Many people probably remember 20 years ago when a company called NordicTrack introduced exercise equipment that would allow those who wanted to get fit to simulate the motion of skiing in their living rooms. The NordicTrack skier became a very popular way to get fit.
In the 1990s, NordicTrack started developing other types of fitness equipment and found another niche with their treadmills. The company’s ability to make state-of-the-art, comfortable-to-use machines has made it one of the biggest names in exercise equipment.
A good cardio workout is well known to be the main ingredient in a successful weight loss program. A treadmill workout is guaranteed to get your heart rate up and your muscles working. NordicTrack has over a dozen different treadmill models to choose from. If you’re on a budget, you can get one for under $700. If money is no object and you want the best exercise experience you can get, there are models with every possible feature imaginable for around $5,000.
Some of the more affordable NordicTrack treadmills include the Fuel FT94. It comes with five preset workouts and allows you to input two workouts that you design yourself. It can incline to 10 different levels and has 10 buttons that control the speed of the treadmill and the amount of incline. The NordicTrack T7 SI treadmill has a customizable cushioning system to reduce shock. It comes with 12 workouts designed by a certified personal trainer. Training cards plug into the console and automatically adjust incline and speed while the trainer’s voice guides you through your workout. Both treadmills have a 2.25 horsepower motor.
NordicTrack has a series of treadmills that have a “reflex” damping system. One of those models is the NordicTrack Reflex SR. The system has even more cushioning than other models to absorb shock as you run. This model comes with 20 personal trainer workouts and allows you to create four of your own workouts. An interesting feature of the treadmill is the weight input function. Enter your weight into the treadmill computer and it will calculate how many calories you are burning. It also comes equipped with an easy-to-use heart rate monitor.
The NordicTrack Perspective treadmill has “QuickSpeed” buttons to easily change speed and incline settings. Like other NordicTrack treadmill models, the Perspective comes with a built-in TV and speakers. In addition to watching TV while you exercise, this option allows you to track your workout through displays on the TV screen. This model folds up to easily fit under your bed.
If you like to run uphill, the NordicTrack Incline Trainer X3 Interactive is the treadmill for you. You can tilt from 0 to 40 degrees and work all your leg muscles. If you are a hiker or a climber, this is a great feature. It comes with nine built-in climbing workouts. Due to the steep climb feature, this treadmill has a larger 2.8hp motor so that even on the steepest incline it will reach speeds of 10mph. It also includes a heart rate monitor and damping system. This treadmill also has an iPod dock.