ProForm treadmills are the more affordable brand from ICON Health and Fitness, and the second most popular behind NordicTrack. They offer a ton of value, with some really great features that you don't usually find on machines at this price level.
Many of their models have been on our Best Buy lists for several years in a row and the company continues to improve the quality and design that goes into these treadmills.
Most folks won’t realize what improvements ProForm made “under the hood” in recent years, but they can still appreciate the full range of features (“bells and whistles”) that these budget machines are loaded with.
No other manufacturer has been able to match ProForm treadmills in terms of the expanded number of programs, heart rate control features, large running area, entertainment, incline and resistance levels, easy folding designs, and so on.
The lineup is quite diverse and changes often, so it's a bit hard to keep up with everything that have to offer. Currently, they have the popular Pro series, the Power Series and Performance models.
Let's take a closer look at the most popular current models:
Performance Series (Entry Level)
These are the entry level ProForm treadmills, including the popular 400i and 600i. They range in price from $599 to $799, and include up to 12% incline, good sized decks, up to 2.75 CHP motors and good programming.
Power Series (Mid Level)
Moving up you have the power series, with the popular 995i as well as the up-level Power 1295i, ranging in price from $999 to $2499. They include up to a 15% incline, larger running decks, up to 3.5 CHP motors and tons of workout programs.
Pro Series (Top Level)
These are the top of the line ProForm treadmills, built stronger and more durable for heavier usage (families, athletes, serious runners). They include the Pro 2000, popular 5000, and 9000, ranging in price from $1299 to $2999. These treadmills include up to 15% as well as 3% decline, the largest running decks, up to 4.25 CHP motors and up to 40 workout programs.
All of the models come with iFit Coach training, solid cushioning, heart rate monitoring, high weight capacities, solid warranties and tons of extras, so you can't go wrong with any of these treadmills.
Just like with their sister company, NordicTrack, there are a lot of models to choose from and it can get be difficult to decide which one to go with.
Per our latest ProForm treadmill reviews, the most popular model is definitely the Pro 5000. It is very similar to NordicTrack's Commercial 1750, which is the best seller for that brand.
So if you are looking for a solid all around treadmill for your home, with incline, decline, lots of workouts, tracking, touch screen, internet...the Pro 5000 is a great choice, especially if you can find it on sale at around $1500. You can save a couple hundred with the Pro 2000, but you lose some power and the touch screen. The Pro 9000 is a bit pricey and not worth the jump in our opinion.
If you are on a strict budget, take a look at the Performance Series. Although they lack the power and upgrades of the Pro Series, you still get incline, built in workouts, iFit Coach training and other features. So the 400i and 600i will be your choices here, both under $800.
If you're somewhere in the middle, i.e. you want to step up from the entry level models but not sure you can afford the Pro models, take a look at the Power Series. The Power 995i and 1295i bridge the gap nicely between the entry level ProForm treadmills and the higher end Pro series.
They do offer a couple of other choices on the site from time to time, including the Pro 1000 and the 505 CST, but you are best off with one of the models from either the Pro, Performance or Power Series.
Although the company is well known for their entry level, light to moderate use treadmills, their recently introduced Pro Series has really gained in popularity.
These are more geared towards runners who need a little more out of their treadmills. Although they are a bit pricier, they have stronger motors, roomier decks, better cushioning and several other features and capabilities that runners will appreciate.
It's interesting to note that there has been an increase in significantly positive customer reviews on all ProForm models in recent years, and this is likely due to better construction and user-friendly design.
As we mentioned, ICON Fitness has upgraded the quality of the machines over the past two years but did so without increasing retail prices. They’ve added better motors and higher quality rollers, and with fewer needed repairs on these expensive parts, ICON is able to offer much longer treadmill warranties.
Even the lower end ProForm treadmills now feature a 25-year motor warranty with at least 1 year on parts and labor, and ICON Fitness has decided to expand coverage on mid-priced treadmills with a lifetime motor warranty, a lifetime frame warranty, 5 years on parts and 2 years on labor.
With so many great features and capabilities, Proform treadmills are an affordable choice and definitely worth taking a look at.
Read specific model reviews below to find out more about each ProForm treadmill, including specs, prices, buying tips and additional information.
ProForm Pro 1000 - the newest in the series, at just $999 a good buy given all of the features and capabilities.
ProForm Pro 2000 - one of their most popular models, offering great features at a very affordable price.
ProForm Pro 5000 - Another newer model featuring incline and decline, a powerful motor, generous running deck and bluetooth iFit capability.
ProForm Pro 9000 - The Pro 9000 gets a resounding thumbs up from in-home users as well as trainers and athletes; ProForm's most feature-packed treadmill.
ProForm Power 995i - Big 3.0 CHP commercial pro motor, iFit technology, a touch screen display, and a 20" x 60" belt, all for a sale price of $999? Awesome!
ProForm Power 1295i - Recently introduced with a 7" smart HD display, iFit Coach technology and a generously sized, maintenance-free deck.
ProForm Performance 400i - Ideal for seniors or casual walkers who want easy access to daily walking exercise without having to go outdoors; a ton of features for $599!
ProForm Performance 600i - Above average scores in reviews; a decent budget machine for walkers with advanced features that are normally seen on more expensive models.
ProForm 505 CST - one of the best sellers for the company despite the fact that it's an older model with iFit Coach, incline, easy folding and lots of workouts.
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