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Pro Form Crosswalk 405e Is Not Really For The Pros

Reviewing: Pro Form Crosswalk 405e  |  Rating:
itzmissce By itzmissce on
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The people at ProForm must have been thinking in terms of NoviceForm when it came to this product. The ProForm Crosswalk 405e should only be used if you are a first-timer, you are only concerned about getting into basic shape, or you have no access to any other type of treadmill and you just HAVE to use one.

I think the hardest workout with this machine had to be the installation. As an individual who does mechanical work on almost a daily basis and loves doing "do-it-yourself" activities, I found the installation to be rather complex. The instructions were based on the classic "connect bar A to handle B using screw 3 and washer alpha" format. If it wasn't for flipping around the picture diagrams multiple times, I probably would have had a harder time trying to figure out how to put the treadmill together.

Once the treadmill was fully installed (I think) starting a workout was rather easy. You can simply press start, press a speed, or select a program. Unfortunately, there are only 2 programs and you don't get to see the diagram of the program you selected in front of you. Basically, you can be walking at 3mph for one minute, then the next minute you're running at 8mph with no prior warning. I guess that's part of the surprise...

The overall power of the treadmill is not the worse... of course it could be better. The incline goes up to 10% and the top speed is 10mph, so unless you are training for track or a big race, that isn't bad. On a very positive note, I do like the upper arms feature that most of the cheaper-end treadmills don't have. It helps you get a decent upper body workout at the same time which gives you more time afterwards to work on other areas of your body... or simply less time you have to work out...

Overall, I do not recommend this treadmill to advanced trainers. If you can afford it, try to buy a higher-end treadmill that will give you more features. BUT if you are a beginner who is looking for an alternative to walking outside or simply trying to keep your heart healthy without breaking your budget, the ProForm Crosswalk 405e may be right for you. Just make sure you get help with installation...