Life Fitness Treadmill – a Good Buy?

The Life Fitness electronic treadmill range is produced by a company of the same name which has been manufacturing quality exercise equipment for fitness clubs and home use since the 1960s. They are a worldwide brand, with a good reputation. You can buy Life Fitness gym equipment in over 120 countries.

Life Fitness fitness equipment dominates the club market where they are known for producing sturdy exercise machines with simple no-nonsense engineering. And they have maintained that philosophy with their home range.


Life Fitness equipment tends to be in the higher price ranges. You are paying for a quality product but you usually get what you pay for in the fitness equipment market and Life Fitness treadmills are no exception.

Life Fitness Treadmill Models


The Life Fitness t-series is adapted from its commercial treadmill model series. And when you remember Life Fitness commercial treadmills (such as the 9500 HR, 9100 HR and 5500 HR) can cost well over $10,000 prices for the t-series start to seem a little more reasonable.

  • The Life Fitness t9i treadmill is their top of the range model in this series and was highly recommended by Health Magazine. See a full review of the t9i Life Fitness treadmill.
  • The Life Fitness T3-0 treadmill has fewer programs and features but still has a great spec and you get the Life Fitness high quality at a lower cost (about $2200). See this review of the T3-0 Life Fitness treadmill
  • The Life Fitness T7-0 at about $4500 is the model to buy if you get easily bored as this has a full 22 programs. But you might want to think about whether you need them and will actually use them (and the rest of the fantastic features offered). See further details of the T7-0 treadmill.


The Life Fitness st-series is the budget line from Life Fitness. Although costing less than other Life Fitness treadmills this series still has a good reputation for being well-made

F3 Folding Treadmill

The F3 Life Fitness Treadmill is the first fold up treadmill which Life Fitness are happy to put their name to. You can add a basic or advanced console to suit your needs to this compact treadmill with an easy fold mechanism. See this Life Fitness F3 treadmill review for more details.


If you look at Life Fitness reviews and ratings they are generally free of the usual gripes and complaints that plague many other manufacturers. One reason – quality.

Life Fitness equipment is also backed by a great warranty should you ever need it – treadmills have a lifetime warranty on frame and shock absorbers, and at least fifteen years on the motor (lifetime for the 9t series), three years on electrical and mechanical parts (ten years for the 9t series), and one year on labor.

Our Summary


Life Fitness is a great treadmill buy if you have about $3000 or more to spend on your treadmill (and you’ll find great machines in the $2 – 3,000 price range too). Don’t hesitate to buy a Life Fitness exercise machine if you want the reassurance of a well-known brand with a good reputation to maintain and the great quality build and warranty that comes with Life Fitness fitness equipment as standard.


Where to Buy Life Fitness Treadmills

Life Fitness treadmills are sold through dealers, distributors and online around the world. And if you have set your heart on Life Fitness quality but don’t have the budget why not consider a refurbished model or buy second hand from ebay.