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Reebok ZR9 Cross Trainer Review 2022 - 2023

Last Updated on January 24, 2023

ZR9 X-Trainer By Reebok

If you have decided to buy your own personal cross trainer you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. There are so many brands, types and terminologies floating around that you may not even know where to begin let alone know what kind of cross trainer you should buy.

You are currently reading a review of the ZR9 X-Trainer (CHECK PRICE!). On this page you will find out all about its features and functions and we will help you determine if the ZR9 X-Trainer is right for you.

Reebok ZR9 Cross Trainer Review 2015 - 2016Resistance Levels

Resistance levels in a cross trainer will determine how much force and effort you need to put into your workout, so the higher the resistance level the more resistance you will need to push through in order to maintain the motion and complete the exercise. Basically the higher the resistance level the harder the motion becomes.

It is important to have at least 10 resistance levels because when you’ve become comfortable with the machine and the exercise starts to feel easy it’s important that you can make it harder so your body keeps having to push itself and you keep seeing results. The ZR9 X-Trainer has 32 resistance levels which you can select and change easily by this machines display console. This is a really important feature because the more levels you have the more you will have to work with and you’ll be able to get more use out of your cross trainer in the long term.


One of a cross trainers best selling points is that it can work your upper and lower body at the same time via the use of handles whilst also giving you the option of working on your legs alone. The ZR9 X-Trainer comes with two sets of handles. One set will move in opposition to the legs and help you build on your upper arm strength whilst also improving your balance and coordination, whilst the other will help you maintain your balance whilst concentrating on toning your leg muscles.


The display part of your cross trainer refers to the monitor which will display details of your workout on its screen and should let you adjust and control your exercise program and set yourself goals.

The ZR9 X-Trainer has a backlit LCD display which you can use to control the resistance of your work out, and it will also show you the amount of time you have been exercising, the distance you have hypothetically travelled, your heart rate and the number of calories you have burned. This will make it easier to set and achieve goals and provide extra motivation, because for example if you want to burn 200 calories per session you will be able to see how many calories you are burning and how long it will take you to achieve your set goal.


Most higher-end cross trainers will have pre-set programmes that will focus on different targets and specific goals. For example if you are more concerned about weight loss you will be able to follow your cross trainers specially made weight loss programme.

The ZR9 Cross Trainer comes with 12 programmes that you can use to motivate yourself and help you work on your own individual goals, and it also offers 9 more individual programmes that help make the overall workout experience even more tailor made towards your individual needs. When you are working out alone it’s important to get as much direction and motivation as you can, so these programs can do a lot to keep you on tack and keep your mind focused on the things that matter to you.


Many cross trainers use sensors to determine your heart rate, and the ZR9 cross trainer has conveniently placed its sensors for optimum results. These sensors will not only keep an eye on your heart which is not only important if you want to do specific heart rate training, but it will also alert you if your heart rate is too high. These sensors will help the ZR9 keep you safe and comfortable whilst helping you create tailor made workouts that work for your specific body and fitness levels.

Fly wheel

The fly wheel in a cross trainer refers to the heaviest part of the machine that controls the movement of the paddles and handles. The ZR9 cross trainer has a 9kg fly wheel which will help keep your machine sturdy and smooth as you work out. The fly wheel is located in the rear of this cross trainer which provides you with an intense workout without straining your legs or back, so you can work at a higher intensity without worrying about over-working yourself or pulling a muscle. The ZR9 has been designed to benefit people of all fitness levels and abilities, and it will help you achieve results without putting your body under any unnecessary strain.

If you are looking for the cheapest option out there then the ZR9 is not for you, but if you want a competent and versatile machine that has lots of room for long-term growth and improvement then you may have found what you are looking for.


Features: 32 Resistance Levels – Backlit LCD Display – 12 Pre-Set Fitness Programmes – Conveniently Placed Sensors - Rear 9KG Fly Wheel.

Pricing: Mid-range/ High-End

About the author 

A star athlete during his school days, Kieran quickly excelled at sports and in particular; football. Kieran's true passion lies in home exercise equipment, and so was was built as a source for all of Kieran's thoughts to be put down on a medium. Here he guides you through various nuances of working out at home, tips, guides, reviews and more.The only other thing Kieran enjoys more than working out, is writing about it.
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