NordicTrack Commercial 2250
Treadmill Review




Combining the latest in technological features to both engage and stimulate with tried and tested engineering to ensure reliable operation. The NordicTrack Commercial 2250 has a mighty 4.2 CHP motor driving a 22" x 60" tread belt. The "Runners Flex" Adjustable Cushioning system has been designed specifically to reduce the impact on joints. 

The console incorporates a 10" full color touch screen powered by Android. This attractive display allows you to navigate through workout stats and options with the swipe of a finger. You can quickly view your total distance, workout pace, speed, incline/decline and total time on the large, easy-to-read display.

Additionally there is provision for an iPOD to be connected to the inbuilt, twin 3" speakers so that you can enjoy your favorite music.

The most unusual feature of this treadmill is the iFIT feature. This innovative feature provides internet connectivity, allowing you to experience trails all over the world and watch your progress on the display map. The iFIT technology automatically adjusts your incline to simulate the physical characteristics of the terrain.

Other features include the ability to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online. It should be noted, however that the iFIT feature requires a home wireless internet connection and membership to IFIT which is sold separately.

One of the most surprising features is the ability to decline the running deck. This feature is usually only found on more expensive treadmills and has the benefit of activating different muscles by walking at a decline. This is claimed to burn more calories than walking on a flat surface and stimulate more muscle for faster results.

This model is underwritten by a Lifetime warranty on the Motor, Frame, and Deck with 5 yrs cover on all other parts (including electronics) and 2 yrs labor warranty.

It's on sale at a discounted price from NordicTrack

Here are the main features:




... touch screen display

This treadmill features an iFIT Tablet screen with an Android powered web browser. This innovative feature brings the whole treadmill experience bang up to date by enabling the user to get online while indulging in an exhilarating workout.

The iFIT Tablet comprises of a 10" full color touch screen incorporating an Android based web browser. This enables the user to connect to their home's wireless internet network and check their email, surf the web or keep up to date with their social networking activities.

The iFIT Tablet also acts as a normal display screen so that the user can check their workout data just like on a conventional treadmill. But the iFIT Tablet is a touch screen so that the user can navigate through menus and pull up information such as speed, time, distance, incline, decline, calories burned, pulse with a swipe of the finger.

The iFIT Tablet interface works with iFIT to enable the user to enjoy the experience of watching their workout progress in real time via the Google Maps Street View technology.



 


... iFIT ready

This treadmill is iFIT ready. In essence iFIT is a wireless internet connection to the treadmill, but there is a lot more to this technology than that. iFIT adds extra functionality, entertains and engages your interest by opening up a whole new set of workout experiences.

Using the data provided by Google Maps, iFIT allows the user to recreate any route they choose with the treadmill's computer automatically adjusting the incline up and down in order to simulate the actual terrain. You have the choice of selecting a pre-planed program or draw a map anywhere on the globe.

iFIT also gives you the opportunity to train with fitness coach Jillian Michaels. If you are trying to burn calories and lose weight Jillian's voice will spur you on, offering encouragement every step of the way!

Another benefit of iFIT is that new workouts are automatically downloaded to the treadmill every day during an 8-week program. These workouts take control of the treadmill, automatically adjusting the speed and incline to provide new challenges to keep you motivated.

Other features include the ability to track your nutrition and other activities, train for a race, lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle with the online food and activity log available at iFIT.com. You can even race against other iFIT members and compare your time with people from around the world!

It should be noted that the iFIT features listed require iFIT membership which is sold separately.




... achieve your goals

The Set-A-Goal Workout Center feature allows you to make your workouts your own. By simply selecting your time, calorie and distance preferences the treadmill automatically creates a workout which is individually tailored to you. By using the Goal Workout Center you can reach your personal goals while fitting the workout into your individual schedule, instead of the other way around.




... HD video trails

Using the medium of high definition videos you are able to add  visual excitement and engage more fully in your workout. The treadmill has videos of trails in Hawaii where you will be accompanied by a personal trainer in your own virtual world.

The trainer will highlight points of interest as you jog through this beautiful landscape as well as providing coaching advice and tips.

Incredibly, as you navigate the routes through these stunning landscapes the treadmill's running deck will incline and decline to match the actual topography. You are thus able to experience walking some of the most beautiful treks in the world.

  
 

 


… drive motor

At the heart of this treadmill there is a 4.2 CHP DurX Motor that produces a prodigious amount of power. This commercial-grade motor has high grade wiring, insulation and a cut off switch. The motor uses high quality commercial bearings and brushes that allows you to exercise for longer periods of time without problems.

