The Pro 5000 from ProForm is a new, foldable treadmill with a nice suite of features including a high-quality motor, fully cushioned track, incline and decline training and a large number of workout programs.
The Pro 5000 has a web enabled console with a 7” full-color touchscreen display. It shows your workout stats in rich, bright colors and also allows you to connect to the web.
The machine comes with 34 built-in workout programs designed by professional fitness trainers. It inclines up to 15%, declines down to 3%, and has a top speed of 12 MPH.
The specs for this treadmill are:
The Pro 5000 features a large, commercial-grade 4.0 CHP motor, which packs enough horsepower to support the most intense, grueling training sessions with ease.
The 22” x 60” track is wider than the tracks you will find in most other treadmills and offers plenty of room for your upper body. It is fully cushioned and is designed to lessen the strain on your joints while you train.
The machine offers you a lot of choices in terms of training programs. It has 34 workout apps built into the console. Also, it is iFit enabled. You can access your iFit account right from the treadmill or using your smartphone or tablet. Keep in mind that the entry level PRO 2000 model has no touch screen, so you'll need to use a tablet for iFit if you opt for that model.
The iFit technology allows you to simulate real-life runs to make your training sessions more interesting. You can pick any route using Google Maps and the machine will adjust the incline automatically to simulate the running surface. Your iFit account also lets you track your fitness progress closely and interact and compete with the members of the iFit community.
The Pro 5000 has grip sensors in the handlebars as well as a wireless chest strap to measure your heart rate accurately. You can keep track of your heart rate and stay in the right zone to get the results you want.
The treadmill has 15 incline levels and 3 decline levels. Incline/decline training allows you to burn more calories, build your cardio, and tone your muscles. It also helps you prepare for hiking, trekking, and cross-country runs.
The machine is very easy to use. The Quick Incline and Quick Speed controls allow you to change the incline and speed instantly any time you want. The SpaceSaver design also allows you to fold up the treadmill after you are done with your workout.
The Pro 5000 is a well-made machine with an excellent set of features. However, it faces stiff competition from another machine with a similar suite of features – ProForm Pro 9000. So, you might want to take a look at that as well before making a decision.
The ProForm PRO 5000 is neatly designed, packs a lot of power, and comes with excellent warranty. It has a large number of built-in workout programs and incline, decline, and heart rate training options to help you achieve high levels of fitness. It also has a music port, tablet holder, web-enabled console, and iFit connectivity to add a lot of excitement to your workouts.
However, at the time of our review it was newly introduced and cost more than many other treadmills the series. So wait until the price comes down below $2000 before considering it.
On the whole, the Pro 5000 is a quality product, but a smaller price tag might make it even more appealing to customers. So, you might want to take a look at some of the lower-priced treadmills from ProForm before making a decision.
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