By ThomasJ (Elk City, OK) on Oct 13, 2010
Comments: I'm a 47 year old Firefighter. I purchased the Nordic Track A.C.T. Pro Elliptical in order to lose weight and regain cardiovascular health. The first thing I noticed was how well built the unit is, good strong steel parts, heavy base an overall good quality machine. Assembly was required, but instructions were clear and concise. With the help of my girlfriend (an extra set of hands was nice at a couple of stages during assembly) it took about 45 minutes to assemble. I started using my new Elliptical on February 1st and have used it almost daily ever since. I've lost over 30 pounds, my at rest heart rate has gone from about 73-76 beats per minute down to 48-52 beats per minute. Prior to starting my fitness program I had DAILY problems with knee pain. One reason I bought an Elliptical rather than a treadmill was for the lower impact. Not only has the Elliptical not aggravated the knee pain, but it has prevented it. Now that I've lost weight and strengthened my lower legs and knees I don't experience knee pain on a regular basis. In fact about the only time I have any knee pain is when I've had to remain in a crouched position for an extended period of time (20 minutes or longer). This alone is worth EVERY penny I spent on the Elliptical because my job involves a great deal of crouching and crawling around on my knees!! Needless to say I'm thrilled with my NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro Elliptical! I've gone from using it 20 minutes a day to exercising 30-45 minutes, sometimes even an hour. If I ever wear mine out you can rest assured I'll purchase another! Thank You for your time, my NordicTrack and my Health!