Lifefitness Platinum Club Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The full featured unit of the home line with all the bells and whistles. With a price of $8k, a flock of penguins will take to the air before you think of "Lifefitness and good value" in the same sentence.
If you have a big budget and a big place to put it, these can run up to $8000 if you get the touch screen. Lifefitness machines will not disappoint if you love their club models.
The Lifefitness Platinum Club is a very solid treadmills that is packed with features. At $7,999, it's not exactly a great deal. Unless you're just dead set on having all the frills that come with this machine, we'd suggest sticking with the Club Series. You'll get similar quality for $2,500 less, we're not sure any list of features is worth an extra $2,500.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures is at 22" x 60". This is 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Larger users that have a wider stance may find this walking area to be more accommodating than others.
An amazing motor is found in this machine. There are very few models that can match the power producing capabilities of this treadmill, and there are none that can beat it. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable with this model, so even experienced runners should have no trouble challenging themselves.
You'll find a very effective cushioning system on this treadmill. FlexDeck Shock Absorption System is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. While this system is very good, it's possible to find more durable and forgiving running surfaces on models that sell for several thousand dollars less than this one does.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is excellent. There is only one model, the Woodway Curve, that we expect to last longer, and it's not by much. The quality of parts is also very hard to beat.
The warranty on the Lifefitness Platinum Club is very nice. Labor is covered for 1 year; electrical and mechanical parts are covered for 10 years; and the frame, motor, and Lifespring shock absorbers are covered for life. This kind of coverage is great, which it should be on a treadmill that you're asked to pay nearly $8,000 for.