Vision Treadmills – A Fine Line of Machines
Vision Treadmill Reviews
Vision treadmills are imported from China by their parent company Johnson Health and Fitness, based in Wisconsin. If you or one of your kids ever owned a Trek® bike, then you’re familiar with at least one excellent Vision Fitness product. They also make ellipticals, stationary bikes, and strength training equipment.
Award Winning Machines
Vision Fitness is an innovative treadmill maker in many ways and their awards are well earned. Their specialty store retailers in North America consistently rank them at the top in terms of product design and customer service.
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Priced at different levels with an option of a Simple, Premier, or Deluxe console design, the customer can pick the features to include on their own machine, starting with either a fold-up or full platform design. Vision treadmills are customized when you order one; prices range from entry level machines at $1,299, and go up to club-quality units that retail for $4,799.
Comfortable, Cushioned Decks
One difference you’ll find on Vision Fitness treadmills from some other brands is that they use low-maintenance, 1-inch, pre-waxed, Phenolic decks. The wax is absorbed into the belt and acts as a lubricant between it and the deck over hundreds of hours of use so there is no need to add silicone. (The deck can easily be re-waxed if needed.) Vision’s upper-end treadmill models come with reversible decks for even longer life.
Users will also enjoy the thick 4.4 mm orthopedic treadmill belt that comes standard on all Vision Fitness models, as well as the 8 variable-durometer elastomer cushions which act as extra cushioning on the deck for the foot strikes and push offs.
What the Pros Say
Vision Fitness faces some stiff competition in all price classes. Reviewers say that their entry level treadmills are above average, but the elite models are going against names like Precor, Landice, True, and Life Fitness. It didn’t help when, in 2006, Vision Fitness got a black eye by having to recall one of their low end treadmills due to a sudden lurch in speed after it was in use for 30 minutes.
Buy Online; Delivered Locally
We like the Vision treadmills in terms of reliability and overall quality, although the console isn’t anything special. This is a fine line of machines that can be ordered online from Vision Fitness, and it will be delivered to your home and set up by their local licensed fitness retailer.
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Vision T9200 Deluxe Treadmill - Reserved endorsements in reviews for the pre-waxed phenolic deck, the expanded fitness training programs and an attractive design.
Vision T9550 Deluxe Treadmill - Not a bad model for its overall package of components, style and programs; we have yet to see it on sale at a price low enough to be considered a good value.
Vision Fitness T9500 Treadmill - Rugged, sturdy, and dependable, can be customized to your style of training
Vision Fitness T9600 Treadmill - Rates well in all areas – power, reliability, solid frame, noise level, cushioning and walking area; nominated runner-up in the Best Buy category.
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