The York Fitness Active 120 is an ideal option for beginners and intermediate users, with speeds ranging from 1km/h to 16km/h.
Built-in hand controls allow for easy speed and incline adjustment without removing your hands from the handlebars.
- 13 workout programmes included
- 0% to 12% incline
- Handlebars have speed and incline controls
- Hydraulic drop and lift assistance
- Heart rate monitor is sporadic
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York Fitness Active 120 Features and Technical Specs
- 13 built-in programmes
- 1 – 16km/h speeds
- 0 – 12% incline
- 1.25 HP motor
- 5” LCD monitor
- Built-in heartrate monitor
- Hydraulic lift and drop assistance
- Collapsible with transport wheels
- One-year guarantee
- Safety clip for auto-shutoff
- Dimensions: 164L x 73W x 129H centimetres
- Maximum User Weight: 120kg
- Weight: 71kg
Our York Fitness Active 120 Review
The well-packaged 120 is heavy, weighing 71kg, so the initial assembly may require an additional person to put this together safely.
The assembly process takes ten to fifteen minutes, and only a few screws are required to complete the process. Due to the weight of the unit, it can be difficult to get upstairs.
The weight is a testament to the quality and longevity of the unit. Many consumers have been using their Active 120 for 3, 4 and 5+ years without the unit breaking down or needing repairs.
5” LCD Screen and Rapid Controls
The unit is mains powered, with a 5” LCD screen for easy access to workout metrics. The full display allows for easy viewing of time, calories burned, speed, incline and even your heart rate.
Speed and incline adjustment can be made directly on the handlebars, allowing you to confidently adjust speeds while using the handlebars for added safety.
Keeping your hands on the handlebars allows for you to utilize the hand pulse sensors to monitor your heartrate.
Heartrate monitoring enables you to adjust your intensity to burn more fat during a session.
On the console, there are also instant keys that allow for one-tap adjustments of speed and incline without having to incrementally move through settings using the handlebars.
Speeds range from a slow 1km/h to 16km/h, and the incline can be adjusted up to a maximum 12% to increase difficulty and engage more muscle groups.
13 Programmes and Body Fat Analyser
There are 13 built-in programmes that can take the guesswork out of your next session. Unlike competing models, users can change the duration of each program to reach their cardiovascular goals.
The NHS recommends 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, so adjust your programme settings to reach this recommendation.
Programmes vary from beginner level to very intense, ensuring that you’re able to progress as your fitness level increases. You can adjust the speed and incline of programmes in the middle of the session.
If you want to track your session, please note that once a programme ends, everything is set back to zero.
120 cm x 41 cm Running Area
A spacious running deck with dimensions of 120 cm x 41 cm is offered, allowing short and tall users alike to confidently and comfortably run on the 120.
People as tall as 6’, or 1.85m, can achieve a full-length stride on the running area.
Properly lubricating the deck is one of the key maintenance tasks, which will keep the 120 running well for years to come.
Users will notice that there’s no mat underneath the running area. The lack of a mat doesn’t impact noise production. The unit is relatively quiet after a few usages.
Some users notice a “creaking noise” coming from the running deck initially, but this noise completely disappears after the first few sessions.
Hydraulic Assisted Lift and Drop
York Fitness added a hydraulic lift assistance for lifting and dropping the running deck without putting excess strain on your back in the process.
The unit collapses into an upright position and has four wheels for easy transport.
York Fitness Active backs their products with a one-year warranty. Users that have been using the 120 for years state that the unit is nearly maintenance-free and only the running area needs to be lubricated for the unit to continue running well.
The York Fitness Active 120 offers challenging programmes and speeds that are able to test users of all fitness levels.
A low-end speed of 1km/h is slow enough for people rehabbing injuries or with low mobility, while the 16km/h speed is fast enough to challenge athletes.
Instant speed keys make speed adjustments effortless, while inclines of up to 12% will engage more muscle, burn more fat and increase workout intensity.
With four transport wheels, hydraulic lift and drop and a collapsible design, the 120 offers a cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels and folds away when not in use.
While the heartrate monitor is sporadic, the 120 is a well-built running machine that can help you get into shape in the comfort of your own home.