ProForm Performance 400c
Treadmill Review

There are many entry level treadmills on the market, but although being a budget priced model, the ProForm Performance 400c never the less bristles with innovative, high tech features.

The is a "space saver" treadmill which means that it can be folded up after use and is powered by a 2.5 CHP motor. 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.

There are 18 workout programs from which to choose that are comprised of 5 Calorie-burn, 5 Timed, 5 Distance and 3 Incline workouts that have been designed to help you get the results that you want.

Your entertainment needs are catered for with a built in sound system. A compatible music port allows you to plug in an iPOD or MP3 player and with your player resting on the console shelf you are able to enjoy the rich, equalized sound from the Intermix Acoustics music system.

The treadmill comes with a 25 yrs Motor warranty and 1 yrs 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 18 built-in workouts.

The 18 built-in fitness workout programs are split into three functional groups consisting of: 5 Calorie-burn, 5 Timed, 5 Distance and 3 Incline workouts. Each of these programs have been designed help you achieve your fitness goals as quickly as possible.


... LED display

The display on this treadmill has a Multi-Window LED Display. The LED display elements are easier to read than LCD's and makes keeping track of your workout a lot easier. This display tracks your speed, time, distance and calories burned so that you are able to track your progress throughout your exercise session.

… speed control

This model comes equipped with "QuickSpeed" control. 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.

… incline control

The treadmill also includes a "Quick Incline" control. This feature allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down between the values 0 -10 deg. throughout your workout from the control panel. Simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.

… cushioning system

This treadmill utilizes "ProShox" cushioning. The cushioning system compresses with each step and responds evenly to your stride and offers a truly comfortable workout.

… heart rate monitor

The treadmill is equipped with a Dual-Grip EKG 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 help burn more fat.

... drive motor

The treadmill is powered by a 2.5 CHP Mach Z drive motor. In addition to providing a smoother, quieter, workout the drive motor also contains an axial cooling fan that cools down the temperature of the internal components. This internal cooling helps to extend the working life of the motor.

... iPOD connection

The treadmill features an iPOD compatible music port. 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 music while you exercise.

... workout cooling fan

The treadmill comes equipped with an "CoolAire" workout fan. This console mounted fan will help you to stay cool and comfortable during your workout.

... user weight

When choosing a treadmill you should ensure that the manufacturer's user weight limit can accommodate the weight of user that will be using the treadmill. This treadmill has a user weight limit of 300 lbs.

... 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.

ProForm 400 Treadmill folded

… warranty details

The ProForm Performance 400c treadmill is underwritten by a 25 yrs warranty on the Motor together with a 1 year Parts and Labor warranty.


  • Mach Z Drive Motor
  • 18 Workout Apps
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • Dual Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • Multi Window LED Display
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design


  • Motor: 2.5 CHP
  • Speed: 0 - 10 MPH
  • Incline: 0% - 10%
  • Tread belt: 20" x 55"
  • User Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

    Motor (25yrs)

    Parts and Labor (1 year)

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Just purchased the 400 C. My wife and I are first time treadmill users and picked the 400 C because it was a middle of the line machine with lots of options.

We paid for installation and it was well worth it.

Have only used the machine a few times and have already noticed favorable results in lower blood pressure.

The only shortcoming so far is there wasn't any information about the 18 workout sessions programmed into the system.

I'm a reluctant exerciser, new to treading.

This is a great way to challenge myself to push harder everyday and build some fitness.

I'm enjoying it.

I have the machine in my garage and shortly after receiving it the weather turned cold.

I have run on it 2-3 times and the initial feeling I have is that it will give me very good service. Time will tell.

It was easy to assemble and it fits very nicely in the same area my old treadmill fit.

As soon as the garage warms enough, I'll be running on it 4-6 days per week -- then we will see just how good it is and how much I like it.

Great treadmill at a great price.

I would recommend.

Very good overall except the fan power. My older model was better in that department.

I love the wider 20 inch track and the softness of the track.

It allows me to run longer with no ache in my 41 yrs old knees.

This treadmill is a great machine. Easy to put together and easy to use.

Seems sturdy and well built and I can't wait to get tons of use out of it.