Having enough space for all of your gear is often the biggest obstacle to building your dream home gym. Due to their small footprint, space-saving smart gyms like the ProForm Vue might be the perfect solution. This fitness mirror is powered by iFit, and you’ll receive a two-month membership with your purchase. The 22-inch touchscreen display allows you to browse iFit’s thousands of trainer-led workouts ranging from cardio to strength training, pilates, and yoga. And with a $1,000 price tag, this is one of the most affordable smart home gyms available.
Those who don’t want to spend extra on starter weights will appreciate the inclusion of the 10-pound barbell, two five-pound dumbbells, and four 2.5-pound plates with your purchase. But you won’t have to worry about where to stash them since the back of the Vue has some handy built-in storage for each accessory. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to listen to your trainer with your headphones, and if you have a heart rate monitor, you can track your heart rate variability. If you’re looking for a way to spice up your at-home training, we think the ProForm Vue is worth a look thanks to its affordable price tag, built-in storage, and wide range of trainer-led workouts.
- You receive a 30-day trial to iFit with your purchase, providing access to over 16,000 trainer-led workouts.
- The Vue has built-in storage for the 10-pound barbell, two five-pound dumbbells, and four 2.5-pound plates.
- Since this is a fitness mirror, you can always monitor your form.
This smart home gym features a 22-inch touchscreen display, is fully integrated with iFit, and swivels so you can access the built-in storage for your included starter weights.
ProForm Vue Home Gym Highlights
The best thing going for smart gyms like the ProForm Vue is that they require a similar amount of space as a full-length mirror. Unlike other smart mirrors, the Vue doesn’t mount onto your wall. Instead, it features a wide base that provides stability. This also enables you to rotate it for easy access to the storage on the back. With your purchase, you’ll receive a 30-day iFit trial, but you must sign up for a membership plan after the trial runs out, or else this is nothing more than a mirror with some weights in it.
iFit is one of the most extensive fitness memberships available, with a catalog of workouts longer than a list of numbers in a phone book. These trainer-led classes range from strength training to yoga, mobility exercises, and body conditioning, so there is a solid chance you’ll find an option that meets your needs.
iFit aside, what makes the Vue stand out from similar fitness mirrors is the included free weights. You’ll receive 30 pounds of weight in the form of a 10-pound barbell, two five-pound dumbbells, and four 2.5-pound weight plates. While this won’t be enough for a dedicated strength athlete, those who are just beginning their fitness journey might find this starter pack of weights to be helpful.
- The built-in storage for the included starter weights adds to the space-saving nature of the Vue.
- The integration with iFit offers a variety of workout classes.
- The small footprint allows for more room in your workout space.
- There is a low cap regarding strength training since there is minimal weight included.
- The included barbell and dumbbells are made of plastic.
- The Vue and the starter weights combined weigh 170 pounds, meaning it might be too difficult to move around your home.
The ProForm Vue is listed online for right around $1,000. This is a low price compared to similar fitness mirrors on the market, but your final price tag is determined by your choice of iFit membership, and this product requires an iFit membership to stream classes.
For example, the one-year membership to iFit will bring your total to about $1,400, the two-year membership will have you looking at spending roughly $1,700, and the three-year membership will bring your total to about $1,900. Standard delivery is free, but you can spend an additional $200 for white glove assembly, and with taxes, you could potentially spend around $2,250.
With those add-ons, the Vue winds up being pretty pricey, and it might only be worth it for those who are super tight on space. If you have ample room, you could actually save some money by filling out a room with the typical home gym essentials, such as a power rack, a set of dumbbells, and either bumper plates or weight plates with a solid barbell.
Overall Build and Quality
One of the best things about the Vue is that it doesn’t require much space. Plus, when not in use, it doubles as a decorative mirror. It stands just over six feet tall, it’s two feet wide, and slightly over one foot in depth due to the weight storage on the back. It features a sturdy steel frame and base, but the mirror is obviously glass, so you’ll want to treat it carefully. It also weighs a hefty 140 pounds, so it will probably be too difficult to move by yourself.
The weight plates are made from steel, but the barbell and dumbbells are made from plastic, and the barbell is also undersized. So if you want a traditional feel with your resistance training, you might find yourself wanting more out of the included free weights. Overall, the Vue is a pretty stout product; just be cautious with the glass.
Despite the ProForm Vue being a smart gym, there aren’t many features. The 22-inch touchscreen display is where you’ll browse all the iFit classes. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair your earbuds or a heart rate monitor to track your HRV, but there isn’t a way to track your reps and weight lifted. We think the pivoting design is pretty unique, as it allows you to easily store the included weights.
Since the 22-inch touchscreen display only takes up a small portion of the Vue, you can always monitor your form. This is a bit of a bonus compared to other smart gyms that don’t have a reflective surface. This is also where you’ll browse the available iFit workouts and follow along with the trainers in 1080p.
With your purchase, you’ll receive a 10-pound barbell, two five-pound dumbbells, and four 2.5-pound weight plates. So if you want to add a yoga mat, a heart rate monitor, resistance bands, or a medicine ball to your workout gear, you’ll need to purchase those separately.
