Thinking about the Nordictrack X11i incline trainer? Wondering if it’s the right choice for you?
While you can read the full review here, sometimes it helps to see it in action in order to decide if it’s right for you.
Here’s a great, 2-minute video below that shows you the main benefits of the X11i treadmill, what you get and how it works.
You’ll also see how the iFit Coach world scenery looks on the console – as well as some of the iFit classes.
Another thing I like is that they also show you the decline option as well as the incline – and other important features like the cushioning and belt length.
Nordictrack X11i Incline Trainer FAQs:
Is The Nordictrack X11i the Same as a Treadmill?
Yes, it is. The X11i is called a treadmill as well as an incline trainer – which can leave some people confused. It’s really just different names for the same machine.
Think of the X11i as a treadmill – taken to the next level.
Instead of the 10-15% incline you usually get with a standard treadmill, you get up to 40% incline with this machine.
What’s the benefit of this?
High incline walking incinerates calories – so you can burn more calories in less time on this machine.
It’s also great for putting in high-intensity intervals in your workout (or HIIT training). This can help you burn more calories – even for hours after your workout!
It also means you have a lot more room to grow with this machine vs a standard treadmill.
You won’t top out at the 15% incline and have nowhere to go. So in that sense you get more out of this treadmill than a standard treadmill.
You get deeper decline – up to 6%.
Most regular treadmills don’t have any decline. There are some Nordictrack treadmills that come with up to 3% decline. However only the incline trainer treadmills like the X11i have the deeper 6% decline.
So basically the X11i is a treadmill – but with some serious perks you don’t get on other machines.
Does the Nordictrack X11i Fold Up?
Unfortunately no, it doesn’t.
Because of the limits of the high-incline design, none of the incline trainers fold up.
You can however take the console apart from the base for easier movement of the machine.
How Does the X11i Differ From the X22i Trainer?
The X11i is currently the most affordable incline trainer in the lineup, coming in under $2000. The X22i is the next model up in the series with a few more perks.
The main difference is that the X22i has a much larger console screen than the X11i model (22 inches vs 10 inches across). So you have more of an immersive training experience.
You can read the full comparison here.
Do I Need To Have iFit to Use the X11i?
No you do not. According to the manufacturer, you can use the treadmill – including incline, decline etc – in manual mode without iFit.
However if you get the Nordictrack X11i treadmill through the Manufacturer here, you can currently get a Free 1-year membership to iFit Coach.
So you can try it out for the full year to see if you like it. Then, if you don’t want to renew it, you just go into your iFit account online and cancel the membership before the year is up.
How Many Calories Can I Burn?
According to Nordictrack, you can burn up to 5 times more calories walking on a high-incline trainer vs walking on a flat plane treadmill.
So you can get more done in less time with this treadmill.
Where Can I Buy the Nordictrack X11i?
You can get buy the Nordictrack X11i – and get the free iFit Membership – from the Manufacturer here. You can also watch a video on how it works, get the full treadmill specs and read the latest user reviews.