ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill Review

The Proform Pro 1000 is the base model in Proform’s flagship ‘Pro’ treadmill range. With several other models above it in the ‘Pro’ range, and many other mid-price Proform models below it at lower price points, is there a compelling reason to choose the Pro 1000? We took a close up look, here’s what we found…..

Assembly was straight-forward and a very much standard fare for a large treadmill. You’ll need two people and to allow around an hour to put it together. If you’re quite handy then assembly can be completed in about half that time, but only once you’ve managed to get it out of all the packaging! Once built, this is an imposing treadmill. With a footprint of 205cm x91cm (81″ x 36″) and a height of 162cm (64″) it leaves one in no doubt about the fact this is a full-size running machine. There’s a large running deck measuring 152cmm x 51xm (60″ x 20″) that provides plenty of space to run on and a 3.0 horsepower motor that does a decent job of keeping the noise down while at the same time delivering solid performance.

The addition of a stabilising crossbar between the two front posts adds to the sturdiness of this machine and this, as well as its 114 kg kerb weight,  makes the Pro 1000 feel rock-solid. Proform has also fitted large 2.5″ diameter front and rear rollers which help to keep noise down and increase the lifespan of the machine.

In terms of being able to push you, the Pro 1000 has a max speed of  20kph (12.5 mph) and a true 12% incline function which is about as much as any amateur runner is going to need . There’s enough potential hard work here to make you want to stop sooner rather than later and even for those runners that participate in events such as Tough Mudder or marathons, the chances of outgrowing this treadmill are slim. The Pro 1000 achieves this output without really breaking a sweat so if you’re looking for a running machine that’s going to help you train hard then this model is certainly worthy of consideration. The transition from one speed to another is responsive and while incline systems are never all that fast on any treadmill, the Pro 1000 changes levels quickly enough to make HIIT training a realistic option.

For comfort and protection of your joints Proform has  fitted their ProShox cushioning system to the Pro 1000 which we’ve tested many times before on other models. This system provides excellent impact absorption and strikes a great balance between having a good surface to launch from and a good one to land on. It’s a system that’s tried, tested and trusted and one that delivers a very comfortable run.

There are 32 onboard workouts to choose from with live training data including speed, incline, time, distance, calories and heart rate displayed on the bright 7″ back-lit LED display. These workouts provide plenty of training options for most people and there’s also a manual mode.  To further increase the number of training options the Pro 1000 is iFit compatible and thanks to an offer, a 1-year iFit Family membership is included when you buy this machine. The Pro 1000 has a classic LCD display so you’ll need a tablet or a smartphone with the iFit app installed to take advantage of it.

As an iFit subscriber you get the ability to map out your own custom running routes on Google Maps, access to a huge library of hundreds of high-definition workout videos led by pro personal trainers, the chance to participate in online races against other iFit members and access to personalised advice for nutrition, exercise routines and sleep schedules.  There’s also a daily updated Google map based workout that takes you on a different run each day on different running routes all over the world. All iFit related content on the Pro 1000  requires a Wi-Fi based internet connection to work and as long as the signal strength on your WiFi is reasonably good the whole thing works smoothly.  The iFit experience is immersive if you want it to be as there’s so much content you can dive into an entire fitness-centric freestanding world if you choose.

Other features include stereo speakers, 2-speed cooling fan, wireless heart rate receiver, tablet holder (particularly useful if you’re using iFit), accessories tray and dual water bottle holders. It also comes with Proforms Lifetime frame, 5-year motor, 2-year parts and labour onsite warranty.

Best Price

Currently available for £899.00 from ProForm

Review Summary - In Brief

The Proform Pro 1000 is a lot of treadmill for the money. Not many treadmills that cost less than £1000 pack this much punch and if you buy this treadmill you're not likely to be disappointed with it. But, before you commit to the Pro 1000 we'd say that right now thanks to an offer, it's well worth taking a look at the next model up in the range right now. The Proform Pro 1500 features a larger motor, a higher top speed, a steeper 15% incline but also a -%3 decline function too.

ProForm Pro 1000 Specifications

  • 3.0 HP Mach Z™ Commercial Pro motor
  • 0-20kph (0-12.4mph) speed range with QuickSpeed® controls
  • 12% incline range with handlebar controls
  • 51cm (20.5”) x 152cm (59.8”) running surface
  • 2-ply anti-static belt
  • ProShox Cushioning technology
  • 2.5” (6.35cm) precision machined and balanced non-flex rollers
  • 7″ backlit display
  • Feedback: speed, time, resistance, distance, calories and heart rate
  • 32 workout programmes + iFit Coach (only with iFit membership)
  • iFit Bluetooth Compatibility (subscription optional)
  • Heart Rate Measurement via EKG pulse grips + BLE Chest Belt wireless receiver (chest strap optional)
  • Conveniences: tablet holder, CoolAire workout fan, transportation wheels
  • SpaceSaver® folding design
  • Audio: Compatible music port for iPod®/mp3, two 3-inch speakers
  • Dimensions in Use (L x W x H): 205cm (80.7”) x 91cm (35.8”) x 162cm (63.8”)
  • Folded Dimensions (L x W x H): 114cm (44.9″) x 91cm (35.8″) x 178cm (70.1″)
  • Max. user weight: 135kg (297.6lbs)
  • Product weight: 114kg (251.3lbs)
  • Power supply: mains
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame, 5 years motor, 2 years parts labour (if registered within 28 days of purchase)

ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Large deck
  • True 12% incline
  • Plenty to keep you entertained
  • iFit subscription included

The Cons

  • You'll need a strong WiFi connection
ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8.5
Appearance - 8.5
Running Area - 9
Comfort - 9
Reliability - 8.5
Noise - 9
Ease Of Use - 9
Controls - 9
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 8.8
Best Price

Currently available for £899.00 from ProForm

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