A Guide to iFit for Treadmills

It’s time to upgrade your treadmill experience for the 21st century. iFit lets you bypass the boring routines of fitness and this guide will help you understand why. Read on to learn about iFit workout creation, stats tracking, and the iFit online community. In using iFit with my treadmill, I’ve been able to cut from 212 pounds to 173 between January and May of 2022 in preparation for a bodybuilding contest. Irrespective of your fitness goals, there’s no doubt iFit and treadmills are born partners. 

And now, NordicTrack is sweetening the pot even more, by offering a free machine with the purchase of a four-year iFit Family Membership plan. In addition to the NordicTrack C1100i treadmill, the S15i bike, the Spacesaver SE7i, and the RW700 rower can all be had for the purchase of the iFit package alone at $39 per month.

iFit Guide

Note: iFit’s latest offering, ActivePulse technology, marries a Bluetooth heart rate monitor for the arm with automatic trainer control. This allows the machine to override programs and adjust resistance to maintain a specific target. Very cool indeed!

Table of Contents

Read the iFit guide straight through or skip around:

Part 1: iFit Workout Programs and Challenges

  • Google Maps workouts
  • Video workouts
  • Time and distance workouts
  • Challenges

Part 2: Stats Tracking

  • Your Fit Score
  • Log workouts
  • Log nutrition
  • Log weight and sleep

Part 3: Building Community

  • Add your biography
  • Add other users to your iFit account

Besides reading our iFit guide, curious readers might want to try a 30-day free iFit membership. Even without access to an iFit-friendly fitness machine, you can use a trial membership to explore the app on your computer, mobile device, or television. You can create workouts, use message boards, and log health activity such as calories-consumed, distance walked, and bike rides taken.

Your free iFit trial can be for standard or Premium membership. A standard membership includes unlimited Google Maps workouts, activity tracking, virtual coaching and more.


iFit is an all-in-one fitness app. Its vibrant Google Street View workouts stand out in treadmill ads, but the app also provides workout programs in traditional formats and is an easy-to-use health tracker. A true virtual coach, iFit uses data about your sleep time, diet, and exercise to make fitness suggestions.

Key attributes of the iFit app:

  • The app syncs with iFit treadmills and other iFit cardio machines to log workout data automatically.
  • iFit logs fitness activity that takes place away from your cardio machine (at home, outdoors or with other gym equipment).
  • You can access iFit coaching many ways. iFit apps work with fitness machines, Bluetooth mobile devices, desktop computers, and TVs.

Which fitness machines work with iFit? Four fitness equipment brands build iFit-friendly machines: ProForm, NordicTrack, FreeMotion, and Reebok (These brands share the same parent company: Icon Health and Fitness). iFit Coach works with many of their treadmills, elliptical trainers, and exercise bikes.

Part 1: iFit Workout Programs and Challenges

With iFit there’s always a path less traveled. Whenever you train, you can choose from a near infinite variety of workouts. These include programs that you create yourself and programs posted by others (iFit staff and members).

The main categories of iFit workouts are Google Maps workouts, video workouts, and time/distance workouts. User-designed workouts can also be turned into competitions or challenges.

Google Maps Workouts with Google Street View

iFit and Google Maps

Hike the Himalayas, run the Boston Marathon, or enjoy the Pacific coastline without leaving your treadmill with iFit Google Maps workouts. With an iFit-enabled incline/decline treadmill, you can virtually experience the rise and fall of any mappable Google route. With any iFit treadmill, it’s easy to choose routes via Street View for a sense of escape.

Two basics of Google Maps workouts:

  1. Incline: iFit treadmills with incline can automatically adjust to mimic topography. Entry-level treadmills tilt up to 10 percent. Top-of-the-line treadmills with iFit have generous incline ranges of -6 to 20 percent.
  2. Video: Enjoy the view! As you walk or run, an interactive Google Street View will appear on your screen. Roads with Street View available are highlighted during iFit workout setup.

