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Last updated: Jan. 18, 2018

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Original review: Jan. 18, 2018

Placed an order for a treadmill and a bike on January 2nd. It's January 17th and nobody can help us figure out why it hasn't shipped. We have called every day for the last 10 days with no luck. Each person has a different story as to why it hasn't shipped. Yesterday we were told the equipment is now in backorder and it will be 2-3 weeks before they are shipped. Well, we made sure they were in stock when we placed the order. I am currently on the phone... On hold again... Just to get answers. Their customer service is just awful!!

FYI, for anyone wondering, they have not offered to give a discount or offered to expedite shipping. In fact, I have been hung up on a couple of times. Hung up even though I was calmly asking questions. I have not been rude to them and I expect the same in return. We will be telling every person we know to stay far from them.

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Original review: Jan. 9, 2018

Like to spend hours on hold and be passed around while a simple question cannot be answered? Then ProForm is for you. When Comcast has quicker customer support it’s a big red flag. ProForm literally goes out of their way to keep you on hold - for hours.

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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Dec. 18, 2017

I bought two machines from the site directly. Since then I received one email saying that it shipped. I haven't heard any further on the status and whenever I check the status, I get the same message. No update... I tried to call many times, but to no avail. NO ONE answers the phone. At this point I want to cancel my order, but how can I cancel it when I can't reach anyone? This is one experience that went wrong. I wish I read the reviews before I bought the equipment. Very bad experience... Never ever that I would do this again. Stay away from them.

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Original review: Dec. 15, 2017

Placed an order today 12/15/17 at 10:00. After being told recipient did not want the gift I called back at 10:20 to cancel. First attempt was via Chat Line and I was told order was placed and they could not guarantee cancelling it. Then attempted email, and have not received response. Tried to call, put on hold for 20 minutes. Never got through. Tried chat again, to no avail. Tried calling again, after 40 minute hold, I was told again that order had gone to warehouse and they couldn't confirm the cancel. I have spent the last two hours trying to cancel an order without success. If I don't hear from them shortly I have no choice but to dispute charges to my card.

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: June 29, 2017

This order was placed on 6/12/17. I received an email notifying me that the product had shipped on 6/19/17 with a link to track the order. My first issue was the delivery date stated it was being delivered on 6/23/17 so I took a day off work to stay home to receive the delivery. I called ProForm to check on the delivery status and they informed me that the equipment was delivered to the local shipping company and that I would receive a call in 48 hours to schedule the delivery. I was then transferred to someone in the billing department who confirmed the same and told me the carrier had tried to contact me at the number I gave but was unable to reach me. She said they were attempting to contact me since 6/23 which is not accurate as I was awaiting the delivery that day to no avail. The person in Proform billing then said she would send an email to the carrier requesting that they call me on Monday, 6/26.

So Monday came and I received no call and I followed up with the carrier (Non Stop Delivery) and the only thing they could tell me was they tried calling me on Saturday but didn’t get me and that “someone would call me to schedule the delivery”. I then contacted a representative at Proform again that day and they advised me the product was delivered to the carrier on 6/23 and I would have to call the carrier for any further info. I called the carrier once again to no avail. On Tuesday, 6/27 I still had not received a call from the carrier so I called and spoke to the manager Doug and he told me that he guaranteed someone would be calling me that day. Needless to say no one called so Wednesday morning I again called Doug from Non-stop delivery to inquire. I left him 2 voicemails.

I also called Proform again to see if there was anything to be done on their end and the guy I spoke with explained the full delivery process and that the carrier had 3 days to call and schedule because the product is inspected prior to being sent out for delivery. He told me if I did not get a call that day I could call Proform back on 6/29 and they would be able to contact the carrier since the timeframe had passed. It would have been very helpful if Proform put this process in the email that is sent with the tracking info. What good is it to track the shipment if it is not on the way to me??? I finally received a call around 2pm on Wednesday, 6/28 to schedule delivery for 6/29 at 8am.

The delivery arrived around 8:30am today and when the assembly guys began taking the parts out of the box to begin assembly and they noticed the machine was damaged and pointed these things out to us. There were several scratches and dents and the base of the unit was cracked and not completely in tact. They were unable to assemble the product and had to take it back with them. My husband took pictures and so did the assemblers and gave us the paperwork reflecting the unit was damaged. At this point I am already frustrated so I call Proform to report this situation and see how and what could be done to rectify the issue.

I was connected to Lindsey in the Billing area and I explained the situation to her and asked her, "What could you all do about this situation given all of the issues that have taken place." She then stated, “I can take $100 off the price of the machine and it would take another 2-3 weeks for you to receive another one and there was nothing else to be done”. So I proceed to ask her for a refund. I was put on hold for about 10 minutes and when Lindsey returned to the call she gave me a conf number. I asked her if I could speak to her manager and her response was, “My manager is not available”. So I asked for any manager and she tells me there were no other managers for me to speak with and I could call Customer Service if I wanted to speak with a manager.

