Getting the right treadmill for your body and budget!

Treadmill Reviews by the Experts

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Providing Treadmill Reviews by Industry Experts for Over 16 Years

Owner, Brad Heath at Johnson Health Headquarters of Horizon and Vision Fitness

You just decided to purchase a treadmill to improve your health and overall fitness.  The next challenge is choosing the right machine for your body and budget.

Treadmills vary in price from $500 to $6,000 with quality ranging from outstanding to near pathetic.  This site will help you navigate the many options with video reviews, feature explanations, and behind-the-scene impressions gained during our factory visits.  Our team includes experts with over 30 years of industry experience who have personally tested the treadmills, visited the companies, and can help you avoid a costly bad decision.

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Price Range: $200 - $699

Horizon Treadmill T101

For those on a limited budget, the Horizon T101 is our recommendation at around $599. This treadmill is best suited for walkers and light joggers. Horizon is manufactured by Johnson Fitness based out of Wisconsin. This company also manufactures the extremely popular Matrix brand and they are known for using high quality components for very low maintenance machines. The Horizon T101 is a straight-forward and well-built machine that will help you reach your fitness goals. Click to read our Review Here and learn how Horizon’s unique vertical integration sets their machines a cut above the rest. Normally in this pricing category you sacrifice quality and/or service but with Horizon, you are backed by excellent components and impeccable customer service.

Price Range: $700 - $999

Sole F63 Treadmill

Sole Fitness is known for their high-quality machines and their outstanding customer service. The Sole F63 is a great option for a treadmill priced at just $999. This machine comes with a spacious 20” x 60” treadbelt and a powerful 3.0 CHP motor. It also comes with Bluetooth capability so you can keep track of your workout stats. The best part is there is a lifetime motor and frame warranty on the Sole F63. This an excellent option for anyone looking for a treadmill at an affordable price point! Read our complete Review Here.

Runner-up: $1,000 - $1,499

ProForm Smart Pro 2000

Rated as a “Best Buy” from a leading consumer magazine, the ProForm Smart Pro 2000 is packed with features for a relatively low price. This machine will get your heart pumping with 3% decline all the way up to 15% incline, to simulate going up and down hills. The PRO 2000 has a 3.5 HP motor, which will keep you running at high speeds for longer amounts of time. Enjoy a 7” HD Smart Touchscreen to view your fitness stats during your workout, or catch the latest video on the iFit library (1-Year iFit Subscription is included in the price!) This treadmill is a steal of a deal. Read more about the ProForm PRO 2000 in our full review here.

Runner-up: $1,500 - $1,999

Sole F80

Rated excellent in the categories of construction, ease of use, user safety, ergonomics, and exercise range by a popular consumer magazine is the Sole F80. Sole is a company for their consistency over the years in the fitness equipment industry. When we are asked for our top recommendation for a durable treadmill at an affordable price point, the Sole F80 is our go to machine. The F80 features an extra wide 22” x 60” deck, large 2.5” rollers, and a powerful 3.5 HP motor. This treadmill is a great deal. Read our full Review Here.

NordicTrack x22i Commercial Incline Treadmill

Price Range: $2,500 - $2,999

NordicTrack x22i Commercial Incline Treadmill

This machine offers a low impact but still very intense workout session. Use extreme inclines to target those muscles in your butt and thighs and burn away the calories. We especially love the huge 22” Smart HD Touchscreen on this model. It allows you to take advantage of the iFit Coach technology and simulate runs using Google Maps. Read our full Review Here to learn the benefits of the NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer.

NordicTrack x32i Commercial Incline Treadmill

Price Range: $3,000+

NordicTrack x32i Commercial Incline Treadmill

If you are looking for an incline treadmill with all of the bells and whistles, NordicTrack has you covered with the Commercial x32i. This model has everything we love about their Incline Trainers with some big upgrades in the technology department. It comes with a powerful 4.25 CHP motor, 22x65” treadbelt, and ENORMOUS 32-inch SMART HD Touchscreen. As with all of the Incline Trainer models, the Commercial x32i is going to provide you with a quality workout just by walking. Thanks to the steep 40% incline on these machines, you don’t have to be pounding the pavement to put in the work. This means you can get a killer cardio session with little to no impact and stress on your joints. The NordicTrack Incline Trainers are extremely popular machines brought to you by parent company Icon Fitness. Read our complete Review Here

How We Determine Our Treadmill Reviews and Ratings

It’s our mission to create treadmill reviews that help YOU find the Best Treadmill.

Our site is different from other review sites because we actually visit the treadmill companies and try out the machines.  Plus, our team includes experts with over 18 years in the industry.  Most other review sites simply rehash the standard information found on company websites without ever running a step.  All of our reviews are based on the following:

Interviews with Manufacturers — We travel across the country to talk with company owners, product managers, and see customer service reps face-to-face.  We also personally test the machines!  We know details you would never find on a manufacturer’s website.

Visits to Fitness Equipment Stores — We talk with the people who sell and repair treadmills. These professionals are an important resource in determining which treadmills offer the most value for your money.

Customer Reviews — We keep in regular contact with treadmill customers to learn how the machines are performing during real-life use.


It is our hope that this site helps you find the perfect treadmill to match your body and budget!

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