ACT Elliptical Review

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Nordictrack is a trusted name in home and commercial exercise equipment. The A.C.T. Elliptical by Nordictrack is a top of the line, commercial quality piece of fitness equipment anyone can own in their home. The difference between home and gym pieces is often the size and smoothness of movement. The A.C.T. Elliptical solves the gap between the two.

The A.C.T. Elliptical by Nordictrack is available through the official website. Ordering includes in-home installation at an additional cost. Currently, in-home installation retails for just under $200 US.

List of Ingredients

Gym quality home elliptical machine.

Product Features

The best part of an elliptical machine is the intense workout earned without impact on knees and joints. The A.C.T. Elliptical by Nordictrack does not disappoint. With a 22 inch stride length, it is easy to get a full muscle range of motion with very little strenuous effort. Twenty iFit workouts come standard with the machine.

Workouts through iFit are tailored to increase metabolism and weight loss. The website allows users to download new workouts and some machines can even access the Internet to download workouts as well.

The A.C.T. Elliptical by Nordictrack comes with an iPod dock, heart rate monitor pads on the handles, resistance up to 20 and a high resolution display.

Nordictrack’s website offers customer reviews based on real life use of the machine. Overall, customers love the look, feel and size of the machine. The higher price tag reflects in commercial quality.

The total price for the A.C.T. by Nordictrack is currently $699 US. Shipping and handling may be charged in some cases and can cost $150 US or more.

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Advantages

  • Elliptical machines are effective in burning calories.
  • Impact on joints and knees is minimal.
  • Foot pedals reach a 22 inch stride which is comparable to gym machines.
  • Heart rate monitor will keep workouts in the fat burning zone.

Disadvantages

  • Gym equipment success relies on constant use.
  • Workouts may become dull in a short period of time.
  • Severely overweight dieters may find preprogrammed workouts difficult.
  • The cost is much higher than other home models.
  • Installation can take hours and in-home help is expensive.
  • No dietary suggestions for weight loss are included.
  • There is no mention of a money back guarantee.
  • 250 pound limit means some obese people could not use the equipment.

Conclusion

For someone who works out all the time, the A.C.T. Elliptical by Nordictrack is a great deal. The equipment will compare to gym pieces you use when out of the home and provide great results if used regularly.

Exercise, however, does not imply weight loss. Dieters still need to decrease caloric intake and maintain healthy exercise routines in order to lose weight. Adding a fat burner may help to curb appetite and burn more calories than a workout alone.

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