There is no denying how effective exercise in the great outdoors, especially hiking up and down hills and across a variety of terrain. However, it is not a viable option for all of us all the time. Perhaps you are not as abled-bodied as you’d like, have a busy work and life schedule or are just not a fan of running, jogging or even walking.
In any of these circumstances, you may feel you have no time or inclination to include exercise in your home. You certainly can’t attend the gym. Is that really the case? No, particularly not if you invest in an at home exercise machine like the ProForm Smart Strider 735 Elliptical Trainer. If you remain unconvinced, check out our review as we look at many of the great features, along with the pros and cons of this high-end piece of home gym equipment.
What makes one exercise machine better than another for you personally? It comes down to what it offers you. As there are many available at each price point, this is the best way to differentiate between them. ProForm know the importance of this and try to fill their machines with as many appealing features as possible.
They have been in the industry for more than 30 years, so are well positioned to include the kinds of features in their products that would appeal. In the Smart Strider 735, you get some of the features that ProForm have become known for, such as the space saving design, power adjustable incline, iFit Coach compatibility, different digital resistance levels and preinstalled workouts. Let’s look at these in greater detail.
Patented SpaceSaver Design
If you have been put off having exercise machines in your home in the past because they often take up a lot of floor space, you may want to give the Smart Strider 735 some thought. It has been built with the company’s SpaceSaver construction which means it folds up in one very easy step.
Elliptical trainers, as good as they are, when they are just set to give you a very flat striding experience, is not a very close simulation to walking or running outdoors. It’s hard to find nice and flat stretches of road to run on. There are normally hills and bumps to traverse across. To give a more realistic simulation then, many elliptical trainers like treadmills come with adjustable incline settings.
With the Smart Strider 735, for example, you get adjustable incline settings of 0 to 10-degrees. This not only provides a more realistic running experience but helps to enhance your workouts, so you are targeting more your calves, quads and glutes.
Compatible With iFit Coach
iFit Coach is ProForm’s own workout training program that gives you professional world-class personal trainer-led workouts in the comfort of your own home. Although you need to buy the wireless module that enables you to benefit from this service, the Smart Strider 725 is built to accommodate it, when you’re ready to add that to your routines.
Intensify Your Workouts With Adjustable Resistance and Example Workouts
Like many in the ProForm family, this Smart Strider features the adjustable digital resistance that allows your at home exercise machine to grow with you. Depending on the level of ability and experience you have, you may wish to start at the lowest setting. As you improve though, you will want to push yourself more and more by increasing the amount of work you have to put in with each stride.
Furthermore, ProForm have included 22 selectable workout plans, for bot Calorie-based and Performance-focused workouts.
- Patented special foldable SpaceSaver design
- 11 Calorie and 11 Performance-focused workouts
- 20 adjustable digital resistance settings
- Can be considered very expensive for some buyers
- Not as feature filled as other models
The Smart Strider 725 is another great addition to the market from ProForm. It really shows their commitment to making user-friendly at-home exercise machines that will help you to achieve what you want at a suitable pace and level of intensity. What’s more, it can grow with you as your needs change. It is a lot more expensive, which may be off-putting for some, but as with anything bearing the ProForm name, you know the quality speaks for itself.
Specification: ProForm Smart Strider 735 Elliptical Trainer
$1000 – $1500
|Max User Weight|
Lifetime Frame, 2-Year Parts and 1-Year Labor
|Computer / Display|
5″ Backlit Display
20 Digital Resistance Levels, CoolAire Workout Fan, EKG Grip Pulse, SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance, Soft Touch Upper-Body Grips, Space Saver Design, Transport Wheels
78.5 x 30 x 18 inches