Sole F80 Treadmill: Designed for Indoors Workouts

Autumn has arrived (Autumn 2017 in Northern Hemisphere began on
Friday, September 22)
, and here is the Health Society much requested revised and updated review of the Sole F80 Treadmill Machine. Many of our members has requested that we point out the pros and cons of our newest newcomer in our Southeast fitness facility

Exercising is good, but doing it indoors and achieving the same results as outdoors is even better. Welcome to Sole F80 Treadmill. Designed for maximum performance, Sole F80 Treadmill proves quite convenient for those who might find outdoors exercising a challenge. To get a clear understanding of what this simple yet efficient treadmill can do, here are some of its vital specs.

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  • 9.0″ LCD (upgrade from 7.5″ in the 2016 model, backlit) – To help you monitor your progress as you are working out.
  • Cushion flex whisper deck – Joint friendly and works well to keep you comfortable during workouts.
  • Treadmill weight is 278 lbs (previous model 265 lbs).
  • Welded Frame – The frame is welded precisely making it sturdy.
  • The iPod, earphone and Mp3 player connection – Allows you to play some music as you are working out.
  • Measurements of the running surface are 22-inch width and a 60-inch long (unchanged).
  • Included are pulse grip and chest straps – to monitor your pulse rate and heart beats as you are working out.
  • User capacity, 375 lbs maximum.
  • 375-pound weight limit.
  • Cooling Fan.


I might not give it much credit, but unlike other treadmills, Sole F80 Treadmill manufacturers seem to have addressed all the issues that revolved around treadmills in the previous years. Comfort is out of the question; features are astounding, and the best part is that it has a great offer when it comes to warranty.  In his recent Sole F80 Treadmill review, Tom Ferguson from, pointed out that this model is a version of Sole Fitness folding hotel treadmills. Something similar has also been pointed out by Diane Archer from No, it’s not another Stephen Colbert treadmill joke!

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For safety purposes, it comes with a stop switch plus a low-profile running hood meaning that you won’t need a spotter around you for safety purposes. It also comes with speakers where you can attach an mp3 player and play songs during workouts and more. Here are some of the reasons you might want to choose Sole F80 Treadmill among other treadmills such as the Sole F63 and the F85 in the market.

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  1. MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS – It comes with a 9.0 inch white (previously blue) LCD (backlit) that gives you the chance to monitor your progress. It measures the distance covered, calories burnt during workouts, speed, time and more.
  2. SAFE TO WORK WITH – The deck is locked safely to limit its movements during workouts hence keeps you safe. It also comes with a large stop and safety key switch that you can quickly trace if you can’t keep up with the pace hence prevents accidents.
  3. WORKOUT GUIDANCE – To avoid confusion and achieve maximum exercises, it comes with an integrated message board that guides you throughout the workouts.
  4. DO YOUR WORKOUTS QUITELY AND COMFORTABLY – It comes with a 1-inch cushion flex whisper deck and a two-ply belt that is double woven. A combination of these two ensures that you do you do the exercises quietly and comfortably at the same time reduces the impact by approximately 40 percent.
  5. A VARIETY OF WORKOUTS – To reduce boredom during workouts, it comes with six preset standard exercises giving you a variety of workouts. It also allows you to add two more preset workouts depending on your preference.
  6. ALLOWS YOU TO PLAY MUSIC WHILE WORKING OUT – It comes with a built-in speaker that has cables where you can connect Mp3 player or iPod and play your favorite music as you are working out. Listening to music while working out gives you the morale to go on even while you are tired ensuring that your body gets a proper workout.
  7. CAN BE MOVED EASILY – It comes with large wheels and as a folding deck design for easy movement. Being easier to move, means you can workout anywhere, even when you have limited space. You will just have to push or pull it to where you feel convenient.
  8. QUICK AND EASY ADJUSTMENT OF CONTROLS – it has workout intensity controls on the arm rests allowing you to access quickly and change the intensity without interfering with your progress. You don’t have to stop to change the controls. You can quickly increase or decrease the intensity depending on your progress.
  9. PERFORMANCE – It comes with a 3.5 horsepower CHP motor that is powerful and works continuously, ensuring that you do your workouts perfectly without any interference.
  10. WARRANTY OFFER – Sole F80 Treadmill comes with an excellent offer on the warranty of five years on wear items and electronics, two years free labor and a lifetime warranty on the deck, motor, and frame. You don’t have to worry about the treadmill failing to work for a longer period.

