The ProForm 755 Crosstrainer treadmill has an interactive console that controls the speed and incline of the machine while you concentrate on the workout. It includes a set of 2-lb hand weights and prompts the user on when and how to do the strength training portion of the exercise program.
At $1099 MSRP, the ProForm 755 Crosstrainer treadmill has an attractive GloZone™ console which is a multi-color backlit screen where you get to pick the colors. The display shows speed, time, distance, pace, pulse, and calories burned.
For better accuracy on the readout, the treadmill has a user weight input feature so it can calculate the actual calories burned based on your weight and time. The cardio workouts include 3 upper-body, 3 lower body, and 3 total body “cross training” workouts.
Its list of features of the ProForm 755 Crosstrainer includes:
UPDATE: The 755 CrossTrainer is no longer available for sale. To find a comparable machine check out the new treadmill lineup from ProForm at the official store.
Trainers and experts weigh the asking price of a machine against its quality, durability, and overall value. The ProForm 755 Crosstrainer scores fairly well in these areas.
The programming uses the voice of a Personal Trainer to talk the user through muscle building exercises, which is a plus if you’ve used a treadmill before but not a Cross Trainer. The 2-lb hand weights are too light for stronger users to do much good, but once you understand the concepts of strength training combined with cardio, you can purchase heavier 5 to 10-lb weights later on.
On the plus side, the comments in Proform treadmill reviews were generally positive for the advanced features on this machine, features such as the power incline, the cushioned deck, and the interactive programming.
Of the handful of criticisms mentioned, heavier runners felt there was too much frame wobble and console shake while the belt was operating at higher speeds of 6-9 mph, and, while the ProForm 755 Crosstrainer is a folding treadmill, it was almost too heavy for some users to move around. (Imagine the irony of that in a strength-training treadmill!) Those users advised that if you could leave it set up and not have to fold it away, so much the better.
The ProForm 755 Crosstrainer is a better model than many of its Proform siblings. It is a good looking piece of fitness equipment and a decent value if you can get it on sale.
Reviewers generally like the machine better than fitness and equipment experts do, probably because they are more forgiving in areas of component quality and motor size. For under $600, the ProForm 755 Crosstrainer treadmill is a good little machine with a lot of features found only on more expensive models.