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Proform Crosswalk 395 Treadmill Review

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Treadmills have changed a lot over the past few years. When we first started reviewing them over 8 years ago there were basically 2 kinds – commercial (for health club use) and residential (for home use). From there, you decided on a manual or motorized treadmill and whether you wanted a folding one or a non-folding one. That was it – you were done. Well, we’ve come a long way. Today you have more choices and there are more “specialty” treadmill options than ever before. If you’re familiar with the treadmill market or if you’ve ever had the chance to look at treadmills like the Proform 415 Crosswalk Treadmill, Proform 505 cst treadmill, or the Weslo cadence r 5.2 treadmill, we’re pretty sure you know exactly what we’re talking about.

While we had the opportunity to try out the Nordictrack treadmill, Nordictrack elliptical, Weslo treadmill and some other type of elliptical machine that we cannot remember the name of, there is one treadmill that really stood out from the crowd for a variety of reasons. This is the Proform 395 treadmill and if you’re currently looking for a good treadmill to start using every day, we believe it might be the best treadmill for you.

Of course, we could always just tell you to go out and purchase the Proform 395 treadmill right away, and you’d probably listen to us because we obviously know what we’re talking about. However, we believe in being fair and to be fair, we are going to tell you about the ProForm 395 treadmill so that you can be the one to decide whether or not this is the best option for you.

 

Benefits of Using This Treadmill

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Once you have made the decision of purchasing a treadmill to workout at home you should look into the benefits that the Proform 395 treadmill will provide.

  • Treadmills are known to burn more calories per hour than any other exercise machine. By doing a vigorous workout you’ll have burned about 700 calories.
  • By owning your own treadmill you’ll be able to work out whenever you want to and you’ll be able to do it in the comfort of your own home.
  • You won’t be inhibited to wear whatever you want while exercising.
  • You can work out as little or as much as you want and take breaks whenever you won’t without having anyone else jump on the machine.
  • You’ll finally be able to get the kind of toned body you have always wanted.
  • Working out at home gives the chance to listen to your own music or watching your TV so you can exercise with no boredom.
  • The best thing is that you won’t feel like everyone’s eyes are upon you and you won’t feel as uncomfortable as you would if you were at a gym.

As you see, this treadmill right here can offer all of the above benefits. With this treadmill, you’re not going to be lacking in any area and that is something you can definitely count on.

ProForm Treadmills

ProForm is a name that has been around for ages – this is a brand that you know you can trust, because there are so many people out there that are backing the name – if you look online, you can find many amazing 5 star reviews on ProForm treadmills – those reviews were done by real people that used the treadmill just like us.

ProForm treadmills are easy on everyone’s budget and built especially for low intensity workouts. However if you are a regular, avid runner then you should be looking for more expensive and intense treadmills. ProForm treadmills are great for beginners and those who are looking for exercise but not for intense workouts. This company revolutionized the treadmill industry by introducing the now well-known SpaceSaver fold-away design treadmills. This made this treadmill brand known and linked to treadmills.

ProForm treadmills are made and designed by the largest manufacturer and marketer of exercise equipment in the world – Icon Health and Fitness. They have manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and China. Today ProForm has the widest range of treadmills on the market and most of them belong to the entry level to mid-class range.

ProForm 395 Treadmill

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The 395 gives total body fitness. This machine gives people the possibility to spread each workout through your entire body with the built-in CrossWalk workout arms. These are revolutionary arms that let you get the full benefits of foot and leg strengthening. It eliminates the need to carry weights or exercise bands. You will develop a firm and toned chest and arms. As soon as you step on the 395 you’ll feel the special cushioning of the TreadSoft system. This offers impact reduction stride after stride so there is less wear on joints. It will also let you exercise longer and more effectively. Another great feature is that while you’re exercising you can listen to your favorite music using the Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system with a compatible music port for your iPod. The 395 comes with a fantastic SpaceSaver design and transport wheels so that it will fit just right into the space you have chosen for it.

The ProForm 395 Treadmill has been designed so you can get the results that you want. It comes with a choice of 16 separate workouts. You can go for full cross body exercise, fat burning or just exercise to get into better shape and tone up. This treadmill gives you personal trainer designed applications.

The TreadSoft cushioning offers you maximum workout comfort and joint protection. The CrossWalk upper-body workout arms help burn more calories while giving you a total-body workout. It comes with eight CrossWalk workout apps, eight weight-loss workout apps and a dual-grip EKG heart rate monitor.

The weight capacity of the 395 is 300 lbs and with the 32-1/2" W x 55-1/2" H x 65" L dimensions it weighs in at 165 lbs. There is some assembly required. There is a five year motor and frame warranty and a 90 day warranty for parts and labor.
 

Treadmill Console

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The treadmill console offers a wide and impressive array of features that were designed to make your workouts more effective and more enjoyable. When you’re in the manual mode you can change the speed and incline of the treadmill just by touching a button. While you’re exercising the console displays instant exercise feedback. It will even measure your heart rate when you use the handgrip heart rate monitor. The console has sixteen pre-set workouts. With eight of them you’ll be using the crosswalk arms and the other eight were designed to help you meet your weight-loss goals. Each of the workouts automatically controls the speed and incline of the treadmill and will guide you through an effective exercise session.

Note that if there’s a sheet of clear plastic on the console then remove it. To prevent damage to the walking platform always wear clean sport shoes. When you use it for the first time observe the alignment of the walking belt and center the walking belt if needed. The console can display speed and distance in either miles or kilometers.

Motor Power

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To give you an idea of how cool this treadmill is, we’re going to take a brief moment to talk about motor power in a treadmill. You see, motor power is measured by horsepower - or HP for short. Unless your treadmill has a strong motor (at least 1.5 horsepower) you can quickly wear it out, even if only doing a light walk. For that reason, you want to look for a treadmill with as high a motor power as possible. Most treadmills range from 1.5 HP to 3.5 HP. You can even find some treadmills with up to 4.0 HP.

When looking at motors and horsepower, there are two different ratings: - Continuous Duty (which is the rating for steady, continual 24-hour motor use), and - Peak Duty (which is the maximum power potential of the motor. However this cannot be maintained for any substantial length of time).

Conclusion

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If you’re looking for a powerful treadmill that is capable of delivering the results you have always wanted, we highly recommend the Proform 395 treadmill for all of the above reasons. Sure, you could always go out and buy another treadmill that has a cheaper price tag on it, but for some reason, we feel that you’re not going to be as satisfied with another treadmill as you would be with this one. In the end, we wish you the best of luck and if you end up choosing this treadmill, you can rest with the satisfaction of knowing you made a great choice.

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