Companion App and Subscription Options
The integration with iFit is a big “W” in our book. For those who aren’t aware, iFit has a massive catalog of over 16,000 virtual workouts you can join in the form of live or on-demand classes. These classes range from strength training to yoga, HIIT, various cardio classes, bodyweight training, and much more.
The iFit companion app is a solid tool you can use to track your completed workouts and view your progression over time, but it doesn’t offer stat tracking for your strength training workouts. You can also stream workouts from your phone or tablet, meaning you can still train while traveling.
You’ll receive a free 30-day trial to iFit with your purchase, and you’ll be presented with three different membership options when that trial runs out. The one-year plan is about $400, the two-year membership is roughly $700, and the three-year option is around $900. If you don’t want to spend that much money upfront, you can always pay for the membership monthly, but you’ll spend more money long-term.
While there are a ton of trainer-led classes at your fingertips with the Vue, it’s worth noting that you’ll find more on the companion app, as iFit has tailored the options to be specific to this product. That said, there are still more strength, pilates, cardio, strength training, and high-intensity interval training workouts than you’ll know what to do with. During each session, your trainer will take you through a warm-up, the actual workout, and a cool-down. Plus, they provide that extra motivation we all tend to lack occasionally.
There is no camera on the Vue. This is a bit surprising as most smart mirrors feature one to read your form.
Heart Rate Monitor
While Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair a heart rate monitor to track your heart rate variability with the Vue, you’ll have to purchase one separately or use one that you already have.
Bluetooth and Audio
In addition to the Bluetooth connectivity for a heart rate monitor, you can pair your Bluetooth earbuds to listen to the trainer while working out. This will be handy for those who work out early in the morning or late at night and have other people in their homes. There are also a pair of three-inch speakers on the back of the mirror, though, so you aren’t forced to blast your ears at all times.
As mentioned, the Vue has a footprint that rivals that of a full-length mirror. It’s a shade over six feet tall, two feet wide, and due to the weight storage on the back, it’s just over a foot in depth. Since it also weighs 140 pounds, it will probably be too difficult to move to another room by yourself, so we suggest setting up shop in a room that makes the most sense. While the framework and stand are made from steel, the mirror is glass (as you would expect), so be sure not to hit it with your steel weight plates.
ProForm opted for a sturdy steel frame and base for the Vue, but once again, the display is made from glass, so it’s fragile. The weight plates are made from steel, but the barbell and dumbbells are both plastic. So if you have enough space, you might want to consider purchasing a metal barbell and dumbbells if you want that traditional feeling of knurling.
One of the best things going for the Vue is, hands down, the small footprint. Yes, it stands six feet tall, but it’s only two feet wide and a little over a foot in depth. So when it’s not in use, it can double as the full-length mirror in your home. Since the storage is built into the back of the frame, this frees up even more room in your personal space.
Delivery and Assembly
Delivery is free with your purchase, but you can spend an additional $200 to have a team assemble your Vue in your preferred location.
With your purchase, you’ll receive a two-year warranty on the frame of the Vue and one year on parts and labor.
Places to Buy
You can purchase the Vue directly through the ProForm website.
ProForm has been manufacturing various strength and cardio equipment for over 30 years. If you aren’t satisfied, you can return your equipment within 30 days, but you will have to pay $250 for shipping and a 10 percent restocking fee. You can contact a team member via their Contact Us page.
The ProForm Vue is a solid option to consider for those who want to up their fitness game at home with online programming. The 22-inch touchscreen display on this fitness mirror allows you to browse tons of classes from iFit in both a live and on-demand fashion, and it only requires minimal space to be housed. With your purchase, you’ll receive a 10-pound barbell, two five-pound dumbbells, and four 2.5-pound weight plates. 30 pounds of weight is likely enough for newcomers and those who don’t want to lift heavy weights, but you’ll need to purchase some additional weights elsewhere if that’s not enough for you.
This is an easy product to use, and since it’s reflective, you can monitor your form while working out. This is a bonus since we’re all prone to not hitting full depth on a squat or full range of motion while curling. While you could potentially spend over $2,000 on this smart gym with the three-year membership to iFit and white glove assembly, you have the option to spend as little as $1,400 — making this one of the most affordable smart gyms on the market. Due to the ease of use, the minimal footprint, and the built-in storage for the included weights, we think the ProForm Vue could be a solid purchase for your home gym.
Is a subscription required to use the ProForm Vue?
Yes. To access the iFit workout classes, you must sign up for a membership plan. Unless you want to pay $40 a month, you’ll have to pay either $400 for one year, $700 for two years, or about $900 for three years. While these yearly plans will cost you more upfront, they’ll save you money long-term.
How much does the ProForm Vue cost?
The starting price for the Vue is about $1,000, but the final price tag is determined by your choice of a yearly membership to iFit and whether or not you want white glove assembly. So unless you want to go for the monthly membership, the cheapest this purchase can be is about $1400, and the most expensive option is around $2,250.
Does the ProForm Vue come with any weights?
Yes. With your purchase, you’ll receive 30 pounds of weight through a 10-pound barbell, two five-pound dumbbells, and four 2.5-pound weight plates.