Interactivity is fast becoming one of the most important features of home gym equipment. And those who’ve spent any time researching fitness equipment will likely have heard of iFit.
Fitness Savvy’s guide brings you everything you need to know about iFit, including its pros and cons, how much membership costs, and alternatives.
What is iFit?
iFit is a subscription-based workout app whose popularity exploded in 2020 when more of us began working out at home.
With thousands of on-demand classes, this app allows users to participate in a seemingly infinite number of workouts.
iFit creates an incredible HD experience whereby users can run, row, and cycle across global locations.
The sheer volume of workout options will keep the interest of even the biggest cardio-phobes.
We cover the features in more detail later in this guide.
How Can I Use iFit?
As of January 2023, iFit is available for three fitness brands – NordicTrack, ProForm, and FreeMotion.
The app can be downloaded to a tablet or activated on iFit-compatible fitness equipment such as treadmills, spin bikes, fitness mirrors, and rowing machines.
It’s important to note that iFit requires a subscription. For this reason, some people are concerned about whether it is worth it – and rightly so.
Whenever committing to a big purchase, you should consider the total cost and if it’s right for you.
How Much is iFit Membership?
iFit can be bought for an individual user or a family package.
Customers have three options, as follows:
- An annual individual membership – $180. The individual option can only be purchased as an annual subscription.
- A monthly family membership – $39 per month. The family account allows five users and can be paid for monthly.
- An annual family membership – $396. The annual subscription costs 15% less than the monthly option.
These prices are subject to change; however, you can find out more about the current pricing.
How to Cancel iFit Membership
Whether you have an individual or family account, canceling your membership is simple. Head to ifit.com, log in to your account, and select membership plan in settings. This is where you can cancel your subscription.
You may be charged a fee depending on how long you subscribed and how early you’d like to end your commitment.
Automatic Incline & Speed Adjustments
Perhaps the greatest feature is iFit’s ability to adjust speed and incline settings automatically. This makes sessions flow better because you don’t have to manually change anything as you go.
Remember that this feature is only available on cardio-enabled machines; if you download to your phone, the app won’t adjust your machine – you’ll need to manually change the settings.
Global leaderboards & Challenges
Get competitive and compare your efforts with millions of global participants.
Users can select challenges and compete in real-time virtual races against their family, followers (in a private challenge), or the whole iFit community in public challenges.
Works on a Range of Machine Types
iFit provides classes for all kinds of exercise types.
This means you could own a rower, treadmill, and a fitness mirror and use iFit on all of them!
Hundreds of Classes & Instructors
iFit collaborates with over 200 certified instructors, from Olympic athletes to marathon runners and award-winning trainers.
Classes are on demand, so you can pick a time that suits you for workouts such as:
- strength training
- mountain biking
- HIIT (high-intensity interval training)
- + many more
Popular iFit Fitness Machines
We’ve reviewed hundreds of treadmills, running machines, and other gym equipment products on Fitness Savvy.
Here we bring you four of the best-rated products which feature iFit.
NordicTrack X32i Incline Treadmill
With a Savvy Score of 9.7/10, the NordicTrack X32i Treadmill is currently rated as the best overall treadmill.
Its steep 40% incline, massive 22″ x 65″ running deck, large 32″ monitor, and powerful 4.25 CHP motor make this an unbeatable running machine for 2023.
It’s iFit-compatible, meaning the speed and incline can change automatically for a fully-immersive workout experience.
Check out the specs and compare prices below.
NordicTrack X32i Incline Trainer$3,999.00
ProForm Studio Bike Pro 22
The ProForm Studio Bike Pro 22 is currently the best-rated spin bike on the Fitness Savvy site, with a Savvy Score of 9.2/10.
Like the NordicTrack X32i, it includes a large HD monitor, is iFit compatible (so your trainer can automatically adjust the settings), and comes with hand weights for added strength training and calorie burning.
Below we’ve included the specs and current deals for you to consider.
NordicTrack RW900 Rowing Machine
The NordicTrack RW900 is the second highest-rated rowing machine in 2022, second only to the Concept2 RowErg.
While the Savvy Score is only 8.2/10, this is mainly due to the price. We feel it’s too expensive.
Nevertheless, it’s still a good option if you want a high-quality machine and don’t mind spending extra for the large 22″ monitor and iFit compatibility.
NordicTrack Vault Fitness Mirror
Fitness mirrors are an interactive workout device that took the world by storm during lockdown.
NordicTrack’s offering is the NordicTrack Vault.
Available on its own (NordicTrack Vault Standalone) or with weights, kettlebells, and resistance bands (the NordicTrack Vault Complete), this is the highest-rated fitness mirror, with a Savvy Score of 9.9/10.
NordicTrack Vault Mirror$699.00
What Customers Think of iFit
To date, iFit has received over 4 million customer reviews.
That’s right – over 4 million.
Overall, the app scores 4.7 out of 5, with customers praising the workout variety, interactivity options, and leaderboard.
- The majority of customers loved the app and would recommend it.
- Subscribers were pleased with the price point, and most believe it to be worth the monthly/annual fee.
- NordicTrack and ProForm run regular promotions where you can try iFit for 30 days. Some machines come with a whole year for free – so keep on the lookout for these!
- Buyers praised how easy the app is to use.
- Many workouts and workout types include boxing, yoga, running, walking, meditation, HIIT, and cycling.
- Customers were impressed with the ability to challenge others in the iFit community for the chance to appear on the global leaderboard.
- Some customers experienced technical issues with product updates.
- There have been problems with connectivity; however, it seems this is usually down to the customer’s wi-fi connections as opposed to the app.
- iFit used to have live classes. This has now been discontinued.