How Much Ceiling Height For ProForm Elliptical

If you are wondering how much ceiling height for Proform Elliptical trainers is required then you have landed on the right page. In a nutshell, Your height + machine height at highest point + 6 inches = Minimum ceiling height. 

As there are many models of Proform Elliptical machine around, it can be difficult to gauge exactly which unit is going to be the most suitable for you and your individual needs. 

As a quick rule of thumb for the majority of Proform Elliptical trainers, if you are 6 feet tall or shorter then you should find an 8 feet ceiling height should be sufficient to accommodate you and your trainer. 

If however, you are taller than 6 feet, you will need to add additional height onto the required ceiling height. 

For example, if you are 6 feet 3 inches, a ceiling height of 8 foot 3 inches would be ideal.

Here is my recommendation on the best ProForm elliptical:

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That being said, if you want to know the exact ceiling height you require, the best thing you can do is visit a store which has the machines on display, stand on it, and take the measurement of your height plus the trainer when at it’s highest point, and add 6 inches as a buffer.

That will give you your minimum ceiling height required for that specific machine.

Proform Elliptical Step Up Height

Incline stride or ‘step up’ height can vary hugely from machine to machine. 10 inches to 25 inches is the variable here, which as you can appreciate is a significant range. 

With this in mind, it is advisable to go and test out a number of machines at a store to see what is comfortable for you.

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Larger strides are generally more suitable for taller people, so if you are of average height, it would be advisable to stick to a more middle range stride height, particularly If you are purchasing a second hand machine and will not have the opportunity to trial it before buying.


As a rule of thumb, you will require a room of 8 feet in height in order to use an elliptical trainer, for people taller than 6 foot, you will require additional room height.

Schwinn Fitness 430 Elliptical

Strides on Proform Ellipticals range significantly. The best solution is to try out some machines in a store, but if you do not have this option, try and gauge the stride size you choose on your height.

Very tall people should aim to purchase machines with larger strides, and average height in the middle range ideally. 

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An ex-triathlete, fitness coach and writer with a Masters in Sports Physiology. Fitness is my passion and I've had my fair share of home fitness equipment tried and tested!