FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS :
- Motor: 4.0HP Premium AC Motor with MagnaDrive™ Motor Controller. 8.0HP Peak
- Warranty: Lifetime Warranty on Motor, Running Deck, Frame, Structural Welds. 1 Yr. In-Home Labor
- Speed Range: 0.5 to 14mph. Runners Can Maintain a Slow and Steady Walk or Run Fast & Sprint
- Incline: 0% to 15% - Easy to Use Elevation System Really Helps Burn Calories up to 5 Times as Fast
- XL Handrails: 26" - Extra Long, Super-Sturdy, Gym Quality Handrails. Perfect for People who Need Support
- Shock Absorption System: FlexDeck® Shock Technology & 8 Lifespring™ Shock Absorbers
- Running Belt Size (Actual Running Space): 22"W x 60"L
- Rollers: Health Club Quality, Heavy Duty, 3.5" Precision Crowned Steel Rollers
- Step-Up Height: 10"
- Headphone Jack: Yes - 3.5mm Stereo
- Assembled Dimensions: 37"W x 62.25"H x 80"L
- Assembled Unit Weight: 442 lbs (200kg)
- Maximum User Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
- Classic Workout Programs: Quick Start, Random, Manual
- Heart Rate Based Programs: Cardio, Fat Burn, Heart Rate Hill, Heart Rate Interval, Extreme Heart Rate
- Hill and Mountain Programs: Around the World, Cascades, Foothills, Kilimanjaro
- Fitness Test and Cardio Training Programs: Army PFT, Navy PRT, Air Force PRT, Marine PFT, General Fit Test, Gerkin Protocol. Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB)
- Custom Workouts: 8 Custom, 2 Personal Design
- Sports Training: Sport Training 5K, Sport Training 10K, Speed Training, Speed Interval
LIFE FITNESS™ EXERCISE EQUIPMENT:
In 1968, Dr. Keene P. Dimick had a dream to design a structurally sound, comfortable, stationary exercise bike, which could be used inside, for people who wanted to stay in shape, through regular exercise in the comfort of their own home. Around this time of the late 1960s, people started waking up to the fact t that regular exercise is not only optimal, but absolutely necessary, in order to stay in good health. Dr. Dimick’s dream was realized through his invention of the Life Cycle, which would be the cornerstone of a new franchise, which would be an industry leader, for many years to follow. This is the story of how Life Fitness emerged as an innovative, progressive fitness equipment company, specializing in the development, design, and marketing of health club quality gym gear, home fitness equipment and weight lifting supplies and then used their well deserved popularity and growing fan base, to turn them into the fitness empire that they are today.
Dr. Keene P. Dimick and his Life Fitness cycle, kick started what is now one of the most popular and successful fitness equipment companies in the world. Since the late 1960s, Life Fitness has earned themselves a virtually flawless reputation, through producing some of the world’s finest health club and home fitness equipment, year after year. The top health and fitness centers across the world are filled with Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical, exercise bikes and weight lifting machines.
Having health club quality fitness equipment should be a right, rather than a privilege. Working out and exercising is human necessities. With that said, it is difficult to stay in shape through working out, without using gym caliber fitness equipment. Treadmills, elliptical, exercise bikes, rowing machines and other fitness equipment make workout sessions enjoyable. In other words, that man was Dr. Keene P. Dimick and his Life Fitness cycle; kick started what is now one of the most popular and successful fitness equipment companies in the world. Since the late 1960s, Life Fitness has earned themselves a flawless reputation, through producing some of the world’s finest health club and home fitness equipment, year after year. If it were up to us, having health club quality fitness equipment would be right, rather than a privilege. With that said, it is difficult to stay in shape through working out, without using gym caliber fitness equipment.
Life Fitness exercise equipment is special. For example, there are rows of Life Fitness 95Ti, 95Te, 97Ti and 97Te treadmills, lining gym floors across the U.S.A. Those four Life Fitness treadmills are arguably the best treadmills in the fitness industry today. In addition to the LF health club quality treadmills, their variety of gym grade elliptical trainers is remarkable. The Life Fitness 95Xi, 95Xe, LF 9500 and the 93Xi, are all heavy duty, highly respected, elliptical trainers. Whenever it is that you decide to go for a run on one of these premier treadmills, or cross-train on an elliptical, instead of going right into your exercise routine, just scroll through some of the programs and features, and you will be blown away by the attention to detail that Life Fitness pays to each and every one of their products.
