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Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 Review


Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 Treadmill

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 is like a lot of other treadmills you would find at giant retailers like WalMart, Sports Authority and Sears.

Designed for the average consumer, the Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 is neither ridiculously expensive nor poorly constructed. It is a solid treadmill for the price and will satisfy a lot of recreational users.

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 features a 2.5 CHP G-Force Commercial 2 Motor, 20″ x 60″ running surface, Dual-Grip PowerPulse Heart Rate, and iFit Workout Card Technology.

Learn more by reading our full Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 treadmill review below…


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Model Gold's Gym Trainer 1190

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0 - 12 mph

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 12%

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.5 CHP

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 60"

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

AirStride Cushioning

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.


Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

Pre-Defined: 20
User-Defined: 4
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

325 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Dual-Grip PowerPulse Heart Rate Monitor

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

78" x 38" x 56"

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Oversized LED
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Years

Rating: 82.2%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 82.2/100. Non-folding, 2.5 CHP G-Force 2 Commercial Plus Motor, 20″ x 60″ running deck, 325 lbs. max user weight, AirStride Adjustable Cushioning, Oversized LED display, 20 workouts, iFit Workout Card Technology, iPod Dock, Intermix Acoustics 2.0 built-in speakers, Dual-Grip PowerPulse Heart Rate Monitor, CoolAire Workout Fans

– Joint protection with adjustable AirStride cushioning
– Music friendly (iPod, speakers)
– Supports iFit technology
– Diverse range of workout programs
– Quality LED display
– Workout fans keep you cool

– Does not fold, not great space saver
– You’ll need to spend extra for the iFit cards
– Customer complaints about loud motor


Unlike a lot of treadmills in its price range, the Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 does not fold, making it a little sturdier (you can trust the 325 lbs. max user weight) and built to last, but definitely shackling customers who do not have a lot of extra space for storage.

However, if you do have the extra room the Trainer 1190 is a very competitive treadmill in an even more competitive price range.

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 does a little of everything, including supporting the revolutionary iFit technology as well as mp3 and built-in speakers for music lovers.

Workout Programs

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 is packaged with 20 pre-defined workout programs as well as four Create & Save™ Workouts that are left to allow the user to pick the speed, incline and time for a fully personalized workout.

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 also supports iFit, a refreshing alternative to exercising. iFit technology puts you in touch with your own online personal trainer as well as offers multi-week training sessions to help you reach all of your fitness goals.

Purchase the cards (sold separately) and you can lose weight, feel great and improve performance in just eight weeks.

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.

Treadmill Features

In terms of the basics, the Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 is fairly powerful with a 2.5 CHP G-Force 2 motor and spacious with a 20″ x 60″ running surface.

The Trainer 1190 can reach speeds up to 12 mph and incline of 12 percent, adjusting to several users in your household.

Everything is displayed nicely on an oversized LED display, including continuous updates on your speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. The console also features a 7 x 10 workout matrix, which displays your workout graphically.

Also worth noting is the AirStride Cushioning (superior joint protection), iPod dock, Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers and Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitoring.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year


The Gold’s Gym Trainer 1190 is not only affordable for most consumers, but entirely practical.

The treadmill is built sturdy, and backed by a solid warranty which should ensure a long lifespan. The major knock on the trainer is the inability to fold the treadmill.

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