The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is a low-priced home fitness machine that works as an elliptical trainer and a recumbent bike.
Upgraded for 2016, it has ProForm’s latest iFit technology yet sells for just $599 online.
Is it a smart choice for your home workouts?
Decide with info from the honest product review below.
|Model||ProForm Hybrid Trainer|
|Resistance Type||Silent Magnetic|
|Stride Length||17 inches|
|Pedals||Oversized & Cushioned|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Handlebar Sensors|
|Display||Large LCD Window|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||60.5” x 24.5” x 70.5”|
Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days
Rating: 80.3/100. ProForm’s unique Hybrid Trainers do double duty. They function as elliptical trainers and recumbent exercise bikes. The Hybrid Trainer Pro is the top model of three but sells for just $599. Its most appealing features are its two-in-one versatility and the iFit-enabled console.
The Hybrid Trainer Pro is only a good value for shoppers seeking low-intensity exercise. This machine is most comfortably used by smaller trainees and less intense workouts because it has a short stride (17”) and a 15-pound flywheel. On ellipticals and bikes for more serious training you’ll see flywheels of 25 to 48 pounds.
A red flag for this elliptical hybrid is its 90-day warranty on parts and labor.
- Double duty (Recumbent bike and upright elliptical)
- SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance
- 20 resistance levels
- Adjustable seat
- 20 workout apps
- Integrated tablet holder above console
- Water bottle holder
- Transport wheels
- Extremely short warranty
- No cooling fan
- Consumers have complained about quality control and customer service
- Flywheel is very light
- Does not work with a wireless pulse transmitter
The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is a good idea in general, but it’s designed only for lower-intensity workouts and smaller trainees. It can help people burn calories and keep toned with guidance from preset workouts and iFit. A removable bracket makes it convenient to add your own tablet computer to run iFit or your other files.
Twenty workouts are built into the Hybrid Trainer Pro console. These were designed by a certified personal trainer to help maximize your training time.
For unlimited workout options, using your own tablet computer you can access iFit’s immersive Google Maps™ workouts with Street View. (Your tablet can be set in a bracket at the top of the elliptical’s console.) Here you can also watch iFit video workouts, download a new and personalized elliptical workout every day, take part in online races and get other fitness support.
iFit subscriptions cost $99/year and allow four member profiles.
Hybrid Trainer Pro Features
This trainer features a 17” stride to suit smaller trainees best. It has oversized pedals that are cushioned well for comfort. There are 20 levels of resistance.
The preset workouts and data are shown on a basic 3” x 4” LCD monitor. For an enriched, immersive workout (or just to watch your favorite programs) you can attach your tablet computer.
The console also has a port and sound system for an MP3 player.
The Hybrid Trainer Pro has a 60.5″ x 24.5″ footprint. Transport wheels are attached.
The machine has a 350-pound capacity but feels smoothest for people who don’t carry much weight.
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 90 days
– Labor: 90 days
ProForm sells the Hybrid Trainer Pro with a 30-day money back guarantee.
The 2016 version of the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro might look like a bargain at $599, but it isn’t meant for the long haul. It’s built with lower quality components and isn’t backed by good consumer protections. It could be worth a gamble — but by spending a bit more you’ll more likely get your money’s worth in terms of effective and hassle-free workouts.