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ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 Review


ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0

The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 elliptical falls under the budget price range category and is suitable for beginners or slow intensity users.

The ErgoStrider 3.0 offers a 14 inch stride length and accommodates users up to 250 pounds.

Ten digital resistance levels allow users to increase calorie burn and intensity levels.

The upper body workout arms provide a full body workout while adding muscle tone to flabby arms.

Learn more by reading our full ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 elliptical review below…


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Model ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0

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Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

10 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Eddy Current Braking
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

14 inches

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.


Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.


The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.


Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Dual-Grip EKG™

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Backlit Blue
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

250 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

52" x 23" x 61"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.


Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: 5 Years
Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days

Rating: 53.1%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 53.1/100. Compact trainer has the basics to get started and familiar with ellipticals. The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 does nothing exceptional, but the extremely short stride length does fill a niche for short, smaller users who do not need a 20 inch stride length to begin with.

– Dual-Grip Heart Rate monitoring for new challenge
– CoolAire workout fan provided for added comfort
– Elliptical also incorporates upper body into exercise
– Target Pacer keeps you focused
– Compact, easy to move with transport wheels
– Accessory tray includes water bottle holder

– Only 90 day guarantee on parts and labor
– Not a lot of extras, trainer is mainly intended for exercise
– Stride length simply not satisfactory for medium to large size users


The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 is a bare essential, entry-level elliptical.

The trainer has just enough workout programs and features to keep your exercise routine interesting for awhile.

The warranty package, however, is not too impressive so consumers shouldn’t look at the ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 as a long-term option.

Workout Programs

The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 features six pre-defined workout programs, a fair value for the price paid.

Sticking with the ProForm tradition, all of the programs are designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and will help you reach results faster.

The workouts take the guesswork out of your routine by automatically adjusting resistance levels, therefore allowing you to simply focus exercises including weight-loss, endurance, aerobic and performance.

The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 is not compatible with iFit Live or iFit workout cards, which is not all that surprising considering the price paid.

Elliptical Features

The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 elliptical features a CoolAire workout fan built into the console. Users can easily adjust cooling settings just like you would the air conditioning in your car.

The convenient water bottle holder is strategically placed on the ErgoStrider 3.0 for easy access.

If you’re short on extra space, the ErgoStrider 3.0 is compact and easy to move with handy transport wheels.

Track your workout specs on the blue tinted display including speed, time, distance and resistance.

Stay on target with your fitness goals by taking advantage of the Target Pacer indicator light. And monitor your heart rate through the built-in handlebar sensors.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: 5 Years
– Parts: 90 Days
– Labor: 90 Days

ProForm offers a 30-day trial period on all products. If you are not satisfied for any reason call 1-866-896-9777.


Advertised as “compact and sophisticated”, the ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 takes up little space and is easy to move from room to room. The ErgoStrider 3.0 appeals to beginners and low impact users on a budget — the advantage of not paying hefty gym fees and being able to workout from the comfort of your own home.

Still undecided? Compare the ErgoStrider 3.0 to other ellipticals produced by ProForm.