NordicTrack is one of the more popular home exercise equipment brands in the United States. It sells various smart fitness devices that are compatible with iFit membership for access to online coaching, live classes, and more.

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NordicTrack is a United States company that has been operating since 1975. It makes home exercise machines, strength training equipment, and accessories.

The company is well known for its indoor training equipment range, which includes treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, rowers, and strength training machines.

NordicTrack exercise equipment also includes several interactive features. Users will require an iFit membership to stream live and on-demand fitness classes on the screen attached to their product.

Customer reviews

At the time of publishing, NordicTrack has an A+ grade on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website. It does not hold accreditation with the BBB, and customers on this website give it an average of 1.36 out of 5 stars.

Reviewers on Trustpilot give NordicTrack an average of 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Positive reviewers stated that the company’s customer service was prompt and helpful when the equipment stopped working. Others said that the sound systems within the machines were loud and clear screen quality was crisp.

However, those who left negative reviews stated that they experienced delivery delays of up to several weeks with little to no communication from NordicTrack. Additionally, others said it was difficult to contact customer services to discuss faulty equipment.

Pros and cons of NordicTrack

Before purchasing equipment from NordicTrack, a person may wish to consider the following advantages and disadvantages.


  • a wide variety of equipment to suit different fitness requirements
  • equipment that may fit a range of budgets
  • warranties on all products


  • may be more expensive than others on the market
  • iFit requires a paid subscription after the free trial period
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iFit is a subscription service that provides access to online coaching, live classes, global workouts, and fitness tracking.

Depending on the equipment a person uses, it may also allow coaches to adjust the levels of the equipment to vary the intensity of a person’s workout.

Most NordicTrack machines have smart screens and are compatible with iFit memberships.

Customers purchasing new NordicTrack equipment will receive 30 days of iFit membership for free, but they need a paid subscription to continue accessing its features.

iFit is available in the following plans:

  • Yearly Individual Plan for $180 per year
  • Monthly Family Plan for $39 per month
  • Yearly Family Plan for $396 per year

Learn more about iFit.

NordicTrack treadmills

NordicTrack sells a range of treadmills. Below are a selection of its models.

Learn more about NordicTrack treadmills.

Best for a mid-tier treadmill: Commercial 1750

  • weight capacity: 300 pounds (lb)
  • display: 14-inch (in) HD touchscreen
  • features: automatic trainer control and Runners Flex cushioning that allows people to choose softer or harder running surfaces
  • price: $1,899

The Commercial 1750 has a 14-in HD touchscreen and a premium sound system. It has an incline of -30–15% and has a speed of 0–12 mph.

Best for an incline treadmill: Commercial X22i

  • weight capacity: 300 lb
  • display: 22-in HD touchscreen
  • features: Runner’s Flex cushioning and automatic incline adjustment to suit a person’s heart rate
  • price: $2,999

The Commercial X22i offers similar features to the Commercial 1750. It has a 22-in HD touchscreen that tilts and pivots as well as a premium sound system.

This model has an incline of -5–40%, which the company claims is industry leading, and the treadmill has a speed of 0–12 mph.

Best for a more affordable treadmill: EXP 7i

  • weight capacity: 300 lb
  • display: 7-in HD touchscreen
  • features: FlexSelect cushioning, which can reduce impact on the joints
  • price: $1,099

The EXP 7i is a treadmill more suitable for those who exercise at home. It has a 7-in HD touchscreen, a speed of 0–12 mph, and an incline of 0–12%.

NordicTrack bikes

NordicTrack sells a range of exercise bikes. Below are a section of its models.

Learn more about NordicTrack bikes.

Best for a mid-tier bike: Commercial VU 29

  • weight capacity: 325 lb
  • display: 14-in HD touchscreen
  • features: cushioned seat, 24 digital resistance levels, and ergonomic foot pedals
  • price: $1,299

The Commercial VU 29 features a 14-in smart HD touchscreen with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability and dual, digitally-amplified 2-in speakers. It also has an oversized cushioned seat for added comfort.

Best for an accessible bike: Commercial R35

  • weight capacity: 350 lb
  • display: 14-in HD touchscreen
  • features: 26 digital resistance levels, an oversized lumbar support seat, and horizontal seat adjustment
  • price: $1,499

The Comercial R35 is a recumbent bike, which people may find more accessible. Additional features of this machine include automatic fans and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Learn more about recumbent exercise bikes.

Best for an all-over workout: S22i Studio Cycle

  • weight capacity: 350 lb
  • display: 22-in HD touchscreen
  • features: -10% decline and a 20% incline, 24 digital resistance levels, and AutoAdjust technology
  • price: $1,499

The S22i Studio Cycle comes with two dumbbells and a wide, pivoting HD touchscreen, which may be useful for those interested in different workouts with the same equipment.

NordicTrack ellipticals

NordicTrack offers a variety of elliptical machines. Below are a selection of its models.

