ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Review, Pros, Cons

The ProForm Pro 9.9 is the most inexpensive elliptical available in the ProForm Pro Series and it’s a great option to consider. It’s so good that it’s in high demand! That’s because it offers a ton of value and it’s a lot better than other elliptical machines available at this price point. It’s packed with high-quality performance features and accessories, it’s comfortable, effective, and it can accommodate a wide variety of users. Today, we will do a complete ProForm Pro 9.9 elliptical review so you can determine if this is the best option for your needs.

Among everything the ProForm Pro 9.9 has to offer, some of the best features include a 28-pound flywheel, 20-inch power adjustable stride length, an adjustable incline that goes up to 20 degrees, 24 resistance levels, 32 workout programs, a 6-inch backlit display, oversized pedals, fixed and mobile handlebars, a weight capacity of 350 pounds, and so much more.

The ProForm Pro 9.9 also comes with great accessories that allow users to have fun while working out and they also add to the user’s comfort. Such as a tablet holder, speakers, a water bottle holder, and a cooling fan. Besides having great performance features and accessories, the ProForm Pro 9.9 also features useful programming. Overall, it’s a powerful and effective machine that will bring users closer to their fitness goals. In the rest of this ProForm Pro 9.9 elliptical review, we will take an in-depth look into all the features. This way, you’ll be able to understand the value this ProForm elliptical has to offer!

ProForm Pro 9.9 Review
Heart Rate:
Pulse and WirelessPower Source:Standard Plugin
USB Charging Port:
YesDisplay:Backlit LCD
FrontFlywheel Weight:28 Pounds
3-Year Parts | 1-Year LaborCompact:Yes
Machine Weight:289 LbsFolding:No
Dimensions:79.75" L x 25.75" W x 66.25" HSpeaker:Yes
Max user weight:350 LbsCooling Fan:Yes
Resistance: 24-Level MagneticMedia Shelf:Yes
Incline Ramp:10° Power AdjustableBottle Holder:Yes
Stride Length:21" Adjusts w/ RampHandlebars:Without Built-in Controls
Programs: 32Better Alternative:ProForm Pro 12.9

ProForm Pro 9.9 Reviews and Specs:

The ProForm Pro 9.9 has a weight capacity of 350 pounds, so it won’t only accommodate a variety of users, it will also provide stability during your workouts. If you like to go fast and hard on your workouts, you’ll be happy the weight capacity is so high. This ProForm elliptical will allow you to enjoy a stable and smooth workout. The ProForm Pro 9.9 has a height capacity of 5’3” to 6’ thanks to the 20-inch stride, which is great because it fits small and tall users, so multiple people in the home will be able to take advantage of the elliptical.

If you’re looking for a super compact elliptical, this one may not be for you. The ProForm Pro 9.9 dimensions are 79.75″ L x 25.75″ W x 66.25″ H and it has a footprint of 25.75” W x 79.75” D x 72.25” H. Now, even though this ProForm elliptical is on the large side, the footprint is not too big. The ProForm Pro 9.9 also features transport wheels, so it will be easy to move around.

The ProForm Pro 9.9 is not a foldable elliptical, so you won’t be able to fold it and tuck it away whenever you can, but you will be able to move it freely and without an issue. The ceiling requirements for the ProForm Pro 9.9 is 8 feet, which will allow you to feel comfortable during your workouts. Overall, this ProForm elliptical trainer offers great specs that make it perfect for a variety of users.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Monitor

One inch smaller than the ProForm 12.0 elliptical, the ProForm Pro 9.9 comes with a 6-inch LCD display that will provide access to all the relevant stats and controls. It’s backlit, so it’s not difficult to see. This display will also give you access to the 32 workout programs the ProForm Pro 9.9 has to offer. 16 workouts are for calorie burn and 16 workouts are for performance. These were all designed by a fitness professional to help users target goals and achieve them. Each of the workout programs will adjust the incline and resistance level so you don’t have to do anything yourself.

Additionally, the ProForm Pro 9.9 is iFit-enabled, so if you get a subscription you’ll have access to unlimited workout programs and many other features that will help you work on your fitness goals. One of the best things about iFit is that it provides access to Google Maps workouts where you’ll be able to travel through predetermine routes or create your own routes. Depending on the topography of the route, this ProForm elliptical will automatically adjust the incline and resistance.

With iFit, you also gain access to HD workout videos created by personal trainers, an online workout calendar, and it will also automatically track all your stats so you can track your progress easily. The ProForm Pro 9.9 is also Bluetooth-enabled, so you’ll be able to use your tablet as a second monitor.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Stride and Incline

When you’re looking at ellipticals and comparing them to choose the right one, the stride and incline are two of the most important factors to consider. Why? Because they make a huge difference in the performance of the machine, as well as the comfort of the users. The ProForm Pro 9.9 has a 20-inch stride length, which is what allows the machine to accommodate users of 5’3” to 6’ comfortably.

The ProForm Pro 9.9 incline is adjustable from 0 to 20 degrees. They advertise the stride length as “adjustable” but it’s only adjustable as it relates to the incline. As you adjust the incline from 0 to 20 degrees, the stride length will shorten. This is something to keep in mind because you won’t be able to adjust the stride without adjusting the incline. Working with the incline will allow you to work your muscle fibers in different ways, which adds to the challenge. Incline training is great for targeting muscles and toning them. So, you’ll be able to engage your lower-body muscles from the calves to the glutes.

