Update: This treadmill has been discontinued.
The Ironman M5 treadmill is Ironman’s best model yet.
It has everything you could expect from a mid-priced treadmill and more. Also, Cosco usually has this at a discounted price of just $1,199, which makes this the best deal you can get under $1,200.
If you want a mid-priced treadmill without a mid-priced price tag, then this model would be your best option. But I must warn you, you might have a hard time locating a dealer who will sell this unit to you at a discounted price.
This Ironman model offers 2.75HP continuous duty motor that has a speed range of 0-10 miles per hour and an incline range of 0-12 percent for maximum workout intensity. It also comes with a big 20-inch x 56-inch running surface thus allowing you to exercise with comfort and convenience.
The 4 preset, 8 custom, 2 user (create your own hill profile) and 1 heart rate programs give you more variety in your workouts. The OneTouch™ speed and incline controls make adjusting your workout as easy as possible. Plus, the heart rate chest strap is perfect for those who love to run in their target heart rate zone.
best of all, it still offers the generous motor warranty, Keys Fitness
owned brands are known for, which is 10 years. Other warranties include
lifetime for frames, 2 years for parts and a year for labor.
The biggest weakness of this model is its quality. Just like other Ironman treadmills, the manufacturer (Keys Fitness) of this machine used cheap parts to reduce cost but this also resulted in below average quality. But overall, this unit still provides great value for your money, especially when on sale.
I would recommend the Ironman M5 treadmill if you can get it at the discounted $1,200 price tag. If you can’t, this is still a good machine to own but I think the Smooth 7.1HR is a better choice at the $1,500 price range.
Motor: 2.75 HP continuous motor
Speed: 0 to 10 mph
User Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
Incline: 0 to 12%
Warranty: Lifetime on frames, 10 years for motor, 2 years for parts and 1 year for labor.
Belt Size: 56” x 20”
Heart Rate: Yes
• 5 Window LED Console
• EKG Pulse Grip
• Cushioned Deck
• 4 preset, 8 custom, 2 user and 1 heart rate programs
• Toggle Switches
• OneTouch™ speed and incline buttons
• Heart Rate Chest Straps
If you plan on buying an Ironman M5 Treadmill, I suggest you
visit your local Target or Costco outlets to get the best deal possible.
Ask if they’re still offering it for $1,200. As an alternative, you can
also order online through Amazon.com. It is currently being sold for $1,499.