ProForm 505 CST Treadmill Review, Lifestyle Changes to Fight Diabetes

Product:  ProForm 505 CST Treadmill

Place to Buy:

Guarantee:  Lifetime on frame/25 years on motor

My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

 ProForm 505 CST Treadmill

ProForm 505 CST Treadmill Features

This is an entry level treadmill.  If this is your first time buying a treadmill, then the ProForm 505 CST treadmill is a good choice.  It is good for walking as well as light running.  If you are diabetic, then moderation will be the key, especially if you are trying to get back in the groove of exercising.  It would be worth your while to consider the ProForm 505 CST.  ProForm has the reputation of building treadmills that are easy to use.

Durable, Reliable and Convenient

In general, the ProForm brand is reliable when it come to the treadmill.  They are usually sturdy machines which last for a long time.  The ProForm 505 CST is a durable treadmill.  One of the smoothest walks I’ve had was on an earlier version of the ProForm 505 CST treadmill. The shocks contribute to this smooth walk and it also protects our joints as we walk and run.  It lifts easily to fold away in a small space.  This is convenient for persons in an apartment or has limited space. It would best be described as comfortable, but convenient.

Budget Friendly, A Steal

The ProForm 505 CST is reasonably priced. Considering that it is durable, easy to use, has a variety of programs that offer structure or ease the boredom,  goes easy on the joints and a space-saver, then this price reflects value for money. The speakers are loud, so much so, that there is no need to use a headphone when walking or running on the ProForm 505 CST Treadmill.  There is a place to connect other devices, including your table (aux port).

Bad Weather

Whether it is raining or snowing, your exercise program does not have to be at the mercy of the weather.  The ProForm 505 CST will give you the opportunity to keep fit in spite of the outdoor conditions.


  • Frame – Lifetime
  • Motor – 25 Years
  • Parts – 1 Year

Some Drawbacks

  • The absence of a wireless receiver to track your heart rate.  Note it has heart rate monitoring  programs and a heart rate grip sensor.
  • It does not come assembled, so you have to follow the instructions.
  • It weighs 191 pounds.
  • It goes up to 10 mph.  For those who would like to run faster, this is not the machine for you.
  • The running area is 20″ wide by 55″ long.  Tall persons will take issue with this running area.

The Proform 505 CST Treadmill definitely gets my nod.  I like that it is reasonably priced, but durable and reliable.  I am a fan of the shocks used in these treadmills as safety is a major concern in my book.  This treadmill does not offer all the glitter of other more expensive ones, but it is a sound investment for someone with diabetes or someone who would like to take the challenge to get and stay fit.

I welcome your comments on the ProForm 505 CST Treadmill and would appreciate your comments.  If you have questions, please be sure to drop me a line below.



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  1. // Reply

    Hi Josephine,
    Thank you for your post. I agree with you that safety is a major concern with treadmills and they can be very dangerous. This seems like its worth checking out but I was wondering however, how much is it? As obviously costs is also a major concern. Thanks!

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      Stella, thank you for reading the post and taking the time to comment. Please check last paragraphs, click on the links to the Amazon site for the most up-to-date cost. You will see a variety of options with different prices to suit any budget. All the best.

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    Nice review. This would probably be the one for me. I have very limited lung capacity, so slow and steady works great for me. Sounds like a nice machine. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great review. My treadmill is about worn out. I will take this review under consideration.

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      Thanks Jim, and yes, please consider the ProForm 505 CST. If you do purchase, remember to leave a comment below. All the best.

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    In addition to changing your diet – exercise is essential for a strong mind and body. Add to that some healthy food choices, clean water, and clean air.

    I’ve had my treadmill for over 10 years and it helps get my heart rate up, tone my muscles, and regulate my blood pressure. When I can’t get outside because of the unhealthy air – I can rely on my treadmill for a convenient workout.

    A must have for good health!

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      Yes Jennifer, exercise and diet work better together. Continue to use your treadmill and I wish for you continued health. Cheers.

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    A great review on the the Pro Form 505 CST indeed my friend. It was vert helpful and all laid out. It would have really addressed any concerns that I had so great work and thank you very much.

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      Simon, thank you for stopping by, reading and commenting. I am glad you like what you read and see. I encourage you to make or continue to make exercise a part of your weekly routine. All the best.

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    I love how in-depth your explanation is about this treadmill. It really answers almost all the questions that I have. I feel like I have it in my living room already!

    Now that I have to stay indoors most of the time, I think it might be a good idea to get one. Though I apologize because I’ve never own a treadmill before. I mean I’ve used one before but never own it. Is any maintenance necessary and what does one needs to do (if yes)?

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      I never had to do any maintenance before.   I just cleaned it and walked. I usually care my possessions though.

      It is an excellent about staying home. Now is the time for the investment.  All the best.

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