By Wild Bill (Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan) on Nov 28, 2013
Comments: The problem with the Nordic Track Skier is that it's too functional, and not pretty enough. I'm looking at a new one, but my current one (2nd) is still working great. It's a timeless engineering design that functions correctly for years. It's an exercise routine that you can do at any age. I know...I started in my thirties (before I retired from the Army), and am still using it (at age 58). I work for the government and deploy often, so I'm always introduced to a new gym somewhere, with the newest machines and technology and gizmos. Nothing beats the Nordic Track. It provides a superior cardio routine, muscle toning, core strengthening, and - best of all - no impact. My wife loves it because it's quieter than a treadmill or elliptical, and can be folded up and stowed away in minutes. I love it because - at age 58 - I still have a resting heart rate below 50, and still fit into the uniform I wore when I retired from service 18 years ago. This is no joke or gimmick. I grew up cross-country skiing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It's the best total body exercise you can perform on a regular basis. And the Nordic Track is the ONLY machine that gives you that benefit in a well-constructed, reasonably-priced package that you will have for years. I can't wait to get off these expensive treadmills here in Afghanistan and get back to my Nordic Track.
A classic in the home fitness world, the Classic Pro Skier is still a fan favorite for its effectiveness. Smooth, natural motion of Nordic skiing offers exercise without injury or discomfort, while adjustable resistance and elevation let you easily adjust the intensity of your workout. Independent resistance controls for the arms and legs give you training variety. The LED feedback window tracks time, distance calories burned and pulse.