It’s not very often that I watch television. And it’s even less often that I will bother to stop and watch an infomercial on an exercise product. (Too much hype. Not enough reality.) However, a while back, the ProForm StrideSelect Elliptical was being demonstrated when I walked by the television and it caught my eye.
I’ve never personally been interested in elliptical trainers in the past. Years ago, I tried a few out in a sports store and I found them to be extremely awkward pieces of equipment. I have short legs and the stride length on these machines wasn’t natural for me at all. And it always seemed that the machines were too wide and my knees were feeling pressure from the angle within minutes.
So, why did the ProForm Stride Select™ interest me? First of all, because it’s a ProForm. (I love my ProForm treadmill.) Secondly, I liked this elliptical because it has an adjustable stride length and appeared to have a narrow width. (No awkward or painful range of motion.) Third, it was affordable!
The ProForm StrideSelect Elliptical also has all of the other features you would expect from ProForm exercise equipment: a built-in fan, MP3 dock, fold up design, a heart rate monitor and iFIT® compatibility.
I have to admit, that at first, I wasn’t crazy about the fact that the elliptical was powered by resistance. What? No motor?? But the more I thought about it, you get a better (and quieter) workout by using resistance, while saving your electric bill from an extra burden.
One definite drawback to the ProForm StrideSelect elliptical is the weight limit. Its weight capacity is only 275 pounds, which means a lot of the big guys out there can’t use it.
The bottom line is that the ProForm StrideSelect Elliptical is a quality elliptical on a budget price. I’d even buy one myself if I didn’t already have two pieces of exercise equipment in my too small house.