HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer

The HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer is manufactured by HealthCare International.

A company that has been in existence since 1992 and has continued to manufacture quality and innovative products for Fitness, Health Rehabilitation, Active aging, and Physical Therapy purposes.  

The PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer is a commercial-grade, ICAA (International Council of Aging) approved unit that could be used in gyms, physical therapy clinics, clubs, and hospitals. It is an antidote to a weight problem, cardiovascular, and overall physical fitness issues.  

It’s built with high quality that is second to none and backed by an outstanding warranty that further proves it. 

This is indeed a full-body and a low-impact cardio recumbent elliptical trainer that is suitable for both physically challenged and physically fit individuals.  

Click right here to have a peek at the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer.  

The Frame and Construction 

A man works out on the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer

The HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer is a hybrid machine that has a recumbent construction and an elliptical path movement that is pretty much like the Inspire Fitness Trainer

It integrates a heavy-duty steel frame and a drive system shrouds that are made of ABS material. It is built like a rock to support 500 lbs./226.7 kg maximum user weight capacity. In other words, most individuals can have a shot at doing something about their weight and improving their overall physical fitness.  

The trainer’s easy walk-thru design enables users of all age and fitness status to literally walk in and out of it without hassles.  

Its stability is established by the base framework that features front and rear stabilizers that are joined together with 2 parallel steel rails. Furthermore, its assembled weight of 210 lbs./95 kg boosts its overall stability.  

The transport wheels incorporated at the rear base facilitate the easy relocation process of the Cross Trainer despite its weight.  

The assembled dimensions are 60’’ long by 32’’ wide by 44’’ high. To put it differently, the unit requires a workout area with the perimeters of 5’ length by 2’7’’ width and additional clearance of at least 2’ around it for easy access and safety during workouts.  

The Seat of the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer 

The seat of the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer

The seat is one that is fully adjustable including the backrest. It could be horizontally adjusted to 14 positions, while the backrest can be adjusted to recline.  

Since the seat is attached to a slanted extruded aluminum rail, its height also slightly increases or decreases when it is adjusted backward or forward, respectively.  

As a result, users as tall as 6’5’’ can be accommodated without issues, and the adjustments are done in just a matter of seconds.  

The seat and the backrest are large, contoured, and cushioned to provide lasting comfort.  

The Handlebars 

There are 3 sets of handlebars present on the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer.  

A set is located and attached to the seat which also doubles as the HR contact grips that read and transmit your heart rate data to the monitor when held during a workout, while the second set of handlebars is at the front, designed to be held to safely get on and off the recumbent trainer.   

Then, the third set of handlebars is mobile and adjustable which enables users to fit in and exercise the upper body.   

These handlebars are coated with soft rubber foam that provides secure and comfortable grips that allow users to train longer without experiencing soreness in the palms or slippage.  

The Pedals  

The RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer features large, and textured 30-degrees inclined positioned pedals with adjustable safety straps. They also have protective heel guards that further ensure different foot sizes are accommodated with high footing stability.  

The pedals are attached to the steel bars that are connected to the mobile handlebars. Hence, both the pedals and the mobile handlebars operate dependently.  

The big rollers underneath the pedals’ bar glide smoothly on the parallel steel bars with aluminum surfaces.   

Therefore, the pedals provide a circular elliptical path motion that has a low-impact effect on the joints as they positively engage the lower body muscle groups.  

Finally, the elliptical motion stride length is 12’’.  

The Drive 

This machine is equipped with a belt drive system that operates smoothly and quietly.  

Thus, you can train at any time of the day without having to invade other people’s privacy.  

Moreover, no maintenance is required as opposed to a chain drive system that needs periodic lubrication and perhaps adjustment as well.  

The drive system mechanisms include a durable anti-stretch belt, a pulley, a high inertia flywheel, a solid crankset, and the crank-arms, which are covered by the plastic shrouds  

The Resistance 

The HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer is equipped with an eddy current brake (ECB) resistance system. In other words, it generates resistance without any friction occurring during the process; hence, no part wears out and no replacement is required after some time. 

The resistance system has 16 adjustable levels controllable via the console. They provide a variety of workout intensities that are suitable for most users. 

The Console 

The console of the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer

The adjustable console that comes with the HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer features a high resolution 9’’ blue backlit LCD monitor that displays workout stats that cannot be diminished even when viewed in a poorly-lit room.   

The monitor simultaneously displays all workout stats that include Time, Distance, Speed, SPM (Step Per Minute), Watts, METs, Resistance level ‘’1-16’’, Calories, and Pulse. These help users to keep track of their workout progress for inspiration and motivatation to do more.  

The monitor automatcially shuts down when it it becomes inactive for 1 munute.

There are 18 workout programs available, namely, Manual, Warm-Up, Interval, Ramps, Mountain, Rolling, Climb, Random, Hill, Fat Burn, Cardio, Strength, HRC (Heart Rate Control) 65%, HRC 85%, Constant SPM, Constant Watts, Goal Calories, and Goal Distance.  

