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Proform Treadmills Review

Proform Treadmills

Is Proform Right For You?

Proform treadmills are perfect for those who love to walk or jog.

These treadmills are cheap and are built for low intensity workouts. So if you're looking for an affordable starter treadmill, you might want to read the whole article.

However, if you're a seasoned runner, you're better off buying a more expensive treadmill. This brand is not for you. Their treadmills aren't built to withstand intense wokrouts. It would be better for you to go for those worth $1,500 or above.

Brief Company Background…

In it's early days, Proform revolutionized the treadmill industry by introducing the now world-famous SpaceSaver(R) fold-away design treadmills. This made their Proform brand known and linked to treadmills.

Proform treadmills are created by the largest manufacturer and marketer of exercise equipment in the world, which is Icon Health and Fitness. It has over 4,800 employees and 10 manufacturing facilities in the United Stated, Canada and China.

Proform Power 995 Treadmill

Proform probably has the widest range of treadmills in the market today. And most of them, if not all, belonging to the entry level(below $500) to the mid-class(around $1,000-$2,000) price range.

Proform Treadmills Biggest Fallback

The biggest fallback of Proform treadmills is that most of them have short warranties. At the same time, there have been some complaints regarding the durability of their machines.

To Conclude…

Always remember that you get what you pay for. And this applies to everything including treadmills. If you're a seasoned runner who wants a quality treadmill with long warranties, then I strongly urge you to buy treadmills worth at least $1,500.

All in all, I believe that Proform makes good entry level machines. But due to its poor warranty, quality and durability, I wouldn't recommend proform treadmills for runners. There are other similar treadmills out there worth buying.(see our Best Treadmills page)

Where to Buy?

If you still like to give Proform a try, the best place to buy a Proform treadmill is from Amazon. (all links open new window)

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Proform ZT3 Treadmill
Cost:$399.00
Motor Size: 1.5 continuous hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 18in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: no
Others: One of the better entry level treadmills from Proform this year in terms of providing value.


Proform 8.0 ZT Treadmill
Cost:$599.00
Motor Size: 2.25 continuous hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 18in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: Comes with probably the best quality in all of Proform's ZT treadmills this year.


Proform 9.0 ZT Treadmill
Cost:$599.00
Motor Size: 2.25 continuous hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: The upgraded version of the 8.0 ZT above. It comes with better specs and features but the quality is not as good.


Proform 675E Treadmill
Cost:$609.00
Motor Size: 2.8 hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: Another beautiful Proform treadmill that was made from cheap parts.


Proform Power 995 Treadmill
Cost:$899.00
Motor Size: 3.0chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: One of the first treadmills in the market to come with a touch screen display.


Proform Power 995C Treadmill
Cost:$999.00
Motor Size: 3.0chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: One of the better entry level treadmills you can buy last 2013.


Proform Power 995 I Treadmill
Cost:$999.00
Motor Size: 3.0chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: The upgraded 2014 version of the 995C. Still one of the best treadmills below $1,000.


Proform Pro 2000 Treadmill
Cost:$1,299.00
Motor Size: 3.25chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: One decent machine but I prefer you buy either the cheaper 995C above or the more expensive Pro 2500 below. Both provide better value for money. 


Proform Pro 2500 Treadmill
Cost:$1,499.00
Motor Size: 3.5chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: With its 7" full color touch screen, this is one of the most feature rich treadmills in the $1,500 price range.


Proform Performance 1450 Treadmill
Cost:$1,499.00
Motor Size: 3.25chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others:With its built-in 10-inch Android-powered touch screen, it is one of the first exercise machines to allow you to surf the internet while working out.


Proform Pro 7000 Treadmill
Cost:$1,799.00
Motor Size: 3.8 chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 22in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: no
Others: Also comes with a built-in 10 inch Android touch screen. This is one of the better treadmills below $2,000.


Proform Pro 9000 Treadmill
Cost:$1,999.00
Motor Size: 4.2 chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 22in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: no
Others: The bigger more powerful version of the Pro 7000 above. It is also $200 more expensive which is still a bargain considering everything you're getting.


