Cardio Fitness Equipment | Part Deux

NordicTrack Commercial Studio Cycle (S15i)

This has to be one of the best studio bikes available right now. It comes with iFit, an interactive personal trainer in your home gym.

iFit is virtual classes, and virtual destinations with your own virtual coaches to motivate you along the way in different destinations all over the world led by world class virtual trainers.

iFit is an a free add on for 1 year and you can renew at their yearly rate. Comes with a 15″ HD touch screen, but there are two models available. The S22i has the same features as the S15i but has a 22″ HD touchscreen.

The screen streams on-demand workouts on your time. iFit workouts are sent directly to your bike screens and provides easy tracking of your stats.

You get complete workout control with 24 resistance levels delivered by Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR)

Comes with rear rollers to easily transport to another room or to easily store out of the way.

Provides -10 to 20 percent live incline matching to mimic the ups and downs shown on your screens to follow the virtual destinations by your virtual trainers.

This bike comes with everything you need to get you in incredible shape. All you provide is yourself and a WiFi connection and your set.

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Schwinn 170 Upright Bike

Now the stationary bikes I used in high school had no cool tech installed on them. You jut adjusted the seat, manually adjusted the resistance and pedaled away at 60 RPM’s. More if you have a friend next to you so you can race occasionally. Maybe check out a few bodies that walk on by. Other than that you just pedaled and sweat your way through 40 minutes of ultimate boredom.

The Schwinn 170 Upright Bike has in its arsenal 25 levels of resistance and 29 fitness programs to keep your workout fresh and motivating. Still bored?

Not with these bikes. Nope, boredom is no longer an issue. You have screens or iPads you can place on a media rack, virtual trainers can train you or can watch big screen TV’s, use wireless headphones, smartphones and VR sets.Yup. I did say VR or for those who are not familiar with the lingo…Virtual Reality Sets. Available for you is the Explore the World app which lets you explore any trail or road. You ever wanted to ride Pike’s Peak or how about the Tour de France. This bike also has a USB and MP3 ports for your devices which you can play through theinteral speakers. Ohh la la!

Schwinn quality and  comfort are not only essential but built in. They have a solidly built frame and a comfortable contour seat. Now, that’s one thing I would have begged, borrowed and stole for.

I’m telling you that this bike has got the goods. And you should have the goods too. Capeesh? Good! Now. Getouttahere…

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NordicTrack RW 900 Rower

I’ve used rowers in the gym but I never thought of owning one because of the huge footprint they take up in any house or room. And I wont own a cheap one that promotes portability because I am very wary of their build quality. But this one, Oh Mama, Oh mama. The NordicTrack RW 900 Rower is indeed a full size machine, but folds up to a smaller footprint that includes two front transport wheels. I dig it. Can you dig it?

There are two models available. The RW 200 and the RW 900 Rower. They seem idenical except for  thing. The RW 900 comes with a 22″ HD Smart Touchscreen where the RW  200 has a more traditional display screen. I have decided to showcase the RW 900 because…It’s cooler to tell you about it…

This apparatus also comes with a 1 year membership to iFit. An interactive personal trainer that leads you on interactive global and studio workout programs. You can renew your iFit membership at yearly intervals.

26 resistance levels mimic real life water resistance. Workouts on the NordicTrack RW 900 Rower are customized to your goals and fitness levels and led by your virtual fitness coach.

I gotta say that this is one sexy looking machine. Their design team was on point when they created this beast. It’s booytiful man…

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These showcased items are not the least expensive cardio equipment available to you, the average consumer. Every piece of equipment I showcase has at least a 4 out of 5 star rating and I always present name brand recognized equipment. I do this because of brand recognition is important and that these companies have a customer support process. Afterall a company either dies or perseveres on their reputation. So, I really hope you enjoyed my reviews and if you have any questions or comments you can leave them down below….So, there. 😉

18 thoughts on “Cardio Fitness Equipment | Part Deux

  1. I am more of a beginner in terms of working out. If I was to pick one of these bikes, which would be the best for someone starting out like me? What level of resistance should I be looking for early on? Ia 24? Too high? Thanks for the help in advance!

    1. Hello Hayden,

      A bike I would recommend for you is the Schwann Recumbent 270. I showcased it in a previous post. That you can look up here

      This bike has 25 resistance levels so as you grow in fitness this bike can keep up with you for years of operation. Plus Schwann is a good brand to own as it has a good reputation.

