ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Review

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is the improved version of the ProForm Hybrid Trainer and the second entry on the ProForm Hybrid Series and it’s a double-duty exercise machine that can be a perfect addition to anyone’s home gym. It combines an elliptical trainer with a recumbent exercise bike, so you get the best of both worlds in one machine. The best part is that the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is affordable, so you won’t break the bank and you’ll get a ton of value in return.

When it comes to features, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro elliptical has a lot to offer even though it’s inexpensive. It’s iFit enabled, which means you’ll have access to thousands of workouts and more if you pay a subscription. There are also 20 workout programs, 20 resistance levels, an LCD display, grip pulse heart rate, and more. The flywheel on the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is only 15 pounds, but it still provides a quiet and smooth workout.

What you need to understand about the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro elliptical right from the start is that it’s made for people who want low-intensity workouts. This is why the flywheel is so light, but it’s perfect for what the machine is meant to provide. It’s also perfect for smaller trainees, so keep that in mind! In today’s ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro review, we will take a look at everything this double-duty exercise machine has to offer and help you determine if it’s the right option for you.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Review
Heart Rate:
Pulse and WirelessPower Source:Standard Plugin
USB Charging Port:
NoDisplay:Backlit LED
RearFlywheel Weight:15 Pounds
1-Year Parts | 1-Year LaborCompact:Yes
Machine Weight:120 LbsFolding:No
Dimensions:63" L x 26" W x 76" HSpeaker:Yes
Max user weight:350 LbsCooling Fan:No
Resistance: 20-Level MagneticMedia Shelf:Yes
Incline Ramp:NoneBottle Holder:Yes
Stride Length:17" FixedHandlebars:Without Built-in Controls
Programs: 20Cheaper Alternative:ProForm Hybrid Basic

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Review and Specs:

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro maximum user weight is 350 pounds. It’s a good thing the weight capacity is high because it doesn’t only mean it will accommodate a wide variety of users, it also means it will provide more stability. Like I mentioned before, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro will accommodate small users perfectly thanks to its short stride. However, taller users may find it to be a bit short for them. The ProForm Trainer Pro will fit users of up to 6’, but taller users won’t find comfort in the machine so it’s not the best option for them.

When it comes to ceiling height requirements, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro needs to be in a room where the ceiling is at least 20 inches taller than the tallest user. This will help you avoid any issues. The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro dimensions are 63″ L x 26″ W x 76″ H, so it’s not a beast, but it’s slightly larger than other models. Another thing to note about the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is that it’s not foldable, so it’s not a machine you will be able to tuck away quickly. Once you assemble it, it stays that way.

Overall, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is a great machine with a simple design that’s perfect for shorter trainees who often can’t find an exercise machine that’s comfortable. In the rest of the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro review, we will discuss all the fitness features and accessories this low-intensity exercise machine has to offer!

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Monitor

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro comes with a 3-inch x 4-inch LCD display, which is quite basic, but it’s easy to handle and it provides access to all the workouts, iFit, and relevant stats. There’s only one user profile on the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro, but your iFit subscription will allow you to set up 4 profiles, which is nice.

Perhaps the best thing about the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is that it’s iFit enabled. Why? Because this provides access to more workout programs you could ever need. Plus, it allows you to keep track of your stats in one place and it will make suggestions based on that data. But if you don’t want to pay for an iFit subscription, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro comes with 20 built-in workout programs you’ll be able to enjoy. I recommend you get the iFit subscription because it’s good value for all users, but it’s completely up to you.

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro also has a phone charging port and speakers so you can enjoy your entertainment when you train. When it comes to heart rate, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro only offers one wireless heart rate option in the form of handlebar sensors. These sensors are found in the stationary handlebars and they will measure your heart rate as you go. Of course, this is not as accurate as wireless telemetry, but it still gives you an estimate you can work with.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Stride and Incline

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro has a 17-inch stride, which is why it’s perfect for small users and also users of average height. Taller users may not find this exercise machine is a good fit because they often need a longer stride than what this one has to offer. Users will be able to enjoy full strides and a comfortable exercise experience on the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro, which is great.

Even though this trainer is meant for low-intensity workouts, which is why the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro has a 15-pound flywheel, it’s still challenging. The silent magnetic resistance on the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro provides 20 levels, which means you’ll be able to enjoy a good workout.

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro doesn’t have an incline because it’s not your typical elliptical machine. Even so, it’s a great option for trainees who don’t want this super intense workout experience. If you’re looking for a full-body, low-intensity, and low-impact workout, this machine is one of the best options out there for you. Overall, it offers everything you need and it’s also inexpensive, which many people can appreciate.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Handlebars and Pedals

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro features a comfortable padded seat that provides lumbar support. The padding is generous and it’s made of durable and waterproof material so you don’t have to worry about anything. The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro seat also comes with a curved backrest, which is also vented, to keep you from overheating and to enable superior blood flow during your workouts.

