ProForm 1110 E Elliptical Trainer
|ProForm 1110 E|
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Parts: 5 years
Labor: 2 years
Although the ProForm 1110 E elliptical trainer is an older model, it’s still available to this day as it’s one of the best from ProForm. It’s not one of the most affordable models, but it does have a commercial grade construction and has quite an impressive range of features. As opposed to the Endurance 520 model, the E 1110 features a motorized incline system, more pre-set workouts, and resistance levels, also having a higher weight capacity.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 68L x 26W x 73H inches (173L x 66W x 185H cm)
- Assembled weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
- Supported weight: 375 lbs (170 kg)
- Stride: Adjustable, 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
- Incline: Automatic, 0°-20°
- Pedals: Adjustable
- Handlebars: Moving and fixed (with pulse sensors and controls for incline and resistance)
- Resistance: Eddy current, 25 levels
- Progress tracking console: 32 pre-set workouts, iFit enabled
- Amenities: Sound system, cooling fan, tablet holders
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 2 years
Frame and parts
The ProForm 1110 E is built around a commercial grade steel frame. It’s quite a heavy machine, its assembled weight being approx. 240 lbs. This weight, although may be an inconvenience when assembling or moving the machine, it does come with its advantages; for example, the machine is extremely sturdy. It won’t rock or wobble even if you engage in a more demanding workout. On top of that, its rear base is equipped with two adjustable stabilizers, with rubber caps.
Conversely, the front base tube has two transport wheels, which facilitate the relocation of the assembled machine. Also, the rear base integrates a handle (under the plastic cover), which facilitates the lifting of the machine onto its wheels. This way you will only handle approx. 50 lbs of its total weight.
Most of the bars in the elliptical’s frame construction feature a high-grade, corrosion and scratch resistant powder coating, black in color. The console mast, however, has a silver finish, while the ramp bars feature a chrome finish. The machine’s construction also integrates several plastic parts which fulfill a protection and/or aesthetic purpose. Among these, we can count the rear base cover, the shrouds of the machine’s drive system, the joint covers, console casing, bottle holder and tablet holder.
The pedals are made of heavy-duty PVC material, featuring a metallic bedding and an adherent surface. Along with their bars, the pedals are extremely sturdy, being able to support users up to 375 lbs (170 kg). They do not integrate any suspension or extra shock absorbing elements. However, their angle is adjustable; each pedal has a small handle which allows its adjustment.
The joints of the pedal bars, as well as the joints between the machine’s handlebars and the console mast, integrate industrial-grade, stainless steel sealed ball bearings, for a smooth motion and a long lifespan. The wheels of the pedal bars feature the same type of ball bearings and a highly durable PVC coating.
The ProForm 1110 E elliptical trainer features two sets of handlebars, fixed and mobile. The mobile bars have a multi-grip design, while the fixed ones integrate stainless steel pulse sensors, as well as controls for both incline and resistance. Both types of bars have rubberized covers, for a secure and comfortable grip.
One last aspect to cover here regards the machine’s footprint. Just as any other ellipticals of this caliber, such as the NordicTrack E 7.0 Z or the Schwinn 430 MY16, this ProForm elliptical is rather large. It’s 68″ (173 cm) long, and 26″ (66 cm) wide, and on top of that, it requires at least one foot of clearance at the front and rear, and at least two feet of clearance on its sides, for an easy mount and dismount, safe operation and movement without any hindrance.
Incline, stride, and elevation
As opposed to the Endurance 520 E model, this ProForm elliptical trainer is equipped with a motorized incline system. This means its incline can only be adjusted from the control unit, and it requires to be connected to a power circuit.
This elliptical offers 20 levels of incline, between 0° and 20°. The adjustment increments are 1°, but the console unit offers quick incline adjustments for the 0°, 5°, 10°, 15° and 20° positions. There are also keys for gradual incline adjustment on the left fixed handlebar.
The stride of this elliptical trainer is adjustable, but not in a “direct” way as it may sound. There are no elements that directly interest the stride adjustment. The stride length changes when you adjust the incline. Adjusting the incline to its maximum point will add approx. 2″ (5 cm) more to the overall stride. So, you can vary your stride between 20″ and 22″ (51-56 cm). In other words, this elliptical trainer can accommodate comfortably users between 5’2″ and 6’3″ (157 – 190 cm).
When it comes to elevation, the highest point that the pedals can reach (with the incline set up at maximum) is 30″ (76 cm) above floor level. This being said, the ceiling height in the room where you will be using this elliptical trainer should be at least 30″ higher than your own height.
Drive and resistance
The ProForm 1110 E features a belt drive system, powered by a heavy-duty v-belt. It’s equipped with a fairly heavy, 32 lbs (14.5 kg), inertia enhanced flywheel, which delivers a smooth and steady pedaling motion. Reverse pedaling is also possible, an aspect which basically doubles a number of workouts that can be achieved with this trainer. And while pedaling in reverse, the console unit will continue to track the metrics of your workout.
In case you choose to exercise by using some of the onboard programs, the machine will adjust resistance automatically. If the program involves incline too, this will automatically adjust as well.
In terms of resistance, this ProForm elliptical machine is equipped with an eddy current, motor-assisted system. This means it requires to be connected to a power source so that you can benefit from resistance adjustment, while the resistance can only be controlled from the trainer’s console.
