Teeter Freestep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical Review

Teeter Freestep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical Review

If you want exceptional comfort yet want to enjoy an effective total body workout regimen, then this Teeter Freestep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical is just the right exercise machine for you.

This trainer is an excellent combination of a recumbent cross trainer with an elliptical bike to provide you the best of both these exercise tools. It is loaded with excellent features at a super reasonable price tag that is undoubtedly going to make you beam with excitement.

Below, we have discussed in detail about the most prominent features of this bike so that you know everything about this extraordinary tool and make your purchase decision accordingly.

Overview of Teeter Freestep LT1

Top Features

Strong, a durable frame, 2 pairs of handlebars, Friction-free magnetic resistance, a large LCD screen, and an adjustable seat with backrest.


Doesn’t require heavy, frequent maintenance, effortless assembly, adjustable mobile handlebars, extremely quiet operation, a wide range of tension levels, and zero-impact exercise.


Doesn’t have a heart rate monitoring system

Things to Know

This cross trainer is battery operated, which means that you don’t need to place it in front of any electrical plug point.
As the internal parts of this elliptical machine come in assembled form, it is super easy and effortless to assemble the elliptical without any professional help.

Feature Details of Teeter Freestep LT1

Commercial Grade Frame Construction

Before buying your elliptical, you must examine the frame carefully as it is the only factor that holds your elliptical exercise machine together.

A good frame is bound to provide you a good workout, and knowing this fact very well, Teeter incorporated a commercial-grade frame to this stationary tool to not only ensure durability but also to provide immense support and stability to the users.

Constructed with premium quality, heavy-duty steel material, this frame is solid and sturdy and doesn’t break off due to heavy, continuous workouts. To extend durability, Teeter also used rust-free paint to coat this frame so that it remains as like as a new one even after years of use.

Moreover, because of high-quality, full steel construction, this frame is quite heavyweight and hence, extremely stable. At about 110 lbs. of body weight, it remains still on the floor and doesn’t wobble or lose balance to cause any accidents or injuries while you are training on it

Extended Weight Capacity

Aside from stability and durability, this commercial-grade frame also provides an extended weight capacity to accommodate a wide range of riders effortlessly.

This amazing 2-in-1 cross trainer offers an extended weight capacity of 300 lbs. so that riders of various body types can fit in it perfectly and train for a healthier and fitter physique. Moreover, as it can accommodate heavyweight and obese people comfortably, this elliptical exercise machine is also considered as one of the best trainers available in the market for heavyweight people.

Two Pairs of Handlebars

Have you ever thought of an elliptical with 2 sets of handlebars? No, right?

To make this recumbent bike + elliptical trainer the best combination of both, Teeter incorporated 2 sets of integrated handlebars to this home elliptical machine so that the users can choose the right pair of handles according to their exercising needs and convenience.

These pairs of handles are placed in 2 different parts of the tool and have different mobility options to make sure that they serve different purposes.

While 2 of these handlebars are placed at the front of the bike, the other 2 are integrated at the back and beneath the seat post to provide you the option to use either for a versatile workout session.

Teeter LT1 handlebars

Also, keep in mind that the front handles are movable, and the back ones are fixed to the place to rest your arm when you are working on the lower portion of your body.

The flexible pair of handles has curved grips and double adjustability to ensure the maximum comfort of the users. They can be adjusted to any length in contrast with your height for a custom fit and can also be locked inward or outward position for diversified workout focusing on different muscle groups.

Total Body Workout

The 2 pairs of integrated handlebars also help you to achieve a full-body workout at the cost of one. While you enjoy a lot of cardio exercises as well as lower body workout on a recumbent bike + elliptical trainer, it’s not enough to tone your full body and shed a maximum amount of calories.

And to keep you super healthy and fit, Teeter incorporated 2 sets of handlebars in this trainer so that you can work your full-body effectively to not only tone and strengthen your muscles but also to burn a lot of calories and become fit and active.

Teeter LT1 workout

The flexible front pair of handles were placed to provide riders with an effective upper-body workout in conjunction with the lower body one.
When you use the trainer with your hands on these handles, it uses "Dual Power Motion" and works on a combination of major muscle groups simultaneously and provides an effective exercise session.

From the calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, biceps, triceps, and chest and back muscles, this elliptical machine strengthens all your muscles and burns an extensive amount of calories for a super fit body.

On the other hand, if you want to enjoy just lower body workout, just place the arms at the back handles and work on just the legs.

Wide range of Magnetic Resistance

With this amazing trainer, Teeter never stops to impress its riders. It installed a wider range of different magnetic resistance levels in this elliptical bike to make sure that it is suitable for every type of riders out there. From beginners to experts and people with limited mobility will find this trainer an excellent option because of its various tension levels.

Another great aspect of this resistance system is that it is controlled manually, which means that you can adjust the tension according to your needs and fitness level by just twisting the control knob situated on the right side of the seat.

