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Trueform Trainer - Several Questions...


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1.) Does anyone here have any helpful information that can be shared about the quality and durability of the Trueform Trainer?

2.) How about the Trueform customer service?

3.) Regarding the noise level, is it a quiet treadmill when being used for walking?

4.) Do you think having this treadmill in an upstairs condo for walking purposes would send vibrations or thumping noises to my neighbor downstairs below me?

 

Thank you in advance!

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Hi, thanks for your questions. We recommend curved manual treadmills, like the Trueform, for running rather than just walking. From our experience, these kinds of treadmills have a bit of a learning curve when you first start using them,  they require a bit more concentration to use since your feet control the speed of the deck, and they're meant for running at high speeds. They can make a good amount of noise too, so I don't think it would be suitable for an upstairs condo. I would check out manual flat-belt walking treadmills, they're smaller, lighter, made for walking, and should produce less noise. We also have tested some quiet motorized treadmills.

Are you just planning on using the treadmill for walking? How often were you hoping to use the treadmill? Are you set on a manual treadmill? With a bit more information, I can suggest specific models. 

 

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I've used the Woodway Curved treadmill at my former gym (Pre-Covid Pandemic).  I'm very comfortable walking on the curved treadmill.  I will be walking 5 x per week on this treadmill for approximately 30-45 minutes per session.  The Woodway Curve treadmill I used seemed rather quiet.  I'm open to other suggestions on models but I was very set on the manual treadmill.  I'm looking forward to your suggestions.

Thank you in advance.

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Thanks for this information. Since you're comfortable with walking on a curved manual treadmill, then I would recommend the AssaultRunner Elite. It is lighter than the Trueform Trainer so it will most likely be a lot easier to get upstairs. We haven't tested the Trueform Trainer so we can't speak to its durability, but the AssaultRunner Elite in our experience is extremely durable and should handle that level of use with ease. We've never had any issues with Assault's customer service either. 

Before knowing how comfortable you are with using a curved manual treadmill, I was going to recommend some flat-belt manual treadmills but they're much smaller and don't sound like something you're looking for. With whichever curved manual treadmill you decide to go with, I would highly suggest placing a mat underneath it and placing it on carpet, if you're able. Both of these should help absorb some of the sound from the treadmill. 

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I'm not well-versed in which treadmills are good and which ones aren't.

The important factors for me are durability, quietness, good shock absorption, and good customer service by the company.

Based on the above factors, will you please share your recommendations for the Flat-belt manual treadmill as well as a couple of motorized options?

I think that having the full picture will help me to make a better decision.  I'll look into the Assault Runner Elite that you've mentioned.  Thank you in advance for your help.

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Flat-belt manual treadmills are much smaller than curved-belt manual treadmills and are meant for walking only. They do save a lot of space, and most have a deck that folds up, plus they're typically a lot lighter than curved-belt treadmills and they can be quieter too. They are however significantly cheaper, so you won't be getting the same level of quality as a curved-belt manual treadmill. You could check out the Stamina Inmotion T900 Treadmill and there are a number of manual treadmills from Sunny Health & Fitness that all offer different features. Just forewarning that if you're hoping for a treadmill like the Woodway, you'll probably find these options underwhelming. 

Some of the quietest motorized treadmills we've tested are the NordicTrack 2450, NordicTrack 1750, the Sole F80, Sole F63, the Horizon 7.8 AT, and Horizon T101. All of these treadmills have worked really well for us, and we haven't had problems with any of these brands' customer service. The NordicTrack Treadmills have the softest cushioning for shock absorption, while the Sole treadmills feel firmer to use but still provide good shock absorption. The Horizon Treadmills' cushioning is in between these other treadmills. It feels soft underfoot, just not quite as soft as NordicTrack. The treadmills from Sole and Horizon have simple LCD consoles that come with preprogrammed workouts, while the NordicTrack treadmills include attached touch screens and are enabled with the interactive training program, iFit. iFit requires a monthly subscription to access the full library of guided workouts. You don't need iFit to use either the NordicTrack 2450 or the 1750 though. 

All of these models should handle the level of use you're looking to do, well. Although you'll probably get a bit more use out of the higher-end options from each of these brands, which are the NordicTrack 2450, Sole F80, and Horizon 7.8 AT. All of these treadmills fold up when they're not in use and have incline options. The NordicTrack treadmills also decline. Please let me know if you have any more questions! 

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I apologize, I completely forgot to add links to our reviews of these treadmills. Here's the Assault Runner Elite, NordicTrack 2450, Sole F80, and Horizon 7.8AT. Here's also the NordicTrack 1750, Sole F63, and Horizon T101. We are updating the reviews for both of the NordicTrack treadmills to include the new 2022 models, so these are the 2021 models still FYI. Hopefully, this gives you a bit more information about each of these treadmills. 

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