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ProForm Hybrid Trainer Elliptical and Recumbent Bike

ProForm Hybrid Trainer
proform hybrid trainer
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1414350 lbs15"5-year frame
90-day parts
90-day labor

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Offering two types of workouts in one machine, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer is undoubtedly among the most efficient pieces of fitness equipment on the market. With an exceptional maximum capacity of 350 pounds, this apparatus comes with everything you need to safely indulge in a workout that literally takes the weight of your body off the knees and joints. Ideal for obese or elderly people, this elliptical trainer can easily be converted in a recumbent bike and vice-versa. By this token, this machine can be considered as an absolute investment since you won’t have to purchase a second piece of fitness equipment.

proform hybrid trainer ellipticalQuite a few users have reported a significant weight loss after just a few weeks of using the Hybrid Trainer. Indeed, in elliptical mode, you can expect a deficit of around 1000 calories per hour on high intensity while the recumbent bike mode will help you lose up to 800 to 900 calories per hour. Best of all, the machine is packed with handy features designed to boost your comfort. These include, but are not limited to, a water bottle holder, EKG Heart Rate Monitor, ergonomically padded seat and the likes.

The trainer is priced between $300 and $400 and is considerably cheaper than other less-equipped machines on the market. This item is also very often found in gyms and training bases because of its efficiency and longevity.

About the Company

With over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, ProForm is among the most recognized brands on the market. With over one hundred of patents to its name, this company partners with the Boston Marathon and Tour de France to provide athletes with the best training equipment to compete. This company is also known for its exceptional after-sales service and quality of their products. Along with hybrid trainers, ProForm also produces a plethora of other equipment in the likes of treadmills, stationary upright bikes and rowing machines.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Maximum User Weight: 350 pounds
  • Adjustable Incline: No
  • Stride Length: 15 inches
  • Resistance Type: Magnetic
  • Resistance Levels: 14
  • Built-in Programs: 14
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Extra Features: Dual Technology Elliptical & Stationary bike
  • Dimensions: 63 x 26 x 76 inches
  • Weight: 149 pounds

The Hybrid Trainer is packed with features designed to maximize weight loss. Not only is it extremely easy to switch from the elliptical to the bike function, but the machine also comes with a plethora of programs designed to add some variety to your workout. Indeed, whether you choose to use it in elliptical or cycling mode, you will be able to make the most out of the 14 built-in applications. Users will also appreciate the monitor designed to deliver data such as calories burned, workout time, distance covered, number of strokes, heart rate and the likes. In fact, the EKG monitor can be used by more experienced athletes to track their progress and recovery time. This is also a handy tool for elderly people with cardiovascular issues.

proform hybrid trainer monitorAlong with the monitor, the machine also boasts of a unique Target Pacer that comes with an indicator light that functions in accordance with your individual weight loss goals. Therefore, the pacer lights up to indicate whether you should slow down or speed up in order to reach your fitness goals. Along with the 14 programs, athletes can also enjoy 14 levels of intensity that are entirely suited to interval trainings. By this token, you can switch from more vigorous to moderate elliptical or pedal strokes in no time at all. The elliptical trainer provides a stride length of 15”, which is entirely suited to both novice and more experienced athletes.

Ease of Use and Comfort

When it comes to comfort, an overwhelming number of users found the Hybrid Trainer to be exceptionally comfortable and easy to operate. In fact, the recumbent bike literally allows you to lie back and pedal your way to a more toned body. The seat is thickly padded and ergonomically designed to easily accommodate various body shapes. Because of the thick padding, users won’t have to worry about the dreaded saddle soreness after their workout.

As far as the elliptical portion of the machine is concerned, athletes will be able to benefit from oversized and textured foot platforms that guarantee a very stable grip, even during more vigorous workouts. The same goes for the elliptical arms and bike handlebars: these are padded and textured to prevent your hands from slipping even if they get sweaty.

In spite of its multiple features, the hybrid trainer can easily be used by both experienced and inexperienced athletes. In fact, an instructions manual is also included in the packaging to help you find your way around the machine. Although the machine is quite heavy, it is equipped with handy transport wheels that allow you to move it to any desired side of the house without too much hassle. The transport wheels also ensure that the machine is easy to store.

Assembly and Parts

Since the Hybrid Trainer comes partially assembled, users only have to join a few parts together, following the instructions provided in the included manual. Most customers claimed that they only needed about half an hour or less to put the whole thing together. All the tools, keys, knobs, wrenches, screws and bolts are also included, which largely simplifies the assembly process.

proform hybrid trainer recumbent bikeWith the boxed packaging, users will receive the following parts:

  • Partially assembled frame
  • Monitor
  • Pedals
  • Elliptical hands
  • Screwdrivers and other tools

Overall Quite Worth the Price

If you want to add some variety to your routine and workout sessions, this machine is entirely suited to you. Inexpensive albeit efficient, it also has the added advantage of being on the near-silent side and consequently provides a highly soothing atmosphere for you to train in. Users will also appreciate its solid build and stability: indeed, you can work out as vigorously as you want and the machine will remain firmly rooted on the spot. Its higher-than-average weight limit is perfect for obese users who want to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

Lastly, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Elliptical and Recumbent Bike is protected by a 90 days warranty on the parts, 5 years on the frame, 90 days on labor and 90 days on electronics.