ProForm 9.0 NE review

The 9.0 NE cross trainer is perfect for those of you looking for something that falls in the medium budget level that still offers you plenty of challenging workout functionality and technology.

Made by a reputable brand, this elliptical comes with a adjustable stride length, incline, and plenty of tension options to choose from that can be changed digitally from the console. For home use, this machine could be great.

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Positives

  • Those of you who are taller will appreciate the power adjustable stride length that can be switched up to a maximum of twenty inches. Which is great for those people with longer legs as it will help you stretch out that little bit extra in comparison to the shorter striders like the Exerpeutic 5000.
  • The console area has several great features included within the design ranging from iPod compatibility, a tablet holder, and even a slot to hold your water bottle.
  • A 28 pounds Inertia  enhanced flywheel will bring smoothness, and stability to your workouts with each stride feeling fluid and natural.
  • Users get several choices in how they exercise. Or rather, you choose how difficult your workout is with a selection of incline, exercise programs, and resistance. In total, you have the option to work through 28 workout applications, and 22 digital tension levels.
  • Looking at the frame and the design itself, it appears to have stabilizers at either end and a solid commercial grade steel framework for stability which is always something to keep an eye out for. The slightly above average weight capacity recommendation of 325 pounds is great.
  • The peddles have a natural motion, are over sized and padded to ensure users joints are hit with minimal impact when working out.
  • Covered by a good warranty policy which includes one year on labor, lifetime on the frame, and three years on the parts.
  • The console is equipped with all the modern needs of someone looking to lose weight or tone up. Keep track of statistics like distance, speed, time, and pulse all by using the LCD screen at the front.

Negatives

  • Those of you not looking to spend much money on exercise equipment may want to look elsewhere. This elliptical exercise machine is better suited to those not working with a small budget.
  • At this price, there is always room for improvement, we believe there could be extra resistance levels to work with.

Summary

The ProForm 9.0 NE is a decent cross trainer that may be overlooked in favor of some of the most popular machines on the market. However, there is plenty of good to be found including the variety of ways you can train using it by making use of the range of exercise apps, incline, and resistance levels. Overall, a good mid range option that will work well for use at home.