(Closed) Anyone have a Nordictrack Treadmill?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had a NordicTrack incline treadmill.  I really liked it but because of the direction it was facing in my apartment, I could only look at a wall when I used it and then we couldn’t get it into our house because the base was too big.

If you think you are going to use it, then I say go for it.

Post # 5
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think we could have gotten in the front door but because our house was a split level we would have had to immediately take it down the stairs and turn left to where it was going to go.  It was too long to do that.  And we couldn’t get it in through the door in the garage because the frame was too small.  The way that it was designed, I don’t think that taking the belt off would have made it easier to go through the door or not.  The base was the part that was too thick and that part didn’t come off.

If you get a good one, hopefully it wouldn’t completely die in 5 years.  You might have to replace the belt but with maintenance I think they can last longer than that.

EDIT: Looking at the incline trainers they have now, it looks like they completely redesigned the base so you wouldn’t have the same problem I had since it’s a lot thinner now.

Post # 6
Member
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh I purchased a treadmill a few months ago.   I heard a lot of poor reviews of proforms, and FAB reviews of nordictracks.  Whatever you decide, make sure you buy a waranty…treadmills can have silly issues from time to time.  

 

My treadmill faces a wall as well….so I hung a corck board in front of with and ocassionally tack up my “inspiration fitness photos”.  🙂   LOL, it keeps me going….

Post # 10
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Nope I didn’t have that mat but it was on carpet.  I would definetly put something under it so it doesn’t scratch up your hardwood floors.

Post # 11
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1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

YES!   We live in a smaller, one story home and when my FI would use the treadmill, our wineglasses shook in our cabinets!!!!  It was like a mini earth quake.  (Granted, he is a big guy, 6’3″, 250lbs.)  When I ran on it, only very slight vibrations were noticible.  At least, that’s what my FI said!  He may have just been being nice.  But I am 5’6″, 140.  Anyways, he went ahead and bought a 4ft x 6ft rubber mat.  It was about $100.  It’s the HEAVIEST THING IN THE WORLD.  It made a huge difference in vibrations.  My wine glasses are safe and sound now…. I would reccomend the mat to anyone. 

We ordered ours online from this site.  Great experience, but the Fed Ex guys who delivered it looked like they wanted to kill us for breaking their backs.  I cannot express how heavy this is.

http://www.rubbercal.com/Shark_Tooth_Mat.html

 

 

Post # 14
Member
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well, we had a price point we wanted to stay within.  We ended up with a SOLE F80.  It had solid reviews, and we’ve had a great experience with it. 

http://www.treadmillscentral.com/sole_f80_spirit_treadmill.html

On a side note, I also had a ProForm Elliptical a few years ago in college.  It was a NIGHTMARE.  I bought it brand new, and had so many problems with it I only got to use it a handful of times.  On it’s last (and practically first workout), an electrical wire got severed by the wheel and the whole thing started smoking!  HAHA, I just hate proform.  But I think you’re you’re makingt he right decision about treadmill over elliptical…such a better workout.  Unless someone has knee problems, the treadmill is always a better choice.

 

Have fun and goodluck!

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