Whether you’re a power walker, a jogger, or a sprinter, the ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill can be a solid addition to your workout space. It has a 60-inch running deck, an incline range of -3 to 12 percent, plus running speeds anywhere from zero to 12 mph — making it ideal no matter where you find yourself in your running journey.
This treadmill can also fold up for more compact storage, and offers automatic incline and speed adjustments. You’ll find over 16,000 iFit classes on the 22-inch touchscreen display, which is great for those who love to incorporate interactive workouts into their training. This home treadmill has built-in heart monitoring, speakers, and even a fan to keep you cool while you run. If you’re looking for a high-tech tread for your home that can fold up for space-saving purposes, the ProForm Pro 9000 is the way to go.
- With a 60-inch running deck, the Pro 9000 works for runners tackling speeds anywhere from zero to 12 mph — from the slowest walkers to fast sprinters (Olympians aside, of course).
- The ProForm Pro 9000 has an incline range of -3 to 12 percent and can adjust automatically based on your iFit workout. (You’ll even get to try iFit, the treadmill’s workout streaming service, free for 30 days with your purchase.)
- Need more space? Fold the treadmill’s running deck up when you aren’t using it to save 60 inches of floor space. All it takes is a small push for the deck to fold up hydraulically.
If you’re looking for a high-tech tread for your home that can fold up when not in use, the ProForm Pro 9000 is a great option with a 22-inch touchscreen display and automatic incline and speed adjustments. The 60-inch running deck ca incline from -3 to 12 percent for a variety of running and hiking workouts.
ProForm Pro 9000 Treadmill Highlights
The ProForm Pro 9000 has all of the bells and whistles that you’d expect from a high-end treadmill — like auto-adjust incline and speed, a built-in 22-inch HD touchscreen to stream on-demand workouts, and even an adjustable fan. Run anywhere from zero to 12 mph, set the incline anywhere from -3 to 12 percent, and fold up the treadmill when you’re done to save space. With a 60-inch running deck and a 3.6 horsepower motor, this treadmill has the strength, length, and support for joggers, walkers, and sprinters alike.
If you want to monitor your heart rate while running on the Pro 9000, you’re in luck. This tread comes with an iFit chest strap, as well as built-in heart rate monitoring sensors on the handlebars. Listen to music through dual speakers or through your Bluetooth headset, which is compatible with the Pro 9000. And choose from internationally-shot on-demand iFit workouts. After the first 30 days, the monthly option is around $40. It’s worth noting that the weight capacity here is just 300 pounds — while this is fairly average, we have tested some treads that can accommodate up to 400 pounds.
Who Should Buy the ProForm Pro 9000
- People who wants a large, 22-inch HD touchscreen to stream workouts will like the high-tech features here.
- A person looking for a treadmill with built-in heart monitoring through the handlebars. This treadmill also comes with a chest strap monitor, if you prefer.
- Someone who wants virtual classes that go beyond just running, as iFit covers everything from HIIT and yoga, to strength training and cycling.
Who Shouldn’t Buy the ProForm Pro 9000
- Anyone who weighs more than 300 pounds, the treadmill’s maximum capacity. This is a fairly average capacity, though we have tested a few treadmills that can accommodate up to 400 pounds.
- Someone who wants a treadmill with an HDMI or USB port, as the 9000 lacks both.
- Those looking for a budget treadmill will want to check out some more cost-effective options.
The ProForm Pro 9000 costs around $2,299 if you pay upfront. Don’t have the money right now? Your other option is to finance your treadmill over a period of 39 months, which breaks down to about $59 per month. The best part is that there’s no interest, as ProForm offers zero percent APR.
That’s the cost of the treadmill itself, but the iFit membership will be an additional cost. For the first 30 days of your treadmill purchase, you’ll get a trial of iFit on the house. Beyond that, the cost is about $39 per month if you sign up on a month-to-month basis. You can save money by paying for a one-year membership upfront for around $396 (or $33 per month), a two-year membership for around $699 (about $29 a month), or a three-year membership for around $900 (or just under $25 a month). Save over $500 by committing for three years.
