ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill (2.5) Review

ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill (2.5) Review

By J. Maki


In studying the reviews for the ProForm Cadence, it immediately becomes apparent that this treadmill was crafted for the individual with many space constraints. It has been described as “petite” and has the ability to fold, so if space is a premium for you, a model like the Cadence can align with your needs. However, what you gain in space convenience, you lose in durability and sturdiness. Since the Cadence is on the smaller size, it has a modest running belt (16” x 50”) and is not equipped to handle the stresses of intense exercise, so if you are planning on using this model to run multiple times per week and/or use it for intense exercise, this is not the fit for you. Instead, if you are looking to implement a light to moderate exercise plan consisting of primarily walking or very light jogging, this could be a model for you to consider. 

The Cadence has the capability to connect to the iFit program, though you have to purchase a subscription and connect your smart device, which empowers you to access thousands of workouts and/or virtual workout settings, including cross training workouts. This is a nice feature if you are looking for inspiration and motivation from a coach/trainer.

The bottom line is that the Proform Cadence LT Treadmill (2.5) can be an option for exercisers, but only if you are looking to implement a lower intensity workout plan. If you have other goals in mind, I encourage you to continue exploring. 

What makes the ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill unique?

Space convenience. This model makes sense for those individuals with not a lot of space who are looking to implement a lower intensity walking/exercise plan. Is small and folds up for portability and storage.

What is the ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill missing?

General overall sturdiness and durability. There were multiple customer reviews of the Cadence who pointed out a flimsy feel to the model which makes this a questionable purchase. ProForm has several models out there for you to choose from, so make sure you do your homework before deciding on a model. 

General Specifications

User Weight Capacity300 pounds 
Unit Weight145 pounds 
Model Dimensions64.75” x 29.38” x 54.5”
Running Belt16” x 50”
Motor2.5 horsepower motor 
DisplayBasic LCD display window for workout metrics
TechnologyCompatible with iFit through the connection of a smart device; 2 inch built-in speakers
Preloaded Workouts16
Maximum Speed10 mph 
InclineYes, 10% incline 
Shock AbsorptionReflex Treadmill Deck Cushioning
Warranty5-year motor warranty, 90-day parts and labor warranty

What are customers saying about the ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill? (from

  • “You get a 30 day free trial of iFit and this is life changing. It was very easy to connect my tablet to the treadmill with Bluetooth and once connected you have numerous workouts of all types to choose from.”
  • “The Cadence is small in size which is really nice and it folds up as well, which is great for small spaces.”
  • “I think part of the advantage a lot of treadmill companies have is most people only use their product for a few months until it becomes a coat hanger. Unfortunately, I actually use mine and it has already stopped working in less than 6 months.”
  • “The deck has a nice bounce to it to help cushion your step.”
  • “Bounces up as if it were going to break.”
  • “The display is simple and I can plug in my phone to play music.”
  • “I was impressed with this out of the box, it was very easy for me to put together all on my own with the comprehensive way the needed parts and screws were packaged and instructions explained.”

What is your experience with the ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill?

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