Life Fitness treadmills are known for their commercial grade products that are built for both residential and commercial use. Both their treadmills and their elliptical trainers are about as good as they get. Of course, quality comes at a price. The MSRP for their various residential models range from $2,199-$5,500.
In the past, most of the Life Fitness treadmills were priced out of the range of the average buyer. Recently, they lowered the price on their intro models, making them more accessible to the average buyer.
If you’ve workout in a healthclub or hotel exercise facility you probably have seen and used LifeFitness equipment. These particular machines are built to withstand hours of daily usage. Many of these design features and components are incorporated in their residential equipment. LifeFitness is also highly rated for the ergonomic design. This means they are engineered to mimic your exercise motion and minimize stress and strain to your joints.
These machines cannot compete with the bells and whistles of Icon, and so the focus is quality construction, low maintenance and ergonomics. LifeFitness treadmills got high rating for a couple of their treadmills by a leading consumer magazine. That includes an excellent rating for construction, ergonomics and ease of use.
At the low end of the price range, the Life Fitness T3 treadmill offers the quality of a LifeFitness product, and combines it with some decent features for a home treadmill, all at a value price. You get a 60″x20″ treadbelt, 3.0 HP continuous duty motor, wireless heart rate control, an impressive array of workout programs and a premium console. The machine weighs in at a sturdy 265 lbs, and is backed by a 10-year motor, 5-year parts and 1-year labor warranty.
The F1 Smart Treadmill and F3 Folding Treadmill also offer competitive prices with 55×20″ treadbelts and 2.5 HP/3.0HP motors respectively. A choice of consoles on most of their models lets you customize your workout experience.
If you want a premium treadmill, then you want to consider a couple of Life Fitness high-end models like the Life Fitness T5 or the Club Series. They just don’t get much better for a home treadmill. They have a slick design, are simple to use and are extremely low maintenance.
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I would suggest that the high-end Life Fitness treadmills can run with the best of the best, and in some cases are a better value than True and SportsArt.
Regarding owning a $5,000 treadmill, if you got the extra money and plan to use a treadmill extensively, then paying a premium price for a premium treadmill makes sense. Although there are some good, heavy-duty treadmills in the $2,000-$3,000 price range.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with a Life Fitness product. Both their treadmills and ellipticals have received numerous awards and top ratings.