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro also comes with two sets of handlebars, a set of stationary handlebar, and a set of mobile handlebars. The stationary handlebars feature pulse grip sensors that will measure your heart rate and they don’t allow you to engage your upper-body during your workout. On the other hand, you have the mobile handlebars, which do allow you to engage your upper body. These handlebars have a simple design and they are comfortable enough, but they don’t feature built-in controls.

Now, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro pedals are also comfortable because they’re oversized and cushioned. That means they will easily accommodate users of all shoe sizes and they provide more stability during your workouts as well, which is always important. Overall, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro provides handlebars, pedals, and a seat that are perfect for the purpose of the machine. They’re comfortable and they provide a sense of security, while also reducing the risk of injury or pain.

Hybrid Trainer Pro Accessories and Assembly

This exercise machine provides all the features you need, but it also comes with a few accessories that will make your experience better. The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro features a charging port for your devices. It also comes with a sound system, so you’ll be able to enjoy music while you’re training with the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro. This is important for many users because it helps to keep them motivated and on track.

Another great thing about the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is that it comes with a built-in tablet holder so you can use your tablet to either access your fitness apps or enjoy your entertainment. The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is also compatible with iPod, which is great because you’ll have access to all your music library.

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro assembly process is not difficult to follow, so you won’t have a hard time putting this machine together. However, keep in mind there are many parts to put together, so the entire process can take up to 3 hours. The instruction manual will provide the guidance you need and everything’s quite clear. But if you ever have any confusion, you can easily find videos. The tools necessary for assembly are provided as well! However, if you don’t really want to do this yourself, you can always get a professional to do it for you.

Hybrid Trainer Pro Warranty, Price, and Shipping

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro has a decent warranty. Your machine will be protected with a 20-year warranty for the frame, and a 1-year warranty for parts and labor. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee in case you’re not happy with your purchase for some reason. Compared to the warranty offered by other exercise machines, this can seem a bit below average.

You can find the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro on the ProForm site for the price of $799 and they provide free shipping as well. Another great thing about ProForm is that they offer customer service, so they will have your back if you ever need anything. If you have a question or are having issues with the machine you’ve purchased, you can contact them here. They have teams and departments so you can find the assistance you’re looking for depending on the kind of issue you have.

Overall, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is a great machine and it’s an amazing option for people who are looking to improve their fitness level but are not ready for super intense workout sessions. It’s also perfect for people with pre-existing conditions who can’t engage with super intense workouts and it’s also great for older people who want to have a good condition and workout at home.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Pros:

  • 2 machines in 1: upright elliptical and recumbent bike.
  • 20 levels of Silent magnetic resistance.
  • 20 workout programs and iFit enabled.
  • Extensive fitness tracking.
  • Immersive global Google Maps routes.
  • Thousands of iFit workouts.
  • Sound system with speakers.
  • Full-body workout and Low-impact.
  • Oversized and cushioned pedals.
  • 350-pound weight capacity.
  • Backlit, LCD display and Transport wheels.
  • Smooth, frictionless, and silent workouts.
  • Grip pulse for heart rate training.
  • Console with easy controls.
  • Mobile and stationary handlebars.
  • Affordable yet high-quality.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro Cons:

  • It’s not foldable or compact.
  • It requires an iFit subscription to enjoy all the benefits.
  • The flywheel is light, weighing only 15 pounds.
  • The Warranty could be better.
  • No cooling fans and No water bottle holder.
  • No built-in controls on the handlebars.

Final Verdict and Comparison

The ProForm Hybrid Trainer Pro is a great option for people who are looking for a new addition to their home gym that will actually help them reach their fitness goals. This 2-in-1 machine provides a ton of value and it’s full of features, not to mention it’s affordable, it’s perfect for small trainees, and it provides great low-intensity workouts everyone will enjoy! Like I’ve said before, this machine is perfect for many people who either are not ready or can’t engage in intense workout sessions. This machine provides a low-impact, low-intensity option for everyone in the household so you can all take advantage of constant exercise and reach whatever goals you may have at your own pace.

Sayed Hamed Hosseiny
Sayed Hamed Hosseiny

Hi, my name is Sayed Hamed Hosseiny. I am a professional health and fitness trainer with nearly 20 years of experience using ellipticals, rowing machines, and spin bikes. I also have my own EU-based Rock Fitness Pro fitness brand where I design, import and sell exercise equipment such as rowing machines and spin bikes. I and writers on my team also often receive fitness equipment to review and evaluate their functionalities and performance from tens of different exercise machines manufacturers. Fitness equipment tips, guides, reviews, and comparisons on this website are my opinion (and opinions of my fitness expert colleagues) based on tens of criteria. I never accept payment to write reviews of products or say positive things about fitness equipment products. If brands are interested to have me review their rowers, ellipticals, or spin bikes, they can get in touch with me via email provided on the contact page and send a sample of their product.