ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill Review

ProForm Pro 2000 - 2017 Model 10

Overview

The ProForm Pro 2000 is a high-quality treadmill from the popular brand that comes absolutely stacked with great features and advanced capabilities. One of the top-rated machines in its class, the Pro 2000 is a favorite of critics and customers alike, and one of our top picks in the price category.

Some of the many unique features include both incline and decline training, SpaceSaver folding design, 32 built in workout programs, a large cushioned runner’s deck and free wireless heart rate monitor for accurate readings.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 15%

Decline : down to -3%

Motor : 3.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Grade

Tread Belt : 22" x 60"

Rollers : 2.5" rear rollers, 1.9" front

Cushioning : ProShox

Heart Rate Monitoring : EKG hand-grip sensors in the handlebars and Polar wireless chest strap for measuring heart rate accurately

Display : 7" backlit LCD display

iFit Compatibility : Yes

Foldable : Yes

Workout Fan : Included

Accessory Tray : Included

Sound System : Built-in iPod-compatible music port with two 3-inch speakers

Weight Capacity : 350 lbs

Footprint : 77.2" L x 39.5" W x 70" H

Warranty : Lifetime warranty on motor and frame, five-year warranty on parts, and two-year warranty on labor

ProForm Pro 2000 - Best Features

Built for Heavy Use

The combination of a strong yet quiet 3.5 CHP motor and a full-sized running track is a runner’s dream come true.

The 22″ x 60″ tread belt offers ample space for taller/larger people to run comfortably. The belt is supported by 2.5″ rear rollers, which not only reduce friction and noise, but also keep wear and tear to a minimum. So, the treadmill is great for heavy use and can support any type of training with ease.

For even more power you can move up to the Pro 5000 which offers a 4.0 CHP motor or the top-of-the-line Pro 9000 which offers a 4.25 CHP motor.

ProForm Pro 2000 - Incline and Decline Capability

Incline and Decline Training

The Pro 2000 inclines up to 15% and declines down to 3%. The incline/decline feature is great for many reasons:

• It’s just like running up and down a hill outside. It is a completely different experience from running on a flat surface and an excellent way to build up your cardiovascular endurance.
• It targets different groups of muscles in your lower body and improves your muscle tone greatly.
• It helps you prepare for trekking, hiking, and outdoor running competitions.

Note that most treadmills on the market do not come with decline capability, so this is an added bonus for you.

Endless Range of Workout Programs

The ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill offers you plenty of options in terms of workout programs.

It comes preloaded with an impressive 32 programs ready for you to use, including intensity, calorie burn, incline, mixed and more.

You can just pick a program and press ‘start’. Every time you choose a program, the machine adjusts its incline, decline, and speed automatically.

On top of it, the Pro 2000 is also iFit enabled. You can log into your iFit account, pick any route using Google Maps, and the machine will simulate it for you by adjusting its incline and decline.

You can also access the huge library of workout videos, track your fitness progress, or have some virtual racing fun with other members of the iFit community. The possibilities are endless.

Heart Rate Training

ProForm Pro 2000 has hand-grip sensors in the handlebars and a wireless chest strap to measure your heart rate while you train.

Accurate measurement of your heart rate allows you to stay in the perfect heart rate zone to reach your fitness goals faster, and when you measure it wirelessly you get a more precise number.

More Great Features

The Pro 2000 has a built-in music port with three-inch speakers – larger than the standard two-inch speakers available on most ProForm treadmills.

There is a CoolAire workout fan with two adjustable speed settings. There is also an accessory tray where you can keep your phone and other items.

You get a water bottle holder, premium grip handlebars, Quick controls and ProShox cushioning to reduce impact on the knees and joints.

ProForm Pro 2000 - Drawbacks

Not an Advanced Display

Just like the Sports and Performance series treadmills, the Pro 2000 too has a basic backlit display. While it is not a major drawback, one cannot help but notice that other machines in the same price range – like NordicTrack C 1650 for example – offer a web-enabled touchscreen console for a better user experience.

The Pro 5000 and 9000 treadmills do offer this, however, and as such are worth considering if a touch screen is something that appeals to you.

ProForm Pro 2000 - Conclusion

The ProForm Pro 2000 is a well-made treadmill with excellent features. It is powerful enough to support your training sessions, offers you plenty of options in terms of workout programs, and is very easy to use.

It truly is one of the best treadmills in its class and well worth spending your money on. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better machine under $1500.

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