- Combines 3 machines into 1: stepper, treadmill and elliptical
- Comes with a large screen which is web enabled
- Large 38” stride
- Limited 10 degree incline
The FreeStride Trainer FS7i is one of the most complete machines on the market. It is dedicated for advanced users which need workout variation can be used in commercial gyms to the quality of the materials and the large stride. It focuses on lower body training but you can also use it for full body workouts with the movable handlebars to get the most out of your workout.
It has to be said that the pedals are not adjustable. To some degree this is understandable, as the main focus of such a complex machine is to keep all gym users safe. The pedals are oversized and will work for all types of training sessions. The 7” LCD display allows you to select up to 35 preset programs. Because the machine comes in the higher-end of the market it has plenty of programs to choose from. Together with iFit compatibility, the machine can provide advance statistics. It can help you achieve your fitness goals through the 24 levels of resistance.
The machine is solidly built as it comes with lifetime warranty for the frame and the motor. The center drive design also leads to increased ergonomic performance and reduced noise. The machine allows for an incline of up to 10 degrees. This is not the best performance, especially considering the price range. However, as mentioned above, the safety of the users in the gym might have been a manufacturing priority. A 10 degree incline is enough to provide a different striding experience and reduce pressure on leg joints.
The NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i elliptical machine comes with some of the best features of treadmills and steppers. It is a 3-in-1 machine which manages to provide a complete lower and full body cardio workout making it a good option for smaller gyms which need space saving of for home use as it can replace unnecessary equipment. It comes with good connectivity and a large LCD display which will ensure a pleasant experience. The workout is completed with the impressive 38” stride which can satisfy even the most advanced users. If you can afford the price of the elliptical and need a single machine to satisfy you cardio need, the FS7i is one of the most complete options on the market.