The resistance system consists of a servo motor which takes the commands given from the console and changes the pull of the magnetic elements, in order to increase the drag on the flywheel. Since the resistance is frictionless, the pedaling motion is extremely smooth and quiet. Also, there’s virtually no wear and tear in the resistance elements.
The machine offers 25 resistance levels. The first 5 settings deliver light workouts, while the top levels will definitely help you achieve an intense burn. On top of that, by increasing incline, the overall intensity of your workout will considerably increase.
The ProForm 1110 E elliptical machine features a console with a decent range of applications. To begin with, its display is similar to the one on the ProForm CardioHiit PFEL09915 trainer; it’s 7″ in diagonal, shows all the readings with large digits, and has blue LED backlight which considerably improves its readability. The unit tracks distance, RPM, calories, speed, time, heart rate, also showing the selected resistance and incline levels. Distance can be calculated in miles or kilometers, while speed can be calculated in both km/h or MPH. For distance, the unit also offers the “MyTrail” function, which displays a 1/4 mile track, keeping count of the number of completed laps.
As we’ve mentioned above, this trainer has metallic EKG sensors built-in the fixed handlebars. However, the console is also telemetry enabled, meaning that it can track your pulse via a wireless chest strap transmitter, this accessory being also included.
This console unit offers 32 pre-set programs, divided into two categories, 16 Calorie Workouts, and 16 Performance Workouts. Some of these workouts will automatically adjust both incline and resistance, others only the resistance.
This ProForm elliptical is iFit enabled. Its console it compatible with an iFit module, which allows it to sync with your laptop, phone or tablet. This way, you will be able to use workouts featuring virtual trails via GoogleMaps, compete with other users, directly upload your fitness data to your iFit account and many other features. An iFit module is not included with the elliptical, being an optional purchase. Also, you will need an iFit membership in order to use iFit, which costs approx. $10 per month. But nonetheless, even if you do not use any of the iFit features, the machine will provide you with a decent amount of workouts.
This elliptical machine comes with a set of amenities as well. To begin with, its console is equipped with a sound system, which consists of two speakers, situated under the display. This sound system features an audio input and is compatible with most smartphones, tablets, or MP3 players.
A cooling fan, two tablet holders, and a bottle holder are also included. As opposed to other fitness machines, the cooling fan is not integrated into the console. It’s placed on top of the drive system casing, directing the current upwards. One tablet holder is designed for supporting iPads but can fit other tablets as well. This tablet holder attaches to the top of the console. The other tablet holder is given by the plastic edge right above the program controls.
The operation of the machine’s console is easy and straightforward. Resistance is adjusted from the + / – keys, while incline is adjusted from the Up / Down arrow keys. Each program category has its own key, and to select a workout in one of them, you simply press the category key multiple times, until the desired workout is displayed. If you’re going to use iFit workouts, the console also has keys for several applications, such as for GoogleMaps trails, for setting up goals, weight loss etc. The cooling fan has two speed settings, low and high, its controls being on the top left of the console. The sound system also has volume adjustment keys on the opposite side of the fan controls.
Assembly and Maintenance
Since the elliptical is considerably heavy, its assembly requires two people. However, it’s not a complicated process. The core of the machine with the motors, flywheel, belt, pulleys and all the other internal parts, comes pre-assembled. So, the assembly requires adding the base stabilizer bars to the frame, the console mast, the pedal and handlebar arms, several covers, and finally the console. This may take up to two hours. The manual does provide pretty clear assembly instructions, and some of the tools are included, except a Phillips screwdriver.
Maintenance requires the periodic inspection of the machine for loose bolts and parts, and their re-tightening if it’s the case. Also, if its joints become squeaky, the problem can easily be solved by a few drops of lubricant. The internal parts do not require any maintenance, at least not for a long period of time.
- Sturdy machine, commercial grade construction;
- High user capacity – 375 lbs (170 kg);
- Adjustable levelers;
- Transport wheels;
- Angle-adjustable pedals;
- Perimeter weighted flywheel for a consistent momentum and smooth pedaling;
- Quiet operation, ideal for apartment use;
- 25 levels of eddy current resistance;
- 32 workout programs;
- 20 levels of automatic incline (0° – 20°);
- Multi-panel display, with LED backlight, showing multiple workout metrics simultaneously;
- Goal tracking functions for time, distance and calories;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the fixed handlebars;
- Wireless HR chest strap included;
- Cooling fan included;
- Sound system included;
- iFit enabled console;
- Media tray and tablet holder included;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Bottle holder included;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty plan.
- No quick keys for resistance adjustment, only for incline;
- iFit module and membership are not included;
- A tablet placed on the media tray may partially cover the iFit controls and the console display.
The ProFrom 1110 E is an elliptical trainer with a commercial grade construction, motorized resistance and incline, and a console with 32 pre-set workouts. It has an impressive weight capacity of 375 lbs, offers 25 resistance levels, for light to intense workouts, and 20 levels of incline. It’s an excellent machine for cardio training, weight loss, intervals, building stamina and strength, but also for rehabilitation training. It’s not exactly one of the most affordable models out there, but the value that it offers definitely matches its price.