By Indoorskier (Washington, DC) on Apr 11, 2009
Comments: I bought my first one in 1987 and have used one or another model ever since, at least several times a week. The unique skiing motion strengthens the core, curing a lower back problem I had, and for getting a high intensity aerobic workout in half an hour without stressing the joints, nothing else comes close. They once made a series of skiing tapes with music and timed sections that are very helpful in motivating a workout. I have also tried every other type of exercise machine on the market in the 22 years since I got my first NordicTrack, and while they are sometimes good for a change, none of them can compete day after day, year after year, with the workout I get on the NordicTrack.
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.