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By Landa (Calif.) on Nov 7, 2009
Heavy duty, well made, quiet, nice features and display.
Comes with workout program.
It does the job and is a really nice machine. Instructions fairly easy.
It came in very large, very heavy box. Took 4 hours to set up and requires 2 people at times. The base comes assembled, we a... (Read more)
Just Finished 30 minutes
By Carly (Philly) on Dec 13, 2009
My husband and I put this together yesterday (2 hours to assemble)and I hopped on this morning! I found this to operate smoothly, high quality and a real joy to use. We will purchase the floor mat to place under the machine since our floors are uneven. It was easy to change the stride from my hu... (Read more)
Well Designed, Challenging Machine.
By Easyflo (Fair Lawn, NJ) on Dec 19, 2009
A year ago I had surgey on my knee for a miniscus tear due to much running. I am 45 and I needed to find an alternative that would be challenging, low impact on my knees and keep my heart rate up. After much research I chose the A.C.T..Upon climbing onto the machine i was surprised by how solid and ... (Read more)
Comments on Headroom Needed
By Folkmeister (Philly) on Dec 24, 2009
I found it very difficult to find information about elliptical machines for locations that have limited ceiling height - so I wanted to make sure and post some comments that I hope will be helpful for others. I looked mainly at side flywheel designs like the ACT because I learned that they have a ... (Read more)
love it, except for the fan
By Holly (Port Hope, MI) on Jan 6, 2010
What I love: the long stride, the little space it takes up, and the overall quality.
What I don't love: The speaker quality, and the fan. I'm 5'5" and if I could walk on my tip toes, the fan might blow on my face. So unless you are tall, don't invest the extra money for the fan. It blows about ... (Read more)
By Architexan (Texas) on Jan 10, 2010
This is an awesome machine. I am a taller guy with a longer stride and the 22" setting is perfect. It is hard to find a machine with a nice smooth motion that fits my gait, but this one does it. Shipping packaging was very good and assebly, while there were lots of parts, was very easy. Machine ... (Read more)
I fixed the thumping!
By Slacker (Sudbury, Ontario) on Feb 27, 2010
Hey all, I had the thumping/squeeking too! But I spent 3 hrs taking it apart and putting it together again...turned out to be a bloody bolt/nut on the round peice underneith the place where you put your foot. (Lift up foot petal and there are 2 bolts) It seems to loosen over time. Thank god I foun... (Read more)
I use it daily
By YouthChallenged (Boston, MA) on Mar 5, 2010
I bought the ACT Commercial Elliptical online, it was delivered in about 10 days, assembled in 2 hours with the help of my son-inlaw, and i use it every day.
We placed it in the living room with a clear view of the TV and i love using it.
It does not make any noises and the opperation is very smoo... (Read more)
Absolutely the best machine ever!
By Chris (Burrillville, RI) on Apr 21, 2010
This is the best machine I've ever had in my home. It's so smooth and quiet and takes up so little space. I'd highly recommend it to anyone.
The 22" stride is what sold us at first.
By grandma (Casa Grande, Arizona) on Mar 22, 2010
My husband and I looked and tried out a lot of machines before buying this one. We have an old Nordic cross country ski machine, so we felt that Nordic was a good quality piece of equipment. We received our machine in November of 2009 and use it several times each per week. My husband weighed 254 ... (Read more)
I like mine
By vtguy (Vermont) on Mar 30, 2010
I have owned mine and I have had it for about 2 months. I just wish I had gotten one with an incline but this kills me anyways so I guess that isn't a big deal. I like the Ifit workouts. I plan to buy an elliptical from them with a intensity ramp eventually though.
This is the one!!!
By meeeee (SLC, UT) on Mar 30, 2010
This is a great machine...wish it charged my ipod and had incline, but those are the only things it lacks. Great workout....very sturdy....no complaints!! I put the machine together by myself in under 2 hours...I am female...not strong by any means, very simple. Ifit cards are an awesome feature ... (Read more)
So Far So Good
By Rick (Monroe, NC) on Apr 7, 2010
Bought the ACT Commercial Elliptical in March. Assembly went fine, maybe 2 hours. After about 2 weeks developed "bumping" on right side. Contacted Customer service. They sent the parts for what they thought it was. Service Tech arrive and found a loose bolt internally. Had it going in no time. Whole... (Read more)
Excellent quality! I love it!
By Montagnarde (Denver, CO) on May 23, 2010
I am an avid exerciser--gym rat and runner--and was hesitant to purchase a machine, fearful that it wouldn't be gym quality and my workouts would suffer. On the contrary, this machine is amazing. It is a solid sturdy machine and the workout is smooth with a gym-quality feel. I actually prefer it... (Read more)
Awesome You will not regret this purchase
By DaddyzGirl (Prairie Grove,AR) on Jul 3, 2010
If you have joint problems or back problems, this is the exercise machine for you. I have had a broken right leg, a broken left foot & ankle, and a slipped disc in my upper back...and this workout is gentle on my joints but intense enough to give me the workout my body needs. My stamina is building ... (Read more)
so easy to assemble
By ClemR (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) on Jul 6, 2010
packaging was robust and parts were well surrounded with cardboard and foam.
Easy to install, instructions are so easy to follow! No parts missing either. Delivery was on time, and no problem.
My wife and I love our new ACT.
Thank you NordicTrack
great customer service
By fst (colorado) on Jul 20, 2010
I get a good workout in a small(ish) space as advertised. Had a large electronic problem, and even tho my warrantee was a couple of days over expiration, am VERY satisfied with polite, prompt, complete customer service in solving the problem for the price of shipping. I'd give them my business aga... (Read more)
Great Elliptical Horrible Assemble
By Michelle (Greenwood, IN) on Jul 23, 2010
Now that I have my elliptical together, it's great. Easy to use and so quiet I can use it in the same room as the rest of my family while they watch TV.
Now for the assembly.
First of all, make sure you have a strong man there to help you move the base from the wooden pallet it is delivered on.... (Read more)
By chocolate (Lake City, South Carolina) on Aug 26, 2010
This machine was worth every penny. I could see results in the second week. I have been having trouble with my knees for several years. I would hobble out of bed because of my sore knees and I would catch a cramp even walking up a flight of stairs. I started walking on the eliptical and at the e... (Read more)
Very Nice and Powerful Machine
By NataliaL (Anaheim, CA) on Oct 28, 2010
The elliptical only takes a small corner of our house. I've lost 10 lbs so far! I'd recommend this product to everyone who is looking to buy in the $1000 range.