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How to Bypass Ifit on NordicTrack: A Complete Guide

Although the iFit feature can be a game-changer in the workouts world.

The system is convenient, beneficial for exercising, and a good fitness app, all on your phone’s screen.

However, some just want to use their NordicTrack machine at their own pace without an app.

So, we will show those who don’t want to use iFit how to bypass the application.

Can You Use NordicTrack Treadmill Without Ifit

Yes, a NordicTrack machine may not come with instructions on bypassing the iFit feature wholesale, but at least we do as people.

We have figured out a way to switch the iFit features at any time of our choosing and have it not open along with using our machines.

Note that there is nothing wrong with iFit or its many features.

The iFit system is a beneficial exercise program for those seeking more serious routines.

In this case, we just prefer to have more control over the settings during a workout.

4 Steps to Bypass Ifit on NordicTrack Treadmill

We have summarized the steps to bypass iFit and its services into 4 easy steps below.

Step 1: Set the Activation Card to the Side

Before you start anything on the NordicTrack machine, we recommend that you first find the complementary iFit activation card.

The iFit card should have a “stop” feature on the paper along with a link to the site.

The site will provide instructions on how to activate iFit on your device.

We will set the card aside to start bypassing the system from your device, an overall uncomplicated process

You should find your NordicTrack machine still locked at this point, and you would need to double-check your approach.

We also recommend you to surely keep the card around for the following reasons:

  • You may want to activate the iFit feature for more exercise programs and strategies.
  • Or to have it act as a failsafe should any issues arise with your NordicTrack machine.

Step 2: Find the iFit Button on the Machine

Then the next step in bypassing iFit would be to find the control buttons on the device.

Those buttons control the volume and intensity of the device.

The NordicTrack machine also has its display stats and a nodule for the iFit button.

The button in question has the following characteristics and features as an independent NordicTrack machine feature:

  • Shape: For most iterations of the machine, the button has a recognizable square shape.
  • Color: The button has a vibrant blue color.
  • Words: The button above all has the iFit logo plastered on its design.

Once the button has been found, you do not need to press anything else.

We recommend you ensure the device remains locked and place yourself near the button.

Although some machines use a digital screen instead, so adapt accordingly.

Step 3: Hold the iFit Button Down

The next step would be holding down the NordicTrack machine button.

You must place your finger on the button and push down firmly for around 10-20 seconds.

Keep pushing down until you hear a SECOND BEEP. This indicates that the device can now activate.

The screen should now display your vital statistics for your workout routine.

This current state of your treadmill means that you have successfully bypassed your machine’s settings.

There is no need to repeat the whole process unless your machine is reset by accident.

Step 4: Work Out in Manual Mode

The reset won’t take more than a few minutes of your time.

Once it’s done, you can continue using your treadmill in manual mode.

While in this mode, we recommend you shift the manner you set your treadmill to match your workouts’ intensities, as this is the ideal way for many.

Although, you may need to be familiar with the iFit system on the NordicTrack treadmill beforehand.

After all, iFit is NordicTrack’s answer to brands like Peloton in beneficial fitness instructional applications.

Workout benefits

iFit offers the following workout benefits whenever you use your Nordictrack machine.

You would have convenient access to personal trainers around the world.

Your treadmill automatically adjusts itself according to your workout and the terrain, giving you more access to workout routines.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always remember that you reactivate the iFit features anytime with your activation card and by pressing the iFit button again

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Although you know how to get over the application, some miscellaneous questions still need to be answered.

How Can You Cancel Your iFit Subscription?

To cancel, you only need to follow these steps:

  1. Log in or sign up at our brand’s website.
  2. Hover over your account’s name at the top right corner until the “Settings” option, then click.
  3. On the left side, click “Membership Plan.”
  4. At the bottom of the page after scrolling is the “End Benefits” button, then click.
  5. A “Continue” promo will appear; keep clicking until the “Confirm Your Membership Cancellation” promo appears.
  6. Finally, on the promo, click “End Membership.”

Are there Alternatives to the iFit app?

Unfortunately, there are no other alternatives besides making your exercise routines.

NordicTrack is the app’s parent company and won’t allow any form of competition from reaching their product lines!

You must get any other app to buy another brand of treadmills wholesale.

Can I Still Use My Machine if I don’t Renew My Subscription

Yes, you can still use your treadmill even if you don’t renew your subscription.

However, you’ll only have access to a limited number of online exercise videos to work with. Keep in mind that you only be using your treadmill while in manual mode.


NordicTrack products provide excellent service in their physical gear or online apps.

What matters is that each customer can meet their fitness goals in their way and with discretion.

So if you don’t want to use the iFit app, here’s the guide and steps on how to bypass the app!