Learn more about NordicTrack ellipticals.

Best for smaller spaces: SpaceSaver SE9i

  • weight capacity: 325 lb
  • display: 14-in HD touchscreen
  • features: 24 digital resistance levels, adjustable, cushioned pedals, and foldable design
  • price: $1,699

The SpaceSaver SE9i is a rear-drive machine with an integrated fan and SoftTouch upper body grips.

During workouts, an iFit personal trainer can adjust the resistance and incline of the machine automatically.

Best for a smoother incline: Commercial 14.9

  • weight capacity: 350 lb
  • display: 14-in HD touchscreen
  • features: up to 20% incline, 26 digital resistance levels, and automatic resistance adjustments during trainer-led classes
  • price: $1,999

The Commercial 14.9 is a front-drive machine with auto-adjustable stride, oversized cushion pedals, and oversized levelers.

NordicTrack rower

NordicTrack sells two rowing machines.

Learn more about NordicTrack’s rowing machines.

Best for a space-saving rower: RW600

  • weight capacity: 250 lb
  • display: 10-in HD touchscreen
  • features: 26 digital resistance levels, ergonomic design, and foldable design
  • price: $999

The RW600 has oversized, pivoting pedals with a quick-adjust design. Additionally, people can fold it vertically when not in use to save space.

Best for a higher-end rower: RW900

  • weight capacity: 250 lb
  • display: 22-in rotating HD touchscreen
  • features: 26 digital resistance levels, silent magnetic resistance, 30 onboard workouts, and Bluetooth headphone connectivity
  • Price: $1,599

The RW900 has a rotating HD touchscreen, allowing people to perform workouts with the screen without using the rower.

NordicTrack strength training

NordicTrack sells a variety of strength training equipment, ranging from workout mirrors to dumbbells. Below is a selection of its products.

Best for a fitness mirror: Vault Home Gym

  • display: 32-in rotating HD touchscreen
  • features: all-in-one design featuring storage cabinet, touchscreen, and mirror
  • price: $2,999 for the Complete Vault package and $1,999 for the Standalone option

The Vault comes in two options: Complete, which includes accessories, and Standalone, which comprises the stand-alone mirror. This device has a height of 72 in height and a width of 24 in.

Inside the Complete version are accessories such as kettlebells, dumbbells, resistance bands, and an exercise mat.

Integrated into the 60-in mirror is a touchscreen for accessing the iFit library. The mirrored surface allows users to match their form as closely as possible to that of their chosen personal trainer.

Best for an interactive personal trainer: Fusion CST

  • display: 10-in tablet
  • features: all-in-one strength and cardio trainer and mirror
  • price: $2,495 for the Fusion CST Studio $2,495, $1,999 for the Fusion CST

The Fusion CST comes in two options: Studio, which has a 10-in HD tablet, and Standard, which has a 10-in Portal tablet.

Both options feature 20 levels of resistance, two squat pulleys, and two ankle strap accessories. People can use this personal trainer for cardio and strength exercises.

NordicTrack vs. competitors

The table below compares NordicTrack to several other fitness equipment companies.

CompanyBBB gradeTrustpilot ratingEquipmentMembership price
NordicTrackA+ grade2.5 out of 5 stars• treadmills
• exercise bikes
• rowers
• ellipticals
• strength
starts at $39 per month
PelotonC+ grade4.3 out of 5 stars• treadmills
• exercise bikes
• strength
starts at $12.99 per month
TonalC+ grade4.3 out of 5 starsall-in-one fitness mirror$49 per month
Pro-FormB- grade3.1 out of 5 stars• treadmills
• exercise bikes
• rowers
• ellipticals
• fitness mirrors
• strength
starts at $39 per month
Bowflexno information available2.3 out of 5 stars• exercise bikes
• ellipticals
• home gyms
• weights
• treadmills
$19.99 per month

Health benefits and risks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults should engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise per week. The CDC states that a person should combine this with muscle-strengthening activity on 2 or more days per week.

While exercising outside the home can be difficult, home exercise equipment may help.

Many studies have confirmed the benefits of home exercise systems. Researchers in a 2019 study gave participants NordicTrack equipment to use for 12 weeks. The results showed decreases in weight, fat mass, visceral fat, blood pressure, and resting heart rate.

Attending virtual fitness classes may also be beneficial. A 2017 study found that partaking in group fitness classes could improve physical, mental, and emotional health.

However, using home gym equipment also comes with risks. Research shows that there were more than 70,000 home gym-related injuries between 2007 and 2011, with older adults and children being at higher risk. Treadmills were responsible for 66% of these injuries.


NordicTrack offers a wide range of interactive home gym equipment and has a good reputation in the fitness industry.

Its portfolio includes treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, rowing machines, and home gym sets.

The interactive functionality of its devices is a popular feature, but renewing an iFit membership each year can significantly add to costs. Many competitors offer similar products with comparable features in the same price bracket.