It is not always easy to find the time or inclination to work out. Even if you have been something of a gym bunny in the past, if your busy working and social life has got in the way, you may be out of the habit. Of course, you could take yourself out for a job, run or a cycle before or after work, but this can just feel like a lot of hassle without any real rewards.
Have you thought about investing in a piece of gym equipment designed for use in a residential setting? Perhaps you have and again, are apprehensive, because you’ve never had a good enough experience with these types of machines to justify their often-high ticket price. If this is where you are at the moment in life, it may be time to reconsider your thoughts and take a close look at what the C 12.9 elliptical trainer from NordicTrack has to offer.
NordicTrack are one of the world’s leading brands in the home exercise equipment market. The company has worked hard since its inception in 1975 to maintain its position. It has done this by always being committed to giving the customer what they need. Designing innovative and comfortable equipment that is interactive and intuitive.
These are all words that could be used to describe the C 12.9 elliptical trainer, as it’s the perfect example of what NordicTrack do so well. It is on the pricey side, but for the cost you get so many great features, we aren’t going to be able to fit them all into this review. Let’s look at some of the most important.
7-inch High Definition Smart Touchscreen Display Monitor
With the iFit Coach membership this is designed to be used with, the 7-inch touchscreen display really gives your workouts a new dimension. As well as using it in the traditional sense to track various workout metrics in real time, you can also use it to watch and engage in some exhilarating workouts led by some of the world’s best personal trainers filmed in some of the most beautiful locations.
Fun and interactive, who said working out at home would be boring? What’s more, with the iFit tech, the coach leading you through your workout can actually control the incline on your machine. As they describe a change in the incline, your machine will adjust itself, intensifying or calming your workout, depending on what stage in it you are at.
Adjustable Stride for Greater Comfort Working Out and Targeting Specific Muscles
It’s not just the incline that can be adjusted. As is the case with a lot of ellipticals, not just from NordicTrack, but other companies too, you can adjust the stride length. Although you can only make a slight adjustment between 17 and 19-inches, it is still enough to help diversify your workouts with regards to the muscle groups you target. When combined with the adjustable resistance levels, you can really focus on particular areas of your legs.
Upper Body Grips That Can Be Set to Different Positions
As if that wasn’t enough customization options as it was, you can also set the upper body grips into a variety of different positions. This can not only help you feel more comfortable while working out but is another way you can target specific upper body muscles to have a more complete and full body workout rather than just putting your legs through their paces.
- Adjustable stride, incline, resistance and upper body grips
- iFit Live control features
- Crisp 7-inch touchscreen display
- Upper body grips could be made to a better quality
Buyers report that it is easy to assembly even though it has many parts. If you don’t want to be bothered with assembly, you can always buy an assembly service
Above 7 1/2 feet
The C 12.9 elliptical trainer, in our humble opinion, is another great example of what NordicTrack is really good at doing. It is a responsive, interactive and technologically advanced exercise tool that gives you a wide range of customizable features. From the upper body grips to the stride length and resistance level, there is not a lot you don’t have some control over. What’s more, the construction of this piece of kit is second-to-none. With the exception of the upper grips which could be improved, this is a reliable and well-thought-out machine.
Specification: NordicTrack NTEL71218 Commercial 12.9,Gray