This is a great machine
By sherdog (enfield,CT) on Jun 18, 2009
I am so glad i purchased this elliptical thru all of the some what bad reviews. i will say that at one point the directions had me put the feet on the wrong way and i didnt realize it till it was all together.But it was an easy fix. I just worked out today on it and it is so quite. I dont hear any c... (Read more)
Great machine, but...
By Idaho (Buffalo, NY) on Jun 22, 2009
My wife and I ordered this machine, and along with it purchased a seperate workout program. We were told the "trainer" will call and get the specifics, and set up a program designed for one of us. Received the machine, great packing job, all parts were there. Set it up, did some of the pre-progra... (Read more)
By Joe (Dallas, Texas) on Jul 18, 2009
Smooth and quite. Everything I wanted. Putting it together was a pain, but well worth it.
I love this!
By Chrys007 (DFW, TX) on Jul 2, 2009
I ordered my ACT Elliptical about a month ago. I was surprised at how many pieces there were in the box, but I put it together all by myself in about 2 hours. That was a workout in its own right!Like one other reviewer, I had put the feet on wrong and was rather frustrated until I figured out what I... (Read more)
So simple even a ..........
By CharlesG (Utica, NY & Vero Beach, FL (depending on the weather)) on Jul 11, 2009
My congratulations to Nordic for producing a 'do it setup yourself' that is so simple even a ....... well, you know the line. I've been putting things together for 40+ years and this is the first (yes, the first) time I've followed the amazingly clear instructions and did not forfeit my religion. ... (Read more)
By kwizeacre (St Louis, MO) on Jul 14, 2009
I am so happy with my choice. I reviewed several machines before deciding on this one. I chose this one over others because they were having an excellent price on it as well as the reviews I read online. My husband put it together in about 2 hours with no problems. I was also pleased with the de... (Read more)
Great machine but a few minor cons
By Nickname (Akron, Ohio) on Jul 23, 2009
I purchased this model at the sale price which I noticed they seem to have often. So far I am very pleased with this machine but it does have a few faults. The Dual-Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor is about useless as it doesn t seem accurate enough to rely on. The Coolaire Workout fan is okay for taller... (Read more)
By RenG (Detroit, MI) on Aug 18, 2009
The delivery was on time, and in good condition. Heavy box left in garage. I opened the box, took it piece by piece to my basement. Installation took about 2 hours. Needed help when connecting wires, but otherwise quite easy with the instructions. Apply grease as instructed to make it smooth. Be car... (Read more)
No Quality Shortage with A.C.T.
By CharlesG (Florida and New York, depending on the weather) on Aug 31, 2009
Having used ellipticals for the past 4 years - mostly at "the" gym for grunts I'm qualified to say "YES, JUST LIKE THE BIG GUYS". With 20+ programs to pick from that come built into the equipment you can have the time of your life. Beginner thru Advanced, and all on this smooth operating 'life sav... (Read more)
A good investment
By Joe (Moscow, PA) on Sep 3, 2009
I wanted to wait until I had the elliptical for a solid week before I left my review. Overall, this is a quality machine. Compared to other elliptical machines, the overall footprint is much smaller. It is a bit wider, however much shorter in length. It's not hard to squeeze this thing in a corne... (Read more)
There's good and bad
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)
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)
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)