Some treadmills with iFit, such as the Boston Marathon 3.0 Treadmill, have race routes preloaded into their consoles. On most iFit-enabled treadmills, you’ll download a program before workout time. (This is one way iFit saves time.) When downloading you can draw your own route or choose from premium content.

Draw a Google Maps Route

Train virtually with real-life views of scenic coastlines, busy cities, national parks and more! Choose “Create” and then “Map Based Workout” to get started…

Create a map based workout

Set up an interactive training route by using the “Search Location” box to zoom in on a region. Then click on map points. In the screenshot below, we’ve created a run through scenic Barcelona. We can choose “Close Loop” to let iFit finish drawing a route.

Create a map based workout Barcelona

As you draw, helpful data is displayed such as the route’s total distance, elevation changes, and a calorie burn estimate. Note that your weight must be logged for the calorie function to work best.

Choose an iFit Workout

Setting up Google Map workouts is fun, but you can save time by choosing an iFit workout. Access to these workouts costs a bit more per month than the usual iFit membership. To find them, choose “Library” from the main menu. Some program titles are “Backpack Europe,” “Famous 5Ks” and “Calorie Burn 4 Week Training Program.”

Here’s a sample view of the ever-growing selection:

iFit Programs

You can filter iFit workouts by difficulty levels 1 – 5.

iFit Video Workouts

iFit members can use an ever-growing library of workout videos for training away from the treadmill. These HD videos feature celebrity personal trainers such as Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Jillian Michaels. Some examples of iFit video series are “Kickboxing” and “Fit Mommies.” Here are some program graphics:

iFit Video Workouts

Each iFit video series has many workouts to help make exercise a regular activity.

Customized Time and Distance Workouts

iFit also lets you easily build workouts with specific speeds, inclines, and distances. iFit provides a template and then you move the speed and incline lines to change settings.

In the image below, the pink line shows speed being set for different segments of a workout. The default is one mph.

iFit Walk Overview

To adjust incline, click the square “Incline” button. A yellow line for incline will appear. You can overlap speed and incline settings to see a program’s overall demand:

iFit Builder

In addition to pushing yourself, you can also challenge other iFit members to beat your workout time. Read on for an overview of iFit challenges.


Bring out your competitive side with iFit challenges! Challenges are workouts designed and shared by iFit members to help push each other toward goals. Create your own competition or accept another’s challenge.

How to Create a Challenge

Creating a challenge is much like creating a personal workout based on a map, time or distance. You can post a previously created workout as a challenge or design something new. Either way, here are the steps.

Choose “Create” from your toolbar. Then select “Challenge”:

Create a challenge in iFit

iFit will prompt you to set up the activity. In this screenshot we’re choosing dates for the competition:

Create a challenge 2

We draw a map-based challenge, and here is our finished route through a redwood forest:

Create a challenge 4

Next, during setup iFit asks for your invitation list. Then it shows a summary of the challenge. Your final step is launching the challenge by pressing the blue “Create” button.

How to Join a Challenge

You can join challenges that were posted by iFit staff or your friends and followers. Find challenges through the main menu “Challenge” button.

Join an iFit challenge

Check the tabs to see challenges categorized as Public, Created (by you) and Invited (by friends/followers). Accept a challenge and you can schedule it on your iFit workout calendar.

iFit public challenges

After a competition you can see your overall ranking on the “Completed” tab. You can click the badge icon to see your ranking based on age, gender, treadmill type and other data.

Part 2: Stats Tracking

Keeping track of treadmill exercise and other health activities is easier with an app like iFit. The more you pay attention to your health stats, the more likely you are to make smart health decisions. iFit can help track your calories, track your activity, chart your sleep and chart your weight. See how everything fits together!

