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ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 Treadmill – The Best Deal in Streaming [A Review]

proform trainer 14.0 treadmill review

ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 is an affordable treadmill that’s been offered through retailers like Costco for some time, but now that it’s part of the ProForm+ program, it might warrant a second look.

If you’re unfamiliar, the ProForm+ program essentially allows you to get a free piece of fitness equipment with a 3 year iFit membership.

And it can be a pretty sweet deal if you’re planning on joining iFit anyway, especially when that equipment has as much going for it as the Trainer 14.0.

And before you ask, no, the Trainer 14.0 is not the same as ProForm’s Carbon T14 – these are different treadmills, even though the names are quite similar.

Anyway, with a large deck, a surprisingly powerful motor, and a 14″ touchscreen console, the Trainer 14.0 is well stocked for a promotional treadmill.

And it comes with all the same great iFit features you see on higher-end models too, like Automatic Trainer Control, that allows the speed/incline settings to adjust automatically during workouts.

Now this isn’t the heaviest-duty treadmill around and it’s warranty could be longer, but if you’re looking for affordable access to iFit, it could still be a great deal.

In this thorough review, we’ll go over everything the Trainer 14.0 has to offer, but I’ll also compare it to some of the other treadmills in its price range to see how it stacks up.

After reading, you’ll know whether or not the Trainer 14.0 is the right treadmill for your home gym.

ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 comes with a large running surface, a strong motor, and a large touchscreen console, making it a smart choice for folks looking for an affordable iFit treadmill. It can be purchased for a one time payment or you can get it for free with a 3 year iFit commitment through the ProForm+ program.

ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 Treadmill

proform trainer 14.0
Image courtesy of ProForm.

Even though NordicTrack likely comes to mind first when thinking about iFit enabled cardio machines, we shouldn’t forget that ProForm products are iFit ready as well.

And given the similarities between the brands, it’s always a good idea to check out both lineups before making a decision on either.

That said, ProForm machines tend to be a little more affordable, so they’re usually the budget-friendlier way to go.

When it comes to treadmills, ProForm tends to switch their lineups up regularly.

It’s unlikely their Pro 2000 or Pro 9000 will be going anywhere anytime soon, but their ‘Carbon Series’ models do seem to change regularly.

As mentioned, the Trainer 14.0 we’re here to talk about now can be purchased traditionally (one time payment of $1404) or you can get it for free with a 3 year iFit membership ($39/month x 36 months = $1404).


  • 20″ x 60″ running surface
  • 3.0 CHP motor
  • 14″ touchscreen console
  • 300 lb weight limit
  • Top speed of 12 mph
  • Top incline of 12%
  • Folding frame
  • iFit enabled
  • Automatic Trainer Control
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Quick touch speed/incline buttons
  • Cooling fan
  • Good warranty
  • Free through ProForm+ program


  • Rollers could be larger
  • Frame could be heavier-duty

Running Surface

A treadmill’s running surface gives us the dimensions of the belt and it’s a smart place to start when comparing treadmills.

Mostly because this spec tells us exactly how much room we’ll have (or not have) during workouts.

Having a spacious running surface is always nice, but first and foremost, it’s a good idea to make sure you’ll have enough room to exercise the way you want.

The faster we run, the longer our stride tends to get, so runners tend to need more length than walkers; and the taller we are, the more treadmill length we tend to need as well.

Well, with a running surface of 20″ x 60″, the Trainer 14.0 offers enough belt space to accommodate walkers and runners alike.

This is a great size because it’s big enough to handle users of all heights and it’s also bigger than the older Carbon T14, which came with a 20″ x 55″ running surface.

It’s great to see such a large deck here, especially for an affordable treadmill.


The running surface is surprising large for a ProForm+ treadmill, but so is the motor.

At 3.0 CHP, the motor on the Trainer 14.0 is impressive for any treadmill in the ~$1400 price range, but even more so for one that you can get for free with an iFit membership.

At 3.0 CHP, this treadmill has enough power to support comfortable running and walking alike.

And with a 12 mph top speed and a top incline of 12%, the Trainer 14.0 will be able to challenge runners and incline walkers of all skill levels.

When it comes to treadmill motors, the Trainer 14.0 is really packing as much muscle under the hood as any other treadmill in this price range (even Sole’s F65 tops out at 3 HP).

It’s awesome to see such a powerful motor here, but we should also check out its rollers.

The rollers are located at the front and rear of the deck and these are the parts that allow the belt to glide over the deck smoothly.

Well, these rollers come in various sizes and having larger ones is always a good thing.

That’s because larger rollers make more surface contact with the belt, which tends to put less stress through the belt and rollers, thus prolonging the life of both.

Plus, having larger rollers also just makes for a more robust machine.

Well, the Trainer 14.0 comes with 1.9″ rollers, which are on the smaller side when it comes to home treadmills (heavier-duty machines come with rollers in the 2-3″ range).

But to be fair, NordicTrack uses the same 1.9″ rollers on most of their treadmills.

