Exercise! - Does anyone have a Proform treadmill?
02-24-2008, 02:10 PM
I am considering buying a Proform treadmill (not for a while, I'm saving up).
Does anyone have one, and are you happy with it? I'm looking to spend around $700. I won't be running on it, but hope to work up to walking very quickly.
02-24-2008, 02:23 PM
I have a Weslo, (on sale for $289 at Big 5) and it was a great investment. I have it set up in my spare bedroom with another machine, and I just go in there, put a girly movie on, and spend an hour working out, in my own little world, de-stressing. It gives you no excuse not to workout. You have time, since it's right there, and even 15 mins will do you good. You have to turn workout time into "me" time, and this has helped me a lot. I highly recommend. Good luck!
02-25-2008, 10:13 AM
I had a proform for about 15 yrs. The incline broke on it (got flooded) but the machine worked fine. It was very loud, however. Even w/an ipod the machine sound poked through and was loud in the room above too. It finally burnt out - some plastic part on the roller snapped - so I replaced it. Do your homework before buying. I had a mindset of about 500-700 but after reading many reviews, upped my budget and bought a Smooth Fitness 5.25 TM for about $1000 (this included a $50 in home delivery fee, which I highly recommend. The guy bought it in and put it down the basement. Hubby assembled the handle bars and stuff; most of its done in factory). Its very well built, has a a lifetime warranty on frame and motor and was rated a top 10 budget treadmill at about.com. Check out reviews on everything you're considering b/4 you buy. I just checked Smooth Fitness website - the 5.25 is on sale (it says until Monday but I didn't see a date) for $900.
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