4.5 / 5.0

ProForm is the #2 top selling brand for ICON Health & Fitness, the world’s leading equipment manufacturer with brands like Weslo, HealthRider, FreeMotion and Weider.

ProForm is second only to NordicTrack, another ICON brand that you’ve likely heard about. Though they are manufactured in the same place with mostly the same parts, they are not exact replicas of each other.ProForm Elliptical - Pro 9.9 - New for 2017

One common misconception is that ProForm only sells machines that are on the cheap end of the spectrum with matching quality, and they don’t have any high-end ellipticals. In fact, they have quite a few high-end models with exceptional quality. So keep that in mind while you are shopping for elliptical machines.

ProForm’s warranties are what used to steer consumers away from their machines. Many people found the warranty on most of their machines inferior to those of other brands. However, ProForm has improved the quality in their machines over the past few years which, at the same time, improved the warranties on those machines. You will typically find that most of their ellipticals have a lifetime frame warranty, with 3-5 years parts, and 1 year labor…better than most others in the price range.

One thing we noticed while conducting our ProForm elliptical reviews is that there are a ton of choices. Last we checked, they are currently offering 11 different ellipticals to choose from, which can make choosing one a bit difficult. Only Octane Fitness offers as many ellipticals, but that’s all they make so it’s understandable. ProForm also makes bikes, treadmills, hybrid trainers and rowers as well.

Check out the entire new lineup on sale up to 45% on the official company site

ProForm is always offering special sales and discounts throughout the year, especially around the holidays.

ProForm Ellipticals – The Current Lineup

Some people like a lot of choices; others prefer to select from just a few. But the good news is there is probably one that is right for you. There are currently 5 different series to choose from: Endurance, Pro, Smart Strider, Hybrid Trainer and the new HIIT Trainers. Within each series there are a few models choices.

The ProForm Endurance series consists of the 520E, the 720E and the newer SMART 920E. These are front drive machines with a smaller footprint than you’ll find on other machines.

The Pro series consists of 3 models: the new base Pro 9.9, introduced in 2017, the SMART Pro 12.9 and the SMART Pro 16.9 elliptical. These front drive ellipticals offer heavier flywheels, which give you more of a gym-level workout. The heavier the flywheel, the smoother and typically quieter the motion. The Pro series also offers touchscreens, iFit and other features.

Next you have the Smart Strider series, which consists of the 495 CSE, 695 CSE and 895 CSE (all new for 2017). Unlike the Endurance and Pro, these are rear-drive machines, which make it more like you are running or jogging. These models come with an 18″ stride, so they wouldn’t be a great choice for taller users.

You have the ProForm Hybrid series, with a Trainer model, a Trainer XT and a Trainer Pro. These are quite different, as they actually combine an elliptical machine with a recumbent bike, which is pretty cool and unique. You can use the elliptical and then easily transition to the bike, which is quite appealing to a lot of people. The only downside here is you’re not going to get all of the features you want since the price is quite low. The elliptical stride on all ProForm Hybrid trainers, even the Pro, is only 14″ which is about as low as it gets. It will be very choppy for taller users.

Lastly you have the new HIIT Trainers, which are becoming quite popular. These are hybrid elliptical/stepper machines designed to give you quick results in a shorter period of time. You have a base and a Pro model here as well.

All of the newer SMART ellipticals, i.e. the 920E, 12.9, 16.9 and 895 CSE, come with a free one-year iFit Coach subscription. With the others you will need to pay for a membership. iFit gives you access to unlimited personal trainer workouts, tracking and sharing capabilities, Google maps of any location worldwide that you choose, and a host of other motivational tools. Even if you do have to pay for it, it’s worth the monthly or yearly membership fee.

ProForm ellipticals are not a bad choice by any means. They are very well priced, no matter what model you choose. There are a lot of good features, especially on the more expensive ones, and the space saving design is ideal for most home users.

I’ve reviewed all of the models over the last few years as well as the new ones that come out. If you don’t see the exact model you are looking for, just contact me. You can still get a good idea of what to expect from the reviews below.

ProForm Elliptical Reviews

ProForm 520 E
ProForm 520 E
PRICE: $599
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm 720 E
ProForm 720 E
PRICE: $799
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm SMART 920 E
ProForm 920 E
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm Pro 9.9
ProForm Pro 9.9
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four Stars
Read My ProForm Pro 9.9 Review
ProForm SMART Pro 12.9
ProForm Pro 12.9
PRICE: $1,499
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm SMART Pro 16.9
ProForm Pro 16.9
PRICE: $1,699
RATING: Four Stars
Read My ProForm Pro 16.9 Review
ProForm HIIT Trainer
ProForm HIIT Trainer
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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ProForm HIIT Trainer Pro
ProForm HIIT Trainer Pro
PRICE: $1,599
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE
ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE
PRICE: $599
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm Smart Strider 695 CSE
ProForm Smart Strider 495 CSE
PRICE: $799
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm Smart Strider 895 CSE
ProForm Smart Strider 895 CSE
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four Stars
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ProForm Hybrid Trainer/Pro
ProForm Hybrid Trainer
PRICE: $399-$599
RATING: Four Stars
Read My ProForm Hybrid Trainer Review