Over the last couple of decades, the at home exercise market has really evolved and expanded. Whereas in the past machines designed to give you a workout experience in the comfort of your own home that was supposed to rival the experience you would have at the gym, were somewhat lacking. To make them viable for using in a residential setting, there were often too many sacrifices and compromises made.
They were never nearly as reliable, effective or even as robust as their commercial counterparts. However, as demand continued to increase for gym equipment designed for the home and the market kept experiencing growth, companies started to develop higher quality machinery. Equipment that blurred the line between what was a commercial elliptical, treadmill or stepper and what was one designed for home use. The evolution can be noted with the A.C.T Commercial elliptical. Why should you consider this tool for your daily workouts?
It’s fair to say that NordicTrack has a reputation that proceeds them. Their equipment is not only well known for being designed to an incredibly high standard in terms of versatility, reliability, durability, and functionality. They also try to incorporate as many high-tech advancements in every new model that they possibly can.
Although it is not the most advanced of their releases, for a model that sits at the price point of just below a cool, crisp grand, there is a lot to marvel at with the A.C.T. Commercial elliptical trainer. Don’t be put off by the word commercial in its name as it is most definitely built for at-home use. The commercial tag is to show it offers the same kind of experience you would expect at the gym, within the confines of your home.
When you are comfortable you can work out more easily. With the A.C.T. Commercial elliptical trainer, NordicTrack have designed and constructed fully cushioned and adjustable pedals that will always give your feet something sturdy and stable to press down on, while the upper body grips have soft and ergonomically designed covers to provide support.
Easy to Store Away
Unlike many older models of exercise machines, the A.C.T. Commercial trainer has transport wheels mounted at the front to help make storing it away an easy job. Therefore, when you are not using it, you can simply wheel it into another room or the corner out of the way, so you are not having to navigate around your home like it was an assault course. Something that many people used to have to do in the past.
Smooth and Quiet Operation
One thing that NordicTrack has ensured is very much in place in this model is the 10kg, heavy-duty flywheel that has been enhanced with inertia-driven movement for a very smooth and quiet operation. Therefore, even if you live above neighbors and directly next door to neighbors, you don’t need to worry about disturbing them if you are working out early in the morning or late at night.
Despite it not having quite the same degree of customization as other models, the A.C.T. Commercial elliptical trainer does offer some degree of versatility and programmable settings. As well as an adjustable stride that can be set between 18 and 22-inches, to match your own requirements for a more comfortable experience or to help you target specific muscle groups, you can also adjust the resistance digitally at the touch of a button through 24 exhausting and challenging levels.
If that wasn’t enough, there are also 32 selectable workout programs that you can follow to push your abilities and muscles to their limit and beyond.
- Transport wheels mounted to the front for easier storage and movement
- Adjustable resistance, stride and selectable pre-installed workouts
- Adjustable, cushioned pedals and soft grip handles
- Lacking in the options others at similar prices offer
- The 5 inches display could be considered small for some users
Only for Mainland UK at Nordictrack UK Website
Yes, the A.C.T has front wheels for moving around, along with a space-saving design which makes it very compact
You need to ask yourself really when buying a piece of at-home gym equipment like this, what you want from it. Are you looking to constantly push yourself and to evolve your workouts over time or are you just looking for a reliable tool to help you get your 20 to 60 minutes worth of workout each day in? The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial elliptical trainer may suit the latter more than the former.
Specification: Nordic Track Unisex’s A.C.T. Commercial Elliptical Cross Trainer, Black, adults
$1000 – $1500, $500 – $1000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
5 Years Frame, 2 Years Parts and Labour, subject to registration within 28 days of purchase
iFit Bluetooth – 1 Year Membership Included, Integrated Tablet Holder, Front-Mounted Transport Wheels, Adjustable Oversized Cushion Pedals
65 x 31 x 64 inches
Two 2” Digitally-amplified Speakers, Auxiliary Music Port
|Heart Rate Monitoring|
EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
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