NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i Review


NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i

The NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i elliptical trainer is in our view one the best rounded fitness trainer machines available. It has the feel of a well built robust construction, while offering one of the quietest workouts when compared to other models in our elliptical reviews, due in part to the belt drive mechanism rather than the more common rails that other elliptical use. A button power-operated adjustable incline up to 10 degrees gives you sufficient gradient to target your lower body and offer optimum cardiovascular routines.

Unlike most elliptical trainers, where you’re limited to an average of 20 inches of stride, the NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i offers a whopping 38” stride length. Due to this unique feature, you are able to push yourself and different muscles groups to your personal limits, rather than being hindered by the limits of the exercise machine. After all, your body adjusts to the strides you put it through – shouldn’t your elliptical do the same?

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Because this elliptical trainer offers the full range of motion of not only a typically elliptical, but a stair stepper and treadmill as well, you aren’t held back by the limits that a normal elliptical would set. Because of this, you get more benefits out of your machine because it gives you the freedom to change up your routine at will, never allowing your body to grow used to your workout, and therefore benefitting from greater workout efficiency and therefore better results.


The impressive 7 inch color display console on the NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i trainer allows you to control a whopping 35 built-in work programs, 24 resistance levels and is iFit capable. You can fully customize your own workouts to fit your ideal workout routine or select one of the elliptical workout programs designed by professional fitness trainers, so you can get started immediately if you want, rather than struggling to figure out the right routine when setting off on your fitness campaign.

FreeStrider FS7i – Accessories

The NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i trainer comes with a nice little collection of accessories to make your workout as easy and convenient as possible for you. It includes a built-in water bottle holder so you can make sure hydration is at your fingertips. Other features include a built-in 7-inch console with web capabilities so you can browse while you workout, as well as a wireless receiver so you can keep an eye on your heart rate during your session. The small transport wheels make it easy to move out of the way when you’re finished, despite its bulkier frame.

NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i – Review Summary

If you’re looking for a robust, all round trainer that will give you versatility, comfort, and that is tech-savvy, the FreeStrider FS7i could well be the right elliptical trainer for you. Because of it’s multiple-machine design, this elliptical, stepper, treadmill trainer makes it easy to get an efficient workout for all your main multiple muscle groups without needing heavy maintenance, and it’s backed by an impressive full-coverage warranty. In fact, you’ll get a lifetime warranty for the trainers frame, five year parts warranty and two years labor coverage.

In short, the NordicTrack FreeStrider FS7i trainer is an impressive 3-in-1 elliptical, treadmill and stepper machine, that is well built with plenty of resistance and stride variable to keep all but the most extreme users challenged. When it comes to value for money this multi-purpose fitness machine is with out doubt one the most desirable trainers on the market.