Love This Machine!
By Jersey Jenn (Sayreville, NJ) on Apr 17, 2009
I love everything about this machine! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because it doesn't have miles, but rather revolutions. But other than that, the machine is well built and perfect for in-home use. It came in 4 business days. The floormat arrived 2 days after the machine did.
No iPod Dock, Otherwise a nice machine
By Elliptical Newbie (Greenville, SC) on Jun 18, 2009
We just got our A.C.T. elliptical yesterday, and I put it together last night. The assembly was fairly easy and well-documented, though not for the mechanically faint-of-heart. The machine is well-built - very solid, quiet, and smooth. My wife and I gave it a try this morning, and we both liked the ... (Read more)
Some noise fixed with great customer service
By Mark (West Hills, CA) on Aug 4, 2009
I had a very good customer service experience in both ordering the product, having it professionally assembled and later having some noise issues resolved. The ACT is a very good machine with some very good features. The only thing I would change is the programmable settings to allow different times... (Read more)
A Terrific Home Unit
By taxwiz (Manzanita, OR) on Oct 24, 2009
I have gone to the gym for 10+ years using the various ellipical units each has had available for its members. This unit does almost EVERYTHING the gym club units with no travel time. It does not raise so you feel like you walking up hill however with the 20 different resistant levels you do not ne... (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)
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)
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)
By Dr. Ron (Naranja, Florida) on Oct 22, 2010
Had this machine for 3 months. It offers great workouts that will test even the best-fit person. It had clunk problems due to a part missing during manufacture. Nordictrack fixed this but clunking still comes back when it wants to. Had to replace the console also. Adjustable stride is a plus onc... (Read more)
Better than a Treadmill!
By ToddH (Houlton, WI) on Oct 28, 2010
Didn't know how I'd like the center drive but we love it!! The unit is very well built and sturdy. My wife was totally a treadmill user but now loves getting on the elliptical instead. She said it's a much better workout than a treadmill and it takes less time to burn more calories, plus it's mor... (Read more)
nice very nice
By hakreck (C.B. Iowa) on Oct 26, 2011
Nice elliptical took about two hours to assemble has a little squeek which I'm working on but other wise works real well I liek it and my wife likes it.
A.C.T. deserves an encore
By Christy (Greenville, SC) on May 19, 2009
I want you and the world to know how happy my husband and I are with our new A.C.T. elliptical!! After conducting quite a bit of reasearchand reading more reviews that I would have ever imagined we decided to purchase with NordicTrack directly. Although we considered buying an elliptical in the past... (Read more)
By gatogreensleeves (Portland, OR) on Jun 27, 2009
I've had this machine for about 4 months now and it has been pretty solid so far. Please be aware that it is really REALLY heavy, and the guy that brought it to my door was alone and older than God. I gave him $5 to help me get it in the door. I was able to set it up alone, because I have it comin... (Read more)
correcting banging/clunking noise
By Ken (Charleston, SC) on Aug 10, 2009
I extensively researched the various types and brands of elliptical trainers to find one that was compact, stable, contained quality/sturdy components and would be operationally quiet. My research led me to the NordicTrack A.C.T. I was somewhat concerned when I read the various customer reviews sugg... (Read more)
Sturdy Machine, Not so Compact
By Tryinghard (Gulf Coast of Mississippi) on Dec 19, 2009
This is a nice elliptical machine, it is mostly sturdy (but not commercial grade) and definitely gives the workout that anyone would need to get in shape. The concept is great and the screen is really nice as are the ipod attachment and fan.
Be aware though that it is not compact at all. Where i... (Read more)
Great Machine and costomer service
By JD (Petersburg, VA) on Dec 28, 2009
I received my ACT today and set it up myself (not recommended) with a little help from my daughter in about 3 hours. Wasn't really complicated after laying all the parts out. Once done, I had a great 20min work out. Very smooth. As I completed my workout, the machine started making a clunking noise ... (Read more)