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Life Fitness 97t Treadmill

Intelligently engineered and beautifully designed, the Life Fitness Integrity Series 97T Treadmill offers excellent options for setting your facility apart from the competition. Elite exercisers will appreciate the ability to maximize their workout with the higher top speed and decline of the high-performance 97T.

With the latest aesthetic and entertainment upgrades, all of our Integrity Series cardio products now offer an even more compelling user experience. New iPod® compatibility and integrated iPod/TV controls keep exercisers motivated and entertained throughout their workout.

Life Fitness 97T Treadmill Specifications


Polar Telemetry Heart Rate Monitoring (Optional chest strap required):    Yes
Lifepulse™ Digital Heart Rate Monitoring with DSP (Digital Signal Processing):    Yes
Ergo Bar™:    Yes
Activity Zone (most often used buttons located on Ergo Bar):    Yes
Side Handrails:    26" (66 cm) Flared
FlexDeck® Shock Absorption System with 8 Lifespring™ shock absorbers:    Yes
Belt and Deck:    DX3™ Belt and Deck System
Stride Sensor:    Yes
Motor System:    4.0 HP (8.0 HP peak) AC Motor with MagnaDrive™ Motor Controller
Integrated Reading Rack:    Yes
Fully-Welded Steel Frame, Front Roller Lift Wheels and Rear Levelers:    Yes
TV Viewing:    Optional Attachable 17" Diagonal TV (wide screen format)
iPod and iPhone Compatibility:    iPod and iPhone video capability on LCD screen, playlist management on LCD screen, charging
Service Enhancements:    Manager's Optional Settings
Proactive Belt Wear Notification:    Yes
Networking Capability:    CSAFE-Ready, FitLinxx™ Certified
On-the-Fly Programming:    Yes


Maximum User Weight:    400 lbs (181 kg)
Speed Range:    0.5 - 16 mph (0.8 - 26 kph)
Elevation:    -3% - 15%
Running Surface:    20" x 60" (51 cm x 152 cm)
Rollers:    5" (13 cm) precision crowned steel rollers, front & back
Power Requirements:    Dedicated 120 volts / 20 amp circuit (voltage may vary outside U.S.)
Length:    83" (211 cm)
Width:    37" (94 cm)
Height:    63.75" (161 cm)
Unit Weight:    449 lbs (204 kg)
Step-up Height:    13.25" (34 cm)
Warranty:    7-year limited warranty on Lifespring shock absorbers; 2-year on all electrical components; 1-year limited warranty on all mechanical components and labor, 7-year limited warranty on motor and frame
Available Tuner Systems: NTSC/ATSC, PAL/SECAM/DVB:    Optional
Headphone Jack:    3.5 mm Stereo
Easy-to-remove Headphone Jack:    Yes


Amber LED Display:    Yes
24 character dot-matrix display with 2 additional 7-segment red LED displays:    Yes


iPod video capability on optional Attachable TV (some models require Composite AV Cable, sold separately)**:    Optional
iPod playlist management:    Yes
iPod charging:    Yes
Integrated TV Controls:    Yes
Channel Memory: 1000 Available Channels:    Optional
Previous Channel Viewed:    Optional
Channel Renumbering:    Optional
Secondary Audio Programs (SAP) - SAP TV broadcast required:    Optional
Closed Captioning:    Optional
Mute Feature:    Optional
Screen Protection: Protective top layer, internal shock mounts, gasket:    Optional

Life Fitness 97T Treadmill Features

DX3 Belt and Deck System

This groundbreaking system combines a lubricant-infused belt, Advanced Belt Tracking System (ABTS™) and our patented FlexDeck Shock Absorbtion System for the ultimate in durability and comfort.

Heart Rate Monitoring

Lifepulse™ digital heart rate monitoring hand sensors are conveniently placed on the easy-to-grip Ergo™ bar to provide walkers with precise heart rate monitoring, and Polar® telemetry provides runners with accurate, "hands-free" heart rate monitoring. (Telemetry requires optional chest strap.)

Activity Zone

Conveniently places the most-used controls right at the user's fingertips

Stride Sensor

Detects when a user leaves the machine and stops the belt after a brief delay

Rapidworks™ Service Enhancements

Maintenance is fast and easy with Auto Alert™ diagnostics that inform you of service needs and permanently record and date-stamp maintenance performed.

Optional 17" Attachable TV

Offers users a great combination of exercise and entertainment. Plus, iPod and iPhone users can view iPod and iPhone video content on the Attachable TV (requires Composite AV Cable, sold separately).

Additional Info

Life Fitness 97T Treadmill Programs

  • Quick Start
  • Manual
  • Random
  • Hill
  • Cardio
  • Fat Burn
  • Heart Rate Hill
  • Heart Rate Interval
  • Extreme Heart Rate
  • Army PFT
  • Navy PRT
  • Air Force PRT
  • Marine PFT
  • Fit Test
  • WFI Submax Protocol
  • Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB)
  • Custom Workouts (6)
  • 5K Sport Training
  • 10K Sport Training
  • Speed Interval Training
  • Calorie Goal
  • Distance Goal
  • Time in Zone Goal
  • Customized Cool Down

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