“Do I Need to Buy iFit with the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill?”


One of the questions I’m getting more and more every day from treadmill shoppers is “Do I need to buy iFit with the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill?”


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Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill


And up until this point in time, no you did not. iFit came as an add-on option.

That’s why you might find some older reviews on this site – or other blogs – that say iFit is an option.

However right now, a yearly iFit subscription is required if you want to buy the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill (or any other Nordictrack treadmill above $1299). And that’s not just my guess – that comes straight from Nordictrack.

Not to worry – if you don’t want to buy iFit, there are some great Nordictrack 1750 alternatives which you can read about here.

You also have the option to get iFit with your treadmill for the year – and simply not renew your subscription if you don’t like it next year. (The treadmill will work fine without iFit).



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iFit Coach on the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill
What are the benefits of iFit Coach on the Nordictrack 1750?


iFit used to come in two versions – iFit Coach and iFit Coach Plus. However these have been streamlined and now there’s only one.

This latest version of iFit coach has ALL the bells and whistles you could ever want for your treadmill.

For example, you get a new HD workout videos downloaded to your treadmill every day. You can train anywhere in the world from the Swiss Alps to Santorini, Greece. Here’s a video of some of the workouts you’ll get with iFit Coach:



You also get Livestream fitness classes and can do anything from yoga workouts to stretching workouts.

Plus if you opt for the iFit yearly membership (instead of the monthly), you’ll also get a Free iFit wearable and even adjustable handweights with stand, which is very cool.


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iFit Coach Classes


So I hope that clears things up a bit.

I’m a bit divided on this decision from Nordictrack. On the one hand I can see how they’re offering a lot of value. And a lot of people are using iFit Coach to basically replace their gym memberships (it’s around $39 a month).

On the other hand, not everyone wants iFit with their treadmill.

If that’s you, don’t worry. I’ve written this post here that lists 3 of the best Nordictrack 1750 treadmill alternatives . These treadmills that are very similar to the 1750 model but they don’t come with the iFit requirement.

Want to see more about what you get with the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill?


Click Here to Learn More On the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill


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Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill




3 thoughts on ““Do I Need to Buy iFit with the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill?”

  • November 27, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    I’m in my mid 60s and my wife is in her early 60s, we are both over weight and we both like the Nordictrack 1750, and we want to do is walk at our own paces and not at what some fitness coach or pro says we should do, who does not know us. So my question is why can we not just buy the Nordictrack 1750 without the ifit? we’re sorry but that just doesn’t make since to us.

    • November 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Art,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. I’m sorry you’re disappointed. I’m not a Nordictrack employee so I can’t give you a definite answer as to why they now require you to get iFit with the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill. I’m a little confused as to why they would do this myself. I can certainly see where you’re coming from.

      There is good news however – you do have some very similar alternatives to the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill that do not require iFit. I wrote a blog post to address this which you can read at:


      I hope that helps and thank you again for your comments.

    • February 5, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      Art and Sherrie, you are right. You should not NEED to buy ifit, but you have to for one year. Then you can cancel. But that one year will cost you $30/month.

      On the upside, ifit is pretty cool. You can still walk at your own pace and incline, but you’ll get to enjoy some great scenery from around the world. Cheaper than an airline ticket to travel, but still pricey.

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