Treat yourself to premium technology and three fitness machines in one: an elliptical, a treadmill and a stair climber.
As the top model in NordicTrack’s unique FreeStride Trainer lineup, the FS9i combines a 38″ maximum stride with the latest tech for digital entertainment and interactive workouts.
Get the details from our full review of the NordicTrack FS9i below.
|Resistance Type||Single touch incline or resistance|
|Stride Length||0" - 38"|
|Pedals||Adjustable & Oversized|
|Incline||-10 -10 degrees|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Wireless Chest Strap Included|
|Display||10" Web-Enabled Color Touchscreen|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs|
|Dimensions||68.4" x 28.5" x 62"|
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Year
Rating: 92.1/100. The NordicTrack FS9i with maximum 38″ stride is among the most flexible fitness machines on the market. Designed to fit virtually anyone’s gait, it serves as an ergonomic elliptical trainer, a treadmill and a stair climber. Whatever stride length you use, the motion is low impact yet very effective. Some other benefits of this trainer are a 10″ touch screen, a web browser and a power incline/decline.
The FS9i has a suggested retail price of $3,999, however you can find it direct for $2,999 including delivery and a five-year warranty.
- Quick and easy assembly
- 38″ adjustable stride for three-in-one effect
- Power incline range of -10% to +10%
- “Floating on air” design with belts instead of rails
- SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance
- iPod-compatible port and speakers
- 10″ touch screen
- Web browser
- 38 workout apps
- Enabled for iFit
- Wireless chest strap included
- Controls are conveniently placed on the handlebars
- Center drive supports user’s balance
- Water bottle holder
- Transport wheels
- Costs more than standard ellipticals with comparable flywheels
- NordicTrack’s customer service isn’t the best
The NordicTrack FreeStride FS9i is a three-in-one luxury trainer. With a maximum 38″ stride it offers the effects of a treadmill, a stair climber and a standard elliptical — plus it’s equipped with a 10″ web-enabled touch screen and other extras.
However you choose to use it, the FS9i is remarkably gentle on your joints. This super-smooth fitness machine lets you sculpt your body and build strength while minimizing the risk of exercise-related injury.
This unique cross-trainer provides a 20-pound drive, 24 resistance levels and a power incline range of -10 degrees to +10 degrees.
Benefit from the smarts of a certified personal trainer. The FreeStride Trainer FS9i console arrives with 35 professionally designed workout programs. Organized by workout goal, their three categories are calorie burn, intensity and performance. Progress is shown on a full color 10″ touch screen.
For unlimited variety the NordicTrack FS9i is iFit-enabled. Because this trainer has a power incline/decline, it’s one of the best machines to use with iFit’s Google Maps™ workouts. You can choose from a menu of especially scenic real-life paths or specify any route you’d like.
The FS9i’s 10″ screen will show an interactive Google Street View as the power ramp adjusts to mimic the terrain! (Alternatively you can access iFit with your own mobile device docked on the console.) Some other advantages of iFit membership include: daily downloads of customized workouts from personal trainers; hundreds of HD video workouts; a digital workout calendar; and advanced data tracking.
Each iFit subscription supports up to four user profiles.
FreeStride Trainer Features
The highlight of a NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer is its 38″ stride. The adjustable stride lets the FS9i deliver the effects of a stairstepper, a full-body elliptical trainer and a treadmill. It operates even more smoothly than a traditional low impact elliptical too, thanks to NordicTrack’s “floating on air” belt system that replaces metal rails.
The FS9i’s control center is a full color 10″ touch screen. It not only shows workout programming but also lets you browse the web. Other entertainment support includes a tablet computer holder and compatibility with iPod. The console has an MP3 player port and 3″ speakers from Intermix Acoustics.
The NordicTrack FS9i has a center drive design. Compared with typical front drive elliptical trainers it makes it easier to keep a good posture during workouts. The center drive design also helps keep the FreeStride Trainer’s footprint small; the FS9i measures just 68.4″ L x 28.5″ W, which is rather compact considering that it can serve as a treadmill.
For accurate heart rate monitoring a wireless heart rate chest strap is included.
A water bottle and workout fan are also integrated with the trainer.
Warranty & Guarantee
NordicTrack FS9i warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years
NordicTrack sells its FreeStride Trainer with a 30-day money back guarantee.
The FS9i is NordicTrack’s top-of-the-line FreeStride Trainer. It costs more than a regular elliptical trainer with comparable resistance, but it far surpasses “regular.” If this trainer fits your budget, then it’s hard to pass up.