The Nordictrack ACT Commercial Pro elliptical has been around for several years now, in one form or another.

The main draw of this trainer is that it is a center-drive design. This means that instead of one large flywheel in front or in back of the pedals, it has two smaller flywheels on either side of the pedals.

This has several advantages including placing the pedals closer together for a more natural feeling workout. It also makes for a more compact elliptical.

While Nordictrack currently makes 3 different ACT ellipticals, the ACT Commercial trainer is the most affordable model. It has been upgraded for 2015. So what do you get and is it still a good deal?

Here’s what you need to know:

#1 Added Tablet Holder

Nordictrack has added a sturdy bracket above the console to hold your tablet. This is a great way to watch your favorite shows or movies (or just surf the net) while working out.

Plus, because it doesn’t cover the console, you can still get feedback on your workout stats as you watch your tablet.

The tablet will also integrate with iFit LIVE for a better graphics experience as you run world trails on your trainer.

#2 More Resistance Levels

The new model also comes with a few more resistance levels (24 in total). This gives you a lot of room to grow as you get in better shape.

#3 Sleeker Look – Less Bulky

While you still get a heavy 23 pound flywheel for added stability, Nordictrack has removed some of the bulk at the base of this trainer.

This gives a more updated, sleeker look – and again, it’s much more compact to fit in with smaller home gym areas.

#4 More Workout Programs

Nordictrack has also added more workout programs to the new model (32 in all). If you don’t plan on using the iFit LIVE, this is a great way to continually challenge yourself.

#5 Upgraded Stride Adjust

One of the best things about this elliptical is that you can choose from 3 different stride lengths: 18, 20 and 22 inches. This means you can find a great fit for you – or for anyone in the family.

The stride adjust has been made a bit easier with a knobs located on the lower workout arms. You can actually set them in quarter-inch increments to really customize your stride length.

So those are the basic upgrades you get with the new Nordictrack ACT Commercial Pro elliptical. You still get other popular features of the older model as well like the iPod dock with speakers, bright backlit console and adjustable footpedals.

So if you’re looking for a center drive design elliptical that comes in under $1000 with a great warranty and lots of entertainment option, this one may be worth considering!

Source by Kate Banning

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