NordicTrack Fusion CST Review
Overall Score 9.8
The Fusion CST from Nordictrack is an exciting new exercise machine that creatively combines a high-energy cardio workout with low impact strength building in a single piece of equipment. Cardio & Strength fused together ─ this machine is a "Game Changer." At its core it features a flywheel paired with SMR™ technology, smooth magnetic resistance, an step-up compared to traditional clunky weight stacks at the typical gym, with four pairs of pulleys that are fixed at different heights to facilitate smooth quick switching for a more fluid workout session without the need to take a break to make adjustments.
A nice feature is the 10" removable computer tablet that comes included. Owners have access to live daily Fusion CST on-demand workouts and studio classes. With its Bluetooth connectivity, the Fusion is able to automatically adjust resistance on the fly to correspond with the workout being streamed from iFit Coach. You can schedule reminders to tune in for the daily scheduled sessions where a iFit trainer performs the moves for you to follow ─ for proper form, guidance, speed and motivation. iFit Coach is a key component of Fusion ownership which is an annual subscription service you sign-up for when you purchase.
The Fusion CST provides a time saving cardio workout that builds strength and can exercise all your major muscle groups in a single intense workout. It's also space saver with a footprint just 42" wide.
Live Classes • Strength Building + Cardio • Time Saver
If you are looking to burn a ton of calories and lose weight you want the Fusion CST. It will prove to be a big help. Recent studies have shown workouts that combining resistance and strength building burn those calories while adding lean muscles helping you lose weight. The Fusion CST provides a cardio workout plus strength building at the same time so you can get the most out of your workout time.
This machine is sturdy and operates quietly with its smooth magnetic resistance technology, SMR™, to create resistance. It integrates really well with the iFit Coach app making it smarter than the typical exercise gear ─ in effect you also get a on-demand Personal Training on your Screen.
Workout videos are designed specifically for the Fusion CST. Professional iFit trainers show you how to effectively use the Fusion to achieve your goals. We particularly like the access to scheduled live classes or select on-demand led classes on the 10” tablet that ships with the Fusion CST.
The Fusion CST also comes with a iFit Vue wearable to track your activity, sleep and calories (iFit Coach app provides tips, recipes, recommendations and loads of workouts).
WHAT TO KNOW
You can exercise all your major muscle groups in a single workout
The professionally led Live studio workouts specifically for Fusion owners are engaging ─ designed to motivate and take you through the proper form and speed of the movement. You can also set a difficulty level and your resistance will automatically adjust depending on what move you are doing, whether that be bicep curls or lunges.
The patented Silent Magnetic Resistance lets the Fusion CST make transitions quietly among resistance settings without having to pause for adjustments, so you maintain the intensity level through-out your workout.
You get a free iFit Vue wearable to track your sleep, steps, calories and more. The iFit Coach provides access to over 800 cross-fit workouts to choose from so you never get bored.
The Fusion CST’s footprint is 61 inches by 42 inches.
GOOD TO KNOW
Whisper-quiet SMR™ technology creates resistance for your workout without the traditional clanking weight stacks. SMR™ uses a magnetic current to create resistance, which allows for a quieter and more fluid workout.
There are 20 different power settings to build strength and increase your stamina.
The iFit Coach and Vue are included with the Fusion CST purchase adding multiple dimensions to your fitness program. Read our Review Here.
The Fusion CST comes with a lifetime frame warranty and a 1-year parts & labor warranty.
You can purchase in-home assembly for $249. This is handled by in-house technicians (no third parties) and includes delivery in the room of choice, assembly of the machine, and making sure the machine is 100% functional. If you want to assemble the Fusion CST yourself, shipping is free.
- You can exercise all your major muscle groups in a single workout. The Fusion CST takes you through fast, high-powered cardio workouts while adding varying degrees of resistance, so you build strength at the same time. Better results in shorter time.
- This machine is sturdy and is quiet with its patented smooth magnetic resistance.
- The Fusion CST ships with a 10″ tablet computer to use with iFit Coach to watch live Fusion CST specific classes and other on-demand or video workouts in the comfort of your home.
- On the center console is an easy-to-read WATTS meter that indicates your workload and power.
It also ships with a Bluetooth enabled chest strap for wireless heart rate monitoring.
Who Should buy a NordicTrack Fusion CST?
People who want to add strength building to their cardio workouts at home.
Those who want to work out on their own schedule but still have professional coaching access
People who want to lose weight or
burn a ton of calories fast
People who want to add Cross-Fit training into their workouts
The Introductory price of the Fusion CST is competitively priced
Fusion CST $1,599 (regularly $2,299)
iFit Coach 1 year subscription $39/month billed annually
Shipping free to your door`
Room delivery and Assembly +$249
The Fusion CST comes with a lifetime frame warranty and
a 1-year parts & labor warranty. Extended warranty available.
SO IN THE END ── Final thoughts
"A Good addition to any home gym. Packs a real calorie burning punch to your Workouts
This machine combines cardio workouts with strength building so you accomplish both at the same time. You have access to Fusion specific live streamed classes to ensure proper form and speed on the included 10" tablet. This Fusion CST is a great time saver letting you fit in a training session on your schedule.
This is an awesome addition to any home gym. A space saver with a footprint of 3.5 Ft by 5 Ft it does not take up much space but Packs a real calorie burning punch to your fitness.
The Fusion CST provides a time saving cardio workout that builds strength and includes live or on-demand personal training sessions. With its smooth magnetic resistance, the Fusion is quiet and has 20 different resistance levels to select from. As a smart machine these levels can adjust automatically to match the streamed class you are taking.
It's pricey but adds enough benefits to make it a buy. You can exercise all your major muscle groups in a single workout. Plus the savings on gym membership and classes makes it more do-able.
Finally you also get the iFit Vue to track your progress. With iFit Coach you'll have access to live and on-demand classes plus a hub of information, tips and professionals to assist reaching your goals in nutrition, sleep and exercise.
|Professional Live Coaching||9.9|