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NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer Review

Brand:NordicTrack
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A New “Sled Push” Feature for Added Cardio & Strength Training

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

Nordictrack has introduced the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer. (Please note that this is not the same as the Nordictrack x22i Incline Trainer, which is another model available from Nordictrack. Totally confusing, right?) Anyway, the powerful motor, serious incline and upgraded technology on the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer leave no doubt that this machine is prepared to put in serious work. 

Like the other incline trainers from Nordictrack, the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer gives you an intense cardio workout with low impact. Our team has reviewed several Incline Trainers and we can vouch for the effectiveness of their workouts. We also found that these machines are a favorite of Nordictrack employees.

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NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer Features and Technology

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

Next-Gen Sled Push – This is going to be the only real difference between the features listed below and those on the x22i Incline Trainer. The Commercial x22i Incline Trainer features the addition of the Next-Gen Sled Push feature. Sled push workouts have gained major popularity for being a full-body blasting workout in addition to your cardio. They involve literally pushing a weighted sled in front of you for a certain distance.

Nordictrack has sought to replicate that particular workout on a treadmill. The added push bar and sled grips place your hand and body in position to properly perform the exercise. From there you simply put the treadmill at 1.0 mph and push your workout yourself.

22” Interactive Coaching Smart HD Touchscreen – You read that right, the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer features a 22” HD Touchscreen, which comes in handy for all of the things you will have available on it.

With iFit, not only will you have real-time workout tracking and new daily programmed workouts, you will have world-class trainers and live interactive training at your fingertips. Nordictrack allows you to stream over 16,000 on-demand workouts and engage in live training sessions. All of these are interactive in the sense that the trainers digitally controls your machines decline, incline and speed to keep pace with the workout. You can also use these videos for fitness off of the treadmill, with yoga, weight training and sculpting workouts. Pretty cool, right!?

If you don’t feel like taking a class, you can use virtual routes from all around the globe to get a change of scenery from the everyday.

Note that the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer comes with a 1-year subscription to iFit, after which it becomes a paid subscription.

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

44 Programmed Workouts – Even though we’ve talked about all of the amazing things that come with an iFit subscription, you won’t be stranded without it. The Commercial x22i Incline Trainer features 44 pre-programmed workouts so that you can always find the workout that fits you.

Bluetooth Audio – This upgrade from the x22i Incline Trainer allows you to use Bluetooth to stream your favorite playlist on your device to the speakers on the treadmill.

4.25 CHP Motor – The powerful motor on the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer means that it can keep up with your most intense workouts. While built primarily for walking and jogging for a low impact workout, this motor can certainly handle running at top speeds of 12mph.

-6% – 40% Incline – Just like the name implies, this treadmill is built for the incline. At 40%, this is about twice the incline you will get from any standard treadmill. That additional incline means that you will be burning some serious calories. Plus, different degrees of incline let you focus on really strengthening and toning specific muscle groups. The -6% decline also allows you to get a more natural feel when you are doing a run that simulates hills.

60” x 22” Running Surface – This spacious belt is going to provide plenty of room for most any user. While the 60” length is fairly standard in models of this price range, the extra width will keep you from feeling cramped. We’ve seen a disturbing trend of smaller treadbelts (18” width for instance!), so it’s nice to see NordicTrack embracing this very long and very wide treadbelt for the Commercial x22i.

Reflex Cushioning – The Commercial x22i Incline Trainer features adaptive cushioning which activates dampeners to help protect your joints from stress and impact, and can also simulate real road-running.

Warranty – Lifetime frame & motor, 6 years parts and electronics, 3 years labor


Check out a comparison chart with all of the NordicTrack Incline Trainer models here

Also, see a comparison of the NordicTrack x22i vs the x11i Incline Trainer here.


Our Review – NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

When looking at the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer there are definitely a few things that really stand out. The 4.25 CHP motor means you know you don’t need to worry about putting in the intense miles. The 40% incline is going to give you a fantastic workout while allowing you to keep it low impact and protect your joints. You also can’t help but notice the giant 22” Touchscreen.

That’s not to mention the large rollers to reduce maintenance, the spacious running surface and the 44 pre-programmed workouts. These are all incredible features that will certainly provide you with a treadmill to suit your needs, but these are also all features that can be found on the x22i Incline Trainer…for over much less.

So what makes the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer so different that it warrants a higher price tag?

This comes from the addition of the Next-Gen Sled Push feature. The push bar and sled grips give you the proper body placement to turn your treadmill into a weighted sled push. You hold onto the handles in either of the two predetermined locations, put the speed on 1mph and push your way to a full-body workout. While there is no doubt that the popular sled push workout is effective, we aren’t sure that adding it to your treadmill is worth that kind of cash.

If you are interested in the workout that an Incline Trainer can provide and like all of the features on the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer, but can live without doing a sled push, check out the x22i Incline Trainer. You will be getting the same quality construction, the same durability and the same performance for a lower price.

You may also be interested in the NordicTrack x22ix11i and x9i for similar quality and a lower price.

Go to www.NordicTrack.com to learn more!


Video recorded at NordicTrack corporate headquarters!  This shows the x11i Incline Trainer in action.


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