To access the tracking section of iFit, click “Stats”:

iFit tracking stats

First you’ll see your Fit Score. This number is from 0 to 100. It reflects your fitness activity (exercise and nutrition) in relation to your goals over the past seven days. You’ll start at zero…

iFit stats clean slate

… and get motivated as your Fit Score climbs!

iFit stats week 1 example

Track your stats by clicking “Log.” You can add information about workouts, weight, nutrition, and sleep:

iFit logging activity

Logging Workouts

The exercise logging features are easy to use. Simply fill in the blanks! iFit will calculate the distance and elevation for your outdoor running or cycling routes (plus the app will automatically calculate your calorie burn). Your recently logged workouts are displayed beneath your Fit Score as follows:

Recent workouts

You can repeat workouts on your history list anytime.

Logging Nutrition

The iFit nutrition log can simplify calorie tracking with its database of thousands of foods and beverages. Easily find a nutritional description of your intake, then click to add the info to your log.

Here’s a search for an afternoon snack of almonds:

iFit nutrition logging


iFit lets you review items before adding them to your journal. Here we have approved the almonds and a cup of raspberries:

iFit nutrition logging 2

Logging Weight & Sleep

Tracking your weight and sleep is easy with iFit. By logging these items you’ll help build a helpful overview of your health. See how sleep, diet, and exercise work together as you pursue your fitness goals. You can see charts of your data by choosing “Menu” and then “Stats.”

Note: Logging your weight is especially important. Otherwise your iFit treadmill will estimate calorie burn data for its default of a 185-pound user.

iFit logging sleep and weight

Part 3: Building Community

Socializing within iFit can help motivate your training. One benefit mentioned above is the option to experience challenges with friends and followers. You can follow posts from the whole iFit community or just inner your circle. iFit members can follow one another just like members in other social media platforms.

This image was taken from a message board post. It suggests a training route, and viewers have the option to share the post or schedule the workout.  

Cape Town route

Set Up Your ProfileSet up your profile

An iFit profile includes room for a brief bio that all members can see. Attract like-minded community members by posting info about your fitness interests. You can control who views your content.

To set up your bio, choose “Profile” from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the iFit screen. Then choose “Edit.”

Members can click “Follow” to send a request:


Following on iFit

Add Users to Your Membership

Share the wealth! With a premium iFit membership you can add up multiple users to your iFit account. Add friends and family to your fitness community and exchange workouts, challenges and motivational messages.

To add users, click on “Settings” or “Profile” beneath your username in the upper right corner. Then click “Secondary Users.” Enter email addresses or existing iFit usernames.


Add secondary users in iFit

More iFit Info

This free iFit guide from TreadmillReviews.net covers workout setup, stats tracking, and a few other key features of iFit. We only covered the basics. There’s so much more in iFit to explore, so for more detailed information visit iFit.com. With a free iFit account, you can access the manufacturer’s online database with guides for iFit installation and answers for frequently asked questions.

Training for Weight Loss with iFit

In using iFit with my own NordicTrack 1750, I’ve found the automatic trainer control and ActivePulse heart rate technology is invaluable when it comes to weight loss. In prepping for an NPC-sanctioned bodybuilding contest this spring, I’ve been able to cut from 212 to 173 in just four months combining nutrition with cardio performed using iFit. Any interactive app helps take the mind off work while strolling through the hills of Italy, true. But what’s unique about iFit is the way the machine automatically adjusts not only with the workout, but your heart rate. This takes all the mental work out of your hands and leaves you to enjoy the show.

Another big value to iFit I’ve found is the diversity of programs. Granted, your treadmill might be the primary tool with which you use it, but this app can travel on devices to your weight room, or onto the mat for yoga. With the success I’ve had, I’d highly recommend giving the free trial a spin and see what it can do for you.

iFit FAQs

Can you stream iFit on any device?

In addition to being built into fitness equipment from NordicTrack, ProForm, and FreeMotion, you can download the iFit app on iOS and Android devices. More details are available on the iFit website.

Does iFit have live classes?

Yes! Both day and night in just about any kind of styling, iFit trainers offer live classes with automatic control.