Proform The Official Boston Marathon Treadmill 4.0
Cost:$3,999.00
Motor Size: 4.25 chp
Maximum Speed: 15mph
Running Surface Size: 60in x 22in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: no
Others: Built for athletes and marathon training. This is the most expensive treadmill from Proform in a long time.


Below are some of the older Proform treadmills that have been discontinued. I would keep the reviews here as most of these machines are still being sold online.

Proform PaceTrainer Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$399.00
Motor Size: 2.25hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 50in x 16in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: Just an ordinary entry level treadmill.


Proform CrossWalk Performance X Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$399.00
Motor Size: 2.25hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 45in x 16in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This is Proform's cheapest machine with upper body resistance arms.


Proform CrossWalk 425 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$499.00
Motor Size: 1.3 chp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 17in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: no
Others: This is one of the best Proform units that comes with the patented upper body exercise bar.


Proform CrossTrainer VX Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$499.00
Motor Size: 1.5chp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 50in x 18in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This Proform treadmill doesn’t come with the classic Proform 90-day warranty.


Proform 540 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$599.00
Motor Size: 1.75chp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 19in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This machine use to come with one of the longest Proform motor warranty when it came out.


Proform CrossWalk Performance LXs Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$699.00
Motor Size: 2.25hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 50in x 17in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This treadmill also boasts adjustable resistance upper body arms


Proform CS11e Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$699.00
Motor Size: 1.75chp or 2.75hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 19in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This is a decent model from Proform.


Proform 995 SEL Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$799.00
Motor Size: 2.75hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This Proform treadmill comes with custom cushioning, which allows you to adjust to firmer or softer strides.


Proform 720 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $799.99
Motor Size: 2.5hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 19in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: this is one treadmill from Proform with good cushioning.


Proform 730 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$799.00
Motor Size: 2.0chp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: This is a pretty looking machine with good cushioning.


Proform CrossWalk Caliber Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $799.99
Motor Size: 1.75chp or 1.75hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 18in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: this treadmill comes with the patented CrossWalk™ Total-Body Workout feature.


Proform XP Weight Loss 620 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $799.99
Motor Size: 1.75chp or 1.75hp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: no
Folding: yes
Others: one of the better entry level treadmills from Proform a few years ago.


Proform C1050 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $849.00
Motor Size: 1.75chp
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: great looking treadmill but quality is below average.


Proform 930i Treadmill Discontinued
Cost:$899.00
Motor Size: 2.0chp
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: A few years ago, this is one of the better treadmills from Proform.


Proform 5 Star Interactive Trainer 1200 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,299.00
Motor Size: 2.0chp commercial-grade motor
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 19in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: this is one of the most affordable 5 Star treadmills from Proform.


Proform 5 Star Interactive Trainer 1800 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,899.00
Motor Size: 3.0chp commercial-grade motor
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Running Surface Size: 55in x 19in
Heart Rate: yes
Folding: yes
Others: this is the top of the line 5 Star treadmill from Proform a few years back.


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Proform cross walk csi model pftl21460 
Still working after close to 10 years! I've just worn a large hole in the belt and thinking about ordering the part rather than buying a new machine. …

Proform C1050 
I bought this treadmill 4 years ago, and it just recently started giving me trouble. I tried to call customer service, but after being on hold for 10 minutes …

Proform Treadmill 
Fortunatley, the machine broke down within the 90-day warranty. A faulty bolt caused the tension belt arm to bend and rub against the motor. Customer …

richard h carroll 
january of 2oo8 i purchased proform 8.5 personal fitness trainer treadmill from "icon". I've had repair service here 5 times -three consoles and one running …

Do not buy Proform 
I bought a Proform 695LT from Home Shopping Network last year. I only use it up to speeds of 3mph for a health condition. The motor has just started …

proform 625 not for runners Not rated yet
My proform 625 walking platform crack and i noticed two bolts holding down the platform were broken. So, that is a major expense repair.

