Horizon Treadmills – Peak Performance for Maximum Value

Horizon Treadmill Reviews

Horizon treadmills are the obvious choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced machine that offers a lot of features. With a strong line-up of durable treadmills that range in price from $649 to $1899, nearly every home exerciser will find the perfect model that fits their fitness needs.

Horizon Fitness is owned by Johnson Health Tech, the fourth largest maker of exercise equipment in the world. Johnson also makes the Matrix, AFG, and Vision brands. The company is a leading manufacturer of treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes. 

Doing it Right from Start to Finish

Horizon Treadmills

Their product development, differentiation, and innovation are a challenge for competitors to match. They have undertaken a re-organization and have hit the ground (or tread belt!) running.

As a result, they control all aspects of treadmill design, production, and direct-to-consumer sales. Horizon’s state-of-the-art manufacturing assembles parts that work seamlessly together to create an exceptional exercise experience for the user.

With fully automated factories and strict quality control, there is little chance for flawed components being put into your machine. If you do have a question for customer service, you will be speaking with a representative located in the U.S. Horizon Fitness is headquartered in Cottage Groove, Wisconsin.

Their website has full details of the latest treadmill models, an e-store, information about the company, and customer service contact information. Horizon Fitness also provides you with downloads for treadmill owner’s manuals, parts diagrams, spec sheets, and archives.

A Look at the Current Lineup

Johnson Health has simplified the Horizon treadmill lineup over the years to make it easier for you to choose the right treadmill for your needs.  

Currently there are only 5 models to choose from, including the very popular Quick Start Horizon T101, the Adventure Series 3, and the high end Elite T5, T7 and T9.

The Elite Series was recently redesigned with more of a focus on performance and results.

Horizon T101

This is by far the company's most popular model, and is one of the best treadmills you'll find on the market under $700.  You get a 20" x 55" deck, a 2.25 CHP motor, up to 10 mph speed, 10% incline, 3 zone cushioning, FeatherLight folding and 5 workout programs.

Horizon Adventure 3

A step up model with all of the features of the T101 plus a 2.5 CHP motor, up to 12 mph speed, 12% incline, the Johnson Drive system, ViaFit workout tracking and Passport HD videos.

Horizon Elite T5

Replacing the discontinued Adventure 5, the T5 is the newest model and ups the motor to 2.75 CHP, gives you 15% incline, a larger console and jumps up to 38 built in workout programs from the 5-6 on the lower end models, in addition to everything else found on the Adventure 3.

Horizon Elite T7

Recently upgraded, the Elite T7 adds a longer deck, 60" as opposed to 55" on the other models, a 3.0 CHP motor and 42 workout programs, along with all of the features found on the Elite T5

Horizon Elite T9

The top of the line model in the series, giving you the largest running deck (22" x 60"), the strongest motor (3.25 CHP), aluminum side rails and 40 built in programs. It also offers the strongest warranty of all of the Horizon treadmills.

As you can see, as you move up in the line you will find more workout and entertainment features, so it's a matter of figuring out your budget and deciding what exactly you want/need from your treadmill.

These machines are engineered for quiet performance, reliable operation, and long life. You will find that Horizon treadmills have landed on many Best Buy lists, including ours, and in leading consumer journals and fitness publications.

Horizon has been manufacturing fitness machines for 25 years and will be around for many more years. If you have made a lifelong commitment to fitness, as Horizon has, you can count on them being there when you need them.

Which Model Should You Choose?

Horizon Treadmill Console

The Horizon lineup is much smaller than that of competitors like NordicTrack, ProForm and Sole, and as such it is a little easier to select a treadmill that suits your needs.

As we mentioned, the Horizon T101 is their most popular treadmill.  If you are looking for an entry-level machine for walking and perhaps some light jogging, then this might be the best choice for you.  It's under $700 on sale so it's a great deal.

If you're looking for something a little more substantial, look at the Adventure 3 and the Elite T5 as they include many more features, additional workouts and larger decks.

Finally, if you want more of a runner's treadmill, the Elite T7 and T9 are your best bets, as those are the most durable, feature-packed models.

All of the treadmills fold easily...they all have very good cushioning and strong warranties.  So your best bet is decide what kind of usage you have in mind: light, medium or heavy, then consider your budget, and choose the Horizon treadmill that makes the most sense for you.

Below you will find all of the current model reviews, so you can find out more about each one in-depth.  This will help you if you need additional information to make your decision.

Horizon Treadmill Model Reviews

Entry Level

Horizon T101 - One of the best treadmills on the market in the under-$700 category with great features for the price.


Horizon Adventure 3A step up from the T101 with a stronger motor and Passport and ViaFit entertainment features to motivate you to work out longer.


Horizon Elite T5 - The newest model in the series, an affordable treadmill with advanced performance features.

Horizon Elite T7 - This upper end treadmill offers the Infinity Deck, ViaFit workout tracking and Passport connectivity, syncing with your TV to show high definition locations across the world while you work out.

Horizon Elite T9 - The top of the Elite series with additional workouts, Polar heart rate monitor, large runner's deck and a powerful motor.

Horizon treadmills are currently on sale


Horizon T101

Horizon Adventure 3

Horizon Elite T9


 Well Designed

 Great Cushioning

 Tons of Workouts

 Tracking Capability


 Solid Warranty


Horizon T101

Horizon Elite T5

Horizon Elite T7

Horizon Adventure 3

Most popular Horizon Fitness treadmills are on sale right now!