ProForm 9.0 NE Elliptical
Review




The ProForm 9.0 NE elliptical is a mid range, forward drive, machine that has many exciting features including a power adjustable stride, adjustable pedals, and a workout fan.

A key feature is the ability to adjust the incline and thus change the shape of the user's stride. This allows the user to concentrate on developing one or more specific muscle groups.

Other features include 28 workout programs, 22 digital resistance levels, Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking, "CardioGrip" heart rate monitor, back-lit display, tablet computer holder, and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

This elliptical trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT module already built in. This facility allows you to customize your workout, track your progress and receive workout downloads. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and subscription to iFIT.com.

The machine is covered by a warranty which offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years on all parts and 1 year labor.

Here's a list of the main features:



... workout programs

The model has 28 built-in workout programs. Each workout automatically controls the resistance of the pedals and the incline of the ramp and prompts you to vary your pedaling speed as it guides you through an effective workout.

You can also set a customized workout goal with the set-a-goal
workout. Each workout has been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.





... upper body arms

The upper body arms allow the user to burn more calories and tone the muscle groups in the arms and trunk. The workout arms fall naturally to hand and remain comfortable throughout the  workout.



... back lit display

The operating console on this elliptical has a control panel incorporating a 5" back-lit display. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to keep an eye on all relevant workout data. The display provides information on the following workout parameters:

CALS, DISTANCE, INCLINE, PULSE, RESISTANCE, RPM, STRIDE, TIME. 






... magnetic braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.



... power adjustable stride

An innovative feature of this elliptical trainer is the power adjustable stride. This feature  allows the stride length to be altered to provide a better fit for the person using the trainer at the time.

A set of buttons on the control console allow the stride length to be reduced or extended up to a maximum of 20". This is particularly useful in a setting where multiple users are going to use the trainer, as the stride length can be quickly adjusted to suite individual requirements.





... adjustable incline

Another innovative feature of this trainer is the adjustable incline ramp. The elevation can be adjusted between the values of 0 to 20%.

Depending upon the amount of elevation selected there is a corresponding change in the motion of the elliptical which enables different muscle groups to be engaged.




... digital resistance levels

This model makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the elliptical's motion.

There are a total of 22 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.





... workout cooling fan

A strenuous workout can leave you leave you feeling hot and sticky, but this trainer provides the perfect solution with an integrated workout cooling fan. The console mounted "CoolAire" workout fan has two speeds and is operated from a button on the control panel.



... adjustable pedals


This elliptical is equipped with textured, adjustable pedals. These ergonomically designed pedals have a ribbed surface to make them comfortable during use.

The user is able to adjust the heel-to-toe angle of their foot position  in order to provide  greater stability and traction during the workout.





... tablet computer holder

This elliptical includes a tablet computer holder which is attached to  the control console and has been  designed for use with most full-size tablets. The holder keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.




... iFIT enabled

This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT module already built in. This in essence is a wireless connection between the Internet and the elliptical which adds extra functionality.

The iFIT feature enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and a subscription to iFIT.com which is sold separately.








... iPOD connection

Associated with the audio system on this model is an iPOD compatible music port. The user can simply plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the Interplay Music Port situated on the control panel.

The user is able to enjoy listening to their favorite music or an audio book title during their work out session.




... heart rate monitor

The trainer is also equipped with a "CardioGrip" heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.






… warranty details

The ProForm 9.0 NE elliptical trainer is protected by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years parts and 1 year labor.



Features:

  • 28 Workout Programs
  • 22 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Power Adjustable Stride
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Back-Lit Display
  • iFIT Enabled
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Multi-Position Upper Body Grips
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Tablet Computer Holder
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Solid Steel Construction
  • Adjustable Leveling Feet
  • Transport Wheels




Specifications:

  • Footprint: 65" x 25" x 79.5"
  • Stride Length: up to 20"
  • Flywheel: 28 lbs
  • Max User Weight: 325 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (3 yrs)

                         Labor: (1 yr)



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A really smooth elliptical and pretty quiet.

Really great with the ifit experience on an 8" tablet.

Takes a minute to connect to wifi, but overall i am very happy with this product.