ProForm 12.0 NE Elliptical Review

The ProForm 12.0 NE elliptical is a high end, front drive machine with a power adjustable stride and a web-enabled, touch screen control console.

The ProForm 12.0 NE elliptical is a high end, forward drive machine that has many exciting features including a power adjustable stride, adjustable pedals, web enabled touch-screen display, and 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 32 workout programs, 24 digital resistance levels, Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking, “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor, tablet computer holder, and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

This elliptical trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit 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

The machine is covered by a warranty which offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years on parts and 2 years labor.

Here’s a list of the main features:

Workout programs

The 32 built-in workout programs comprise of 12 calorie workouts, 10 intensity workouts, and 10 performance workouts.

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.

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.

Web enabled screen

The console on this elliptical has a web enabled, touch-screen display. You are able to view your workout stats, or view your favorite websites on the 7-inch full-color touch screen.

Many people like to be entertained during their workout as they realize that this will inevitably increase their time on the machine and so increase the calories that they burn.

The user is able to navigate their workout stats with a touch of a finger or go online to check email, or  participate in social networking.

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.

Heart rate monitor

The trainer is also equipped with a “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor. By monitoring your heart rate using the sensors that are built into the handlebars you can make the most out of each workout.

A wireless chest strap is also included which transmits your heart rate data continuously to the display without any need to touch the heart rate sensors on 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.

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.

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.

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 24 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.

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.

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.

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.

iFIT enabled

This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built into the console. This feature provides the following benefits:

  • MAP: Exercise anywhere in the world with Google Maps
  • TRAIN: Download workouts to help with your fitness goals
  • COMPETE: Compare progress to others in the iFIT community.
  • TRACK: Upload your workout data to monitor your progress.
  • GOAL: Set Calorie, Time or Distance goals for your workouts.
  • VIDEO: Watch high definition videos with simulated workouts.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Download sets of weight-loss workouts.

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

Warranty details

The ProForm 12.0 NE elliptical trainer is protected by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years parts and 2 years labor.


  • 32 Workout Programs
  • 24 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Power Adjustable Stride
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • iFIT Enabled
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • Multi-Position Upper Body Grips
  • Adjustable Cushioned Pedals
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Tablet Computer Holder
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Solid Steel Construction
  • Adjustable Leveling Feet
  • Transport Wheels


  • Footprint: 80.3″ x 25.7″ x 64.4″
  • Stride Length: up to 20″
  • Flywheel: 32 lbs
  • Max User Weight: 375 lbs


  • Frame (Lifetime)
  • Parts (5 yrs)
  • Labor: (2 yrs)

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