Proform Fitness Elliptical Machines Reviewed
Proform Fitness have been making and selling quality home exercise equipment since the 1980's. They are now part of the Utah Based Icon Health and Fitness - giving them the backing of a huge manufacturing operation. As well as our favorite elliptical trainers, they also make treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes and fitness accessories.
Proform Ellipticals are made to a high standard and are usually among the best seller lists online - they continue to innovate and are definitely right up the with the best known elliptical brands. Good news if you are buying their machines!
Right now they have three main ranges:
Their front drive series has greatly improved with the last few models - especially the Proform Endurance 520 E and 720 E. Add to the improved drive the fact that they have all the extras including iFit - which is actually a very good training app - and you can see why these Proform machines are so popular.
One of the few companies allowed to use the patented rear drive systems - rear drive machines have long been recognized as giving a smoother ride and better balanced exercise. I really recommend that you try a good quality rear drive with a similar quality front drive machine to experience the difference for yourself - that's the only way you'll get what I'm talking about!
The 14.0 RE stands out in this range followed by the decent Proform Smart Strider 935.
I'm not really a big fan of Hybrid machines but the Proform Hybrid Trainer is so popular it must get a mention. There are loads of variations on the hybrid model coming out now but this model was the first and arguably most successful machine.
It is basically a 2 in 1 machine - both a recumbent exercise bike (sitting down) and an elliptical trainer (used in the upright position). I'm old school - I prefer one or the other, but I do see why this one is popular and it really is a good workout. It is incredible value and is well worth a look when money is tight.
My Top Picks from Proform Fitness
All in all Precor have a deserved reputation for quality in the home fitness market. Their experience and the development they have pioneered over the last number of years is evident in the quality and features of their elliptical trainers - a good buy with a range of prices to suit most budgets.
The Best Proform Elliptical Trainers are listed below :
As always keep an eye on things - new models come out, older ones get reduced in price and we will try to keep you up to date!
Head back to our main reviews and elliptical guide here.