Schwinn A40 High Speed Elliptical Machine

Last updated: January 27, 2022

This elliptical machine will give you an awesome workout with its seven preset programs and eight levels of resistance. It also has a handy large LCD console so you can easily keep track of how long you've been working out, your distance, speed and calories burned.

Schwinn A40 High Speed Elliptical Machine

We looked at the top Elliptical Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Elliptical Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This elliptical machine is a versatile pick with eight levels of resistance.

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Schwinn A40 High Speed Elliptical Machine placed 11th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Schwinn Fitness Active Series offers our most streamlined design yet. Partnering premium quality with incredible value, the A40 Elliptical Trainer offers high performance at an affordable price, delivering a challenging workout in the comfort of your home. With easy to use features and a unique console design, get the best in fitness technology – without breaking the budget.

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The elliptical is strong and sturdy and is sure to provide the average user enjoyable workouts for a long time.
In terms of safety, users will be glad to learn that the pedals are thickly ridged and textured to drastically minimize- if not completely eliminate- any risk of slipping during more energetic workouts.
Another great thing is that you can adjust the machine’s height to compensate the lack of uniformity in the floor.
This elliptical is pretty compact and fairly easy to move around with a weight of 90.4 lbs.
Fortunately Schwinn have an excellent reputation for their assembly instructions, with the A40 being no exception.
One of the best aspects about this elliptical trainer is its multifunctional console. Even though it’s not one of the best, it’s still a decent training machine computer, and along with the fitness oriented functions, it also includes speakers and a tablet tray. These last features alone can render your workouts much more enjoyable.
The resistance of Schwinn A40 Elliptical is friction-free. With its resistance scale carefully managed in 10 levels, delivered through electromagnetic Quiet Magnetic Eddy Current Brake (ECB) resistance system, the machine is quieter than most users may expect.
With easy-to-use features and unique console design, get the best of fitness technology. But the best feature of the elliptical A40 is seven (7) exercises programmed on the computer.
These programs do a good job of varying your workout while keeping things interesting, making it unlikely that monotony will set in, which is one of the most widely cited reasons as to why people give up on their workout regime.
Smaller, occasional users then you can still get some decent use out of it.
Ergonomic handles for multiple workout positions

What reviewers didn't like

Pretty short stride length
Poor warranty coverage (especially on frame)
Stride length felt a bit short for users taller than 5’8″
Another drawback regarding this machine is the lack of incline. This diminishes its training capabilities. However, this is a rather expensive feature, and it’s absence also cuts an important chunk from the price.
Short stride length that cannot accommodate tall users
The LED display is unreadable in certain lights
This model is not built to last in the long run.
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