Proform Pro 5000
This is a solid, mid-range treadmill coming in just under $1500 with a monster 4.0 HP motor and an extra long 60 inch belt.
It folds up and out of the way with a locking mechanism to keep the deck in place. You get up to 15% incline and you even get a 3% decline to add in extra crosstraining to your workouts.
The Pro 5000 also adds a lot of fun options that most runners treadmills don’t have. There’s a full color console with touch-screen web browser. So you can surf the net as you walk, read the latest news or watch YouTube videos.
You also get a free wireless heart rate monitor included with the treadmill to stay in your maximum fat-burning zone – very cool.
Proform Pro 9000
This is the next step up from the Proform 5000 model coming in just under $2000.
It adds a slightly stronger 4.25 HP motor – which is great for long, running workouts or multiple-user families. You also get the extra long 60 inch belt here as well for extra running space.
The Pro 9000 also comes with a full-color web browser in the console just like the Proform 5000. But it’s slightly larger, making it easier to see your workout stats – or whatever site you’re surfing.
Proform Pro 2000
The Proform Pro 2000 is the most affordable of the three treadmills coming in under $1300 and also carrying a “Best Buy” award from a leading consumer magazine.
While it doesn’t have the multi-color console or web browser of the two treadmills above, you do get a bright backlit console with scrolling message board. There’s also a very respectable 3.5 HP motor and extra long 60 inch belt.
Other strong points on this treadmill are the iPod dock with speakers, 32 built-in workouts, iFit LIVE option and built-in console fan to keep you cool as you run.
While this isn’t the toughest treadmill out there, for weekend runners or single-user homes, it’s perfect. And it’s super-easy on the wallet.
So if you’re looking for a good Proform treadmill for running, those are 3 of your best options. They carry tougher motors, upgraded cushioning, extra long belts and tons of built-in workout programs to add extra challenge.