NordicTrack Elliptical Reviews 5 NordicTrack first gained notoriety through popular TV spots 25 years ago. It seemed that everyone had a NordicTrack skier in their living room, catchi

NordicTrack Elliptical Machine Reviews

NordicTrack first gained notoriety through popular TV spots 25 years ago. It seemed that everyone had a NordicTrack skier in their living room, catching on to the trendy exercise mode of cross-country skiing. The line continued to evolve to include dozens of different models and then NordicTrack started to develop low-impact exercise machines including ellipticals.

NordicTrack is a well-liked and respected brand with both professional gyms and home fitness users. Their elliptical machines are designed for all body types and fitness levels, providing a diverse offering. No matter what your price range, there is a NordicTrack elliptical that will serve your home gym well. Choose from front or rear drive, as well as a wide variety of other options and customizations.

NordicTrack is part of the ICON Health & Fitness brand, and products are available for purchase around the world.

Front Drive Series:

This line of elliptical trainers is front drive designed, which means the motor is located in the front. With extra-long strides, they work well with taller users as well as average body types. All front drive ellipticals also feature a smaller footprint than rear drive, meaning you have more room space to enjoy when you're not getting in shape. The C9.5 is an affordable option, coming in at under $1,000. It includes a 20-inch adjustable stride length and an adjustable power ramp. For those looking for a serious challenge, the Elite 16.9 which includes 26 different resistance levels and includes a 15″ HDTV to keep you entertained while you work.

Rear Drive Series:

The rear drive series of trainers are built with the motor in the back, and this is the classic NordicTrack model. They simulate walking/jogging, which helps you stay centered during your workout. They are simple to use and provide core-sculpting results that every user loves. Models like the SpaceSaver SE7i and the SpaceSaver SE9i are ideal for smaller spaces, and include 24 built-in workout programs along with 22 digital resistance levels.

Mid-Mech Series:

The Mid-Mech series provides you a commercial elliptical experience without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. Small enough to store in a home fitness room and powerful enough for a professional gym workout, you will yield faster results and enjoy the durability of a commercial-grade elliptical machine. The A.C.T. Commercial is a popular model, including an 18-22″ adjustable stride length. This machine comes in at under $1,000, making it incredibly affordable for a commercial-grade item.


Brand Highlights

  • Frame: Durable commercial- grade frame and parts.
  • Incline Controls: Adjustable inclines allow for an increase in challenge when you are ready to ramp up your workouts.
  • Console: all models are iPod compatible, and some others include HDTV and other entertainment features.
  • Customizable Features: Many customizable features on every model including stride length.
  • Sound: Every NordicTrack model is fairy silent during workout, allowing you to read, watch TV or work out while other family members are resting.

Brand Lowlights

  • Warranty: Warranties are pretty standard, nothing too impressive.
  • Cooling System: The fan is not very powerful on some models.

Bottom Line

NordicTrack knows how to build a quality elliptical machine. Whether you prefer front drive, rear drive or a mid-mech commercial-grade machine, you will find a sturdy, affordable unit that is ready to serve your daily fitness needs. NordicTrack is a reliable brand that has stood the test of time. If you’re purchasing your first machine or looking for something to really challenge your fitness, choose this manufacturer that has sustained through various workout trends over the years.

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NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i Elliptical5-StarsSee Best Price
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NordicTrack Elite 12.7 Elliptical5-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack Elite 12.9T Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS5i4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack C 12.9 Elliptical4-StarsSee Best Price
NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical3-StarsSee Best Price

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