Whether your home treadmill priorities include strong basics or fun extras, you’ll likely find the ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill impressive. This model comes with the same 4.25 CHP motor on marathon trainer treadmills, and it has ProForm’s best display: a high-def 10″ touchscreen.
The PRO 9000 comes with uphill/downhill training with a power incline; it has high-quality belt rollers for smooth and quiet operation, including workout guidance and digital entertainment support.
Professional workout guidance is at your fingertips, with 40 training apps programmed into the console. Each workout program can adjust the 9000’s belt speed and incline to support specific goals. Choose from four goal-orientated categories: speed, weight loss, incline training, and intensity.
The PRO 9000 treadmill console is iFit Coach enabled for unlimited personal training (membership required). In addition, you can take advantage of customized individual training plans, virtual outdoor training along Google Maps routes, HD video workouts, automated stats tracking, etc.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill
Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 2 years
My rating: 9.25/10
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Note: The tablet shown in the product images does not come with the treadmill.
Details & Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 77L x 39W x 70H inches (196L x 99W x 178H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 60L x 22W inches (152L x 56W cm)
- Assembled weight: 295 lbs (134 kg)
- Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Motor: 4.25 CHP Mach Z
- Incline: Automatic, 0-15%
- Decline: Automatic, -3% – 0%
- Deck cushioning: ProShox
- Speed levels: 0-12 MPH
- Console: 40 workout programs, iFit enabled
- Amenities: Sound system, cooling fans, accessory trays, tablet holder
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 2 years
PRO 9000 Frame
Since it’s a machine pretty close to light-commercial grade level, the ProForm PRO 9000 has a durable construction featuring a high-grade steel frame. However, it does integrate several ABS parts, as well.
For example, the side rail covers, the rear and front base covers, the motor cover, and the console dashboard are not metallic. Their role is only protective or cosmetic, and they do not reduce the machine’s overall sturdiness. The PRO 9000 has a maximum user weight capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg).
The machine has a folding design. The deck can be folded up, its folding mechanism integrating a hydraulic lift-assist system that facilitates the folding/unfolding of the deck. With the deck folded up, the machine’s length reduces by approx. 2/3, while its total height gains a few inches.
The fully assembled unit is not exactly light. It weighs approximately 295 lbs (134 kg). Therefore, it is necessary to be carried and constructed by at least two people. However, once assembled, the tiny transport wheels in the rear part of the front base frame facilitate its relocation. So, as long as you can lift and handle a weight of at least 45 lbs (20 kg), you should be able to move the folded and assembled unit without a problem.
The paint finish is one last aspect of the unit’s metallic frame that I will cover here. The ProForm PRO 9000 treadmill comes with a rust-resistant and abrasion-resistant black paint finish. However, the color used for the console masts is metallic gray.
The machine’s tread belt offers a running platform of 60″L x 22″W (152 x 56 cm), the most significant ProForm treadmill running surface. It provides plenty of space for a complete and satisfying stride length, even for users taller than 6’5″ (196 cm). It uses a heavy-duty 2-ply belt, resistant to stretching, which provides a high adherence during running.
The PRO 9000 has two broad 2.5″ balanced and crowned rollers, which provide excellent traction and stability for the belt and prolong its lifespan. In addition, they integrate industrial-grade ball bearings for smooth motion and long-lasting performance.
The unit’s deck comes with the ProShox cushioning system. This machine consists of two more abundant cushioning elements on each side. However, unlike other ProForm treadmills, the side rails conceal the ProShox parts.
Nonetheless, the machine provides a running platform that absorbs up to 25% of the shock of each foot strike, resulting in a much pleasant ride and less pain in your hips, knees, and ankles.
PRO 9000 Incline, decline & step-up height
The ProForm PRO 9000 treadmill comes with an automatic incline/decline system. Therefore, the incline or decline is only adjustable from the unit’s console. Also, specific preset programs will auto-adjust the incline or decline if selected.
The unit’s incline/decline system consists of a slight lift and motor placed at the deck’s front. The engine will power the lift to provide the incline or decline specified as you select a specific incline or decline level from the console.
There are 15 levels of incline available and three levels of decline. The incline/decline increments are 1%. The console has a gradual increase or decrease buttons, but there are quick selection keys for the 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 incline settings and -3, -2, -1 decline settings.
At 0% incline, the deck provides an elevation of approx. 10.5″ (27 cm) above floor level. With the slope set at maximum, the deck’s front rises by approx—six extra inches (15 cm). Therefore, to avoid any ceiling issues, it’s advisable to use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 20″-22″ (51-56 cm) taller than the tallest users height.
The ProForm PRO 9000 treadmill has an industrial-grade Mach Z 4.25 CHP motor. It’s a motor that can provide high and constant performance for prolonged workouts with no problem.
Even if you’re close to the maximum weight capacity and use the highest speed settings, the motor shouldn’t overheat or lose performance. A small flywheel is also equipped with an engine to enhance motion stability and reduce vibration.
The speed range provided by the machine’s motor is between 0.5 and 12 MPH. The speed is only adjustable from the machine’s console. Just as for the incline and decline, there are buttons for gradual adjustment and quick selection adjustment. The quick-start buttons cover all the speed settings from 1 to 12 MPH.