At this point she began to sound irritated that I was wanting to speak with her manager so I asked her if she knew when her manager would be returning and her response was, “I don’t know. She is not at her desk”. At no point did Lindsey give me other options at contacting or speaking with her manager so I asked for her manager’s name and number. She told me her manager was Audra and there was no direct number for her.

I asked Lindsey for the information for the Corporate office and she states I was speaking to the corporate office. I asked for a physical address to mail concerns/complaints and she replied, “You can Google the address if you want it. This is a private company”. I then asked for an email address so she proceeds to give me the email address **. I did not hear her clearly so I repeated back and said, "Did you say Plural for returns (like to add an “s” on the end)?" Her response was, “THAT IS WHAT PLURAL MEANS”. At this point I snapped and I call her a not so nice name (female dog) and told her I was not looking for a grammar lesson and I didn’t appreciate her attitude and I hung up the phone.

I have never had such an awful experience with a customer service person like Lindsey. She was unprofessional and really didn’t seem to care about the issues that I experienced ordering from your company. At no point did she attempt to retain my business which is why I had the order cancelled. This speaks volumes about this company if the employees are allowed to treat the customer in such rude, disrespectful, and unprofessional manners. I will not recommend Proform to anyone, I do not feel as though they value customers. That was pretty clear by the lack of professionalism displayed by Lindsey.

I am very disappointed in this outcome as I liked the look of the HITT Pro machine but customer service is VERY important to me. Why would I give my business to a company that seems to not care about the issues the customer experiences. Sadly I will not recommend anyone to purchase from Proform, this experience has been an eye opener and I hope no one else is treated in this manner. I will take my money elsewhere and to a company whose employees show interest in getting the customer’s complains resolved. For that reason Proform lost a customer. DO NOT PURCHASE FROM THEM!!

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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: May 8, 2017

Display stopped working. No customer support. I purchased the ProForm Sport 12.0 ST new directly from ProForm September 2015 for $2,299 along with their warranty for in-home service for 6 years and parts for 9 for an additional $179.95. It has been working fine until Monday of last week (not even 2 years) when the display started messing up. When powered on it lights up but does not finish starting. The display's bar at the bottom of the screen just "loops". I have left it on for days but it does not finish starting up.

I have contacted the individual I purchased the warranty from by leaving voice messages and sending e-mails but there is no reply. I have submitted multiple service requests and have not received any replies, phone calls or anything indicating the requests are being submitted. When I call the Service Number it disconnects me stating I do not have any registered equipment with no options to talk to any individuals. Stay away because unless your equipment never has issues you will be dead in the water. Save your money or buy a cheaper treadmill.

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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Dec. 30, 2016

The product may be satisfactory but there are many other companies that make products as good or better AND provide good Customer Service. The Customer Service at ProForm is deplorable. I am almost 60 and have never been through a worse purchasing experience. I am mad at myself for not paying attention to all the negative reviews I read prior to my regretful purchase. Too many wrong things to list them here. Sorry ProForm but you need to change things and soon or you will not have any reviews, even negative ones.

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: July 7, 2016

I purchased my ProForm online in February. I called immediately to let them know it wasn't working and I wanted a full refund as was an option in their agreement. They refused stating they could fix it. I have had 4 service calls since then and the last one was today. The machine is in pieces on my floor and I have no idea if it can be fixed. ProForm refuses to return my money. They don't honor their policy. They took money from me and refuse to refund me. Horrible customer service.

Verified Buyer
Original review: Jan. 12, 2016

We purchased a ProForm rower online. The rower was never delivered and the tracking number they provided was bad - the freight company had no record of it. After numerous calls into customer service trying to get a status update (where you sit on hold for 30-40 minutes each time to reach someone) they finally determined that they lost the rower. The customer service specialist said they would cancel the order. Weeks have gone by and we still have not gotten a refund. We have no idea if we will ever get our money back. Don't buy from this company!

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 19, 2015

This is about your customer service. My wife called to report a service and you set an appointment during the work day. She took half day off unpaid and waited for two hours for your service tech. The service tech didn't show up and she didn't even receive a phone call to cancel. They rescheduled the appointment and of course showed up late and didn't fix the machine. About the machine, after 3 weeks, the machine is making terrible noise, cracked the floor. My Advice, DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE. I regret buying from that company.

Original review: July 21, 2015

We recently order two of the adjustable jump boxes which were delivered to our house. After building the jump box we discovered that the legs wobble particularly when the legs are extended. Who would want to jump on to a box that is not sturdy? When we queried this Pro-Form told us to send it back at our own expense. I find this completely unreasonable as the weight of the jump boxes would end up costing us yet again more money. We are still trying to get this resolved but so far I have found the service to be completely ridiculous. I would never use Pro-Form again or recommend them to anyone particularly as we are being put out of pocket due to a faulty product.

