Want to know more about what iFit is exactly – and what it can do for you?
iFit has taken various forms over the years (starting out with little iFit cards you used to insert into your console to add more workouts).
Nordictrack has made a lot of changes to iFit – from cards to iFit LIVE and to today’s iFit Coach version.
So it can be confusing as there’s a lot of misleading information out there.
This post will go over a few of the most important things you need to know about iFit to make a more informed decision and see if it’s right for you.
All About Nordictrack Ellipticals and iFit
Which Nordictrack Elliptical Trainers Have iFit?
The good news is that all of the new models this year (and all the models we review on this site) are compatible with iFit coach.
If you buy an older or used Nordictrack elliptical model, it may not have the iFit option.
What’s the Difference Between iFit Coach and iFit Coach Plus?
This one is easy – there is no difference.
iFit Coach Plus was introduced initially as a secondary more “premium” version of iFit back in 2016-2017. However this has since changed and now there’s only one iFit Coach which gives you EVERYTHING that iFit Coach Plus gave you.
So you don’t need to worry if you find some websites talking about iFit Coach or iFit Coach Plus. There’s just one version now – and it gives you everything.
What is iFit Exactly?
Great question. iFit basically connects your trainer to the Internet using the Wifi in your home.
From there you can log on to the iFit site (right from your console if you have a trainer with a full-color, touch-screen console – or from your tablet if you don’t have a touch-screen in the console).
From there you can do all sorts of things like track your workouts, take a streaming fitness class from your home or even follow your favorite personal trainer as they lead you through your elliptical workout in exotic locations like Capri, Italy or the Swiss Alps.
What Do I Get with iFit?
Here’s a short summary of what you can do with iFit:
- Track your workouts over time – so you can see how far you’ve come and set new goals to achieve (very motivating!)
- Run famous trails all over the world – from Paris to Hawaii – and watch real life landmarks pass you by in the console screen (very virtual reality)
- Run with well-known personal trainers as they lead you through workouts in exotic locations like India or Santorini.
- Take a streaming fitness class with others from the comfort of your own home – everything from yoga to stretching to HIIT Training workouts
Basically iFit gives you a one-on-one virtual training experience right in your home.
Which Nordictrack Elliptical is Best with iFit Coach?
This is a personal preference of course. However I prefer the trainers with the largest console screens – like the:
Nordictrack FS9i Freestride Trainer – This has a huge 10 inch,full-color HD console so you can get a more vibrant, realistic feel when you run on the world trails.
Plus this model has incline and decline – and the elliptical will automatically incline or decline to match the terrain for even more virtual reality fun.
Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical – This is a front drive trainer with a monster 32 pound flywheel for added stability. It also has the larger 10 inch console for maximum enjoyment of iFit workouts.
Nordictrack SE9i Elliptical – This is the premium folding elliptical trainer. It is a rear-drive design and easily folds up for simple storage as well. It gives you a slightly smaller 7-inch touch-screen.
However you do also get a tablet holder. So you can attach your tablet and watch videos as you run that way as well.
So those are a few things you should know about iFit. Want to learn more?
You can also watch more videos and see how iFit works directly from the Manufacturer here. You’ll also see different testimonials from people who have lost a LOT of weight using the iFit Coach app.