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ProForm PRO 5000 Review

Quick Summary

The new ProForm PRO 5000 Treadmill is part of ProForm’s premium treadmill series. It’s powered for serious workouts and has high tech features that train and entertain. We consider it a top treadmill value when it’s sale priced, but read our complete review for help deciding whether the PRO 5000 is the best treadmill for you. The ProForm PRO 5000 features a 4.0 CHP motor, a spacious 22″ x 60″ running surface and a power incline range of -3 percent to 15 percent. Among its perks are an iFit-enabled console, a full color touch screen with web browser, and a sound system for MP3 players.

Learn more by reading the PRO 5000 Treadmill review below.

Specifications

FitRated
Model ProForm PRO 5000
Rating

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93.3%
List Price

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

$2,499
Best Price

Since prices change daily, this link goes to our preferred retailer for the current best price. Note: MSRP stands for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.

$1,499
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).

-3 - 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.

4.0 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).

22" 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.

34
Max. Weight

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

300 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
with Wireless Chest Strap
Dimensions

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

63" x 39.5" x 80"
2.5" 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.

7" Full-Color Touchscreen
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: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 93.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 93.3/100. The PRO 5000 is a member of ProForm’s best-engineered treadmill series. It’s built with large track rollers to promote quiet operation and longevity, it’s equipped with a 4.0 CHP motor for heavy duty training, and it has advanced electronics for workouts and entertainment. This treadmill is a big step up from the PRO 2000 too: Upgrades include a more powerful motor, a touch screen with web browser, and an iFit-enabled console. Full price is $2,499 and a typical sale price directly from ProForm is $1499. Here are pros and cons of choosing the ProForm PRO 5000.
Pros:

  • Large running surface (22″ x 60″)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power ramp (-3% to +15%)
  • iPod-compatible with port and 3″ speakers
  • 34 built-in workout programs
  • iFit-enabled
  • Full color 7″ touch screen
  • Android web browser
  • Tablet computer holder
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)
  • Great warranty package

Cons:

  • Slow customer service than average
  • Although foldable, has a large footprint when in use
  • Full price is high (Wait for a sale)

Overall the PRO 5000 Treadmill is darn impressive. Although we’re not wild about ProForm’s customer service, this high quality trainer isn’t likely to require customer service support. We do recommend holding out for a sale. ProForm treadmill sales events are frequent and sometimes knock $1000 off the PRO 5000’s MSRP of $2,499.

Introduction

The ProForm PRO 5000 Treadmill is built to please runners and walkers alike. It has a heavy duty 4.0 CHP motor, a supersized 22″ x 60″ track and a power incline range of -3 percent to 15 percent. Its generous menu of preset programs can easily be augmented with iFit. Integrating your favorite music and browsing the web are made convenient too. The PRO 5000 Treadmill carries an excellent warranty package (see below). When purchased on sale this popular home treadmill is easily a best buy.

Workout Programs

Benefit from the know-how of a certified personal trainer! The PRO 5000 Treadmill arrives with 34 professionally designed workout programs. These programs can adjust the treadmill’s speed and incline to support weight loss, speediness and other exercise goals.

The ProForm PRO 5000 Treadmill is also iFit-enabled. Using your own mobile device, which can attach to the treadmill console, you can enjoy this popular fitness platform. iFit members can download new and customized workout programs every day, use iFit’s high definition video workouts, and benefit from the variety and simulated outdoor training of Google Maps™ workouts. A Google Maps™ workout can feature any real-life route you please. The PRO 5000 will not only adjust its incline/decline to mimic the terrain, but also will provide an immersive Google Street View.

To help you train in your target heart rate zone, the PRO 5000 has grip pulse sensors on its handlebars and arrives with a chest strap for wireless heart rate monitoring.

ProForm PRO 5000 Features

Both practical and boredom-blasting, the incline/decline on this ProForm treadmill is one favorite feature. The automated power ramp has a tilt range of -3 percent to 15 percent. Incline training allows faster calorie burn and enhanced muscle toning. Incline training is also gentler to your joints when compared with traditional zero-degree treadmill training.

A full color touch screen serves as the treadmill’s control center. It is 7″ wide for easy reading — and it not only shows workout info, but also connects with the Internet. An Android browser is built in.

For playing your MP3s an iPod-compatible is included. A set of 3″ speakers is integrated with the console.

The ProForm PRO 5000 also features a tablet computer holder with secure clamps.

A two-speed workout fan is built into the treadmill console. Beneath the console is a handy tray for your accessories.

When workout time is through, this treadmill can be folded with SpaceSaver technology. Just push on the deck and EasyLift Assist™ will get the job done.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm PRO 5000 Treadmill warranty is excellent:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Deck: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years

– Labor: 2 years

ProForm provides a 30-day money back guarantee on its treadmills.

Conclusion

The ProForm PRO 5000 Treadmill looks great on paper and performs beautifully in home gyms. It’s a fair value at full price but a super deal when purchased on sale. Highly recommended!