Gold's Gym Trainer 410 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
At least you'll have a pair of hand weights when the treadmill breaks down.
This is common with Gold's Gym... make the accessories a big part of the machine and maybe the public will forget about the treadmill that stinks.
The Gold's Gym Trainer 410 isn't exactly a great treadmill. It is, however, packed with accessories, and since no treadmills in this price range are particularly impressive, it was the 1st runner up for our Best Buy award for treadmills sold under $399.
The size of the walking belt is pretty good. At 18" x 50", it's pretty much what you'd expect in this price range, although you can find some models that cost a similar amount and provide a larger belt.
The engine in this machine is mediocre, at best. Still, it can produce a similar amount of power as many of the models that sell for a couple hundred dollars more. In any case, you're not going to be able to use the full amount of power this treadmill can generate. Gold's Gym claims the max speed is 10 mph, but if you want it to last, we don't recommend going at a pace faster than a brisk walk.
The cushioning system is pretty good for the price. Gold's Gym uses Air Stride Plus Cushioning to alleviate some of the stress on your joints and back. You can find some sub-$1,000 treadmills that do a better job in this area, but it's not the norm.
We don't expect this model to hold up to the stress of daily exercise very well. There are only a few treadmills that we project to have a shorter lifespan than this one. We're almost hesitant to comment on the quality of parts used for this machine because it forces us to use the word "quality". This is probably the biggest drawback of Gold's Gym placing so much emphasis on frills.
The warranty might be the weakest spot on the Gold's Gym Trainer 410. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days, while the motor and frame is covered for 5 years. That type of coverage is pathetic, and it's extremely rare for a company to offer anything less than this. We can't say we blame them, though. We don't trust this machine to last any more than they do.