Overall Build and Quality
The Pro 9000 measures around 35 inches wide, 77 inches long, and 60 inches high, with a 20- by 60-inch running deck and an in-box weight of 263 pounds. But don’t worry; you won’t have to physically hold the running deck up to fold the treadmill thanks to its EasyLift Assist hydraulic folding system. One simple push will trigger the deck to lift up and fold, making it ideal for someone with a small space for a home gym.
The treadmill is able to support athletes up to 300 pounds with a powerful 3.6 horsepower motor. And with shock absorbers built in, running doesn’t cause too much stress to your joints. The running deck is cushioned with what ProForm calls ReBound Pro, providing more give to the landing space. Even though running can be hard on the body, the Pro 9000 has enough cushioning and suspension to keep joint pain and knee discomfort to a minimum.
The ProForm Pro 9000 has a speed range of zero to 12 mph, an incline range of -3 to 12 percent, built-in speakers, a built-in fan, and a built-in 22-inch HD touchscreen display. Its two handlebars have heart rate monitoring, so you don’t necessarily need any additional heart rate device (although the tread also comes with a chest strap as an alternative). Store your water bottle and phone in the little pockets on either side of the display, and connect your touchscreen to your Bluetooth headphones if you want to make less noise during your workouts.
The Pro 9000 has an incline range of -3 to 12 percent. The incline can adjust automatically during iFit workouts, challenging you without you having to change it manually. This treadmill doesn’t have the highest incline range we’ve ever seen (we’ve tested some treads that incline all the way up to 40 percent), but the price here reflects this lower incline, making this a more affordable option that still offers challenging inclines.
Run anywhere from zero to 12 mph on the Pro 9000, a standard speed range for treadmills. Like the incline level, the speed can auto-adjust during virtual training sessions.
During your first 30 days (or longer if you choose to renew your iFit membership), you’ll have access to more than 16,000 virtual classes. iFit offers more than just running classes. You can also use the workouts to do HIIT, yoga, cycling (if you have an exercise bike), and strength training — perfect for someone with a home gym.
One of iFit’s coolest features is that many of its workouts are shot in exotic locations around the world. iFit even had a workout from Mt. Everest. If you love to travel, you’ll appreciate the chance to see new lands while getting your workout in. Take classes from more than 130 instructors shot in places like Mount Fuji and Tazmania.
The Pro 9000 comes with a 22-inch HD touchscreen display. This is where you’ll view your iFit workouts, and track stats like time elapsed, calories burned, distance, and heart rate.
You can play your virtual workout audio through the treadmill’s dual two-inch speakers. There’s also a Bluetooth option, given you have Bluetooth earbuds, if you choose not to utilize the speakers.
The stronger you are, the more you may sweat, so if you have a large muscle mass, you may find yourself dripping with sweat as you run on the treadmill. If that’s the case, you’ll appreciate the built-in fan, which ProForm calls CoolAire. Adjust your level of breeze with the push of a button.
Heart Rate Monitoring
Some people use fitness trackers to measure heart rate variability, the distance between heart beats that shows one’s recovery and performance levels. Fortunately, with the Pro 9000, you can monitor your heart rate in two ways. The treadmill comes with an iFit Bluetooth chest strap if you want constant monitoring throughout your workouts.
However, if you prefer not to have something attached to you, the other option is to hold onto the EKG grip pulse sensors in the handlebars to occasionally check your heart rate. Either way, the treadmill makes it easy to monitor your heart rate and improve your heart rate variability.
HDMI, USB and Other Inputs
Unfortunately, the Pro 9000 lacks both USB and HDMI ports, so you won’t be able to charge your phone or tablet while running. Make sure you have an outlet nearby or a fully-charged device before you start your workout.
Bluetooth and Audio Options
If you want to keep your workout as quiet as possible, aside from your panting, sync a Bluetooth headset with your Pro 9000. Don’t have a pair of workout headphones you love? Check out the four types of workout headphones, plus the pros and cons of each.