The unit is also dynamically spin balanced and extensively tested, making it ultra smooth and quiet in operation. With ample power, this motor responds quickly to hill climbs or intervals. It can also withstand long workouts, such as distance training.



... workout programs

Achieving your fitness goals with a treadmill requires motivation and having a variety of preset programs. This treadmill scores here with 40 in-built workout programs.

Each one of these have been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and automatically adjust the incline and speed of the treadmill. The workouts focus on calorie-burning, incline, speed or intensity goals.

The treadmill has 10 preset iFIT Workouts that offer training programs delivered by Jillian Michaels, event training and a goal-setting center.



... auto cooling fan

This model is equipped with a workout cooling fan. The 8" "AutoBreeze" unit automatically changes airflow to match your workout speed. If you prefer a definite setting, just select low, medium or high. This innovative technology will help you stay cool, during your most vigorous workout.





…heart rate monitor

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

Monitoring your heart rate ensures that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. You can get a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.

The heart rate monitor can also be used with a wireless heart rate monitor connection via a Polar Wireless chest strap which is included.




… speed adjustment

This model comes equipped with 1-Touch control. Instead of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch system allows you to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between 0 - 12 MPH with the single touch of a button. You can decrease your speed immediately when you need a rest, or increase it instantly for a challenging workout.



… adjustable cushioning

In order to address the problems associated with the constant impact that joints receive whilst running this treadmill utilizes it's proprietary "Runners Flex" adjustable cushioning. This unique cushioning system has been designed to reduce impact on joints.

The suspension can be enabled to provide cushioning along the whole length of the running deck for maximum comfort or disabled to simulate running on the road or track.





… 0 - 15 % incline

1-Touch control technology is used on this treadmill in order to change the incline with the single touch of a button instead of tediously scrolling through options as you would with traditional incline controls. The incline can be adjusted between 0 % up to 15 % of grade.



… 0 - 3 % decline

This model also has a decline feature. Usually only available on more expensive treadmills the deck is able to decline from level down to a - 3 % decline. This feature allows you to activate different muscles for faster results by walking at a decline. walking on a decline will enable you to burn more calories than walking on a flat surface and stimulate more muscle for faster results.




... iPOD connection

The treadmill features a universal iPOD dock. This enables the user to hook their iPOD up to the treadmill and be entertained and motivated throughout their workout with their favorite music via the built-in, twin, 3" speakers.






... strong deck

With a 400 lbs. weight-capacity this treadmill has the strength and durability you should expect from a mid range treadmill. Built to support the toughest of workouts, this robust deck is built to last.



... precision rollers

The rollers that support the tread belt are a critical but often under engineered component of a treadmill. The 3.0" rollers fitted to this model are high-quality, aircraft-spec bearings, which are sealed inside roller housings, engineered to a high-tolerance, from machined steel.

The rollers are dynamically balanced in two planes, giving it the smoothest, quietest and longest performance possible. The rollers are also coated in "E-coat", which effectively eliminates the problem of static buildup during operation.



 ... space saving design

This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into a near upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.

In order to assist with folding the treadmill into it's storage position there is a powerful shock that will help lift the deck with an easy push.




 


… warranty details

The treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the motor, frame, and deck with 5 years on all other parts (including electronics) and 2 yrs labor warranty.




Features:  

  • Commercial Pro Motor
  • Runners Flex Cushioning
  • 40 Built-in Workout Programs
  • iFIT Enabled
  • Set a Goal Workout Center
  • 10" Color Touch-Screen Display
  • HD Video Workouts
  • Incline & Decline Training
  • 1 - Touch Speed Adjustment
  • 1 - Touch Incline Adjustment
  • Commercial Tread Belt
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
  • Dual Grip Heart Rate Monitor
  • 3" Precision Machined Rollers
  • 8" AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Compatible Audio Port for iPOD
  • Safety Key with Lanyard
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design


Specifications:

  • Motor: 4.2 CHP
  • Belt size: 22'' x 60''
  • Rollers: 3''
  • Speed: 0 - 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 - 15 %
  • Decline: 0 - 3 %
  • User Weight: 400 lb
  • Folding: YES
  • Footprint: 81.2" L X 36.6" W X 72.2" H  
  • Warranty: Lifetime Frame, Motor, Deck

                  5 yrs Parts & Electronics

                         2 yrs Labor          



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