Thanks to a licensing agreement between the wildly popular and well-known Gold’s Gym commercial gym franchise and ICON Health & Fitness in 2001, the Gold’s Gym equipment line was born. As ICON designs, manufactures and markets the Gold’s Gym equipment line, this makes Gold’s Gym a sister company to fitness giants such as NordicTrack, ProForm, and FreeMotion.
Gold’s Gym has a treadmill line, ellipticals, and exercise bikes, which is fairly standard for a fitness equipment brand. However, Gold’s Gym also has a strength line, where different weights and strength accessories can be purchased. Gold’s Gym memberships are also available while when browsing Gold’s Gym products.
400 Series Reviews
There is just one treadmill in the 400 series. The Gold’s Gym 420 treadmill costs $529 and is a simple treadmill. It has a 2.5 HP motor and an 18” wide, 50” long treadmill belt, which can be restrictive for most users except for walkers. Along with a short warranty period, you will want to read our research on the 420 before you commit to this treadmill.
Trainer Series Reviews
When compared side-by-side, there is not much difference between the three treadmills which make up the Gold’s Gym Trainer series. They all have 2.5 HP motors, a max speed of 10 MPH, incline range of 0-10%, and a 300 lbs weight capacity. Yet, they range in price from $549 – $699. The Trainer 720 does have a few improved features over the other two Trainer treadmills but even the Trainer 720 is not that significantly different.
Out-Of-Stock Gold’s Gym Treadmills
Just because a treadmill is no longer being carried on the official Gold’s Gym website doesn’t mean that interest in the treadmill has died down. As treadmills go out-of-stock and new ones are introduced, we will keep our old reviews available for you to see if you are interested in a treadmill which is out of production.
Our Ruling On Gold’s Gym Treadmills
Gold’s Gym treadmills are not powerhouses like its sister companies treadmills, even when compared to similarly priced sister brand treadmills. But the Gold’s Gym treadmills have some pros as well as cons.
The pros for the Gold’s Gym treadmills are:
- They are affordably priced, with none being over $700. This can be very helpful for those on a fixed or otherwise restricted budget.
- All Gold’s Gym treadmills are small and compact, which allows them to easily fit into residences of various sizes.
As for the cons of the Gold’s Gym treadmills, they are:
- While affordable, none of the Gold’s Gym treadmills made it into our best treadmills between $500-$700 category as we found them lacking in several key areas.
- Unless you are a walker, these treadmills will not hold up under regular use. Even if you restrict yourself to using your Gold’s Gym treadmill for walking purposes only, the warranty is short enough that if you run into trouble down the road, you like will have to pay out-of-pocket to repair this budget treadmill.
Overall, we were not overly impressed with the Gold’s Gym treadmills. We encourage to review our research carefully and compare them to some of their sister brand treadmills from NordicTrack and ProForm before you commit to a Gold’s Gym treadmill.