Water Bottle, Cup Holders, Tablet and Phone Holders
Although the treadmill lacks a port to plug in your phone, it does have nice shelves on either side of the display, on which you can place a phone or water bottle. Staying hydrated while working out is essential, so this is a key feature.
The ProForm Pro 9000 measures 35.3 inches across, 77.3 inches long, and 59.6 inches high, but keep in mind that you can fold up the 60-inch running deck to save some space. The 3.6 horsepower motor allows for the incline level of -3 to 12 percent, while the 60-inch deck supports sprinting, even for taller folks with a longer stride. Powering the ProForm Pro 9000 is as easy as plugging it into a surge connector then plugging that into any standard outlet.
The Pro 9000 has a 3.6 horsepower motor, which is more than enough to support sprinting. Typically, we look for treadmills with motors of 3.0 CHP or higher.
The running area on the Pro 9000 is 20 inches wide by 60 inches long, which is the exact benchmark needed for sprinting (even for those in the six-foot range). A running deck less than 60 inches long, on the other hand, would be better for joggers than it would be for sprinters.
Anyone under 300 pounds can use the Pro 9000. A 300-pound max is pretty standard for treadmills, but we have tested and reviewed some that can accommodate athletes who weigh up to 400 pounds.
Folding Options and Dimensions
The Pro 9000 measures about 35 inches wide, 77 inches long, and just under 60 inches high. Fortunately, the Pro 9000 is foldable. With EasyLift Assistant technology, simply push up the deck and it will fold up for you hydraulically.
Plug the Pro 9000 into a surge suppressor before plugging that into a standard in-home outlet.
ProForm will give you a 10-year warranty on the treadmill’s frame, a two-year warranty on parts, and a one-year warranty on labor. You can also purchase an extended warranty, which the company called an extended service plan, after your original product warranty expires. The cost will depend on what you paid for the treadmill and the warranty’s time period. It covers major electrical and mechanical repairs with no deductible.
Places to Buy
The easiest way to buy the Pro 9000 is directly through ProForm’s website. But you can also find it via Amazon and many sporting goods stores.
Much like your free trial of iFit will last for 30 days, so does the treadmill’s return period. You can get a full refund by returning it within the first 30 days of purchase. If you need help with anything regarding your treadmill, you can call the customer service line at 1-833-680-4348. If you’d like to make a purchase over the phone, call 1-888-742-0128. But for those that prefer an online experience to a phone call, use the live chat on the ProForm site, submit a request online, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want a ton of built-in features, from a fan to a touchscreen to heart rate monitoring, we think the Pro 9000 is worth considering. Runners of all speeds will appreciate this treadmill — although if you want an incline higher than 12 percent, you may want to look elsewhere.
The Pro 9000 is also a good choice if you want to participate in iFit’s interactive running workouts, as well as other types of workouts aside from running, like yoga, HIIT, and strength training. Another huge perk with this tread is that it can fold up to save you space, making it ideal for home gyms. For a price just short of around $2,300 and flexible financing options, we think this tread’s space-saving features and high-tech design will provide users great bang for their buck.
Is the ProForm Pro 9000 worth it?
The ProForm Pro 9000 is worth it if you’re looking for a high-tech treadmill. For a price of around $2,300, you’ll get auto-adjust incline and speeds, a built-in fan and heart rate monitoring, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 22-inch HD touchscreen. Plus, you’ll get a free 30-day trial of iFit, which provides over 16,000 live and on-demand classes you can watch on your touchscreen display. However, if these features are not ones you prioritize, you can find more basic treads out there for much cheaper.
Can you use the ProForm Pro 9000 without iFit?
You can use the ProForm Pro 9000 without iFit. However, after the free 30-day trial of iFit ends, the built-in touchscreen will become useless if you do not continue paying for a membership.
Does the ProForm Pro 9000 fold?
Yes, the ProForm Pro 9000 folds. The 60-inch running deck folds up with the EasyLift Assistant, just requiring a push to signal the hydraulics to help lift the deck for you.