ProForm 980 Audio Trainer Treadmill Review

ProForm 980 Audio Trainer - the treadmill with iFIT technology and workout intensity control.


Powered by a 2.25 CHP commercial motor the ProForm 980 Audio Trainer features 16 Built-in iFIT workout programs to entertain and motivate.

Designed by a certified personal trainer, each of these 16 iFIT workouts automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill, while specifically focusing on an aerobic, weight loss or performance goals.

This model also features a universal iPOD connection with built-in speakers enabling you to workout as you play your favorite music through 2 high quality speakers.

The treadmill comes with a truly amazing Lifetime frame and motor warranty.

Here is a run down of the main features:
… drive motor

A powerful 2.25 CHP motor is used to drive the treadmill. With more power than a regular drive system, the commercial grade Mach Z Motor allows you to exercise for longer periods of time while maintaining smooth, consistent operation.
… shock absorption

The “ProStride” impact reducing cushioning absorption system employed on this treadmill is designed to give you a more comfortable workout.
… iPOD connection

This model features a universal iPOD connection. You can now enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in “Intermix Acoustics 2.0” sound system. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite sounds while you exercise.
… speed control

A “QuickSpeed” control is used to regulate the speed of the tread belt. This means that you can easily jump to any speed with one touch throughout your workout. Decrease your speed immediately when you need a break, or increase it instantly for a challenging burst.
… workout programs

The key to staying motivated when using a treadmill and achieving your fitness goals is having a variety of preset programs. This model has a total of 16 built-in iFIT workouts. These showcase everything this treadmill is capable of and allow you achieve your full fitness potential.

Proform 980 Audio Trainer console

… power incline

“Power Incline” is used to adjust the incline of the running deck. This feature allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down throughout your workout from the control panel. Simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.
… iFIT workout cards

iFIT Workout Card technology is used on this equipment. Each card is designed by a certified personal trainer and plugs directly into the treadmill’s console, automatically adjusting your speed and incline, while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout. You can lose weight, feel great and improve performance with iFIT interactive workout card technology!
… workout intensity

An interesting feature is the “Workout Intensity Control”. This allows you to easily add or reduce the intensity of your workout. Simply raise or lower your workout intensity and the program will automatically adjust to your desired performance level.
… heart rate monitor

Built-in precision sensors allow you to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate. The user simply grip the built-in sensors to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate. This allows the user to stay within their optimum training zone and burn more fat.
… workout cooling fan

A “CoolAire” workout fan is incorporated into the console. With just a touch of a button you can have low or high speed fans to keep you cool during even the most intensive workout.
... easy folding mechanism

This model employs a “soft drop” technology in the folding mechanism. This is in essence a gas shock-assist “soft drop” feature that makes folding the machine away after use a breeze. The facility allows you to fold and unfold the treadmill by gently tilting the deck. The treadmill can then be gently dropped back when it is time for use.
… user weight

With a 325 lb. user weight capacity this model is able to support most users and provide a resilient platform for the running surface.

… warranty details

The 980 Audio Trainer treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the motor in addition to a lifetime warranty on the frame. There is also 1 years parts and labor cover.


Mach Z Commercial Motor

QuickSpeed Control

Quick Incline Control

ProStride Adjustable Cushioning

Dual-Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor

16 Built in iFIT Workouts

iFIT Workout Card Technology

ClearView Display

iPod Music Port

Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System

Space Saver (Folding) Design

EasyDrop Shock

CoolAire Workout Fan


Motor: 2.25 HP (Continuous Duty)

Speed: 0 to 10 MPH

Incline: 0 % to 10 %  

Tread belt: 20″ x 55″

User Capacity: 325 lb

Folding: YES

Warranty: Lifetime (Motor)

               Lifetime (Frame)

               1 Years Parts and Labor

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