If anyone else has this issue, it is easily resolved. Buy an a4 sheet of felt, and put a layer between the foot bar and the machine body (on the front and back). I’ve included images for reference. Also make sure the 3 bolts that hold the ‘neck’ in place are tightened every now and then. My unit is now completely silent.
  3. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    A good unit and great back up. . My partner bought this for the both of us as she and i both feel the need for some regular exercise and a good tone up. This york trainer arrived on the specified date with no problems. I set about assembling the trainer and found that the very first bolt that i took out of the well labelled card had a dome nut missing. I have to be honest and say this did make me rather grumpy. However i had a quick rummage through my tool box and found a nut that could do the job and continued with the assembly. Working on my own, (my partner had spotted my glum expression and nipped off sharpish,) i put it together in around two hours. I’ve waited a week to write this review for a couple of reasons. I wanted to see how well it stayed together and the answer is just fine. I’ve checked all the nuts and bolts today and nothing needed tightening.
    1. A good unit and great back up. . My partner bought this for the both of us as she and i both feel the need for some regular exercise and a good tone up. This york trainer arrived on the specified date with no problems. I set about assembling the trainer and found that the very first bolt that i took out of the well labelled card had a dome nut missing. I have to be honest and say this did make me rather grumpy. However i had a quick rummage through my tool box and found a nut that could do the job and continued with the assembly. Working on my own, (my partner had spotted my glum expression and nipped off sharpish,) i put it together in around two hours. I’ve waited a week to write this review for a couple of reasons. I wanted to see how well it stayed together and the answer is just fine. I’ve checked all the nuts and bolts today and nothing needed tightening.
      1. When the cross trainer arrived it was easy to assemble but one of the foot bars looked. When the cross trainer arrived it was easy to assemble but one of the foot bars looked ‘warped’. It was great for a few days then developed a loud ‘squeaking noise’, have returned it today but won’t get a replacement apparently before 18th april. I just hope the new one doesn’t squeak as i enjoyed using it and found it comfortable for my short legs.
  4. When the cross trainer arrived it was easy to assemble but one of the foot bars looked. When the cross trainer arrived it was easy to assemble but one of the foot bars looked ‘warped’. It was great for a few days then developed a loud ‘squeaking noise’, have returned it today but won’t get a replacement apparently before 18th april. I just hope the new one doesn’t squeak as i enjoyed using it and found it comfortable for my short legs.
  5. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    Beautiful, well constructed, solidly built machine. . Delivered within 3 working days. I managed to put it together within 2hrs by myself, you will need to get a hammer which they don’t include to slide main pivot bar through handles, apart from that the build went smoothly. I’m recovering from a ruptured tendon which has wasted away a lot of leg muscles, after just a few minutes on this machine i can feel every muscle and joint in my body being worked, so glad i got this rather than a treadmill.
  6. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    Beautiful, well constructed, solidly built machine. . Delivered within 3 working days. I managed to put it together within 2hrs by myself, you will need to get a hammer which they don’t include to slide main pivot bar through handles, apart from that the build went smoothly. I’m recovering from a ruptured tendon which has wasted away a lot of leg muscles, after just a few minutes on this machine i can feel every muscle and joint in my body being worked, so glad i got this rather than a treadmill.
    1. Fast delivery, all instructions are simple and easy to follow, nuts and bolts etc very clearly labelled and displayed in stages on a large card. Took about 45 mins for 2 of us to put this together. All the tools you need are included, except maybe a comfy handled phillips screwdriver and a hammer (to gently tap in the greased pole that joins the handles together) a bit wobbly when i first used it, so moved to another area of the floor and no more wobble, then noticed a metallic grating noise but this was just the bolts on the feet that needed tightening, had to remove the drink bottle holder as kept nudging it with my knees (i am 5ft 7) and since then, no other issues, very quiet and smooth, nice work out, very happy with my purchase :).
  7. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    Fast delivery, all instructions are simple and easy to follow, nuts and bolts etc very clearly labelled and displayed in stages on a large card. Took about 45 mins for 2 of us to put this together. All the tools you need are included, except maybe a comfy handled phillips screwdriver and a hammer (to gently tap in the greased pole that joins the handles together) a bit wobbly when i first used it, so moved to another area of the floor and no more wobble, then noticed a metallic grating noise but this was just the bolts on the feet that needed tightening, had to remove the drink bottle holder as kept nudging it with my knees (i am 5ft 7) and since then, no other issues, very quiet and smooth, nice work out, very happy with my purchase :).
    1. Very well made keeps me fit. . Very well made and sturdy,instructions on our to put together straightforward. Best to use your own spanners those surpplied not very good,need to make sure nuts and bolts are tight. Used for a few weeks now no problems lots of different programms. Has i have said make sure you do nuts and bolts up tight then you will have no problems.
  8. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    Very well made keeps me fit. . Very well made and sturdy,instructions on our to put together straightforward. Best to use your own spanners those surpplied not very good,need to make sure nuts and bolts are tight. Used for a few weeks now no problems lots of different programms. Has i have said make sure you do nuts and bolts up tight then you will have no problems.
    1. Really easy to assemble – done in one hour on my. Bought on amazon, fast delivery and on time. Really easy to assemble – done in one hour on my own. A hammer came in use for the axle. Hardest part was lifting it out the box. It runs super quiet, so can watch the tv whilst working out. Not sure about the accuracy of the pulse sensor.
  9. This review is from : York Fitness Active 120 Cross Trainer

    Really easy to assemble – done in one hour on my. Bought on amazon, fast delivery and on time. Really easy to assemble – done in one hour on my own. A hammer came in use for the axle. Hardest part was lifting it out the box. It runs super quiet, so can watch the tv whilst working out. Not sure about the accuracy of the pulse sensor.

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