NordicTrack® ASR 1000 Elliptical Review

You really have a great deal with NordicTrack® ASR 1000 Elliptical that offers a lot of fun for your every workout in a very durable and commercial structure and design. You will never feel like you are having a hard time losing some weight with the Game and Train features which consists of games like Calorie Destroyer™, Fat Blocker™, Black Jack and Texas Hold ‘Em. You can make every game easier if you work hard on your workout. The ClearView™ Backlit Console will also make you feel like you are having your work out in a sophisticated gym with its easy to read display that has a large viewing angle, perfect for any user at any height. It allows you to see your time, speed, distance, resistance, pulse and calories burned.


How would you like to loose weight in a matter of only 8 weeks? Well, with NordicTrack® ASR 1000 Elliptical, you can achieve results in a short time with the iFIT® Workout Card Technology that you can plug straight in the console and automatically adjust your speed and incline and gives you instructions like a personal trainer. Other fun features include Interplay™ Universal iPod® Dock, 30° StrideMax™ Power Incline™ Ramp, and a very durable construction. Comes with 24 different workout programs which include 20 Personal Trainer workouts, 2 Weight Loss workouts, and 2 Create & Save workouts; you can experience club-like feeling and quality right in the comfort of your home with NordicTrack® ASR 1000 Elliptical. We are updating the review to this product. It has selected as the best treadmills based on customer compensation, stability, specialties and cost. Treadmills are among the most famous pieces of cardio fitness machine for both gym and house use but buying a treadmill is a big commitment, so we hope our rankings, reports and tools will help you get the ideal match. Please also visit our Best Buy Treadmill and Best Buy Elliptical pages for our current recommendations. Thank you! Good points: Front drive wheel makes this elliptical especially smooth 30 degree ramp Lots of workout programs and iFit card iPod compatible Fitness games to help you burn calories Bad points: Product says commercial quality but weight capacity is only 275 lb so be suspicious This model has been around for a while (could be pro or con depending on how you look at it) Comments: The clearance price of is attractive and buying it would not be a mistake though it is up against some stiff competition that have similar offerings at similar prices. It would be wise to take a look at our other recommendations first even if you’ve already set your sights on this elliptical. UPDATE: On August 11th, 2009, this elliptical was further discounted to instead of at the time of review. If you’ve been thinking about buying this elliptical for a long time, there’s no better time to buy now.


Long and wide comfortable belt at 20″x60″ iFit enabled Above average sound system Not that many preprogrammed workouts Would have liked to see an even more powerful motor given the belt area and the max incline and speeds of this treadmill The Nordictrack T9 ci is a slight improvement over the Nordictrack T7 si with a longer belt, stronger motor and higher max incline and speeds. One of the improvement is the improved built in sound system. Unfortunately, Nordictrack decided to include 4 fewer workout programs in the T9 ci which is acceptable if you’re willing to shell out a few more dollars to buy iFit cards to make use of the iFit technology. If you’ve been eyeing the slightly less expensive Norditrack T7 si, you might want to take a look at the T9 ci for the improvements listed above.

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill is built to entertain and keep runners busy while they are training. It features a built-in television, Runners Flex cushioning, and a touch screen that is in full color and can connect online. Television – This is an integrated 15-inch high-definition television that is mounted on top of the touch screen tablet so that it is eye level to the runner and does not distract them. It can play sports, shows, and movies. Cushioning – The Runners Flex program allows runners to adjust the cushioning of the deck according to their preference. The cushion absorbs impact from the runner and decreases the pressure on the joints when it is switched on. When switched off, the cushion becomes locked and provides a road-like platform. The tread belt is 22-inch x 60-inch and which helps in reducing noise and friction during a workout. Trainers’ Tablet – A 10-inch full color touch tablet and powered by Android giving access to workout stats, e-mail, online browsing, sports, social networks, and HD Video Workouts. Runners can sign up for the interactive training program by iFit technology which designs trails by Trainer Jillian Michaels, tracked by Google Maps, provides HD video of the area of the trail, automatic tracking, and competition with friends. Runners can also customize their workouts. Strong Points TV treadmills might be making a comeback and the Nordictrack Commercial 2950 leads the way here with a 15″ integrated TV 22″ * 60″ belt paired with a more than adequate 4.2 CHP motor Comes with the ability to adjust your cushioning to match the outdoor environment which is perfect for those people who find running on a treadmill too easy compared to running outside. A 6-year parts and 3-year labor warranty is a noticeable improvement over the 5-year parts and 2-year labor warranty for similarly priced products of yesteryear Decline option, 10″ touchscreen web browser, big 3″ rollers, included wireless chest strap and a 400 lb weight capacity round out the strengths of the Nordictrack Commercial 2950 Weak Points A little on the expensive side even during sale periods Unclear as to how sturdy the machine is as the weight of the treadmill is not stated iFit membership not included To put it simply, the Nordictrack Commercial 2950 is one impressive treadmill! Looking at the treadmills back just 3 or 4 years ago, you would be hard pressed to find a treadmill that is as well-equipped as the Commercial 2950 at any price. Pretty much all of the features we’ve listed in the “Strong Points” section above were premium features back a few years ago. To find such an impressive feature list ALL within a single treadmill is really saying something. All the praise aside, it is the year 2013 and I can’t help but feel the price could still be a bit more competitive. This is only because it’s the year 2013 and thus our expectations are much higher than in previous years. If we saw a treadmill identical to this back in 2010 at this price, we would be head over heels ecstatic.

Loren Lillian
 

Loren Lillian is a passionate Certified Personal Trainer and a motivator. She is helping his clients to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.