Sparked by the necessity for a portable and continual power supply, treadmills were developed to generate consistent power supply. Originating as agricultural machines, designed to power butter churns, water pumps and spinning wheels, treadmills have come a long way since their draconian days when they were used by horses, sheep, dogs and mules, to help farmers produce power, rather than help humans get and stay in shape. It wasn't until 1952, that the University of Washington Dr. Robert Bruce, who was believed by many to be the father of exercise cardiology, along with his colleague, and fellow UW employee Wayne Quinton, developed the first medical treadmill, built to study, treat and diagnose heart and lung disease. This treadmill would be the foundation for what we exercise on today.
When discussing the origins of the treadmill, it helps to understand its etymology. The word “Tread” refers to a person or animal “treading” in place, while the word “Mill”, refers to a machine for grinding. Coming a long way from being used for the same purpose of a windmill, modern day treadmills are great tools for helping people to decrease their body fat percentage, increase flexibility, lose weight, build endurance, gain stamina, reduce blood pressure, and countless other benefits associated with treadmill usage.
Altrhough the treadmills of today can ultimately be traced back to the 19th century, todays treadmills are based off of the models that were built in the middle of the 20th century, rather than the 19th. Once the 1960's came along, the fitness equipment industry emerged as a function of a public yearning to become healthier and the treadmill boom took effect. No longer were treadmills solely owned and operated by doctors, inventors and fitness gurus, ordinary Americans were intrigued by the health benefits associated with treadmills. Capitalists quickly realized the popularity of treadmills and decided that the commercial production of treadmills, both residential and gym (health club quality), would be an optimal investment. While the fitness equipment industry blossomed, treadmills were pushed by fitness equipment manufacturers such as Tunturi (a bicycle making business based out of Finland) & Aerobics Inc (American), developed several different models of treadmills. Even NASA (National Aeronautics Space Association) jumped on the treadmill bandwagon as NASA used treadmills to train astronauts and get them in shape for long orbits in space.
With features including user-friendly interactive workout programming, wireless heart rate controls, entertainment centers with TV, DVD, Internet & iPod functions, and an aesthetic appeal that resembles modern art more than draconian machinery, treadmills have come a long way since their nineteenth century inception. Fitness equipment companies such as Precor, Life Fitness, Star Trac, StairMaster and Body-Solid, have all contributed significantly to the evolution of the treadmill, evidenced by the amount of money, time, and analysis these fitness equipment brands have invested.
If you are interested in purchasing a treadmill, let us educate you on the different parts and controls of home and commercial treadmills. Treadmill parts and products include the running belt, motor controllers, treadmill motors, running deck, frame, treadmill rollers, incline wheels, drive belts, tension motors, braking mechanisms and electronic consoles. In order to simplify things for you, make sure you buy a treadmill that has a solid steel frame, a speed motor that has at least 2.0HP, a running deck that is at least 18"W x 58"L, and an iron-clad warranty that backs up all of these treadmill parts in writing. One good thing about a saturated fitness equipment industry is that you get the benefit of having a wide selection of treadmills to chose from. Whether you are a novice or an expert, there is no benefit in buying a treadmill that is not built well. Always do your homework when it comes to buying fitness equipment such as treadmills in order to prevent yourself from not getting full value for your money.
Often looked past, is the suspension system and the suspension on a treadmill is key toward keeping its users in good health. What good is running miles and miles, while burning tons of calories, just to wake up the next morning, with severe aches and pains, because the suspension on the treadmill resembled more of an asphalt road than a grass field. Certain treadmill features come to mind when considering purchasing a treadmill and many of us look right past the suspension, while analyzing the speed, power incline, exercise programs, fitness tests and its cosmetic appearance.
People love to run in the morning, afternoon, put a reflector on and run at night. Run for fun. Running has an interesting way of making us feel healthier mentally and physically speaking. We sleep better, feel lighter, have more stamina, look healthier and eat more balanced diets when running and daily exercise are like second nature and intrinsic to our everyday lives. Other pieces of fitness equipment such as stair climbers, rowing machines and elliptical trainers are all effective cardiovascular training machines, however, treadmills give us the ability to run for as long, and as fast as possible, while allowing users to truly mimic their natural running and walking motions.
Millions of people take time out of their day to walk, jog or run on a treadmill. After all, the classic workout incorporates warming up through stretching, working with strength equipment, and running on a treadmill. Running on treadmills allow our bodies to look and feel young. Commercial health clubs and home gyms can not be complete without a gym grade, health club quality treadmill. One of the many great things about treadmills, is that they are beneficial for everyone including teenagers, adults, senior citizens, beginners, professional athletes, and even those who are disabled. Daily exercise is necessary, and treadmill usage is essential, for all people that want to burn calories, lose weight, gain speed, build endurance and get in shape.