NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial EllipticalNordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial

Web Price: $1,499 | Sale Price: $1299

This elliptical holds an even better value than the previous A.C.T. model. It has all the same great features, but it is set at a lower cost! This elliptical was voted “Best Buy” by the Treadmill Doctor. New design for 2015!

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.0 / 5.0

350 lbs
Stride Length:
54″ L X 31.5″ W X 64.25″ H

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Expert Reviews

Experts all seem to agree that the A.C.T. Commercial is an excellent elliptical offered by NordicTrack. The Treadmill Doctor even rated it a Best Buy.

“The over sized pedals are made to make you feel like you’ve got all the room you need. Although the design makes it look like you might be cramped up on there, it’s surprisingly comfortable and roomy when you get on it. With the Ifit Live, you can get all sorts of extra workouts.” – NordicTrackReviews

“The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial is one of the few solid, compact ellipticals you can buy if you have a tight budget.” – Treadmill Doctor

“The A.C.T. Pro Elliptical packs a lot of value into a compact machine. With over-sized pedals, adjustable stride, and a center drive design, it scores well on ergonomics – and the combination of traditional preset programs, iFit technology, and audio help make exercise interesting.” – Elliptical Reviews Online

“The NordicTrack ACT Elliptical is a well designed machine and is compact, with lots of cool features to hold your attention.” – Treadmill Sensei

User Reviews

This is a brand new machine, so it took a while for user reviews to appear on the NordicTrack site. We took a new look and there are a number of reviews now present on the site. Most are quite positive this far, but since it is still early, we will certainly check back again to see how these ellipticals hold up over time.

“We are extremely pleased with quality of the commercial ACT elliptical. The material grade and hardware are heavy duty; and the unit is well manufactured and designed. We look forward to many years of using our new elliptical. – Dave

“The parts, rails, frame etc are constructed of strong, high grade metal with no sense of flimsiness or cheap construction. It works different muscles and you can tell the difference immediately via the resistance which is nearly nonexistent on any treadmill.” – DH46 (Alexandria, VA)

“Nice machine, the variable stride is a must for serious workouts. Easy enough to assemble, maybe 21/2 hrs total. Wish this had a Color Monitor to use with the Fit program, but it’s not a must have.” – OldFox

“I really enjoy the workouts. I am making steady gains, and feel that it was a very good investment in my overall well being. It is self motivating, to use the different workout programs. I like the targeted style. Have mostly used the midsection, but also like the upper body.” – Kevin

Guru Test Drive

As with all new elliptical machines we couldn’t wait to try out the new ACT Commercial machine. Since the mechanism is located centrally as opposed to the typical front and rear drive ellipticals, we were curious to see how the workouts felt overall.

We were quite impressed to say the least. Standing directly over the drive system gives you more of a sense of balance and stability, which is what it is designed to do. So you certainly feel very comfortable as you work out.

The machine has a nice, solid build, and feels like it can handle anything you throw its way. For just $999 it offers a ton of great features that you just don’t find anywhere else in that price range. It has 32 workouts included, which is a lot, and even more through the included iFit technology, which also gives you Google maps to work out anywhere in the world and the ability to track and share your results.

It also has a generous stride length, allowing you to adjust from 18″ to 22″ right on the lower handle bars. This can accommodate any size user, even those who are very tall. The pedals can be adjusted as well which is great for setting the ideal setting for each user. It makes the workout that much more enjoyable.

The flywheel is heavy, which is a good thing. That makes the machine quieter and smoother, even at the highest settings. You have 24 different resistance levels that you can build up to. There’s also a tablet holder that can be removed if you choose. We watched a movie on our iPad and the cool thing is it doesn’t block your workout stats that you can easily glance at at the same time.

All in all, we loved the new NordicTrack A.C.T Commercial elliptical. It really has everything you could ask for, and the price is just outstanding given all of the features and capabilities. The company is also offering a Commercial 7 and a Commercial 10 model, which include web-enabled color touch screens as well as a few additional features. But with all the base model has to offer, you don’t really need that extra capability.


The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial is quickly becoming one of the most popular NordicTrack ellipticals, and for good reason.

It offers space-saving design, iFit technology, generous stride length, smooth/quiet motion, plenty of workouts and solid construction. There’s really nothing missing on this one which is why we have made it one of our top picks for this year.