Summary: The C7.5 Elliptical Trainer gives you the best technology from NordicTrack – as a sub £1,000 price point. This includes a full year of iFit interactive training for free, which you can access via your own tablet or iPad. You get zero joint impacts with your trainer controlling the resistance and incline in real time. Add the auto-adjust stride length, integrated fan, and EKG pulse grip, and you have an elliptical cross trainer that will last you for years.
Check out the impressive picture gallery, and see iFit in action now, over on this dedicated C7.5 Elliptical page at bestgymequipment.co.uk
This elliptical has a front mounted flywheel. It is a big machine, which is closer to those you will find in your local gym than the rattly no-name budget models. The C7.5 is 169cm long, 63cm wide and 176cm tall when assembled. It weighs in at a sturdy, 86kgs with a max body weight for users listed at 125kgs.
The styling is classic NordicTrack. You get a primarily mat black body, with silver effects, clean lines and pivoting arms.
As with all NordicTrack kit, you get an impressive warranty. This is 2 years for everything, including parts and labour – extended to five years for the frame. Remember to register your C7.5 within 28 days of purchase.
You get a 5-inch backlit console with this elliptical. This is all you need for a great workout – though adding iFit makes the experience that much better.
iFit is the interactive training app, used by a group of quality fitness brands including NordicTrack, ProForm and Sole Fitness. To use it, you will need your own tablet or iPad. This connects to the C7.5 elliptical via Bluetooth, unlocking an extensive list of features.
The primary draw is live training sessions with world-class personal trainers. Resistance and incline can be varied in real time to make your session truly interactive. There is a huge, and growing list of recorded sessions, advanced stat tracking, Google maps for scenic workouts and social media style functions.
You get iFit free for a year with your elliptical – and can then decide whether to subscribe after that.
Whether you choose iFit or just set your own workout, the C7.5 is an amazing elliptical. It has a 9kg effective flywheel, which allows for twenty-two levels of digital resistance. You can adjust using the ‘OneTouch’ system built into the back lit console.
Add to this incline up to 20%, and an adjustable stride length to keep your workout varied. Built in speakers, a fan, ‘SoftTouch’ grips and even a water bottle holder are small and important touches. There are front wheels to move your cross trainer into place.
Feedback is hugely positive for this model. Almost everyone gave 4 or 5 stars at multiple retail outlets. While the iFit feedback is usually excellent, it is good to see the physical machine getting rave reviews. Words that came up multiple times include ‘impressive’ and ‘sturdy.’ Even the assembly stage – which often gets people grumbling – was mentioned as ‘easy’ in more than one review.
Some people mentioned using this product without iFit – though for the best possible experience, going through NordicTrack to get your free subscription is recommended.
This is the type of elliptical trainer which will last you for years. The value you get depends on how often you work out – though the iFit live and recorded classes will definitely help with this. A key difference between this machine and the commercial-level ones is the lack of HD screen. You can save a lot of money by using your own tablet or iPad for the iFit training. I’d say this is an amazing machine at the price-point.
Check out the gallery, which shows close-ups of iFit and the key tech – and see the latest price – over on this dedicated C7.5 product page at bestgymequipment.co.uk
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