Freestride Elliptical – Ceiling Height Question


nordictrack freestride elliptical
Nordictrack Freestride Elliptical

One of the biggest questions I get about the Freestride elliptical is “What is the ceiling height needed for the Nordictrack Freestrider?”

For some reason people see this machine as somehow built higher than a standard elliptical trainer (I never get questions about ceiling heights on regular ellipticals).

So to answer your question I went straight to the Nordictrack Manufacturer.

This is a direct quote:


“The footprint of the Freestride elliptical is 68.4″ L X 28.5″ W X 62″ H and the pedals are about 12 inches from the ground.”



So since 12 inches is 1 foot,  if you have an average 8 foot ceiling height, unless you’re 6′ 4 inches to 7 feet, you should be ok (I’m giving about half a foot or so for the movement up and down).

If you’re around 6 foot 2 with an 8 foot ceiling, you might feel like you’re cutting it close (but that’s being very conservative and giving you a lot of extra height at the top).


nordictrack freestrider ceiling height questions
Nordictrack Freestrider


If you have a 9 foot ceiling you should be fine no matter if you’re 6 feet or above with lots of room.

Some people have asked me about a 7 foot ceiling  and if you’re pushing 6 feet or higher, then that might be a problem – for the Freestride elliptical or any elliptical for that matter. If that’s the case, you may want to go with something else like a recumbent bike or a rowing machine.

Ultimately it’s up to you to decide what you’re comfortable with. If you want to read more, check out the full review of the Freestride Elliptical FS7 here or the more basic Freestrider FS5i here.


Or Click Here to Compare All Freestride Elliptical Models


nordictrack freestride trainer ceiling height
Nordictrack Freestride Trainer