How much does iFit cost?

iFit is free for the first year with your newly purchased NordicTrack, or ProForm treadmill. After this, it is $39 USD / month. iFit offers a Yearly Family Plan for $396/yr, a Monthly Family Plan for $39/mo, and a Yearly Individual Plan for $180/yr. See the iFit website for more information.


  • satina CooperMarch 5, 2019 at 6:14 amfrom Australia
    Hi is iFit available on an individual basis, without paying for a yearly subscription. Like paying month at a time. I'm in Australia. Thankks Satina
    • Amy TMarch 5, 2019 at 3:39 pm
      Hi Satina, It looks like you have to pay for a year at a time, but they can charge you monthly, and you get the first year free (with purchase of a fitness machine)
      • VinayApril 2, 2019 at 1:22 amfrom Brisbane
        Where can I purchase a machine that offers a free year membership?
        • Amanda B.April 3, 2019 at 12:47 pm
          Hi Vinay, most machines are equipped with programs that offer free trial periods but usually one month or one week. If you are looking for a machine that does not cost additional fees you may be best to go with a more standard model such as the SOLE series that has preset programs rather than iFit.
  • Frances HernandezMarch 9, 2019 at 2:28 pmfrom 79915
    do I have to purchase coach assist to use the treadmill? I dont want to use the coach assist. Im 65 yrs old and cant do anything like hike or run a marathon. I have arthritis. If I have to purchase the coach assist then I will have to return it. Hard part is its very heavy and we already assembled it.
    • Amanda B.March 12, 2019 at 10:11 am
      Hi Frances. The treadmill will have your basic functions and program workouts that are included with the machine. You do not have to purchase the coach app if you do not want to! Hitting manual on the treadmill will allow you to adjust your level of incline and speed at your own leisure. The coach app is an additional option that allows for more variety in workout programs but is not mandatory.
      • KarenJune 29, 2019 at 10:16 pmfrom NC
        Just to clarify-once my 1 year free membership for IFit Coach expires, I do not need to buy any membership to use my treadmill? I am also in my 60’s-I only use it to walk on an incline. I really wish I researched this more before buying this model. I wanted one that could do “hills”, or programs that changed inclines/speeds. This seems way too complicated and possibly expensive.
        • Avatar photoAmanda BJuly 10, 2019 at 11:48 am
          Hi Karen, you do not need to purchase an iFit membership to use your treadmill. As mentioned, you can always use the manual feature of your treadmill to change incline and speed. Here's our favorite options for inexpensive treadmills: https://www.treadmillreviews.net/best-treadmill/#cheap
  • AdamMarch 9, 2019 at 9:48 pmfrom MI
    If I buy a Golds Gym Machine with iFit on it, am I forced to subscribe to iFit to use the basic console(calorie tracking, distance tracking ect)?
    • Amanda B.March 12, 2019 at 10:05 am
      Hi Adam. IFit allows you to use some of the basic workouts including the ones that come with the machine. The subscription to the app unlocks more workouts and options. You can try out the ones that come with it first and if you find you want to try more then you can subscribe!
  • SeanMarch 18, 2019 at 9:46 pm
    When will the treadmills allow for access to smart TV programs such as Netflix and Hulu? Thanks. Sea.
    • Amanda B.March 20, 2019 at 1:19 pm
      Hi Sean. This is a great question and you are not alone in asking. As companies are constantly looking to improve their fitness machine technologies we expect some may be planning to incorporate this in the future. For now, a great option would be purchasing a tablet you can place on the deck of your machine to watch your favourite shows while working out.
  • MikeMarch 26, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    Can I stream iFit to a laptop? I want to connect my laptop to my “45 inch TV via HDMI to have a bigger display for iFit?
    • Amanda B.March 27, 2019 at 3:47 pm
      Hi Mike, I am not positive if you can run ifit on a laptop but certainly on a tablet. I don't believe Ifit is compatible with a laptop at this time.
  • KLMarch 28, 2019 at 2:44 pmfrom Kansas
