ProForm Performance 900 Treadmill Review

ProForm Performance 900 treadmill with iFIT LIVE, workout inensity control, cooling fan and iPOD compatible music system

This is a higher end model which is bristling with innovative, high tech features. The ProForm Performance 900 is part of ProForm’s Performance range and combines leading edge technology with performance features designed to help you achieve your fitness goals.

The 900 is the next step up from the mid range Performance 600 model and benefits from a more powerful motor, better cushioning, more workout programs, and an extra years parts warranty.

This is a space saver treadmill which means that it can be folded up after use and is powered by a 3.0 CHP motor. The shock absorption is taken care of by the “ProShox Plus” cushioning system which responds evenly to your stride in order to give a comfortable workout.

There are 20 workout programs comprising Performance and Weight Loss Workouts. The Performance Workouts have been designed by a personal trainer to help you to run faster, and jump higher while the Weight-Loss Workouts have been designed specifically to assist you in losing weight by helping you to burn the maximum number of calories.

This model is compatible with iFIT. The benefits of the iFIT technology include engaging in workouts enhanced by Google maps that simulate the terrain of the trail you are following and training sessions with Jillian Michaels.

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 product comes with a lifetime motor and frame warranty, 3 yrs parts and 1 yr labor warranty.

Here are the main features:

… workout programs

This treadmill comes pre-loaded with 20 workouts split into two functional groups.

These two groups consist of 10 Performance Workouts and 10 Weight Loss Workouts:

The 10 Performance Workouts have been designed by a certified personal trainer in order to help you to run faster, jump higher and get stronger by pushing your limits within your exercise regime.

The 10 Weight-Loss Workouts have been designed specifically to assist you in losing weight by helping you to burn the maximum number of calories. You select the amount of calories you want to burn and choose the time you want to work out and the program takes control.

… workout intensity

An unusual feature is the “Workout Intensity Control”. This allows you to easily add or reduce the intensity of your workout. If you feel that you aren’t working hard enough you can simply raise your workout intensity. Alternatively if you would like your workout to be a little easier you can lower the workout intensity and the program will automatically adjust to your desired performance level.
… drive motor

The treadmill is powered by a 3.0 CHP Mach Z drive motor. In addition to providing a smooth, quiet, 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.

… iFIT technology

This treadmill is iFIT compatible. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill.

Featuring workouts powered by Google Maps, training with Jillian Michaels and automatic speed and incline controls, this wireless technology is the ultimate workout experience. Now you can customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads and manage your profile online.

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

… heart rate monitor

A dual-grip EKG monitor is used to track heart rate. 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.
… workout cooling fan

This model comes equipped with an “CoolAire” workout fan. This console mounted fan has adjustable settings so that you can regulate the air stream to your preference. This console mounted fan will help you to stay cool and comfortable during your workout.

… LED display

The display on this treadmill features a multi-window LED Display. The LED display elements are easier to read than LCD’s and make 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 treadmill 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 incorporates a “Quick Incline” control. This feature allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down between the values 0 -15 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 Plus” cushioning. The cushioning system compresses with each step and responds evenly to your stride and offers a truly comfortable workout.

… iPOD connection

An iPOD compatible music port is provided for entertainment needs. You can 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.

… 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

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 maximum user weight limit of 350 lbs.
... foldaway design

Treadmills can take up a fair amount of space and so storing them can be a problem. This model goes some way to resolving this problem with it’s “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. This feature also makes cleaning underneath easier and any occasional maintenance work.

… warranty details

The ProForm Performance 900 treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on both the frame and motor. The cover offered also includes a 3 year parts and 1 year labor warranty.


  • Mach Z Commercial Motor
  • 10 Performance Workouts
  • 10 Weight Loss Workouts
  • iFIT Compatible
  • ProShox Plus Cushioning
  • Workout Intensity Control
  • 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
  • Easy Lift Assist


  • Motor: 3.0 CHP
  • Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0% – 15 %
  • Tread belt: 20″ x 56″
  • User Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor and Frame

                         3 yrs Parts

                         1 yr Labor

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