NordicTrack E 11.9 Elliptical Trainer Review

The NordicTrack E 11.9 elliptical allows easy targeting of specific muscle groups with an adjustable power ramp and pedals with selectable toe-to-heel angle.

The NordicTrack E 11.9 elliptical is a mid range, front drive machine which features power ramp technology. By adjusting the incline from a button on the console the shape of the stride is altered allowing the user to concentrate on developing one or more specific muscle groups.

The elliptical 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 from a button on the control console to help you burn more calories or tone up.

Other highlights include: web enabled touch screen, Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, heart rate monitor (with wireless chest strap), an automatic workout fan, tablet computer holder and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

This elliptical trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. This facility allows you to customize your workout, track your progress and receive workout downloads. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and subscription to

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.

Here’s a list of the main features:

… workout options

The model 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.

These workouts comprise of 11 Calorie, 11 Intensity and 10 Performance programs to assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.

… 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.
… power ramp

Another innovative feature of this trainer is the “Power Ramp”. The elevation of the ramp can be adjusted between the values of 0 % to 20 % directly from a button on the control panel.

Depending upon the amount of elevation selected there is a corresponding change in the motion of the elliptical which enables different muscle groups to be engaged.

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

… adjustable pedals

This elliptical is equipped with textured, adjustable pedals. These ergonomically designed pedals have a ribbed 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.

web enabled screen

The console on this elliptical has a web enabled, touch-screen display. You are able to view your workout stats, or view your favorite websites on the 7-inch full-color touch screen.

Many people like to be entertained during their workout as they realize that this will inevitably increase their time on the machine and so increase the calories that they burn.

The user is able to navigate their workout stats with a touch of a finger or go online to check email, or  participate in social networking.

… 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.

Also included is a wireless chest strap which transmits your heart rate data continuously to the display without any need to touch the heart rate sensors on 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.

… iFIT enabled

This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built into the console. This feature provides the following benefits:

  • MAP: Exercise anywhere in the world with Google Maps
  • TRAIN: Download workouts to help with your fitness goals
  • COMPETE: Compare progress to others in the iFIT community.
  • TRACK: Upload your workout data to monitor your progress.
  • GOAL: Set Calorie, Time or Distance goals for your workouts.
  • VIDEO: Watch high definition videos with simulated workouts.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Download sets of weight-loss workouts.

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

… auto 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 fan has a low, high and auto setting. When the auto setting is selected the speed of the fan will automatically adjust itself to the speed of your pedaling.

The console mounted fan is operated from a button on the control panel and helps to keep you to keep cool during the most vigorous workout.

… 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 without being encumbered with earphone cords.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack E 11.9 elliptical trainer is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 3 years parts and 1 year labor.


  • 32 Workout Programs
  • 24 Digital Resistance Levels
  • Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • Intensity Stride Power Ramp
  • Adjusting Stride Length
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • iFIT Enabled
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Heart Rate Strap
  • Multi-Position Upper Body Grips
  • Adjustable Oversized Pedals
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Tablet Computer Holder
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Transport Wheels


  • Footprint: 67.1″ L x 25″ W x 69.1″ H
  • Stride Length: up to 20″
  • Flywheel: 20 lbs
  • Max User Weight: 325 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (3 yrs)

                         Labor: (1 yr)

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