Currently available for £999.00 from John Lewis
ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill Review
The Proform Pro 1000 is the base model in the 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 hassle-free 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 a handy person assembly can be completed in about half that time. Once built, this is quite an imposing treadmill. With a footprint of 205cm x91cm (81″ x 36″) and a height of 162cm (64″) it leaves no doubt about its pedigree. This is a full-size treadmill and a well built one at that. There’s a large running deck measuring 152cmm x 51xm (60″ x 20″) that provides acres of space to run on and a heavy duty 3.0 horsepower motor that does a good job of keeping the noise down while driving the belt. There’s a stabilising crossbar between the two front posts which adds to the sturdiness of this treadmill and this, as well as the 114kg weight of the machine, makes this model feel rock-solid. It also uses 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. There’s no doubt that this machine has enough to throw at you to make you want to stop before it does, though for those runners that participate in events such as Tough Mudder or marathons there are other options out there that do an even better job. The Pro 1000 does what it does without breaking a sweat so if you’re considering this machine because you want to train hard, then you’ll get a run for your money here.
Proform’s ProShox cushioning system provides excellent impact absorption. It’s very good and strikes an excellent balance between having a good surface to launch from and a good one to land on. There are 32 onboard workouts to choose from with live training data displayed on the bright 7″ back-lit LED display. This is plenty for most people but you can also choose to run in manual mode or to increase the number of training options by subscribing to the iFit interactive training service. iFit currently costs just under £100 a year and opens the door to a huge world of high definition personal trainer-led workouts, the ability to race against other runners, and a lot more.
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.
We think that if you buy this treadmill you're not likely to be disappointed. In fact, you'll probably love it. It's a very good treadmill. If this budget is hard to justify even though you really like the specs, there are is an option which at first glance appears to be out of leftfield because of the significantly lower price. The Proform 795i has the same sized deck, same 12% incline, a marginally smaller motor and most of the interactive training options and goodies available on the Pro 1000. It comes from the same manufacturer, delivers a similar running experience, and is available for a substantial amount less. It's not as slick as the Pro 1000 but it's not far off. For those wanting to train for competitions, it's worth considering the Proform Pro 1500. For the extra money you get a monstrous 15% incline as well as a -3% decline making it ideal for training for real-world events.
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
Currently available for £999.00 from John Lewis
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