Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by JP
Let’s Get Started – Home Gym Overview:
NordicTrack’s innovative Fusion CST has brought much debate to the industry since it launched for essentially inventing a new class of at-home gym equipment. The Fusion CST is a first-in-category machine that allows you to perform low-impact strength training exercises combined with cardiovascular exercise, all in one model. The strength training portion of the NordicTrack Fusion CST involves four cable pulleys at different heights and utilizes SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance technology to provide smooth and gentle resistance training. The magnetic resistance is unique and rare to find in gyms, and will provide a lower-impact resistance, which is easier on your joints. This lower-impact approach can help prevent injury and minimize post-workout soreness.
The new NordicTrack Fusion CST also comes with a top-notch entertainment system and a 10-inch complementary NordicTrack tablet, which isn’t too much of a surprise given the innovation and price of this model. The Fusion CST comes with iFit Coach Plus compatibility (with a subscription), heart rate monitoring, and LifeCast classes, giving you access to infinite workouts to choose from. Additionally, the LiveCast classes are custom-tailored and new every single day, led by a certified personal trainer, and will automatically change your resistance during the workout so you don’t have to.
Because the NordicTrack Fusion CST is a new at-home gym system, guidance from personal trainers and iFit Coach will likely be important in order to know how to maximize your workouts. This may be a barrier for some, since, unlike a treadmill or bike, the Fusion CST requires somewhat of a learning curve. Additionally, the warranty on the Fusion CST is shorter than that of other NordicTrack equipment, with a one-year parts and one-year labor warranty. These factors, as well as the high price, will be important to consider when deciding whether or not to make the purchase.
- Height: 73.7”
- Width: 59.4”
- Length: 41.5”
- 10” NordicTrack Portal 10i tablet included free for rich entertainment and access to infinite workout programs
- Included iFit® Bluetooth® Chest Strap to easily monitor your heart rate and increase or decrease your workout intensity accordingly for even better results
- iFit Coach Plus compatible to bring you workouts tailored to your personal nutrition, sleep, exercise, and daily activity levels
- High-powered workouts with less recovery thanks to SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance technology
- Easy-to-read watts meter tracks how much power you’re exerting so that you can track your workload in live time
- Frame: 10 year
- Parts: 1 year
- Labor: 1 year
- NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee
Shipping and Assembly:
- Shipping is free if purchase from the NordicTrack website (click here).
- Assistance with the assembly of the Fusion CST may be purchased and handled by NordicTrack professional technicians for a price. Alternatively, the Fusion CST may be assembled at home using the provided instructions.
What We Love About the NordicTrack Fusion CST Home Gym:
The NordicTrack Fusion CST is truly a unique piece of home gym equipment that will provide you with both low-impact strength training as well as cardio exercise. Its sleek design, engineering, programming, and magnetic resistance technology together make the Fusion CST a novelty addition to any home gym. The Fusion CST is likely one of the only at-home training systems that can give you both kinds of exercise, and at a large range of intensities and resistances. Whether you are a beginner or experienced trainee, the Fusion CST is packed with features and capabilities to improve your fitness.
Magnetic Resistance Technology
The Fusion CST home trainer comes with SMR (Silent Magnetic Resistance) technology, which provides a much lower-impact workout compared to lifting weights with dumbbells at the gym. The lower impact will help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and possibly reduce the risk for injury. This is a high tech feature that many commercial gyms do not even carry in-house on their equipment. This technology, combined with a heavy flywheel, or anchor, provide you with a smooth and silent experience while you power through your workouts on this luxury machine.
For a model that comes with so many high-tech, luxury features, one would hope for at least the same warranty as other comparably priced NordicTrack gym equipment pieces. While the Fusion CST has a lifetime warranty on the frame, it only has a one-year parts and one-year labor warranty.
Final Word on the NordicTrack Fusion CST Home Gym:
The NordicTrack Fusion CST is an innovative new option for training that fuses strength training with cardio exercise—so you can tone your muscles and strengthen your heart in one workout. The Fusion CST is a luxury addition to any home-gym and comes with a fantastic entertainment package, all loaded on a complimentary NordicTrack tablet.
Between the LiveCast studio classes and an iFit Coach Plus subscription, you’ll have access to infinite workouts and nutrition, sleep, exercise, and daily activity tracking. Additionally, the Fusion CST is ergonomically designed for comfort and loaded with a heavy flywheel and magnetic resistance for low-impact, smooth, and silent workout experiences. If you’re on the market for a versatile home gym, and you have a large budget, the NordicTrack Fusion CST home trainer may be exactly what you’re looking for. Rating: 95/100.