ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical
Get a solid value with the ProForm 18.0 RE elliptical trainer. This beautifully engineered machine takes advantage of a Precor patent to deliver superior ergonomics and the feel of a trainer twice its price. Equipped with a reliable rear drive, the ProForm 18.0 has room up front for a steep Total-Body Toning Ramp. Other body-friendly features include an adjustable stride and 22 resistance levels. Combine these with the trainer’s 24 preset programs for a fantastic variety of highly efficient workouts.
Sold for just $999 with a three-year parts warranty and lifetime protection on the frame, this elliptical trainer is an uncommon deal. We say to go for it.
Features of the 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer
Just about every feature of the ProForm 18.0 RE is better than what most competitors offer. The stride is extra-long and adjustable, the incline is especially steep, and trainees get two more resistance levels than usual. Moreover, the7″ backlit window is larger than most elliptical displays. It shows a racetrack graphic of the trainee’s progress in addition to speed, time, distance, resistance, pulse and calories burned.
The features of the ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical include:
- Durable Rear Drive
- 325-Pound User Capacity
- 20″- 23″ Adjustable Stride
- Maximum 40° Incline
- 22 Resistance Levels
- Quiet Magnetic Brake
- 24 Workout Apps
- iFit Live™ Compatible*
- Grip Heart Rate Monitor
- Intermix Acoustics™ 2.0 Sound System
- Music Port for MP3s
- CoolAire™ Workout Fan
- Warranty: lifetime on frame, 3 years parts, and 1-year labor
The 24 built-in workouts include 12 for weight loss and 12 for performance. Each was designed by a certified personal trainer.
*iFit Live™ wireless adaptor sold separately
Customer Comments about the ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical
Customers have likened the 18.0 to a health club crosstrainer. They like the sturdy feel, useful console, quiet resistance and powerful sound system. The 24 preset programs plus manual mode provide ample variety and people with iFit subscriptions can have a different personalized workout every day.
Google Maps is the favored feature of people who invest in the iFit console. It lets them virtually experience the incline and decline of actual terrain mapped by Google. People try out their own streets, famous neighborhoods and routes in national parks. The ProForm 18.0 RE also lets trainees track workout progress by uploading results from the elliptical to a personal account at iFit.com.
One negative comment about the ProForm 18.0 is that it isn’t so sturdy for people approaching 325 pounds.
Our Overall Review of the ProForm 18.0 Elliptical Trainer
ProForm ellipticals vary widely in quality. The 18.0 RE is among the brand’s top models and rates well all-around: it’s ergonomic, durable and loaded with features. When you figure in the generous 3-year parts warranty, the ProForm 18.0 elliptical trainer is one of the best values available. It’s affordable yet feels like a fitness machine that costs twice as much.