ProForm Performance 300
Treadmill Review





Affording many people the opportunity to get into treadmill ownership the ProForm Performance 300 is a budget priced model with all the basic features you would expect to find on a modern treadmill.

The is a "space saver" treadmill which means that it can be folded up after use and has an 18" x 50" tread belt that is driven by a 2.75 CHP motor.

There are 16 workout programs from which to choose and the shock absorption is taken care of by the "ProShox" cushioning system which responds evenly to your stride in order to give a comfortable workout.

Your entertainment needs are catered for with a built in sound system. A compatible music port allows you to hook up an iPOD or MP3 player to the speakers built into the control console.

The treadmill comes with a 5 yrs Frame and Motor warranty and 90 days Parts and Labor warranty.

Here are the main features:




... workout
programs

In order to stay motivated and achieve your maximum potential while using your treadmill it's important to have a variety of built-in workout programs.

This treadmill scores here with a total of 16 built-in workouts, each of which have been designed help you achieve your fitness goals as quickly as possible.








... drive motor

The treadmill is powered by a 2.75 CHP Mach drive motor. In addition to providing a smoother, quieter, workout the drive motor also helps to cool internal components to extend their life.





… speed control


This model comes equipped with "QuickSpeed" control. This means that you can easily jump to any speed during the workout by pushing one of the ten speed buttons on the control console.

The user is able to decrease their speed immediately if they are in need of a break  or select a higher speed if they want to exercise more vigorously.









… incline control


The treadmill also includes a "Quick Incline" control. This feature allows the user to electronically change the degree of slope up or down between the values 0 -10 deg. from the control panel.

The user is able to simulate the action of running uphill in order to add a greater physical challenge and variety to their workout.





… cushioning system

This treadmill utilizes "ProShox" cushioning. The cushioning system compresses with each step and responds to the user's stride in order to provide comfortable workout.





... LCD display

The display on this treadmill has a large LCD Display. This display tracks speed, time, distance, and calories burned so that progress can be checked throughout the exercise session.










... iPOD connection

The treadmill features an iPOD compatible music port. The user has the facility to connect an audio device such as an iPOD or MP3 player via a 3.5 mm audio cable (not supplied) to the audio jack on the front of the console.

With the MP3 player resting on a ledge on the console the user is able to enjoy their favorite music or an audio book title through the built-in "Intermix Acoustics 2.0" sound system.




... workout cooling fan

The treadmill comes equipped with an "CoolAire" workout fan. This console mounted fan has two speed settings and will help the user to stay cool and comfortable during their  workout.




… heart rate monitor

An EKG grip monitor is used to track the user's heart rate. The built-in sensors allows quick and accurate monitoring of heart rate.

The user grips the built-in sensors on the handlebars and a value is displayed on the LCD screen. By staying within an optimum heart rate value the user can use this facility to help burn more fat.









... safety key

The treadmill comes with a safety key and lanyard. In order for the treadmill to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the treadmill cannot be operated by unauthorized users such as small children.

The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the users clothing. If the user were to accidentally trip or fall while on the treadmill the key is pulled away from the console causing the treadmill's walking belt to slow to a stop.





... space saver design

This model has been designed with "space saver" technology. This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.

When the running deck is raised to an upright position it is held firmly in place by storage latch. There are also two small wheels located at the end of the frame which can assist in moving the treadmill.





… warranty details

The ProForm Performance 300 treadmill is underwritten by a 5 yrs warranty on the Frame and Motor together with a 90 days Parts and Labor warranty.



Features:

  • Mach Drive Motor
  • 16 Workout Apps
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • EKG Grip Heart Rate Monitor
  • LCD Display
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Accessory Tray
  • Safety Key and Lanyard
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design




Specifications:

  • Motor: 2.75 CHP
  • Speed: 0 to 10 MPH
  • Incline: 0 % to 10 %
  • Tread Belt: 18" x 50"
  • User Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Frame (5yrs)

                  Motor (5yrs)

                         Parts and Labor (90 days)



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We are outdoor joggers but during this time of year the pollen count is very high and my allergies put me out of commission - so we bought the 300 because of limited indoor space and we have used it everyday for 2 weeks and it's already paid for itself.

My only complaint is I can't find a list of the 16 preset workouts other than scanning through the readout which takes awhile.

We do 10,000 steps a day and now when we get home if we are short steps it's easy to get on the 300 while watching TV and finish our steps.

Also, the treadmill had the best assembly instructions I have ever seen, and I put everything together - very well done.





I would recommend this treadmill!

Easy to set up and works great! :)