Modern Technology in Proform Hybrid Trainer Elliptical
The Proform Hybrid Trainer Elliptical has been designed with weight loss and cardio training in mind. This particular cross trainer will let you stand up for a full body elliptical workout or lean back to cycle. It comes with sixteen programs that offer both speed and calorie goals. For added motivation there is a bracket attached that will hold your tablet to make it easy to access the internet and iFit programming.
The sixteen workouts that are built into the Proform Hybrid Elliptical are half for calorie burn and the other half are designed for speed training. For a larger variety of workouts you can use iFit with the machine. An iFit subscription is $99 per year and allow for up to four profiles.
PROFORM HYBRID FEATURES
Proform Hybrid has a drive that weighs thirteen pounds and offers sixteen resistance levels. The resistance system uses a magnetic track. This typically means that operation is rather quiet. However, this trainer is not totally quiet and many people describe it as being a bit squeaky sounding.
The stride for the fitness machine is just fifteen inches, which is somewhat shorter than some of the other machines that are available. On the console you will find a sound system as well as a port that is compatible for iPods.
Proform Hybrid Trainer Elliptical has pedals that are oversized and textured, which adds a feeling of security. The LCD monitor of the fitness machine is 3 by 4 inches and fairly simple. It shows the time and distance as well as calories burned and speed.
If you are looking for a workout that is a bit more engaging you can simply attach your tablet to the machine and access the iFit’s unlimited workouts. You may also use a different fitness app or simply browse the web in order to find a workout that will meet your particular needs.
Similar to the Hybrid Trainer Pro, this basic trainer offers a size of 60.5 by 24.5 inches. There are transport wheels attached. The capacity of the Proform Hybrid Trainer Elliptical Bike is 350 pounds. However, because of the small stride and smaller drive, it works best for trainees who are on the smaller side.
The Proform Hybrid Elliptical has a five year warranty for the frame and a 90 day warranty on parts and labor.
PROFORM HYBRID TRAINER ELLIPTICAL: PROS & CONS
- Adjustable seat
- Is both an upright elliptical and a recumbent bike
- Silent magnetic resistance
- 16 workout applications
- 16 resistance levels
- Contact heart rate monitor on the handle bars
- iPod compatible
- Short stride at just fifteen inches
- Flywheel is light at just thirteen pounds
- Warranty is only for ninety days
- Heart rate monitor is not wireless
- No cooling fan
When it comes to pricing a hybrid trainer it can be difficult to find one that is within a budget. This Proform Hybrid Trainer Elliptical offers the entire modern tech that is found on more expensive models, but comes at a much lower cost. The Proform Hybrid is a large step up from the past model.
However, while this is a good hybrid trainer, there are a couple of issues with this model. The drive and the stride length. If you are over 5’3” tall, this particular trainer is going to be difficult for you to use.
Another shortcoming of Proform Hybrid Trainer Elliptical is the fact that the parts and labor warranty is only for ninety days. This short warranty is a bit worrisome since the drive for the machine is not of the highest quality.