Best Treadmills Under 1000

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 review 2018 (Updated July 2019)

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Overview

How good is a $1600 budget when shopping for a treadmill? Which are some of the best commercial treadmills that you can get for this hefty price and are they worth the investment?

For anyone shopping for a commercial-grade treadmill, the last thing you’d want is to spend your hard-earned $1500+ on an equipment that will feel and work like a cheap machine. For this price, you need a highly effective treadmill that’ll make sure you’re getting an extraordinary experience and this is where the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 comes in. This equipment has been around for some time now and it still remains to be one of the best-selling commercial treadmill sold for home use. Every year new equipment are introduced and they’re still unable to beat the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. What’s the secret behind all this success? What sort of features should one expect from such a hyped equipment?

Assembly and Maintenance

Setting up the NordicTrack 1750 is a lot simpler compared to the treadmills on the C series made by the same manufacturer. Firstly, you will realize that most of the parts come readily assembled and this cuts down the amount of time you’ll have to spend setting it up. Secondly, unlike in the c series where you had to connect the console cable from the upright to the console through the handrail, in the NordicTrack Commercial 1750, all you have to do is connect the wire from the upright directly to the console. You’ll then mount the handrail on the console and just like that, you’ll be ready to start working out.

The entire assembling process is very easy and you won’t even need assistance from anyone. Additionally, you’ll be provided with a vivid manual that will guide you through the whole process.


When you spend $1500 on a gym equipment you don’t expect to spend so much on keeping the machine in shape. NordicTrack has been made with excellent materials and sufficient lubrication for every moving bit and this saves your budget when it comes to maintenance. The tread belt, for example, is finished with high-performance lubricants to prevent wear and tear and this also makes sure that the machine functions smoothly.

Of course to make sure that the performance of this machine is maintained at a high level you’ll have to conduct periodic checks on the lubricants and tightening up of screws and bolts. You are, however, warned against using silicone based lubricants as these may lead to excessive wear.


The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 has received major boosts in designing making it better than the best treadmill from the C-series and other treadmills within the same price range. One of the biggest improvement is in the motor where you’ll now receive 3.8CHP DurX commercial Pro-motor. This hasn’t had an impact on the belt speed but it has improved the speed changes when training with intervals. It’s also vital to note that this motor has inbuilt dual cooling fans that keep the temperatures at a safe level. This will consequently increase the lifespan of the motors helping to further reduce the cost of maintenance or replacement.

The treadmill has also been equipped with a decline feature that is not available in other competing models. You’ll now be able to switch the belt from a 15% incline position all the way to a 3% decline. The overall speed of the belt has been maintained at 12mph a speed cap that is common in most home gyms from different manufacturers.

The running belt has also undergone major developments the biggest and most visible one being an increase in the running surface. The belt now measures 60” by 22” which is more than enough to cover users of all heights comfortably. No longer does your height has to stand between you and a productive workout.

The running belt is finished with a Flex cushioning that reduces as much impact as possible. According to data from the manufacturer, this cushioning will reduce impact suffered by your joints by as much as 30% helping to keep you safe from injuries.

If you are an athlete practicing on this treadmill in preparation for competitions then it’s crucial that you get an opportunity to workout on a surface that looks like the actual trail. This is why the machine has an option of turning off the cushioning system. When turned off, you’ll be able to exercise on a surface that mimics an actual road.


This is one of the most popular things that most users love about the NordicTrack 1750. $1500 gets you a 7” backlit LED touch screen that does more than just giving you access to the various settings of this treadmill. From this screen, you’ll be able to access the internet, read your emails and even go live into your social media account all while working out.

Now, for a second, imagine virtually running through your favorite track in the world from your house? Imagine seeing all trademarks, landscapes and other breathtaking sights from across the world during your morning jog or run! This is the kind of entertainment experience that the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is introducing into your fitness life. Just how incredible will the whole experience be? This feature will definitely motivate you into spending more time on the machine leading to faster results. There is also a tablet holder fitted just above the console where you can mount your iPad or tablet. This holder helps to bring the view closer to your eyes. You’ll never have to strain when switching between different settings while working out. You can also watch the news and other TV shows through this tablet while exercising.

If music is all the motivation you need then you can take full advantage of the integrated speaker and the iPod port to set up your playlist before kick-starting your evening jog.

Workout Programs

This commercial treadmill comes with 30 preset workout programs 20 of which are designed towards the burning down of calories. The rest of the programs are all-terrain workouts focused on the other muscle groups while the iFit technology helps to add extra live training programs. In summary, the workout programs will cover:

  • Set-a-goal workouts
  • Calorie burn workouts
  • All-terrain trails
  • iFit live workouts

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Specs and Features

  • 8 CHP (continuous horsepower) DurX commercial-grade motor
  • 30 preset workout programs
  • 60″ x 22″ running surface
  • 0-15% incline and 0-3% decline
  • 12mph speed
  • Adjustable Runners Flex deck cushioning
  • Integrated accessory tray
  • Wireless chest strap for monitoring heart rate
  • 7” colored touch screen (web-enabled)
  • Low noise output (60-70dB)


  • Large running surface
  • Powerful incline and decline options
  • Foldable design that saves on space during storage
  • iFit coach enabled
  • inbuilt web browser
  • Bluetooth compatibility that assists in monitoring heart rate
  • Adjustable cushioning
  • Extremely quiet performance


  • At 315lbs the machine is quite bulky and may need to be set up in a permanent area

Conclusion NordicTrack Commercial 1750

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is worth every penny you’ll spend. It has been a bestselling commercial treadmill for some time now and it’s very easy to understand why. The equipment will rise to the occasion whenever it’s called upon and it will make sure that each of your workouts is productive and highly entertaining. We loved the overall designing, the integration of its various features and the durable construction of the NordicTrack 1750.

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