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Monday, July 27, 2009

NordicTrack T7 SI Treadmill Review - Best Fitness Programs

Hello Readers,

I’m going to try a different way of doing this for my NordicTrack T7 SI Treadmill Review. Instead of editorializing I’m going to make this more of a presentation. I’ll skip my life story and I’ll just stick with the facts. NordicTrack is subsidiary of Icon Fitness. Icon Fitness is the man behind the curtain for many treadmill brands including ProForm, Gold’s Gym, and Weslo. I’m not a huge fan of all if Icon Fitness’ brands, namely Proform and Weslo, but NordicTrack Treadmills are generally of much better quality. Let’s take a look at the NordicTrack T7 Treadmill.

2.5 Continuous Duty Horsepower
The NordicTrack T7 Treadmill has one of the most powerful motors in this price range. The stronger the motor, the longer the motor is going to last. Even if the motor is covered under a lifetime warranty, it’s still a good idea to buy a treadmill motor that won’t poop out on you because it takes a few days to get a treadmill tech out and fix a treadmill. All that down time can disrupt a regular routine!

20” x 55” Running Area
There are other treadmills with running areas identical to the NordicTrack T7 Treadmill, which means the NordicTrack T7 Treadmill comes up average. Other common running area sizes in this price range are 18” x 60” and 20” x 52”. If running area is a huge concern for you do some research and find a treadmill with a running area that suits your personal tastes.

Innovative Feature: DuraStride Adjustable Cushioning
This is a particularly unique and innovative feature. Users can adjust the firmness of the treadmill deck to suit personal needs. If you’re training for a marathon the treadmill deck can be adjusted to more accurately reflect the conditions of a race. My hat is off to your for this one NordicTrack!

12 Programs
Another strongpoint of the NordicTrack T7 SI Treadmill is programs. Way too often a treadmill manufacturer neglects to add challenging and diverse program sets. I’m glad to say NordicTrack has not neglected to add a wide range of fitness programs to help users achieve results as fast as possible.

If the built in programs are not enough, users can purchase ifit cards that provide audio coaching from well known fitness professionals including Jillian Michaels. It’s like being on the Biggest Loser without losing your privacy!

NordicTrack offers some ridiculous amount of coverage on the motor and frame just like every other treadmill manufacturer. Truth is, treadmill buyers should pay attention to the parts and labor warranty. Parts and labor are covered for a full year and that’s just about all you can ask for in a treadmill that costs less than a $1000. There’s an extended warranty available for about $90 at checkout.

Final Analysis: 4 stars out of 5
The NordicTrack T7 Treadmill is not the best treadmill out there, but it’s still a good treadmill. It stays about even with most treadmills in this price range but blows every other treadmill out of the water when it comes to programs. The exclusive ifit training option is an excellent feature and enables users to train with famous fitness experts like Jillian Michaels without going on or watching a reality show!

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