As we can see, the manufacturers covered almost all the issues we see in other treadmills in the previous years. Comfort is out of the question due to the cushioning deck; the design is quite astounding, and lastly the warranty is more promising for anyone concerned about the risks of buying. However, just like any other machine, it has its bad side. It is wiser to have some clue on its drawbacks so that you can avoid inconveniences and surprises after you’ve bought the machine,

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  • INADEQUATE PRESET WORKOUT PROGRAMS – It has only six pre-set workout programs and allows you to add two more. Six pre-set programs is not enough for someone looking to do a variety of workouts. If you want more of a choice, one option, could be the Sole TT8 Light Commercial Treadmill. The TT8 is more expensive but comes with much more features, and is all around a more sturdy machine.
  • DON’T FAVOR A LIMITED SPACE – With measurements of (80″)(58″)(35*) this treadmill requires a large space for storage and to ensure you do your workouts without inconveniences.
  • TOO HEAVY – It is too heavy at 256 pounds that might not favor movements, but the manufacturers gave it wheels to do away with the issue. A much smaller and light weight option would be the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
  • INCOMPATIBLE WITH IFIT LIVE – The programs are not enough and at the same time it is incompatible with iFit live that allows you to download more workout programs.


There is much to say about Sole F80 Treadmill product specs versus performance, and its users are not letting it go. We can see LS1 Low Speed coming into play since a few of the customers find it inconvenient. Contrary to what its manufacturers are saying, the warranty doesn’t favor everyone, for example, one customer had to pay $1500 to resolve Sole LS1 Low-Speed Error. There are also some few complaints on its assembly and the running surface being hard. These issues seem not to exist in all Sole F80 Treadmills since some customers say the exact opposite.

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On the other hand, most of its users find it convenient. We can spot some customers branding it to be the best when it comes to performance. Its frame being precisely welded gives it lots of credits when it comes to sturdiness and durability. There are lots of credits given to its features and the fact that the manufacture’s offer on warranty is more promising even makes it better. As we can see, there are a few negative feedbacks compared to the positive feedbacks meaning, if we were to judge by the reviews, Sole F80 Treadmill is worth buying.

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In summary, Sole F80 Treadmill product specs are more updated compared to old treadmills. Most of the issues are addressed from usability to performance and amazingly it has the best offer on warranty. There might be a few issues for those who need more than just a treadmill, but when it comes to indoor workouts, Sole F80 treadmill deserves more credit.

However, it is good to memorize the complaints from its users as a guide before you purchase the product as they might help you to get some answers from the Sole F80 Treadmill manufacturers, send us feed back.

Considering Running With Type 2 Diabetes

Enjoying a more active lifestyle, such as running, weather outdoor or indoor on a treadmill, can help you enjoy a wide variety of health benefits.

(See below for revised the Reference section)

Running can be an ideal form of exercise for people with diabetes as it helps improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin. This can be especially useful for people with type 2 diabetes to help combat insulin resistance.

However, preparing for such a lifestyle will mean adjusting your schedule and organizing your diet so that you can make the most out of your physical activities. While these adjustments may mean a few secondary changes for additional benefits, if you suffer from type 2 diabetes, it is crucial for you to engage in such lifestyle changes. In addition to such basic changes, individuals who suffer from diabetes will also need to time their nutritional and medication intake in order to help maintain steady blood sugar levels throughout the activity.

In order to enjoy a safe run, consider some of the following tips.

Time Your Run Appropriately

As was mentioned earlier, timing your running activities is crucial.

Exercise’s positive effects on your insulin sensitivity will typically last between twenty four and seventy two hours. If you start to exercise too soon after your meal, then the meal that you consumed may end up causing your blood sugar to rise. Knowing your body is essential in incorporating an exercising strategy that will work for you. If you know that your blood sugar will rise after dinner, then running a bit later can help your blood sugar settle.

Additionally, you will also experience lower blood sugar as it related to the exercise itself.

Speak With Your Doctor

Though it may seem like an obvious precaution, too many individuals forget to do it.

Before you begin any type of strenuous physical regimen, it is important for you to speak with your doctor. Talk with them and make sure that they are aware of any problems that may occur in your health, and be sure to mention that you are planning on running.

Your doctor will be able to provide you with valuable advice on whether or not you may need to change your medications as you become more active.

Pace Yourself When Running

No matter what type of weight loss goals you may have in mind, it is always important to pace yourself.

No type of weight loss occurs overnight, no matter how hard you work. In fact, establishing a regular routine and adhering to it over time is the surest way to help achieve your goals while strengthening your body overall.

