ProForm Hybrid TrainerProForm Hybrid Trainer

Web Price: $799/$999 | Sale Price: $349/$599

Can’t decide between purchasing an elliptical machine or an exercise bike? Well now you don’t have to! The ProForm Hybrid Trainer combines the benefits of an elliptical with a recumbent exercise bike at one low price.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.0 / 5.0

350 lbs
Stride Length:
70″ x 25″ x 61″

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Overview: The ProForm Hybrid Trainer is one of the most affordable cardio machines that the company offers, giving you an elliptical machine and a recumbent exercise bike together in one unit. For those who like the idea of being able to sit or stand to train without having to buy two separate machines, this one might just be what you are looking for.

Let’s take a look at some of the best features you’ll find on these unique trainers…

Dual Cardio Benefits

Needless to say, you can reap the cardio benefits that both the elliptical and exercise bike, offer, which is to say an effective, low impact workout that can burn calories, build endurance and tone muscles. Sitting and standing while you train works different muscle groups of the upper and lower body, giving you a more complete workout.

iFit Coach Technology

Despite the low price tag, you still get ProForm’s patented iFit Coach programming built into the machine, which means you can tap into additional personal trainer designed workouts, get nutrition recommendations, work out worldwide with Google map integration and track and share your results with family and friends. All you need to do is use your tablet via BLuetooth and all of this is available to you.

Watts Power Meter

The built in Power Meter shows you just how hard you are working out, so you know when you should step it up a little bit and when you should slow down. It’s a good way to train in a smart and effective way.

Let’s get into the nutty gritty…where we hop on the machine and see what’s what!

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Test Drive

According to our latest Proform Hybrid Trainer review, this half elliptical/half recumbent bike is a very good choice, especially at the price. There are currently two models to choose from: the base Hybrid Trainer at under $400 on sale, as well and an upgraded Hybrid Pro Trainer for under $600 on sale. You really can’t go wrong at those prices for two different workout machines in one.

Note that there was a third model, the XT, but as of our latest review that one seems to be discontinued.

We tried out the Pro version, which is a bit of a step up from the base model. It’s a little more durable than the other machine, with a more comfortable 17″ stride as opposed to 15″. You also get more workouts and resistance levels, and the warranty is stronger.

We like that the Hybrid Trainer has an impressive 350 lb. weight capacity on all models, so it holds up pretty well. The pedals are nicely sized and comfortable. They can also be adjusted to fit your needs. Same for the seat. It is quite comfortable and can be adjusted as well.

You get 20 built in workout programs on the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro, 4 more than on the base model. But you can tap into an endless library of additional workouts through the iFit programming. This does require a small membership fee, but with all of the features and capabilities it has, we believe it is well worth it.

There’s a tablet holder for you, and with the Bluetooth capability you can pull up iFit on your iPad, Galaxy or whatever tablet you have. From there you have access to everything, including the Google maps, food recommendations and special workouts we mention above.

You have plenty of resistance levels to make your workouts more challenging. You can also plug in your music player to pump your tunes. The Intermix 2.0 sound system and high def speakers is a nice improvement. Other nice features include grip heart rate monitoring, water bottle holder and transport wheels.

The Hybrid Trainers are becoming quite popular, and as such there are a lot of customer reviews out there. We like to take a look at Amazon first as they sell more ellipticals than any other entity. They carry several ProForm ellipticals. There are currently over 800 reviews for the entry level Hybrid Trainer, and the overall rating is 3 1/2 stars out of 5 which is really good for such a low cost machine.

As with any elliptical, there are those users who did encounter some issues. Although most of the ProForm Hybrid Trainer reviews were positive, there were some negative ones as well. Sifting through the comments, most of the negatives focused on trouble putting the machine together, some broken parts requiring replacement, a few customer service issues and the fact that the machine made a lot of noise and the heart rate monitor wasn’t 100% accurate.

But given the price tag the fact that 75% of users were more than happy with their purchase speaks volumes. Overall those who purchased the ProForm Hybrid Trainer were satisfied with their elliptical.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Review – Conclusion

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer series is definitely one of a kind in the elliptical trainer market. It combines the benefits of an elliptical trainer with those of the recumbent exercise bike.

The pedals adjust to accommodate an elliptical or bike position so you can get the total-body workout from the elliptical trainer. Then when you want to take your workout back a notch you can sit down on the comfortable recumbent seat to continue your cardio workout with the exercise bike.

If you are on the lookout for an elliptical alone, this may not be the best option for you as it has a relatively short stride. However, if you are deciding between an elliptical trainer and an exercise bike, this is a great piece of equipment when you receive both for under $600.

We would definitely recommend the Pro version, as it gives you a longer stride, more resistance levels, more workouts and a more impressive lifetime frame warranty. But if your main concern is budget, the base ProForm Hybrid Trainer is a great entry level choices as well.

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