    So, if I buy the membership and I didn't like the Ifit program can I get a full refund before the next month starts.?
    • Amanda B.March 29, 2019 at 2:02 pm
      Hi KL, the Ifit will allow you to do a week trial but not a full month. You are best to do the shortest term of usage to ensure you can get any refunds if possible. I would recommend doing a week and then cancelling from there if you prefer.
  • JuliaMarch 31, 2019 at 8:02 pmfrom El Paso TX
    How can I change the start of the week fromMonday to Sunday?
    • Amanda B.April 1, 2019 at 9:57 am
      Hi Julia. This link will direct you to Ifit support who can better help you with your questions about the app: https://ifit.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
  • JaneApril 5, 2019 at 4:32 pmfrom Nairn
    I had ifit but just changed my router and ifit say I need he new module. Can you confirm it works with nordictrak t8 ? I have just paid for 2 years and now need an uograde
    • Amanda B.April 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
      Hi Jane, are you just having trouble connecting it on the network? Your membership should be compatible amongst multiple devices.
  • RWApril 6, 2019 at 7:17 pmfrom California
    I have a Ifit membership that I use with my exercise bike is there a way to use Ifit with my treadmill that is not Ifit compatible?
    • Amanda B.April 8, 2019 at 4:34 pm
      Hi RW, if your treadmill is not ifit compatible you may not be able to operate the membership with it. You can still track your progress through the program.
  • Connie MaxfieldApril 7, 2019 at 8:19 am
    I just purchased the nordictrack treadmill and when I went to active it, it wanted me to do a year free subscription. Before the year is up if I dont like it how do I cancel and can I still use the machine?
    • Amanda B.April 8, 2019 at 4:31 pm
      Hi Connie, if you are referring to the ifit program this is from their website directly: MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE REFUNDABLE ONLY IF CANCELED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE OR TRIAL DATE, AS PROVIDED HEREIN. TO CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT DURING SUCH THIRTY (30)-DAY PERIOD, CALL (866) 608-1798 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. Let us know if this is what you were referring to, thanks!
  • paulineApril 7, 2019 at 10:15 pmfrom australia
    i have a proform 1250 treadmill how do i get the video displsy of destination. ive tried hooking phone n tablets not successful.
    • Amanda B.April 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm
      Hi Pauline, have you already connected through wifi? The ifit must be connected to wifi to access the videos. You can register your name and choose the options you would like to purchase unless just trying the initial free videos.
  • Nadia FontanaApril 18, 2019 at 1:07 pmfrom OR
    Hi I love Maps but My music app wont work with it simultaneously if I use my Iphone trough lighting cable to connect to my TV set so its pretty much useless scene I have to walk maps with no music and it gets boring.
    • Amanda B.April 24, 2019 at 9:14 am
      Hi Nadia, you could always try muting the audio on the maps when using it, see if this allows you to simultaneously play music.
  • Patricia BeatyMay 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm
    I have a ProForm 725FP. I need a manual for it. Any ideas where to obtain this? Thank you.
    • Avatar photoAmanda BMay 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm
      Hi Patricia, you can find the manual on ProForm's website: https://support.proform.com/parts-manuals/. Best of luck!
  • Robert frenchJune 17, 2019 at 10:00 pmfrom Ruston , La
    Does the IFIT app support chromecast?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJune 18, 2019 at 11:40 am
      Hi Robert, iFit is not on the list of apps supported by chromecast.
  • Steve BankJuly 9, 2019 at 3:39 amfrom Australia
    The ifit website says, "What is the HDMI port on my console used for? That is so you can connect your console to a television or computer monitor to mirror your console onto another display." Can you please confirm which treadmills have a HDMI port? I am unable to download all the user manuals from all the treadmill manufacturers to confirm which have a HDMI port, so i am hopeful you have a list you could send me?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJuly 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm
