Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Review (Updated 2022)

Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Review

NordicTrack brand has long carved a niche for itself in the cardio equipment world. For a company that was founded in 1975, NordicTrack sure has a lot of experience with fitness machines. To back it up, they have six elliptical models ranging from a space-saver model to one of the best commercial elliptical trainers on the market.

One of its popular commercial ellipticals is the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical. The first thing anyone would notice about the NordicTrack 14.9 is its aesthetic design. Its beast-like appearance commands the attention of any space it’s kept.

It is not an elliptical to consider if you’re on a budget. Still, if you need an elliptical trainer with great interactive training during workouts and one with lots of adjustment options, then this may be what you need.

Specifications

Demo Footage

Assembly Guide

Warranty

Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Reviews

Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Features

Build & Design

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Training - Build and Design

The engineers at NordicTrack spared no expense in ensuring a machine of this proportion was duly fitted with impressive power. The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical comes with a 32-pound heavy flywheel. That’s more powerful than an average low-impact fitness trainer can dream of. However, with this heavyweight flywheel, it is no surprise that the machine runs smoothly and silently when combined with its silent magnetic resistance feature.

The NordicTrack 14.9 has solid steel construction and levelers that guarantee stability.

Flywheel

The flywheel is a large revolving wheel located either at the front or back of an elliptical trainer. Some newer designs have flywheels located in the center of the elliptical machine. In the NordicTrack 14.9, however, the flywheel is located in the front. This is why it is known as a front-drive system.

Understanding the relationship between the weight of a flywheel and the momentum, stability, and quietness of its operation is crucial when choosing elliptical machines. It is often said that when in doubt about the weight of a flywheel, it’s best to choose the heavier option. This is because the heavier the flywheel, the smoother and quieter the flywheel’s momentum.

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 comes with a 32-pound flywheel. To put things in better perspective, elliptical fitness experts often recommend an average flywheel of 20 pounds. So, with a 32-pound flywheel as its drive system, you can imagine the kind of power on this elliptical cross trainer. Oh, and just to add, the heavier the weight of the flywheel, the more expensive the elliptical would be.

Another closely related feature to the flywheel is the resistance levels. The flywheel’s resistance often comes in a range to allow users to customize the level of resistance they need at a given time. The flywheel’s resistance determines the amount of power or energy needed to push against the pedals. It’s a good way to target specific muscle groups when needed. The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has 26 digital resistance controls. That’s way more resistance control options than what’s available in many elliptical trainers.

Incline control creates more or less intensity during workouts. The higher the elliptical’s incline angle, the more energy needed and calories burned to perform each set of exercises. The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical has an auto-adjustable incline angle of 0 to 20 degrees.

Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical - Flywheel

Handlebars

The handlebars on ellipticals make them a unique, low-impact workout, full-body, targeting muscle groups exercise machine. These handlebars often come in two sets and can be differentiated by their size, length, and degree of motion. The longer, moving handlebars help target the upper body’s muscles, like the pecs, biceps, and triceps. The stationary handlebars aid support and can sometimes have hand grip sensors to help monitor heart rate and pulse.

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical - Handlebars

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is designed with moving and stationary handlebars and can deliver a total body training exercise. The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 moving handlebars have a curved design to enhance grip when on the machine. The handles also have soft-touch grips that make them super comfortable to hold. In addition, the controls for adjusting and customizing the resistance levels and incline are located on the handles. This makes for a quick adjustment during workouts.

Stride Length

Unless you’re marching on a spot, when walking or running, your feet always have some distance between them. Stride length is the maximum distance between the feet when farthest apart. Therefore, the stride length has to be within a reasonable distance to have a comfortable workout experience on an elliptical trainer. To ensure the trainer allows for varying stride lengths, the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has an auto-adjustable stride length of 17.5″-18.7″.

To ensure comfort during workouts, the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical comes with oversized cushion pedals. As a result, they can comfortably accommodate all feet shapes and sizes and wouldn’t have to worry about slipping when exercising.

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical - Stride Length

Size

In a broader sense of size, there are two major types of ellipticals — compact and commercial. Space savers and the likes would easily fall into the compact category, while other heavy, large-sized ellipticals designed for commercial use would fall under the commercial category.

As the name suggests, the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical is a commercial low-impact trainer. This does not mean they can’t be used in a home gym, but it has a larger footprint than what many apartments can accommodate. Since they take up much space, you’ll need to have a bigger home gym or create a large workout space.

With a total weight of 210 pounds, this does not remotely fall into the lightweight category. Although it comes with solid transport wheels, it doesn’t make the equipment any less heavy. Find a stable floor, move the NordicTrack 14.9 and leave it where it is. It’s not a compact elliptical so forget about folding options or relocating after workouts unless you have the strength for it.

With this weight and solid steel construction, it’s a given that it comes with a recommended user weight capacity recommendation of 350 pounds.

Smart Features

It’s no longer news that the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 comes with a 14” Smart HD Touchscreen. What’s more fascinating is what users can do with it and get out of it. In addition, it comes with a 30-day iFit membership that offers endless training variety to fitness trainers. So say goodbye to workout boredom, repetitive video workouts and embrace a new world of interactive cross-training options.

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical - Smart Features

Its smarter immense workout library grants an elite trainer access to stream workout videos and works with world-class trainers any time of the day. Its elite personal trainers motivate users to stick to workout routines and provide personalized lifestyle coaching. This guarantees new and exciting new workout routines daily and gives users full control with its automatic adjustable controls to tailor to the workout intensity of the user.

