My wife and I really enjoy it
By ck1978 (Asheville, NC) on Jan 20, 2010
After trying this and other machines at my local retail store, my wife and I decided to purchase the Freestrider 35S. Unlike traditional ellipticals, this machine doesn't make my knees hurt or feel uncomfortable. I'm 6ft tall so I also really enjoy the range of motion that it offers. Also you can... (Read more)
By GettingFit (New Braunfels, TX) on Apr 11, 2010
An excellent concept - an all-in-one elliptical and stair-stepper. Mine was delivered and assembled this weekend, and at this time I am extremely happy with my purchase. The Freestrider is quiet, doesn't take up much space, and provides several options for a great workout. My only complaint would... (Read more)
It's the best piece of workout equipment ever!
By Bosco (Bethesda, Maryland) on Aug 3, 2010
Pros: The stability and smooth "range of motion" action of the Freestrider 35S makes one forget he or she is having a workout. Today, in my second only workout, my teeshirt was literally soaked, but I felt like I could have gone another 40 minutes. The machine lives up to its early high praise withi... (Read more)
Best Cardio Workout
By badbob (alpharetta, ga) on Dec 1, 2010
I really can't understand why there are not more reviews for this product. Doing the full 35 inch stride will kick your butt in a way that a regular elliptical can not compete with. Even when I take an elliptical and crank the ramp up to an incline level of 30 percent and the resistance set at 100%,... (Read more)
By C. Griswold (Chicago, IL) on Dec 6, 2010
ought online with no tax or shipping. Beat everything else out there. Gives both me an my wife a great workout. I think this type machine will take over the market now that the price is down. Also, you have to call nordictrack to get a full five years of warranty, but it was also a bargain compa... (Read more)
I love this!!
By Barb (Destin, Florida) on Jan 14, 2011
I started out only able to last 4 minutes. I am 73 years old and am now up to 20 minutes a day. Bought the machine in December; this is something I can do!!
By tbird (Denver) on Feb 8, 2011
I love this machine, the workout is great and the size of the machine is compact...we have very little space in my 1949 bungalow but I desperatly wanted a workout machine. We have had it for 2.5 months now. My legs are stronger, mentally I am on my game, I am a better wife and mom because of the str... (Read more)
By blackstilettos (West Hollywood, CA) on Apr 3, 2011
I was really wary after reading all the reviews on here about other ellipticals and especially because this style was so radically different than traditional machines, so I thought I'd leave a review for the others are there trying to undertand more about this machine.
Delivery - I paid the expe... (Read more)
Love my strider
By Looking better every day! (Sacramento, CA) on Dec 31, 2010
I've had my strider for about 8 months. I love it. It's very quiet, doesn't take up much space and the action is very smooth. Great work out options. The time goes by quickly. I love the convenience of working out at home. I have rheumatoid arthritis and really appreciate the great workout I g... (Read more)
By David (Hillsboro Or) on Nov 7, 2011
Unit arrived with what appears to be a defective console. Console does not communicate with base unit, so it is never aware that activity has begun, rendering the programs useless. This appears to be a known issue based on other web site reviews. Called customer service 3 different times over th... (Read more)
Did I ever lose weight
By slim arrow (Prairie SD) on Jan 8, 2012
I really like the effect that this machine has on the condition of my body. I started at 205 lbs. just after Thanksgiving, by the first day of spring I was at 170 Lbs. I am a 50 year old man that is 5' 10" inches.
If your desire is to have a machine that will stimulate both your body heart, lung... (Read more)
Love it .. I feel the work out all over my body!
By thecupguy (Corpus Christi, TX) on Feb 4, 2012
it gives me the same work out as riding my mountain bike without the traffic worries
Best Exercise Machine I Have Used
By Freestrider-Fan (Beulah, ND) on Feb 4, 2012
I have used NordicTrack exercise equipment since the 90's. I began with a classic skier, next a treadmill and last an elliptical. All machines were great quality and offered a great workout. I combined the machines with an intense over the road running routine. I began to have knee troubles because ... (Read more)
By Edub (San Antonio, Tx) on Feb 10, 2012
Very nice machine, ordered the platinum service to have them put it together. Very smooth and quiet, also very sturdy, doesn't rock side to side like my other elliptical I have been on. And I weigh 300 lbs.
The display is bright green and cheesy but it serves its purpoes. Lots workouts to choos... (Read more)
Good calorie burner
By edub (san antonio, tx) on Mar 22, 2012
Great machine, I burned 415 calories in 30 minutes! Nice and stable, I used to own an elliptical machine and I would remember how it would tilt a little to each side when you go up a incline or something but this one does not.
Nice and easy on the joints, the more you do it the stronger your knees... (Read more)
By Spiff (saint george, ut) on Sep 5, 2012
Very well designed elliptical motion, and seems like it will last well. Better than some of the stuff I have used at the gym. The electronic panel is horrifyingly bad though. I would much rather just have the old fashioned mechanical twist knob to adjust tension and none of the garbage they have inc... (Read more)
By not a teenager (Montana) on Oct 24, 2012
Excellent, can't wait for ski season. It is the perfect low impact way to prepare and the training programs keep it interesting. It is quiet and doesn't take up much room. I am "buying time" on having a knee replaced and this will give me some more time.