Pro-Form is probably the most well-known name in residential treadmills, according to TreadmillReview.net. The company makes mid-priced, budget treadmills with more features than other treadmills in the price range. The Pro-Form 60 GTS treadmill is an older model machine manufactured around 2001. You may still find this model treadmill at online sites that specialize in used equipment.
Pro-Form is a subsidiary of Icon Health and Fitness, which is one of the largest fitness equipment manufacturers in the industry. Icon also makes other brands of fitness equipment such as NordicTrack, Reebok and FreeMotion. Pro-Form is known for making economical treadmills that fall in the $500 to $1,000 price range. Although Pro-Form machines are usually packed with features, websites such as Treadmill Doctor and TreadmillReview.net, recommend against these treadmills for serious runners, due to low durability and reliability ratings.
The 60 GTS is foldable and can be moved on the built-in wheels and stored when not in use. It features a cushioned walking platform that absorbs some of the shock on your joints as your foot lands with each step. The walking belt is already lubricated with a high-performance lubricant so you do not have to lubricate this machine.
The 60 GTS includes six certified personal trainer programs, which automatically control the speed and incline settings during your workout. The iFit interactive technology allows you to connect the treadmill to your computer and download workouts from iFit.com. The walking deck inclines up to 10 percent and you can adjust the speed between 0 and 10 mph. Check your heart rate by placing your thumbs on the bar-mounted pulse sensor. Your heart rate data will display on the console within a few seconds.
Because you can no longer purchase the 60 GTS treadmill from the manufacturer, the price you pay will depend on the condition, age and previous usage of the machine. Originally, the Pro-Form 60 GTS sold for around $1,000.
Parts for the 60 GTS are readily available. With Pro-Form being a popular treadmill brand, and Icon Health and Fitness being such a large manufacturer, many online sites and fitness equipment stores carry parts for Pro-Form treadmills. The most common part you would likely need to replace is the walking belt.