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

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While the Nordictrack 1750 is one of Nordictrack’s most popular treadmills, one of the most common questions people have is:


Do I need to buy iFit with the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill?”


do i need ifit with the nordictrack 1750 treadmill
Nordictrack 1750 Console

Originally, years back around 2017, you did.

Over the 2017 Christmas holiday season Nordictrack made it mandatory to buy an iFit membership with the Nordictrack 1750 – a fact which many people (for obvious reasons) – did not like.

This is why you may see some older websites saying that you need to buy iFit – while some say that you don’t need to buy it. It’s confusing.

And frankly, while iFit itself is amazing – Nordictrack has not done a great job on the messaging.

However they seemed to have learned from this mistake and now made it a lot better for you, the customer. So here’s the answer to the question:


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

No – But You CAN try it out at no cost for a short time!


As of right now, if you buy the Nordictrack 1750 direct from the Manufacturer here, you will get a Full Family trial membership to iFit included for a short time.


Nordictrack 1750 Console

So you can try out all the benefits of iFit (see below for a few of them) and then make the decision yourself whether you want to renew the iFit membership or not. Completely up to you.

Obviously, Nordictrack is hoping that you will renew the membership – but you don’t have to.

That leads to the next big question:


“Will the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill still work without an iFit Subscription?”


This answer comes direct from the manufacturer – yes it will.

According to their iFit FAQs page:

“If you don’t renew your subscription, you will have access to a limited number of iFit workouts. You can always use your treadmill, elliptical, bike, fusion or rower in manual mode. The iFit subscription is required for the advertised coach-controlled interactive personal training experience, but not mandatory to purchase…”

“Simply push the “Start” button on your machine to begin a workout in manual mode. You’ll be able to manually adjust your settings, and your screen will display an oval racetrack or similar graphic as you work out.”


Of course, you won’t get to enjoy full use of all the iFit video workouts, world trail runs, tracking, customized program or live classes without a subscription. But according to the manufacturer’s website you can still use the treadmill iteself.

Also here’s another option:

Most people don’t realize that there are 2 versions of iFit: paid and free.

So if you don’t want to get the full paid subscription, you just use the free version to sign in and use your treadmill. You’ll still be able to see past workouts, a walking track, your workout stats etc.

Plus the free version of iFit does give you access to a limited number of iFit workouts on your machine.

So you still have 2 options to use the treadmill, even without a full, paid iFit subscription – manual mode and use the free option.


Click to Learn More About the Nordictrack 1750


You may be wondering what exactly you get with iFit on the Nordictrack 1750 anyways. Good question. Let’s take a quick look at what you can do:

nordictrack 1750 treadmill with ifit review


“What Do I Get with iFit Coach on the Nordictrack 1750?”


Basically iFit can add a whole new dimension to your training. It’s treadmill training at the next level – even better than most health club treadmills.

You can do everything from tracking your progress over time – to running trails all over the world and watching the scenery pass you by in the console screen for some virtual reality fun.

iFit has thousands of famous world trails you can enjoy. You can train anywhere in the world from the Swiss Alps to Paris to Santorini.

Here’s a video of some of the workouts you’ll get with iFit Coach:


You can also use the Googlemaps feature to create and map out your own trail – and then watch the scenery as you run. So why not run in your old neighbourhood – or in a favorite vacation spot?

You’ll never run out of places to walk or run with this option.

Need more of a challenge?

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

In fact, with iFit you have access to over 12,000 workouts – yes that 12,000 workouts! You basically will never run out of things to do on this treadmill.


ifit on the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill
iFit Livestream Workout

Plus, you can now even take LIVE studio classes from the comfort of your living room. Follow and interact with your favorite iFit trainers – making a home workout a lot more “connected” and fun.

You can use iFit across different machines (at no extra cost). Plus you can have up to 4 different family members on one membership (there’s also a more affordable single person membership if you prefer).

So there’s a lot of value there, depending on what you want.

But again, if you don’t want iFit on the 1750 treadmill, you don’t need to have it. The choice is yours.

Want to see the latest updates on the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill? Check out the link below.


Click to See the Latest Updates on the Nordictrack 1750


do i need to buy ifit with the nordictrack 1750 treadmill
Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill




10 thoughts on ““Do I Need to Buy iFit with the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill?” (Updated)

  • 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.

    • FitnessEquipmentGuide

      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.

      NEW UPDATE: Nordictrack no longer requires you to buy iFit with purchase – they are actually including it with the treadmill for free (as of this writing). So you can try it for a year and then see if you like it. Then you can choose to renew iFit – or not. The treadmill works fine without iFit – so it’s only optional, not mandatory.

    • J Kelly

      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.

  • Frank

    I just bought a nordictrack c700. I wanted to bypass iFit. Finally found a post on a blog that stated they could bypass the IFIT by holding the IFIT button for 20 seconds. I didn’t have an IFIT button so I held the bluetooth for 20 seconds and it worked. I’m now happily using my treadmill I bought without giving my cc info to IFIT.

    • Thank you Frank!! Your tip on bypassing iFit is just what I needed! Now if I could only figure out how to take off the base covers on the legs!

  • Joshua Brunson

    Press the hidden button under the iFit icon on any NordicTrack machine. A new message will appear. Then press and hold down the hidden button under the iFit icon for 10 seconds. Viola, your machine is unlocked. Your welcome.

    • FitnessEquipmentGuide

      Thanks for the help Joshua – it will help a lot of people! – Vienna

  • Joshua Brunson

    Hold iFit button or bluetooth button down for at least 10 seconds, maybe more. This should unlock new machines.

    • FitnessEquipmentGuide

      Thanks for the tip Joshua! – Vienna


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