ProForm 10.0 CE Folding Elliptical

The ProForm 10.0 CE elliptical is an affordable rear-drive trainer introduced for 2012. Its comfortable stride adjusts manually to 16, 18 and 20 inches. Special technology includes iFit Live compatibility and a music port for playing MP3s. Also, it can be folded to save floor space when not in use. This trainer loses points though for its short warranty and light 11.6-lbs. flywheel.

If you’re a beginner on the smaller side, maybe say hello to a bargain. Shop at ProForm’s official site to get this trainer for $799 with shipping included. If you’re not so small, then you’ll need a heavier crosstrainer to be assured of stability, durability and a healthy challenge.

Top Features of the 10.0 CE Elliptical Trainer

A backlit 5″ LED window shows time, speed, distance, pulse, and calories burned. The trainee’s progress is shown with a graphic of an oval racetrack. Make four laps and it’s like running a mile around town – but without pollution, inclement weather or the harsh impact of the road on your body.

Eighteen workouts are included. Nine are for performance training and nine are especially for weight loss.

The ProForm 10.0 CE’s specs include:

  • Rear Drive for Durability
  • 11.6-Pound Flywheel
  • 16″ to 20″ Manually Adjustable Stride
  • SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • 20 Resistance Levels
  • 18 Built-In Workouts
  • iFit Live™ Compatibility
  • Dual-Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • Music Port for MP3s
  • CoolAire™ Workout Fan
  • 275-Lb. Capacity
  • Weighs 215 Pounds
  • SpaceSaver® Folding Frame
  • Transport Wheels
  • Footprint: 73.8″L x 24.6″W
  • Warranty: Lifetime on Frame, 1 Year Parts and Labor

Some features on this list are pretty good. For example, rear drive machines tend to be more durable than front drive machines although there’s lots of overlap. Also, the adjustable stride helps the 10.0 CE fit most adult trainees comfortably and lets people recruit a variety of muscle groups. iFit is a hit too; users tend to get hooked on the service and get in shape very quickly. It not only includes personal training workouts but also charts trails with Google Maps.

Keep in mind though that this trainer’s stride only adjusts manually. That means you won’t get the most from Google Maps workouts; on other trainers, the elliptical would change its incline and decline to match real terrain. Another drawback is the very light flywheel. It’s not associated with very smooth or powerful resistance.

Finally, using iFit with this crosstrainer requires buying a console and possibly paying for an annual subscription too. (Sometimes a subscription is included with the console.) ProForm sells the consoles for $199 most days and $99 during sales. You can also get discounts by buying through Amazon or eBay.

Our Overall Review of the ProForm 10.0 CE

We can’t say that buying this trainer is risk-free. We could go back and forth with good points and bad for quite some time – like it’s built with a heavy steel frame but has a short parts warranty. All in all, the ProForm 10.0 CE has some weaknesses as described above but is still one of the top elliptical trainers available in its price class.