Mark’s Summary: For me, the word that best sums up my review of the ProForm Pro HIIT H14 Elliptical is ‘intense’. This beautifully designed unit combines a 10” vertical motion with a 5” elliptical. Combine that with the arm workout (which varies from push / pull to a boxing style motion) and you’ll quickly see how the HIIT H14 from ProForm burns through calories like nothing else out there.
The H14 Elliptical comes with a stunning, crisp HD monitor which includes the famous iFit system. This includes personal trainers, videos, social functions, and stats tracking. You get to try it free and can then either continue with a subscription – or use your favourite alternative app (or just entertainment) instead.
Check out the low monthly payment option and see the full gallery for this impressive unit now – over on this page at the official ProForm UK site.
If you are used to the old-school elliptical trainers with a long profile – then the H14 will take a second to process.
The build is more like a giant stepper. The 10” elliptical motion comes from smart design, with the engine providing resistance placed in the single, smart looking column which also gives this elliptical amazing stability. I’ll start this detailed review with the practical information on size and delivery, then the capabilities, electronics and iFit are covered below.
Here are the dimensions:
Delivery and Assembly: You get free delivery to a ground-floor room of your choice, with up / downstairs delivery available for a small extra fee. Assembly can be combined with delivery for an extra charge.
I have not come across another elliptical that ups the intensity like ProForm’s H14 HIIT.
The combined stepping, elliptical and punching arm workouts will activate muscles, burning through those calories like nothing else. An ideal HIIT workout involves short bursts where you go all out – followed by rest periods. You can use the H14 like a regular stepper or elliptical for cardio / endurance style workouts too.
You get a 14kg inertia-enhanced flywheel, plus the SMR (silent magnetic resistance) that the ProForm brand is famous for. There are 26 resistance levels to get through – ensuring that the HIIT H14 will work for you as your fitness improves over time.
Pedals are big for this unit, with grips to ensure you won’t slip. Take a closer look at the multi-function handlebars too – they add a solid upper body workout in a way that other elliptical cross trainers don’t.
Some notable extras for the H14 that go way beyond the useful water bottle holder.
You get a CoolAire fan, AUX port and dual 2” speakers that work with Bluetooth.
The HD screen is the star of the show. This is a touchscreen, and it even tilts so different height users can see it perfectly or to avoid glare from your lights.
While iFit is wonderful, this is by no means needed to get the full benefits of the H14. You can choose your own app, or simply use the screen to watch your stats (including calories burned), or even your favourite TV show or YouTube if that helps you get through your elliptical exercise session.
You get a free month to try out iFit with your purchase. This is long enough to experience all the main features of this popular live training app.
What makes it different is that you can give a trainer control of your resistance. This means you’ll get tougher motions at the same time as others in your class around the world. You can also use a pre-recorded library (which grows every month), and pick trainer led workouts which are perfect for your fitness level and mood.
In addition to the classes aspect, you can form groups of friends (or strangers!) and track your progress through iFit.
Once your month is up, you can decide whether to subscribe for a monthly fee – or switch back to whatever fitness app you prefer.
This is a brand-new unit, and so I’m still waiting for feedback from the different retail outlets to appear.
ProForm are a respected brand with top-notch after sales service. A quick scan of the feedback for their products over the years will quickly show you just how far above the ‘no-brand’ trash you get these days ProForm are.
I have made a note to pop-back to this page in a couple of months and bring you any feedback – good, bad, or ugly.
This is a quality combination of stepper and elliptical, which adds a boxing-like upper body workout to the mix in a stylish unit.
It is perfect for anyone keen to get the most of their time working out – burning those calories at a rate a regular elliptical trainer would never match.
This is a higher priced unit, though ProForm offer 0% financing and monthly payments (not financial advice, just highlighting what I read on their website).
I rate this as excellent value – especially when you consider the long warranty and quality of the technology. Whether or not you stick with iFit, I recommend giving this a try. If nothing else, it will give your workouts a boost for the first 30 days.
This is a wonderful combination elliptical that would be an amazing addition to any HIIT fan’s home gym setup.
Check out the impressive picture gallery, price and find out more about iFit now – over on the official ProForm UK website!
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