Take the time to work out about forty five minutes every day, which will help you burn calories while keeping your insulin sensitivity levels high.

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The Health Society Review the SOLE F63 Treadmill Technology

Finally, here is the Health Society review of the SOLE F63 Treadmill Technology requested by our members since our new installation of the SOLE F63 in our Southeast fitness facility.

It is a fact that buying a good treadmill can cost quite a tidy sum, because of this, it is important to fully appreciate the technology behind a particular treadmill or group of treadmills before making a purchase.

This is especially important if you are buying one for the first time. The entire engineering team at SOLE Fitness is mainly concerned with developing a basic design with acute emphasis on developing durable and easy to use treadmills and ellipticals. With years of experience under their belt, the team is well aware of what the consumer demands and expects; a high quality folding product, a quite machine and a stable base to boot. SOLE does not only strive to meet the above mentioned demands but strives to surpass them as well.

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Here is an in-depth analysis of the SOLE F63 treadmill technology that’s been implemented, these include but are not limited to the following;

Sole F63 Treadmill: An Easy Assist, Folding Deck Design

The Sole F63 treadmill does without doubt implement one of the better folding treadmill designs on the market.

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For starters, the design does feature a fully patented all gear pinion and rack system with the safety lock design which does lock the deck snugly into place when the treadmill is placed in the upright position. The F63 does also come with an easy assist folding deck design which does allow users to let the deck go by releasing it, stepping back and then watch the deck unfold itself quite effortlessly. It is worth mentioning, and as pointed out by treadmill consumers, that this easy assist folding deck design of the Sole F63 is only unique to SOLE Fitness and thus does make unfolding the treadmill quite easy and simple.


The team at SOLE does also appreciate that the durability of any treadmill is highly dependent on having a strong and sturdy frame. In this regard, the SOLE F63 treadmill technology does implement a precision welded frame which not only makes the treadmill quite versatile in terms of handling multiple users of various heights and weights but also ensures that the treadmill is also strong and reliable. It is also worth mentioning that all SOLE treadmills do feature some epoxy powder coated paint which is baked to the appliance.

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This particular finish does protect the all steel construction, making the frames bullet proof, practically indestructible and hence the lifetime warranty the SOLE Fitness F63 treadmill is sold with.

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Has a large Sole Fitness LCD (light commercial display) screen and lots of controls

Anyone who has used a treadmill is well aware of the importance of having an LCD console display which communicates with and provides the user with lots of helpful information such as calories, heart rate, pace, speed and lots of other gems of information.

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The LCD is usually a very vibrant blue screen with large and legible readouts.

The engineers at SOLE being fully aware of the ever changing demands of users have also implemented very convenient controls. Users want to have the freedom and flexibility of increasing their incline as well as speed quickly.

The display does feature very quick incline/speed buttons fitted along the sides of the LCD; this does make them quite convenient and very easy to maintain and control during a workout exercise.

Implements the F63 Message Board

Sole F63 treadmill technology does also implement the SOLE message board.

This is basically an alphanumeric text center that sends scrolling messages to the user with an intention of guiding the user through every detail of their workout. The message board helps users set up their own unique profile workout which they can access at any given time by simply pushing the user profile button, once this is done, the message board will walk the user though the rest.

The message board does not only make working out more enjoyable, but does also allow users to get into a routine which they are comfortable working on for a particular period of time. The F63 message board does also help the user recap his or her entire workout once he or she is finished so as to see or access the overall progress of the entire workout.

The board is also flexible enough and allows users to change their profile workout as many times as they wish or desire.

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Uses flywheels and high torque motors

All SOLE treadmills do feature some of the heaviest duty motors and chassis in their class.

The company does incorporate industrial quality motors which are fitted with large diameter, and all steel zinc coated and balanced flywheels. This particular feature does provide users with a secure, vibration free, running and walking surface. Further to this, the flywheel in the motors are known to cause the motor to run much cooler with relatively less amp draw, this does significantly increase the lifespan of the motor. Because of the F63 flywheels, SOLE treadmills can allow users to get a start speed of as low as .5mph of 1mph.

The flywheels are also much heavier than those offered by other competitors and due to this; the treadmill does have a very fluid motion which is difficult to get within this particular price point.

The Sole F63 rollers and treadmill belts

SOLE Fitness treadmills are fitted with some of the better rollers in the market, the rollers used in these treadmills can only be found on $ 5000 treadmills.