      Hi Steve, the only treadmill that we can confirm has an HDMI port is the Landice L7: https://www.treadmillreviews.net/landice-l7-ltd/
  • Debbie HardyJuly 18, 2019 at 7:21 pm
    I have a promo card for 1st year free. Still wants me to enter credit card. Is there a way around it?i don’t want to use my credit card when I should have a free year. Pro form treadmill.
    • Avatar photoAmanda BAugust 1, 2019 at 11:16 am
      Hi Debbie, unfortunately there is no way around this. If you choose to avail of the 1 year free, you just have to make sure you cancel your subscription before the year ends so that you do not get charged.
  • Kristin RAugust 6, 2019 at 1:06 pm
    Is the option to schedule a workout going to be added to the app anytime soon? I ran the first of a series this morning that I enjoyed, and really, really don't want to have to scroll every day to find the next exercise. It seems odd that the ability to manage workouts isn't integrated in the UI for the app.
    • Avatar photoAmanda BAugust 7, 2019 at 11:08 am
      Hi Kristin, unfortunately we do not know when iFit plans on changing their app. You can try contacting iFit support directly.
  • JAMES A SMITHSeptember 18, 2019 at 2:43 pmfrom NH
    There's an incredible variety of workouts, but almost all of them are aimed at the beginner to casual trainer. Hard to find many runs over 30 minutes long, or faster than about 9:00 min/mile. Surely there are people that can handle an hour run at 8:00 min/mile pace who buy these.
  • LeslieOctober 5, 2019 at 10:26 pm
    If I buy a used Nordictrack C2950, (2015 model) can I use my iFit membership with it?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BOctober 9, 2019 at 4:34 pm
      Hi Leslie, you should be able to use iFit with the 2015 model. However, there may be limited functionality. You can check iFit FAQ for more information on using iFit with consoles pre-2017: https://ifit.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360003619492-Touchscreen-Console-Pre-2017
  • Susan B.November 20, 2019 at 9:17 amfrom California
    Hi! We have a Microsoft Surface Book 1 and I just learned that iFit is not compatible with Windows 10. Is there a way to use an iPad Pro and projecting it onto a TV? Thanks!
    • Avatar photoAmanda BDecember 5, 2019 at 11:28 am
      Hi Susan, you can definitely use the iFit app on an iPad and connect the iPad to your TV via Apple TV or through HDMI. There's more info on the iFit website about how to set it up.
  • John LeviJanuary 8, 2020 at 12:07 pmfrom PA
    Are there any live classes offered with iFit, and if so how do i access them? I have a Proform Pro 2000.
  • Dawn AndersonJanuary 8, 2020 at 8:25 pmfrom TN
    Does iFit connect or sync with any other apps such as MapMyWalk?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJanuary 14, 2020 at 3:31 pm
      Hi Dawn, iFit does not sync or connect to other fitness apps as the iFit app itself has its own comparable features. You can find out more about the different iFit features on their website.
  • DawnFebruary 16, 2020 at 9:20 pm
    I am wondering if it is possible to do an iFit video workout over again? If I have 'joined' a video workout and completed it, am I able to "join" it at a later date to do it again? I noticed that once you click the 'JOIN' button it changes to 'Joined' and this seems to prevent you from choosing it a second time at a later date. I am hoping you can tell me how I can do this, as some workouts were good enough to want to do the routine again! Dawn
    • Avatar photoAmanda BFebruary 18, 2020 at 4:17 pm
      Hi Dawn, sorry but we unfortunately don't have an answer for you. You would have to ask iFit directly. You can chat with them on facebook and they respond quite quickly. https://www.facebook.com/ifit/
  • TJMarch 8, 2020 at 9:52 pmfrom USA
