THE BEST TREADMILL
INTERACTIVE FULL BODY FITNESS
Nordic Track treadmills are manufactured by Icon Health and Fitness, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of fitness equipment. Nordic Track is known for the number of features included in their machines, and even the lowest priced models have features that can often be found on more expensive machines. Most of their models use Reflex Deck technology, which absorbs your stride and bounces back to reduce the impact on your joints. This is a useful feature if you are overweight or recovering from an injury. NordicTrack treadmills are also top-performing treadmills with high-speed commercial motors and automatic up/down ramps for extra challenge and workout variety.
Designed for frequent and potentially heavy use, the Commercial Series treadmills offer powerful motors and spacious tracks. Three models are available: Commercial 1750, Commercial 2450 and Commercial 2950, each with a high-definition touch screen, numerous preset programs and convenient iFit Coach integration.
The most popular Commercial 1750 treadmill has everything you need for a gym-level workout at home. With vibration and noise reduction features like runner file cushioning, the Commercial 1750 won’t disturb others in your home. Don’t worry about making your daily life fun; the Commercial 1750 comes preloaded with 38 workout plans. You can also access IFIT on the 14″ interactive HD touch screen to put together a high energy studio class or training in many locations around the world using our amazing IFIT trainers.
With impressive features, the Commercial 2450 treadmill is the perfect machine for your home gym. It features 4.0 continuous horsepower, premium insulation and an oversized motor housing that reduces vibration, heat and noise. It also features WhisperQuiet design to reduce noise with every step. Enjoy maximum comfort with RunnersFlex Cushioning. Our 22-inch smart HD touchscreen with integrated iFit® workout functionality helps you participate in 50 in-vehicle workout programs.
The Nordictrack 2950 is the best treadmill for running because it has the largest motor of any folding treadmill and comes with a 22-inch touch screen to encourage long workouts. It also has features and functions that rival some high-end incline trainers, so you can train up to 15% incline and -3% incline. The treadmill features a spacious workout surface with durable belts, a high-end 4.25 CHP motor, power incline and decline, cooling fan, water bottle holder and storage area.
SmartAdjust is a custom technology that automatically tracks and scales each adjustment you make to your NordicTrack machine during a workout and stores that information internally. Doing so will help your machine measure your training level over time and make adjustments automatically so you don’t have to make adjustments in all future workouts.
For example, if you are an avid hill runner and use the incline feature on your home treadmill for most of your workouts, your SmartAdjust will store this information and automatically adjust its settings to your preferred incline level workout on the treadmill the next time you perform it.
This magnificent customization will also increase your speed, so you can follow your iFIT coach and maintain your own custom speed during your workout. If you want to follow your iFIT instructor at a certain time during your workout and change your speed to match theirs, you can do this freely with the touch of a button on the touch screen. You won’t be stuck one way or the other.
Over time, SmartAdjust will automatically update based on your workout history on the machine and adjust your incline, descent and speed. So, as you get stronger and faster, your machine will improve and grow with you. That way, you can continue to challenge yourself on the machine and perform workouts that keep pace with you.
The T-Series treadmills are designed to be more angular than commercial models. Four T-Series models are available: T 6.5 Si, T 7.5 S, T 8.5 S and T 9.5 S. T-Series treadmills are equipped with an intelligent responsive drive system and FlexSelect cushioning. The high-definition touch screen lets you enjoy an iFit workout, and the high-end model comes with Bluetooth audio. Fold up slimmer than other quality treadmills. They work for home users, but are often found in shared fitness studios. Priced lower than the commercial series, the main difference is the HD screen size, and the T-Series models have a digital incline, but no drop. You can compare the following options:
The NordicTrack T-Series 6.5S is a great choice for the budget-conscious customer looking for a quality treadmill at an affordable price. The treadmill comes with two water bottle holders, built-in speakers and FlexSelect cushioning to reduce the impact on your joints. It also features a 5-inch backlit display for monitoring your performance metrics such as time, distance and speed.
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S treadmill is a great choice for anyone looking for a light to moderate workout. It’s an affordable compact treadmill with engaging fitness features like an HD touch screen and a free one-year trial of the iFit Coach. You’ll also enjoy the smooth action of the powerful 3.0 CHP motor to help you complete a variety of workouts.
