The Life Fitness Club Series Treadmill – Health Club Quality Model
The home version Life Fitness Club Series treadmill features the same express controls and quality components that are found on the high-caliber health club model. If there was ever a machine to wow the treadmill purists, this might be the one.
The Life Fitness Club Series treadmill has a red LED display console with on-the-fly programming, and shows incline, speed, time, distance, heart rate, target HR, calories, and pace. It also has a 16-character scrolling message center. The 16 pre-programmed workouts include Classic (Manual, Hills, Random), Time-based Sports Training, Heart Rate (Fat Burn, Cardio, Intervals, etc.), and Goal, plus Personalized and Custom workouts.
The features and specs on the Life Fitness Club Series model are:
- 4.0 CHP Continuous Duty DC MagnaDrive Motor
- 20" x 60" Tread Belt
- 0-15% Incline in 0.5% increments
- 0.5-12 mph
- 16 Workouts
- Polar® Wireless HR Chest Strap
- Lifepulse Digital Contact HR monitoring
- FlexDeck® Shock Absorption System
- 3.5" Precision Crowned Rollers
- 400 lb. Weight Capacity
- Weight / Dimensions: 431 lbs / 37" x 63.5" x 83"
- Warranty: lifetime on frame, shock absorbers, & motor, 10 yrs electrical/parts, 1-yr labor
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What sets the Life Fitness Club Series treadmill apart is the impressive list of components that are installed including a 5/8” commercial grade multi-ply deck with FlexDeck shock absorption system, big 3.5” precision crowned rollers, and a 4.0 CHP motor. The 431-pound unit weight listed on the specs, however, is somewhat questionable according to treadmill techs. It is a heavy machine, but it’s not that heavy. Yet even that is a non-issue; this is just a great machine.
If you love the smooth, quiet ride of the treadmills at your health club, then you’ll love the Life Fitness Club Series. That’s because they use many of the same features that are found in the commercial models, which are designed for near constant use. Treadmill Doctor named this machine as one of their Best Buy winners for 2010 because of its solid construction and engineering. In addition to all the great features listed above, you will appreciate that the Lifepulse Contact heart rate sensors deliver precise and accurate monitoring during the workout, and the clean lines of the attractive design make it a machine you will be proud to show off in your home gym.
What We Say
If you are training for a marathon or just need to get in shape, the Life Fitness Club Series rates near perfect for power, cushioning, warranty, reliability, programs, comfort, and overall quality. While Life Fitness is not usually the first name that comes to mind when discussing the upper tier of home treadmill manufacturers, they deserve a spot among them — on a list which includes names such as Cybex, FreeMotion, Landice, Matrix, Precor, StarTracs, and True. The Life Fitness Club Series treadmill is a pricey $5,499, but if money is no object for putting a first-rate machine in your home gym, it’s a Great Buy. It rates 5 out of 5 stars.
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