Mixed Reviews on this Budget Model
Gold’s Gym treadmills are built by Icon Fitness, which is the same company that makes NordicTrack, ProForm, Reebok, Epic and more. The quality on Gold’s Gym machines varies quite a bit. The reviews on this particular machine also vary quite a bit. Some users we heard from loved the machine and said it worked perfectly. Others said it only lasted for days to weeks before it broke down and needed to be returned to the store. With only a 90 day warranty on parts, several were left without even that option.
You get what you pay for, and for a $400 machine, you can’t expect much. If you are on a tight budget or looking for a beginner level walking machine, this may be a great choice for you. Just be prepared for compromises in quality. Make sure you use it a good bit in those first 3 months to make sure you’re not one of the unlucky buyers with a faulty machine. If possible, we would definitely recommend you invest another $200 in a budget model from a company like ProForm. You’ll receive much better quality and a stronger warranty.
NOTE: This model can be found on Amazon.com.
Instead: We’d recommend you take a look at some of the models from ProForm, which comes from the same parent company as Gold’s Gym. In general, you will find a much higher level of quality and a stronger warranty to back it up with ProForm machines. Check out the reasonably priced ProForm Performance 400i.
Features on the Gold’s Gym Trainer 420 Treadmill
Our Review of the Gold’s Gym Trainer 420
As we mentioned before, this may be an acceptable machine for you if you are tight on a budget, small in size, and lower in weight. A tall or heavier person would not be able to use this machine for long. It’s going to be a machine that we only recommend for walking or light jogging. Serious runners would want a different machine.
We really recommend that you increase your budget by $200-250 and get a quality machine from ProForm or Horizon. The Horizon T101 is a fantastic little treadmill with a lifetime warranty on the motor. Plus, both of these brands offer more sophisticated fitness tracking programs.
Buy the Gold’s Gym Trainer 420 now on Amazon.com.