Precor AMT: The Ultimate Home Cardio Machine – BoomerMuscle

Precor AMT: The Ultimate Home Cardio Machine

Brian's Precor AMT

Precor AMT — Adaptive Motion Trainer

Price Range: From $7,000 to $15,000 New.

Lots of used and reconditioned models available for much less. 

Cardio — The Best of the Best — Precor AMT

I am a huge believer in Precor’s line of products.

I bought my EFX elliptical from Precor about 12 years ago and it sill works great. A couple of years ago, I took a deep plunge and treated my wife and I to the Precor AMT.  

That’s not us in the picture below. We only own one AMT. The photo shows a current model AMT with a long, running stride demonstrated on the left and a shorter, stepper stride on the right.

Precor AMT the ultimate in zero impact cardio training. This machine is nothing short of amazing. The AMT — Adaptive Motion Trainer — is an amazing piece of design and engineering.

It actually adapts to your motion as you run/step/stride along. No buttons to push, the machine adapts to you and the console readout is powered by your motion, not an electric plug.

If you have bad knees like me, this feels like a dream. ZERO PAIN to the joints. Kind of like running on air.

This is our Precor AMT in our basement gym. Our Precor elliptical is in the background.

My wife is 5’2″ and I’m 6’4″ and we both use it comfortably. Amazing machine. Not cheap, but worth every penny in my opinion. 

The AMT intuitively responds to users’ natural motion, allowing them to adapt their stride length for a comprehensive cardio workout – all without so much as the push of a button.

Naturally adapt stride length without the need to control settings. From zero to 36 inches (91 cm), to match the desired workout for each unique user. You can run, step or stride.

This machine is, in my opinion, the best of the best. Precor is a great brand and this is the ultimate expression of their design and engineering genius.

Here is a nice video by Precor that shows the AMT in action.

Some highlights from Precor on the AMT:

  • Naturally adapt stride length from 0 to 36 inches.
  • Open Stride technology allows users to adapt stride height from 6.8 inches to 10 inches.
  • Visualize stride length changes in real-time 
  • Dial to target muscle groups – 20 resistance levels (20-375 Watts).
  • Heart Rate sensors located on fixed handlebars or use the telemetry function with a chest strap.
  • Dual Action provides both upper and lower body workouts
  • Readouts: Heart Rate: Current, Average, Max, Target; Distance: Total, Remaining, Target; Calories: Total Burned, Calories/Min, Calories/Hour; Time: Target, Elapsed, Remaining, In-Zone; Strides: Per Min, Avg, Total; Mets; Watts
  • Equipment dimensions: Length 80 inches, Width 35 inches, Height 73 inches. Weight: 422 lbs. Maximum user weight 514 lbs
  • 10-year warranty on parts (mechanical and electronic). 1-year warranty on labor. Lifetime warranty on frame and welds

The Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer is not a cheap item. But, in my case, I can’t put a price on my life. Especially as the years advance, it’s a great gift to give yourself or someone you love.

And you can opt for Expert Assembly with Amazon. If you’re going this far, you might consider adding it for less than $100.

If you have any questions about my experience with the AMT or Precor products in general, please feel free to leave a comment or drop me a note at I’ll be glad to get back with you.

The links above will take you to Amazon. 

Brian Patterson

I've been resistance training for nearly 50 years. As a younger man, I used to believe in using ever-increasing amounts of weight. Until one day in my mid-50's, my aching joints could not take the punishment any more. I had to develop a new way of working out that was effective, but free of pain. I found it. It works great. I'd like to share it with you.