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ProForm is the sister company to NordicTrack and makes some of the best budget-friendly treadmills on the market. They also manufacture all types of cardio fitness equipment including ellipticals, rowing machines, exercise bikes—plus a smattering of strength training equipment. 

In this collection of ProForm treadmill reviews, we’ll provide an overview of how all the treadmills compare and then break it down per model.

We’re Pros at Reviewing Treadmills

Not only have our expert product testers had a ton of hands-on experience with some of the best treadmills for a home gym, but we also have extensive experience with ProForm. We’ve written dozens of treadmill reviews and personally tested three of the four best ProForm treadmills.

During our testing, we walked, jogged, and sprinted our way through several iFIT workouts and evaluated each treadmill’s performance, tech capabilities, conveniences, cushioning, and more.

ProForm Treadmill Lineup

Which ProForm Treadmill Should You Buy?

There are two main groupings of ProFrom treadmills: the Pro and Carbon series. 

The Pro series is more expensive and is designed for serious runners with 60-inch running decks and powerful treadmill motors. Additionally, they are foldable with EasyLift assist, which are gas shocks for safe folding and unfolding. These treadmills also feature both incline and decline levels.

The Carbon series offers a slight price break with shorter, 55-inch running decks and reduced horsepower. The Carbon models offer incline training, but do not feature decline training. This series also features EasyLift assist. 

Although the capabilities of these treadmills vary quite a bit, they do have some similarities: 

  • Foldable designs
  • iFIT integrations
  • Bluetooth capabilities 
  • CoolAire workout fans
  • 10-year frame warranties 
  • Deck cushioning

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Best ProForm Treadmill Overall: ProForm Pro 9000 Treadmill

Good for: Serious runners who want incline and decline options for HIIT workouts 

Best Overall

ProForm Pro 9000

GGR Score: 4.5 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Compatible with iFIT
  • Powerful motor
  • Foldable treadmill
  • Large 22-inch HD displays
  • Hands-free incline/speed adjustments

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Large 22-inch display
  • Compatible with iFIT
  • Incline and decline training available
  • Cushioned deck
  • Fan and water bottle holder
  • Bluetooth speakers

Cons

  • Priced around $2,300
  • iFIT subscription is an additional cost
  • Heavy machine with a big footprint
  • You cannot store or use this treadmill in your garage without voiding the warranty

Bottom Line

The ProForm Pro 9000 is a powerful, pricey treadmill great for those who want interactive programming from a reliable machine.

The ProForm Pro 9000 is a solid home treadmill for several reasons, including the ability to run on at a -3% decline in addition to a 12% incline. This wide range of options paired with the library of the best iFIT workouts makes for an endless array of running possibilities. 

woman-standing-on-proform-9000

The Pro 9000 also features automatic trainer control that allows your virtual coach to control the incline, decline, and speed of your workouts based on coaching cues. Additionally, if you use the Google Maps feature in iFIT, the same automatic trainer control takes place based on the terrain of the location you choose. For this reason, our product testers gave the ProForm Pro 9000 a score of 5 out of 5 for customizations.

This model also features a large, 22-inch HD touchscreen to bring your iFIT workouts to life. Speaking of large: The tread belt is spacious at 20 inches wide and 60 inches long, which is suitable for all sorts of runners—even for you taller folks out there. We also like the 300-pound weight capacity, which is on par with industry standards. We gave it 5 out of 5 stars for ergonomics.

While this treadmill folds, it’s quite heavy and difficult to maneuver. Coop Mitchell, GGR’s founder, said he had to scoot it around instead of using the transport wheels to move it more easily. He only rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars for portability.

If you want to hear more details from the founder of GGR on his experience with the treadmill, head over to Coop’s in-depth ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill review.  

