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ProForm Pro 1000 Review

Quick Summary

The Pro 1000, a foldable treadmill for runners, is the most affordable model in ProForm’s premier series.

Built for comfortable cardio training at any intensity, it has a well-cushioned track and supports a top speed of 12 mph.

Highlights include a power incline, 22 preset training programs, and an iFit Ready console for unlimited workout downloads. Get the details below from our full ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill review.

Specifications

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Model ProForm Pro 1000
Rating

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87.2%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,999
Best Price

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$999
Speed

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

0 - 12 mph
Incline

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 - 15%
Motor

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.

3.0 CHP
Deck

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"
Belt

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.

ProShox Cushioning
Folding?

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

Programs

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

22
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.

EKG Heart Rate Monitor
Dimensions

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

59.25" x 36.63" x 79.62"
1.9" Balanced Rollers
Display

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

6" Backlit Display
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.

Speakers

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).

Warranty

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: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Years

Rating: 87.2%

Our Rating

Rating: 87.2/100. The Pro 1000 Treadmill is the entry-level model in the Pro Series, ProForm’s top treadmill collection with iFit for unlimited workout variety. All machines in this series have 60″ long tread belts, great cushioning and powerful motors — a fine mix meant to support sprinting at up to 12 mph. Walking and jogging get a literal boost too, as Pro Series treadmills have automated inclines and sometimes declines for their tracks. With its new sale price of $999 (formerly $1,999) the Pro 1000 in particular stands out as an affordable but good quality folding treadmill for runners; plenty of other folding treadmills under $1,000 are less impressive in terms of cushioning, belt size, horsepower and workout programming.

Essentials on the ProForm Pro 1000 match the industry standards: Here you can train with the power of a 3.0 CHP motor and the roomy comfort of a 60″ long x 20″ wide workout area. Other specs include a maximum 12 percent electronic incline, 22 preset workouts, iPod-compatible speakers, a ledge for your tablet computer, and iFit readiness for unlimited customized workout downloads as described below. A three-year parts warranty is included when you buy this cardio trainer factory-direct.

Pros:

  • Foldable frame saves floor space
  • Large workout area (20″ x 60″)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power incline to 12%
  • 22 built-in workout apps
  • iFit Ready for unlimited workout downloads
  • Tablet computer shelf
  • Backlit data screen
  • iPod-compatible with port and 2″ speakers
  • Workout fan
  • 325-pound weight capacity
  • Lifetime guarantee on frame and motor
  • Three-year parts warranty

Cons:

  • Sometimes slow customer service from the manufacturer
  • Belt and rollers are lower quality compared with those on pricier ProForm treadmill models

Introduction

With its new sale price of $999 (full price $1,999), the ProForm Pro 1000 is one of the better buys in folding treadmills. It exceeds others in its budget price class whether you consider track size, horsepower, cushioning, incline, programming or special features. Below we describe available training programs and other features.

Workout Programs

ProForm treadmills let anyone benefit from pro exercise guidance at home. The Pro 1000 console holds 22 workout programs designed by a certified personal trainer. These make it easy to start exercise; just push a button to start a program, and the treadmill will auto-adjust the belt’s speed and incline to help you reach goals for calorie burn, speed and distance. Progress is shown on a 6″ screen with backlighting for easy reading.

The ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill is also iFit Ready. iFit is an all-in-one fitness app (monthly or yearly subscription required) that offers a literally infinite variety of workout downloads. The most exciting category of workouts is integrated with Google Maps. These workouts replicate outdoor paths, not only adjusting the Pro 1000’s incline but also showing Google Street Views when available. You can choose from a menu of suggested scenic routes or set up your own virtual workout maps. Walk across the country or train around the world! Another option with iFit is to generate a new personal training workout every day. These iFit workouts are similar to the 22 preset programs on the Pro 1000 and are tailored to your fitness profile. And yet another iFit workout type is the video workout. iFit members have access to a large and ever-growing collection of HD workout videos made with renowned personal trainers. iFit can automatically store your workout stats and makes it easy to see change over time.

ProForm PRO 1000 Features

To help you make the most of your living space the Pro 1000 Treadmill has SpaceSaver technology. Its full-sized deck can easily be pushed upward for storage after workout time.

The track is sized nicely for runners at 60″ long and 20″ wide. ProShox deck cushioning makes running on the treadmill much easier on your body compared with training outdoors on asphalt, potentially reducing the impact by more than 25%. This not only helps you avoid discomfort but also promotes endurance and can help you burn calories more effectively.

A favorite feature on this ProForm treadmill is the automated incline, which can rise to 12 percent. One benefit of training with the incline is faster calorie burn; your metabolism naturally rises with the slope, even as you maintain the same speed. Another benefit is targeted muscle toning; each incline setting helps you recruit muscles differently. The incline also helps make virtual outdoor exercise with Google Maps workouts especially true to life.

The treadmill’s speed range is zero to 12 mph. The belt is powered by a 3.0 CHP motor with lifetime warranty.

Digital entertainment is supported to keep motivation high. First, the Pro 1000 Treadmill has a secure ledge for your tablet computer or smartphone. You can get an eye-level view of iFit’s engaging workout programs, and iFit can run in the background as you use your other apps for email, movies and so forth. Second, for audio the Pro 1000 Treadmill has an iPod-compatible port and 2″ speakers by Intermix Acoustics.

Other features include pulse sensors on the handrails, a two-speed workout fan and an accessory tray.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill warranty is above average for the machine’s $999 sale price:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 3 Years

– Labor: 1 Year

All treadmills on the ProForm website are sold with 30-day money back guarantees.

Conclusion

The ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill is high quality for a $999 folding treadmill, being better equipped than its competitors in terms of performance and electronics. This unit is a good match for the average shopper seeking a good value under $1000. For shoppers with a bit more to spend, the Pro 2000 ($1,299 on sale) is an even better long-term value with lots of upgrades.