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Last Updated: June 15, 2021
ProForm is a subsidiary of Icon Fitness, which is also the parent company of NordicTrack, iFit and FreeMotion. In the winter of 1975, Edward and Florence Pauls of Chaska Minnesota built the first indoor ski machine in their garage. Ed wanted a way to train indoors during the brutal Minnesota winters. Their indoor ski trainer was so successful, the Pauls soon found themselves running a thriving manufacturing business that expanded to include treadmills, ellipticals, and other cardio equipment. The Pauls ran this company out of their home until they retired. In 1998, the company was acquired by IconFitness located in Logan, Utah. Icon is now one of the largest manufacturers of health and fitness equipment.
ProForm Pro Series Treadmills
The Pro Series is ProForm’s top line which offers more deck cushioning, larger motors, touchscreens on each model, and -3% decline to 12% incline. These treadmills fall between NordicTrack’s T-Series treads and the higher-end Commercial Line, with enhanced shock absorption and iFit enabled touchscreens. The Pro Series line keeps pricing under $2000 for all models, so this is an excellent mid-range option.
The Pro 9000 tops ProForm’s Pro line with a whopping 3.6HP motor. This is their highest-powered machine and best suited for runners and walkers looking for increased incline training. Offering a -3% decline up to a 12% incline, the 9000 has great features for a folding treadmill. It has a 20” wide by 60” long belt, which is about as long as you can get on a folding deck. ReBound Pro cushioning increases comfort with each foot strike so you can run longer with less fatigue and joint discomfort. The 9000 keeps it under $2000 and closely rivals NordicTrack’s ever-popular 1750.
- iFit® Enabled, 1-Year Membership Included*
- 22” HD Touchscreen Display
- 3.6 CHP* Mach Z™ Commercial Plus Motor
- 20” x 60” Tread Belt
- 0 – 12 MPH
- -3 to 12% Digital Quick Incline™
- ReBound Pro™ Cushioning
- SpaceSaver® Design with EasyLift™ Assist
- CoolAire™ Workout Fan
- 300 Lb. Weight Capacity
- Footprint: 35” W x 77” D x 59” H
The Pro 2000 is currently one of ProForm’s best selling treadmills due to the affordable price and great features. The Pro 2000 has a 3.25HP motor, 20″ by 60″ belt and ReBound Pro cushioning with a 10” touchscreen. It also has a -3% decline, which is a nice feature, and it lifts to 12% incline, which is a bit more than on comparable models. The weight capacity is 300lb user max, so this will work for most users. Again, this folding treadmill has EasyLift assist and hydraulic release for convenience.
- iFit® Enabled
- 10” Smart HD Touchscreen
- 40 On-Board Workouts
- 3.25 CHP* Mach Z™ Commercial Pro
- Tread Belt 20” x 60”
- Speed 0 – 12 MPH
- -3 to 12% Digital Quick Decline™ & Incline™ Control
- ReBound Pro™ Cushioning
- Folding Deck with SpaceSaver® Design and EasyLift™ Assist
- CoolAire™ Fan
- Weight Capacity 300 Lb.
- Footprint 35” Wide x 77” Deep x 60” Tall
ProForm Carbon Series Treadmills
The Carbon Series is ProForm’s mid-range line of treadmills, geared for light jogging and walking. These treadmills are well-suited for new users looking to buy their first treadmill or those who need a small, foldable treadmill that will easily fit in small rooms, apartments, condos, dorms, etc. The Carbon series treadmills feature respectable components and tech with cushioning in the deck full-color iFit enabled touchscreens.
The Carbon T10 is part of ProForm’s Plus program which offers the equipment free when you sign up for a 3 year subscription for iFit. The Carbon T10 is our favorite treadmill for those who want something usable and cushioned for little to nothing up front. This treadmill has a 10” screen that will showcase all iFit classes and content. ProShox cushioning in the deck mitigates joint impact by gently flexing underfoot. The 2.75 HP motor is strong enough to attain and maintain a top speed of 10mph and up to 12% incline. This treadmill motor works well for light jogging or walking, but may not support heavy training or extended running mileage.
- iFit® Enabled, 3-Year Membership Included
- Available free with a 3-year iFit subscription
- 10” HD Touchscreen
- 2.75 CHP motor
- 20” x 55” Tread Belt
- 10 MPH Max Speed
- 10% Incline
- Deck Cushioning
- Folding Deck with SpaceSaver® Design
- Weight Capacity 300 Lb.
- Footprint 35” Wide x 74” Deep x 64” Tall
The Carbon T7 has 10% incline, a 10MPH max speed, ISO Flex cushioning and a 7” touchscreen. The Carbon T7 has a 2.6 HP motor which will support light to moderate jogging, but may not be sufficient for homes with multiple users or those who want to train more intensely. The Carbon T7 does have EasyLift assist, so the deck is easier to lift and will descend gently when you release it.
- iFit® Enabled, 1-Year Membership Included
- 7” HD Touchscreen
- Motor 2.6 CHP Commercial Motor
- Tread Belt 20” x 55”
- 10 MPH Max speed
- 12% Digital Quick Incline
- ISO Flex Cushioning
- Folding Deck with SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist
- Features iFit free for the first year
- Footprint 35” Wide x 73” Deep x 57” Tall
ProForm City Line Treadmills
The City Line currently only features the City L6 treadmill which features a fully collapsible console. Since the console folds down directly onto the deck, this treadmill has the smallest footprint of any on our list. The ProForm City L6 is a great option for those who have roommates, live in a small space, or have other size restrictions in their home.
The City L6 has a unique design we rarely see on motorized treadmills: the fully collapsible console. This compact treadmill is not the most powerful, but it is a great option if you need something small and quiet to walk on at home in your own bedroom or office. The total footprint for the City L6 is 29” Wide x 70” Deep x 44” Tall and it only weighs 125 pounds. This compact unit is perfect for petite users with a 17.5” x 45” walking deck and 1.6 HP motor.
- iFit Enabled, 1-Year Membership Included
- 1.6 HP motor
- Tread Belt 17.5” wide by 45” long
- Top Speed 8 MPH
- No Incline
- Weight Capacity 250 Lb.
- Total treadmill weight: 125 Lb.
- Footprint: 29” Wide x 70” Deep x 44” Tall
Pros / Cons of ProForm Treadmills
Overall Rating of ProForm Treadmills:
ProForm has established a market position that caters to users who want a quality treadmill under $2000. Even the base model 400i features some innovative tech, so you get a certain level of quality with each ProForm machine. We like how ProForm strikes just the right balance, staying in between NordicTrack’s T-Series and Commercial Line treadmills to offer more options for users in this price range. With ProShox cushioning, iFit capacity, streamlined consoles and increased incline and decline range on the higher-end machines, the ProForm treadmills are consistently solid, well-designed machines.