Price: $ 1299
The Nordictrack Elite 12.0 elliptical comes with both incline and decline – a first for the elliptical market and a great way to crosstrain. As you increase the incline, the stride changes from 20 – 22” as well.
The 12.0 comes iFit LIVE compatible which means you can always challenge yourself with new workouts, track your fitness activity over time and even map out new routes using Googlemaps. The Elite 12.0 is also constructed with footpedals closer together, which makes for a more natural stance.
The Nordictrack Elite 12.0 elliptical is one of our favorite higher end models this year.
It not only gives you incline - but you get decline (or negative incline) as well, which will really supercharge your crosstraining and calorie burning results.
With the touch of a button you can change from -10 up to 20 degrees incline. The negative incline will target your quads more while the higher positive inclines target more of your calves, glutes and hamstrings.
Plus Nordictrack has built their Elite series (the 12 and 15 models) to be tougher and stronger than their starter models. They offer higher user weight capacities, better materials construction and a more solid feel to them. So they are a great choice for frequent training.
The pedals on this machine are also more advanced, giving you several different foot positions to choose from as you exercise so you can customize the workout feel to your body.
As with most of their models, the Nordictrack elite 12.0 elliptical comes with iFit LIVE. iFIT LIVE lets you connect your machine to the wireless Internet in your home.
From there you can download new workout programs from Jillian Michaels (where she coaches you through your workout) and track you fitness results over time to meet new goals.
They also make it easy to track your heart rate by either using the hand grip sensors or the wireless heart rate chest strap. So you can stay in your target fat-burning zone 2 different ways.
Another nice touch about the Nordictrack elite 12.0 elliptical are the in-handle controls on the moving arm bars. You can easily adjust your incline ramp or resistance from the moving armbars without having to reach up to the console.
Are there any drawbacks?
Be aware that the iFit module is extra however you do get 24 built in workouts if you don't choose to get the iFit module right away.
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