ProForm 19.0 RE Elliptical

ProForm 19.0 RE Elliptical Review – Good Value on a Mid-Priced Trainer

The ProForm 19.0 RE is a relatively affordable compact elliptical from ProForm. Priced at $1499, it provides smooth operation, 26 preset programs and iFit compatibility. The 30-degree workout ramp and adjustable stride are other top selling points. In our review this fine product misses just half a star. We think that Smooth offers slightly better values.

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Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the ProForm 19.0 RE

  • Workout variety – The 19.0 RE has 28 pre-programmed cross trainer workouts designed by a certified personal trainer. You can use these at 23 levels of digitally-altered resistance. The elliptical trainer can also be used with iFit (sold separately), which provides unlimited training with Google Maps routes that you set! The elliptical trainer will automatically adjust to mimic changes in the terrain. An iFit module and membership will also get you access additional workout programs, participate in online races, and otherwise use your elliptical trainer more interactively.
  • Adjustable stride – The stride automatically becomes shorter as the incline is increased up to 30 degrees. You can adjust it from 18” to 21” with power controls too, and a third way you can adjust your stride is by repositioning your feet on the oversized pedals.
  • Workout fan – A CoolAire fan is built into the console.
  • Music port – An iPod-compatible port lets you play music through the console’s speaker.
  • Solid construction – This ProForm fitness equipment is made from steel, not plastic, and has a maximum user weight capacity of 350 pounds.
  • Heavy flywheel – With a 20-pound flywheel, this unit beats cheap competitors.
  • Extras – An iPad holder and water bottle holder are included for convenience.

Elliptical Misses: What’s Not to Like?

  • Warranty – This ProForm elliptical has a relatively skimpy warranty compared to a main competitor, Smooth. For this unit ProForm provides lifetime coverage on the frame, three years on parts, and a year of labor.

Overall Rating for the ProForm 19.0 RE Elliptical

The 19.0 RE is well-built elliptical trainer with lots of appealing features. Since the iFit console and iFit memberships are sold separately, using this product to its fullest has some hidden costs. This is nearly a five star elliptical but we recommend comparing it with the Smooth 5.5 or Smooth 9.0, which have better warranties. Smooth has a program that’s similar to iFit. It requires a tablet computer.