NordicTrack Fusion CST Review

NordicTrack Fusion CST Review

Overall Score 9.8

OVERVIEW

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 Fusion is a "Game Changer.At its core it features a flywheel paired with smooth magnetic resistance, (SMR,™ technology) ─ 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 flow workout session without the need to take a break to make adjustments. 

A great feature is the 10" removable smart tablet that comes included. Owners have access to Fusion CST on-demand workouts and studio led classes via the iFit Coach app. With its Bluetooth connectivity, the Fusion is able to match and adjust resistance on-the-fly to correspond with the workout being streamed. You can schedule reminders to tune in for the daily scheduled sessions where an iFit trainer performs the moves for you to follow ─ for proper form, guidance, speed plus some intense motivation.  iFit Coach is a key component of Fusion ownership which the first 12 month subscription included when when you purchase. Click Here to learn more about why you need iFit Coach

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.


   Need to get fit or loose weight to be in shape?   The Fusion CST from NordicTrack combines a cardio workout with strength building for an intense calorie burn in one piece of exercise equipment

Need to get fit or loose weight to be in shape? The Fusion CST from NordicTrack combines a cardio workout with strength building for an intense calorie burn in one piece of exercise equipment

  THE FUSION CST IN ACTION  - FUSING STRENGTH  WITH INTENSE CARDIO WORK-OUTS

THE FUSION CST IN ACTION - FUSING STRENGTH  WITH INTENSE CARDIO WORK-OUTS


FIRST-HAND FUSION STORIES


WHAT WE LOVE

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 gotten from users so far is excellent.

Finally a key aspect of what we love about this equipment 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 can adjust 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.


 Studio classes on the tablet help guide you through different exercises.  Pro iFit Fusion trainers lead you through the proper form and pace so you get the most out of your Fusion workout

Studio classes on the tablet help guide you through different exercises.  Pro iFit Fusion trainers lead you through the proper form and pace so you get the most out of your Fusion workout

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 can keep your body guessing. As an Option you never have to touch your machine's controls. Your trainer can auto-adjust resistance to match your  customized workout. Of course you can override is if you prefer.

The Fusion CST’s footprint is 59.4 inches wide by 41.5 inches deep and 73.7 inches high.


   WATTS METER   displays your work out load on the center console and the tablet displays the live classes.  You can remove or  move the tablet to different heights and places as you go through your work out session.

 WATTS METER displays your work out load on the center console and the tablet displays the live classes.  You can remove or  move the tablet to different heights and places as you go through your work out session.


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 adjust the resistance and quickly switch to a different pulley height.  The Fusion CST provides 20 different resistance levels for any work out level

You can adjust the resistance and quickly switch to a different pulley height.  The Fusion CST provides 20 different resistance levels for any work out level


POINTS OF DESTINCTION
  • 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.
 Cardio workout & Build Strength at Same Time

Cardio workout & Build Strength at Same Time

  The Fusion CST  is a perfect addition to any home gym.  It has a compact size of 61 inches by 42 inches and combines cardio with strength building to get results in a shorter time

The Fusion CST is a perfect addition to any home gym.  It has a compact size of 61 inches by 42 inches and combines cardio with strength building to get results in a shorter time

 LIVE CLASSES TAKE YOU THROUGH MOVES

LIVE CLASSES TAKE YOU THROUGH MOVES

  The Fusion CST  comes with a wireless Bluetooth heart rate tracker strap that updates in your  iFit Coach App .

The Fusion CST comes with a wireless Bluetooth heart rate tracker strap that updates in your iFit Coach App.

Short on time but want to lose weight?  Want to build strength?
    Consider
the Fusion CST


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 Fusion CST provides the ability to target specific muscle groups.

The Fusion CST provides the ability to target specific muscle groups.

PRICES

The Fusion CST is competitively priced

Fusion CST $1,999 (regularly $2,999)

iFit Coach 1 year subscription Included

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 streamed studio classes, to ensure proper form and speed, on the included 10 inch removable tablet ─ allowing you to 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 does pack an effective calorie burning punch. 

 With its smooth magnetic resistance flywheel, 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 studio class you are taking or you can adjust manually. 

It's pricey but adds a lot of 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 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. Read our iFit Coach Review Here.



SCORE BREAKOUT Points
OVERALL SCORE 9.8
10" Tablet 9.5
Construction 9.8
Resistance 9.9
Durability 9.7
Professional Live Coaching 9.9
Service level 9
Price 9.8

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