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Matrix 7xi Console Tips

It can be intimidating trying out new equipment, especially with fancy new consoles.  Here is a video to help you get a leg up on the new console for the Matrix A7xi Ascent Trainer, EZxi Suspension Elliptical, S5x Stepper, and Rower.  The console is the same for all.


A7xi Ascent TrainerThe A7xi Ascent Trainer provides a constant rate of acceleration and patented suspension design to deliver a perpetually smooth motion free of wheels and tracks. Stride length adjustments from 20-24″ as well as ergo formed hand grips also further ensure superb comfort.

Regardless of whether you are a total beginner, or advanced trainee – everyone can experience an effective workout. This is thanks to variable incline options as well as 25 different resistance levels to explore.

The A7xi is compatible with iPod for video and audio playback, charging, and on-screen playlist selection.


E7xi Suspension EllipticalMeet the E7xi Suspension Elliptical with it’s Ergo Form grips with integrated resistance controls enhances comfort and accessibility to key functions.

  • Integrated 3-speed personal fan
  • Integrated with immersive Virtual Active programming
  • 53.3 cm / 21″ stride length accommodates all users for a comfortable, efficient, and natural workout
  • Low 24 cm / 9.5″ step-on height for easy accessibility
  • Constant Rate of Acceleration and our patented suspension design delivers a perpetually smooth motion free of wheels and tracks
  • Contralateral action with tapered, dual action handlebars mimics the body’s true movement and proper fit

rowerThe Matrix Rower provides a fantastic way to improve cardiovascular fitness while toning and strengthening your main muscle groups. In fact, rowing is estimated to use approximately 80% of your muscles! This makes it a great way to raise your metabolic rate and melt away those love handles.

Matrix held true to their quality reputation when designing this rower. The realistic resistance achieved by a combination of fan and magnetic resistance is also coupled with an incredibly quiet and smooth poly-V belt drive system to deliver an unparalleled workout experience for this price range. An aluminium extruded slide rail with generous distance further helps to provide a real rowing feel.


s5xstepperThe S5x features angled independent stepping motion mimics real climbing feel, Ultra non-slip large pedals for increased stability and a belt drive design for smooth and quiet operation.

Thanks to the inclusion of an LED console display that is easy to navigate, users can enjoy one of several workout options. Manual, Rolling Hills, Target HR, Interval Training, Constant Watts, Fat Burn, Fitness Test, Randomised options have all been included to offer variety!