For anyone that’s into bodybuilding, fitness, and sports in general, Gold’s Gym should be an easily recognizable name. This legendary fitness brand boasts some of the best gyms in the world, and the finest workout experience you can get. Frequented in the early days by the legends of bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, this gym became a symbol for fitness. And now, we’re witnessing the latest in their development – their own brand of fitness equipment.
What we’re getting to know today is no ordinary piece of equipment. Gold’s Gym very own motorized treadmill, Trainer 720 is so much more than a standard treadmill. This extraordinary machine features some of the finest elements in the market today, and offers a truly remarkable workout experience. Let’s see what it has to offer.
One glance at the Trainer 720 will be enough to tell you that you are
dealing with a state of the art machine. This robust, modern design
offers no room for mistakes, it is created following the standard
patterns which were refined to the max.
The outer frame is a sleek, angled, and sturdy steel construction which offers ample stability for most users. It also supports the prominent, and extra large front user console panel. The console also has two protruding handles integrated into the design, which is great for all those users that require a bit of extra stability.
The running deck is very sturdy, compared to some other brands, and is amply wide and long. You can exert your full stride without issues. The deck has a steel outer frame and is finished with plenty of hard plastic elements, which encase the edges and the frontal motor part of the deck. Durability is not an issue here – this machine is built to last.
When it comes to the goodies that are a part of this design, Gold’s Gym went all out. What you get included is rarely seen elsewhere. From presets, to music, to shock absorption – this design has it all, and of the finest quality. We’re get into the details in a moment.
Robustness and durability are two crowning features of this treadmill. With an all steel frame, and ample reinforcements, you can rest assured that even the heaviest workouts will have no effect on the machine.
The quality is reflected in the warranty: you get a lifetime frame warranty, an amazing 25 year motor warranty, and 1 year warranty for parts. Can’t get better than this.
The Trainer 720 also has a very decent max user weight support – 300 lbs (136 kg). This makes it perfect for most users.
The dimensions of the treadmill are:
Set up: 73.3 x 35.7 x 68.1 inches
Incline and Adjustability
One awesome part of this modern design is the incline ability. You get a Quick Select incline control, which is fully automated and offers up to 10 degrees of incline. This makes it great for quick changes while you run, and you can adapt your exercises according to the desired challenge.
Another great part of adjustability is the speed selection. You can choose from 0 to 10 miles per hour with quick button selection, and amp it up when you need a challenge. You also get a choice from 18 integrated workout apps, which give you a plenty of challenges, making every day a new experience.
Console and Programmes
The console is definitely the aspect that stands out with its high quality. It is large, robust, and filled with goodies. A clear, concise, and orderly design on the multi window LCD display will show you everything you need to know – distance, calories burned, time, speed, and so on.
It also comes equipped with the music port that is compatible with Apple iPod, and two integrated speakers. You get a Cool Aire workout fan which is a nice addition, as well two large bins for your odds and ends.
With a perfect design you really have a console that is like no other on the market – and it is easily the best feature of this treadmill.
As far as the variety of programmes go, you have up to 18 workout apps which are integrated an can also be connected via your smartphone. This offers a great deal of variety in your workouts, as well as flexibility to your current regime.
Motor and Belt
The motor is another unique aspect of the Gold’s Gym Trainer 720, and it really stands out from the crowd. It is the G-Force 2 commercial motor, and offers enough power for the basic role for which it was intended. While it certainly isn’t the most powerful motor we’ve seen so far, it still gives enough power to drive the belt at a very decent pace.
The belt is another great feature of this treadmill. It features the fantastic Air Stride cushioning system, which completely absorbs the pressure of your exercise, and in turn gives you a natural, comfortable workout experience, completely removing the pressure from your ankles and joints. The belt is aptly wide and long, so you can comfortably sprint and jog, with the full extent of your stride.
- Fantastic User Console
- High Quality Frame
- Robust and durable
- Lifetime frame warranty
- Great Incline control
- Motor power could be better
- No Folding option
Gold’s Gym once again proves that their name really carries a lot of great reputation, and with a reason. Their foray into fitness equipment was certainly a natural move, and Trainer 720 definitely proves this. A robust, flexible, and highly effective treadmill, it will easily satisfy the needs of almost all users. And with a fantastic warranty deal, you know you got a quality product on your hands.
Such an investment is never a bad idea, and having a treadmill of this quality will definitely work toward changing your entire running experience. Now you too can easily bring the ultimate gym experience – straight into your home.