Whether you own a comfortably sized home with a lot of floor space or live in a small apartment, you will value whatever space you have available to you. So, it’s understandable when you are put off investing in an exercise machine for your home because you feel it may steal some of it away and make it feel more claustrophobic. NordicTrack clearly understand this genuine and justified concern of their customers, which is why they have tackled the problem head-on.
They have handled the problem by designing and building variations of their most popular and technologically advanced models with their SpaceSaver design. That means you can get the benefit of innovative and interactive technology that provides you with versatile and customizable workouts that are as intense as they are fine-tuned to your precise needs. To give you a better idea of the real benefit you get from a model like the NordicTrack FreeStride FS9i elliptical trainer, we are going to look at some of its key features before highlighting its pros and cons.
NordicTrack, having been in business since the mid-seventies are more than aware of what customers like you, in the market for exercise machines that will fit into their home setting, are looking for. They have evolved their exercise equipment to meet the changing demands and needs of their customer base.
Take the SpaceSaver option of the FS9i FreeStride as a perfect example. This is the exact same model as the non-SpaceSaver model, with the added foldability. Therefore, you get the benefit of those stunning features for a high intensity workout that won’t put too much pressure on your body in a product that will fold down and out of sight when you don’t need it. Why don’t we look at these features in closer detail?
NordicTrack are not the only brand on the market producing exercise machines that can be folded down. However, there is something eloquently simple about the way they have devised this feature for the products that have it, like the FS9i. Putting the machine away when you are not interested in using it anymore really is child’s play. Although we don’t recommend you allow your child to do it for you, you hopefully get our point.
10-inch Interactive HD Touchscreen to Enjoy the iFit Coach Features
Despite it having a streamlined and foldable design, NordicTrack have really spared no expense or cut corners by giving it a 10-inch interactive touchscreen with high definition quality. This means you can enjoy a wealth of online content, including the more than 16,000 on-demand workouts that are available through the iFit Coach program.
What’s more as these programs are fully interactive, you may get a little shock if we didn’t tell you beforehand that the workouts and trainers can have some control over the settings on your equipment. As and when is necessary to match what you see on the screen, the incline and resistance settings will adjust without you needing to raise a finger at all. This gives you the chance to concentrate fully on your workout.
Fully Adjustable Stride Length
As if the versatility and intensity of the workouts and plans this machine offered you already wasn’t enough, NordicTrack have really pushed things further with the inclusion of the adjustable stride length in its design. It can be adjusted from 0 to 32-inches, which will not only provide you with a more comfortable ride, based on your height, it will also help you to target a full range of muscle groups in your lower body. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, you can just adjust the stride by changing the way you move, and it will match and alter it appropriately.
- 0 to 32-inch adjustable stride option
- iFit Coach ready with a 10-inch HD touchscreen
- Auto Adjustable resistance and incline settings
- May be too expensive for some people
38 On-board Workouts
Yes, it Includes a 1-Year NordicTrack iFit membership (“iFIT experience shown. Internet and WIFI required. iFIT membership activation requires credit card and auto-renews for fee. Cancel at anytime.”)
Yes it has wheels for mobility around the house. And no, it is not foldable
As ever, it will come down to your own personal preference and requirements as to what the best exercise machine is for you. If, though, you are looking for an elliptical trainer that offers you adjustable settings, interactive technology and a space-saving design, the NordicTrack FS9i FreeStride elliptical trainer may be right for you.
Specification: NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i
$2000 – $3000
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10” Smart HD Touchscreen
10-Year Frame, 2 Year Parts, 1-Year Labor
OneTouch® Controls, iFit Bluetooth® Smart Chest Strap Included, Oversized Levelers, Integrated Handle Controls for Ramp and Resistance
58.3 x 29.5 x 73.6 inches
Two 2” Digitally Amplified Speakers, Auxiliary Music Port
-10% to 10% Power Adjustable