Horizon Peak Trainer HT 5.0Horizon Peak Trainer HT 5.0

Web Price: $1,899 | Sale Price: $899

Horizon Fitness introduces a brand new type of elliptical machine competing head to head with Bowflex’s popular Max Trainer. With Sprint 8 and a super low price, this one is sure to be a winner.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.5 / 5.0

300 lbs
Stride Length:
12″ Vertical
46″ L x 28″ W x 66″ H

UPDATE: The Peak Trainer has been discontinued.Check out our Horizon elliptical reviews here for the latest models.

Overview: The Horizon Peak Trainer is the first hybrid elliptical introduced by the popular company, making its debut in the spring of 2019. It combines the motions of the traditional cross trainer with a step machine, and as such competes directly with the Bowflex Max Trainer and the ProForm HIIT Trainer.

From what we’ve seen thus far this one looks like it’s going to be a big seller for Horizon, especially given its very competitive price tag. Let’s take a closer look with an in-depth Peak Trainer review to see what this new cardio machine is all about…

Unique 20 Minute High Intensity Training

Just like with the Bowflex Max Trainer, the Peak Trainer promises minimum impact and maximum calorie burn in a short amount of time. To this end Horizon offers their patented Sprint 8 program, an effective 20 minute HIIT workout that has been shown to cut body fat by up 27%, while building muscle and lowering bad cholesterol.

This is the same workout that can be found on Horizon’s high end treadmills and traditional ellipticals, and it is a great way to get into shape without spending hours a day working out.

Great Affordable Price

Unlike the Bowflex Max Trainers and the ProForm HIIT Trainers, the new Horizon Peak Trainer is very competitively priced. As of this review it was on sale for only $899, which is $100 cheaper than the entry level Max Trainer M3 as well as the entry level ProForm HIIT Trainer.

You still get all of the great features of the more expensive Horizon models, including the Sprint 8 program that we mentioned above, high quality components and ergonomic design that puts you in the ideal position to train effectively.

Quiet, Smooth Motion

One of the unique features on the Horizon Peak Trainer is its wheel and track free suspension, which makes it much quieter and smoother than similar machines on the market. This also means there is less wear and tera on the machine, meaning it will last longer with less maintenance required, if any.

Additional Features

In addition to the great workout, low cost and smooth motion, the Horizon Peak Trainer gives you a full body workout with rotating arms, a small footprint so it can fit into any gym environment, 10 resistance levels to choose from, a workout fan, tablet rack, water bottle holder, four additional workout programs, speakers and a USB port. So it has plenty of extras typically not found on an elliptical trainer in this price range.

Horizon Peak Trainer HT 5.0 Test Drive

Hybrid machines are all the rage these days, with companies combining two or even three different trainers into one to create a unique workout that you just can’t get on one cardio machine alone.

The Horizon Peak Trainer is the latest addition to the market and it definitely has a lot going for it. We always liked the motion on traditional Horizon ellipticals, as the company really pays attention to the design of their fitness equipment. So even though these machines are not as expensive as some of their competitors, they still feel really comfortable and reduce impact on the joints significantly.

The Peak Trainer looks like the Bowflex Max Trainer, but getting on you can immediately feel a difference, especially when you start working out. The track free suspension just makes it feel much smoother, like you’re walking on air, as opposed to the competition where you can feel the friction. We find that this makes the workout that much more enjoyable, and you can last longer.

We love the Sprint 8 program, which we’ve tried many times on the Horizon elliptical and treadmills, as it is very challenging, yet rewarding. It’s a bit longer than the 14 minute Max Trainer workout, but we find that those extra minutes, combined with the way the program was designed, really make a difference. The first few times you try it you’ll see what I’m talking about.

The Horizon Peak Trainer is also very compact, so if space is an issue in your workout area this might be a better option for you than a treadmill or elliptical. It’s a few inches shorter than the Max Trainer, but a bit wider and taller. It has more built in workouts and resistance levels that the base Max Trainer M3, and has a more advanced display.

So as far as hybrid ellipticals go, the Horizon Peak Trainer definitely gives the Max Trainer and Proform’s HIIT machine a run for its money. And speaking of money, again it is more affordable than both of them so is definitely worth considering.

Horizon Peak Trainer Review – Conclusion

For those in the market for a compact cardio machine that won’t break the bank, the Horizon Peak Trainer HT 5.0 is a great option. It offers an effective way to get a full body workout without having to spend hours working out.

The Sprint 8 program is an awesome HIIT workout and there are four other programs included so you can change things up from one workout to the next. You get 10 levels of resistance to choose from and 12″ of incline so you can work your way up to the harder levels to challenge yourself once you get more comfortable on the machine.

We don’t know how long this low introductory price is going to last (at $899 it’s a real steal) so if the Peak Trainer is something that appeals to you we recommend buying it before the price jumps up, which tends to happen at some point after a new launch. Horizon always offers free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there’s no reason to hesitate.

Check it out today and let us know about your experiences. We love to get feedback here at Elliptical Review Guru.

Note: The Horizon Peak Trainer is no longer being sold. Read our current Horizon elliptical reviews here.