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ProForm PRO 9000 Review

Quick Summary

Leading its series of high quality home treadmills, the ProForm PRO 9000 with 10″ touch screen and iFit readiness is a star among 2016 treadmill models.

But is it your household’s best buy? Learn about pros and cons in our honest treadmill review below. The ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill features a 4.25 CHP Mach Z™ motor, a comfortable 22″ x 60″ running surface, and a power incline range of -3 percent to 15 percent.

Among its high tech features are compatibilities with iPod and iFit (no iFit module required).

Learn more by reading the ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill review below.

Specifications

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Model ProForm PRO 9000
Rating

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92.9%
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).

73.5" 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.

10" 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: 92.9%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.9/100. The PRO 9000 leads ProForm’s top treadmill series. Whether you focus on smart basics or fun features, you’ll likely be impressed. This model is built with large rollers to promote longevity, has a motor that’s powerful enough for heavy trainees and intense workouts, and is loaded with workout variety and digital entertainment support. Its centerpiece is a full color 10″ touch screen that serves as the control center for workouts and web browsing. When obtained for the sale price of $1999, the ProForm PRO 9000 is one of the best treadmills under $2,000. Full price is $2,999.

Pros:

  • Spacious workout area (22″ x 60″)
  • High speed (12 mph)
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%)
  • Includes chest strap for wireless pulse monitoring
  • 38 built-in workout apps
  • iFit-enabled (Special module not required)
  • 10″ full-color touch screen
  • Android browser
  • iPod®-compatible with 3″ speakers
  • Tablet computer holder
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)
  • Competitive warranty

Cons:

  • There have been reports of poor customer service reviews for ProForm Fitness

Introduction

The ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill can satisfy almost anyone. It has the components that promote durability, it’s powerful enough for running as well as walking, and it has plenty of features for training support and distraction. Overall it helps effective exercise sessions fly by.

The PRO 9000 can power workouts for trainees weighing up to 300 pounds. It has a 4.25 CHP motor with lifetime warranty and a roomy 22″ x 60″ running surface. The on-board apps provide professional guidance for treadmill workouts focused on weight loss, speed training and other fitness goals. This ProForm treadmill is also enabled with iFit; simply attach your tablet computer to enjoy all the benefits of iFit membership. Other perks are an iPod®-compatible sound system and a chest strap for wireless pulse monitoring.

The PRO 9000 Treadmill is delivered with an excellent warranty package (see below). For the sale price of $1,999 it can be a smart buy for power walkers, joggers and serious runners alike.

Workout Programs

Train like a pro! The PRO 9000 Treadmill provides professional workout guidance with 38 workout apps. Designed by a certified personal trainer, each workout program can adjust the treadmill’s speed and incline to support your goals. Choose from four categories: speed, weight loss, incline training and intensity.

For even more options the ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill is iFit®-enabled. Simply add your tablet computer to enjoy the many features of the popular iFit® fitness platform. iFit® members can download customized workout programs any time, access high definition video workouts and create Google Maps™ workouts. The Google Maps™ feature lets you virtually walk or run worldwide. Simply map a real-life route and experience it with a Google Street View! The PRO 9000 Treadmill will adjust its incline to mimic the terrain.

To help you train efficiently in your target heart rate zone, the ProForm PRO 9000 has contact pulse readers and arrives with a chest strap for wireless heart rate monitoring.

ProForm PRO 9000 Features

For direct physical benefits a top feature of this ProForm treadmill is the power incline and decline. Its extremes are -3 percent and 15 percent, and training with the power ramp enables faster calorie burn and enhanced muscle toning. Training on the incline also reduces the shock of exercise by smartly shifting your weight. Your sensitive joints will thank you.

For entertainment that keeps you motivated, the ProForm PRO 9000 has a tablet computer holder. It also has a port for connecting your MP3 player and is equipped with 3″ speakers. Even more appealing perhaps is the full color 10″ touch screen. It’s not only convenient for navigating workouts but also has an Android web browser.

Two workout fans are built into the treadmill console. Each has two speeds to help you keep comfortable.

Finally, this ProForm is a SpaceSaver. You can easily fold the deck upward to reveal floor space after workouts.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill warranty is excellent:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Deck: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 5 Years

– Labor: 2 years

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

Conclusion

The ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill is tops in a reputable series. For runners or anyone requiring a heavier duty treadmill it’s highly recommended at the $1,999 online sale price. When it’s sold for $2,999 we’d hold out for a discount.