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NordicTrack Changes iFit Requirements on Commercial 1750 and x9i Incline Trainer

UPDATE:  Since this article was first published, NordicTrack has decided to revert to their original requirements.  As of this update, both the x9i and Commercial 1750 DO require a 1-year iFit subscription with purchase. 

The 1-Year iFit Subscription is No Longer a Requirement With Purchase

NordicTrack x9i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack x9i Incline Trainer – Read our complete review here.

At the start of 2018, we were disappointed to learn that NordicTrack was changing the requirements for their very popular iFit Coach programming.  For some higher end models, buyers were no longer given the option of purchasing a machine without an iFit membership.

Instead, they would be required to pay $396 for a 12 month iFit Coach Plus subscription or $180 for regular iFit Coach.  A monthly rate of $33/month for 1 year was also available for the iFit Coach Plus option. (Prices may have changed since we posted this article, so check for most current rates.)

The newest version of iFit Live includes some excellent features, but overall, we’re in favor of more freedom of choice in your buying experience.  So, we were curious how consumers would view these new requirements.

NordicTrack Announces Changes to iFit Requirements

Recently, NordicTrack decided to change the iFit requirements AGAIN on two of their most popular models:  the Commercial 1750 and the x9i Incline Trainer.

Currently, both of these modes DO require an iFit subscription.  There was a brief period of time in February 2018 when this requirement was removed, but it is back.

Why You Might Still Want to Purchase an iFit Subscription

Let’s remind ourselves of a few reasons why iFit may be a great idea for you to reach your fitness goals.  With iFit you will be able to:

  • iFit

    Complete GlobeTrek workouts using your iFit Coach programming. These programs truly let you workout around the globe!

    Participate in GlobeTrek (TM) workouts where you are led through your workout by a professional trainer right on your treadmill display.  See stunning destinations and a stat display including all of your workout information.

  • Work with Elite Personal Coaches with a variety of training styles, histories, and personalities.  They can help motivate you to stick with your workout and push harder than you might on your own.
  • Join LiveCast Workouts – Join high-powered, pre-recorded studio workouts where your trainer controls your machine’s speed and incline.  This will feel like you’re in the studio sweating alongside your friends.
  • 360-DegreeTraining – Use the iFit Coach App on your smart device to keep track of your workout stats.  This program also syncs with your online iFit account and lets you track things like nutrition, sleep, and activity level.
  • Run Virtual Routes using Google Maps – iFit allows you to customize your running route using GoogleMaps so you can run your local roads or your favorite vacation routes from your living room.

iFit Coach Plus is an excellent way to take control of your workout experience.  Yes, it costs a bit more for membership, but it will take your workouts to the next level so you can truly see results.  For many people, this extra investment may be the extra push that is needed to make the best of their treadmill.

How Can You Find Current iFit Live Coach Requirements or Pricing?

Commercial 1750

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and the x9i Incline Trainer are now available for purchase WITHOUT an iFit subscription.

If you are not sure of the most up-to-date requirements for a NordicTrack, simply click “Buy Now” on your selected model.  Then, look for “Membership Options” to see if a $0.00 membership is available.  This will also clarify whether that particular machine requires an iFit Coach Plus or simply an iFit Coach subscription.

We have found that the NordicTrack customer care chat option on their website is very helpful for quick questions.  Salesman can also help offer extra incentives like free mats if you ask.

NordicTrack Treadmills that require an iFit Live Coach 1-year subscription:

Commercial 1750 – reg price $1,599 with 7″ Smart HD Touchscreen

Commercial 2450 – reg price $1,799 with 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen

Commercial 2950 – reg price $2,499 with 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen

x9i Incline Trainer – reg price $1,999 with 7″ Smart HD Touchscreen

x11i Incline Trainer – reg price $2,299 with 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen

x22i Incline Trainer – reg price $2,999 with 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen

Note:  Smart HD Touchscreens cannot access the Internet.

NordicTrack C 1650

NordicTrack Commercial 1650 with a 10″ Web Enabled Touchscreen – Read our full review here.

NordicTrack Treadmills that do not currently require iFit Live Coach 1-year subscription:

C700 – reg price $799 with LED display

C990 – reg price $999 with 20×60″ belt and 7″ Web Enabled Touchscreen

C1650 – reg price $1,299 with 10″ Web Enabled Touchscreen

More Resources on iFit Live and NordicTrack Treadmills

NordicTrack Brand Review  |  A Best Value Brand

NordicTrack Treadmill Comparison Chart

iFit Live | Your Virtual Trainer

iFit Live | How Does iFit Live Work

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