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The treadmills are fitted with 2.5” rollers which have a sealed bearing design as well as copper ground wires for each roller so as to reduce the static. Large rollers are usually preferable because they offer a much larger contact surface against the belt; this gives both the roller and the belt a much longer life span and a much smoother, static free and quite motion which is not only enjoyable but also quite safe.

The sole F63 treadmill technology does also use a double woven 2 ply belt with four layers. It does have rubber layers over a middle PVC layer with a well fitted nylon backing that rolls over the rollers and deck. The rubber comes in handy because it provides the highly sought durability whereas the PVC does stop the belt from over stretching.

Additional resources:

Best Foot Forward: Lighten up on the treadmill

Comparison of energy expenditure on a treadmill vs. an elliptical

The Sole F63 treadmill nylon belt on the other hand does provide a very smooth static free surface to glide over the rollers and deck.

Treadmill Health Benefits And The Sole F85

If you are interested in enjoying a healthier lifestyle, it can be a good idea to include regular exercises into your daily routine, in this article we take a look at treadmill trainers, and the common Sole F85 model. This post is updated for 2015.

As important as it is to make a few changes to your diet and nutritional intake, regular physical activities will help you strengthen the benefits that come with dietary changes. Aerobic exercises are among the most recommended to incorporate into your routine, with walking and running serving as excellent ways to both boost your metabolism and engage in effective weight loss.


Sometimes, however, many people may face limitations when it comes to where they can engage in those exercises.

Sometimes they may not want to go outside or there may not be any local gyms in the area with equipment available to engage in those exercises. In such cases, purchasing the equipment to own can be the best solution, and looking over what treadmills and elliptical machines will make the best investment will ensure that you get on the right track.

SOLE Fitness is one of the most widely renowned companies that sells high quality treadmills for home and gym use. You can read one of the many reviews online to find out more about the company. These treadmills can help you get the aerobic experience that you need, all in the comfort of your own home. No matter what the weather is outside, you will always have the chance to enjoy an efficient workout on your schedule. Each device is fully customizable and can be adjusted according to your exact specifications, down to the incline, speed, and resistance.

One common powerful and affordable of these treadmills is the SOLE F85 Treadmill.

This device comes with a wide variety of useful features, each of which can establish a comfortable and convenient exercising experience.

Easy of Use and Comfort Controls On The Sole F85 Treadmill

The Sole treadmill, F85 model, allows for much easier establishment in the home, as it provides a folding treadmill design.


This design allows you to set the deck with greater ease, watching as the device unfolds to your specifications. It makes folding and unfolding your treadmill easier, which can help save space in the home. In addition to the easy installation and establishment of the device, individuals will also be able to customize every aspect of their exercising experience (stated in an amazon user review). Options are available directly on the device, only on the new 2014 Sole F85 version, which provide the opportunity for individuals to increase their incline and speed at the push of a button (*** ref.

These buttons are all available on the sides of the LCD (on the new Sole F85 Treadmill version), which can allow users to easily change their workout to suit their needs.

Durable and Reliable Design

In order to encourage user comfort and stability, the device is constructed with the most durable and reliable parts.

One of the most unique features of the design is the fact that the deck allows users to enjoy a much quieter workout. Additionally, the muting features reduce impact on the other parts of the device by as much as forty percent. All of the materials are wax lubricated as well, which further helps reduce pressure on the motor, ensuring that it lasts users longer.

For the price of the F85 treadmill and the functionality that it provides, individuals can expect to get a lot of return on their investment.

Powerful Motors and Flywheels

In addition to the powerful framework that is a standard part of the Sole F85, each device comes with high quality motors that feature larger diameter flywheels.

These flywheels are designed to help the motor run much cooler, which will extend the life off the device, and allow for much smoother speed transitioning. These flywheels create comfortable fluid motion that emulates a realistic walking experience. This type of motion is what all models strive for, especially if they are planned for gym use.

While most gym models will cost more, this treadmill is available at a much more affordable price, while providing all of the same standard features that come with gym models.

User Friendly Message Board

The company provides customers with support on the public message boards as well.


These forums are designed to provide users with a comprehensive troubleshooting experience.

A separate section of the boards is dedicated to all models, and they can allow for just about all questions to be answered. No matter whether someone has a question about the operation of the device, or what types of workouts will result in the most beneficial weight loss experience, the boards can help them find what they are looking for. Through a collaborative effort between dedicated staff and other users, individuals can expect to perfect their understanding of the device, and, as a result, the efficiency of their workouts. They review their forum posts daily. Additionally, the message boards can help users with a more interactive involvement in their workouts.

