[simpleazon-link asin=”B009R51HLA” locale=”us”]ProForm Hybrid Trainer[/simpleazon-link]
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The ProForm Hybrid Trainer is combination elliptical trainer and recumbent bike all in one neat and tidy package. It provides the user with a total body workout that burns calories and builds cardiovascular fitness for the workout enthusiast who prefers to stay at home rather than trekking to the local gym. The workout offers a joint friendly low impact workout that won’t have you complaining about unnecessary joint pain that one gets from the more traditional high impact types of workouts that include jogging and running.
The unit comes with a comprehensive biological display that allows you to monitor heart rate and track revolutions per minute (rpm), calories burned and chart your workout time and stay within your target zone for achieving you physical objectives. The LCD console display features 14 preset built in workout applications, 14 digital resistance levels and the dual handles house the EKG heart rate monitor. The Hybrid Trainer can support the weight of 350lbs., has a bottle holder and comes with a 5 year warranty on the frame as well as a 90 day parts and labor warranty.
The elliptical trainer has a smooth and fluid mechanism that gives you a varied workout customizable to individual needs and preferences. The workouts have been designed by a certified personal trainer that allows you to work at your own pace. The stride length is 15”, this may be fine for persons under 6 ft. tall, but taller folks may find these dimensions somewhat restricting. The products weight at shipping is 150lbs. The UPS delivery driver had to get a second driver to help him get the trainer into my house. It’s pretty easy to put together I did it by myself in about an hour, but I would advise you to follow the manufacturer’s instructions included which recommends that the unit be assembled by two people.
If you have any questions during assembly a customer service number is included in the package. The digital console and display are battery operated; the seat for the recumbent bike is plush and comfortable. Again if you are over six feet tall you might find the pedal distance somewhat confining. The seat does not adjust but seems to be ideally positioned. The elliptical workout though smooth can feel a little shaky but not dangerously so. The recumbent bike has a solid feel and foundation. Overall I would say this is a satisfactory product that will me your home fitness needs.