ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill Review
If you’re looking for a high quality machine that you can add to your at home gym, then you have come to the right place, because today, we are going to tell you about a treadmill that many people have labeled the “best treadmill” of the year. This is a high quality machine that can be found at a bargain price – we’re talking about the Profom Pro 2000 – before you go out and buy it based on a couple of sentences, we believe it is only fair that you first read about it to see if it would be a viable option for you or not.
Quick Summary of the Proform Pro 2000
As we stated in the beginning, this is one of the best folding treadmills of the year – it mixes appealing components with electronics meant for some serious training. Specs include a 22” x 60” workout area, 3.5 CHP motor and a power ramp. If you’re a fan of iFit Coach, you’ll be happy to know that this is compatible with iFit. It can also hold your tablet at eye level and has speakers built-in.
For additional details, read the full Proform Pro 2000 treadmill review below.
Who is This Treadmill for?
This treadmill is great for walkers and runners – it is the lowest prices treadmill of three in the Pro Series. This treadmill is great for you if you are on a budget, but want a treadmill that is top notch. Yes, for its series, this is an entry-level treadmill, but believe it or not, it has some pretty impressive qualities for under $2,000.
If you’re not really looking for a heavy-duty cardio trainer and if you don’t mind the fact that it doesn’t have a screen that accesses the web (you can bring your tablet with you in order to browse the web or access iFit Coach), then this Proform treadmill would be a good option for you.
This machine was designed to keep workouts varied in order to prevent the user from walking away from their fitness goals. The electronic incline/decline is one highlight that is worth mentioning – it has settings from -3 to 15%. Instead of simply walking or running on a flat surface, you can work additional muscles with uphill and downhill training. When you put the ramp at its top setting, this will double the amount of calories you burn. We found that the incline/decline is fun to use with iFit Coach because this treadmill is capable of automatically adjusting to mimic the routes you have chosen in Google Maps.
We found that it is easy to add soundtracks and apps to your workout sessions. The speakers are built-in, so you can easily listen to your MP3 player and the secure display shelf makes it so that you can bring your tablet along with you.
The Pro 2000 console is packed full of workout apps that will guide you through efficient training - there’s a total of 32 workout apps, to be exact. The machine is compatible with iFit Coach, but iFit Coach does require a subscription. To use the popular iFit Coach app, you can dock your tablet on the console – this program will give you the opportunity to access a new workout program whenever you choose. As an iFit member, you’ll have access to a library that is packed full of high-definition workout videos. You can even get daily downloads of treadmill workouts that are personalized for you and create a large number of interactive Google Maps workouts. Other benefits include wireless logging of your daily steps and personalized diet advice.
Yes, this is an entry-level model in the Pro Series, but it is well worth every penny. It’s a good match for runners and walkers, as long as you don’t mind bringing your tablet with you in order to access the web or iFit while you workout.
What We Like about the Proform 2000
Many could choose another machine, like the Proform sport 6.0 treadmill, Weslo Cadence g 5.9 treadmill or a Nordictrack treadmill. However, due to the price and the features, a large amount of people chose the Proform Pro 2000 and they don’t regret doing so, even if it’s an entry-level model.
In this section of the review, we are going to tell you what we personally like about the Proform Pro 2000 …
While we’re shopping for treadmills, we like to look at the size of the track to start with – we like a track that is wide, and with the 60” long x 22” wide track, this one definitely fit our needs. The rear belt roller is 2.5” in diameter, which is larger than what you would get on lower-end machines. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the roller, it is responsible for reducing wear and tear on the track while you exercise.
We cannot leave out the fact that this treadmill is foldable. You can easily fold it up when you’re done with it in order to free up some floor space. It has shock assist technology, which makes it easy to push the deck into its vertical folding position.
The motor on the treadmill is definitely something we need to discuss. It has an impressive 3.5 CHP commercial motor.
Before you buy something like this, you should always look at the warrant to see what is covered and how long it is covered. In this case, this treadmill has a pretty good warranty – it has a five year warranty on parts, two years of service and a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame.
This Proform Pro 2000 has a 7 inch workout screen – for easy reading, it is backlit. No, it’s not the most advanced display for Proform, but it shows speed, mileage, calories burned (estimated), time spent exercising and heart rate all at one time. If you are looking for a more engaging workout display, you can combine this treadmill with your tablet and the iFit Coach app.
This machine offers electronic incline options that can take you from -3% to 15%. With these options, outdoor running conditions can be stimulated, allowing you to challenge different muscles.
We definitely like how this machine comes with 32 built-in workouts – this includes a couple of iFit demos, so you can see how iFit works. It’s mostly traditional treadmill workout programs that are focused on high intensity training, weight loss, incline training and speed goals. These programs are capable of adjusting the track's speed and angle on the treadmill – simply press a button and you will be ready to go. If you combine this with an iFit subscription, you’ll have an infinite amount of programs to choose from. Every day, you can get a workout routine that has been designed by professionals. You will get to virtually exercise with a famous personal trainer, which is something we really like. The treadmill even has the capabilities of tilting in order to copy the topography on Google Maps.
The 2000 series has 3” speakers built-in to the machine – it is compatible with an iPod or other MP3 players. There’s also a nice ledge that will hold your tablet.
What We Don’t Like about the Proform Pro 2000
This is a pretty good machine. In fact, when we first saw the low price behind it, we didn’t expect too much out of it. However, we’re really glad we gave it a try, because it’s worth every penny. Of course, as with any product, if you look close enough, you will be able to find something you don’t really agree with. In this case, we didn’t find anything wrong with the machine itself, but we found something wrong with customer service. ProForm customer service is a bit slow when it comes to responding to questions. However, with a company this big, they probably have a large volume of questions coming in every hour.
The Proform Pro 2000 has been a major hit – it has many of the same features that the higher, more expensive models have. If you don’t mind your treadmill not having an integrated touchscreen and web browser and if you don’t require the additional horsepower, then this machine would be a viable option for you. Mind you, it doesn’t have let you browse the Internet, but it does have a secure ledge you can sit your tablet on while you’re using the machine. Regardless, the Pro 2000 treadmill has made many individuals happy and we are proud to have gotten the chance to review it.