proform top of the line treadmill Not rated yet
We bought this treadmill not even 6 months ago and the whole metal frame is rusting and it is so bad that it is flaking. The flaking falls off onto the …

Not so happy to own PROFORM CROSSWALK bought from SEARS Not rated yet
We had the treadmill for 4 months and the motor stopped working. Unfortunately, the warranty of parts and labor is only 90 days. I called the technician, …

Proform and Nordictrack Warranty Confusion Not rated yet
I am very confused by the warranty information that I am reading. I have been looking at Proform and Nordictrack mid range. I want the ifit Live and these …

Proform 615 Not rated yet
Going strong after 10 years (light use) Couple of plastic parts broken, when moving house. Still delighted with it.

Proform Crosswalk Not rated yet
I owned a proform crosswalk treadmill for 15 years and never had a single problem with it. The only maitenance I ever had to do was get more lubricant …

Proform treadmill owner for five years-- they rock! Not rated yet
Not all of us can either afford to plop down 1500 bucks on a treadmill, and frankly I didn't want to, so I purchased the Proform XP 542e. This has run …

i love my proform treadmill Not rated yet
I have had the proform treadmill crosswalk xl for over 13 years. I bought it new at sears and paid roughly $400 for it. I use it everyday with no problems …

Worst customer service I have ever seen Not rated yet
The first time I tried to call, the paperwork I got with the unit said they are open until 6:00pm MST. I called at 5:26 and I got a recording that the …

Wasted $699 on Performance Lxs Not rated yet
I bought this treadmill thinking that this would be a decent purchase and would give us a fairly good treadmill. I couldn't have been more wrong, this …

Not Impressed Not rated yet
I couldn't agree more. I got a proform for my wife and I and right off the bat, the normal stance was on a pretty agressive incline. I'm used to treadmills …

Your web site information is out-of-date Not rated yet
The information and models referenced on this web site are not up-to-date. ProForm now offers a full "lifetime" warranty on the motor and frame and "2 …

less than 200 miles Not rated yet
My wife uses a proform 720 for winter walking (does not run). She weighs about 115 lbs. We have had nothing but problems. This machine should still work …

Wrong parts in box delivered Not rated yet
I got a treadmill delivered to my house with the wrong parts in it. I called proform and told them about it. I have the 4 year extended warranty. Six …

Off to a bad start Not rated yet
We bought a ProForm with a blue-screen digital display, and after two days, the display went blank. It's a 2009 model, and we've been informed that they …

pro form 750 Not rated yet
Retraction for my "FRUSTRATED" Critique. For the record I was not a happy camper when I originally wrote. I must say that ICON,and Customer service has …

Old Faithful Not rated yet
I've had my proform for approximately 5 years without any problems whatsoever. The functionality is basic I'm sure (although it's not a manual treadmill) …

proform 990x Not rated yet
Just bought the machine from a sporting goods dealer two days ago, got it home plugged it in and it is a piece of, well you know. The incline and heart …

I Rey Not rated yet
The walking platform snapped in half after four years, although it wasnt over used. I have since had extreme difficulty getting replacement parts. I ordered …

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ProForm 625 Not rated yet
I got the ProForm 625 a couple of years ago. Didn't start using it until after the warranty expired. Runs a couple of minutes and the motor thermal protection …

Proform 725 Not rated yet
Have used this machine weekly, long workouts of 5-10k runs at 6.0-7.5mph average speed for the last 10 years. This morning during my run the back roller …

Proform xp 542e w/ ifit treadmill Not rated yet
Incredible workout! Follow and track progress online Worth every penny!

ProForm XT 580 Treadmill Not rated yet
My mother purchased the ProForm XT580 treadmill. While walking slowly on the treadmill, it unexpectedly accelerated and threw her off. I wonder if any …

Stay Away from PROFORM Not rated yet
Junk...I bought a Proform about three years ago...first the assembly demonstrated that it was made of inferior materials. The console was always loose …

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