The machine connects to the message boards directly to allow them to immediately provide a recap of the workout after it has been completed, with details relevant to the experience, including calories lost and average speed.

As usual, let us know if you have any additional questions, on the Sole F85, treadmill training or health in general, email us.

The Sole E25 Elliptical And Cross Trainer Fitness

Being healthy is important (you should review your health goals on a regular basis!), and in this article we take a closer look at a popular cross trainer, the Sole E25 Elliptical. You can also read what mayo has to say about ellipticals.

Key parts of this include getting adequate rest, eating well, drinking plenty of water and enjoying the fresh air around you. Another important part has to do with exercise.


This is where the Sole E25 elliptical trainer comes in to play an important part.

Introduction To The Sole E25 Elliptical

This is an elliptical trainer (with the brand name Sole E25 Elliptical) that features front drive and a generous stride length that utilizes an eddy current brake, which is similar to a traditional brake but the difference is that the machine is slowed through electromagnetic induction.


This is a feature that isn’t typically found within this price range of elliptical training machines. Furthermore, Sole has also paid a lot of attention to both biomechanics and creating an ergonomic design. This elliptical machine runs smoothly, is very quiet and still remains very durable too.

For instance, the foot rails are contained within plastic housings that not only protect them but also reduce the amount of noise you’ll hear as well.

There are plenty or reviews floating around on the web that will go into much more details then we do here. If you want to know more I suggest that you Google for new reviews from this year. For example you can find Sole E25 Elliptical reviews here.

Features Of This Elliptical

While this elliptical machine does take up some space with its rather large footprint, it also comes with many great features, including:

  1. Adjustable pedals custom designed in collaboration with a leading physical therapist so as to reduce ankle and knee stress thanks to the fact that they are articulating, meaning that they fit the way that you walk (important because not everyone walks the same way)
  2. A power adjustable stride and incline helping to ensure that your lower body gets a workout, which it wouldn’t get with other elliptical machines
  3. A console that can be adjusted both up and down
  4. Several standard programs and a couple of additional, custom programs
  5. 2 heart rate programs to be used with the pulse grips or the chest strap, which is included with your purchase
  6. A LCD console display
  7. A sturdy steel frame, which is quite strong (able to support up to heavy people)
  8. A built in fan, sound system and place for your water bottle
  9. Front-drive, which means you can easily get on and off of the machine without having to awkwardly straddle the foot rails

The Workout

With a heavy flywheel and high gear ration (in the new version of the Sole E25 Elliptical), you can simply choose any of these workouts and get great results in a short amount of time.

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Even if you want an overall, smooth body, that’s what you will be able to get from this trainer. While you have probably heard, “no pain, no gain,” that’s simply not true here. This elliptical machine is comfortable to use and still gives you those much coveted results.

Making Your Purchase

You will find that everything comes loose within the box and then it will need to be put together.

The instructions are included and they are very clear as to what you need to do. While it may take a little time and effort, just think of how much you will be able to save as you won’t have to go to the gym anymore. Instead, you can get a great workout right in the comfort of your own home.

Sole Warranty

With lots of great features, you may find yourself wondering what happens if something goes wrong.

That’s where Sole’s generous warranty comes into effect. The frame itself has a lifetime warranty while both the electronics and the parts are covered for 5 years and labor is covered for 1 year. You’ll find that this warranty is much more generous than what other manufacturers are offering today, thus showing just how confident Sole truly is in their product. Which is also true for their new line of treadmills. You can compare this to other less reputable companies around (consumer safety).


Worth The Price

This machine is going to serve you well for years to come and if there’s ever any problem, the warranty is there to back you up.

It’s no wonder that so many people are saying that this is the machine to buy. The only complaint that anyone has really ever had is that there’s not a whole lot of variety in the programs that are offered but then they will go on to say that they’re still happy with the programs that are offered.

Other people will tell you that there should have been an LCD console but the LED works just fine.

Conclusion, Review, And Final Thoughts

The Sole E25 elliptical trainer is definitely worth the cost since it will allow you to get the most comprehensive, all-encompassing workout.

While the dual action functionality of the heavy flywheel you’ll be able to work out both your upper and your lower body at the very same time. There are also plenty of great features that other trainers don’t have (i.e. a grip pulse monitor, a heart rate chest strap, oversized adjustable foot pedals with foam cushioning, several different resistance levels) that will further enhance your workout.


Additional questions can be e-mailed to us here.

So, if you want to both look and feel good in a short amount of time, this is definitely the workout machine for you. Just make sure to check out the newest version (and reviews) of the Sole E25 Elliptical.