Teeter LT1 resistance

A manually controlled tension system consists of a magnetic brake that moves closer or farther from the flywheel once you turn the control knob to increasing or decreasing the overall intensity to provide you a fruitful training session.

This magnetic resistance system is also committed to providing its riders with a whisper-quiet, nearly silent workout experience so that they can train comfortably without any extra noise.

Fully Adjustable, Zero Impact Seat Post

Keeping in mind about the comfort and convenience of all types of riders out there, Teeter incorporated a fully adjustable seat post to this cross trainer to make sure that it ensures a perfect fit and provides phenomenal comfort while your work out.

It does not matter if you are 4'11" or 6'6" tall, with the integrated spring-loaded adjustment knob you can always adjust the seat height according to your height and ride this equipment without any difficulties to shed some fat and become fitter.

Teeter LT1 seatpost

Moreover, this seat is also equipped with 3 recline settings, which help you position your body straight and keep the posture right. These reclined seat positions reduce body fatigue and eliminate joint stress while still providing an intense fat-burning cardio workout.

Lastly, this seat post is adequately cushioned with an equally padded backrest to not only provide excellent comfort during a workout but also to make sure that your back and buttock doesn’t hurt due to long hours of exercise.

Smart LCD Screen

Teeter knows the importance of tracking workout data, and that’s why it installed a digital LCD screen in this elliptical trainer. So that you can monitor several of your training data easily and understand how far along you are to achieve your ultimate fitness goals.

Teeter LT1 LCD

From monitoring your time, distance, speed, and calorie-burn, this screen shows you everything you need to know about each of your training sessions and find out how effective it was. 

Patented Stride Technology

Teeter LT1 PST

To ensure a safe, injury-free workout experience, this recumbent bike + elliptical trainer comes with a unique Patented Stride Technology that follows a smooth linear path to eliminate any stress on your knees, hips, and back while working the legs and glutes for maximum comfort and calorie burn.

PROS & CONS of Teeter LT1

What We Like

  • Commercial grade build quality to ensure durability and stability.
  • Ergonomically designed handles provide a strong yet comfortable grip.
  • Provides whisper-quiet resistance for a nearly noiseless training session
  • Includes foot stabilizers & floor mat to hold the bike securely in place
  • Burn more calorie with total body workout
  • 3 recline settings to adjust seat in comfortable zone

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn’t fold into a compact size for easy, effortless storage.

Teeter Freestep LT1 Specs


Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical

Console Display

Digital Display


Variable Magnetic Resistance

Seat Type

Well-Cushioned, Adjustable

Built-in Programs



Magnetic Resistance Flywheel

Weight Capacity

300 lbs


54 x 38 x 52.5 inches

Teeter Freestep Assembly

Frequently Asked Question and Answers

Question: Who is this trainer best suited for?

Answer: As this Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical provide a zero-impact workout regimen, it’s best for a home gym rather than a commercial one. And also, because of such zero-impact training and a comfortable seat post, this trainer is suitable for every type of rider who is willing to exercise and get fit.

Even if you are someone with back pain, hip pain, knee pain,and limited mobility, this elliptical machine will still prove to be an excellent option for you.

Question: Are seated elliptical a good workout?

Answer: In a word, yes, it is.

A seated elliptical tool makes it super easy for people to train who have severe difficulties working out in a standing position. Also, as you are comfortable with this tool, you can actually train for longer hours compared to that of any other tool making a seated elliptical an excellent option for effective exercises

Question: How many calories can you burn on a seated elliptical?

Answer: According to the Harvard Medical School, if you use a seated elliptical for 30 minutes, it would help you to burn approximately 2.16 calories for every pound of your total body weight. This means that if you are 160 lbs. Person, on this tool, you would lose about 345 calories every 30 minutes of training.

Buying Advice

Even though you know everything you need to know about this amazing Teeter LT1 cross trainer, you still might be wondering if there is anything left to find out. If that’s what you are thinking, then you are right.

Before making your final decision about buying this trainer, keep in mind that it doesn’t come with any smart entertainment features.

If you are someone who likes to listen to music while working out or enjoys real-time workout with various fitness apps, then this might not be the perfect elliptical machine for you.

Wrapping Up

This Teeter LT1 FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical is the best equipment for all body workouts in a very reasonable price tag. Also, as it is suitable for every type of body and every height, this tool is an incredible option for your whole family.

Don’t waste time to splurge on this trainer so that not only you but your family can also exercise hard for a fitter tomorrow.

Teeter Freestep LT1

Teeter Freestep LT1


Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical

Console display

Digital Display


Variable Magnetic Resistance

Seat type

Well-Cushioned, Adjustable


Magnetic Flywheel

Weight Capacity

300 lbs


54 x 38 x 52.5 inches

About the Author Zachary Anderson

Hi, I am Zach who is behind Bikefeatures.com I am a fitness geek. I love to ride bicycle regularly to be fit everyday. In winter when riding is impossible in cold then I love to workout at home using indoor exercise equipment. I also love to write in blog to share my knowledge in cycling & workout segment. I hope my articles will help you to be fit in any weather.Thanks!

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