By veggiebiter (Wisconsin) on Jul 15, 2010
Comments: I used to work in a gym, and I've owned commercial-grade treadmills; this is my favorite piece of equipment to date. I've even scratched my plan to add an elliptical trainer to my workout room, because this combines the best of a treadmill and elliptical. You don't realize how much work it takes to climb a 40% incline without hanging on for dear life until you've tried it, but your legs and butt will sure remind you the day after your first attempt! The standard workout programs are surprisingly challenging (and varied enough that boredom is no issue here). Nice array of "little things," like a decent fan and large bottle-holding compartments. The (minor) cons: assembly is a bit cumbersome. The iFit feature is still a little wonky (iFit's fault, not the treadmill's). The positioning and angle of the heart rate monitoring bars and strips is very awkward (the upside? You learn to improve your balance ASAP in order to avoid them!). If you're used to taking long strides like I am, the deck will feel a little short, since a disproportionate measure of it is located to the front of the unit. Not the quietest equipment by far, but it's sturdy, which is a fair trade. This is one of those rare purchases where I truly feel that you're getting more than you pay for. Overall, an excellent machine - highly recommended.