Livestrong LS8.0T Treadmill
Powered by a 2.5 CHP motor and with a spacious 20″ x 55″ tread belt the LiveStrong LS8.0T is a popular, budget priced treadmill. This folding treadmill has a total of 9 workout training programs which automatically adjust both the incline and speed.
A unique feature of this treadmill is the LiveTrack fitness journal. This feature keeps an electronic log of your workout over time so that you can review the progress that you have made with your fitness regime using the treadmill.
Another innovative is the Livestrong interactive facility that allows you to track your workout history on the “Daily Plate” feature of the Livestrong web site. Access to the web site will also allow you to download the latest workout programs designed by Peter Park, Lance Armstrong’s personal strength and conditioning coach.
The console incorporates a neat and easy to read display. This display tracks all of the usual workout parameters and has a modern pleasing design in keeping with the clean lines of the rest of the treadmill. The console also features speakers that may be hooked up to an iPOD or any other MP3 player.
This product comes with a lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame, and 2 years of parts and 1 year In-Home service.
The features of this popular, entry level treadmill are discussed below:
… motor unit
The treadmill is powered by a substantial 2.5 CHP drive motor. This is a CHP rated motor that means that the stated horsepower is what the motor is able to produce over a sustained period of time without overheating.
…pulse rate monitor
The built-in contact grip heart rate monitor is one of the easiest, most-convenient methods to monitoring your heart rate. All you do is grip the handrail to monitor your heart rate without any attachments or wires to get in the way.
It’s well known that heart-rate training makes your workout more effective. This is more popularly known as working out in your “target heart-rate zone.” When you stay in this zone, you can get a more effective workout in less time.
As a result, you can burn fat and speed weight loss, improve your cardiovascular health and promote athletic performance.
… workout options
This treadmill is equipped with the following pre-programmed workouts:
Manual: Create your own workout with rapid manual speed and incline changes during your workout.
Weight Loss Programs 1 & 2: Promotes weight loss by increasing and decreasing speed and incline, while keeping you in your fat burning zone.
Power Walk Programs 1 & 2: Gradually increases speed and then decreases speed to improve stamina, muscle tone, and promote weight loss.
Walk/Run Programs 1 & 2: Improves endurance and conditioning by alternating higher and lower speed levels throughout your workout to involve your heart and other muscles.
Incline Programs 1 & 2: Simulates a hill ascent and descent. Incline programs helps tone muscle and improve cardiovascular ability.
… performance tracker
A novel feature found on this model is what Livestrong term “LIVETRACK”. This is in essence an electronic journal that allows you to compare your current workout to your last, or average or lifetime workout totals. Using this feature you’ll be able to quickly and easily see the progress you’ve made with your workout sessions.
The system provides the following views of your workout history:
CURRENT WORKOUT: The console automatically defaults to your current workout session and displays your progress in real time.
AVERAGE WORKOUT: With this option selected you are able to see your average accumulated data for your last 30 workouts.
LAST WORKOUT: With this option enabled you can view the accumulated data from your last workout session.
WEEKLY GOAL: This indicates the weekly goal that you have set. The display will indicate the time or distance that you have left in order to complete your weekly goal.
WEEKLY TOTAL: This enables you to View your accumulated data from the last Sunday up until the present day.
LIFETIME TOTAL: With this option selected you are able to view the total accumulated data from all of your workouts.
This innovative feature allows you to track your workout history on the “Daily Plate” feature of the LIVESTRONG.com web site. By simply inserting the USB device that comes with the treadmill into the console prior to your workout and then when you’re finished plugging the USB device into your computer you will then be able to transfer your workout data to the LIVESTRONG.com web site.
While you are on the web site you will also be able to download the latest workout programs designed by Peter Park, Lance Armstrong’s personal strength and conditioning coach for FREE.
… cooling fan
The treadmill has a high quality workout cooling fan incorporated into the console. The cooling fan delivers a stream of cooling air to help you stay cool and fresh during your workout and reach your goals faster.
… built-in speakers
The treadmill allows you to listen to your favorite music while you workout with the built-in speakers. You simply connect your iPOD or MP3 Player to the system via an audio jack in order to enjoy your favorite music during your workout.
… folding frame
This model has a space saving, folding design. 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.
… weight limit
When looking for a suitable home treadmill it is important to consider the weight of the heaviest person who may use it. This treadmill will support a user of up to 325 lbs in weight.
… warranty details
The Livestrong LS8.0T treadmill is backed with a Lifetime Frame warranty a Lifetime Motor warranty plus 2 years on parts and 1 year labor.
Max Comfort Adjustable Cushioning
9 Training Programs
Live Track Fitness Journal
Live Track Interactive Technology
Heart Rate Monitor
CoolFit Fitness Fan
iPOD / MP3 Compatible
Motor: 2.5 CHP
Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
Incline: 0 – 12 deg.
Belt size: 20″ x 55″
User weight: 325 lbs
Dimensions: 70″L X 36″W X 60″H
Warranty: Frame and Motor – LIFETIME
Parts – 2 years
In Home Labor – 1 year