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LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i Commercial Treadmill

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LifeSpan TR7000i

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L:80.5"
W:33.25"
H:61"
L:62"
W:22"
400 lbs3.5 CHP,
0.5-12 MPH
21 programs,
Bluetooth,
Active Trac
capable,

The LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i has all the qualities of a commercial treadmill. It has a sturdy construction, superior weight capacity, and a 3.5 CHP motor. It also comes with a commercial warranty. In terms of specs and features, it can be compared to the Nautilus T618 or the Sole Fitness F80, however, it lacks the sound system and cooling fan features.

Technical Details & Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 80.5L x 33.25W x 61H inches (204L x 84W x 155H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 62L x 22W inches (157L x 56W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 368 lbs (167 kg)
  • Supported weight: 400 lbs (181 kg)
  • Motor: 3.5 CHP
  • Incline: Automatic, 0-15%
  • Speed range: 0.5-12 MPH
  • Console: 21 programs, Bluetooth, USB, LifeSpan Apps compatible
  • Amenities: Tablet holder, accessory trays
  • Warranty:
    – Residential: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 2 years
    – Commercial: Frame 10 years / Motor 5 years / Parts 5 years / Labor 1 year

Frame and deck

The LifeSpan TR7000i features a highly sturdy construction made of thick steel tubing. It’s also “heavy-structure”; with the frame fully assembled, the unit has a net weight of 368 lbs (167 kg). Although this weight may not be exactly ideal when transporting the unit, it’s definitely a plus when the machine is in use. You can be sure that it won’t wobble or rock under you, even if you run at full speed, and even if you’re close to the 400 lbs (181 kg) max. weight capacity.

The machine does not fold. But once it is assembled, its relocation can be done with ease by using the small wheels at the front.

All the steel parts in the machine’s construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is platinum gray, this being the only color available for this unit. The side rails of the deck feature rubberized, non-slip areas for your feet to maximize safety.

This LifeSpan treadmill is fairly large. Its footprint is approx. 80.5″L x 33.25″W (204 x 84 cm). On top of this, you will also have to consider the recommended clearance for it. LifeSpan fitness recommends to allow two feet of clearance on each side, and at least seven feet at the rear of the deck to maximize safety.

This treadmill integrates a one-inch, medium-density fiberboard melamine laminated reversible deck. As we’ve mentioned above, it’s durable enough to support users up to 400 lbs (181 kg). It’s also equipped with 3.0″ crowned rollers which provide superior traction for the belt. The belt itself is multi-layered, combining polyester with non-slip PVC material.

The belt provides a running surface of 62″L x 22″W (157 x 56 cm). This being said, the unit can accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm) with no problem, promoting a complete and healthy stride even when using the highest speed settings.

Two important features to mention here are the Intelli-Step and Intelli-Guard. Intelli-step senses the resistance on the running belt for each and every footstrike. There are several factors that will affect the accuracy of this feature including your walking style, your weight, and your usage characteristics. Intelli-guard is a safety feature that stops the running belt 20 seconds after you step off the deck.

Last but not least, the deck integrates four independent shock absorption elements on each side, meant to considerably alleviate the impact of you cadence. This being said, a run on this treadmill is considerably more forgiving on your joints than running on asphalt or concrete. Due to this fact, you will experience much less workout-related pain, and be able to carry out longer workouts.

Incline and step-up height

The LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i is equipped with a motorized incline system. It consists of a small lift placed under the front section of the deck. Its motor is rated for 1000 lbs (453.6 kg) thrust, so even if you’re close to the specified 400 lbs (181 kg) weight capacity of the machine, you can be sure that the incline will perform smoothly, without any difficulties.

The unit offers an incline range between 0% and 15%. It doesn’t have decline settings like the ProForm Performance 1800i, though. The incline can only be adjusted from the left arrow buttons on the console. Also, it’s important to note that the console does not have quick selection buttons for the incline. Therefore, you can only adjust it gradually, or, in case you will be using a program that involves the incline system, the machine will auto-adjust it.

The deck has a step-up height of 8″ (20.3 cm) when it is fully horizontal. Conversely, with the incline set at 15%, the front of the deck will become elevated by several extra inches. Therefore, it is recommended to use the machine in a room with a ceiling height that exceeds your own height by at least 20″ (51 cm).

Drive motor

Needless to say, the LifeSpan TR7000i is an electric treadmill. It requires a power source and comes with a cable with a standard US plug. The connector for the power cable is situated at the front of the deck.

The internal drive motor is 3.5 CHP rated. This means it is designed for heavy use, delivering a superior duty power and being able to take you through the longest, most demanding workouts without losing performance or over-heating.