  2. This is great review , thanks for sharing…. Most people normally avoid personal fitness equipment because of it huge footprint but with this  NordicTrack RW 900 Rower which has a portable footprint and can be adjusted or folded as to the  user’s need as illustrated in the diagram.

    With the LCD screen, installed exercise guide and musical features of the Nordic Track Rower, with such a quality review a tone of audience will highly appreciate this device. Thanks for your input.

  3. Wow! This is something that is actually mind intriguing and capturing. This bike has amazing technology that takes learning to another destination indeed. I love virtual classes because we can repeat them over an over again until we are satisfied with our performance before we can decide to proceed to another level. It actually makes a lot of sense to include iFit for free for one year. The Nordic RW Rower has an excellent design that I love it. I don’t joke with users’ rating and this machine has good ratings so It’s worth settling with.

  4. Hello there! Thanks a lot for this wonderful article… This is a fantastic bike for delivering a top notch workout to those who put in the time. With so much variety in programming…This is a really wonderful review and the fact you added videos makes it really nice to read through. I should start saving money for this bike, all thanks to you

  5. Splendid review on cardio fitness equipment.. considering the ravaging pandemic that has locked everyone indoors, it’s becomes really difficult going out for a walk can be very difficult so these cardio fitness equipment would go a long way to keeping you fit …so I highly recommend these equipment to you and hope it work for you… thanks for the review..

  6. The current lockdown has opened up my eyes to the necessity of indoor exercise, and I have been online checking out the latest on fitness equipment and exercise routines. I happen to have liked the NordicTrack RW 900 Rower because of the full range of resistance levels needed in training as well as the virtual coach. I wouldn’t want to do workouts without following a proper guide.
    I wonder how much it costs and if any special offers come alongside it if I make a purchase.
    Otherwise, thank you for the excellent post. It is helpful.

    1. Thanks for checking out my page and comment in. Click on the image to see the price and ratings of this amazing rower.

  7. Helooo Dear, a big thanks to you for sharing this informationak article on cardio fitness equipment. I so much love the NordicTrack Commercial Studio Cycle (S15i), they are cool, result oriented and have a many great features, one thing I love more a about it, is the fact that it comes with iFit technology which is always very helping.

  8. Nice review,

    I like the way you described those devices, especially your personal experience with them or similar devices.
    It’s also good to see that you give further details by linking to the product page.

    Great job.

  9. Since the COVID 19 I have gained weight with my gym being closed, and even walking every day is not doing the job to maintain my weight. What is your opinion between Nordic Track and Bowflex as being the best cardio equipment for the money, I am stuck in between these two companies both are very impressing with their cardio equipment


    1. They are both fine companies with good reputations. If I had to pick a piece of equipment though, I would choose one that I have the least experience in using. That would be the rower from NordicTrack. The RW 900. The rower uses your legs, back, shoulders, arms and core muscles. It gives more bang for the buck in my opinion. Thanks for your comment.

  10. Health is wealth! Especially during times like these. I have been doing a bunch of research on products like these so your review is very much appreciated. After this whole quarantine is over I plan on being in the best shape of my life.

  11. Hi,

    I don’t know very much about cardio, but i like to fit my physique, i am going to morning walk daily but i don’t have any cardio cycle like these, So, i am interested and this is very helpful to people and i hope many people go through this article and checkout best cardio bicycle.

    You are amazing 

    Thanks to you

  12. helllooo dear, thanks alot for such an amazing content with us all, it really has been an informative post, i really am gld i got to see these post, i was actually doing some research online when i saw your post online i really want to thank you for the hard work you put into bring these site together, it really has been a great post, thanks alot

  13. I regularly work out and do these exercises but I’ve never heard of shoulder military press but I’m going to try it out. It would be helpful if you had some content on protein and Dieting because I was looking to see if you have that but still I found your page on exercises and it was helpful thanks 

    ALL the best Nadir 

    1. hello Nadir,

      A military press has several names. Shoulder press and overhead press are just a couple of names. This exercise is a great and necessary exercise to build up your shoulders and triceps.

      I do have an article on protein bars that have lots of protein. Protein are the building blocks to build muscle. Foods that are high in protein are red meats, egg whites, fish and poultry. But protein bars are concentrated to give you much more protein than eating fish and meats. Check out my article.



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