NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i Review

The NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i represents the ultimate in low impact exercise and tops the FreeStride range with a large, web enabled, touch screen and power operated decline.

The NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i

The NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i is the flagship model in this unique range of exercise machines. It adds a larger (10″) web-enabled touch screen, extra programs, extra resistance levels, and a decline facility over the less expensive FS7i model.

Just like the other models in this range, this trainer combines the functions of three different exercise machines in one piece of equipment. In essence, this single machine is able to emulate the functionality of a stepper, a treadmill, and an elliptical.

Featuring a floating suspension design, the trainer allows strides up to 38 inches. This allows the user to take short up-and-down steps, smooth elliptical-like strides, or stretch a wide running gait. Additionally, the incline can be adjusted to target specific muscle groups.

The trainer is iFIT enabled. You can access specialized workouts, track your progress, customize your training, and run anywhere in the world using Google Maps. Please note that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection and a subscription to iFIT, which is sold separately.

Other highlights include a web-enabled touch screen, incline/decline functionality, integrated hand controls, a wireless chest strap, a cooling fan, oversized cushion pedals, and a sound system with iPod connectivity.

The machine is covered by a warranty that offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years on all parts, and 2 years of labor.

It’s available at a discounted price from NordicTrack.

Main Features

  • Three separate functions: Offering the user tremendous variety in their workout, this trainer combines the benefits of a stepper, an elliptical, and a treadmill in a single piece of equipment.
  • Workout programs: The trainer has 38 built-in workout programs designed by certified personal trainers to help maximize the benefits of your workout session.
  • Web-enabled touch screen: The console on this trainer has a color, web-enabled touch screen display, allowing you to view your workout stats or browse your favorite websites.
  • Center drive design: The trainer is based on a center drive design, providing a greater feeling of stability during exercise and a smaller footprint than conventional elliptical machines.
  • Floating suspension: The floating suspension design rewards the user with a smooth, low-impact movement achieved through a system of rubber belts.
  • Digital resistance levels: The trainer offers 26 digital resistance levels, allowing the user to adjust the intensity of their workout.
  • Incline control: The trainer allows for adjustable incline, enabling engagement of different muscle groups. The incline can be adjusted using the “OneTouch” buttons on the main control panel or the auxiliary controls on the handlebars.
  • In-handle controls: The user can adjust the workout intensity using control buttons built into the upper body arms, making it convenient to change settings while exercising.
  • iFIT enabled: The trainer comes with an iFIT module already built into the console, providing access to various benefits such as worldwide workout routes, workout tracking, customized workouts, high-definition videos, and more. Membership to is sold separately.
  • Cooling fan: An integrated workout cooling fan helps keep you cool during vigorous workouts, automatically adjusting its output based on the workout speed.
  • iPod connectivity: The trainer features an iPod compatible music port, allowing you to listen to music or audio books while working out.


  • Incline: 0 to 10%
  • Decline: 0 to -10%
  • Stride Length: up to 38″
  • Flywheel: 20 lbs
  • Max User Weight: 400 lbs
  • Footprint: 68.4″ L x 28.5″ W x 62″ H
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime), Parts (5 yrs), Labor (2 yrs)

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as of April 18, 2024 2:45 pm
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