Unreliable Right Out of the Box
The Trainer 520 from Gold’s Gym is available to purchase at Walmart or over Amazon.com. It is made by the same parent company that makes ProForm, NordicTrack, Epic, and Reebok machines. Unfortunately the quality on the Gold’s Gym machines varies widely and this particular model seems to be a dud.
For around $450, you are getting a machine with only a 90 day warranty on parts and labor. User feedback we’ve seen shows that the treadmill is not built to the highest standards. That’s a fancy way of saying, “It was broken right out of the box!” Customer service for this company also isn’t the best as we’ve seen several complaints of unhelpful representatives.
NOTE: This model is available to purchase on Amazon.com.
Features on the Gold’s Gym Trainer 520
Our Review of the Trainer 520 Treadmill
This machine falls near the bottom of Gold’s Gym products. Be ready for a possible struggle with customer service if your machine has trouble right out of the box. That’s not to say you won’t buy it and have a perfectly fine experience. Many people really enjoy their lower cost machines. It all comes down to how you are going to use the machine, how large or small you are, and also a little bit of luck.
You may want to expand your budget by about $200 and get a budget model from a company like ProForm or Horizon. ProForm has a Performance 400i for around $599. You’ll receive a stronger motor, larger belt, iFit programming, and a much better warranty. In the end, you’ll get much more value for your buck!
Buy the Gold’s Gym Trainer 520 Treadmill on Amazon.com.