Schwinn 520 Reclined Elliptical Machine Review

Exercise machines have come a long way since the inception of traditional treadmills and classic trainers.

The growing concerns to keep a body fit in every possible way, has gradually increased, and has left demands for better exercise machines.

Schwinn 520Schwinn aims to answer the needs of the masses by introducing the unique Schwinn 520 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer.

Immersed in the brilliant color of black, this model has proven to be just what worrying exercise fanatics needed in their daily routine.

From workout to stretches, this trainer can achieve anything, certainly more than the average trainer or similar models.


The most notable feature of Schwinn 520 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer, is its special Airdyne fan system. Situated at the bottom part of the machine, the fan is the most noticeable part of the whole structure, and for good reason too, as it provides the air resistance that is needed for an effective workout.

The elliptical footpath is 14 inches long and helps in muscle development when under strenuous load. There can be a lot of different ways in which this machine can be used, thanks to the flexible footplates and the variety of positions possible. Even at 120 pounds of weight, this trainer can withstand the weight of a user more than twice its own, which shows how strong it is meant to be.

The machine gives accurate measurements of the time spent, the distance travelled, the heartbeat rate, and the calories burnt. It makes the workout routine go about in a steady progress, and due to how the display counter is placed, it is easy to check the timings with quick glances.

This elliptical trainer is a ventilated machine, and has a contoured seat back that provides both efficiency and comfort. The drive belt is a single state high, and that gives it the much needed durability. All in all, the whole structure is quite sturdy and can be used for years without any disturbance.


The effect of the footpath can be compared to a bike, and due to the fixed state, it actually gives more benefits than an exercise bike could.

The overall flexibility, however, is what makes the Schwinn 520 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer so amazing. Its ventilated structure provides coolness during intense workouts, and due to the flexibility, aches or cramps will never occur. The extra padded seat and a non-intrusive console placement helps to further support you.

The body can rest easy while lying on this machine, and a comfortable workout can lead to great results.


Compared to other trainers, Schwinn 520 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer does not provide a full body exercise.

It only emphasizes on the lower body and specifically the legs, so if you are expecting to get your arms exercised too, this would not be the right choice.

Customer Reviews

Customers have pointed out how easy and relaxing the Schwinn 520 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer is when compared to exercise bikes.

Bikes are known to give hip pains and joint aches as a painful side-effect of its rotary motion, but with an elliptical trainer like this, there are no such worries.

Since it leaves the upper portion of the body open, users have also found that it was easy to lift dumbbells or to stretch their arms while using this trainer. Speaking of ease, the initial setup is easy, and so is the usage itself.

Customers have also emphasized on the battery-operated function of this trainer, and the dimensions are enough for a grown adult to use without any lack of space.

It takes little space to store and requires little maintenance. Schwinn 520 is the kind of machine that brightens up a life and adds meaning to whatever may come in one’s way.