Sure, it would be nice to see larger rollers on the 14.0, but I certainly wouldn’t consider it a dealbreaker – especially given its affordability.

Overall, the 14.0 comes with smaller rollers, but the motor is as strong as any other treadmill in the ~$1400 price range.

proform trainer 14.0 frame
The Trainer 14.0 isn’t the heaviest-duty treadmill, but it can still safely hold users weighing up to 300 lb. Image courtesy of ProForm.


ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 comes with a folding frame, meaning you can easily flip the deck up vertically after workouts to save some floorspace.

Speaking of floorspace, this treadmill takes up a footprint of roughly 77″ x 35″, which is pretty average for any full-sized home treadmill.

In other words, it’s not the most compact machine, but it’s not overly large either.

When checking out frames, I always look for the assembled weight spec too because I feel this number gives us a good indicator as to how ‘heavy-duty’ the machine will feel during workouts.

And to me, seeing higher assembled weights is always a good thing.

That’s because a heavier treadmill will move and shake less when I’m on it.

Anyway, ProForm doesn’t give us the assembled weights, but they do give us the ‘in box’ weight, which also includes the weight of all the packaging.

And the Trainer 14.0 comes with an in box weight of 228 lb.

If we subtract a conservative 40 lb or so for packaging (which is pretty standard for a treadmill), that means the Trainer 14.0 weighs somewhere around188 lb… give or take.

This is a bit lightweight for a $1400 treadmill, but it’s pretty identical to what NordicTrack’s EXP 7i weighs.

But there are much heavier-duty treadmills in this price range (Sole’s F65, for example, weighs 267 lb).

The Trainer 14.0 also comes with a 300 lb weight limit, which is pretty average for any solid piece of home fitness equipment.

So, even though this isn’t the heaviest-duty treadmill in its class, it can still safely hold most users.

Overall, the 14.0 is average sized in terms of its footprint, but its lighter-weight than several of the other treadmills in its price range.

proform trainer 14.0 console
At 14″, the touchscreen console is huge for a treadmill in this price range. Image courtesy of ProForm.


ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 comes with the following included features:

14″ touchscreen- this treadmill comes with a 14″ touchscreen console (hence its name), making it easy to see all workouts and metrics while on the machine. And at 14″, this treadmill actually comes with ProForm’s second largest console, second only to the 22″ touchscreen found on the Pro 9000.

iFit- this is ProForm’s/NordicTrack’s streaming workout platform and through it, you can access thousands of instructor-led workouts, scenic routes, metric tracking, and more. iFit’s one of the largest streaming platforms out there, but it’ll cost ya $39/month. And if you agree to a 3 year iFit membership, you can get the Trainer 14.0 at no added cost (through ProForm+).

Automatic Trainer Control- through iFit, you can also take advantage of the automatic trainer control feature, that lets the instructors automatically control your speed/incline during workouts. This means you simply have to show up and keep up, but it also makes for more realistic virtual experiences when doing outdoor classes.

Bluetooth speakers- you can connect to the built-in speakers and listen to your favorite tunes wirelessly.

Quick touch buttons- these convenient buttons located on the side of the console allow you to instantly jump to a given speed and/or incline setting without having to continuously push the ‘up/down’ buttons. A great feature when it comes to interval training.

Cooling fan- the built-in fan can help keep you comfortable during workouts.

Water bottle holders- there’s plenty of room in the tray for two water bottles or any other beverage you’d like to keep within easy reach.


The Trainer 14.0 is a pretty straightforward build and the BILT app walks you through the entire process.

Like most treadmills, the deck comes pre-assembled, so you won’t be messing with anything in there.

That means you’ll be responsible for attaching the uprights, connecting the console, adding the cross-bar, and connecting a few covers.

You do have to attach the hydraulic pump on the backside of the deck manually, but that’s not a big deal.

And that’s really about it.

Most folks should be able to get the Trainer 14.0 finished in about 90 minutes or so and as always, it’s helpful to have a second person to make the job easier.

Overall though, this is one of the easier treadmills to assemble.


ProForm covers their Trainer 14.0 Treadmill with the following home warranty:

  • 10 year frame
  • 2 year parts
  • 1 year labor

This is the same warranty NordicTrack offers on all their products now and I think it works better on some machines than others.

And in this case, I think it works pretty well.

Ten years isn’t bad on the frame for this price range, although plenty of brand do offer lifetime guarantees.

Two years on parts isn’t bad either and this does match what Sole offers on their similarly-priced treadmills.

And a year on labor is pretty standard across the board.

Overall, a pretty solid warranty.

ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 vs The Competition

ProForm Trainer 14.0Sole F65N. T 7.5 SN. New EXP 7i
Running surface20″ x 60″22″ x 60″20″ x 60″20″ x 55″
Motor3.0 CHP
0 – 12 mph
0 – 12% incline
3.0 HP
0 – 12 mph
0 – 15% incline
3.0 CHP
0 – 12 mph
0 -12% incline
2.6 CHP
0 – 10 mph
0 – 12% incline
Frame~188 lb weight
300 lb weight limit
267 lb weight
325 lb limit
~200 lb weight
300 lb limit
~188 lb weight
300 lb limit
Console14″ touchscreen9″ LCD7″ touchscreen7″ touchscreen
Warranty10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
Lifetime frame/motor
2 year parts
1 year labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
PriceFree with 3 year iFit
~$1500~$1300Free with 4 year iFit
The Trainer 14.0 is easily one of the best deals in streaming treadmills.

Ok, that about does it for everything the 14.0 comes with, so lets switch gears and take a look at what else $1400 can get ya.

The first treadmill that comes to mind is Sole’s F65, which usually sells for around $1500.

sole f65 treadmill review

The F65 comes with a larger, 22″ x 60″ running surface and a much heavier-duty frame. It also comes with a higher max incline, although it comes with the same sized motor.

That said, the F65 comes with a simple LCD console, so no touchscreens and no built-in workout streaming.

Still, the F65 is easily one of the best treadmills in this price range.

There’s also NordicTrack’s T 7.5 S, which usually sells for around $1300, give or take.

The T 7.5 S is one of NordicTrack’s older models, but you can still get it through Amazon and it still has a lot to offer.

This treadmill comes with a 20″ x 60″ running surface, a 3.0 CHP motor, and is backed by the same warranty as the Trainer 14.0.

In terms of performance, the T 7.5 S is very similar, but with only a 7″ HD touchscreen, its console is half the size of that found on the Trainer 14.0.

Plus, if you go with the T 7.5 S, you’d have to pay for the treadmill and then pay for your monthly iFit membership.

The last treadmill I want to mention here is NordicTrack’s New EXP 7i, which can be purchased traditionally or as part of the NordicTrack+ program (known there as the “Free” EXP 7i).

This means you can get the EXP 7i free, but with a 4 year iFit membership (again, ProForm+ only requires a 3 year membership commitment).

Anyway, the EXP 7i comes with a 20″ x 55″ running surface, a 2.6 CHP motor, and a top speed of only 10 mph.

nordictrack new exp 7i treadmill

It comes with the same incline settings, the same in box weight, and the same warranty.

The only other big difference is that the EXP 7i comes with a much smaller, 7″ touchscreen.

So, based on the comps, I’d say the Trainer 14.0 is easily one of the best deals in streaming treadmills at the moment, but there are certainly heavier-duty options in this price range.

ProForm’s Trainer 14.0 vs ProForm’s Carbon TLX

ProForm Trainer 14.0ProForm Carbon TLX
Running surface20″ x 60″20″ x 60″
Motor3.0 CHP
0 – 12 mph
0 – 12% incline
3.0 CHP
0 – 12 mph
0 – 12% incline
Frame~188 lb weight
300 lb limit
~209 lb weight
300 lb limit
Console14″ touchscreen7″ touchscreen
Warranty10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
10 year frame
1 year parts
1 year labor
PriceFree with 3 year iFit
or ~$1400
The Trainer 14.0 comes with a larger touchscreen console, but otherwise is very similar to the Carbon TLX.

The last treadmill I want to mention here is ProForm’s other Carbon Series model, the Carbon TLX.

The TLX is a newer model and it usually only costs around $1k, making it a bit more affordable.

In terms of performance, the TLX is very similar to the Trainer 14.0.

Both treadmills come with the same sized motor, same sized running surface, and same speed/incline settings.

Both models also come with the same weight limit, even though the Carbon TLX weighs a bit more than the Trainer 14.0.

This means the biggest difference between these treadmills is the size of the console – the TLX only comes with a 7″ touchscreen.

Oh, the TLX also only comes with a 1 year parts warranty.

Otherwise, these treadmills are very similar, although the TLX is not offered through the ProForm+ program, so you’d have to purchase outright and then pay the monthly iFit membership fee to get access to all the workouts and whatnot.

Final Thoughts

Well, that about does it.

In a nutshell, I think the Trainer 14.0 is a pretty sweet deal for people looking for an iFit compatible treadmill.

In terms of the running surface and motor, the 14.0 can actually hang with any treadmill in its price range.

And the fact that it can actually reach a top speed of 12 mph and a top incline of 12% is really impressive for a treadmill you can get for free.

Now there are definitely heavier-duty frames and better warranties out there, but when it comes to large touchscreen consoles, the 14.0 is as good as it gets for ~$1400.

So, if you’re looking for an affordable streaming treadmill, I think the Trainer 14.0 is a great choice.

I mean you’d have to pay the iFit membership fee either way, might as well get a free treadmill out of it.


Will's a licensed physical therapist (DPT) with over 15 years of experience treating patients from all backgrounds. He's been lifting weights and exercising in one form or another since middle school and has been working out in his own home gym for over a decade. When it comes to fitness equipment, there isn't much he hasn't tried. In his spare time, if he isn't writing or working out, he's likely playing basketball, watching movies, or hanging with his family.

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