ProForm Pro 9000
Dimensions35.3” W x 77.3” L x x 59.6” H
Weight capacity 300 lbs
Motor3.6 CHP Mach Z
Speed 12 mph
Incline 12%
Decline-3%

Best ProForm Treadmill for Runners: ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

Good for: Runners who need a motor with horsepower than can keep up with sprint intervals

Best for Runners

ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

GGR Score: 4.3 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • 10-inch interactive touchscreen
  • Built-in console cooling fans
  • Bluetooth audio capabilities
  • 60-inch-long running deck
  • Incline and decline training
  • 3.25 CHP motor
  • Speeds up to 12 mph

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 10-inch interactive touch screen
  • Cushioning reduces impact on joints
  • Folds up and locks when not in use
  • Motor is ideal for walking or jogging
  • iFIT comes free for 30 days
  • Large running surface
  • Incline and decline training
  • Built-in cooling fans
  • Bluetooth speakers

Cons

  • Motor doesn't support long-distance running
  • iFIT requires a subscription

Bottom Line

At an affordable price, the ProForm Pro 2000 is a great buy with notable specs, features and size for anyone looking to walk, jog or do some light running.

Like the ProForm Pro 9000, the ProForm Pro 2000 has a 60-inch-long running deck. However, the Pro 2000 has a slightly smaller (but still powerful) motor and a smaller touchscreen display. Both factors drop the price below the $2,000 mark and make this an affordable choice for anyone wanting the best home treadmill for running

Our experts recommend that anyone planning to run regularly invests in a treadmill with a motor horsepower of at least 3.0. The 3.25 CHP motor on the Pro 2000 will keep up with long runs, intervals, and switching between both incline and decline options.

A woman walking on the ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill on an incline

You might also like this model’s ReBound Pro cushioning with patented shock absorbers to dampen the impact of running. Lindsay Scheele, GGR’s lead product tester, called the deck “bouncy” and said she’d recommend it for anyone with a history of knee issues or shin splints. We gave the Pro 2000 a score of 5 out of 5 stars for its cushioning.

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Lindsay also liked how powerful the cooling fan was, but she pointed out that it wasn’t adjustable. We had two other testers step on the treadmill—one who’s five feet tall and another who’s six feet five inches. The fan wasn’t optimal for either person, so this is something to note if you’re shorter or taller than average. Lindsay rated the conveniences 4 out of 5 stars.

Another potential issue Lindsay pointed out is that there is a lot of plastic underneath the side rails. She gave the Pro 2000 a score of 3.5 out of 5 for construction and durability. “If you move this treadmill around a lot or aren’t careful when you fold and unfold it, I’d be concerned that these pieces would crack,” she said.

For more of our unbiased thoughts on this treadmill, check out our ProForm Pro 2000 review.

ProForm Pro 2000
Dimensions35.3” W x 77.3” L x x 59.6” H
Weight capacity 300 lbs
Motor3.25 CHP Mach Z
Speed 12 mph
Incline 12%
Decline-3%

Best Budget ProForm Treadmill: ProForm Carbon TLX Treadmill

Good for: Walkers or joggers who want a folding treadmill

Best Budget

ProForm Carbon TLX

GGR Score: 3.75 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Affordable folding treadmill
  • 3.0 CHP motor
  • 60" belt
  • 0-12 mph speed range
  • 12% incline
  • 7-inch display
  • iFIT-enabled

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Durable with a 3.0 CHP motor
  • 300-lb weight capacity
  • 60-inch belt length
  • 12% incline
  • Cushioned running deck
  • iFIT-enabled
  • Foldable

Cons

  • Only a 1-year parts warranty
  • No touchscreen display

Bottom Line

The ProForm Carbon TLX is an affordable folding treadmill that would be suitable for a small space. It's durable, with a 300-pound weight capacity and 3.0 CHP motor, plus it offers up to 12% incline.

The Carbon TLX is ProForm’s least expensive treadmill at just under $1,000. Despite the lower price, it still boasts a 300-pound weight capacity, goes up to a max speed of 12 miles per hour, and has a 3.0 CHP motor. Our lead product reviewer and certified personal trainer Lindsay Scheele rated it a perfect 5 out of 5 for value.

Although all the treadmills on the ProForm lineup have a space-saving foldable design (and some are even featured on our best folding treadmill roundup), the Carbon TLX has a slightly smaller footprint and tread belt than the Pro series treadmills.

We only gave it 3.75 out of 5 stars for footprint, though. It weighs almost 250 pounds, so you may want to keep it in a permanent spot in your home gym.