It also has an installed Google Maps app that allows you to go anywhere in the world as you work out. You can even work out on real streets from the comfort of your home to simulate terrain-matching workouts. 

All traditional workout stats and performance data are easily tracked and can be shared with or transferred to other devices with its enhanced Bluetooth connectivity capability. In addition, it allows for real-time workout tracking and monitoring up to four unique user profiles.

Performance

Workout Program:

Fitness machine manufacturers create workout programs to help users track, monitor and customize their fitness routines. It makes the elliptical trainer less boring and more interactive. Different brands offer different numbers of built-in workout programs on their models.

The NordicTrack 14.9 comes with 35 built-in workouts. Added to the unlimited fitness routines available on iFit, fitness trainers have a wide range of fitness program options.

Noise:

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical has a 32-pound Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel. As a heavy flywheel, the elliptical trainer delivers a whisper-quiet, fluid motion during operation. As a noiseless elliptical trainer, it is ideal for use in a home where everyone loves to have peace.

Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Specifications

Display14” Smart HD Touchscreen
SensorsIntegrated Heart Rate Grip Sensor
Drive SystemFront-drive
Resistance MechanismSMR Silent Magnetic Resistance
Resistance Level26 levels
Incline SystemPower adjustable incline
Range angle 0 to 20 degrees
Workout Programs35 Workout Programs
DimensionsHeight   69 inches
Length  67 inches
Width    29 inches
Stride length 17.5″-18.7″ Auto Adjustable Stride
Elliptical Weight210 lbs
User Weight Capacity350 lbs
Extra Features32 lbs Effective Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel
One Touch® Controls
Commercial Solid Steel Construction
Oversized Levelers
Front-Mounted Transport Wheels
Water Bottle Holder
AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan
Soft Touch™ Upper Body Grips
Oversized Cushion Pedals
Up to four profiles
Bluetooth® Audio Capabilities
Two 2” Digitally-Amplified Speakers
NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical - Rating

Nordictrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical

BEST ELLIPTICAL FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Impressive and Interactive personal training at home powered by I fit.
  • 26 Digital resistance levels, 20 Degree adjustable power ramp, and 19″ adjustable stride for a customizable workout.
  • Autobreeze workout fan, oversized cushioned pedals, and water bottle holder for a comfortable workout.

CUSTOMER RATING

3/5

OUR SCORE

8/10

WORKOUT PROGRAMS

iFIT Programs

RESISTANCE LEVEL

26 Level Up

Pros
  • Smart interactive 14" HD touchscreen allows users to enjoy the best interactive workouts with a finger's touch.
  • A fully customizable elliptical with options to adjust incline, pedals, and resistance levels.
  • A rugged solid steel construction improves the frame's stability, balance, and lifespan.
  • A heavy 32-pound flywheel guarantees the silent, fluid motion of the machine.
  • Bluetooth compatibility allows users to connect with other devices easily.
Cons
  • Not an ideal choice if you're looking for a budget elliptical.
  • Large footprint. It is not the best elliptical for small spaces.

Demo Footage

Assembly Guide

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is heavy, solid steel construction with many components to assemble. First, it would most likely need more than one set of hands to attempt to assemble the machine. It would also need a basic technical understanding of assembling and coupling machines. Is it doable? Of course, it is! However, ensure you got a wrench close by because it’s needed but doesn’t come with one.

The NordicTrack 14.9 elliptical comes with a manual guide with illustrative, step-by-step instructions on assembling the machine. When in doubt, call the professionals for assistance.

Warranty

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical trainer comes with a 10-year structural frame warranty. It deserves a lifetime warranty for an elliptical of this size and feature. Additionally, it has 2 years warranty on its parts and an accompanying 1-year warranty for labor.

FAQ

1. Does NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 have an adjustable stride?

Yes, it does. The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has an adjustable stride length range of 17.5″-18.7″ adjustable stride. This allows fitness trainers to customize stride lengths for maximum comfort.

2. How heavy is a NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical?

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has a total weight of 210 pounds. Therefore, it is not a lightweight elliptical to move around. However, it has solid transport wheels for easy relocation and/or storage.

3. How much does the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 weigh? 

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has a weight of 210 lbs. It is made from solid steel construction material. With this weight, it has a recommended user weight capacity of 350 lbs.

4. Does NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 fold up?

No, it doesn’t. The NordicTrack 14.9 is a heavyweight elliptical made from solid steel construction with a total weight of 210 pounds. Only compact, space-saver ellipticals can fold up for storage. The NordicTrack 14.9 is a commercial elliptical.

5. Does NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 have wheels?

Yes, it does. Part of the construction features of the NordicTrack 14.9 is solid transport wheels. These wheels make it easy to relocate the elliptical trainer.

Conclusion

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical review shows the features of one of NordicTrack’s best-selling commercial ellipticals. It may not be a budget-friendly elliptical, but it has many amazing features. For a fitness trainer looking for an elliptical that offers some of the best fitness equipment technology, the NordicTrack 14.9 may just be a good choice. 

As with all other fitness equipment, this NordicTrack trainer has its drawbacks. Its assembly is not one to be considered easy, and it will require basic technical skills and experience to assemble. It also doesn’t come with a frame warranty befitting of an elliptical of its price and features.

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