ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT Elliptical Review

ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT Elliptical Bike.

ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT Elliptical Rating

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Detailed Overview

ProForm introduced its Hybrid Trainer XT at the end of 2017. Like other models in the ProForm Hybrid Trainer Series, this fitness machine doubles as a rear drive elliptical and recumbent bike. You can stand or sit to exercise — and you get two workout styles for a pretty low price! On sale the XT is just $649. Hybrid Trainers are especially fun to use with Google Maps workout courses, which you can download with iFit app membership. These workouts let you pedal with interactive views of countless landscapes and cityscapes.

Our Favorite Features

Top features of the ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT include:

  • Two fitness machines in one with quick adjustment between elliptical and bike positions
  • Moving handlebars for a toned upper body (Elliptical mode only)
  • Oversized and cushioned pedals let you reposition your feet during exercise, which helps minimize fatigue
  • Ready for iFit for unlimited downloads of customized personal training routines plus HD video workouts with top-notch personal trainers and Google Maps routes
  • 16 levels of digital resistance for hard core workouts
  • 5″ Multi-color display makes it convenient to exercise with iFit
  • Stereo speakers let you play your music at high volume
  • Water bottle holder makes hydration convenient during training sessions
  • 250-pound weight capacity means the ProForm elliptical bike can safely hold almost anyone
  • Transport wheels for easy moving

ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:3-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Stride Length:15 inches
Flywheel:13 LBS
Weight Capacity:250 LBS
Dimensions:70.5”" L x 24.5”" W x 60.5" H

Our Least Favorite Features

Here are some reasons the ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT is so low-priced:

  • Without iFit the screen loses a lot of value
  • Elliptical stride is 15” whereas at least 18” is the norm on the best home ellipticals for shorter users, and 20” is the standard
  • Warranty is short with just 5 years on the frame and 1 year for parts and labor

The Bottom Line

For shoppers seeking home fitness equipment under $800, the new Hybrid Trainer XT elliptical bike delivers an appealing mix of features. However, people with more cardio training experience will likely feel too limited by this machine’s resistance options… and the relatively short stride could be a drawback no matter what your fitness level. By shopping in the next price category ($500 to $999) at ProForm or its sister company NordicTrack, you can receive an iFit fitness machine with many valuable upgrades.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this machine work without iFit?

Yes, the ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT can work in manual mode.

What is a two-in-one?

The phrase means two machines in one. Here users get both a bike and elliptical in one machine.

Is the ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT difficult to assemble?

It's not complicated but you'll definitely need assistance as the parts are large. If offered professional assembly, we advise you accept this offer.

Can I get a good workout on a ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT?

Yes. By alternating between bike and elliptical workouts you're sure to earn the burn.

How much space does the ProForm Hybrid Trainer XT require?

The machine is 70.5 inches long and 60.5 inches high, so you'll definitely want to measure out space in advance.

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