NordicTrack Commercial 1250 (Folding)

Editor's Rating: 9.4/10
Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.

The NordicTrack Commercial 1250 SpaceSaver Treadmill is among the fitness industry’s top home treadmills. Its most remarkable feature could be the 10” touch screen with a built-in Internet browser – but like other treadmills in the NordicTrack C Series, it’s also loaded with workout applications, has an iPod-compatible port and speakers, and features comfy QuadFlex cushioning.

What We Like

  • Preset Program Variety: The NordicTrack Commercial 1250 treadmill has an impressive array of 26 preset workouts: 7 high intensity workouts, 7 incline programs, 6 speed workouts, and 6 sessions designed especially for burning calories quickly.
  • iFit Live Included: Customers automatically receive iFit Live to get additional workouts and even better workout personalization. They can also use iFit to keep track of fitness goals, compete against Facebook friends, and virtually run, jog, or walk through trails around the world. The cheaper NordicTrack C 900 has iFit sold separately.
  • Web and Audio Entertainment: The Commercial 1250 features a 10” color screen that not only displays workout data, but also lets trainees surf the web with an Android browser. It also boasts a high-fidelity InterMix Acoustics 3.0 sound system and a port for MP3 players.
  • Long & Cushioned Track: The treadmill’s smooth-running, durable track is 60” long to accommodate taller runners. QuadFlex™ cushioning provides four special cushioning zones to minimize stress on the runner’s body.
  • Power Incline: Incline training helps people burn calories more efficiently and tone additional muscle groups. With the touch of a button, trainees can adjust the C1250’s incline from 0% up to 15% in the midst of a training session. Cheaper treadmills lack inclines or only allow for manual adjustment.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Trainees can easily monitor their heart rates by using the handlebars’ built-in CardioGrip monitors.
  • Commercial Motor: This unit’s 3.5 HP DurX motor has advanced safety features, is designed to operate quietly, and is sold with a lifetime warranty.
  • High Capacity: The NordicTrack Commercial 1250 can safely accommodate up to 350 pounds.
  • Easy to Store: With the aid of a shock-assist system, this sturdy treadmill can easily be folded for storage.
  • Excellent Warranty: Customers get: lifetime warranties on the motor, deck, and frame; five-year warranties on parts and electronics; and labor coverage for the first two years.

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Our Verdict

Our review found that the Commercial 1250 treadmill has it all: excellent ergonomics, top-of-the-line workouts and workout support, and advanced entertainment. Its MSRP is understandably rather high, but this popular treadmill is often sold at a deep discount online – and that completes the package of a five-star treadmill deal.