If you want a Nordictrack machine, you may have heard of the iFit coaching system. Although it’s a game-changer in the world of exercise, you might not be keen on the idea of activating it to turn on your machine. Is there a way to bypass iFit on Nordictrack? If so, how do you perform this on a Nordictrack machine?
We have you covered! Nordictrack may not understand how to bypass iFit on their system, but there is a way to do it. You can even activate it in the future if you decide that iFit is something you want in your exercise regimen after all. Read on to learn more about how you can skip iFit on your Nordictrack machine.
Set the Card to the Side
Before you push any buttons, locate the iFit activation card that comes with the Nordictrack machine. It should have a clear “stop” indication on the paper, as well as a link to a website where you can go to make the feature work on your device. Set this paper to the side for later use.
It’s critical to keep this card for the following reasons:
- You may want to activate the iFit feature in the future for more exercise techniques and strategies.
- You might run into issues where activation is necessary.
This card will come in handy if you change your mind or if activation ever becomes necessary for you to get through an issue with your Nordictrack machine.
Once you’ve set your paper to the side, you can get to work on bypassing the iFit feature on the device. It should be locked at this point. Double-check that it is, and approach the system from there. The bypassing process should be uncomplicated after this moment.
Locate the iFit Button on the Machine
Next, you need to become familiar with the buttons on your device. You’ll have your typical control buttons to increase volume and intensity. There will be a screen to display stats. If you have the proper model, there is one nodule, in particular, you’ll need to look for – the iFit button.
It should be simple to spot this one. You can pick it out from the others by noting the following features:
- Shape: On most machines, this button is in the shape of a square.
- Color: The iFit button is a vibrant blue color.
- Words: The button should have the iFit logo plastered on the front.
These features make the iFit button its own thing on a Nordictrack machine.
Once you’ve located this button, you don’t need to press anything else. Ensure your device is still in its locked-up mode and position yourself by the button. If you have a machine that purely operates on a digital screen, this process may be different for you.
Hold the iFit Button Down
Next, you need to hold the button down. Place your finger right on top and press down firmly. It should beep when you first press down. Wait between 10-20 seconds until you hear a second beep. At this point, your device should activate. The screen should change and start displaying stats vital for your workout regime.
Once you’ve done this, the iFit system should be bypassed. At this point, you shouldn’t have to deal with this process again when turning on your Nordictrack machine. However, if it requests activation again, all you need to do is repeat this process.
Work Out in Manual Mode
This reset should take no more than a few minutes. Once it’s done, you can get started in manual mode. Here, you’ll need to shift the settings according to your workout. For many, this is the ideal way to take on exercise. However, you might want to know a little about iFit before committing to its absence on your Nordictrack machine.
iFit offers you the following for your workout:
- Personal trainers from around the world, accessible at any moment in your day
- Automatically adjusted machine settings based on the workout and the terrain
- More variety in the workouts available to you
iFit is NordicTrack’s form of competition with brands like Peloton. These can prove beneficial if you’re serious about working out.
If you end up changing your mind, you still have that piece of paper to reactivate the iFit features on your device. The iFit button is always there, ready for you to press it again. However, if you are satisfied with the bypass technique, there’s no reason for you to deal with iFit in your daily workout routine.