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Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill

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Horizon Fitness T101
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20 x 55"3010 MPH300 lbsLifetime frame & motor
1-year parts & labor

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Arguably among the most popular items in the market, the Horizon Fitness T101 is designed to help you lose weight or simply adopt a healthier lifestyle. With this treadmill, you will be able to very easily lose several pounds in just a few weeks since it allows you to burn between 800 to 1000 calories- if not more- in just one hour. Beginners will be glad to learn that this machine is exceptionally easy to use, in spite of its extended range of features.

horizon t100 treadmillPriced around $800, it may not be the cheapest machine out there but it provides exceptional value for money. In fact, it has been known to very easily last for life as long as you properly care for it. Best of all, it comes with excellent features to enhance the quality of your workout. From preset programs to varying speeds and incline options, the treadmill is brimming with amenities that will not only render your training session more efficient but also more comfortable. By this token, you will be encouraged to elongate your training session and hence burn much more calories.

About the Company

Because of the exceptional quality of their products, Horizon Fitness has a plethora of awards to its name. From the much-coveted Best Buy Award to the Leading Consumer Recommended Rating Award this company is globally hailed for its excellent customer service team. With more than 35 years of experience to its name, Horizon Fitness also prides itself on easy-to-assemble products, which saves you the hassle of spending hours over the different parts.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Maximum Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Preset Programs: 30
  • Motor Horsepower: 2.25 HP
  • Maximum Speed: 10 MPH
  • Running Surface: 20 x 55 inches
  • Dimensions: 70 x 34 x 55 inches
  • Weight: 165 pounds

With the Horizon T101, you will be able to benefit from an extensive range of features, including a powerful 2.25 horsepower motor. This provides you with adequate speed for brisk walking, jogging and moderate running. Users will also appreciate the near-silent motor that allows you to exercise in front of a movie or simply listen to some music while you train.

For a more varied workout, the treadmill is also equipped with no less than 30 different workout programs. Quite a few athletes found that the varied options allowed them to indulge in interval walking and jogging sessions by alternating between difficult and easier workouts. These programs include 3 intervals workouts, 6-calorie goal workouts, 10 distance-based workouts and 10 step-goal workouts. Athletes can also benefit from a manual program that provides you with complete freedom over the pace and intensity of your exercise session.

horizon t101 consoleThe machine includes a built-in platform which delivers an enhanced stepping option for users. To ensure that you don’t lose your motivation and give in to lazy days, the treadmill is also equipped with Sonic Surround Speakers that provide you with adequate entertainment. Therefore, you can jog or walk in perfect rhythm to your favorite tunes. However, to ensure that you’re not going overboard, the machine even boasts of a built-in heart rate monitor to help you track your pulse. This feature can also be used by professional athletes who want to keep an eye on their recovery time.

Featuring a weight capacity of 300 pounds, this unit has a five inch backlit display console to provide accurate readouts of the number of calories burned, distance covered, time and pulse. You can also use the buttons on the display console to switch between programs or choose between the 0.5 to 10 MPH speed range. It also has an incline range that spans between 0 to 10%.

Size and Safety

The Horizon T101 boasts of a 20” x 55” running surface, making it entirely suited to both runners and walkers. In fact, the training surface is wide enough to comfortably allow athletes to power walk without having to continuously hold their elbows overly close to their bodies. To take the weight of your body off the joints and knees, the treadmill even features a 2 ply belt thickness with adequate cushioning.

Like every high-quality machine, the unit comes with an emergency cord that immediately cuts the motor if you ever encounter any problem. Best of all, the machine is wide enough to feature a reading rack, water bottle holder, personal fan and audio-in-jacks. If you like to hold on to the handlebars during more vigorous walking sessions, you will be glad to learn that these are lightly textured to provide a firm grip, no matter how sweaty your fingers get.

horizon fitness t101Assembly and Parts

Assembling this machine couldn’t be easier: like most Horizon Fitness products, this model arrives partially assembled with all the parts, tools and accessories that you’ll need to set it up. In spite of its extensive range of features and amenities, most customers reported that the only needed around forty-five minutes to one hour for the assembly process. You also receive a detailed and illustrated instructions manual to help you join the various parts together.


While it’s certainly one of the most professional machines on the market, some users did complain about the screen size, which they found to be too small and hard to read from a distance. A few other customers found the motor to be on the noisier side but this was not widely reported. Other than these few issues, however, the treadmill received mainly positive reviews on most major review websites.

Overall a Worthy Investment

All in all, despite being on the more expensive side, we found the Horizon Fitness T101 to be a worthy investment, especially considering its extensive range of features, which will help you keep your weight under control while avoiding medical conditions like obesity and diabetes. Easy to use and maintain, this unit also ensures that you remain completely comfortable during the entire duration of your training session, no matter how long it is. The Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill is protected by a one year warranty on parts and labor and lifetime on the frame.