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A Side-by-Side Comparison of the NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer and Commercial 2950

The NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer and NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill are both fantastic machines that can help you reach your fitness goals. But which one is right for you?

Features Face-off

Size and Folding Capability

Both of these machines will take up about the same amount of space in your home when in use. The footprint of the two machines is nearly identical in width, but the Commercial 2950 is 79” in length compared to 70.2” with the x22i Incline Trainer.

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Top Tips for Fitness Success

Have you recently pledged to recommit yourself to fitness and nutrition? Maybe you vowed to eat healthier, work out and just get your life together in general!

Many of us start out full of excitement, motivation and enthusiasm, buying gym memberships or joining supplement companies and meal prep programs. We envision a whole new future, accomplishing all of our dreams and being our best versions of ourselves while doing it.

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An Incline Trainer May Be Just What You’re Looking For

NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer
NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer – Read our full review here.

Not all treadmills are created equal.  And, the NordicTrack Commercial x11i and Commercial x22i Incline Trainers have a slew of features that put them a head and shoulders above the rest. 

So, which one is right for you?  Read on to find the top reasons we love these machines.  Plus, we’ll help you find which model is perfect to help you get in your best shape this season.

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New and Improved for the New Year

As we enter the holiday season we are surrounded by flashy and fancy new things to buy at every turn. The world of fitness equipment is no different. This season, you may notice treadmill companies are rolling out new and updated models left and right.

Horizon Elite T5 – Read full review here.

Shopping for home exercise equipment can be a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the inside scoop on some of the machines that we have our eye on, and catch up some of the trends that we are watching.

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Get The Best Workout on Your Treadmill 

Horizon Elite T5

Horizon Elite T5 – Read our full review here.

With the change of the seasons comes the change of the workout routine. If you are an outdoor runner, this may mean having to rethink how and where you are going to log your miles.

But never fear! When the weather outside is frightful, look no further than your treadmill to keep your fitness levels up and meet your goals throughout the winter months.

We’ve put together a list of tips to keep you from getting cabin fever during your indoor sessions. Plus, try out the workouts below for a change of pace or a new, fun challenge to ensure you are getting the most out of your indoor workouts.

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A Look at Virtual Reality Workouts

 These days, technology is woven into almost every aspect of our lives.  Yes, it’s everywhere!

  • We use it to communicate with co-workers and loved ones – the text or chat box is often more convenient than walking down the hallway to talk in person!
  • We use Netflix or Hulu to binge watch our favorite TV shows – remember the days of antennae and video recording!?
  • Even our cell phones now use facial recognition technology and augmented reality to enhance our experience and provide security.

It’s nuts!

Pretty soon, we’ll all have self-driving cars, in-home computer assistants, and be escaping to the virtual world just like the characters in the sci-fi book Ready Player One!

So as we embrace technology more and more, it only makes sense that we use it to improve our exercise and fitness as well.

Many treadmill brands already offer programming that provides some aspect of virtual reality… iFit Live, ViaFit and RunSocial to name a few. These programs are great for motivation and make your workout fun, but what if they can do more than that?

New studies have shown that virtual reality (VR) for exercise may be more beneficial than just providing entertainment. It can actually help you endure pain, push harder and run farther!

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How to Jog Your Way Back to Productivity 

We all live busy lives and want our minds to be sharp, focused and quick processing to help us put our best foot forward. This may become all the more necessary when you have a huge presentation at work, or a major exam is looming on the horizon. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to focus on the task at hand?

Many of us may think that a few moments of calm relaxation to peacefully gather our thoughts is the best course of action. However, research is showing that a brief jog may be just the thing to get your mind on the right track.

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Why You Should Get Moving After Dinner

After a long day and a good meal, many of us long for nothing more than the couch and to catch up on Netflix. If this sounds familiar, you aren’t alone. But what if that plan that sounds oh-so-good isn’t really so-good for you?

Before there were endless options for entertainment calling your name every evening, it was common practice to go for a walk after dinner. In fact, many cultures around the world still do!

While normal evening activities may have changed, the proven health benefits of an after-dinner stroll are something that you can still take advantage of.

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What’s the Deal with Curved Treadmills? 

Woodway Curved Treadmill

Whether you are new to treadmills or a seasoned professional, you may have noticed a new kid on the block – the curved treadmill!

Companies like Woodway, TrueForm and Technogym SkillMill, have introduced curved treadmills to the market for a unique new way to get in a running workout.

Since many are unsure what to make of this new machine type, we’ve put together a list of some differences you can expect to encounter. This way you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s for you.

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Should You Being Doing Fasted Cardio?

“Fasted cardio…”

Now what the heck does THAT mean?

It’s a term that you may be hearing more and more in the fitness community. But, perhaps, you don’t know exactly what it means? And more importantly… is it something you should try?

Fasted cardio is a trend that has been gaining a lot of popularity thanks to a study published by The British Journal of Nutrition. This study showed that participants were able to burn significantly higher levels of fat when exercising in a fasted state.

In other words, if you’re trying to lose weight, fasted cardio can help make that happen!

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