NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO Treadmill Review

The NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO treadmill - the latest hi-tech developments make this the ultimate runner's machine.

Users wishing to be entertained are well catered for on the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO treadmill. A 10″ Full Color Touch-Screen Display with a browser Powered by Android allows you to get online while you work out. By connecting to your home’s wireless network you can check the news, read email, watch sports highlights, or get on Facebook

A huge 60″ x 22″ tread belt is driven by a colossal 3.8 CHP commercial grade motor.The running deck has the ability to decline, a feature which is usually only found on much more expensive treadmills.

This treadmill is fitted with “QuadFlex” precision calibration cushioning which allows the user to adjust the feel of the cushioning to the user’s liking. You can calibrate the level of firmness to any one of 9 different settings.

This treadmill utilizes iFIT technology. 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 topography of the terrain.  

The control console has a built-in 8″ “AutoBreeze” workout fan and an Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system with high-end speaker and sub woofer components. This can be hooked up to an iPOD via the compatible music port.

Here is a list of the main features:
… color display / web browser

Employing the latest in interactive technology this treadmill utilizes a 10″ Full Color Touch-Screen Display with a Web Browser Powered by Android.

You can increase your enjoyment and productivity of your workout by getting online while on your treadmill! You can connect to your home’s wireless network to check the news, read email, watch sports highlights, or get on Facebook via the 10″ touch-screen display.



NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro Console


… iFIT capability

This model is iFIT capable. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside.

iFIT enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even add the thrill of competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

Other features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos that are available for download. It should be noted that this feature requires that the user has an internet connection.

… adjustable cushioning

The treadmill uses the QuadFlex Precision Calibration Cushioning system. This cushioning system allows you to personalize your comfort to your particular preference. You can calibrate the level of firmness you prefer with 9 settings on this shock cushioning system.


NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro cushion

… commercial grade motor

The treadmill is driven by a powerful 3.8 CHP commercial-grade motor. This unit includes high-grade wiring and insulation ratings, and a thermal cut-off switch. It uses high-end, commercial bearings and brushes and is dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise.

All of these features contribute to making the drive motor smooth, quiet and powerful and it’s makers are so confident in it’s reliability that they offer a Lifetime Motor Warranty.
… workout programs

This treadmill gives you a choice of 40 Workouts split into two functional groups.

The first group comprises 30 workouts that have been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to help you run faster, lose weight and stay in shape longer. The user is able to choose from calorie-burning, incline, speed or intensity goals.

The second group comprise of 10 preset iFIT Workouts which are presented by America’s toughest trainer – Jillian Michaels and uses the amazing Google Maps technology.
… incline AND decline

In addition to the 15% of positive inclination that can be adjusted by a simple “1-Touch” system the deck is also able to decline to – 3%. 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. 


NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro Decline feature


 … speed adjustment

Instead of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch speed system fitted to this treadmill allows you to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between the values of 0-12 MPH with a single touch of a button whenever you feel the desire to change the pace of your workout.
… incline adjustment

The treadmill will allow you to adjust the incline between the range of 0 – 15 deg. in 1 deg. increments. Like the 1-Touch speed feature, the useful 1-Touch Incline system allows you to change the incline of the treadmill by quickly sliding your finger to your desired incline setting.
… workout cooling fan

This treadmill has an 8″ CoolAire Workout Fan incorporated into the console. You can adjust the settings of the fan from the console to enable you to stay cool and fresh during your workout and reach your goals faster.


NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro Fan

… wireless heart rate monitor

The treadmill has a CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor with Polar Wireless Chest Pulse strap. You can maximize your heart rate training by using the chest strap. A continuous heart rate reading is displayed on the console enabling you to stay focused and motivated in order reach your fitness goals. This treadmill also features 2 hand-grip sensors that are conveniently built-in to the handlebars.
… HD training videos

You can add visual excitement and engage more fully in your workout through the medium of high definition videos. 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.
… iPOD connectivity

In order to keep you entertained the treadmill comes with an Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system. Integrated into the treadmill’s console, this premium sound system combines high-end speaker and sub woofer components to give you crystal-clear sound quality.

The sound system also includes a compatible music port for iPOD. This allows you to plug your iPOD, or MP3 Player, into the Interplay Music Port and listen to your music collection through the sound system. The iPOD rests on the console shelf, so that it is within easy reach.


NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro iPOD


… more room to run

The treadmill incorporates a long (60″) and wide (22″) running belt. You will appreciate the advantages of this huge running space when you come to use the treadmill. The belt is constructed from a heavy-duty, commercial-grade tread material and is specifically designed for quiet operation.
… user weight

Before purchasing a treadmill it is important to consider the weight of any intended user. The running deck on this treadmill is rated by the manufacturer at 375 lbs which should accommodate the majority of users.
fold and save space

This is a Space Saver treadmill which means that after use it can be folded to a nearly vertical position where it occupies less floor space.

The folding mechanism is also fitted with an “Easy Lift” Assist Shock that helps do the lifting for you with an easy push.


NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro folded


… warranty details

The NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime frame Warranty, a lifetime motor warranty, lifetime deck warranty plus a 5-year parts (including electronics) and 2-years labor warranty.

Commercial Pro Motor

10″ Color Touch Screen with Web Browser

iFIT LIVE Technology

QuadFlex Precision Calibration Cushioning

40 Workout Programs

RaceTrack Display

2 HD Video Workouts

Decline Feature

1-Touch Incline

1-Touch Speed

Pulse Monitor

with Wireless Chest Strap  

Intermix Acoustics 3.0 Sound System

Compatible Music Port for iPOD

8″ AutoBreeze Workout Fan

Space Saver (Folding) Design

Easy Lift Assist Shock

Safety Key and Lanyard

Motor: 3.8 CHP

Speed: 0 to 12 MPH

Incline: 0 to 15 %

Decline: 0 to – 3 %

Belt Size: 22″ x 60″

Rollers: 3″

Folding: YES

User Weight: 375 lbs  

Warranty: Lifetime Motor, Frame, and Deck

               5 yrs Parts (including electronics)

               2 yrs Labor

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