    I have this love-hate relationship with iFit. There are a myriad of reason as to why, which I hope to explain in detail. I am currently in my late 20's and have using iFit on/off for the past year. In 2014, I began running outdoors. I have experienced with many outdoor running app to include Nike Run Club, Zombies, Run!, MapMyRun, Strava, Runkeeper, etc. I have also experience with a plethora of devices to include Apple Watch (series 2 and 4), Fitbit (Surge), TomTom (Spark), and more. Today, my outdoor runs are simply tracked with my Apple Watch (Series 4) using the built-in Apple Workout App. I've never been a huge indoor runner, but after tirelessly dragging myself to the gym to run on an overused treadmill (which was sometimes available and sometimes a wait), I folded and began to research at-home options. ICON Health & Fitness owns iFit, as well as NordicTrack, Pro-Form, Freemotion, and more. After and extensive multi-month comparisons of iFit VS Peloton and NordicTrack VS Pro-Form VS Peloton Tread, I elected the iFit option on the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. In February 2019, I setup my machine and account with iFit. From February 2019 to about June 2019 was the time I really tried to embrace iFit. It was terrible. I found no runs that were built for advanced runners. I define myself as an advanced runner because everything on the program I could find was 7 MPH or less. I run a base of 8 MPH on distance (minimum 20 minutes) and a will go up to 12 MPH (for 30-60 second intervals) and sometimes run at 10 MPH (up to 120 second intervals). Overall, I prefer to have my runs 30-60 minutes. I found very few workout that would last this long. With no search option, I spent far too much time goin in-and-out of different screen to try and find one that would work. I noticed I was no longer enjoying the very limited library that I could apply to my runs and began running without iFit. I then started seeing my distance decrease from boredom. In November 2019, I began OrangeTheory Fitness (OTF). This got me back into running again and quickly saw PR results on my competitive races. With OTF not exactly fitting into my schedule all of the time, I started running again at home (Feb 2020). Today (March 2020), I resubscribed to iFit (note: $15/mo if you do it through the Apple Subscription and $30/mo if you do it on the Treadmill/iFit Website Subscription). I noticed some new features that really motivate me. There is now a filters option! You can look for intensity level (1-7), distance, duration, type of workout (running, HIIT, etc), coach, and more. This allowed me to quickly and easily locate a handful of runs that fit my "advanced" runner profile. I continued to notice that allowing the coaches to control my speed was still too slow (their version for an all-out effort was about 8 MPH, and that's my base). I noticed many of the distance programs stayed around 6-6.2 MPH. Thankfully, I can override that and didn't seem to have too much of a problem doing that since OTF has trained me pretty well to know where I need to be at and when. There is also now a Leaderboard so you can see in real-time (and post-workout) how you compare to other people who have completed the same workout. Being a competitive person, I found myself speed up when I saw someone was 0.1 miles to catching up to me. Overall, my first run with the Leaderboard on I placed 2nd. It felt pretty good to have that experience. The downside is, at the end, while I was following the instructor by stepping off the treadmill to stretch, I noticed other people on the Leaderboard continued running. This bumped my position. I would think that once the coach ends the workout, the Leaderboard should be deactivated to keep everyone fair. On some of the shorter location-based runs, I notice that I wanted to continue running. iFit defaults to a time screen rather than showing b-roll video. They have beautiful video b-roll of the locations, it would be awesome to keep it going in a loop (like a screensaver) until I finish my run. If this is not possible due to some reasons they come up with, it would be great to have the option to add manual workout so that I can be redirected to that screen with all my stats carried over.
    • Avatar photoAmanda BMarch 13, 2020 at 11:12 am
      Hi TJ, thanks for sharing your experience with iFit! We are glad to hear that you find the leaderboard feature useful. iFit has been continually making improvements to their app based on user suggestions, so hopefully you see more improvements in the near future.
  • Dave SullivanApril 22, 2020 at 9:46 pmfrom MI
    iFit really needs to be able to sync with other apps. This is 2020 after all. Google Fit, Strava, Runkeeper, Fitbit...anything. When can we see this integration? It's the biggest shortcoming of this software.
