Do you find it easier to work out when you have someone there to motivate and encourage you to keep pushing through and to reach the next target? If you do, then you’re not alone, because that’s why instructor-led classes, whether it’s Spin cycle classes or aerobics, are so popular. However, if you have a busy schedule, you may not have the time to devote to attending a gym for an hour or two a week. One solution to this problem could be the ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical trainer. Why do we say that? Check out our review to find out.
ProForm, over the last 30 years, have become a leading name in the at-home fitness equipment industry. They are known for their passion for designing and manufacturing machines constructed to a high standard at an affordable price and full of cutting-edge features and technology. The Endurance 920 Elliptical trainer is another shining example of this fact.
Why, of all the trainers out there, have we chosen to focus on this one. As noted, above, it’s the features and how those features solve the problem outlined at the outset. Let’s dive in and take a closer look at some of the key components that make this machine one you should seriously consider.
As noted, not everyone has the time in their schedule to devote to working out at the gym. The ProForm Endurance, like many of ProForm’s Smart fitness products, tackles this problem head-on with being iFit Coach ready. What is iFit Coach? iFit Coach is a special piece of tech that brings instructor-led workouts into the comfort of your own home, so you still get that encouragement that can drive you to get your heart racing faster, that blood pumping through your body quicker, build your muscles more effectively and burn more calories.
If you purchase the 920, you get a free 1-year membership to the iFit Coaching program, which provides amazing workouts led by world-class instructors through the 7-inch touchscreen monitor that comes with it. After using the year membership you can use their several subscriptions plans. Even though some users find the yearly IFIT subscription to be quite expensive, you can also pay monthly on their family plan, which goes for under $40 each month and gives you the chance to add up to 5 family members to your subscription.
7-Inch Smart High-Definition Touchscreen Display
Speaking of that touchscreen, as well as being able to have access to one on one training with a qualified personal trainer, you can also check out some stunning sights from around the world. Even if you don’t want to do anything like that, you can follow the detailed metrics of your workout sessions.
Thanks to the inclusion of the EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Sensor, you can not only monitor the distance you’ve traveled, the speed you’ve been working out at and other common statistics but also get real-time heartrate monitoring. Their design is incorporated into the handlebars and within a couple of seconds of gripping them, you can see an accurate reading of your current heart rate. You can also use wireless chest straps with Bluetooth compatibility, for greater accuracy in readings. (Though these are sold separately)
0 to 20-inch Digital Quick Incline
One of the biggest benefits of using an elliptical trainer is the fact that it involves vertical and horizontal movement, so you are targeting more muscle groups in your lower body than you would on a traditional treadmill. The Endurance 920 goes one step further though, with the Digital Quick Incline settings. You can easily select from 0 to 20-inch inclines at the touch of a button. This helps to increase the realism of your training, as it simulates real trail training and improves the intensity of the workout for your calves, quads, and glutes.
32 Pre-Programmed Workouts and 24 Digital Resistance Levels
As if all the above wasn’t enough, ProForm has made sure the Endurance 920 Elliptical trainer offers as versatile and intense a workout as you want. Along with the various iFit Coach program, you also get the benefit of 32 pre-loaded workouts to challenge users of all abilities and increase how hard you need to push yourself with 24 digital resistance settings.
- Comes iFit Coach ready and with a free 1-year membership
- 0 to 20-inch digital incline ramp
- 32 pre-loaded workouts and 24 digital resistance settings
- Bright and easy to use 7-inch touchscreen monitor
- The fan can’t be adjusted and points to your chest area
- Has been known to wobble a little
- Some users report that the Bluetook capabilities are quite limited
- The Yearly IFIT subscription is considered expensive by some buyers, but you can pay monthly if you go directly to IFIT Site
When it comes to at-home fitness equipment, ProForm have really solidified their position in the market and with the Endurance 920 Elliptical machine, that shows no sign of changing. It really comes down to personal choice, then. If you want the benefit of instructor-led, fast-paced and challenging workouts from the comfort of your own home, this might just be the machine for you.
Specification: ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical