Custom Exercises on Technogym Elliptical and Technogym Cycle
Set every single detail of your workout of Technogym Cycle and Technogym Elliptical to maximize your performance and achieve superior results faster.

The Custom section is a very peculiar area of the Technogym Live App.

Within this section, you have the opportunity to customise every single aspect of your workout at 360°, starting from setting your own training parameters to follow a program oriented toward a specific goal.

In fact, the main characteristic of this area is that it includes all of the classical Task Domain programs present on the the sport field, like:

  • Goal Driven Programs;
  • Heart Rate Driven Programs;
  • Profiles / Pre-set Training Profiles.

All of these program are divided and classified under 3 important macro categories, each focused on the purpose you are trying to achieve:

  1. Lose Weight;
  2. Keep Fit;
  3. Boost Cardio.

Please note that some programs can refer to more than one single goal, so they may be found within multiple categories.

As it follows, you'll find a detailed explanation of the many training programs included within the Custom Section, starting from the Goal Driven Programs.

Goal Driven Programs 

(The Programs are present in Lose Weight and Keep Fit categories)

These programs are the most immediate because they can be started by just setting one parameter to keep under control. You can choose among the total duration of your workout (the timing); the calories to be burned or the distance to cover.

After selecting one of the 3 goal driven programs, all you need to do is to enter the value of the parameter you have chosen (you can do this by pressing the "+" and "-" keys or by swiping your finger along the slide bar), then select the blue vertical bar on the right to start the workout.

(Keep in mind that there is a maximum threshold for each of the parameters, which will be: 120 minutes for the time, 1000 kcal for the calories and 100 kms for the distance).

CPR HR Driven Program

(Program present in each category)

The CPR HR Driven Program is a training mode specially designed by Technogym in which the HR (heart rate) guides the level of effort and speed.
These parameters will be continuously reprocessed in an automatic way to ensure that your HR remains constant throughout the whole duration of your workout.


Before starting your training, however, it is necessary to manually insert some parameters, such as the general goal you want to achieve, the time you want to dedicate to the workout, and the HR you want to stay at (identified on a window between 50% and 100%).

The choice is personal, and it will mostly depend on your fitness level and goal.

In any case, your Technogym Cycle or your Technogym Elliptical will make sure that throughout the entire exercise, your HR remains perfectly in line with the level you selected which determines the type of training you will do.

We have included an example of the objective you are going to hit according to the frequency chosen:

  • Get moving - HR between 50% and 60% (98-118  beats/min)
  • Fat burning - HR between 60% and 70% (119-137 beats/min)
  • Improve stamina - HR between 70% and 80% (138- 156 beats/min )
  • Boost performance - HR between 80% and 90% (157-176 beats/min)
  • Maximize sprint - HR between 90% and 100% (177-196 beats/min)

Please note that in case your equipment is no longer able to detect your heartbeat anymore (due to sweat, temporary disconnection or device discharges), you will receive an immediate push notification and after 30 seconds the workout will switch to Free Mode.

Weight Loss

(Program present in the Lose Weight category)

Weight Loss is a program specifically designed to help you keeping fit, adapting every time to your current fitness level. 

To determine your starting fitness level, you will be provided a short 3 minute CPR processing stage, then you will be recommended the appropriate heart rate at which you will achieve maximum caloric expenditure, based on the duration and mode of your workout.

The more your fitness level increases, the more it will increase the difficulty or duration of the exercise, to ensure that you are constantly challenged in a proper way.

Training Zone

(Program present in each category)

Training Zone is the latest program designed by Technogym to stay within a specific HR zone.
You can choose from three different intensity levels:

  • Light: the exercise must be done at 65% of your maximum HR;
  • Moderate: requires you to perform at 65% + 10 beats per minute;
  • Hard: 65% + 20 beats per minute.

Again, the choice of intensity level is personal, and strictly depends on your fitness level and time at your disposal. Consistent exercise with this training format will allow you to improve your overall fitness and decrease the plateau effect.

Hills Intervals

(Program present in the Lose Weight category)

This type of exercise uses a form of variable speed that mimics the flow of a little wave.
With this profile your equipment increases the intensity through various automatic micro-corrections that allow you to burn more calories, without perceiving the increase in effort. 

Cross Intervals 

(Program present in the Lose Weight and Keep Fit categories)

The program uses speed to automatically create exercise variety proposing different types of intervals during your workout, helping you in burning more calories than the “flat resistance” exercises.
Also in this case during the training experience the intensity of your equipment will adjust automatically. 

Burn Out 

(Program present in the Boost Cardio category)

Burn out is the customised workout program in which your Technogym Cycle, within the specific block section, will automatically set its resistance level depending on the power of your pedaling, for an ever-changing workout which will help you improve your cardiovascular endurance. 

(This program is specifically designed to Technogym Cycle training experience)

Hi-Low Blocks

(Program present in the Lose Weight and Keep Fit categories)

Hi-Low Blocks is a program in which sprint and recovery phases are alternated through automatic variations of intensity peaks. 

Before starting the workout, you must indicate the difficulty level at which you want to train (you can do this via the "+" and "-" keys or directly by swiping along the slide bar).

Levels from 1 to 8 are considered appropriate for beginners, 9 to 18 are suitable for intermediates, and the difficulty between 19 and 25 is the best scenario for the most advanced users.

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