Another great thing about the incline is that it changes the elliptical path of the machine, which allows you to cross-train effectively. The ProForm Pro 9.9 also features a 28-pound flywheel that’s effective and inertia-enhanced, which adds stability and smoothness to your workout experience. There are also 24 resistance levels available on the ProForm Pro 9.9, which also adds to the challenge.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Handlebars and Pedals

The ProForm Pro 9.9 comes with two sets of handlebars, a set of fixed handlebars and a set of mobile handlebars. The fixed handlebars feature the EKG pulse sensors, so as long as you’re holding onto them, you’ll be able to measure your heart rate and keep track of it thanks to the display. The fixed handlebars will also allow you to rest your arms because it won’t engage the upper-body muscles.

The mobile handlebars on the ProForm Pro 9.9 are multi-grip, which means you’ll be able to grip the handlebars in different positions to target different upper-body muscles. Including the arms, shoulders, back, and core. The mobile handlebars are soft grip so they’re comfortable to use and they allow this machine to provide a full-body workout if that’s what you’re looking for. Unfortunately, the ProForm Pro 9.9 handlebars don’t feature built-in controls.

The ProForm Pro 9.9 pedals are also great because they’re oversized and adjustable. There are 3 different toe to heel angles you can try so you can find the perfect position for you. This is great if the machine will be used by multiple people because it will allow everyone to find comfort. Because the pedals are oversized, they fit all shoe sizes, so no one will have an issue with them. Overall, the ProForm Pro 9.9 offers great handlebars and pedals, which are very important when it comes to performance and comfort.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Accessories and Assembly

The ProForm Pro 9.9 has plenty of accessories to offer and they all make your experience on this elliptical a lot more enjoyable, comfortable and fun. For one, the ProForm Pro 9.9 comes with a tablet holder that sits above the console where you can place your tablet and enjoy your entertainment. Whether that’s watching videos, TV shows, movies, or following iFit workouts, you’ll be able to do it very easily.

Another great accessory on the ProForm Pro 9.9 would be the cooling fan, which allows users to stay fresh. There’s also a water bottle holder, so you can remain hydrated during your workouts. The ProForm Pro 9.9 also comes with 2-inch speakers that are compatible with iPod and MP3 players so you can enjoy your music and keep your motivation stable.

When it comes to assembly, you’ll be happy to know that the ProForm Pro 9.9 provides out-of-box easy assembly. They’ve made the assembly process as easy as possible so you don’t have to spend hours putting your elliptical together. The ProForm Pro 9.9 comes almost fully assembled so you’ll only have to attach a few parts. It will only take you a few minutes to do this and you’ll only need help to lift the machine because it’s 289 pounds.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Warranty, Price, and Shipping

The ProForm Pro 9.9 offers a decent warranty. They provide lifetime coverage for the frame, 3 years for parts, and 1 year for labor. The coverage for the frame is great, but the coverage for parts and labor could be so much better, especially for the price. However, they offer good coverage and your investment will be protected. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can return the elliptical if you’re not happy with it.

If you decide the ProForm Pro 9.9 is the elliptical for you, you’ll be able to find it on the ProForm website for $1,299. They also give you the option of paying $73 a month for 18 months. If you pay all the quotas within those 18 months, they won’t charge you any interest, which is a good deal. The ProForm Pro 9.9 also comes with free shipping, which is always nice.

If you ever need anything, you will be able to contact their customer service very easily. All you have to do is go to the Contact page where you’ll find all the available departments and contact the one that’s relevant to your inquiry or issue. Overall, the ProForm Pro 9.9 provides a ton of value for the price and it’s a great option for users of all fitness levels who want a good challenge without breaking the bank.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Machine Pros:

  • Heavy-duty construction and Full-body workout.
  • Fixed handlebars with EKG pulse sensors.
  • Mobile handlebars, multi-grip.
  • Cushioned and oversized pedals.
  • 28-pound flywheel and 24 resistance levels.
  • 32 workout programs and iFit-enabled.
  • 6-inch LCD display and Backlit console.
  • Tablet holder and Water bottle holder.
  • 2-inch speakers and Cooling fan.
  • Lifetime coverage for the frame.

ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Machine Cons:

  • No wireless heart rate monitoring.
  • It’s not a compact machine.
  • It’s not foldable.
  • The warranty for parts and labor is short.
  • No built-in controls on handlebars.

Final Verdict

The ProForm Pro 9.9 is a great elliptical to consider because it provides a ton of value without being too expensive. The performance features are amazing, the tech is great, the accessories add entertainment and comfort, and overall it’s perfect for a wide variety of users. The ProForm Pro 9.9 accommodates users of all sizes, it’s comfortable, sturdy, and will help anyone reach their fitness goals, whether that’s weight loss, muscle toning, or building endurance. It’s perfect for users of all fitness levels and it’s a great choice if there are multiple users under the same roof. When you think of everything you can gain from this elliptical, it’s not difficult to see what a great option it is!

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.