The ProForm 780 CrossWalk Treadmill with Workout Intensity Control

The ProForm 780 CrossWalk treadmill has three dedicated Crosswalk workouts that utilize moving upper body workout arms for a full body workout helping you burn up to 50% more calories.

The Machine

The backlit LCD 7x30 main display of the ProForm 780 CrossWalk treadmill tracks time, speed, distance, calories burned, and pulse rate. The 15 workout programs include 12 QuickSelect buttons and 3 personal trainer buttons along the side of the console. The unique Workout Intensity Control allows the user to add or reduce intensity to any of the above workouts.

The specs on the ProForm 780 CrossWalk include:

Proform 780 CrossWalk Treadmill
  • 3.0 CHP Mach Z™ Motor
  • 20" x 55" Tread Belt
  • 1-10 mph QuickSpeed™
  • 15 Workouts
  • 3 Crosswalk Workouts
  • ProSoft Plus™ Cushioning
  • Dual-grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • Upper body workout arms
  • CoolAire™ Workout Fan
  • 300 lb. Weight Capacity
  • SpaceSaver® Design
  • Warranty – lifetime frame, 25 yrs motor, 90-day parts & labor

The Buzz

UPDATE:  The ProForm 780 Crosswalk is no longer available.  To find a comparable treadmill check out the new full lineup from ProForm on the company site to see which model appeals to you.

ProForm put a 20" x 55" walker’s belt on the 780 CrossWalk, added a pair of upper body workout arms and a good workout fan, and then powered the treadmill belt with a big 3.0 chp motor cooled internally by an axial fan. On the deck, the advanced cushioning technology reduces joint impact up to 22%. For programming, you’ll find a good mix of workouts to keep you motivated. The layout of the console is actually much more functional and better designed than other ProForms, but it is doesn’t have the mp3 port and sound system that are normally standard on treadmills in this price range.

The ProForm 780 CrossWalk treadmill is the most expensive CrossWalk that ProForm has made (these models have moving arms rather than power inclines) but they shouldn’t have bothered. Treadmill reviews indicate that some tall users may find the moving workout arms to be too short to use comfortably, and the arms eventually begin to squeak. You are better off getting a treadmill without moving arms and buying a pair of hand weights to pump your upper body while you work out.

What We Say

At the MSRP of $1,299, the Proform 780 CrossWalk is an okay but not outstanding treadmill. When it goes on sale at $799, it is a much better deal. At that sale price, the 780 offers a 20" x 55" walking area and powerful motor, decent quality and quiet operation, and a very nice console layout. You get Free Shipping but the 90-day parts & labor warranty isn’t enough to protect you from potential problems. Be sure to buy an extended warranty for the Proform 780 CrossWalk treadmill, which is $90 for the first year.

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