Proform Trainer 8.0 Treadmill Review

Although treadmills have been in existence for several decades, these machines are still wildly popular. Manufacturers recognize the increased demand and produce a huge variety of products to suit any fitness level. There are treadmills designed to keep CrossFit pros happy, and then there are treadmills for the seniors and those recovering from injuries.

As one of the leaders in the fitness equipment world, Proform has a wide range of treadmills to suit any taste, purpose, and budget. One of their most popular treadmills is the Proform Trainer 8.0. Here’s what makes this treadmill stand out among the rest.

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About the Proform Trainer 8.0 Treadmill

If you’re looking for a treadmill that’s affordable and has impressive features, the Proform Trainer 8.0 can be a good bet. For an entry-level treadmill, the Trainer 8.0 is rather a solid-built machine. It’s quite large and heavy, meaning it remains stable during intense exercises. It has a folding mode and folds up quietly and smoothly without straining, thanks to the Smart EasyLift System.

With its low price tag, it’s surprising that it has much to offer. What’s most interesting about this treadmill is its adjustable features. You can easily change the cooling fans angle, cushioning level, incline, and speed levels. The best thing is that you can achieve this with a simple press of a button.

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The Proform trainer 8.0 comes with a 3.0 CHP Mach Z ™ Commercial Motor with speeds of up to 12 MPH with sufficient power, making it ideal for long runs or walks. The 20″x60″ running surface is well-cushioned to help minimize the impact on your joints and knees.

This treadmill comes with a sturdy frame backed by a lifetime warranty and plenty of other notable features as well. An integrated tablet holder allows you to connect an external screen as you work out. What’s more, you can include an iFit subscription into your routine. With Bluetooth connectivity, individuals from experts to beginners can train comfortably and connect to other third-party apps.

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Specs at glance

Motor:3.0 CHP Mach Z ™ Commercial Motor
Incline:0-12% Digital Quick Incline Control
Running Area:20”x60” tread belt
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:350 lbs
Dimensions:59.52” H x 36.63” W x 79.63” D
Built-in programs32 onboard workouts
Warranty:Lifetime warranty on frame and motor,
3-year warranty on parts, and
one year on labor

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What I Like:


The Proform Trainer 8 boasts a 30 CHP motor that guarantees a smooth, quiet motion and can go up to 12MPH. This powerful motor makes the treadmill ideal for handling extreme sprints. If you like stretching to the limit, you can use this machine without damaging the motor. The 20”x60” running deck is designed to give enough space for a walk, run, or jog.

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The adjustable ProShox Cushioning helps you to go easy on your joints. With less stress on your feet, knees, ankles, and hips, you’ll enjoy a faster recovery and longer workout. Additionally, it comes with Dual Tiltable CoolAire Workouts Fans designed to keep you comfortable as you workout. What’s more, it has an integrated tablet holder to help you access your favorite entertainment apps and training tools from your tablet.


The console is arguably one of the most attractive parts of this treadmill. Undoubtedly, most people buy the console and a budget-friendly price. The Proform treadmill comes with a 7″ high-contrast multicolor display that shows different metrics, including distance, time, heart rate, calories, etc. This treadmill also has one-touch control buttons that help you adjust the settings without disrupting your workouts. Additionally, it’s equipped with an audio auxiliary port that allows you to listen to your favorite tunes at a higher volume. The dual built-in 2” speakers allow you to enjoy videos or music with the best audio quality.

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Ease of Use

This treadmill allows you to customize your training with unlimited workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals. It has two hand-grip sensors that allow you to monitor your heart rate as you work out. If you’re limited in space, you’ll appreciate the SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist that helps you save on floor space.


If you’re a fast pace runner, it will be nice to know that this treadmill can handle speeds of up to 12MPH. It has QuickSpeed buttons that help you adjust your intensity while staying focused on your exercises. For those who want to challenge their body using uphill routes, the 0-12% Digital Quick Incline control with automatic incline adjustability will sort you out.

Exercise programs

The Proform Trainer 8 has 32 pre-programmed workouts that make your fitness experience simple and convenient. With this treadmill, you will get access to 32 Onboard workouts that keep you focused on your goals.

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This treadmill has a foldable design that helps you save on floor space. It has a powerful shock that enables you to lift the deck with an easy push.

Weight Capacity

The Proform Trainer 8 is designed with the whole family in mind and can accommodate users of up to 350 lbs.


This treadmill has a lifetime frame and motor warranty, a one-year warranty on labor, and a 3-year warranty on parts.


Proform Trainer 8.0 Treadmill Review

What I don’t like

  • It has a large footprint when not folded
  • It’s a bit heavy

My Verdict

The Proform Trainer 8.0 treadmill is designed to suit beginners and experienced runners, thanks to the tons of features that help users achieve their fitness goals in no time. If you’re tight on budget but want the best value for your money, this treadmill is a good choice.