Combining affordability with cutting-edge fitness technology, the NordicTrack T8.5 S is a new treadmill that’s sure to catch the eye. Not only does it feature a 10-inch HD touchscreen for easy navigation, but you’ll also have access to iFit Coach for a year’s worth of free premium fitness programs. Plus, designed for walkers and runners, this treadmill is a versatile option for families with varying fitness levels.
The upgraded NordicTrack T 9.5 S treadmill is a powerful, heavy-duty treadmill. The exclusive EasyLift Assist with hydraulic lift system helps you raise and lower the treadmill as you fold it. The treadmill deck measures 20″ x 60″ and can be used for running, jogging or walking at speeds up to 12 miles per hour. The treadmill can be inclined from 0% to 12%.
NordicTrack incline trainers are an impressive alternative to the treadmill. They offer three main benefits: low-intensity exercise, a calorie burn rate that is five times higher than usual, and targeted muscle toning. All of these benefits can be achieved with these machines, with a maximum incline of 40% and a small drop of up to 6%. These cardio trainers are a great option for people with strict fitness goals but who want relatively gentle ankles and knees.
With the new Quiet Drive Incline technology on the X32i, you can get a better workout experience with technology that reflects the incline of your trainer’s terrain. The addition of processor cooling on the upgraded 32-inch Smart HD touchscreen improves graphics performance and makes you feel like you’re running around the world. Our trainers control the incline and decline of the treadmill in real time for a better overall workout experience. Simply connect your Bluetooth headphones and listen to your iFit coaching and workout music without distraction.
There is only one model in the “Exclusive” series. This model has been around for a while and it has been joined by a series of alternatives with similar names/numbers. The console is LED, not the HD screen of many of the models described above. You get a lot of workout options with this machine, with digital tilt and a good range of speeds.
You can use the iFit with the C700 and you’ll need your own iPad or Android tablet. The model comes with a stand on top of an already busy console.
The NordicTrack C700 treadmill is powered by an industry-leading Smart-Response motor that supports high-intensity speed, endurance and interval training. Features a 7″ interactive touch screen display. The commercial 18″ x 50″ tread belt provides a spacious platform for your workout. This belt is designed to provide comfort for runners 6 feet and under. Fully customize each workout with the 10% OneTouch incline and 10 MPH OneTouch speed control. Thanks to the innovative SpaceSaver design, you can enjoy the space the folding treadmill takes up when you’re done with your workout.
Unless a treadmill has a powerful enough motor, you will wear it out quickly. The motor horsepower (HP) should be at least 2.5 HP for walkers, 2.75 HP for joggers, and 3.0 HP for runners, otherwise your treadmill will not last very long. You should increase your HP by 0.5 for every 50 lbs. over 200, regardless of activity. Consider only models with 3.0 CHP and be sure to heed this advice if the treadmill is used for more than 40 minutes per day and there are multiple users. If you run 5 miles or more at a time, consider a treadmill with a 3.5 CHP motor.
After the motor CHP, consider the width and length of the treadmill running deck. You will need a deck length of at least 20 inches wide and 55 inches long to comfortably accommodate your stride, whether walking or running. If you run 3 to 5 miles, you really want to look for something wider, like a 22-inch and 60-inch deck length.
Choose a treadmill model with rollers that are at least 1.9 to 2 inches or larger in diameter for walking/jogging, or 2.5 inches for heavy running. Roller size is important – the larger the rollers, the less stress and because it needs to rotate more slowly, it will last longer, resulting in less wear and tear. One last point; with larger rollers, there also tends to be less slippage on the deck because there is more surface area in contact with the roller as it rotates.
Don’t underestimate the power of incline! — and by that we mean running uphill. Walking at just a 10% incline, even just a little, can be more effective at burning calories and building endurance.
If you want to burn more calories in less time, or like the challenge and variety to improve your workout when running, walking or jogging, you will need a treadmill with at least 10% to 12% incline capability. If you really want to challenge yourself, then consider NordicTrack’s award-winning line of incline treadmills, which elevate the running platform all the way up to 40% and simulate downhill running with a negative -6 descent. Downhill running or walking is important for strengthening the quads, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. If the treadmill has the ability to descend, this is a good choice for training, recovery or weight loss programs.
Streaming iFIT workouts take all the guesswork out of achieving total body fitness. Real-time speed and incline control allows your iFIT coach to automatically adjust your incline or speed – just show up and give it 100%.