Ohiyo!

Welcome to the DOJO once more! Now that the loooong holiday weekend is over, the Treadmill Sensei has returned once more to hand out his pearls of wisdom and knowledge. This week I want to extoll on the virtues of one of the finest treadmills out there, the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill.

The first thing you’re going to want to know about the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill is the manufacturer. Landice is the oldest treadmill manufacturer still in business. They’ve been making some of the highest quality treadmills for almost 40 years now and it shows in the quality of their product. The Landice L7 Executive Treadmill in particular was top rated by RUNNER’S WORLD magazine.

Next, let’s move on to the heart of the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill, the deck and belt. The L7 comes with a 4 ply belt and Landice’s patented VFX shock absorption system. With perhaps the best shock system on the market, the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill is going to be the closest thing you find to running on air. The larger size rollers also contribute to consistant speed, non-slip treads and less wear on the motor.

The feature exclusive to the Landice Exectuve treamills is the amazing console which runs some pretty spiffy high end computer applications and entertains you with an animated runner who works out with you in the center of the screen. It comes with seven standard programs and six user defined ones. You’ll also be able to program in up to six different workouts for multiple members of the family to store their own work out schedules.

Another interesting feature found in all of the Landice treadmills is the aluminium frame. Instead of opting for the standard steel construction, Landice uses aluminium to up the stability and sturdiness quotent. You don’t get much more solid than a Landice L7 Executive Treadmill.

Like the Matrix T3X Treadmill, the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill features a powerful 3 horsepower motor. And, like the Matrix unit, with the Landice L7 you are actually getting a large, low RPM motor that actually is a 3 horsepower motor. And, the fact the motor is made here in the USA doesn’t hurt at all. These motors run strong, they run quiet and they run cool. All that adds up to a long lasting, high quality motor for a high quality treadmill.

Now, after all those great features and an overall great treadmill, my rating is going to seem a bit strange to you. I am giving the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill a lower grade because of the high cost for the fancy console. For about $800 less you can get the same treadmill with a less fancy console in the Landice L7 LTD Cardio Trainer Treadmill. If you like the Executive console and can afford it, you’ll be pleased, but I’d save the $800 and get the L7 LTD Cardio Trainer instead…you definitely won’t be disappointed.

The Treadmill Senseive gives the Landice L7 Executive Treadmill 4 golden buddahs out of 5.

The L7 Executive Treadmill by Landice gets 4 Gold Buddahs out of 5
The Treadmill Sensei gives the Landice L7 Executive 4 out of 5!

Landice L7 Club Executive Trainer Treadmill Specifications
Motor: 3.0 HP
Max User Weight: 400 lbs.
Folding: No
Reversible Deck: Yes
Max Speed: 11 MPH
Max Incline: 15%
Heart Rate Monitor : Yes
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Programs: Built in, user, HRC.
Display Type: Animated video display!
Made In: USA
Running Area: 20″ x 58″
Flywheel Weight: 14 lbs.
Roller Size: 2.5″
Deck Thickness: 1″
Motor Warranty: 5 years
Parts Warranty: 1 year
Price: $4600

-The Treadmill Sensei
http://www.treadmillsensei.com