Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by JP
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The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier says it all in the name—this is a classic piece of equipment that has earned its place in an at-home gym. For decades, the skier has been loved as a simple and effective tool for incredibly low-impact cardiovascular exercise. The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier is no different and provides a seamless workout that is easy on the knees and joints. While it’s meant to mimic a cross-country ski adventure, the movement is just that—an imitation. However, it comes close, and provides a natural, smooth stride. In addition to the lower body workout, individual resistance for the arms allow you to target your workout to include upper body workouts as well.
The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier is meant to provide a simple, classic experience. For that reason, it doesn’t come with anything extra (and the price tag reflects this as well). Aside from the LCD screen, you won’t find anything high-tech luxury about this model. This also means that the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier does not come with any built-in workout programming, so you’ll be on your own for your workouts. For those looking for more guidance or entertainment, it would be best to look to other models or even equipment modalities on the market. However, for those looking for a simple, effective and low impact exercise option, this could be what you are looking for.
- Height: 60”
- Width: 23.5”
- Length: 93”
- Item weight: 71.2 lbs
- Max user weight: Not Available
- The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier provides the dual benefits of an upper body and lower body workout at the same time.
- The patented flywheel provides a smooth experience, meant to mimic the workout provided during a cross-country journey.
- Adjustable elevation gives you control over the intensity of your workout.
- Separate resistances available for the arms and legs to target your workout accordingly.
- LCD feedback window displays time, distance, calories burned, and pulse.
- Parts: 1 year
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer, however they do offer free shipping to the contiguous states of the continental U.S.
The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier comes with a step-by-step guide to make the assembly process simple, and it shouldn’t take you too much time to get it up and running.
What We Love About the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier:
The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier isn’t called “classic” for nothing—this machine is a staple among home exercise equipment. One of the biggest advantages to using this type of equipment is the smooth and safe nature of the exercise modality—the skier provides a low-impact experience that will be kind to your joints and body. As far as low-impact exercise options go, this is one of the best approaches. This is all of course, dependent upon your goal—if you’re looking to build muscle, for example, the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier may not be the most effective choice as a predominantly cardiovascular form of exercise. However, when used for cardiovascular purposes, the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier does the job in a simple, minimalistic—classic—way, giving you a total body cardiovascular workout.
The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier provides separate resistance controls for the upper and lower body, allowing you to target certain body parts. This is a nice option for an otherwise plain machine. With the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier, you’ll be able to train both upper and lower body at the same time—a feature which is not really available on standard treadmills, for example.
What Isn’t So Great:
No Workout Programming
The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier has one job and one job only—that is to mimic the experience of a cross-country ski trip inside the comfort of your home. For that reason, it doesn’t come with any fancy bells or whistles, like many other equipment models from NordicTrack. In fact, NordicTrack has built somewhat of a reputation for the luxury features on their equipment, which makes the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier sort of an anomaly. But it’s not hard to appreciate simplicity—if all you need is a skier without any bells and whistles, this will do the trick. Just don’t expect and built-in workout programs, a 10” HD screen, or anything too high-tech.
Final Word on the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier:
The NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier is an affordable, classic cardiovascular exercise modality for at-home use. It offers one of the safest forms of low-impact exercise with the option to adjust the arms and legs at different resistances for a targeted workout. While the NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier is great for a simple cardio workout, it does not come with any fancy, high-tech features, or even any built-in workout programming. For that reason, if you’re looking for more direction or entertainment during your workout, this may not be the best choice for you. In addition, if you’re looking to build muscle, there are probably better options on the market. However, this remains a classic cardiovascular tool that is great for a simple and effective at-home workout. Rating: 97/100.