Proform Pro 1000 Treadmill – A Good Buy For You?
The Proform Pro 1000 treadmill is a brand new under-$1000 treadmill for this year.
Compared to Proform’s other under-$1000 treadmill, the Power 995i, it gives you an improved, brighter console making it easier to see your workout stats.
You also get a super-tough 3.0 HP motor and extra long belt, which is great for runners, who need a bit more from their treadmill.
The treadmill also comes with a tablet holder above the console so you can watch your favorite shows or movies as you run.
And the Easy-Lift folding mechanism makes it easy to fold up and move around.
So is the Proform Pro 1000 treadmill a good buy for you?
Here’s a review of what you need to know BEFORE you buy:
Proform Pro 1000 Specs:
Price: $999 + Free Shipping
Motor: 3.0 HP
Belt: 20 x 60″
Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
Footprint: 59.25″ x 36.63″
Weight Capacity: 325 lbs
Warranty: Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty, 3-Year Parts Warranty and 1-Year Labor Warranty
Proform Pro 1000 Treadmill Review – The Pros:
Super Tough 3.0 HP Motor
The dynamically spin-balanced motor easily powers the larger belt for both running and walking workouts. The large-frame Commercial motor cools internal components to increase the life of your drive system.
Plus it’s covered by a lifetime motor warranty to protect your investment.
Backlit Easy-to-Read Console
The Pro 1000 treadmill comes with a much-improved backlit console (vs the older 995 which came with a simple, non-backlit LED console). It has a scrolling message board leading you through your workout and one-touch incline and speed buttons along the bottom.
You also get a built-in two-speed fan to keep you cool during those longer workouts. And there’s also 22 built-in workouts you can access easily from under the feedback window.
Extra Long 60 Inch Running Belt
The extra long 20 x 60 inch belt is great for runners or taller users who want to stretch out on this treadmill. You won’t feel like you’re bumping up against the end of the belt.
Travel the World with iFit Coach
iFit connects your treadmill to the Internet. From there you can download unlimited new workouts to add some extra challenge to your routine.
You can also easily track your workouts over time to set new goals and reach new heights. It can be really motivating to see a graph of your workouts for the month and see just how far you’ve come.
You can also use your tablet to connect and run world famous trails – from Paris to Hawaii – while you watch the actual scenery pass you by as you run (see pic above). The treadmill will also incline to match the terrain – very virtual reality.
Plus if you get iFit through the Manufacturer here, they are currently offering you a Free wearable with your iFit membership. You can use this to track your daily activity, food and even sleep patterns if you choose.
Folding with Shock-Assisted Lift
You can easily fold this treadmill up and out of the way for small workout areas or easy cleaning. There’s a shock-assisted lift mechanism that makes it much easier to fold – and saves the strain on your back.
With the sturdy bracket above the console, you can attach your tablet and watch your favorite TV shows or movies – or connect to iFit LIVE – as you walk or run.
This is another small feature that can make a big difference in your workout enjoyment!
22 Built-In Workouts
Don’t want to use iFit? No problem, there are 22 extra built-in workouts on this treadmill you can use to build some extra challenge into your workout. They were designed by a certified personal trainer and focus on things like time, speed and incline goals.
You can also plug in your iPod and play your favorite workout music through the built-in speakers.
Proform Pro 1000 Treadmill Review – The Cons:
iFit Coach Subscription
While you don’t need iFit to use this treadmill, you will have to get the online subscription (about $144 a year) if you want all of the benefits of the iFit LIVE service.
And note that if you don’t have a tablet you won’t get full use from the iFit world trails.
The 12% incline is fairly consistent with what you get on a treadmill at this price point (some treadmills even give you 10%). But if you want a bit more room to grow, you may want one of the Pro treadmills with up to 15% incline like the Pro 2000 model.
The Proform 1000 treadmill is the latest – and most affordable – treadmill in the Pro series of treadmills. These are treadmills built to be a bit tougher – and more luxurious – than Proform’s starter models.
And the Proform Pro 1000 doesn’t disappoint. Compared to Proform’s other under-$1000 treadmill, the 995i – this treadmill gives you a better console which is easier to read and understand.
You also get some great basics that runners will love – like the strong motor, extra long belt with more room to move and up to 12 MPH speed limits. Overall the Pro 1000 comes in at a starter-treadmill price but it gives you just a bit more than most starter treadmills, making it a great value buy.
Where to Buy and Save
You can get the new Proform Pro 1000 treadmill direct from the Manufacturer. You can also watch a video of how it works and get Free Shipping to your home which can save you about $150.