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, a step-up compared to traditional clunky weight stacks at the typical gym. With four pairs of pulleys that are fixed at different heights the Fusion facilitates 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 Fusion CST on-demand workouts and studio led classes via the iFit Coach app. With its Bluetooth connectivity, the Fusion is able to automatically adjust resistance on the fly to correspond with the workout being streamed with 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 plus motivation. iFit Coach is a key component of Fusion ownership which is an annual or monthly subscription service you sign-up for when you purchase.
In summary ─ the Fusion CST provides a time saving cardio workout that also 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.
FIRST-HAND FUSION STORIES
Studio Classes • Strength Building + Cardio • Design
If you are looking to burn a ton of calories and lose some 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 equipment is well designed 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 in your home.
Workout videos are designed specifically for the Fusion CST. Professional iFit trainers show you how to use the Fusion to achieve your goals. We particularly like the access to studio led classes on the 10” tablet that ships with the Fusion CST. Nordictrack is constantly updating training classes and the feedback we have been getting from users is excellent.
Finally a key aspect of what we love is that are so many combinations and options of how to flow on this machine you do not get bored.
The Nordictrack Fusion requires an iFit Coach membership with a purchase. And that’s a good thing. A big trend in fitness these days is bringing the gym to your home so you don't have to - you get to live stream Fusion Studio Classes to the included tablet where the iFit Coach adjusts real-time your machines resistance to match the workout - your're literally in a class, never alone but with others, so it's motivating and you get to select your favorite instructors to follow.
WHAT TO KNOW
You can exercise all your major muscle groups in a single workout to build long lean muscles that tend to be less sustainable to injury.
The iFit Coach led Live studio workouts, created specifically for Fusion owners, are engaging ─ designed to motivate and take you through the proper form and speed of movements. 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.
Trainer lead iFit Coach provides access to over 800 cross-fit workouts to choose from so you never get bored. As an Option you never have to touch your machine's controls. Your trainer will auto-adjust resistance to match your customized workout.
The Fusion CST’s footprint is 59.4 inches wide by 41.5 inches deep and 73.7 inches high.
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 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 well designed 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 or billed annually
$33 per month
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
Packs a calorie burning punch to your fitness
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 with iFit Coach you'll have access to live and on-demand classes with a hub of information, tips and professional instructors to assist reaching your goals in nutrition, sleep and exercise. In addition you could also get the iFit Vue wearable to track your progress. Read our Review Here.
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