With a cross trainer you train many different muscle groups in your body: the leg muscles (thighs, calf muscles and hamstrings), glutes, abdominal muscles, arm muscles (biceps and triceps), shoulders and back muscles. The leg muscles get to do most of the work, but all the other muscles get a good workout too.
A cross trainer creates a nice and smooth movement for the body. The foot pedals relieve the joints, so they do not have to absorb as much as impact when you go running. In addition, you train in a straight position, which relieves the back. Training with a cross trainer is also ideal if you have an injury and still want to do a workout.
Exercising on a cross trainer is a form of cardio training, which strengthens the heart, stimulates blood circulation and maintains good cholesterol and blood sugar levels. This has a beneficial effect on blood pressure. It also counters decalcification, thus keeping the bones healthy.
A cross trainer bike provides a varied workout during which you can easily do interval workout sessions. Together, this ensures that plenty of calories get burned, both during and after workouts. With a good workout, you burn an average of eight to twelve calories per minute.