ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer

8.3Expert Score
The Proform 18.0 RE is a well built machine with attractive features we can enjoy in a budget range. It comes with a 23 inches adjustable stride, incline ramp and 24 preset workout programs. It also has an exclusively large display which is an added advantage. This machine also has a dual grip EGK Monitor which helps to monitor heart rate while exercising. However, this machine has a noisy rear drive and needs a lot of maintenance, but still it can be a nice elliptical to have for workouts.
Build Quality

At a Glance: ProForm 18.0 RE
Brand ProForm
Capacity 325 lbs
Price Range Under $1500
Stride Lenght 20″ – 23″
Programs 24
Incline N/A
HR Monitor Contact (Dual grip)

Main Features

Adjustable stride

This machine has a 23 inches adjustable stride. So we can target particular body parts with the adjustment levels. This system allowed us to adjust the intensity of the workouts even while exercising.

24 Preset Workout programs.

This trainer has 24 in-built workout programs designed by expert trainers to help you choose the best programs that suit your requirement. Here you have a choice of 12 programs which helps to burn the calories.

Big Display

The ProForm – 18.0 RE has a huge 7 inches two-Color Backlit display and we could track our daily workout activities.

iPod –MP3 Compatible

The machine’s audio jack is compatible with iPod and MP3. There are impressive quality elliptical speakers attached to this machine. So you can turn on your favorite music and feel the difference.

Maximum Incline

This elliptical offer a maximum incline. The ramp can adjust the incline up to 40 degrees which is the maximum in the industry. So we can target a total body toning program.

The Total-Body Toning Ramp is designed to automatically adjust stride’s incline up to the industry-leading 40 degrees.

iFit Live Technology

This elliptical is compatible with the iFit technology. This gives us an opportunity to work out in an interactive way. We can interact with the online iFit commune with different goals. If you are a social media person, you will enjoy this feature and make the workout experience better.

Build Quality

The ProForm® 18.0 RE Elliptical is manufactured with high quality commercial steel and is very sturdy. The machine has the user capacity of 325 pounds which makes it the top in the industry. If the users weight is more, it will affect the smoothness of the machine hence the company has offer enhanced capacity. But there are many bad reviews on the smoothness of this machine. Some reviews say this machine knocks and there is a squeak.


Assembly of Proform machines is not a child’s play. So we advise you to get the assembly done by the experts so that there are fewer chances of breakdowns in the machine. Though the company provides detailed manual, we still recommend that the assembly be done by professionals to save our time and energy.

Heart Rate Monitor

This machine comes with a dual grip sensor system by which we can monitor our heart rate while exercising. This machine is also compatible with the wireless chest strap. We need to buy this wireless chest strap attachment externally.


This workout equipment has a huge 7 inch display on which we can track the daily workout activity. This display has multiple informative fields to track our time, distance, pulse, resistance levels, and calories. We can view all the information at a glance.



There are 24 Built in programs out of which 12 are Weight loss programs and the other 12 are Performance workouts, designed by Certified Trainers. These programs help you to tone the specific targeted areas of the body like the glutes, calves, muscles etc. And this can be done by just adjusting the incline of your type of stride.

The Jillian Michaels program

This is a pre recorded workout program in which Jillian’s voice guides us through conventional weight loss program. This program is automatically downloaded to the machine. This program controls our levels of resistance to make most out of this program


The company offers a lifetime warranty for the frame, three years for parts and one year for Labor. This is quite fair as compared to other brands available in the market.

To conclude, the ProForm – 18.0 RE is a fair choice when we think of budget equipments. Though there are some issues like noisy ramp and high maintenance requirement mentioned in the reviews, this machine is one of the top models available in the market. It is very durable and ergonomically perfect machine for all and one. It is a value for money product as it offers many useful features in a competitive price range.

Photos: ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer

ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer
ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer

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