ProForm Treadmill Reviews
ProForm is the highest selling brand from Icon Fitness. Icon Fitness is the largest fitness equipment company in the world and also manufactures NordicTrack Treadmills. Previously, Pro Form dominated the budget category primarily but is now a major player in the mid-range market. The Pro Series treadmills were introduced back in 2011 and showcase the brands advanced technology. Here is a review of three popular Pro Series treadmills; PRO 2000, PRO 2500, and PRO 4500, but keep in mind that they have several other models to choose from as well.
The PRO 2000 from ProForm shows off the brand’s latest technology by combining top-notch features with space efficiency. The PRO 2000 is highly recommended to users of all levels that weigh less than 350 pounds. It is the least expensive model of the PRO series.
Space Saving Design
It can be folded vertically to free up floor space. Using shock assist technology, this process is simple.
It is possible to view the PRO 2000’s 8-inch display from a variety of heights making it easy to choose from the 24 preset programs.
The 24 preset workouts are easily customizable with a focus on calorie-burning, incline, speed, and high intensity. The workouts suit nearly all fitness levels.
The incline options range from -3 percent to 15 percent and challenge different muscle fibers and simulate outdoor running conditions. The slant changes automatically with the workouts but you can also change it using the provided ‘one touch’ button.
You can use the PRO 2000 to play music from your iPod or a different MP3 player.
The track belt has a length of 60 inches and a width of 22 inches. It can accommodate all kinds of runners but the tallest and widest.
It is powered by a 3.5 CHP commercial motor that has a lifetime guarantee and supports use by individuals weighing not more than 350 pounds.
ProForm provides good customer protection with lifetime warranty on the PRO 2000’s motor and frame, 5-year warranty on other parts, and 2 years of service.
The PRO 2000 is a wonderfully-made machine. One fault that you could point out in the machine is that it has a 1-ply belt. While the belt has a 5-year guarantee and it is commercial grade, a 2-ply belt would have been better.
The 60-inch long track is standard for quality treadmills but is still far too short for the strides of tall runners.
For its price, the PRO 2000 is quite an awesome machine. It features solid construction, a strong motor, a decent running surface and many other wonderful extras such as the preprogrammed workouts, decline feature, and many more. This is a highly recommended treadmill, and be sure to check out our full review!
PRO 2500 Review
The PRO 2500 is truly an amazing treadmill that has a powerful motor, a wide range of technological features, and several useful add-ons. It ranges between 1,500 and 2,000 in price.
It can be folded vertically to free some floor space and unlike the foldable treadmills from other brands, it still retains its stability even when heavier trainees use it.
The PRO 2500 comes with a 7-inch touch screen that is very attractive and helps lend the treadmill a modern look that makes it easy to choose among the preset programs as well as interacting with iFit Live.
The 30 in-built workouts include calorie-burning programs, incline, speed, and high intensity. The workouts offer the right challenge for those looking to get gentle rehab to those training for marathons. iFit Live is probably the crown of the treadmill. The technology requires wireless Internet and allows users of the treadmill to track progress easily, race against friends, get virtual personal training, and run along Google Maps tracks.
Comes with an iPod port and speakers that make it easy to work out while listening to your favorite music.
The PRO 2500 has a 2-ply track 60-inches long and 20-inches wide, which is among the better sized tracks in the treadmill industry and can accommodate all but the largest of runners.
The incline ranges from -3 percent to 15 percent to help simulate an outdoor running environment and challenge various muscle fibers. You can use the provided “one touch” button to easily change the speed and incline.
It has an impressive 3.5CHP motor that supports use by individuals weighing not more than 375 pounds and has a lifetime guarantee.
ProForm provides a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame of the PRO 2500, a better-than-average consumer protection, 5-year warranty on other parts, and 2 years of service.
A finicky reviewer could criticize the PRO 2500 by pointing out that it has a 2-ply belt. While the 2-ply belt can outlast a 1-ply belt, it will eventually require replacement. The tread belt comes with a 5-year guarantee.
The 60-inch track is relatively long but too short for the strides of very tall runners.
The PRO 2500 is a definite winner. It is a modestly-priced treadmill provides great value with its high-quality parts, a convenient touch screen, and an exceptional program variety. With a powerful motor, great color touchscreen, and a wide belt it is highly recommended.
PRO 4500 Review
The PRO 4500 debuted as the brand’s most expensive treadmill. The current PRO 4500 is the latest version of treadmill from ProForm with a name similar to its predecessor but is dramatically different. The new version has a stronger motor, wider belt, steeper incline, and various other upgrades.
The PRO 4500 is iFit-enabled meaning that if you have an iFit subscription you can use it. This feature is one of the key attractions of owning a ProForm treadmill. The ProForm 4500 Treadmill automatically adjusts to simulate any valley or hill.
The automated decline/incline ranges from -3percent to 15 percent.
The 4500 has a track 60-inches long and 22-inches wide powered by a 4.2 HP motor.
It can be folded vertically using shock-assist technology.
The PRO 4500 has a 10-inch full-color touch screen that makes it easy to navigate through 38 in-built programs.
It has an extensive 38 in-built program variety to target endurance, calorie burn, and speed. You can configure the workouts in various ways using the automatic decline and incline.
This machine has an iPod-compatible port that makes it easy to enjoy your favorite music while you work out.
The PRO 4500 is powered by a commercial-grade 4.2 HP motor that comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, 2 years of service, and a 5-year warranty on parts.
The PRO 4500’s tread belt moves on 2.5-inch rollers. Large rollers would have been preferable to help extend the track’s life.
Based on reviews from customers, it takes 2 people working together about 2 hours to assemble the treadmill. It could be actually worth it to pay extra for assembly.
The PRO 4500 might have a name recycled from a bad history but this new model is well into its prime. It is stylish and futuristic looking and comes loaded with features. It is a solid treadmill that will work well if you are serious about racking up some miles.
ProForm treadmills are popular because of two main reasons. First, they help you get more value for less money. Second, they features some of the most innovative technology in the industry. ProForm’s mother company Icon Fitness dedicates considerable resources to cutting edge technology.
ProForm is a brand that has been manufacturing quality exercise equipment for a while now and the 3 reviews provided here prove exactly that. The PRO 2000, PRO 2500, and PRO 4500 are all excellent options when it comes to exercise equipment.