  • SimonMay 18, 2020 at 3:40 pmfrom London
    Agree with Dave Sullivan above: the fact ifit has seen fit to stop integration with the other apps a lot of people use is stopping me going for this. If the ifit smart treadmills gave the option of using eg Zwift, uploading workouts to Strava, or using it for an ifit workout, then I would go for it. I don’t want to be locked into one system.
  • Jeff CharlesMay 31, 2020 at 3:15 amfrom FL
    can I bypass ifit and connect my ipad direct bluetooth ?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJune 4, 2020 at 2:01 pm
      Hi Jeff, this will depend on your treadmill. Some treadmills allow you to do this, but you would have to consult your treadmill manual.
  • Sankar LaxmananJune 9, 2020 at 4:25 pmfrom California, United States
    I bought Proform 2000i with iFit 5 months before. I did not activate or subscribe iFit, 'usually continue without Login'. But yesterday iFit took me to Logon page with no 'Skip Login' option
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJune 15, 2020 at 12:23 pm
      Hi Sankar, the process is different with every treadmill model / year. You can live chat with ProForm and they will be able to give you step by step instructions on how to access manual mode on your treadmill.
  • TommyJuly 6, 2020 at 7:53 am
    Hi, I’m looking to buy an iFit compatible treadmill but wondered if there is an Apple TV app so I can play videos on my TV rather than iPad?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJuly 7, 2020 at 10:38 am
      Hi Tommy, you can download the iFit iOS app and mirror that on your Apple TV. You can find more info on iFit's website.
      • arleneJuly 20, 2020 at 11:59 am
        How did you mirror it on your apple TV? Is there a way to cast the screen or apple play?
  • Rosemarie QuaxJuly 19, 2020 at 3:17 pmfrom Hamilton, New Zealand
    Hi. I have bought a Nordic track treadmill last week. How do I activate the one year free iFit subscription? Thanks
    • Avatar photoAmanda BJuly 24, 2020 at 4:25 pm
      Hi Rosemarie, did you receive an activation code with your treadmill? You can contact NordicTrack's support if you need one.
  • CandiceAugust 7, 2020 at 12:05 am
    I’m about to purchase a Proform 505 CST. Do I need any extra equipment to be able to use the IFit program?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BAugust 12, 2020 at 12:43 pm
      Hi Candice, all you need is your own tablet/phone to connect and you're good to go! You can see our review here: https://www.treadmillreviews.net/proform-505-cst/
  • Hassan FarranAugust 12, 2020 at 8:49 pm
    Hi there, is there way i start workout using WEB ifit not the app on my phone? I want to use my laptio , log into ifit.con and start a workout there instead of using the app on my phone. is this possible?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BSeptember 2, 2020 at 4:22 pm
      Hi Hassan, there is a web version of iFit. You can log in on their website to access the library.
  • LeeOctober 10, 2020 at 10:37 am
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase a treadmill and I like the feature of Google Maps Workouts with Google Street View. Do I need to purchase a treadmill that has ifit or ifit coach with it in order for me to get this feature? If not where and how do I get this feature. Thank You
    • Avatar photoAmanda BOctober 28, 2020 at 2:21 pm
      Hi Lee, you can use iFit on most tablets and mobile devices, so you don't necessarily have to purchase an iFit enabled treadmill. You can check out iFit's website for more info on compatible devices.
  • Johanne TummonJanuary 27, 2021 at 5:34 pmfrom Toronto
    It seems a big appeal of iFit training is the Trainers. Can you tell me on a treadmill will the incline and speed change as directed by the Trainer? I know incline usually changes when going up a hill but will it automatically slow my speed if I am climbing a hill for instance? Is it truly interactive?
    • Avatar photoAmanda BFebruary 19, 2021 at 3:52 pm
      Hi Johanne, yes, your speed and incline will adjust automatically during an iFit treadmill workout. However, the auto adjustment can only happen on iFit enabled treadmills such as the ones from NordicTrack and ProForm.

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