ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Reviews – Pro Series 2018

Welcome to the blog on ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Reviews! Before we get started with the review, I would like to take a few minutes out of your schedule by sharing some quick information regarding the Pro 9.9. The Pro 9.9 Elliptical Trainer is one of the first releases in the Pro Series and this is suitable for individuals who are looking for a full body workout.

At $899.00, the ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Trainer provides you with lots of features and useful specifications which I’ll be discussing in detail as we move along. Without further due, let’s jump right into it!

Top Features

In this section, I’ll be listing and describing some top features which this beast offers. Make sure to read them carefully as its really important!

  • iFit® Coach Ready™: iFit is one of the best features for an equipment to have as it offers exercise programs, meal plans and also tracks your sleep. Connect your tablet to iFit via Bluetooth in order to start your workout with the trainers. You can closely follow the training conducted by certified fitness trainers in order to achieve your goals. The iFit feature isn’t included in the price but if you want to purchase it, it’ll cost you around $15 per month.
  • 32 Workout Apps: As soon as you step on the Pro 9.9, you have access to 32 different workout apps. These 32 programs are split into 16 Calorie Programs and 16 Performance Programs. These workout apps have been designed by certified personal trainers which will you help you to achieve your goals a lot faster by burning calories and targeting specific muscle groups.
  • 21” Power Adjustable Stride: The Stride Length is 21 inches and its designed in such a way that every single family member (including kids) can use it without having to face any issues. The power adjustable stride can be relocated for a much better fit depending on the individuals comfort.
  • Out-of-Box Easy Assembly: You must’ve been waiting for days/weeks for your equipment to arrive and ProForm doesn’t want to kill that excitement by providing you with complicated assembly. It just takes a few minutes for you to fix the equipment and you can start your workout ASAP without wasting any time.

Notable Key Specs

I’ve created a table below that contains all the key specifications of the Pro 9.9 Elliptical Trainer. Please take some time in order to view them as its a must.

Product ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Trainer
Cost $899.00
Display 6” Backlit Display
Warranty Lifetime Frame Warranty, 3-Year Parts & 1-Year Labor Warranty
Incline 0 – 10° Digital Quick Incline
Weight Capacity 350 Lbs (158.7 Kg)
Stride Length 21 Inches
Footprint 79.75” L x 25.75” W x 66.25” H
Workout Apps 32
Resistance Levels 24
Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel 28 Lbs
Storage Water Bottle Holder
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Specifications & Features

From here on, I’ll be explaining some Specifications & Features so that you get an idea on other aspects of this elliptical trainer. Let’s go!


It is mandatory to have workout stats in front of you to ensure whether you are on the right track or not. The 6” Backlit Display enables you to check various stats like mileage, distance, speed, time, BPM, heart rate and calories burned.

Heart Rate

With the assistance of Heart Rate EKG™ Grip Pulse, your heart rate will be automatically displayed once you step on the machine and hold the two hand-grip sensors. You can see the reading change once you start the workout but this isn’t accurate and must be used as an approximation only.

However, you get access to the Wireless Chest Strap which must be tied to your chest. This is a really good feature as it provides you with accurate readings of your pulse rate.


Increase the effect and intensity of the training by using the 0 – 10° Digital Quick Incline™ option. Increasing gradient can take your workout to a whole new level which can toughen up your quadriceps, glutes and calf muscles with a single button.

Front Drive Design

The ProForm Pro 9.9 is designed in such a way that it can fit in any given room as it has a small footprint size and occupies less space. You can set the stride length to max to build on a smooth ride with this particular design.


Most of the people out there think that an elliptical trainer targets only your legs and that’s absolutely wrong. Increasing resistance level will activate your arms, back, shoulders and core. The Multi-Position Upper-Body Grips will help in preventing blister formation as the grips are quite soft.

Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel

Increasing the pace and working out quite vigorously can cause an elliptical trainer to vibrate. Thanks to the 28 Lb. Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel which will provide you with a smooth ride in exchange for the rough ride. This is a must have feature as it can make you uncomfortable at times.

Silent Magnetic Resistance

The faster you move the pedals, the more sound an elliptical will produce. The SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance will cut down the noise produced in the system so that your neighbor doesn’t have to knock the door of your tenant to get you kicked out of the apartment (Haha).

Resistance Levels

When starting out with your workout, I highly recommend that you start slow and then build up the pace once you’ve finished your warm-up. Increasing resistance levels will help you burn more calories within a short period because you need to be able to apply lots of power in order for the pedals to move, Once you apply power, work done increases which in turn burns calories. Once you finish purchasing the ProForm Pro 9.9, you have 24 Digital Resistance Levels.

Workout Fan

As you train, the CoolAire™ Workout Fan will blow cool air which will target your face and can be help you to stay fresh during your intense training. However, some people don’t like this feature as it can dry up your sweat. You can turn it off if you don’t want to use the fan.


Once you’re one setting up your favorite music playlist, you can then plugin your iPod or MP3 device to the in-built sound system. With the help of dual 2-inch speakers, you can now listen to clean and crisp music while you continue burning calories. Studies have shown that listening to music while exercise can help reduce perceived exertion. How cool is that?

