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ProForm 6.0 RT Treadmill

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ProForm 6.0 RT
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18 x 55"810 MPH300 lbs5-year frame & motor
90-day parts & labor

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The ProForm 6.0 RT is priced between $500 and $600, which makes it one of the most affordable treadmills on the market. However, in spite of its affordable price, this particular model comes with several features and amenities to largely improve the quality of your training session. Best of all, despite its various preset programs to an automatic incline function, this machine remains extremely easy to operate, which makes it a recommended model for both inexperienced and experienced users.

proform 6.0 rt treadmillThe ProForm 6.0 comes with club-quality features to help you lose between 800 to 1000 calories in just one hour, which can easily amount up to 10 calories within the space of just a few weeks, and has also been known to enhance your cardiovascular and lung capacity. With this machine, you can very easily avoid the hassle of dragging yourself to the gym every day after work. In fact, it can even be considered as an investment since you won’t have to try and sustain expensive gym fees. You can also avoid the ever changing weather conditions since you’ll always be able to train on your treadmill.

About the Company

One of Tour de France’s main partners, ProForm Fitness is known for its premium aftersales support as well as the exceptional quality of their products. Indeed, this company is reputed for the cutting-edge technology present in all their machines. Because of the exceptional quality of their products, this company has quickly carved a name for itself as a major icon of fitness and health. For this reason, ProForm machines are very often spotted in gyms and health clubs. Along with treadmills, the company also manufactures a plethora of other equipment such as elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, rowing machines, dumbbells and the likes.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Maximum Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Preset Programs: 8
  • Motor Horsepower: 2.5 HP
  • Maximum Speed: 10 MPH
  • Running Surface: 18 x 55 inches
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes

The ProForm 6.0 boasts of a 2.5 HP continuous motor. Now while it may not exactly be the most powerful motor, it certainly does its job and is entirely suited to both advanced and novice users. Its 10 MPH of maximum speed is the perfect speed for some vigorous walking, jogging or light running. Unlike other models, this particular treadmill features a quiet and exceptionally smooth motor that creates a calm and soothing atmosphere for your training session and enables you to jog in rhythm to your favorite music or simply watch a film during your training session.

proform 6.0 rt consoleWith this particular model, users can easily benefit from an advanced navigation system that enables them to very easily switch between different workouts, hence allowing them to benefit from varied exercise sessions. Some of these preset programs include, but are not limited to, Weight loss, Fat Burning, Calorie Goal and Manual. You can also use these programs to indulge in interval training, a type of training session that has been shown to maximize weight loss by preventing the muscles from adjusting to the same motions over and over again.

The ProForm 6.0 features an easy incline function whereby you can automatically adjust the deck height at the mere flick of a finger, which is quite a refreshing change from most other lower-quality machines where users have to interrupt their workouts to manually adjust the incline level. With this particular machine, you can also benefit from an easy to read and oversized display panel which enables you to easily control the speed, incline level and programs. Athletes can also make the most out of this gadget to keep a close watch on their fitness programs. These include workout time, number of calories burned, heart rate, distance covered, speed, incline level and current program. Since the handlebars are equipped with electric sensors, they can even be used to keep a close watch on their pulse.

As far as storage is concerned, the treadmill can easily be folded up and propped against a wall until the next time you’re ready to use it. Therefore, it does not claim a lot of space, in spite of its solid bulk. The base is also equipped with a series of transport wheels to facilitate storage. The treadmill is completely compatible with your iPod, which means that you’ll remain entirely motivated during the entire duration of your exercise session. Best of all, you can also synchronize your fitness data online though the iPod.

Size and Safety

This particular treadmill is on the compact side. The deck measures 18 by 50 inches, which makes it slightly smaller than the usual 20 by 60 inches usually found on other treadmills. While this can be perfect for beginners, advanced athletes who have a longer stride might find the deck to be on the smaller side, especially when it comes to their comfort level.

As far as safety is concerned, the deck is thickly cushioned to drastically minimize the impact on your knees and joints, which consequently allows you to train for longer periods of time.

proform 6.0 rtAssembly and Parts

Most users found that this machine was extremely easy to put together, especially since the main frame arrived partially assembled. More importantly, all the bolts, knobs, screws, wrenches and other tools required for the assembly process are included in the boxed packaging. Customers can also refer to the included instructions manual. Overall, most customers found that they needed around half an hour to join the different parts.

Drawbacks

As far as drawbacks are concerned, a couple of customers complained that the deck was much too short for their liking. However, this complaint was only registered by advanced athletes and not novices. Another person reported that she would have preferred a more powerful motor. Other than these minor issues most people claimed that they were quite satisfied with their purchase.

Conclusion

While it may not be entirely suited for hardcore athletes with several decades of experience, this treadmill will undoubtedly satisfy anyone who’s new to the fitness world. With a 10 MPH speed and 10% incline control; the ProForm 6.0 RT Treadmill is protected by a manufacturer’s warranty of 90 days on parts and 5 years on the frame.