Finding the motivation to exercise during the cold winter months can be hard to come by, but with summer making its slow yet imminent approach it’s time to start thinking about losing some of that stubborn winter weight. During these cold weeks when it may be too cold or icy for daily walks a compact treadmill can come in handy. Enter the ProForm 415 Crosswalk Treadmill. This popular model has been around for years and, despite its recent discontinuation, there has never been a better time to purchase this exceptionally affordable treadmill that is still being sold at Sears, Kmart, eBay and Amazon.
Product: ProForm 415 Crosswalk Treadmill
Viewpoints Score: 80/100
Est. Price: $430
Anyone looking to purchase a treadmill should know that they are seriously pricey. It is also important to distinguish how often you (and your future self!) will be using the treadmill. This will help you set a budget, as treadmills designed for more frequent running and training are larger and far more expensive. Being a foldable treadmill meant for mainly walking and jogging, the ProForm 415 Crosswalk Treadmill might be less durable. However, one of our reviewers had this to say:
“It has been incredibly durable, as we’ve run on it at least twice a week, and sometimes five days a week, for the last two years with absolutely no problem at all…if you’re looking for a good value on a treadmill that inclines and will last, look no further.” —mgrim, Reviewer since 2010
For a sweet price that ranges between $400-$500 you might be surprised at how many features the ProForm 415 Crosswalk Treadmill comes with. The humble LCD display tracks your speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned, in addition to having three programmed interactive workouts and two customizable ones. The LCD also makes use of a 10MPH quick speed control and a 1-10 percent incline setting.
Another noteworthy feature is the ProSoft Cushioning, which allows the deck to absorb up to 15 percent of running impact, reducing tension in your joints. Its most notable feature is the Crosswalk’s upper body resistance bars that work out your upper body to help burn up extra calories, for a total body exercise experience.
“What i like about this treadmill is it has upper – body workout arms, so you can still get your arms toned as the rest of other body parts simultaneously…I use it maybe 3 to 4 times a week for 30 minutes to an hour each time…It is a good product for moderate work out and fits my budget.” —happylife01, Reviewer since 2010
Other ProForm Models
While it’s still being sold at some retailers, ProForm is phasing out this Crosswalk model. If you can’t find it, ProForm’s new Performance series has other affordable options such as the $599 400c, which shares similar features with the 415 Crosswalk. The biggest distinctions are its larger size, more powerful 2.5CHP engine and improved ProSoft cushioning. If you are looking for even more power, extra durability as well as few added features you could spend $200 more for the Performance 600c.
Time To Tread
If you’re on a tight budget but still looking to loose some extra pounds before summer hits, the ProForm 415 Crosswalk Treadmill, or one of the other ProForm Performance models, is an excellent buy. It’s easy to assemble, user friendly and comes at a price no quality treadmill can beat.