Transport Wheels

Move the ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Trainer from place to place easily with the help of Front-mounted Transport Wheels. The elliptical trainer contains a pair of wheels in the front said and all you need to do is to lift the back side and pull. You would need a help of a person in order lift it up as you’ll be pretty exhausted after the workout.

Pros & Cons

This is the last segment I would like to talk about before concluding this review. Make sure to pay close attention as this section is mandatory.


There are a couple of extra pros which I’ve not covered under specifications & features. Some of them are as follows:-

  • Commercial-Gauge Solid Steel Construction: This steel material which is used in order to engineer the Pro 9.9 is of high quality and lasts really long.
  • Oversized, Adjustable, Cushioned Pedals: These adjustable pedals will allow you to change the foot positions easily so that it can provide you with a good balance/stability during workout.
  • Oversized Leveling Feet: This particular feature helps the elliptical to stay fixed even on an uneven surface.
  • Water Bottle Holder: Stay hydrated during training by storing your favorite drink or water.


Even though the pros outweigh the cons, you must be aware of the cons before reaching a concrete decision.

  • Folding: Even though the Pro 9.9 has a small footprint area, it cannot be folded.
  • Customer Service: ProForm is a busy company as it ships its equipment’s to different parts of the world almost every single day. It can take some time if you have any repairs that must be done.

Our Final Verdict

The ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical is good for families as well as individual users. It’s definitely not the best elliptical trainer in the market but if you cannot afford more than $900, this one suits best. In case if you are looking for a much advanced elliptical trainer, you can take some time to read about the “ProForm Pro 12.9 Elliptical Reviews“.

Unfortunately, a used one or a second hand one isn’t available right now but when its available, I’ll update this page and you can come back later and check it out.

If you would like to share your own thoughts or have any questions regarding this elliptical trainer, leave them below in the comments box and I will reply just as soon as I notice your comment.

8 Replies to “ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical Reviews – Pro Series 2018”

  1. Thanks for this in-depth review of this workout machine. To me the most appealing feature of Proform Pro 9.9 is the access to 32 different workout apps, 16 for weight loss and 16 for performance tracking. It’s very obvious that in no time one would achieve great fitness results with this machine

    1. Hey there,

      Your most welcome! It is indeed one of the best features of Pro 9.9 as there are a wide range of workout apps to choose from. One will never get bored because there are just too many options. If an individual is really determined in taking their fitness to a whole new level, the workout apps will help you do this.

      Best Regards,


  2. I have been thinking of quitting to smoke and do something instead. This is good information for me as I read about the ProForm Pro 9.9 Elliptical, I like the way you have explained all aspects realating to the product. The iFit Coach Ready is the that interest me the most as it features the best equipment offers for exercise programs, meal plans and also tracks my sleeping patterns as I have been struggling to sleep recently. I also do like the idea of the Heart Rate EKG Grip Pulse as I really need to understand how my heart beat rating at, as this is very important. Thank you so much for informative knowledge will definitely be looking into this product.

    1. Hello Otis,

      That is a right thing to do and start focusing on your health. Thanks a lot for positive feedback you’ve provided, I really appreciate it. iFit is a good feature to have as it track your workout progress, nutrition consumption and sleep. It’ll make sure that you stay on the same track by providing you with good facilities.

      Your Welcome,


  3. Wow elliptical has come a long way, there is a noise reduction, a fan, a speaker and wheels to transport! When I go to the gym I really go to the elliptical, since the trademill is bad for my knees and the classes I find that they are too fast pace for me. So, elliptical it is. The price is bery high though I gotta admit, maybe I can ask my husband to ship in. Thanks for the warning for the customer service, it is good to know what to get myself into. Great review

    Happy Holidays 

    1. Hey Nuttanee,

      Even though the elliptical is quite expensive, it does provide you with lots and lots of high quality features like the ones which you’ve mentioned. Treadmill can be hard on your knees if it doesn’t have proper cushioning system.

      It is my duty to list all the disadvantages of a certain product to educate my website visitors so that they can take the right decision. 

      Enjoy your Christmas and New Year,


  4. this is one of my favourite training apparatus for my cardio. 

    The proform pro 9.9 looks and resemble the equipment you would find in a commercial gym and to be able have this in your home is a great offer. 

    I am a firm believer that you get the quality you pay for and to be able to get quality equipment such as the proform pro 9.9 is full of quality judging on your review. 

    I think if I was to get one then this is the one I would get. I particularly like the fact that it does not take up too much room and it’s easy to assemble. 

    1. Hey Darren,

      Thank you for taking your precious time in reading this review. 

      This is a high quality equipment which can be found in a couple of expensive gym’s. Saving 100’s of dollars on gym membership and investing in the Pro 9.9 is a good way to get started with your fitness.

      The ProForm Pro 9.9 comes with tonnes of cool attributes and its highly durable. Some equipment’s manufactured by ProForm come with easy assembly cause they just don’t want to kill your excitement of trying the elliptical trainer out the moment you receive it.


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