Today I will be reviewing the ProForm 440 ES Recumbent Bike, it is a cross training bike meaning that it will not provide the same cardiovascular benefits from a normal upright bike.
As a personal trainer, I get asked by a lot of folks what they should buy for their workout equipment needs. Most people are familiar with the names like Life Fitness, Nautilus and Concept. But for me, recumbent bikes are my bread and butter when it comes to teaching my clients the versatility of exercise equipment. Today’s review features the ProForm 440 ES recumbent bike.
Feature of ProForm 440 ES
This ProForm 440 ES Recumbent Exercise Bike contains many advantages, including a weight of 18 lb flywheel to provide you with a stable and safe riding experience; a large and comfortable seat; 32 built-in workout programs; a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds; can be connected Bluetooth and iFit apps enrich your riding experience and more. Next, I will introduce each of the features that I think this recumbent bike has.
The seat of the ProForm 440 ES recumbent exercise bike is larger than other ordinary bicycles, so it is more comfortable. On the other hand, people find it comfortable to sit up, not only because it is larger, but also because it is cushioned and adjustable. This means that if your family wants to use it for exercise, it can be satisfied.
Your waist, except for the part of the seat that is in contact with your buttocks, must maintain a fixed posture during the entire riding process. It is easy to fatigue after a long time. In this way, ProForm 440 ES provides extra lumbar support, allowing you to adjust your posture at will, and is not easy to get injured.
Higher Riding Experience
This ProForm 440 ES provides 32 built-in workout programs, which is very much compared with the same level of recumbent bikes on the market. So many workout programs mean that you can complete different challenges through different programs, and ultimately improve your exercise efficiency. For example, choose a low-difficulty exercise program when warming up, and choose a high-difficulty exercise program during formal exercise.
In addition, you can also connect to the iFit Coach application via your tablet. The iFit Coach application provides a richer exercise experience. In addition to providing more exercise plans, it also allows you to provide you with an interactive riding experience through Google Maps, which feels like you are on a real city or mountain road Riding.
For A Quieter Ride
Maybe ProForm 440 ES is specifically designed for home fitness, because you don’t want too much noise at home. This way you may not be able to watch TV while riding. The ProForm 440 ES is almost silent, all thanks to its magnetoresistive system. It has a total of 25 resistance levels. Even if you use the smallest level and then step on it with all your strength, it won’t make much noise.
Rich Statistical Information
On the 5-inch backlit screen of the ProForm 440 ES, statistics such as speed, time, distance, heart rate, calories burned, and rotational speed are displayed. The screen is also adjustable, so you will generally match the height of the seat so that you can easily see these changing numbers when riding. Now all professional recumbent bikes will count the data generated when exercising, which is very helpful for you to plan to improve the effect of exercise.
The heart rate is detected by the grip sensor on the handlebar.
Easy to Install and Maintain
The installation manual is provided in the accessories of ProForm 440 ES, and the installation process is described in detail through pictures and texts. From the base, the console to the handlebars and the seat, the installation of the whole process becomes very easy. And, after you have all installed the machine, if you want to change its location, you can easily move it from one place to another through the transport wheels at the bottom.
For maintenance, you only need to check for loose bolts or worn parts on a regular basis, and you can simply wipe down the external parts with a damp cloth to prevent the frame from discoloring as a result of sweat collection.
Other Useful Functions
ProForm 440 ES is equipped with a water bottle holder, which allows you to replenish water while riding without stopping and getting off the bike.
ProForm 440 ES also has a two-speed fan. CoolAire’s fan keeps you cool when you exercise.
With a maximum weight capacity of 350 pounds, most recumbent bikes on the market have a maximum weight capacity of 300 pounds or less.
In general, this recumbent bike takes into account all the aspects that a recumbent bike should consider, and has no obvious shortcomings. It is a fully functional and affordable home fitness equipment. If your budget is under $600, this ProForm 440 ES is a good choice.