An important aspect to mention here is that the motor is spin-balanced. Differently put, it has a small flywheel which minimizes vibration, leading to a smooth and steady ride. It’s a commercial-grade motor, and that’s one of the reasons it comes with a lifetime warranty.

The speed range provided by the motor is 0.5 – 12 MPH. The adjustment increments for the speed are 0.1 MPH. This being said, the unit will adjust the speed of the belt gradually, without sudden jerks, eliminating the risk of losing your balance when changing the speed settings.

The motor itself is fairly quiet, the level of noise emitted shouldn’t interfere with your TV, the music played through the console or your personal sound system. Most of the sound that you will hear during your running, is the sound of your cadence.

Console

This LifeSpan treadmill is equipped with a mid-range console. It doesn’t have amenities such as a sound system, cooling fan or RunSocial compatibility like the Bowflex BXT216, for example. But nonetheless, it provides a fair amount of programs and other features to keep you motivated.

To begin with, the machine’s console features a 6’5″ LCD display with backlight for the main workout statistics and the program profiles, but it also has three additional LED displays at the bottom for the incline, time, and speed readings. The top LCD display covers your pace, distance traveled, calories burned, step count, average heart rate, and pulse. Date and time are also two other readings available on this console.

For speed and distance, both metric and imperial units are available. Also, for the reading of your heart rate, you can either use the integrated sensors, or you can use a wireless HR chest strap. The console integrates a receiver which enables it to read your heart rate from any non-coded Polar strap. However, a strap is not included with the machine.

The console unit offers 21 workout programs plus the Quick Start mode which gives you the possibility to freely adjust the speed and incline as you run. The programs are divided into 5 categories, which are Heart Rate Control (2), Healthy Living (5), Sports Training (7), Weight Loss (5), and User Setup (2). The Healthy Living, Sports, and Weight Loss programs are preset, but you can make adjustments to them if you want. The HR-based programs require you to use the pulse sensors or a Polar strap. Also, when an HR program is in use, the machine will auto-adjust the speed of the belt in order to keep you within the selected HR target. Of course, the User Setup programs give you the possibility to create, save and re-use your own desired program.

Along with the built-in workout programs, the machine’s console also offers Bluetooth connectivity. Therefore, you can sync it with your smartphone or tablet in order to track your progress online via the Active Trac App, available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The unit also has two USB slots; one allows you to save your workout data on a USB flash drive and transfer it into your Active Trac account manually, in case you don’t want to use the Bluetooth connection. The other serves as a docking/charging port for your tablet or smartphone.

Assembly and Maintenance

The machine’s deck with the incline and drive motors comes pre-assembled. You only have to attach the two front masts, the console, and several small covers. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. But considering that the machine is quite heavy, several people are required at least for the transport of the packaged unit.

The assembly isn’t too difficult. The manual provides step-by-step instruction and very clear schematics. Also, a basic toolkit is included.

For maintenance, it is recommended to keep the running belt clean to prevent any dirt or textile fibers to be caught into the motor. The belt is pre-lubricated with industrial-grade lubricants so it shouldn’t need any maintenance for a long period of time, except re-alignment, if necessary. Other than this, it’s recommended to periodically check the unit for loose bolts and parts.

The Pros

  • Extremely solid deck – can hold users up to 400 lbs;
  • Professional-looking design;
  • Transport wheels;
  • 4-cell shock absorption system;
  • Multi-ply PVC/polyester running belt;
  • 3.0″ crowned rollers for superior traction and a prolonged belt lifespan;
  • 3.5 CHP, heavy-duty motor;
  • Speed range between 0.5 and 12 MPH, offering the possibility to perform a wide array of workouts;
  • The belt speed can be adjusted in increments of 0.1;
  • Automatic incline, 0% – 15%;
  • Intelli-step feature which counts every step that you take;
  • Intelli-guard feature which automatically stops the belt 20 sec. after you step off the deck;
  • 21 workout programs;
  • Fitness test function;
  • Bluetooth enabled console;
  • Compatible with the Active Trac app;
  • USB port for charging your tablet or phone, and for workout data transfer;
  • USB port for saving your workout data;
  • Pulse sensors and non-coded Polar strap compatibility;
  • Accessory trays included;
  • Tablet holder included; 
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Smooth and fairly quiet operation;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Excellent warranty.

The Cons

  • No sound system;
  • No cooling fan;
  • No quick selection buttons for speed and incline;
  • An HR chest strap is not included.

Summary

The LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i is a commercial-grade treadmill featuring a 3.5 CHP motor, automatic incline, and a console with 21 workout programs. It’s also Polar strap compatible and offers Bluetooth connectivity for tracking your workout progress online via the Active Trac app. It’s a heavy-duty machine rated for users up to 400 lbs and has a fairly large running platform. It’s perfect for users of all levels, for interval training, muscle toning, high-intensity cardio, and weight loss.

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