ProForm 505 CST Treadmill

ProForm 505 CST Treadmill is great home treadmill exercise machine. Foldable design saves space when not in use and robust design provides 325 pounds weight capacity. This is not gym class treadmill, although you will love it at your home.

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ProForm 505 CST Treadmill Features and Specifications

ProShox Cushioning - maximizes joint protection with the comfort and innovation of ProShox Cushioning - regardless if one just walks or jogs, ankles, knees and hips are protected from excess stress. If one has problems with those joints, only walking is recommended, in coordination with the doctor or physician.

- Dual-Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor - treadmill is equipped with built-in handlebar sensors to ensure the proper workouts and to maximize one's workout time - chest strap monitor would be better solution for runners.
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- 6-inch Backlit Display - 6 inch display is clear and very easy to read, with a large viewing angle. Display presents distance, speed, calorie burn, heart rate, and time.

- 18 Workout Apps - ProForm 505 CST comes with 18 built-in workout apps, created by a certified personal trainer. One can choose from time, distance, or calorie-goal workouts to get the maximum results from workouts. Navigation is simple and very intuitive.

- Compatible Music Port for iPod - To make workouts more fun, one can plug iPod or MP3 Player into the Interplay music port for very good sound quality. With the iPod resting on the console shelf, it's within easy reach and leaves the controls right at trainee's fingertips.

- Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System - built-in sound system enables one to enjoy favorite media. Sound system is based on two built-in 2-inch speakers which do their job well.

proform 505 cst 5- Space Saver Design - when not in use, running deck can be lifted to save space, while transport wheels enable one to move the treadmill away for easier storage or when required.

- 2.5 CHP Motor - motor is strong and quiet and is basis of very good self-cooling drive system. Note: previous models of 505 CST Treadmill used 2.25 CHP electric motors and had 300 pounds maximum user limit.

- 0 to 10 percent Quick Incline Control - The best and most convenient incline adjustment, the Quick Incline control allows one to change the incline with the single touch of a button instead of scrolling through options as one would with traditional incline controls.

- Roomy Treadbelt - ProForm 505 CST is equipped with 20x55 inches (51x140 cm) treadmill belt and 1.9 inches (5 cm) belt rollers. Depending on the running technique, running area is large enough to accommodate most of the runners and especially walkers, while moderately large rollers provide smooth and quite operation.

- 0 to 10 MPH QuickSpeed Control - speed control is easy and very convenient and it allows one to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between 0 to 10 miles per hour with the single touch of a button. 10 MPH doesn't sound much and there are other treadmills with higher maximum running speed, but for most of the trainees, 10 MPH on the treadmill is more than enough, especially when incline is varied during the workouts.

proform 505 cst 6Quick Specifications:

- Weight Capacity: 325 pounds (147 kg), older model had limit of 300 pounds.

- Warranty: Lifetime frame; 25-Year motor; 1-year parts & labor.

- 2.5 CHP electric motor.

- Dimensions: 73.3 x 35.74 x 68.11 inches - 186 x 91 x 173 cm (L x W x H)

- Treadbelt: 20 x 55 inches - 51 x 140 cm

Few notes:

- assembly is more or less easy if one follows the instructions. If you prefer, paying someone to do it for you might be a good idea.

- it is quiet unit, but there are quieter units around. If you want to listen to music from your TV, you will have to increase the volume, but not too much.

- unit is relatively heavy (almost 200 pounds), so it is not easily moved around (OK, it can be moved around, just don't expect kids to play with it and then return it in seconds!).

Long story short - ProForm 505 CST Treamill is excellent, medium level, very durable treadmill. One of the best buys on the market.

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