NordicTrack Elite Commercial Elliptical – Not Truly Commercial, But Not a Bad Deal
The NordicTrack Elite Commercial elliptical, which has been discontinued, is now sold at a deep discount. This unit isn’t truly commercial quality but it can power home users through years of effective low-impact workouts. The 19.5” stride is comfortable for people of most heights and the machine can accommodate up to 350 pounds. Other highlights include 16 personal trainer programs and built-in iFit workout card technology.
We first gave this model a not-so-favorable review when the price was high. The current $1299 price makes a lot more sense than the initial $2499 MSRP. NordicTrack is pretty consistently a four-star brand; people willing to spend something like $2499 should check out Precor (the cream of the crop) instead.
of the Elite Commercial Elliptical (A Discontinued NordicTrack Crosstrainer)
Plenty of fine elliptical machines are discontinued. Usually manufacturers are simply making room for machinery with newer technology. The NordicTrack Elite Commercial elliptical has some great features like 1-Touch™ Resistance, which lets trainees easily scroll through 16 resistance levels, and wireless heart rate monitoring to help optimize workouts.
Sixteen personal trainer programs are included and those who use the iFit® Workout Card get additional workouts featuring the voice of a personal trainer for guidance and encouragement. The full sales sheet include:
- 19.5″ stride
- Power incline
- Upper body workout bars
- 16 resistance levels
- 16 personal trainer programs
- 2 learning programs
- iFit® workout card reader
- Wireless heart rate monitor
- Front flywheel
- 350-lb. capacity
- Warranty: Lifetime on frame; 3 years on parts; 1 year labor
Popular Opinion of the Elite Elliptical
It’s not all that “elite” and isn’t “commercial,” so this elliptical machine initially got negative reviews. Customers understandably expected more than they got. Now that the price has seriously dropped, reviews are more positive and customers regard this model as a good value. People especially like the 19.5” stride, reporting that it feels natural and lets them quickly tone the larger lower-body muscle groups.
The iFit® personal trainer workouts are also a big hit. These are experienced as highly motivating and a good value. For as little as $5 each trainees can buy iFit workout cards that include 24 workouts for eight weeks of personalized training. Just like the programs that are already built into the machine, the iFit card workouts automatically adjust the Elite Elliptical trainer’s speed and incline to help people meet specific fitness goals. These cards are designed for training at three fitness levels from beginner to advanced.
Our Overall Review
Now available at a reasonable price, the NordicTrack Elite Commercial is a great buy. Remember though that is isn’t actually a commercial trainer. That just means that it’s not intended for six or eight hours of daily use in a busy gym. If you want a reliable elliptical trainer for in-home use, this is a smart choice.