Original review: Feb. 12, 2015

Placed order....not rec'd one to contact. If I try to call Icon/ProForm, no one picks the phone (I held the call for 20 minutes once). Their online form needs a serial number to be entered for any complaints (I have not received the product so don't have it to enter). I am just frustrated with their service and won't recommend this company to anyone.

Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 20, 2015

If you're thinking about trying these guys, don't even bother. If you are lucky enough to get a working product (which I wasn't) you might be ok until something breaks down. As something breaks down you have to deal with the customer services of proform you are out of luck. My wife and I bought this from Nebraska furniture mart and it came in broken. Called Nebraska Furniture Mart and they are unable to get me a new one as their warehouses are on strike. Called proform (On hold for over an hour), they sent a service man out, said he is unable to fix it as it would break the warranty on the machine. Took pictures, sent them to proform and said we should be hearing from them soon.

Didn't hear anything from proform, finally called them again (On hold for over an hour). They lost the pictures from the first service guy. Told us they had to send another service man out. A month later he comes out, says he is unable to fix it because if he did he would break the warranty. Does something to the machine that makes it workable, but I have to pound it several time with a hammer each time I fold it down and up for the screws to align. Took pictures and sent them to proform. Didn't hear anything from proform, call them again (On hold for over an Hour).

The second repair man flat out lied and said he fixed it. They are sending another repair man out and sending a piece that they have already ordered once before. So just don't bother and save yourself the headache. They will send you something that is either broken or will eventually break and then you will have an expensive waste of space.

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Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Nov. 5, 2014

I ordered the sculpt kit in August 2014. It is now November and I do not have it!! They keep telling me it is a warehouse issue and they have not contacted me back!! I will not recommend them if this issue is not resolved, and their customer service is AWFUL!!

Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: March 4, 2014

Some advice....if you're thinking about ordering any exercise equipment from ProForm, don't - shady, shady company!! I order something on Saturday, tried to cancel my order on Monday, couldn't get thru on their "returns" line, (I tried quite a few different times & was on "hold" 45 minutes until I got fed up & hung up) then when I sent an email, the customer service person didn't even acknowledge my request to cancel my order, but tried to sell me even more of course. I then reiterated to the customer service to cancel this order immediately and confirm via email my cancellation. Now I just get an email, "Your order has shipped!" SHADY!!! I don't do hashtags, but ‪#‎PROFORM‬ SUCKS!!!

Original review: Jan. 15, 2013

During the beginning of the last week of December 2012, I placed an order with Proform. No receipt, no email - nothing. On 1/5, I called Proform and spoke to customer service after being on hold for 10 minutes. I gave him the order number and he said the item was backordered. I asked why I never received a confirmation of order nor a note that it was backordered. He stated he didn't know why but then offered me a 10% discount and told me he would email me on Monday with an idea of when the item was expected back in stock. No email ever came so I called on 1-14 and again after being on hold 3 times as long as 10 minutes, I went to 'chat' on their website where I was told my order was cancelled with no explanation. I asked why their website still showed that item as being in stock and ready to ship and she didn't know why. This is a ridiculous company with zero customer skills, and I guess giving me a discount meant they were canceling my order. Since my order was submitted online by credit card, I have yet to see if the charge shows up and something tells me there will be one. My advice is to shop elsewhere.

ProForm Fitness expert review by Mark Barroso

ProForm treadmills are the official treadmill of the Boston Marathon, and many of the athletes competing in the race use ProForm equipment to train. This company is owned by ICON Health and Fitness, which also produces NordicTrack fitness equipment.

  • Most models are fairly inexpensive: ProForm offers budget treadmills for less than $1,000, and these lower-end treadmills come with 18 programs so users aren’t missing a lot by not saving up for a higher-end machine.

  • All models are iFit compatible: Users who have an iFit membership can integrate it easily with ProForm machines.

  • Round watts meter: LED lights light up around a circle, showing how much power the user is outputting while exercising. The three workout zones of the circle are endurance, tempo or peak. Some models include this watts meter, which is ideal for interval training.

  • Lots of programs: No matter what a user’s exercise needs are, he or she should be able to meet them using one of 38 ProForm’s programs.

  • Hybrid machines: For consumers looking for a multi-purpose machine, ProForm makes a 2-in-1 recumbent bike/elliptical called the Hybrid Trainer and a 2-in-1 recumbent bike/rower called the Dual Trainer.

  • Best for: Consumers who want to buy a treadmill, elliptical, hybrid machine, strider, upright/recumbent bike, indoor cycling bike or rower.

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Mark Barroso is an editor, writer and researcher who has been featured in various print and online publications including Fitness Magazine, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, FLEX, Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. A fitness enthusiast who practices what he preaches, Barroso enjoys researching and testing the latest fitness trends including classes and products.

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