The ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical Trainer – Solid Value

The ProForm 18.0 RE elliptical is a rear-drive model that is new for 2012. It has a Total-Body Toning Ramp that offers an incline that rises to 40 percent.

What You Get

The 7" backlit display shows speed, distance, time, resistance level, pulse, and calories burned. A Racetrack display shows your progress on a quarter-mile oval.

The features of the ProForm 18.0 RE include:

ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical
  • 20"- 23" Adjustable Stride
  • 40° Incline Ramp
  • SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • 24 Workout Apps
  • iFit Live™ compatible*
  • 22 Resistance Levels
  • Rear Drive
  • Dual-Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • Intermix Acoustics™ 2.0 Sound System
  • Music Port for MP3 / iPod
  • 325-lb. User Capacity
  • CoolAire™ Workout Fan
  • Warranty: lifetime on frame, 3 years parts, and 1-year labor

* Requires iFit Live™ wireless adapter (sold separately).

UPDATE:  The 18.0 RE has been discontinued and is no longer being sold.  You can out all of the latest model reviews here.

The Word on the Street

ProForm 18.0 RE Console

Early reviewers of the new ProForm 18.0 RE elliptical have been impressed with the health club-type ramp, inertia enhanced flywheel, in-handle controls for resistance and incline, silent magnetic brake resistance with 22 levels, heart rate sensors, and a music system compatible with any iPod or MP3 player.

The 24 workout apps designed by a Certified Personal Trainer include 12 Performance programs and 12 Weight Loss programs. With that kind of variety you can choose a different program every day, press the Manual setting and go, or download new workouts using iFit Live.

Along with the Powered by Google Maps feature, iFit Live lets you follow a route visually along any path in the work. The ProForm 18.0 RE also lets you track your workout progress by uploading results from your machine to your personal account at

Our Thoughts

The ProForm 18.0 RE rates well in areas of value, quality, and ergonomics. It is one of the most advanced models ProForm has ever produced at this low price. It comes with a very generous 3-year parts warranty, and features not found on any other trainer at this budget price.

How did ProForm develop an elliptical trainer this good to sell for such a low price? With a web price of just $799, the ProForm 18.0 RE elliptical is a solid value and a great trainer that looks and feels like machines costing twice as much. It rates a Good Buy!

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