ProForm Pro 2000 New Edition Treadmill Review
ProForm develop fitness equipment for those who want high performance in the home. As a company, they are serious about their commitment to producing high functioning machines. They work with athletes, trainers, engineers, fans and team-mates to make sure they are always delivering what is needed. With over 30 years’ experience, ProForm has now become one of the most well known and most awarded home fitness equipment companies.
The Pro 2000 Treadmill is everything you will ever need in a home treadmill if you’re an intermediate or advanced runner. Their goal is to push your limits, increase your times and help you set new records.
But it’s not just the performance that’s so great about this machine, as a stand-alone home treadmill it ticks almost every other box which would make this an enjoyable choice for absolutely anyone. Even if you’re a beginner with big aspirations you can be secure in the knowledge that you will never grow out of this treadmill.
A High Performance Treadmill
Designed to improve real-road conditioning and increase calorie burn whilst also being foldable for home use.
The 15% incline helps increase the number of calories burned by mimicking uphill running and get your quads working harder and faster, it also includes a -3% decline option which is very rare for a foldable treadmill.
The decline option helps you test your limits and prepare for road running. Running downhill if you’re not properly prepared can lead to injuries, so it’s important to train for this in a safe environment. There are QuickSpeed, QuickDecline and QuickIncline controls which allow you to swiftly customize your running experience.
The Pro 2000 has a powerful 3.5 continuous horse power commercial grade motor, that can easily handle regular vigorous use. The motor is also self-cooling which not only helps with durability and longevity but also energy efficiency. Having such a great motor also allows this machine to reach 12mph with ease whilst also feeling firm and quiet.
The ProShox belt cushioning system contains 4 shock absorbers to help reduce joint impact and is designed to help runners run longer and harder with less risk of Injury. The belt is also oversized, which is perfect for those with longer strides or even those who just feel less stable on a treadmill.
ProForm PRO 2000 Treadmill Assembly [Video]
A Hi-Tech Treadmill
As an advanced tech treadmill, it’s surprisingly easy to use. ProForm have taken great care in its user friendliness, from the moment you step on the treadmill you will not feel lost. Even though it has more features than most treadmills $1000 more expensive. Their ‘Tracking Meets Entertainment’ method gives an enjoyable yet motivational experience.
The built on 7” LCD display lets you track all of your normal workout data such as speed, calories, distance and time. The added built in tablet holder is large enough to enjoy your IFit membership if you have one, whilst not blocking your workout data screen.
The IFit compatibility allows you to enjoy famous routes and trails all over the world, it adjusts speeds, incline and decline automatically, letting you focus on your running form. The new IFit Coach now compatible with this machine it has a wearable wrist band that can help you track added data and even help you with nutrition.
As standard the Pro 2000 comes with 32 preset programs, so even if you haven’t got an IFit membership this machine will more than keep you motivated with its variety of challenging workout programs. The complete sound system includes 2 3” digitally amplified long-throw speakers with digital volume control, as well as IPod and MP3 compatibility.
Convenient features such as an accessories tray, water bottle holder, dual cooling fans and premium form grip handles all come as standard.
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill FAQ’s
Is The ProForm Pro 2000 Space Saving?
SpaceSaver technology was designed by ProForm engineers in 1995, with their technology ever improving they now include EasyLift Assist which lowers and lifts the deck with ease. This is not only an excellent safety feature if you have young children around but it also allows people of all levels of strength to easily fold away and store the machine.
The ProForm Pro 2000 is the best high performance foldable treadmill around; some lose power and durability if being used regularly at high speeds but the excellent warranty and quality of build will promise a fantastic experience for a lifetime.
Workout At Home On The ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill [Video]
What is the width of the belt?
The belt width is a large 22” allowing for higher speeds and larger strides.
Is there an extended warranty option?
The basic warranty is very comprehensive and quite impressive for this price range. Although there is an extended warranty offer available.
How heavy is the treadmill?
The product weight is 291 lbs, which is quite heavy. You will find that most high-performance treadmills are heavy as this helps with durability and stability. If you’re going to purchase this machine, then make sure you have a firm surface to put it on.
What is the maximum user weight?
The weight capacity for this machine is 350 lbs.
I don’t have an IFit subscription, what are the preset programs like?
The programs include 6 incline, 6 intensity, 6 calorie and 6 speed based workouts. This is excellent variety compared to other machines of the same price range.
Is it self-generating power?
No, you will need to plug this treadmill into a power source of 120 Volt, 60Hz.
How difficult is assembly?
We would recommend that you have someone to help you assemble the treadmill, although there aren’t many parts to put together they can be very heavy. It can all be done witha screw driver within the hour.
Is this considered a commercial grade machine?
This machine is specifically built for home use, but the frame and motor are of commercial grade. Meaning you get the performance and reliability of a treadmill you will find in your gym but with the convenience of a space saving machine.
Is this a quiet treadmill?
Yes, ProForm taken great care in noise reduction through building a very steady frame, a powerful motor and the addition of 4 shock absorbers.
Does it have wheels to move it around?
Yes, although this is a heavy machine so we would recommend trying to keep it in one place and then seeking help if you need to move it.
Is this a good machine to train for a marathon?
Obviously, the best way would be to train in the same terrain as the marathon, but if you have bad weather or you don’t feel comfortable running outside you won’t find any better treadmill than this one. Especially if you have an IFit membership.
I am tall and my house has low ceilings what is the step-up height?
The step-up height is 6”, so add that to your height and check you can run at high speeds safely.
I am heavy does the belt slip?
Belt slipping on this model is very rare, if it happens it will be very slight and easily adjusted.
Does the treadmill fold easily?
How tall is the treadmill when folded?
The Pro 2000 reaches 71” tall when folded, it does not fold completely upright just about 85% of the way.
Does it come with a heart rate monitor chest strap included?
No, probably one of the only areas we could mark this down in. Although with the popularization of wearable wrist band tech chest straps may be becoming a thing of the past.
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill: So, what’s the verdict?
I absolutely love this treadmill, for someone who likes to run fast and push the pace this is an excellent machine. Maintaining its performance whilst also being foldable is no easy feat, but it is of course the holy grail of foldable home treadmill features. In my opinion all treadmills these days must be up to date with the latest tech, it should sync up with your phone, tablet and apps. The ProForm Pro 2000 does this perfectly and for an exceptional price.
How could this improve? Maybe by integrating a touch screen browser that gives you more accessibility through the actual display. Also as a performance treadmill the addition of extra horsepower to the motor for the elite would be a clever move.
If you are looking to use this regularly getting an IFIt subscription will add to your experience, keep you motivated and help keep you entertained. Alternatively, the added tablet holder will help you use free guided workouts online or allow you to put on your favorite series whilst training.
If your price range is in the $1000 range you won’t find many better options that the ProForm Pro 2000, this treadmill also boasts an exceptional warranty for such a low-price machine.
“If you’re on a budget, the entry level Pro 2000 delivers more than most similarly priced treadmills. Testers liked how quickly and smoothly it changed speed and incline-getting the machine whirring as fast as 12 mph takes just one finger tap.” – RunnersWorld