Let’s be honest: Running on a treadmill is one of the most boring ways to get exercise. Alas, it’s also one of the most convenient ways to get a good cardio workout.
Depending on where you live, it’s not always possible to run miles in the great outdoors, so plenty of people are forced to rely on sloughing it in the gym, hoping the music or podcast they’re listening to is enough to keep them motivated.
One company wants to change that. The NordicTrack X32i, a new model from the esteemed exercise company, offers a unique perspective: The in-home treadmill comes with a large screen that projects routes from some of the most scenic runs around the world.
Partnering with fitness tech experts at iFit, NordicTrack filmed runs with world-class trainers in destinations like Patagonia and Italian hillsides.
Workouts paired with the destination videos mirror the terrain onscreen for an immersive experience that’s almost as good as really being there. If you feel stuck both in your workouts and your travel habits, a new treadmill with a view is likely well worth the investment.
It might even inspire you to book a flight after finishing a trek to see your favorite route in person.