proform pro 2000 review

ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill Review

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The ProForm Pro 2000 is a treadmill that is built and designed for versatility.

Whatever type of workout you want, from walking, jogging to heavy running, this powerful treadmill can match you all the way.

At just over $1,000, ProForm has managed to provide the home user with a quality machine similar to those you’ll find at your local gym.

If you’re looking for a treadmill that is similar to the quality that you’d see down at your local gym then the ProForm Pro 2000 could well be what you are looking for.

The ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

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Key Features

  • 3.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor
  • iFit compatibility
  • Up to 12 MPH max speeds
  • 15% Quick Incline Control
  • 22 x 60-inch running area

The Pro 2000 is the entry model to ProForms latest Pro range alongside the Pro 2500 and the Pro 4500.

Built to satisfy any type of user, the 3.5 CHP motor is suitable for light walking all the way to coping with the most extreme types of running.

The belt area is one of the largest on the market providing extra width and length for a more comfortable walk, not to mention making this machine perfect for runners.

Despite the bigger deck size, the Pro 2000 is foldable to save space when not in use.

While it’s not the top of ProForms treadmill line, its high powered motor beats a lot of the other treadmills on the market.

ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill Review

ProForms Power 2000 treadmill

We’ll now review the ProForm 2000 and score it against certain criteria which makes for a great purchase.

Price: 4/5

Considering the quality and power, at just over the $1,000 mark, the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill is good value.

With this treadmill, you’re getting a well-built treadmill for a great price.

If you don’t need such a powerful treadmill you could try ProForm’s 995i which is run via a 3.0 CHP motor and comes just under the $1,000 mark.

Reliability & Warranty: 3.5/5

The ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill should serve you well into the future.

With it’s powerful CHP motor, it’s unlikely that you will overstrain the motor and cause it to break down, even if you do push this treadmill to the limits on a consistent basis.

In any case, if you are anxious about potential breakdowns, the warranty is one of the best for a machine of this price.

The Pro 2000 comes with a lifetime frame and motor warranty, and 5 years on its parts.

Where it stands out is its warranty on labour.

Most manufacturers will offer only a 1-year warranty on labour (which is still good), however, with the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill, you get a 2-year warranty on labour.

That being said, from reading reviews on Amazon, it’s clear that although ProForm knows how to build great quality machines, their customer service is lacking in quality.

Users on Amazon have reported extremely long hold times when calling ProForm, and also encountering rude customer reps who give conflicting advice.

It is clear that users do experience problems with certain parts of the treadmill and do experience quite a few faults.

This seems to be the one downfall of this treadmill.

The only good news is that as pointed out already, the length on their warranty is one of the best.

Stability and Quality: 4.5/5

ProForms Power 2000

ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill is a very well built machine.

In this case, having the machine wobbling about when you’re using it or even running on it at high speeds shouldn’t be a problem.

Power & Noise: 4.5/5

This treadmill by ProForm is powerful despite being the lowest spec model in the series.

At 3.5 CHP, you will have a motor that is far more powerful than anything in a budget treadmill and most mid-level treadmills.

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Expect a mid-level noise as you go up towards the higher speeds on this treadmill.

However, at the lower speeds, the treadmill is relatively quiet.

Expect the standard whirring sound as the belt spins.

Size: 4/5

The ProForm Pro 2000 is a big treadmill.

This is understandable as the belt area is quite large resulting in a bigger deck.

The machine will be significantly larger than budget treadmills and a bit larger than most mid-level treadmills.

The one good thing about the ProForm Pro 2000 is that it is foldable and has an easy lift system.

This makes putting the treadmill into its folded position much easier.

If you’re particularly worried about the weight of the deck then this should ease your worries.

Due to the size, it’s not surprising that it’s also a very heavy machine.

You will need more than one person to get the box in place to be assembled and may want to consider paying extra for professional assembly.

Features: 4.5/5

ProForms Power 2000 panel

The ProForm Pro 2000 has all the features you’d want on a treadmill and aims to make the user experience as comfortable as possible.

It has built-in speakers, a dock for your tablet device, and a fan to keep you cool.

As with many of the recent ProForm models, they now come with iFit integration.

In a nutshell, iFit is a way to track your progress, organise your workouts and goals.

There are some great features of iFit, including its capability of showing you a scenic view as you run (via iPhone or iPad).

The deck of the treadmill will then match the difficulty of the terrain on the screen by adjusting the incline.

The one issue with the iFit integration is that it’s a paid service.

Although you get the first year free, it’s hard to fathom having additional costs when you’ve just forked out over $1,000 for your treadmill.

The solution would be to try iFit for the first year which is free with the machine, and if you think it’s worth paying for, you can renew your subscription.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to pay for it, or even use it in the first place, there are 32 workable apps built into the console that you can use.

In other words, the treadmill still has many options without iFit.

The one feature that sets this treadmill apart from most mid-level machines, is its ability to not only provide you with an incline but also a decline.

If you’re marathon training and want to practice your downhill running. Then you should find this feature useful.

Should You Buy the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill?

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The ProForm Pro 2000 is suitable for anyone who wants a treadmill that is built to last, and at the same time not have to worry about reaching the limits of its capabilities.

Anyone from casual walkers to light joggers, to extreme runners will find this treadmill a good fit.

It’s powerful, user-friendly, versatile and one of the best treadmills around.

Overall Treadmill Rating: 4/5

  • Will challenge even the fittest people
  • Incline controls
  • Powerful 3.5 CHP motor
  • Foldable with lifting assist
  • Much larger belt area than most treadmills making this great for running
  • Built-in fan
  • Customer service not of the highest quality
  • Users have experienced faulty machines
  • Need a large area to place the machine
  • iFit integration requires a paid membership

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