Are you looking for a high-tech piece of exercise equipment you can use in the comfort of your own home, to allow you the chance to workout in your free time without it interfering with your social and work calendar? You should consider the NordicTrack Elite 12.7 elliptical trainer. We know that residential exercise machines often have a bit of a bad reputation.
Often it is just that they don’t really live up to the promise of that like-gym workout experience. For others it is often the fact that many are designed in such a way that assembly is quite a challenging prospect. The great news is that on both fronts, the Elite 12.7 elliptical succeeds where others have failed.
NordicTrack are obviously a big name in the world of exercise machines and their longevity and experience in the industry is fully on display in this piece of equipment. Not only have they made sure it is incredibly easy to construct, for even those reading this who have allergic reactions to anything “flatpack”, but they have incorporated various adjustable settings that mean it will not only offer you a tough (or easy going) challenge, but one to rival commercial-standard equipment.
As is standard with all NordicTrack machines these days, it also comes with iFit compatibility, meaning that if you are feeling lonely or lacking in motivation to work out at home, you can access a plethora of on demand workouts and challenges set by some of the world’s best personal trainers and fitness experts. Let’s look at some of the key features that make the Elite 12.7 so great.
Power Adjustable Stride and 20 Digital Resistance Levels
If it’s versatility and a real challenge you are after, look no further than the Elite 12.7 elliptical. From the moment you step onto its comfortably cushioned and oversized pedals, it will really put you through your paces, if you want it to. The stride can be adjusted to provide a full lower body workout, because whether you run at a full and wide stride length or a short and tight one, you will be able to target different muscle groups up and down your legs.
To make you work even harder, you get the benefit of 26 adjustable resistance levels that, as you move up from 1 to 26, are more grueling than the last. Alongside these great features, there is also the 35 workout apps, so there is no real reason to ever feel bored or unmotivated with this machine.
Quick and Easy Snap Assembly
One of the most off-putting things about ordering an exercise machine, especially from an online store like Amazon is it arriving in several bits. There is nothing quite as anti-climactic, when you have excitement building up and that real fire in your belly to succeed, than a box with several complicated looking pieces.
Many elliptical trainers and other pieces of at home exercise equipment often seem like they were designed to provide as much of a challenge of your brain putting them together than they are for your body. The great news is, however, that is not the case with the Elite 12.7 elliptical. This has been constructed in such a way that a quick and simple snap-together style assembly is all that’s required. It really is like child’s play.
- Snap-together assembly
- Adjustable stride and resistance settings
- iFit enabled and 7-inch web-enabled touchscreen (color)
- Many customers have experienced frustrating issues with the touchscreen monitor and iFit connectivity
- The fan is not fully adjustable and seems to be directed towards the waistline of most users
Many buyers talk about it being quite sturdy, like a commercial grade elliptical
It is advertised that the assembly is very quick, about half the time than other similar cross trainer models
No, this one is not foldable
If there was one issue, we would raise regarding the Elite 12.7 is that for its price tag, it really could have more cutting-edge tech. Having said that, we feel that given NordicTrack have an excellent track record when it comes to designing and building reliable and durable machines, it is still definitely worth spending a little more on.
Although lacking in some modern tech, you still get the benefit of a heavyweight 32lb flyweight that offers smooth and silent operation, and a plethora of adjustable settings and workouts to keep you working hard on your fitness.
Specification: Nordic Track Elite 12.7 Elliptical Trainer
$1000 – $1500
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
7" Web-Enabled Color Touchscreen
10-Year Frame, 2 Year Parts, 1-Year Labor
Heart Rate Monitor, 20° Target Toning Power Ramp, Oversized, Cushioned Pedals, Water Bottle Holder, Snap Assembly, Front-Mounted Transport Wheel, iFit® Enabled
80.25 x 25.7 x 64.43 inches
|Heart Rate Monitoring|
Wireless Chest Strap