Do you enjoy working out, but want to get more out of the precious time you have free to spend doing it? If you only have a limited amount each day to devote to training, it makes sense to get the most out of it. With normal workout machines like a treadmill or jogging or running in the great outdoors, you will benefit from a workout, but not one that’s as intensive or targets all the muscle groups you may be interested in building up.
That’s why you should consider the ProForm SMART HIIT Trainer. This, as the name suggests, is inspired by the HIIT form of training, which means high intensity interval training. This involves alternating between short and quick intense spells of anaerobic exercise with lower intensity recovery periods until you are too tired to keep working out. It does this by combining a similar movement to walking up and down stairs with the same intensity level of boxing.
The benefit of this form of training is that it helps to engage a greater number of muscle groups, while burning off a greater number of calories. Is it right for you, though? Keep reading our review as we look more closely at the great features this machine offers you.
ProForm has a sterling reputation within the at-home gym equipment industry for making user-friendly, high-tech and high-performance exercise machines. They have been in business for more than 30 years and have remained leaders for most of that time. We’ve already reviewed the SMART HIIT Pro machine on our site, and although it is a little smaller and less expensive, the SMART HIIT shares many of the key components and features.
For one thing, you get the benefit of a full year’s membership to the iFit Coach program and it still utilizes a similar vertical and horizontal elliptical stride path. To help you benefit from a customized approach to your workouts you get the benefit also of 24 resistance levels and 32 preloaded workout plans.
iFit Coach Ready With 1 Year’s Membership Included
If you’ve read any of our other reviews on this site, you’ll be aware that ProForm offers a special interactive workout program that’s compatible with smartphones, tablets and many of their exercise machines called iFit Coach. iFit helps to add a whole interactive dimension to those workouts at home, giving you an experience more like the one you’d have if you attended a physical gym. As well as the opportunity to follow the workouts of many of the world’s best personal trainers, you can view some stunning locations from around the globe too.
Bright and Clear 7-Inch Backlit Monitor Display
Although the SMART HIIT Pro machine features a full high definition touchscreen, which this doesn’t, you still get the benefit of a clear and bright 7-inch display with backlighting. It tracks everything you need to know about your workouts including the calories you’ve burned, the distance you’ve travelled, the time you’ve spent working out and the speed you’ve achieved.
Customized Workouts with 24 Levels of Digital Resistance and 32 Workout Plans
Although we reckon this machine provides a great workout for the average user straight out of the box, we know many of you will be looking to push yourselves as hard as you can. Don’t worry, though, as ProForm has you covered. Like most of their models, the HIIT trainer comes equipped with 24 different digital resistance settings that are easy to adjust, thanks to the Silent Magnetic Resistance the machine utilizes. It’s not only the amount of exertion you must use that can be adjusted, as there 32 preprogrammed workout plans that can push you.
- iFit Coach Ready With 1 Year’s Membership
- 32 preprogrammed workouts and 24 digital resistance levels
- 10-inch vertical and 5-inch horizontal movement
- No touchscreen display monitor
9 Volt, 2 Amp
Yes, it has Front-Mounted Transport Wheels, making it easy to move around.
Yes, it comes packed with a Cool Aire Workout Fan
For the Elliptical no, it is completely electric. The chest heart rate monitor uses batteries.
No, even though it resembles more like a stepper, many users report that it is not hard on knees and joints.
No, once assembled it does not fold
Sure, it’s bigger cousin, the SMART HIIT Pro machine offers more, but if you are looking to benefit from a HIIT-inspired workout in the comfort of your own home, this is a great piece of equipment. It is built to the same standard of many other ProForm machines and offers you great customization in terms of the intensity of the workouts you can have.
Specification: ProForm Cardio HIIT Elliptical Trainer
$500 – $1000
|Max User Weight|
10-Year Frame, 2-Year Parts, and 1-Year Labor
|Computer / Display|
7" Back Lit Display
Multi function handlebars, cool air workout fan, Inertia Enhanced flywheel, oversized cushioned pedals, iPod compatible audio
66.7 x 29.25 x 52 inches
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