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Unlike a traditional fixed movement crosstrainer, Vario offers the option to define your unique path or motion.

It's perfect for you if you want to lose weight, burn calories without exertion, improve your coordination, help prevent joint problems and move all the muscles in your body in a single training session. It's fun to use because it offers you three different movements - step, elliptical, and Vario - which you can change without the need to stop the machine or take your feet off the platforms. The platforms and levers move when and how you want, because you choose and direct the movement according to your natural pace and training goals.

 

Vario is for you who:

Want to lose weight

With Vario you can burn up to 200 calories in 20 minutes because with a single machine you involve all the muscles in your body: from legs to arms and from abdominals to shoulders. Physical activity is intense, but the perception of exertion is minimal because you adapt the motion of the machine to your own pace.

Want full-body training

Vario has two platforms and two interconnected lever-handles that move simultaneously. If you decide to use them together, pressing them as you wish, you'll involve the muscles of your legs in the exercise along with those of the upper half of the body.

Want to prevent or ease joint problems

The movement of Vario is similar to talking a walk, a run, or climbing stairs, but without the striking impact against the ground that is typical of road running. This way you can move and warm your joints without fatigue, preventing injury and future problems.

Want to improve coordination and rhythm

The connection between the pedals and the handles and their simultaneous motion, allows you to involve your arms and legs in a rhythmic movement that helps the upper part of your body to synchronize with the bottom half.

What is Vario like?

Different from a Crosstrainer

Compared with a traditional crosstrainer, which has only one kind of movement, Vario allows you to perform three different motions - step, elliptical, and "Vario" – which you can change without needing to pause your workout or take your feet off the platform.

Different from a treadmill or running on the road

Compared with a treadmill or running outdoors there is less impact on the knees and feet because there is no contact with the ground. What's more, treadmills have very specific rules for performing exercises, but with Vario you choose the position and the movement: you can even decide to run backward!

Designed for any height

However tall you are, you'll find your ideal stride without having to adjust it in advance because the equipment is biomechanically designed to be suitable for all users from 140 to 210 cm and weighing up to 160 kg.

Suitable for rehabilitation

Vario has two versions, the 700 MD and 500 MD, certified by European Community law of 93/42 addressing medical devices. These two versions are suitable for use in hospitals, outpatient clinics, sports centers, and rehabilitation facilities as support for treatment and muscular rehabilitation.

With UNITY training becomes as engaging as ever

Thanks to the UNITY digital platform, you can turn the machine you use into your personal device for the entire duration of your workout. With UNITY™ and mywellness® cloud, you can stay in touch with your world even while you train, using all the Android tools and applications as on your own tablet and with the same type of interaction. It is now possible to access social networks and preferred Web contents, participate in your gym's challenges, manage your workouts and monitor your indoor and outdoor activities. With UNITY, this and much more is possible.

What are the three Vario movements like?

Vario is the only cardio machine with platforms that follow different trajectories. That's why you can perform three different movements, both in terms of intensity and the muscles involved:

Vertical step

As the name suggests, this is similar to the movement you make climbing and descending stairs. It's a rhythmic stride from high to low and vice versa.

Elliptical movement

In this case your legs perform a circular movement similar to a brisk walk (if you have a short stride) or a run (long stride).

"Vario" movement

Similar to an athlete's fast run, it's the type of movement that allows you to cover a stride that can extend up to 83 cm.

How can I change movement?

With Vario, you decide when and whether to change from one movement to another. You can begin with stepping, and then without stopping run faster, shifting to the elliptical, to then reach full stride, and then finish your workout with another step session.

Movement develops quickly and isn't tiresome; it even guarantees greater safety because with Vario you start, stop and manage the workout yourself, just as you would when walking on the road.

 

Training with Vario

After stepping up onto the machine, to start your workout you need only start moving the platforms or handles.

On the display you can choose from different workouts based on goals like time, calories, or distance.

Full-body training

For training your legs, gluteus, abs and shoulders together, you can use the platforms and handles together, choosing between the two movements and whether you want to do step, a fast walk or full stride.

Some advice for making your workout more fun? If you're on a UNITY model you can even watch TV or listen to your music.

Training for the lower half of the body

If you want to concentrate on toning the lower part of the body, only use the platforms. In this case, you can rest your hands on the center or side rests, and if you're using a version with UNITY you can use this time to surf the web or update your status on social websites.

Intense, natural training

A natural stride is 40% of your height, so the maximum width of the stride on Vario is 83 cm, designed based on a user 210 cm tall. The concept of stride is important because it allows you to choose from two kinds of exercise.

If you're 140 cm tall, the length of your stride will be 56 cm: by selecting this stride you'll experience a natural workout, but if you're an athlete and you want to increase your physical performance, simply increase the length of your stride and you can increase the resistance in your workout.

 

How much and when should you use Vario?

To achieve the benefits you're looking for in your training, we suggest you apply some general recommendations from our psychological and physical wellness guide to your exercise with Vario.

In general, to stay in shape through cardio training, you only need about 150 minutes a week, divided if possible into at least three sessions.

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Why are there no product prices?

A cross trainer is a type of equipment designed for cardiovascular exercise that simulates movements similar to running, walking, and climbing stairs. With a natural feel and no impact on the knees and joints, cross trainers are some of the most complete machines because they train the entire body at the same time. Equipment in this category has two pedals connected by an internal flywheel, and in most cases, two handles/levers that follow the motion of the pedals. Using the pedals and handles together, you can exercise your entire body involving not only the muscles in your legs, but also those in your abdominals, pectorals, shoulders, and arms. You can isolate training to just the lower half of the body by only using the platforms. Thanks to its complete movement, it is perfect for people who want to move all the muscles in their body in a single session, lose weight, and reduce the risk of joint problems.
Biomechanics is the science behind the creation of a piece of equipment or a machine. Through a choice of adjustments, height, and length, the proper use of biomechanics helps users to perform exercises correctly in terms of posture, balance, and safety.
According to scientific and medical studies, a man or woman weighing 75 kg who performs a workout with resistance of approximately 150 watts (medium-high exercise intensity), with Vario this person will consume about 10 kcal per minute and therefore 200 kcal in 20 minutes.
It’s hard to put a generic price on a highly customized service. At Technogym we do not simply supply equipment. We design a solution to meet your needs today and in the years to come. As a global company with a wide range of clientele including hotels, sports rehabilitation centers, private homes and gyms, experience over the years has taught us that not every customer’s requirements are the same. In order to help you make your wellness vision come true, we provide interior design consultation, financial advice, educational content, software, marketing tools and post-sales support – in addition to our state-of-the-art equipment. For inquiries about specific products or advice on a larger project, just give us a call or send us an email. We would be glad to discuss your needs and work together with you on a wellness solution wherever you are around the world. Be sure to also check out our online shop for products we sell on the web or use our Get an Offer tool as a starting point.

700 UNITY

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Characteristics28 programs, 18 languages, fitness test

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Characteristics11 programs, 13 languages

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