NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial Elliptical Review





This is the new version of the NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial elliptical. Like other models in this "Mid-Mech" series it has a center drive resulting in the unit having a fairly compact footprint compared to front and rear drive models.

The equipment has 32 challenging programs to engage your interest and help you achieve your specific fitness goals. Additionally there are 24 digital resistance levels which can be selected to help you burn more calories or tone up.

This elliptical trainer is iFIT enabled. You can access specialized workout programs, track your progress and custom-tailor your training to your specific goals. This feature requires a home-wireless internet connection and subscription to iFIT which is sold separately.

Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, CardioGrip heart rate monitor, back-lit display, workout  cooling fan, iPOD / MP3 connectivity and tablet computer holder.

The machine is covered by a strong warranty which offers a Lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years on all parts and 1 year labor.

It's available at a discounted  price from NordicTrack

Here's a list of the main features:




... compact foot-print

As already stated this elliptical is a center drive design which has a smaller foot-print compared to either a front or rear drive elliptical trainer.

The floor area occupied by the machine is: 54.0" L x 31.5" W and this smaller footprint may be of consideration if you have limited space in which to operate the trainer.






... workout options

The elliptical has 32 built-in workout programs. Each workout has been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to help you get the most out of your workout session. They comprise of:

CALORIE WORKOUTS

INTENSITY WORKOUTS

PERFORMANCE WORKOUTS

These built-in workouts will assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.



... adjustable stride

The stride length can be adjusted in order to suit the user with a range of 18" to 22" in quarter of an inch settings. In situations where there is more than one person using the machine a new setting can be selected in order to meet that individual's stride preference.







... magnetic braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.





... adjustable pedals


This elliptical is equipped with cushioned, adjustable pedals. These ergonomically designed pedals have a textured surface to make them comfortable during use.

The user is able to adjust the heel-to-toe angle of their foot position  in order to provide  greater stability and traction during the workout.







... upper body grips


Upper body grips allow the user to burn more calories and tone the muscle groups in the arms and trunk. These workout arms feature soft touch grips and are able to accommodate any height of user. They fall naturally to hand and remain comfortable throughout the  workout.



... digital resistance levels

This model makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the elliptical's motion.

There are a total of 24 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.







... heart rate monitor

The trainer is also equipped with a "CardioGrip" heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.



... back lit display

The operating console on this elliptical has a control panel incorporating a 5" back-lit display. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to keep an eye on all relevant workout data. The display provides information on the following parameters:

SPEED, TIME, DISTANCE, PULSE and CALORIES BURNED.

Additionally the user is able to monitor their progress on a visual, quarter-mile racetrack graphic.








... iPOD connection

Associated with the audio system on this model is an iPOD compatible music port. The user can simply plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the Interplay Music Port situated on the control panel. Enjoy listening to your favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.



... iFIT enabled

This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT module already built into the elliptical. In essence this feature forms a wireless connection between the internet and the elliptical.

The iFIT feature lets you access specialized workout programs, customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection and membership to iFIT.com which is sold separately.






... cooling fan

A vigorous workout can leave you hot and uncomfortable, but this model provides the perfect solution with an integrated workout cooling fan. The console mounted "AutoBreeze" workout fan has two speeds and is operated from a button on the control panel.



... tablet computer holder

This elliptical includes a tablet computer holder which is attached to  the control console and has been  designed for use with most full-size tablets. The holder keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.






… warranty details

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial elliptical trainer is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years parts and 1 year labor.



Features:

  • Center Drive Design
  • 32 Workout Programs
  • 24 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Adjustable Stride Length
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • "OneTouch" Controls
  • Back-Lit Display
  • iFIT Enabled
  • "CardioGrip" Heart Rate Monitor
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Tablet Computer Holder
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Workout Cooling Fan
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Transport Wheels




Specifications:

  • Footprint: 54.0" L x 31.5" W x 64.25" H
  • Stride Length: 18" to 22"
  • Flywheel: 23 lbs
  • Max User Weight: 350 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (3 yrs)

                         Labor: (1 yr)



$999 - NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial







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I purchased this after 2 recent knee replacement surgeries. So far I’ve worked up to 20 minutes and no stress on the knees!

It was easy to put together, the only regret is that I didn’t pay extra to have the delivery guys bring it to the basement when it arrived (wish it were included in the delivery).

I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting or needing a low impact exercise machine that is very quiet.





This is a top quality machine. It does so much more than I imagined it would. Love it.

I can’t get the heart monitor to work properly, but that is minor to me.





Nice machine, the variable stride is a must for serious workouts.

Easy enough to assemble, maybe 2 1/2 hrs total.

Wish this had a Color Monitor to use with the iFit program, but it’s not a must have.





Unit is solid, quiet and smooth. Everything our old elliptical was not.

Did not purchase the iFit service but can see where it would be a neat feature.

We actually enjoy using this machine.





We are extremely pleased with quality of the commercial ACT elliptical.

The material grade and hardware are heavy duty; and the unit is well manufactured and designed.

We look forward to many years of using our new elliptical. Dave