The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial base model is a center-drive elliptical, as opposed to the typical front or rear drive system found on most of these machines. This new technology saves space but more importantly provides more balance and stability.
For just under $1000 you get an awful lot with this elliptical. For starters it is iFit enabled, which means you have access to a ton of customized workout programs from professional trainers, the ability to track and share your results, and access to Google maps to virtually work out anywhere in the world you choose.
You also get up to a generous 22" stride, adjustable cushioned pedals, 32 built in workouts, tablet holder and a blue lit 5" display.
Customers have been quite pleased with the NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial elliptical series thus far. Although the feel of a mid drive machine is different than the traditional rear or front drive elliptical, it does provide more balance as you are situated directly above the mechanism.
IFit is a huge hit, and this one is enabled which means you don't have to buy a separate module to make it work. You do have to pay a yearly subscription (only $99 per year) but it's well worth it for all of the extras it provides.
Users also like the generous stride length of up to 22", which can comfortably accommodate even the tallest of users.
Best of all is probably the fact that it takes up roughly half the space of a regular treadmill which makes it ideal for any sized gym or workout environment. It also has transport wheels so you can quickly and easily move it from one place to another.
The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial elliptical trainer is a great choice for home use and for the price, you really can't beat it with all of the features and capabilities it has.
You get iFit, tons of workouts, adjustable pedals, a generous stride and smooth operation all in a compact machine that will fit anywhere.
The base model should be just fine for you, but if you want a web-enabled touchscreen and a wireless heart rate monitor you can take a look at the Commercial 7 model or the top-of-the-line Commercial ACT Commercial 10 elliptical which gives you a large, 10-inch touch screen with internet capability.
Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.