Life Fitness Treadmill Reviews
Life Fitness treadmills are among the best residential machines on the market today, bringing the high quality that their commercial models are known for into the your home gym. There are very few companies that can compete with them.
The company first started out as Lifecycle, Inc. at the beginning of the 1970’s, and introduced the LifeCycle exercise bike that is still very popular to this day.
In the 80’s, the company was bought by Bally Manufacturing, and the name was changed to Life Fitness, Inc. In the early 90’s, the first Life Fitness treadmill was introduced, and the company was bought by Brunswick Corporation in 1997.
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Today, the company invests significantly in research to improve and build new equipment dedicated to commercial and home use.
Life Fitness Treadmill Reviews – A Look at the Current Models
Life Fitness builds excellent treadmills for beginners, intermediates and professional athletes alike. So no matter what your fitness level is, there’s definitely a model for you.
There are currently over half a dozen models to choose from, including ones that fold and ones that don’t. Let’s take a look…
If you want a treadmill that folds, you have two options: the F1 Smart (possibly discontinued) and the popular Life Fitness F3. The F1 is the entry level model. It’s compact in size as well, and is a great choice for beginners.
The F3 is a step up model with two console choices, a stronger motor, heavier max weight capacity and a tablet rack. Otherwise, it is very similar to the F1.
The rest of the Life Fitness treadmills are non-folding, and there are a lot of options here.
The T3 is priced the same as the F3, but adds a slightly longer deck. So if you want a bit more room to spread out, the T3 is a good choice.
Even better is the popular T5, with an even longer and wider deck, enhanced cushioning and the ability to “remember” your workouts. It also has the heaviest max user weight capacity at 400 lbs.
Similar to the T5 spec wise is the newest Life Fitness treadmill, the Run CX. It’s more affordable and more modern, so that’s a good choice if you want a commercial grade treadmill without the hefty price tag.
If you want something that is more like what you find in the gym, there’s the Club Series, the new Club Series + and the Platinum Club Series.
The Club Series + is one of the newest models, and our favorite of the three. You get 15% incline, a large 22″ x 60″ deck, and a nice assortment of built in workouts. It’s the most advanced of the Club treadmills in terms of design and technology.
All Life Fitness treadmills come with the patented FlexDeck Shock Absorption cushion system, which reduces impact on knees and joints up to 30%. The belts are of the highest quality and virtually maintenance free.
All models offer both grip and wireless heart rate monitoring, incline capability, strong motors, rock-solid construction and industry leading warranties.
You can read all of the individual model reviews below, or scroll down to learn a bit more about the brand and some buying tips for you.