RELATED: Treadmill Dimensions: Size Does Matter

proform carbon tlx unfolding treadmill

Additionally, its cushioned deck isn’t quite up to the same standard as the Pro series. “I didn’t feel like it provided a lot in terms of cushioning,” Lindsay says. Still, it comes with a 3.0 HP motor and a spacious running deck. Lindsay did enjoy her workout experience overall and rated the Carbon TLX 4 out of 5 stars for its conveniences and dynamic programming.

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Lindsay also says in our ProForm Carbon TLX review that despite its large size, it’s pretty easy to move around as long as you don’t put your treadmill on turf or carpet. “There are wheels on the treadmill that make it easy to move around on gym flooring and concrete,” she says.

ProForm Carbon TLX
Dimensions35.1″ W x 74.3″ D x 59.1″ H
Weight capacity 300 lbs
Motor3.0 CHP
Speed 12 mph
Incline 12%
DeclineNo

Best ProForm Treadmill With Incline: ProForm Trainer 1000

Good for: Beginners who want interactive programming and incline options

Best With Incline

ProForm Trainer 1000

GGR Score: 3.9 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Cushioned running deck
  • 3-year iFIT membership included
  • Virtual trainers can control speed and incline
  • SpaceSaver folding design
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • 12% incline

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Foldable design
  • Includes 3 years of iFIT
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • Cooling fans
  • Low step-up height of 7.75 inches
  • Weight capacity of 300 lbs

Cons

  • Screen may be hard for some people to see clearly
  • Only has a 1-year parts warranty

Bottom Line

The ProForm Trainer 1000 has a spacious 60-inch-long running deck and comes with 3 years of iFIT programming. The iFIT trainers can automatically adjust your treadmill's settings for you if you prefer to simply focus on your workout.

While it has the same max incline as the other ProForm treadmills (12%), we think the Trainer 1000 is ProForm’s best incline treadmill due to its breadth of impressive features.

For one, the Trainer 1000 comes with a 3-year membership to iFIT. An iFIT subscription usually costs around $39 per month. Over three years, that amounts to over $1,400. We consider iFIT one of the best workout apps, so we think this is a great perk. It’s the main reason we rated the Trainer 1000 5 out of 5 stars for programming.

“In terms of workouts designed for the treadmill, you basically have it all with iFIT,” said Lindsay Scheele, our expert product tester and a certified personal trainer. “There’s a walking beginner series, interval training, incline training, fat burner workouts, endurance workouts, and speed workouts. The programming should be able to fit almost any workout need.”

When you take an iFIT class, the program will automatically adjust the treadmill’s settings for you. We love this feature because it allows you to focus more on your workout and less on pressing buttons. We gave the Trainer 1000 a rating of 5 out of 5 stars for its customizations.

The one knock we have against this treadmill is the warranty. A 10-year frame warranty isn’t bad, but when there are other treadmills that offer lifetime frame warranties, ProForm’s pales a bit in comparison.

The 2.75 CHP motor also falls short. We like to see at least a 3.0 HP motor in treadmills because it can better handle long-distance running and frequent use. As such, the Trainer 1000 earned 3.5 out of 5 stars for durability from our product reviewers.

ProForm Trainer 1000
Dimensions35.1″ W x 74.3″ D x x 59.1″ H
Weight capacity 300 lbs
Motor2.75 CHP
Speed 12 mph
Incline 12%
DeclineNo

ProForm Treadmill Comparison Chart

Pro 9000Pro 2000Carbon TLXTrainer 1000
Price$2,299$1,999$999$1,404 (includes 3 years of
iFIT programming for free)
Tread belt60” L x 20” W60” L x 20” W60” L x 20” W60” L x 20” W
Weight263 lbs262 lbs249 lbs247 lbs
Weight capacity 300 lbs300 lbs300 lbs300 lbs
Touchscreen display22” 10”N/A10″
Incline-3-12%-3-12%0-12%0-12%
Max speed12 mph12 mph12 mph12 mph
Motor3.6 CHP Mach Z3.25 CHP Mach Z3 CHP2.75 CHP
Foldable YesYesYesYes
Workout fanYesYesYesYes

Discontinued ProForm Treadmills

The ProForm Carbon T14 was recently discontinued by the brand and was remarkably similar to the Carbon T10. The Carbon T10, along with the Carbon T7, was also eventually discontinued and replaced by the Carbon TLX. The main difference was the top speed. The T14 could go to 10 miles per hour, but the TLX goes up to 12 miles per hour. That said, we have tested the T14 and have all the details in our ProForm Carbon T14 review.

