ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Review

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Elliptical machines and Step machines are two of the most popular pieces of equipment in the gym, and it’s easy to see why.

They help you to burn calories at an increased rate and their low-impact nature makes them perfect for anyone suffering from injuries or joint problems.

However, they can be very bulky, making them difficult to buy for use at home unless you’re blessed with a tonne of space and most people agonize over which machine is best to get results.

Fear not, If you’ve always liked the idea of having an elliptical machine or stepper in your own home, but you’ve struggled with which one to buy or where you’d even put it ProForm might have you covered.

They have produced a smaller version of an elliptical machine that actually combines the full-body workout of an elliptical with the ease and comfort of the stepper and in this article, we are going to take a closer look at this unique machine to see if it has what it takes to join you in your home.

What is The ProForm HIIT Trainer

The ProForm HIIT Trainer is a unique piece of equipment that combines the best parts of the elliptical machine and the step machine into one powerful piece of kit.

Armed with increased calorie-burning potential, while taking up less space than a traditional elliptical machine, the ProForm HIIT Trainer promises to give you a fantastic exercise experience from the comfort of your own home.

Here we take a closer look at the features to see if it really is all it promises to be.

  • iFit personal training software – The first thing you should know is when you purchase the ProForm HIIT Trainer you will also get a 30 day free trial of the famed iFit personal training software. Although it doesn’t integrate fully with the ProForm machine it does give you the option to download iFit on your tablet or mobile and use it for a wide range of exercise options. 
  • Unique exercise combination – Combining the strengths or an elliptical machine and a stepper, the ProForm HIIT Trainer includes multi-function handles bars to give you a full-body, low impact, calorie-burning workout. Bringing such powerful machines into one handy piece of equipment, you can ensure you get the best of both worlds without putting extra stress on your body or wasting your time with ineffective pieces of kit.
  • Intense workouts – The HIIT Trainer features 24 levels of digital resistance that is more than enough to test all users, from the regular gym bunny that likes to challenge themselves to the exercise novice that is working out for the first time. It ensures you always have a strong level of resistance, even as your fitness improves.
  • Focus on comfort – With the bonus of SMR (silent magnetic resistance) and an inertia-enhanced flywheel you can enjoy a smooth, quiet and comfortable session, no matter how hard you push and without disturbing anyone else in the room. The HIIT Trainer also comes with oversized, cushioned pedals for extra support.
  • 10” vertical climbing path – The ProForm HIIT Trainer makes use of a 10” vertical climbing path to maximize your movement and increase your calorie-burning potential, for a more intense exercise experience as you get fitter, faster. 
  • 7” Backlit display – You can keep track of your workout stats as you receive real-time information on your calories burned, distance covered and time elapsed. There is also an integrated tablet holder directly above the screen, perfect if you want to watch something as you exercise without having to find someone to balance your device. 
  • Smaller and powerful – By combining two machines into one the ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer gives you more bang for your buck than a traditional exercise machine whilst also taking up ½ the amount of space of a traditional elliptical machine, giving you more options for where to store the ProForm trainer.
  • EKG pulse sensors – You can enjoy a more effective way of training and monitor your heart rate by using the EKG grip pulse sensors for a quick read of your heart rate.
  • Dual 2” speakers – It’s easy to plug your device into the HIIT trainer and give yourself some added motivation for your exercise sessions as you surround yourself with music or the sound of your trainer's voice by connecting your devices to the dual 2” speakers.

What We Liked

We love a piece of kit that can truly help you to get in shape, therefore it goes without saying that the 10” vertical climbing path, and the 24 levels of digital resistance were our favorite features on the ProForm HIIT Trainer.
Both combine to give you great calorie-burning potential and a fantastic level of challenge and it’s certainly something which we appreciated and loved to see on this machine.

What We Didn’t Like

We would love to see a digital, interactive touch screen to replace the backlit display. To go with it we would also love to see the HIIT Trainer be enabled with iFit connectivity, instead of having to rely on other devices when you want to follow a session.

It’s not a major hardship to use an additional screen, but it’s an area we would like to see improved.

Final Thoughts

The ProForm HIIT Trainer does exactly what you need it to and you can certainly improve your fitness, burn calories, and get in better shape, without having to put extra stress on your joints.

The compact design allows you to find space for the HIIT Trainer in most rooms in your house and the unique design means that you’ll always get a good workout whenever you use it.

Therefore our verdict is simple, if you’re looking for a way to burn calories, get fitter, and improve your aerobic conditioning then the ProForm HIIT Trainer could be a great option for you.

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