When it comes time to outfit your home gym, you’re probably looking for the best of the best. Our NordicTrack treadmill lineup has plenty to offer, including options for high incline ranges, impressive speeds, and hybrid machine designs—not to mention full iFIT® compatibility.
Today, the spotlight is on one of our favorites: the EXP 7i Folding Treadmill. Here’s our review on this machine and why it deserves a place in your home gym.
Meet The EXP 7i Folding Treadmill
The EXP 7i Folding Treadmill is a great entry in NordicTrack’s treadmill roster. Sleek and simple, yet powerful and impressive, it has just about everything you need to get a great walking, jogging, or running workout without leaving your house.
The EXP 7i boasts speeds of up to 12 mph and an incline range of up to 12%. Specialized OneTouch® Controls gives you total control over these variables without breaking stride, which means you can focus solely on your workout.
There’s plenty to see and do on the EXP 7i. The 7” HD Smart Touchscreen allows you to select your favorite workouts and follow along with world-class trainers with a clear visual, while Bluetooth® audio capabilities and two 2” digitally amplified speakers immerse you in every workout session.
Better yet, the EXP 7i is fully iFIT compatible. An iFIT membership grants you access to an ever-expanding library of workouts, training sessions, and guided walks through some of the most incredible locations on the planet. Choose from all kinds of health and wellness topics, from running and recovery to yoga and mindfulness. Thanks to Automatic Trainer Control, your trainer can even manage speed and incline for you, helping match your pace to theirs every step of the way.
The EXP 7i has a 20” x 60” tread belt with FlexSelect™ Cushioning for a superior treadmill experience. You’ll also enjoy the built-in AutoBreeze™ workout fan, which can help keep you cool while you’re trotting the globe.
|Incline Range||The incline range is a huge benefit for anyone who wants to take their workout to the next level.|
|Speed||You’ll have plenty of options when it comes to speed. Plus, 12 mph is more than enough for most walkers, joggers, and everyday runners.|
|Screen Size||The 7” HD Smart Touchscreen is big enough to give you full control over your workout experience without creating distractions.|
|Audio||Whether you want to crank up that workout playlist or keep your tunes in your ear so housemates can work and study, there are impressive audio options to fit your wants and needs.|
|iFIT Compatibility||The EXP 7i and iFIT might as well have been made for each other. They’re a great fit, especially if you want workouts that won’t allow you to get into a rut.|
Our Favorite Features
When we got our hands (and our running shoes) on the EXP 7i, a few features stood out right away:
iFIT compatibility is what brings this treadmill to life. Engaging, entertaining, and great for all different workout types, iFIT helped us get even more out of the EXP 7i. We were particularly excited to learn from some of the world’s greatest athletes, who guided us as we learned about good form.
If you’re looking for a walking, jogging, or running experience that puts your needs front and center, iFIT is a must!
NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill Reviews: iFIT Workouts
Do you have limited room in your home gym? If so, the EXP 7i might be the perfect choice for you. We tested the SpaceSaver® design and discovered it’s a great choice for tight or awkward areas. With EasyLift™ assist, we found we could easily fold the machine and reclaim a little extra space after use, then unfold it again in seconds for your next workout.
Google Maps™ Technology
While iFIT has more than enough global locations and incredible sights to keep us busy, we thought it might be fun to shake things up by creating our own workouts. With a paid iFIT membership, utilize the NordicTrack and iFIT Google Maps® technology to plot a course along our favorite hidden beaches, cityscapes, and even our own neighborhoods. The EXP 7i even interacted with Google Maps® to intelligently match the local terrain—so if our path took us up a little hill, our incline increased. But if that’s not your thing, you can easily switch back to a manual mode setting and control the incline yourself.
The Final Verdict
It’s no secret that we’re fans of powerful, well-designed treadmills, but the EXP 7i stands out from the crowd. Its incline and speed settings make it an effective workout buddy, while its comfort features make it a good fit for athletes and reluctant exercisers alike.
Our final verdict on the EXP 7i is simple: If you have limited space but unlimited workout goals, this folding treadmill is for you. Its sleek design and user-friendly features make it easier to maneuver than other machines in its class, allowing you to add this treadmill to your home gym without compromising on space.
While the EXP 7i Folding Treadmill is just one entry in NordicTrack’s incredible offerings, it’s more than worthy of a spot in your home gym. We fell in love with its iFIT compatibility and space-saving features, and we’re pretty sure you will, too.
But don’t take our word for it. If you want to see the EXP 7i or other NordicTrack equipment in action, schedule a virtual showroom appointment today.
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