Wondering about iFit Coach or iFit Coach Plus?
iFit Coach is something you find on all new Nordictrack treadmills for 2018 (and some for 2017).
And it’s pretty cool – but there’s so much old, outdated information out there that people can get confused.
So what is iFit? And how can it help you?
This post will break down what you need to know and bring you up to date.
What is iFit?
iFit has been around for a while now in different versions. Ten years ago, iFit was in the form of workout cards that you added to your treadmill console. These added new workouts to your treadmill.
However Nordictrack has since phased out iFit cards and no longer sell them anymore.
Then about 5 years ago, Nordictrack pulled out the big guns and turned iFit into an online tracking and workout software. This was called iFit LIVE and it’s basically an option on all the treadmills from 2013 up to most pre-2017 models.
With iFit LIVE you could also download an unlimited amount of new workouts to your treadmill from the Internet, including some from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels where she coached you through your workout using the console speakers.
With iFit LIVE (and now with the new iFit Coach) you could also run world famous trails that were premapped out for you – from Hawaii to Paris to the Swiss Alps.
You could see the actual landmarks in your console screen (if you have a treadmill with web browser) or your tablet (if you use your tablet to connect to iFit).
iFit Coach – More Personalized Training
Last year, Nordic track updated iFit and changed the name from iFit LIVE to iFit Coach. This was presumably to reflect a greater move towards more individualized training and recommendations.
(Note that older treadmills that worked with iFit LIVE will still work with the new iFit Coach – no updated required.)
So with iFit Coach you can get many of the same things as with iFit LIVE but you now get a special iFit wearable (if you get it through the Manufacturer here).
This can help you track everything from you offline activity as well to your sleep patterns and calorie counts.
You also get personalized recommendations from iFit on your workouts, activity levels, calorie goals and even your sleep patterns. This is the type of next-generation training that’s all the rage now – geared towards helping you achieve your healthiest self ever.
So What is iFit Coach Plus?
iFit Coach Plus was introduced last year as the next level of iFit training. It added in live-streaming fitness classes every day (these don’t just rely on your treadmill – however your treadmill is incorporated into many workouts).
You can follow your favorite professional trainers as they lead you through intense cross-training exercises, yoga workouts, HIIT training exercises, stretching and more.
You also get HD fitness workouts led by personal trainers that take you all over the world – from Santorini, Greece to the Swiss Alps.
Here’s a quick video example of the workouts:
As you can see, it’s pretty cool. You’ll be doing full body workout exercises in some of the most beautiful places in the world. And with tons of new workouts to try, you’ll never run out of new places to travel or things to do.
The Good News? No More iFit Coach Plus – It’s ALL Included with iFit Coach
While iFit Coach Plus used to be another (more expensive) level of iFit training, the good news is that Nordictrack/ICON simplified the two versions of iFit and now there’s only one version of iFit Coach – with everything included.
So everything you see that was included with iFit Coach Plus is now included with iFit Coach.
Also, iFit Coach will work with every 2017 – 2018 Nordictrack treadmill.
Note however that an iFit Coach Subscription is now required for any Nordictrack treadmill above $1000. On treadmills below $1000 it’s only an option.
Best Treadmill for iFit Coach?
One of the most popular treadmills with iFit Coach is the Nordictrack X22i Incline trainer – probably because it has a massive 22 inch touch-screen console.
This makes it a lot more enjoyable to watch your daily workouts and take your daily fitness classes from your treadmill.
It also includes the adjustable handweights you can use in your training videos as well.
You can learn more about the Nordictrack X22i treadmill below.
Nordictrack X22i Incline Trainer Review