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NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO Review

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Quick Summary

The title of the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO really says it all.

Equipped with a 3.8 CHP motor, 22″ x 60″ running surface, 28 workout programs and QuadFlex Shock absorption, there are plenty of reasons to like this one.

Factor in the iFit compatibility, 10″ full color touch screen display, iPod dock, built-in speakers and basic Web access, and it’s almost impossible to find a better treadmill for just under $2,000.

The 9500 Pro compares to a commercial treadmill with the same features. Learn more in our full NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO review below…

Our Rating

Rating: 90.8/100. Treadmill features larger than average 3.8 CHP motor with wide running surface, ideal for taller/larger users. Plenty of accessories included featuring mp3 compatibility and iFit Live.


    • One of the most powerful motors on the market
    • Treadmill is already equipped with iFit technology
    • Compatible with Android (for basic web access)
    • Music friendly (mp3, built-in speakers)
    • Vibrant, extra large 10″ full color display
    • Cooling fans for added comfort



  • Folds but not the most compact treadmill available
  • Treadmill has the California Prop 65 warning
  • NordicTrack has reputation of providing poor customer service
  • Web access and apps are very limited due to low memory


NordicTrack did not hold back when they set out to create one of the best treadmills on the market. The Elite 9500 PRO is their top-line treadmill of 2012 and rightfully so.

Whether you are a beginning walker or a seasoned runner, the 3.8 CHP motor can handle all types of training including endurance, hills and intervals.

The Quadflex precision calibration cushioning contains 9 different settings to perfectly calibrate to your comfort zone.

Stay cool with the AutoBreeze cooling fan which automatically adjusts to your running speed, making working out a breeze.

The Elite 9500 PRO is backed by a very good warranty. It also easily folds with patent SpaceSaver design and “Easylift” technology.

Workout Programs

Simply turn on the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO and within minutes you can cycle through an impressive 40 built-in workout programs including 10 popular iFit routines.

Users can select between high intensity, speed, incline or calorie-burn routines.

The NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO is pre-loaded with iFit, a new program that tracks and monitors workout results, offers routines created by fitness trainers like Jillian Michaels and even works with Google Maps to auto generate terrain based on actual locations.

Along with the 0-15% incline, users can take advantage of the unique -3% decline that activates different muscles by simulating walking downhill.

Walking at a decline not only burns more calories than walking on a flat surface, but also stimulates more muscle for faster results.

If that’s not enough, the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO also records your heart rate (for optimized performance) via pulse grips or a wireless chest strap.

Treadmill Features

Some may say that the display on a treadmill is a secondary feature, but after walking/jogging/running on the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO you may feel differently.

Produced with a gorgeous 10″ full color touch screen, the display works with Android Browser to present crystal clear information including the ability to surf the Web and check email while exercising.

Don’t have an mp3 player? The Elite 9500 PRO works with, one of the top rated music databases in the world.

Also, unlike other treadmills with iFit, the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO instantly connects with Google Maps and iFit Live so you don’t have to lug around your laptop or smart phone to utilize those features.

The Elite 9500 PRO is designed to reduce impact and street on joints, including your knees and back. The AutoBreeze workout fan is also a nice luxury, as it automatically adjusts airflow to match how hard you are training.

Adjusting speed and incline is also very easy with the treadmill thanks to 1-Touch controls.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years (in-home)

Return Policy: 30 day trial-period for all products. Dial 1-866-896-9777 for more information.


Hands down, the NordicTrack Elite 9500 PRO is one of the best treadmills on the market. Exercise while listening to music, checking email, surfing the Web, using iFit and/or watching television.

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