The SOLE F85 Treadmill – Product News

For many people, it can be difficult to find the personal time to join a gym, in this article we take a look at the new SOLE F85 treadmill.


Between obligations at home and work, and taking the time that one may need to relax, many struggle with effective weight loss. Fortunately, however, there are numerous solutions available in the forms of home gyms and exercising equipment. One of the latest and most advanced articles of exercising equipment to be developed by the SOLE company is the F85 SOLE Treadmill. This treadmill is designed with numerous innovations that can give people the edge that they need to get started with healthy and effective weight loss.

The overall design is basic and easy to use, while still being durable enough to provide owners with reliable functionality for years to come.

SOLE F85 – Easy to Use Features

The Sole F85 treadmill for indoor workouts was commended for the wide variety of easy to use features that it included in its design.


Individuals will have the opportunity to adjust their level of incline and speed quickly, at their own pace. A comprehensive display screen works in conjunction with the buttons themselves and make it easy for the user to control the intensity level of their workout. The console screen itself is a large and vibrant blue screen that contains helpful readouts to help users get more out of their exercising experience.

Individuals will be able to keep track of numerous pieces of relevant information, including their heart rate, pace, speed, and calories burned after a certain amount of time on the device.

Quiet and Durable Design

The treadmill is marketed with a more intuitive and silent design in mind.


It has been described as unique in that it can provide users with all of the comfort of a standard deck, but with the addition of a quieter workout as well. Using the machine produces upwards of forty percent less sound, while putting less strain on the motor itself as well. Reviewers also found that the precise welding on the device’s frames increased its handling and durability, allowing for a much more reliable experience, even when handled by multiple users. The treadmill’s construction also includes some of the most powerful motors and chassis that may be purchased in the training class. The framework and inclines are designed to support the inclusion of the high quality motors, which feature larger diameters and balanced flywheels to allow for a vibration free surface. The inclusion of the flywheels themselves allow the motor to operate at a cooler frequency, which extends the life of the motor. The use of heavier flywheels also establishes a much smoother range of motion.

This allows the treadmill to create a more realistic walking movement, which many users have reported enhanced the quality of their workout.

High Quality Belts and Rollers

In addition to all of the other sturdy and reliable parts included in the construction of the SOLE F85 Treadmill, the device makes use of durable rollers.


The rollers used in the machine measure approximately two and three quarters and are sealed with a powerful bearing design, with copper wires to help reduce static as they are used in the device. Utilizing larger rollers rollers ensures that a higher quality of contact surface is established against the belt, which helps extend both the life of the roller and the belt. This also establishes a much quieter range of motion for the user. The belts used are all two ply with four woven layers. While such belts are featured on this treadmill, the company has said that they used this variety of belts on all of their devices. The two rubber layers that sandwich the middle layer of PVC with a durable nylon backing ensures that the belts move smoothly over the rollers and deck.

All of the materials work with one another, preventing the other parts of the device from working with excess strain.

Message Boards

While all of these features come together to provide a comfortable exercising experience for the customer, the group has also put in the effort to establish a comfortable environment outside of the customer’s home, on the internet.


SOLE offers message boards that are dedicated to different models and devices. This allows individuals to have the chance to work with both other customers and dedicated staff members to troubleshoot any problems that they may experience with their treadmills, or share stories and experiences relating to the devices. The message board also provides additional functionality in that they can be effortlessly synced with the treadmill itself. They can help recap the entire workout after the user is finished with it, allowing them to track their progress and see what types of benefits they are enjoying with the treadmill.

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This function was designed to help users establish a much more intensive exercising experience that allows them to find their level of comfort with the new SOLE F85 Treadmill.

Death By Elliptical – Awai Gul’s Story

Irony comes in many forms and occurs under the most unusual circumstances.

Consider the article about Awai Gul, a suspected Taliban terrorist who was incarcerated at the US’s Guantanamo prison in December 2002. According to American officials, Gul died at Guantanamo on February 8, 2011 from a heart attack while exercising on an elliptical exercise machine. He was 48. Elliptical equipment is used to lose weight, increase endurance and improve cardiovascular fitness.


The Rest of the Story

Gul’s passing might have simply been another statistic along with the other seven prisoners who have died at the US prison, except for one fact: Gul was one of six prisoners that were originally demanded in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bengdhal in June 2014. Secretary of State Chuck Hagel confirmed that there was a sixth person involved in the original trade talks with the extremist group during Senate hearing on the prisoner exchange. The government later released Gul’s name as the sixth prisoner requested in the swap.

According to the US government, Gul was a top Taliban recruiter and the commander of a primary Taliban base in Jalalabad, Afghanistan where he also managed the guest house. Officials have also alleged that Gul had direct ties with Osama bin Laden dating back to 1990 and was involved with him in operations. Lawyers representing Gul tell a different story.

According to his attorneys, Gul did meet bin Laden at a meeting of wealthy Saudis involved in raising money to build a hospital.

Gul claimed that he was unaware of bin Laden’s ties to terrorists and his anti-American positions at that time. Gul further claimed that while he did become involved with the Taliban under duress, he attempted to resign for the organization because of his growing “disgust” with their increasing corruption, abuse and use of terrorism to govern.

Gul’s legal team, represented by W. Matthew Dodge, prepared a press release shortly after his passing, noting that Guantanamo placed detainees in one of three categories: court prosecution, cleared for release and indefinite detention. Gul was placed in indefinite detention after being detained. Dodge also stated that Gul was taken into custody while traveling to meet with US military officials.

Dodge adamantly states that Gul was not a terrorist and that worked with the Americans during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He characterized Gul as a peaceful man who often repeated an Afghan proverb: “You cannot wash blood with blood.” According to the press release, he simply wanted to return home to be reunited with his family.

Regardless of the Gul defense team’s version of the events surrounding his incarceration, it is understandable why the American government was suspicious of Gul’s ties and interned him at Guantanamo.  He had a clear link to bin Laden and had been active in the Taliban. Based on factual evidence, Gul was an active recruiter for the Taliban and managed a known Taliban camp and guesthouse. In the Bengdhal trade it is also telling that Gul was one of the six suspected Guantanamo detainees originally demanded in exchange for the American soldier.

Facts and Truth

What is complete fact and truth in Gul’s story will be debated with very little likelihood of a final outcome. However, part of his legacy has come to light after his passing as the sixth man in a highly controversial exchange of prisoners between the US government and a Middle East terrorist group.