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ProForm PRO 9000 Review

Quick Summary

The Pro 9000 home treadmill with 10” display is one of ProForm’s most advanced cardio trainers for 2017. Ready to handle intense daily workouts, it’s powered by a 4.25 CHP motor and has a maintenance-free belt. Its 10” touchscreen is HD, enabled for iFit Coach and paired with an Android browser. And like all Pro Series treadmills, the 9000 has incline/decline settings from -3 to 15 percent. Details are below in the full Pro 9000 review.

Specifications

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Model ProForm PRO 9000
Rating

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93.1%
List Price

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

$2,999
Best Price

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$1,999
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).

-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.

4.25 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.

38
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).

70" x 39" x 77"
Display

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

10" HD 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: 93.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 93.1. The heavy duty Pro 9000 treadmill leads the popular Pro Series from ProForm Fitness. Whether your home treadmill priorities include strong basics or fun extras, you’ll likely find the 9000 impressive. This new model for 2017 is equipped with the same 4.25 CHP motor that’s found on marathon trainer treadmills, and it has ProForm’s best display of the year: a high-def 10” touchscreen. This treadmill supports uphill/downhill training with a power incline; has high quality belt rollers for smooth and quiet operation; and is loaded with workout guidance and digital entertainment support.

The 10” full color HD touchscreen is the console centerpiece. This high-end control center offers 40 workout apps and also supports iFit Coach, which delivers unlimited personal training. An Android web browser is included too.

Also built into the console are an iPod-compatible speaker set, a two-speed fan, a tablet computer holder and a water bottle holder.

The Pro 9000 often sells for $1999 during online promotions. (Full price is $2999.) If that’s outside of your budget, maybe check the Pro 5000’s sale price. The Pro 5000 with 7” touchscreen provides almost as much horsepower but might be priced much lower.

Pros:

  • 4.25 CHP motor with lifetime warranty
  • High speed 12 mph
  • 10” HD full-color touchscreen
  • Spacious workout area (22″ x 60”)
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%)
  • Chest strap for wireless pulse monitoring
  • 40 workout apps
  • iFit Coach enabled
  • Android web browser
  • iPod-compatible 3” speakers
  • Tablet computer shelf with grip
  • Foldable frame with hydraulic assist
  • Five-year parts warranty

Cons:

  • Poor customer service reviews for ProForm
  • iFit Coach costs extra ($9/month and up)

Introduction

The Pro 9000 is among ProForm’s most advanced treadmills for sale in 2017. Three big benefits of owning the new Pro 9000 are 1) the maintenance-free tread belt with five-year warranty, 2) the freedom to train your hardest without stressing the machine, and 3) exercising with ProForm’s best suite of electronics. This model is also coupled with an excellent warranty package for the $1999 sale price.

PRO 9000 Workout Programs

Professional workout guidance is at your fingertips with 40 training apps programmed into the console. Each workout program can adjust the 9000’s belt speed and incline to support specific goals. Choose from four goal categories: speed, weight loss, incline training and intensity.

Additionally the Pro 9000 treadmill console is enabled for iFit Coach for unlimited personal training (membership required). Using the 10” touchscreen or your own computer/smartphone you can take advantage of customized personal training plans, virtual outdoor training along Google Maps routes, HD video workouts from famous personal trainers, automated stats tracking and more. The Google Maps workout programs from iFit Coach are especially interactive, as they control the tread track’s incline to replicate real landscapes and may include Google Street View.

iFit Coach subscriptions cost $12/month with a one-year subscription, or $9/month with a two-year agreement. Each subscription supports up to four member profiles.

ProForm PRO 9000 Features

Motor power separates the Pro 9000 from most other ProForm treadmills. The belt is powered by a 4.25 CHP Commercial Plus motor, which is the same drive that powers marathon trainer treadmills in ProForm’s Boston Series.

ProForm’s best display screen is built into the Pro 9000 treadmill console. New for 2017, this 10” touchscreen with web browser can show workout programs and the web in high definition. It has an Android browser.

Another top feature is the power incline and decline, which have extremes of -3 percent and 15 percent. Control the ramp yourself or let a workout program do the job. When

iFit Coach is included, the treadmill can adjust its ramp to simulate any real-life route you specify with Google Maps.

Top speed for the tread belt is 12 mph. (For even higher speed, see the Boston Series.)

Heart rate monitoring is supported with contact pulse readers on the handlebars, plus the 9000 arrives with a chest strap for wireless readings.

Extras on the console include a tablet computer holder, iPod-compatible speakers, workout fans and a water bottle holder.

This SpaceSaver treadmill can be stored vertically when extra floor space is needed.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill warranty is above average and includes the following:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 years

ProForm sells its treadmills with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Conclusion

The Pro 9000 is one of ProForm’s most advanced treadmills in terms of motor power and electronics. It’s designed to support serious training while also helping to make exercise sessions fun. And while a drawback of ProForm in general is substandard customer service, this high-end treadmill isn’t likely to trigger service calls.

If this sort of treadmill draws you in, then the main issue is choosing the right model. The Pro 9000 is a great choice if you’d appreciate the 10-inch HD touchscreen with web and need a heavy duty treadmill. But if your cardio training needs are lighter, then the lower-priced Pro 5000 with a smaller motor (and a smaller touchscreen) might be a better value.