A Good Buy For You?
The Proform Pro 5000 treadmill is one of Proform’s most popular mid-range treadmills.
“Pro” series treadmills are built with higher grade components and tougher construction (larger rollers, stronger motors) than Proform’s starter models.
The Pro 5000 also gives you an interactive, HD touch-screen console you can use to connect with iFit and run trails all over the world, or stream a fitness class to your treadmill.
You can also get a more realistic crosstraining experience with up to 15% incline and 3% decline.
So how does it measure up? And is it a good buy for you?
Here’s a review of what you need to know about the Proform 5000 Pro treadmill:
Price: $1599 + Click for Free Shipping
Motor: 3.75 HP
Incline: 15% and 3% Decline
Belt: 22 x 60″
Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Warranty: 10 year Frame, 2 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor
Proform Pro 5000 Treadmill Review – The Benefits:
Full-Color Interactive Console
The console on this treadmill is impressive. It’s full-color and touch-screen sensitive. So you can see your workout stats in full color. You can also connect with iFit Coach and run trails all over the world or take streaming fitness classes from your console.
Proform made the console larger this year – from 7 inches up to 10 inches. So it’s nice to have the larger console as it gives you a more immersive user experience.
You can also tilt the console window to the best viewing angle for you.
The console itself is well laid out with easy-to-reach stop and start buttons as well as one-touch speed or incline buttons along the bottom.
You can also connect your phone using the dock and listen to your favorite workout music through the built-in speakers.
iFit connects your treadmill to the Internet. From there you can access literally thousands of video streaming workouts through the iFit library online.
You can explore famous world trails – from the shores of Thailand to the Great Wall of China to the streets of Paris. You’ll see the scenery pass you by in the console screen for a more virtual reality feel to your workouts.
You can also take guided tours led by personal trainers who coach you through your workout, pointing out interesting landmarks along the way.
Or stream a high-energy fitness class from your treadmill. Choose from HIIT workouts to strength training to gentle walking and more.
iFit Coach can also track your workout progress, help you set new goals and send you personalized workouts to your treadmill.
While iFit is a subscription-based service, if you get the Proform 5000 through the Manufacturer, you’ll get a Free 1 year subscription to iFit Coach included. So you can try it out for the full year to see if you like it.
(You don’t need iFit Coach to use this treadmill – it works fine without iFit. iFit is just an add-on option if you want it).
Large 22 x 60 inch Belt
This gives you extra room to move and stretch out. Runners will especially like the longer belt, since you won’t feel like you’re bumping up against the edge of the treadmill.
Extra Crosstraining with 3% Decline
Along with 15% incline, you also get a 3% decline for added crosstraining. It also works with iFit workouts to mimic the actual trail that you’re running (so it will incline and decline to match the real terrain).
50 Built-in Workouts
Don’t want to use iFit Coach? No problem, there are 50 built-in workouts that already come with this treadmill for added challenge. The workouts were designed by a personal trainer and will automatically adjust the incline and decline for you.
3-Speed Cooling Fan
There’s also a very handy 3-speed cooling fan in the console of this unit. So you can stay cool and dry during those long, intense workouts.
Added Accessories Tray
There’s an extra stability bar under the console of this treadmill that has extra room for your keys, remote, phone etc.
Proform 5000 Treadmill Review – Any Drawbacks?
If you want to continue to use iFit Coach after the Free year is up, you’ll need to pay the monthly subscription. Again, you don’t need to have iFit on this treadmill – it works fine without it. But it’s something to know.
Hard to Reach Lower Tray
While the added accessories tray is a nice touch, it’s a bit hard to reach (especially if you’re taller). It can be awkward with the hand grip sensor bar in the way when you lean down.
If you’re looking for a stronger Proform treadmill that would be great for runners (but you’re still on a budget), the Proform Pro 5000 is a great option.
It gives you higher-end construction (stronger motor, longer deck, large, 2.5 inch rollers) that runners need – for an affordable price.
Plus you can also enjoy the thousands of different streaming workouts and world trails with iFit.
It’s actually very similar in style to the uber-popular Nordictrack 1750 – however it’s also about $200 less, making it a great little steal of a treadmill.
Where to Buy and Save
You can get the new Proform Pro 5000 model right now direct from the Manufacturer. You’ll also get the Free 1-year subscription to iFit, Free Shipping to your home and see a video on how it works.