ProForm PRO 7500
Treadmill Review





This is the NEW for 2015 ProForm PRO 7500 treadmill which is a mid-priced, folding model in ProForm's "PRO" series range.

This treadmill is iFIT enabled. The in-built iFIT 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. It also features training sessions with Jillian Michaels.

There are 34 workouts, each designed by a certified personal trainer and split into four functional groups. These comprise of Calorie Burn workouts, Intensity workouts, Speed workouts, and Incline workouts.

The control console has a 7" color, touch-screen that shows all relevant workout data and includes a "race track" feature. Based on Android technology, the display allows internet functionality such as accessing emails, social media and numerous iFIT features. The console also includes a stand to hold a tablet computer (not supplied) securely.

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.

Here are the main features:




... workout programs

This treadmill has 34 built-in programs split into four functional groups.

The four groups consist of Calorie workouts, Intensity workouts, Speed workouts, and Incline 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 34 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.







… drive motor

At the heart of this treadmill is a powerful 4.0 CHP motor. This unit makes use of high-grade wiring, insulation, and a thermal cut-off switch. Additionally through the use of high-end, commercial bearings and brushes, this motor delivers the longest, most powerful drive possible.

The motor is also dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise in order to deliver a smooth and quiet operation.



… 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.





... 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.





... 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 tablet computers. The shelf keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.




... 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.






... 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 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.



... user weight

This treadmill has a manufacturer's advised user weight  of 300 lbs.

When choosing a treadmill it is important to make an evaluation of the anticipated weight of any potential user and ensure that this does not exceed the upper weight limit stated by the manufacturer.



... 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 7500 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
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • 34 Built-in Workouts
  • iFIT Enabled
  • Deck Decline
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • 7" Color Touch Screen
  • Tablet Holder
  • EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • iPOD Music Connection
  • CoolAire Workout Fans
  • Drink Bottle Holders
  • 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: 300 lbs
  • Footprint: 63" x 39.5" x 80"
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)

                         5 Years (Parts)

                         2 Years (Labor)


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It seems to be a solid treadmill with tight moving parts.

We have had many over the years with various options and this one seems to be more of what we needed

.......simple, solid, and smooth in the 1st few weeks of use.






This treadmill is great. It is a great value. The whole family uses it!






Everything I was looking for.

Tough machine. Well built and very sturdy. Controls very easy to use. Smooth and extremely quiet.

I'm 6'2", 212lbs and rough it up pretty good.

My 3rd treadmill and this is by far the top of the line for the money.

Great choice on my part.






Excellent treadmill, love the wider tread.

It is very sturdy, we like the fan and the speakers.

The only negative is its higher off the ground than anticipated.






Great machine.

Only recommendation would be to make the tablet holder able to fit the tablet in its case.

Minor item everything else is great.