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NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i Review

Brand: NordicTrack
Expert Rating: 5 stars!

Low Impact with a 10" HD Touchscreen, the FS10i is a BEST BUY!


Three Machines in One


The NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i is an awesome machine in their FreeStride Trainer series. The FreeStride series is unlike anything else on the market, as it combines the benefits of a treadmill, stepper, and an elliptical all into one machine. This breakthrough in cross training innovation provides variable motion while exercising and promotes “muscle confusion”—leading to a much more efficient workout.

When our team visited NordicTrack’s headquarters, we were able to view some of their FreeStride line first-hand. As we mentioned, the FreeStride series contains other models. In the FreeStride Trainer Series you can also find the FS14i model.


0% financing is available for up to 39 months; 30 day iFIT trial included.
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Exercise Features – FreeStride Trainer FS10i

FS10i Variable MotionVariable Motion — The FreeStride Trainer FS10i combines the benefits of a stepper, elliptical, and treadmill which imitates a more natural motion while exercising. When using a standard treadmill or elliptical, your body is limited to a set range during exercise. With the FreeStride series, the variable motion allows “muscle confusion” with the variation in your motions. By combining the motions of 3 machines in 1, more muscles are able to be engaged during a workout to make the most of your results.

Auto-Adjusting Stride — A major benefit of the FS10i is the auto-adjusting stride length. The technology of the FS10i intuitively follows your movements during the workout, and auto-adjusts to you. The machine is capable of up to a 32” stride length, so it’s appropriate for users of most height ranges.

iFit Interactions iFit is an innovative patented technology available from NordicTrack. The newest iFit feature enabled with the FreeStride Trainer FS10i is LIVE Resistance and Incline Control. Live Interactions allows you to focus on your workout, while your iFit trainer adjusts the incline and resistance of your machine for you. The only thing you focus on—is crushing your workout.

       Other iFit Features Include….

    • Live Personal Trainers and Classes: Select your favorite coach from NordicTrack’s lineup with an array of fitness classes available.
    • Personalized Fitness Tracking: You can enter your fitness goals as well as track your workouts, sleep, and calories.
    • Customized Workout Schedules: iFit provides customized workout schedules based on your fitness goals.
    • Personalized Meal Plan Recommendations: Based on your activity tracking in the app, iFit recommends meal plans that align with your fitness goals.
  • Note: At the time of this posting, the FS10i comes with a FREE 30-day trial iFit Membership with your initial purchase.  This is a great value!

Mechanical Features

10″ Smart HD Touchscreen — This is a generous size display screen where you can view your workout stats and tackle your favorite workout class with iFit.Fs10i console

20 Lb. Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel —The heavier weight of the flywheel on this machine will provide a more natural feel while exercising.

OneTouch® Controls — This console is easy to navigate and has 24 digital resistance levels.

Center Drive — The center drive design provides greater stability and reduces the size of the frame. Since the mechanics are located in the center rather than the front or the rear, it’s more compact.

Incline — The FS10i features 0-10% incline. If you’re looking for incline AND decline capabilities, check out the FS14i model.

Warranty — You get a fairly standard coverage that includes  10-year frame, 2- year parts, 1-year labor.

Additional Features Include

  • Bluetooth Audio Capabilities
  • Two 2” Digitally Amplified Speakers
  • AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Oversized Cushion Pedals
  • SoftTouch Upper Body Grips
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Transport Wheels

See a comparison chart of all NordicTrack Elliptical trainers here.

FreeStride Trainer FS10i Review

It’s clear that the NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer series is better than most standard ellipticals out there. The 3-in-1 development enables natural motion that targets more muscles, giving you a more effective overall workout. The compact design from the center drive location of the FreeStride series makes it ideal for anyone who needs a machine with a smaller footprint. FS10i bodyWe like the personalized and automated experience that the FreeStride Trainer FS10i offers.

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7 thoughts on “NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i”

  1. Bethany Appleby

    Can you watch Netflix or access other internet subscriptions on the iFit screen, or is it just iFit workouts that are available to watch while exercising? Or can you use ApplePlay to cast what’s on your phone onto the iFit screen?


  2. Neal

    Looking to buy an elliptical but the Nordic Track has a flywheel that is 12lbs lighter than the E95S.
    Want something that will be perfect for my wife who is 5’ 3” tall and I am 6 ft tall.

    Is the Nordic Track 10i that much better than the Sole E95S.

    I do not like the reviews on the Sole Consoles. Too many reviews out there saying they go out within months.


    1. Site Admin Post author

      Hi Neal. The E95S has a heavier flywheel and will give you a more sturdy feel during your workout, but the NordicTrack FS10i 20 lb. flywheel isn’t too lightweight that you will feel wobbly while exercising. For you and your wife’s differing heights, I would probably suggest the FS10i as it features the auto-adjusting stride lengths. I hope this helps


  3. Lucas Brown

    The price of the NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer ranges from $2,999 to $3,999 which might honestly seem a little too high, but with the kind of features and capabilities that the equipments flashes, there is no doubt that it is absolutely worth every penny. It is powered by MediaTek, therefore the performance is top-notch with great efficiency.


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