ProForm Hybrid Trainer Review
Summary: The ProForm Hybrid trainer brings versatility to your workout routine, allowing you the benefits of two machines in one. You can choose between an elliptical program designed to tone your entire body and a recumbent bike dedicated to cardio.
The ProForm Hybrid trainer brings versatility to your workout routine, allowing you the benefits of two machines in one. You can choose between an elliptical program designed to tone your entire body and a recumbent bike dedicated to cardio. With no less than fourteen applications built into the system, you can get started on the exercise track best for you in no time at all, taking you from beginner stage to advance as you gradually grow stronger. On top of this, the heart monitor provided helps you to pinpoint the perfect zone for your workouts, offering a great amount of functionality for less cost.
The ProForm Hybrid Trainer comes with workout arms for the upper body, over-sized pedals to ensure that you don’t slip or struggle when exercising, and a comfortable recumbent seat. With fourteen workout applications included and fourteen resistance levels, you can choose the workout that fits you best. The machine has a 15” stride length an LCD window, RPM meter, target pacer, and inertia-enhanced flywheel. Its leveling feet are adjustable, and it comes with wheels so that it is easier for you to transport.
The ProForm Hybrid claims to deliver all the benefits of two machines, an elliptical, and an exercise bike, in one neat combination. It aims to provide comfort with a low impact workout and variety so that you can always choose the exercise most suited to you. The console is capable of adjusting whether you are standing or sitting, so that you can keep on monitoring your workout. The elliptical resistance arms on the machine are there to help you improve the muscle tone on your upper body, and can offer a great workout with emphasized cardio benefits.
With a target pacer and fourteen workout applications, you can be sure that the ProForm Hybrid will always offer you a customizable exercise experience. You choose the program that suits you through easy to navigate applications, and your target pacer can tell you via an indicator light when you need to slow down or speed up for your personal goals.
- Calorie Counter
- Two in One exercise capabilities
- Fourteen applications
- LCD screen for monitoring
- Customizable experience
- Easy to switch between modes
- Robust and sturdy
- Difficult to Assemble
- Very heavy
- Can be complicated to make use of the manufacturer’s warranty
- Stride is relatively short
What Customers Say
Although some customers have complained about how difficult it can be to put the machine together, the general consensus from people who own the ProForm Hybrid is that it is a great, solid piece of equipment. Just because it is heavy doesn’t make it any less useful, in fact the knowledge that it is so robust can help to put your mind at rest when you’re working out – as no-one wants their machine to fall apart mid exercise cycle.
Owners comment that switching between modes is extremely easy, as the pedals flip up and slide backwards and forwards with little trouble whatsoever. The different applications make the workout easy to customize and the monitor is capable of counting the calories you have lost throughout your workout. Customers believe that it is a solid piece of equipment that is worth the money it costs, and what’s more, it’s quiet enough that it won’t upset any animals that you might keep in the house.
Warranties and Maintenance
The ProForm Hybrid Trainer comes with a ninety days parts and labor warranty, however it may be useful to get someone with some technical know-how to help you set it up in the first place, as the main issue people tend to have with this machine regards its assembly.
In conclusion, I personally found that the Proform Hybrid Trainer provided a great workout for a reasonable price. The battery-operated display works fantastically and the machine itself is easy to adjust, making a comfortable workout for me, even at my six foot height. Furthermore, the machine will automatically turn itself off if you do not use it for a while, so you can rest assured that power is being conserved if you have forgotten to hit the off switch yourself, which is something that I struggle with pretty regularly.