The ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill is ProForm's top flight model in the company's Pro Series highlighting commercial grade features, plenty of power and extras you usually find only on top of the line treadmills by brands like Landice and Life Fitness.
The next step up from the Pro 7000, the ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill adds a few more workouts for a total of 38 and includes some iFit demos users can try out before investing in the iFit system. The 10", full-color monitor is top notch for everything from tracking your progress to surfing the web.
The specs for this treadmill are:
The Pro 9000 is ProForm's most feature-packed treadmill and reviewers are nearly unanimous in their praise of the impressive selection of 38 pre-set workouts, which include calorie burning programs, intensity programs, speed training and incline/decline workouts.
You also get additional workout options through iFit, as well as sharing and tracking capability and Google map integration to virtually run anywhere in the world.
Many reviews also noticed that the Pro Shox cushioning system seemed to genuinely reduce impact on the joints, which should be expected at this price point.
The majority of ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill reviews mentioned the powerful, 4.25 hp commercial grade motor. Users say it's incredibly quiet and gives an incredibly smooth performance whether you're taking a simple stroll or pushing the envelope at up to 12 miles per hour. The quality of parts and exceptional "entertainment" package of iFit training, Google maps trails and complete Internet interface options all got a resounding thumbs up from in-home users as well as trainers and athletes.
If you want to save a little bit of money, take a look at the PRO 5000 model, which is essentially the same machine with a smaller touch screen. Everything else about the two treadmills is pretty much the same.
Another option is the entry level PRO 2000, although that one doesn't come with a web enabled touch screen, so you'll have to use your tablet for the internet and Google maps there.
Every part of the ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill says quality and durability. ProForm is part of ICON Fitness and it shows in the dedication to using superior quality engineering and mechanisms. The 4.25 hp motor is finely balanced and precision tuned for nearly silent operation that holds up without overheating even with multiple users.
While listing at $3,499, it's usually on sale for $1,999, kicking it up to the luxury level. It costs about $500 more than the ProForm 5000, but it does have the bigger screen and stronger motor.
The Pro 9000's lifetime warranty on the frame, deck and motor, 5 year coverage of the parts and 2 years of labor is perhaps the best warranty you'll ever see on a machine costing less than $3000, making it a steal for even the most serious athletes.
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