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Proform Ergostride Elliptical Review

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How long will the Proform Ergostride last?

Built by a reputable company, the Proform ErgoStride has a 125 lb. fully assembled weight and holds users up to 249 lbs. maximum. It has a rigid frame that is covered by an original purchaser lifetime warranty along with 2 years on parts and 1 year on labor. The ErgoStride is best suited for light use and should last a couple or so years with proper care and maintenance. Even tightening the bolts on a frequent basis will help this machine sustain a longer life.

Brief Overview

The Proform ErgoStride is our 2022 3rd place Best Buy Winner for the $399 and under price range. It has several quality amenities for beginning to light users to enjoy as workouts commence. It has a rear drive system that provides a more natural feel when exercising though the ErgoStride does need a recommended 86.61"L x 44.88"W in floor space for safe operation. It conveniently comes with handy wheels attached to the front for easy mobility and is iFit ready – meaning a paid subscription is necessary to access elite trainers and to tread your way through exotic locations on the journey to better health.

Overall Quality

The Proform ErgoStride features magnetic resistance for quiet transitions through 14 levels of resistance for a total body workout. The 16” stride allows users of most heights to enjoy a smooth trek during exercise sessions on the padded pedals that are large enough to support various foot positions. Multiple gripping positions assist with upper body workouts and contain a heartrate monitor to help users stay on target as they tread their way to fitness glory. The console contains 14 preloaded programs and a modest 5” display screen that presents pertinent performance information along with connecting to the iFit network for workout fun. The ErgoStride also has speakers for listening to favorite audio selections and a useful tablet holder for streaming devices. Last but certainly not least, users stay well hydrated with a conveniently placed water bottle holder.

Things we like

  • decent frame warranty
  • budget-friendly
  • adjustable stride
  • 14 built in programs
  • Bluetooth technology
  • digital resistance

Things we dislike

  • X
    16” stride not favorable to taller users
  • X
    not built for serious use


Elliptical Configuration Rear Drive
Frame Design Rigid
Resistance Mechanism Magnetic Resistance
Heart Rate Monitoring Yes
Bluetooth Technology Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity Yes
App Compatibility No
Compatible Fitness Apps iFit
Connects to a Smart Device Yes
Digital Controls Yes
Programmable Exercises No
Tablet/Smartphone Connectivity Yes
Number of Preset Programs 14
Maximum Weight Capacity 113 kg
Maximum Weight Capacity 249.12 lb
Weight 125.66 lb
Dimensions 25.2"W x 59.84"H x 62.99"D
Recommended Floor Space 86.61"L x 44.88"W
Weight 57 kg


The ProForm® Ergostride is protected with a Lifetime Frame Warranty and 2-Year Parts 1 Year Labor Warranty. Please note: Lifetime Warranty pertains to the lifetime of the original purchaser


The Proform ErgoStride is our 2022 3rd place Best Buy Winner for the $399 and under price range and our 3rd Place 2021 Best Buy winner for the $399 and Under category. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


For a lower-priced fitness machine, the Proform ErgoStride is a great elliptical for those of the shorter persuasion and comes packed full of technology and quality features for the beginning to light user. It has a decent warranty along with the ability to connect to the world which makes it a quality investment for the budget-conscious consumer looking to add an elliptical to their fitness routine.