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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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