We also have a ProForm Carbon T7 review and a ProForm Carbon T10 review if you want more information about these models.

Lastly, the Trainer 14.0 has also been discontinued. Its closest counterpart is the Trainer 1000, though the Trainer 1000 has a smaller monitor and a less powerful motor.

What to Look For in ProForm Treadmills

We know the treadmill buying process can be overwhelming—that’s why we wrote a treadmill buying guide, because there is so much to consider between searching for the best price and comparing specs.

If you’re a serious runner, the ProForm Pro series is designed to withstand continuous running and a running deck that allows for a natural gait. 

monitor on proform treadmill

The Carbon series can support running, but won’t be the best option for taller people (about 5 feet, 9 inches and above) because of the 55-inch deck. The Carbon TLX treadmill is best for anyone looking for a compact and space-saving solution for tackling daily steps. 

Brand Policies

Our GGR product testers all agree that ProForm customer service is hit or miss through their parent company, iFIT. I’ve personally had polarizing experiences from waiting a week for an email response to getting a timely live chat answer within minutes. 

Thankfully, ProForm has fairly consistent policies on the entire treadmill lineup, which we’ll break down in more detail here: 

Warranty

All ProForm treadmills come standard with a 10-year frame warranty. The parts warranties differ depending on what model you purchase, but it’s either a 1- or 2-year policy. Additionally, labor warranties last one year on all treadmills. 

Pro Form Carbon T10 monitor on treadmill

According to the brand’s website, the warranty policy does not cover any issues caused by freight damage (oh my!), abuse, misuse, and abnormal usage. Essentially, the warranty only covers manufacturer defects. 

During the checkout process, you will have the option to extend your treadmill warranty, but I’d personally suggest skipping that based on what the warranty covers (i.e., not normal wear and tear). 

Returns

ProForm gives you a 30-day window from your delivery date to request a return if you’re not totally thrilled with your treadmill purchase. Although it’s fairly common, it may surprise you that if you decide to return your treadmill you’ll be on the hook for $250 in shipping fees and a 10% processing fee.

Also, if you paid for any upgraded services like in-home delivery or assembly, those fees are non-refundable.  

Financing

ProForm teams up with TD Bank to offer treadmill financing directly through the website at checkout. After entering your personal information, you will have the option to enter your credit card for a one-time payment in full or apply for financing. If you qualify, you can receive 0% APR for terms ranging from 12 to 39 months. 

Final Verdict of Our ProForm Treadmill Reviews

At the end of the day, ProForm offers home gym owners a solid option for treadmills. Although the price tags vary from about $1,000 to $2,300, you can likely find one that works for your budget, square footage, and personal fitness goals

All that said, I think if you are interested in a ProForm treadmill you will also want to be excited about iFIT interactive workout programs. The treadmills are designed to work with iFIT and our product testers agree that the manual mode is pretty underwhelming. 

With iFIT, you’ll also have to pay for a monthly subscription on top of the machine’s base price if you buy either of the Pro models. If you’re not jazzed about interactive programming, ProForm might not be the brand for you. 

ProForm Treadmill Reviews FAQs

Is the ProForm treadmill worth it?

Determining if a ProForm treadmill is worth it is highly subjective for each individual. It will depend on your budget, space, fitness goals, and how frequently you plan to use it. An expensive piece of fitness equipment (like a treadmill) is often worth it when you use it often and enjoy your workouts. 

Which one is better: NordicTrack or ProForm?

NordicTrack and ProForm treadmills are similar machines since they share the same parent company. That aside, it’s worth noting that NordicTrack treadmills are often referred to as the higher-end option, while ProForm is marketed toward budget-conscious shoppers.

Is the Peloton better than the ProForm?

Peloton and ProForm both manufacture treadmills, but to say which is better depends on your needs, budget, and overall expectations of a treadmill. ProForm offers treadmills in varying price ranges and suit a variety of home gym owners’ needs.

Is ProForm the same as Peloton?

ProForm is owned and operated by iFIT and is unrelated and completely distinct from Peloton.

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