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NordicTrack offers four different elliptical series: the Freestride Trainer series, the Front Drive series, the Rear Drive series, and the ACT Mid-Mech series.

NordicTrack Freestride Trainers are designed to be incredibly low impact. According to their website, “the unique floating suspension system takes away the normal limits of a crank-connected pedal, so you control the length of your stride. Get the toning benefits of a stepper, the cardio benefits of a treadmill, and the total-body conditioning of an elliptical.”

The Freestride Trainers come in three models. The main difference between them is their console. The FreeStride Trainer FS5i comes with a tablet holder, the FreeStride Trainer FS7i comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, and the FreeStride FS9i comes with a 10-inch touchscreen.

The NordicTrack Front Drive series features oversized cushion pedals and Soft Touch upper body grips, providing comfort during your zero-impact, total-body workout. The Front Drive series also includes heart rate monitoring, auxiliary ports, incline controls, and personal coaching. The Front Drive series comes in five different models.

NordicTrack Rear Drive models deliver low-impact cardio that closely simulates running. You’ll feel like you’re jogging along a footpath, but with all the cushioning of a top-of-the-line elliptical. These products come with a SpaceSaver design that allows you to fold the equipment up to maximize your space. The Rear Drive series comes in two models.

The NordicTrack ACT Mid-Mech series offers a compact design with GlobeTrek workouts, personalized coaching, iFit Coach compatibility, adjustable pedals, and stride adjustment. The ACT Mid-Mech series comes in three different models.

Data and ratings accurate as of January 2018

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FreeStride Trainer series Price
FreeStride Trainer FS5i $1499
FreeStride Trainer FS7i $1799
FreeStride Trainer FS9i $2299
Front Drive series
C 7.5 $749
C 9.5 $949
C 9.4 NTEL09717 $1299
C 12.9 $1299
Commercial 14.9 $1499
Rear Drive series
SpaceSaver SE7i $999
SpaceSaver SE9i $1249
ACT Mid-Mech series
A.C.T. Commercial $1299
A.C.T. Commercial 7 $1799
A.C.T. Commercial 10 $1499

Shipping and installation

  • Orders may take 3–5 business days to ship and will be shipped between Mondays and Fridays.
  • All non-UPS shipments require a customer signature upon delivery. The shipping company will call before attempting to deliver your machine.
  • Most orders arrive in 10 business days after the date of shipment, though this time may vary depending on your availability and delivery method you select.
Delivery Price
Curbside delivery Machine will be delivered directly to the curbside of your home Free
Threshold delivery Machine will be delivered to the front doorway of your home $99
Room of choice delivery Machine will be delivered to bring the machine to the desired location within your home $248


  • Returns for defective and non-defective products must be arranged within 30 days of receiving the product. If you are not satisfied for any reason, call 1-866-896-9777 to set up a return.
  • Upon receiving a Return Authorization number, put your machine back in the box and take it to your curb to be picked up. NordicTrack will send a freight carrier to pick up your machine and upon receipt, will refund the purchase price (price of machine and tax).
  • If you were not charged for shipping on your initial delivery, you will only be charged for the return shipping fee. A 10% restocking fee is also charged on all returned or canceled merchandise (unless the merchandise is defective).
  • All products must be returned in good condition with all paperwork, parts, and accessories or an additional 10% charge may be added.
  • A refund will be issued in the same form of payment originally used for purchase within 30 days of our receiving your returned product.

NordicTrack elliptical warranty

NordicTrack offers a 30-day trial period on all products. If you receive a defective machine they’ll send a replacement machine or give a full refund.

NordicTrack offers warranties on all of its products, but the warranties differ in length and coverage. Learn more about NordicTrack’s warranty terms.

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