ProForm PRO 5000
Treadmill Review




The ProForm PRO 5000 treadmill is part of ProForm's "PRO" range and is the big brother to the PRO 2000. It adds a larger motor at 4.0 CHP and more workouts than it's less expensive stablemate.

The control console has a touch screen display with web browser. This allows the user to check their email, surf the web or keep up with their social networking activities. The touch screen interface lets the user navigate menus with a swipe of a finger.

There are 38 workouts, each designed by a certified personal trainer and split into five functional groups. These comprise of Calorie Burn, Intensity, Speed, Incline and Random workouts.

This treadmill is iFIT enabled. This technology allows the user to walk/jog/run tracks along routes generated by Google maps that simulate the trail you are following by adjusting the deck incline. This feature requires a subscription to iFIT.com which is sold separately.

The built in sound system delivers a rich, equalized sound and has a compatible music port for an iPOD or any other MP3 player. The iPOD rests on the console shelf, so that it is within easy reach and leaves the controls right at your fingertips.

The product is underwritten by a lifetime frame and motor warranty, 5 years parts warranty and a 2 years labor warranty.

It's available at a discounted price from ProForm Fitness

Here are the main features:




... workout programs

This treadmill has 38 built-in programs split into five functional groups.

The five groups consist of Calorie workouts, Intensity workouts, Speed workouts, Incline workouts and Random workouts. Each workout having been designed by a certified personal trainer.

The workout programs take control of the treadmill and automatically adjusts the speed and incline allowing you to concentrate on working out. Speed, incline and time length of each workout are per-determined.

These 38 workout apps showcase everything this treadmill is capable of and provide the necessary direction and impetus in order for you to achieve your fitness goals.





... web touch screen


The 7" color, touch screen incorporates a web browser. This enables the user to connect to their home's wireless internet network and check their email, surf the web or participate in social networking activities.

Just like a normal display screen the user can check their progress, but the user is able to navigate through menus and pull up relevant workout data with just a swipe of the finger.



... iFIT enabled

This treadmill is iFIT enabled. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside.

iFIT enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even add the thrill of competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.com which is available as an optional extra.






… speed adjustment

The treadmill comes equipped with "QuickSpeed" control. This means that you can easily jump to any speed within the range 0 - 12 MPH with one touch at any time during your workout. You can decrease your speed immediately when you are tired and need a break, or increase it instantly for a challenging burst.




… incline adjustment

The treadmill is also equipped with "Quick Incline" control. This allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down throughout your workout from the control panel. The slope of the incline can be adjusted within the range 0 -15 deg. You can simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.






... decline adjustment

In addition to the 15% of positive inclination that can be adjusted by a simple "Quick control" system the deck is also able to decline to - 3%. This is a feature that is usually only found on more expensive, gym quality machines.

The deck decline has the benefit of activating different muscles by walking at a decline. This is claimed to burn more calories and stimulate more muscle for faster results.



… heart rate monitor

The treadmill is equipped with a dual grip heart rate monitor. The built-in precision sensors allow you to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate. Simply grip the built-in sensors to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate, stay within your optimum training zone and burn more fat.

The treadmill is also supplied with a wireless chest strap that transmits your heart rate information to the console without the need to grip the contact sensors when running for example.





… cushioning system

Exercising on a treadmill is a great way to keep fit but running or walking on some treadmills can result in wear and tear to your joints.

The "ProShox" cushioning system employed on this treadmill has been designed to help reduce the impact on your joints and deliver a more comfortable surface on which to walk or run.



... workout cooling fans

This treadmill has dual "CoolAire" workout fans incorporated into the control console to keep you cool during your workout. The fans feature multiple speed settings. You can press the fan increase or decrease button to select a fan speed or to turn off the fan completely.





... iPOD/ MP3 connection

The treadmill features a universal iPOD connection. Connecting either an iPOD or any other MP3 player (via an audio cable) allows you to  enjoy your favorite music or an audio book through the built-in sound system.

The system delivers improved clarity while reproducing a wide range of audio frequencies. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite sounds while you exercise.



... tablet holder

The tablet holder was designed for use with most full size tablets. The shelf keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.





... safety key

A safety key and lanyard is provided with the treadmill. 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 user's 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.



... folding design

When not in use the deck on this model can be folded upright to a near vertical position, so that the treadmill occupies a lot less floor space.

An "Easy Lift" system utilizing a telescoping shock unit helps the user to lift the deck upright for storage. When the equipment is required for use the mechanism drops the deck slowly back into place.





… warranty details

The ProForm PRO 5000 treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor together with 5 years parts and 2 years labor.



Features:  

  • Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor
  • Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • 38 Built-in Workouts
  • iFIT Enabled
  • Deck Decline
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • iPOD Music Connection
  • CoolAire Workout Fans
  • Drink Bottle Holders
  • Tablet Holder
  • Accessory Tray



Specifications:

  • Motor: 4.0 CHP (Continuous Duty)
  • Tread belt: 22" x 60"
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 % to 15 %
  • Decline 0 % to -3 %
  • 2.5" Rollers
  • User Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Footprint: 63" x 39.5" x 80"
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)

                         5 Years (Parts)

                         2 Years (Labor)


$2499 - ProForm PRO 5000











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