When any of the preset workout programs is chosen a certain resistance level is automatically selected for you.  

There is a Heart Rate Recovery Function that calculates and produces a result of your fitness rating that is usually between F1 (Excellent)- F6 (Poor). 2 User Profiles are available for 2 different users to enter and store their personal information such as age, weight, and gender, for accurate workout data output.  

The console is telemetry-enabled, which means it is compatible with a Polar HR transmitter (not included).

Finally, no need to plug the machine to a power outlet because it self-generates power.


There is a USB port designed to enable you to export workout data summary, and 2 water bottle holders for keeping proper hydration during workouts.  


The cross trainer is not overly large, however, it will require a little bit of space. It will need a storage area with the perimeters of 5’ length by 2’7’’ width. 

It can easily be moved around via the rear-mounted transport wheels even though it weighs 210 lbs./95 kg.  

Pros/Features Overview 

  • Very sturdy and stable 
  • Commercial-grade construction 
  • Supports 500 lbs./226.7 kg maximum user weight capacity 
  • Best for everyone that wishes to lose weight, recover from an injury, and improve overall physical fitness 
  • It provides comfortable, low-impact and full-body cardio workouts  
  • Its operation is smooth and quiet 
  • The seat with a backrest is adjustable, large, contoured, cushioned, and comfortable 
  • The machine accommodates users as tall as 6’5’’  
  • Pedals are large with adjustable safety straps, and they offer circular 12’’ elliptical motion stride length 
  • Telemetric & contact grip heart rate monitoring 
  • 9’’ high definition blue backlit LCD monitor tracks Time, Distance, Speed, SPM (Step Per Minute), Watts, METs, Resistance level ‘’1-16’’, Calories, and Pulse 
  • HR Recovery Function 
  • 2 User profiles for the storage of users’ personal information
  • 18 workout programs include Manual, Warm-Up, Interval, Ramps, Mountain, Rolling, Climb, Random, Hill, Fat Burn, Cardio, Strength, HRC (Heart Rate Control) 65%, HRC 85%, Constant SPM, Constant Watts, Goal Calories, and Goal Distance 
  • Transport wheels for easy relocation process 
  • USB port for data export 
  • Low-maintenance 
  • Fairly easy assembly 
  • Water bottle holders 


  • No online connectivity 
  • Does not include the Polar HR chest strap; has to be purchased separately 



  • Lifetime for the Frame 
  • 3 Years for Mechanical Parts 
  • 3 Years for Electronic Parts 
  • 1 Year for Labor 

Product Dimensions and Specifications 

  • Length 60’’ 
  • Width 32’’ 
  • Height 44’’ 
  • Shipping dimensions: 57’’ L x 34’’ W x 32’’ H 
  • Net weight: 210 lbs./95 kg 
  • Gross weight: 275 lbs./125 kg 
  • Maximum user weight capacity: 500 lbs./226.7 kg 
  • Frame: Steel 
  • Seat: 2-way adjustable, backrest adjustable 
  • Handlebars: Mobile handlebars adjustable, seat handlebars nonadjustable 
  • Pedals: Large, with adjustable straps 
  • Elliptical path stride length: 12’’ 
  • Drive: Belt 
  • Resistance: Electromagnetic, 16 adjustable levels 
  • Heart rate monitoring: Telemetric & contact grip 
  • Display: 9’’ high definition blue backlit monitor 
  • 2 User Profiles 
  • Recovery Function 
  • Power: Self-powered 
  • Water bottle holders 
  • Transport wheels 


The HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer is shipped in a box that weighs 275 lbs./125 kg with dimensions of 57’’ L x 34’’ W x 32’’ H.  

Online retailers may have different shipping policies; however, Amazon ships this product for free and gets it delivered within days.  


The assembly is not difficult because the major and complicated parts have been assembled by the manufacturer.  

Therefore, you are only required to attach the stabilizer bars, the seat and the backrest, the arms, and the handlebars, the pedals, and the console to the main core unit.  

The assembly will take about an hour, more or less to complete.  

An instruction manual with illustrations and the tools needed for a successful assembly are included in the package.  


Make sure to keep the machine clean all the time. Inspect the parts for any loose or broken part before use.  

Don’t use it outdoor or in the rain. Do not expose the console to direct sunlight and always store in a cool and dry area.  


The HCI Fitness PhysioStep RXT-1000 Recumbent Elliptical Trainer provides stress-free and full-body cardio workouts while sitting.  

Its 18 workout programs, electromagnetic resistance system with 16 adjustable levels, the 9’’ high definition blue backlit LCD monitor, contact grips and mobile handlebars, elliptical path motion, and more make the unit a complete package for weight loss, health therapeutic rehabilitation, and improvement of overall physical fitness.  

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