The arrow keys for the gradual speed adjustment are bi-functional. If pressed once, they will adjust speed by 0.1 MPH; if you press and hold a key down, the tread belt’s velocity will change in increments of 0.5 MPH. The fact that you can adjust speed in increments of 0.1 is quite a plus, as you can easily find the most comfortable pace for your workout.
The motor itself does not produce a high level of noise. It’s pretty quiet. But just as for any other treadmill, your running cadence will generate some noise. In an apartment building, your neighbors will hear you running.
Last but not least, the treadmill requires a standard 120V circuit. It comes with a standard power cord with a grounding pin for American-type outlets, not an AC adapter. It’s advisable to use a surge suppressor. However, this is (not supplied) with the box. The power cord plugs into the machine at the front base. There’s also an ON/OFF switch function.
PRO 9000 Console
The ProForm PRO 9000 treadmill offers an impressive range of features. It comes with a 10″ touchscreen LCD with an LED backlight, similar to a tablet. However, it does not have all the functions of a tablet. For example, it does not have a built-in web browser or other apps. Instead, it only uses integrated workout programs and iFit applications.
The console tracks time, distance, the number of vertical feet you have climbed, calories, and pulse in fitness metrics. It also indicates the current speed and incline settings, while the mid-section shows the program’s profiles in use.
There are both metric and English unit settings available. For example, you can have the speed reading in km/h or MPH while the distance is in km or miles. There is also a race track function for the distance traveled, which shows the distance as a 1/4 mile track (400 m) and counts the laps you complete.
The front handlebar under the console comes with integrated pulse sensors. In addition, the console can also track your pulse via a Bluetooth wireless HR chest strap.
There are 40 workout programs available on the console. Some of these programs have an interval structure, others focus on a high-calorie burn, others will help you build stamina, and several are for weight loss.
One of the best features of the machine’s console is its iFit compatibility. It has Wi-Fi connectivity and can directly connect to your Wi-Fi to access your iFit account.
If you have an iFit account and an active subscription, you can instantly stream your data into your online iFit profile. This way, you can keep a better track of your progress. On top of that, iFit gives you the possibility of running on virtual paths downloaded via Google Map, competing with other iFit users, and many other excellent features.
The console features several amenities, as well. First of all, it has an integrated sound system compatible with most MP3 players, smartphones, and tablets.
Therefore, you can play your music through these speakers to benefit from a higher sound quality than your phone or tablet speakers. In addition, there are volume touch buttons on the right side of the console.
Unlike other ProForm treadmills, this one comes with dual workout fans on each side of the console; they’re relatively large, providing significant cooling power. In addition, there are several fan speeds available; the controls for this are on the bottom-left section of the console.
It comes with a tablet holder that can attach to the top part of the console so that your tablet won’t cover the controls or the LCD. Plus, there are several accessory trays molded into the console dashboard. Thus, it allows you to store your water bottle, TV remote control, keys, phone, or other small stuff.
PRO 9000 Assembly & Maintenance
The treadmill deck, the incline and drive motors, the belt, and other elements, comes pre-assembled and attached to the metallic base frame. The assembly only requires attaching the front base covers, two console masts, and side handlebars.
Consequently, it shouldn’t take more than one hour of your time. In addition, the manual provides all the necessary instructions and schematics, and some of the tools (Allen wrenches) required for the assembly come with the machine.
Just as for any treadmill, maintenance requires the periodic lubrication of the belt. However, all ProForm treadmills come pre-lubricated, so they shouldn’t need any lubrication for a while. It would be best to clean the belt to prevent small objects or textile fibers from getting caught in the motor. It’s advisable to periodically check the machine’s integrity, look for loose bolts and parts and re-tighten them.
- Light commercial construction, 300 lbs weight capacity;
- Folding deck, with a soft-drop assist mechanism;
- ProShox cushioned deck;
- Motorized incline and decline;
- Commercial-grade motor, 4.25 CHP;
- Largest ProForm running surface – 60″L x 22″W;
- Up to 12 MPH speed;
- Speed increments of 0.1 and 0.5;
- Large, crowned rollers, 2.5″ for superior traction and a prolonged belt lifespan;
- 2-ply, commercial quality belt, stretch-resistant;
- Large LCD with touchscreen navigation;
- 40 built-in workout programs;
- Trail distance function;
- Goal setting functions;
- iFit enabled, which opens superior progress measuring possibilities, a wide array of custom workouts, running via Google Maps, competing with others, and more;
- 30-day iFit family membership included;
- Bluetooth HR chest strap compatible;
- A Bluetooth wireless HR chest strap comes with the treadmill;
- Sound system compatible with most smartphones, tablets, and MP3 devices;
- Dual cooling fans;
- Tablet holder included;
- Multiple accessory trays;
- Quiet machine;
- Reasonably easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Excellent warranty.
- The console does not have a web browser.
ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill Summary
The ProForm PRO 9000 is a treadmill equipped with a 4.25 CHP motor, a motorized incline/decline system, a large LCD touchscreen console, and a wide array of preset workout programs.
It has the largest ProForm running platform, and the deck also folds up to provide better storage possibilities. As a result, it’s an excellent machine for users of all levels for light to intense cardio workouts, stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss. In all, it offers superb value for the price.
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Please note: Before starting any exercise program, you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.