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: $700 - $999

Horizon T303

The Horizon T303 is the latest addition to join Horizon’s budget line of treadmills. Often in this price range we find that quality will be sacrificed, but that’s not the case with Horizon’s budget line. The T303 comes packed with a 3.0 CHP motor, which is more than we see on most entry level treadmills. The T303 features 3-Zone Variable Response Cushioning Technology to prevent wear and tear on your joints. This machine is capable of 0-15% incline, which is a substantial performance feature for any treadmill—not just in a budget friendly category. Whether walking at an incline, or tackling the latest HIIT running challenge, the T303 is sure to provide a great workout to anyone. The T303 is currently ON SALE for a value price of $999. Click to read our Review Here or visit the manufacturer at JohnsonFit.com.

Price Range: $1,500 - $1,999

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

If you’re sick of staring at blank walls during your indoor workouts, you should consider the innovative features of iFit Live available on the NordicTrack 1750. This machine allows you to download workouts from trainers like Jillian Michaels, track your progress online, and simulate exciting outdoor courses (hills and all!) using Google Maps. On top of that, the NordicTrack 1750 has some impressive specs including a 3.5 HP motor, a spacious 22”x 60” treadbelt, sound system, color touch screen display, and a 5-year parts / 2-year labor warranty. These are some pretty hefty specs considering this price range! Click the link to read our full Review Here.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000

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

ProForm SMART Pro 5000

The ProForm SMART Pro 5000 treadmill offers leading edge interactive technology and is engineered for runners. It’s one of the most popular models in this price range! It has many attractive features, including a large 22″x60″ treadbelt, 4.0 CHP commercial grade motor, and 7″ full color touchscreen. It is the upgrade to the ProForm PRO 2000, which has won “Best Buy Awards.” Read our complete review on the ProForm SMART Pro 5000 .

NordicTrack x22i Commercial Incline Trainer

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

NordicTrack x22i Commercial Incline Trainer

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.

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

Sole F80

Sole is known for producing durable machines that are equipped with the necessities to get the job done. We recently visited Sole North American headquarters and one of the designers told us Sole invest in producing the highest quality treadmills at the lowest cost. He indicated they tend to focus on durable belts, rollers, bearings and providing customers with an awesome workout experience. In our opinion, their emphasis seems to be more on what a treadmill is designed for (walking and running) and less on breakable distractions such as touch screen displays. For an in depth analysis on the Sole F80, click here to learn more.

Price Range: $2,000 - $2,499

NordicTrack x11i Commercial Incline Trainer

If you’re looking for a commercial grade machine to ensure a kick-butt workout, look no further than the NordicTrack X11i Commercial Incline Trainer. This model has a generous size 22” x 60” treadbelt, so you have plenty of room to accommodate walking or running. The X11i has a 3.75 CHP DurX™ motor, so you’ll have no issues at the highest inclines or speeds. One of the best things about the X11i model is the ability for both incline AND decline. This machine inclines to 40 degrees and inclines to -6 degrees, so you’re able to target a huge variety of muscles during your workouts. 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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