Industry Awards and Reviews

Smooth Fitness’s reputation for quality and innovation is over 25 years in the making, and our elliptical machines and smooth treadmills continue to draw new recognition from a vast assortment of consumer organizations and media outlets. Thanks to that we've picked up a few industry awards along the way, and some great fitness reviews!p>

On this page, you will find top ratings from, Runner's World, Prevention, Consumer Guide, Epinions and more. On top of all this, Smooth Fitness stands among the elite firms selected for the Inc. 5000 List and the Internet Retailer Top 500.

Browse our industry awards and reviews below to learn more about Smooth Fitness and our commitment to providing the best home exercise equipment and service possible. .

2009 Internet Retailer Top 500
Internet Retailer Top 500

Smooth Fitness, the largest online retailer of home exercise equipment, announced today that for the third consecutive year it has been ranked in Internet Retailer’s Top 500 Guide of largest online retailers.  Smooth Fitness remained ranked in the top 20 in the sporting goods specialty category.

2008 Internet Retailer Top 500
Internet Retailer Top 500

Smooth Fitness has been named a top-ten Fitness Equipment Retailer in the 2008 Internet Retailer Top 500 list. Each year, Internet Retailer compiles the largest 500 e-retailers based on annual web sales and publishes their operations and marketing data in the Top 500 Guide. At #255 overall, Smooth also ranks ahead of such highly regarded e-commerce sites as 1 800 Mattress, Pier 1 Imports, Martha Stewart and Men's Wearhouse.

a (a New York Times Company) treadmill reviewsFor 2007-08, Smooth Fitness received top honors in multiple categories on's treadmill review section. The Smooth Fitness 5.25, 6.25 and 7.1HR Pro, 9.25HR and 9.25X have been named #1 or top-ten in categories such as "Budget Treadmills," "Folding Treadmills," "Mid-Range Priced Treadmills" and "Top Picks for Quality Treadmills.", a New York Times Company, is a top 10 web property used by one out of every five people on the Internet as a source of original consumer information and advice.
Runner's World Magazine - Top Rated Treadmill
Runner's World Top-Rated Treadmills

Runner's World reviews treadmills approximately every 3 years. In the most recent treadmill ratings (2000, 2003, 2006), Smooth ranked in the top ten. "The Swing Arm Shock absorption system disperses impact onto the deck rather than your joints, creating an ideal surface for older runners or those suffering back pain."

Prevention Magazine
Prevention Magazine review of Smooth 7.1 treadmill

Prevention wrote of the Smooth 7.1HR Pro Treadmill:

"Power folding feature—you flick a switch, and it folds itself....You don’t have to lift a finger to pack this one away. A quiet machine with huge display numbers."

Consumer Guide
Consumer Guide review of Smooth 7.1 treadmill

Consumer Guide stated, "Smooth Fitness is still somewhat of a newcomer to the home market, but few manufacturers pack as much innovation into this price range as they do."

"Unlike manual treadmills that can be very heavy to lift, the Smooth 7.1 folds automatically with push of a button. Yet it's a heavy 260 lbs., giving this folding treadmill an extremely solid feel." 

—Consumer Guide by

Inc. 5000 List
Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companiesIntroduced in 2007, the Inc. 5000 List is comprised of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States based on their sales for the past four years. Smooth Fitness belongs to this select group whose combined revenue of $194 billion accounts for 1.5 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
Leading Consumer Publication - Best Buy
Smooth Treadmills rated Best Buy

A leading consumer reporting publication noted that the power folding feature of the Smooth Fitness 7.1HR Pro treadmill was especially beneficial to those with limited lifting strength. For this reason, the editors ranked the 7.1HR Pro as one of the top 5 folding treadmills for 2007. The same consumer reporting publication included two Smooth Fitness treadmills among the top 12 in its 2006 review.

Gear Awards Seal of Excellence -
Smooth 6.25 Treadmill received Gear Awards Seal of Excellence

"From Prevention Magazine to Consumer Guide to our own customers, everyone agrees the Smooth 6.25 folding treadmill offers true value. Proven performance, innovation and power combine to make one of the most popular running treadmills available."

Smooth Ellipticals and Treadmills receive top customer ratings at is one of the top providers of independent customer reviews and ratings. You will find most of our treadmills and elliptical trainers listed. Many have received their highest rating of 5-stars. In addition, each review comes with detailed comments.

Smooth Fitness is Customer Certified at sends out surveys to customers during the ordering process, and they follow up with an additional survey after the fulfillment. Smooth Fitness is Customer Certified. This certification is awarded to stores that provide satisfactory service and are proactively committed to monitoring their customers' satisfaction by allowing every customer to provide feedback to directly at the point-of-sale check-out.

Smooth Fitness has received an overall "Positive" rating in the following categories:

  • Would Shop Here Again
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Customer Support
  • Products Met Expectations
a customer feedback

Our product sales through Amazon have had a 100% positive customer feedback on sales of ellipticals and treadmills for the last 90 days. This includes both product quality and customer service. Comments include:

"Great company! Responded quickly to all of my questions and were always reassuring. Delivered the product early and with great professionalism through the process! Highly recommended."

"It has all of the bells & whistles that the $5000 treadmills have for under $2000, and it's just as tough as the more expensive ones. It is heavy, solid, accurate with its many readings and very sturdy."

"I LOVE my treadmill. It is everything they said it would be."

a - 5 Star Review Rating - 5 Star Review Rating   is the leading review site of the top manufacturers in the treadmill industry. Smooth Fitness has received an overall 5 star rating from the site, saying "We highly recommend these machines and it was a pleasure reviewing the treadmills."

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