THE ICONIC NordicTrack Pro SKIER
In an industry where fitness fads come and go, the iconic NordicTrack Pro Cross-Country Ski Machine has endured as a durable and effective favorite for over 40 years! Have you ever wondered about the secret to it’s lasting popularity and passionate cult following?
The NordicTrack Pro Skier is the flagship model of what was once a large line of at-home Cross-Country ski exercise machines. The smooth, natural motion of NordicTrack ski machines offer a gentle, non-impact exercise without discomfort. Adjustable resistance and elevation let you adjust the intensity of your workouts to your own goals and specifications. The attached feedback monitor window tracks time, distance, calories, and pulse. The lasting construction of the steel and oak frame led Bloomberg Magazine to comment in 1998, “once you have a NordicTrack, you never need another one.”¹
BENEFITS of CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Cross-country skiing is an all over, full body aerobic exercise that engages all major muscle groups in the core, upper body, & lower body. The upright, weight bearing position burns hundreds of calories per hour while while simultaneously working both the “pulling” and “pushing” muscles of each region. The gliding motion avoids major shock to the feet, knees, & hips, making it easy on the body. Finally, the natural motion is easy to learn – it’s similar to swinging your arms (or swinging walking sticks) when walking.
FEATURES of NordicTrack Pro SKI MACHINE
The non-motorized NordicTrack Pro is quieter than most electronic equipment and can be used anywhere with no need for access to an electric outlets. The wheeled, folding design can easily be moved and stored out of the way. An electronic monitor keeps track of time, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. New NordicTrack Pro Skiers include a one (1) year warranty on parts. Adjustable resistance and elevation settings customize the workout to your individual intensity preferences. The lon-impact exercise (feet stay on ground) is easy on the body’s joints.
CAVEATS of NordicTrack SKI MACHINES
If there is any drawback to the NordicTrack skiers, it is that they have a brief learning curve. The motion is natural and easy once you understand that the one-way clutch only provides resistance as you push the ski back behind you. There is no resistance as you pull the ski forward – do not “shuffle” your feet or you could lose balance (the shuffle motion is a common requirement in lesser quality machines). With the help of customer service and a multitude of instructional videos, it is an easy thing to master. New machines purchased from NordicTrack.com also have a 30-day return policy, to allow plenty of time to learn this new skill.
WHERE to BUY
PURCHASE NEW (warranty included)
Buy new machines directly from the manufacturer and take advantage of sales, special financing options, a 1 year warranty on all parts, and an option to purchase in-home assembly and set-up!
PURCHASE USED (as is)
These merchants carry used ski machines from 3rd party sellers, but be sure to note the model type as the quality can vary widely depending on the model. Cheaper models produced in the past include the Challenger, 20th Anniversary Special Edition, Sequoia, and Excel. There were also lines of more expensive models including the Achiever & Elite.
SKI MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS
- Patented Flywheel and One-Way Clutch mechanism produces a natural motion and can be adjusted for different levels of resistance
- Wheeled, foldable machine can be moved and stored easily
- Independent Resistance Controls for both arms and legs let you adjust the intensity of upper- and lower-body workouts
- Adjustable Front-End Elevation allows you to add variety to your lower body workout
- Electronic Monitor displays time, distance, calories burned, and pulse
- NordicTrack’s WARRANTY offers 1 year of coverage on all parts
- Measures 93″ L X 23.5″ W X 60″ H — note that this is the size when not in use, you will need a longer clearance at the front and back of the ski machine for moving ski clearance when the machine is in use
- Weight Capacity 250 Lbs
ADDITIONAL NordicTrack SKI MACHINE INFORMATION
Your NordicTrack Pro Skier is designed to last for years, and regular Maintenance will ensure this lasting experience. Parts that get regular wear (like resistance straps and springs) will evenutally wear out over many, many miles of use. Fortunately, these parts are easy to replace yourself with parts you can purchase online.
Finally, you may enjoy the option to enhance your workout experience with custom made Accessories for the NordicTrack Pro Skier. A drink holder, custom molded hand grips, or Cross-Country skiing exercise videos can make the chore of working out a much more pleasant event!