Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill Review

If you wish to train in the comfort of your home and enjoy the versatility of state-of-the-art gym equipment, the Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill may be one of the best options for you.

The Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill is equally suitable for a light workout and endurance training. The sturdy construction combined with the versatility of the features included makes the T101 suitable for those looking for a well equipped entry-level treadmill.

Features

  • 2.25 HP continuous duty motor
  • 20″ x 55″ belt size
  • 0-10 MPH speed range; 0-10 % incline
  • 9 programmable options
  • Pulse grip heart rate monitoring
  • Sonic surround speakers, compatible with MP3 players
  • COOLfit workout fan
  • Warranty: lifetime on frame and motor, 1 year on parts and labor

 

A Top-Notch Fitness Machine in Your Home

The 2.25 horsepower continuous-duty horsepower motor drives a durable, 55 inch by 20-inch two-ply belt, which offers a lot of workout space and comfort thanks to the variable cushioning system. It is easy to use; you don’t need to follow complicated instructions for installation and set-up. You just assemble it, hit the start button and simply start jogging.

The FeatherLIGHT lift system provides easy folding and unfolding of the machine and the manufacturer expresses confidence in the product by offering a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor and 1 year for the parts.

Computer Console

Horizon Fitness T101 ConsoleThe Horizon T101 features a user-friendly computer console which includes 3 LED windows to allow you to view your workout data simultaneously as it is updated in real time. The 9 programmable options provide you three workout modes (manual, intervals, and weight loss) plus three targets (time, distance and calories).

Added Extras

The equipment comes with a COOLfit cooling fan with three different settings for enhanced comfort during training. Unfortunately, the fan is about as powerful as a computer fan so it doesn’t help much to cool you down during a workout.

It is also fitted with high-quality sonic surround speakers, an MP3 input, and headphone output, so you can train to your favorite music without disturbing anyone around you.

Pros

  • The Horizon T101 Treadmill provides a quiet, smooth workout allowing you to run up to 10 MPH. It makes workout even more challenging by offering a 0-10 degrees incline range. The deck cushioning absorbs shocks efficiently.
  • Assembly is easy as most of the machine is already pre-assembled out of the box.
  • It comes equipped with a quick speed and quick incline control for enhanced safety.
  • The equipment provides two ways of adjusting speed and inclination: you can use the up and down arrows, or you can just push the numbered buttons for a quicker adjustment.
  • The 300lbs user capacity makes this machine stable even if it is used by a heavier person.

Cons

  • The T101 Treadmill is quite large and heavy, so after assembly, it might be difficult to move from one room to another.
  • It does not fold up in a perfectly vertical position, so it takes up a more storage space.
  • The COOLfit fan is rather weak even on its highest setting so we advise you to use an external fan if you want to be kept cool during your workouts.

 

Final Thoughts

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill ReviewUsers are generally very happy with the Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill. Most of them agree that it is very easy to use and they recommend it, pointing out the good price-quality ratio as well. Some reviewers mentioned the extra features that make running much more comfortable, such as the deck cushioning. Others emphasize the stability of the frame and talk about how useful the programming options are.

Even though there are a few small drawbacks, the ergonomic design, the varied programming options and the little details – such as the MP3 player – all contribute to making the Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill a solid piece of equipment, a good choice for walkers, joggers and even passionate amateurs who are past the entry level.

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Kelly is a personal fitness trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with clients all over the world. With over 15 years in the health and fitness industry she will be sharing her knowledge with the Fitness Fixation community.