Low Priced Walking Machine
The Trainer 720 from Gold’s Gym is the top model available from this Icon Fitness company. Icon also produces top brands like NordicTrack and ProForm along with smaller brands like Weslo, Image, and Reebok. For around $500, you are going to get a machine with cheap plastic parts and acceptable specs. Yes, this could be an okay machine for you, but you’d be better off spending just $100 more for a budget option from our recommended brands.
The Trainer 720 improves over the other Gold’s Gym models with a better motor, larger deck, more programming, and a slightly more sophisticated console display. It also comes with a somewhat sturdy frame and parts that fail after several months of use. If you are planning to use the machine for just walking and occasional jogging, you may be perfectly fine with this machine. However, if you want a machine that will be reliable and work like a champ for years, then you should check out brands like ProForm or Horizon.
NOTE: This model can be found on Amazon.com.
Features on the Trainer 720 Treadmill
Our Review of the 720 Trainer
This machine may work well for smaller individuals who plan to use it for only light use, but we can’t whole-heartedly recommend it. The components on this machine are not reliable and we question the longevity of this model. We recommend you expand your budget by just another hundred bucks to get a machine from a model like the ProForm Performance 400i or the Horizon T101.
Buy this model on Amazon.com.