ProForm Quick Burn SpaceSaver Elliptical Review with Jillian Michaels iFit Workout Card

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I’m not sure if it’s inspiration or fear, but just hearing Jillian’s voice keeps me motivated and moving!

What’s the next best thing to having your own personal trainer? How about hearing a program from one of the country’s most well known weight-loss trainers? That was the extra feature that convinced me to check out Proform’s Quick Burn SpaceSaver Elliptical with Jillian Michael’s iFit Workout Card. A few other unique features grabbed my attention as well.

iFit Technology

Now you can enjoy the sound of music—not the musical necessarily, but your favorite tunes. I love to listen to music when I exercise. Unfortunately, I sometimes sing with the music too—which might be the reason people nearby turn up the volume and adjust their earbuds. In any case, the iFit Card technology appears to be amazing. Besides the interactive workout card slot, it also features an audio port compatible with an iPod, MP3 or CD player. Your own music plays through the built-in speakers on this nifty ProForm Elliptical machine.

Doesn’t Take Up Much Space


One problem many people have with home exercise equipment is a place to use it. This elliptical machine doesn’t require a large space. In addition, it’s easy to set up and put away. The machine tips forward for storage and the pedals and base fold up saving at least 3 feet of floor space. Its portability shouldn’t lead you to think it’s not durable. It’s made of cast iron, steel and plastic with the reliability of ProForm products.

Jillian Michael’s Workout

This machine features several fitness workouts. Most notable is the Jillian Michaels Get Fit Level 1 workout. The SD card fits into the slot and you hear Jillian’s voice reinforced by the display on the blue back-lit display monitor. I can’t speak for anyone else, but after watching Jillian on the Biggest Loser television program and witnessing her tactics in the gym, she has my attention! I’m not sure if it’s inspiration or fear, but just hearing her voice keeps me motivated and moving. On a more serious note, she obviously knows what’s she’s doing. She has helped contestants on the show and on her own time to get healthy and lose weight. Packaging her workout program with this elliptical machine was a smart idea. It’s almost like an endorsement from a great trainer who is directly involved in designing exercise programs for individuals have lost over 150 lbs each.

Elliptical Workout Features

Six built-in workouts come with the machine incorporating frictionless silent magnetic resistance technology. The amount of resistance can be easily adjusted manually if the programmed workout is too intense. Time, distance, pulse, calories burned, carbs burned, speed and resistance are displayed on the monitor. Two heart rate workouts and an upper body workout are also programmed. The voices of four different trainers lead users through the workouts giving tips and encouragement. The goal of the programmed workouts appears to be setting performance goals to get into the habit of exercising to help lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

Additional Features

  • Auto Breeze 3-speed workout fan
  • Over-sized nonslip pedals
  • EKG heart rate monitor
  • 18 stride length
  • Ergonomic
  • Battery powered odometer source
  • Measures 66 long X 25 wide X 61 inches high
  • Model # PFELO4908

This machine has all the popular features of an elliptical machine focusing on low impact activity, but it also has the unique feature of real trainers leading you through a programmed workout. The music and related tech items are a bonus for most users. You can find a demonstration of this product on Proform’s website. But, it looks like the best price and shipping deals are on Amazon. Just go to the health tab and type in ProForm Quick Burn SpaceSaver Elliptical with Jillian Michaels iFit Workout Card. If you’ve been searching for a quality elliptical machine but don’t have lots of extra room, this machine might solve your space problem.

love iFit!

So I finally threw out my old treadmill and upgraded to one with the iFit technology built in, and I love it! You're right, something motivational about hearing Jillian Michaels yelling at you. I think it really adds a nice dimension to working out. I thoroughly enjoy it and will recommend it to all my friends.

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