Your home gym may include multiple pieces of equipment or a simple set of weights. In an effort to help everyone work out at home, NordicTrack, a company with years of experience of getting people off the couch, has created several innovative approaches to keep you motivated. First, there is something for everyone in their expansive array of home products. You can get a bike, a treadmill, a rower, a fusion weight machine or even a skier. So, there are no more excuses for not getting into peak shape (or something like that), even if your gym is closed or you don’t feel comfortable going back quite yet.  

There are multiple versions of most of the machines, ranging from the super high-end to something more appropriate for those who want a simpler machine. The highest end treadmill goes up to 12mph and has a 40% incline ($3,999), but you can also get one with fewer options for less than $1,300. The machines come with large screens and iFit classes, which is NordicTrack’s online platform. Classes are taught by some amazing trainers; this is your chance to row with Olympic gold-medalists Susan Francia and Alex Gregory or go for a run with Olympic marathon qualifier Ashley Paulsen.

The iFit trainers will not let you slack off. Join one of their online classes, and your machine automatically adjusts the speed, incline and resistance without you touching a button. So you don’t need to fumble with any adjustments as you push yourself up a challenging hill. (You can override if you feel you must).

Are travel restrictions making you a little bit stir-crazy? The iFit workouts can take care of some of that wistfulness by allowing you to exercise virtually in many of the world’s most beautiful locations. The classes were shot on location in 42 countries and on every continent. You can row with a pro on the River Thames in England or Lake Bled in Slovenia. And why not take a bike ride through the rugged terrain of Iceland or a pedal through a beach town in Spain? Your treadmill can provide a 20-workout trek to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro or a hike in Patagonia. And you can join renowned Egyptologist Ramy Romany for a walking tour through many of Egypt’s most iconic sights, including the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Luxor Temple.

If you prefer a studio setting, gym-lovers can choose from hundreds of exercise classes, many that combine cardio and strength training moves and require you to get off the machine for a set of push-ups, squats or burpees. The iFit machines require a monthly subscription and also include yoga classes, a curated collection of Ted Talks, and strength classes.

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