Product Preview — The Matrix Ascent Trainer Elliptical


I recently received a note from Kevin Mast at Matrix Fitness. As anyone who has ever been on a Matrix elliptical or treadmill knows, they produce some of the top equipment on the market today. These guys know what they are doing.

Kevin sent over a brochure for their new elliptical machine which features an incline! That’s great news to anyone who wants to kick their workout up a notch or two. In the past this feature has only been found on Precor ellipticals such as the Precor 546, or on a couple of models from Icon Fitness where the technology has been licensed from Precor.

UPDATE: This is an older review…check out the new residential Matrix ellipticals here.

Luckily with the Matrix Ascent elliptical, Matrix has figured out a way to loosen the stranglehold Precor has had on the incline elliptical.

Matrix Ascent Trainer
The Matrix Ascent Trainer Elliptical

Check out the very impressive specs on the Matrix Ascent Trainer:

Matrix Ascent Trainer Specifications
Stride: 21″-24″
Incline: 30%
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Display: LED
Programs: 8
Resistance Levels: 25
Elevation Levels: 20
Max User Weight: 400 lbs
Unit Weight: 390 lbs

Now, I haven’t actually seen one of the Matrix Ascent units yet, but Kevin promises they will be on hand at the big fitness tradeshow, IHRSA, in March. I’ll be there and I’ll be ready to give a full report on the machine. From what I’ve seen in the brochure, this is going to be a major competitor for the older technology of the Precor 546…expect to see all the top gyms and fitness clubs installing the Matrix Ascent as soon as they are released. Check back then for more information on ordering and pricing.