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Gold's Gym Treadmill Reviews


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Gold's Gym Trainer 720

Gold’s Gym Trainer 720

Gold Gym treadmill are built by Icon Fitness.  Their other brands include ProForm, NordicTrackReebok, Epic, Weslo and Image.  Icon Fitness is the largest manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world, if not the universe.

What Icon has done in the past is buy the rights to popular brand names and build fitness equipment using that name.  Thus you have NordicTrack and Reebok, and now Gold’s Gym.  I assume the health club chain has nothing to do with the distribution of the Gold’s Gym treadmills.


Read Gold’s Gym Treadmill Reviews

Gold’s Gym Trainer 430i ($399)

Gold’s Gym Trainer 420 ($345)

Gold’s Gym Trainer 520 ($445)

Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 ($498)

Note: Both www.NordicTrack.com and ProFormTreadmills.com offer treadmills with higher quality components, sometimes at better prices. Both sites offer free shipping.


One of the reasons Icon Fitness has so many brands is because they target different markets, and give a degree of exclusivity with brand names to different retailers.  ProForm is sold through large sporting goods stores like Dick’s or Sports Authority. NordicTrack is sold primarily at Sears and you will find Gold’s Gym treadmills at Wal-Mart.

In the past, some Gold’s Gym treadmills have been relabeled models from Weslo, Image, ProForm or NordicTrack.  They vary in price from a few hundred dollars to over $1,000.  Some are dirt cheap and best avoided, while there have been a few that are a decent value.

At my local Wal-Mart they offer three models.  On the Wal-Mart web site you get a better selection, and in fact, several of the Gold’s Gym treadmills are only available on their web site.

Are Gold’s Gym Treadmills a Good Value?

Overall, I would recommend you avoid the sub $500 models. These are cheap machines, built with cheap components that are generally not well built. Many people have trouble with their inexpensive Gold’s Gym treadmills right out of the box.  These low budget treadmills typically come with 90 days parts and labor warranty, which suggests they are not built to last.

Some of the higher price models are decent treadmills and are better built to handle walkers and light joggers.

Gold’s Gym Treadmill Reviews:

Gold’s Gym Trainer 430i ($399)

Gold’s Gym Trainer 420 ($345)

Gold’s Gym Trainer 520 ($445)

Gold’s Gym Trainer 720 ($498)


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