By now, you’ve probably heard of the Mirror, a connected mirror/touchscreen that you can use for guided, on-demand workouts at home. It blew up around the time lockdowns closed up every gym in most of the world and got big enough that Lululemon outright bought it to add to their portfolio of fitness brands. By far, its biggest advantage is the fact that it’s just an upright mirror, making it incredibly simple to integrate into anyone’s home. The NordicTrack Vault takes that same design and adds a shallow cabinet in the back, allowing you to use your smart fitness mirror to hold your collection of workout equipment.
That’s right, NordicTrack is straight out ripping off the “fitness computer in a mirror” design, giving folks an upright mirror with an integrated touchscreen computer that’s running the outfit’s iFit interactive platform. It’s a big departure from the outfit, which specializes in treadmills, stationary bikes, and similar traditional gym machines, finally adding an option to their lineup that’s a lot less daunting for folks who don’t have the space for their large workout equipment.
The NordicTrack Vault is, basically, an upright cabinet, with a sliding door that’s covered by a mirror measuring 60 x 24 inches (height x width) and a set of speakers at the bottom. The upper part of the mirror has an integrated 32-inch touchscreen display running the iFit interactive platform, allowing you to find and load video workouts led by the outfit’s roster of trainers. The workouts, by the way, are tailored for viewing in portrait orientation, with the trainers standing front and center, demonstrating the proper form for you to mimic. Since the whole thing is a mirror, you can see your exact form as you execute a movement, making it easy to compare to the trainer who is also onscreen.
Inside, the cabinet space is divided into five separate racks, sized to accommodate dumbbells, kettlebells, and other types of workout equipment, allowing you to stash all your workout essentials inside. Do note, the cabinet is intentionally shallow to minimize the footprint, so you can’t quite use it to stash much larger gear.
The NordicTrack Vault can be purchased as a standalone machine or as a package with a handful of workout equipment, all of which can fit inside the cabinet. If you order the latter, you will get an exercise mat, two yoga blocks, three loop bands (light, medium, and heavy), three resistance bands (20, 30, and 50 pounds), a set of dumbbells (5 to 30 pounds), and a pair of kettlebells (20 and 30 pounds). While that’s far from a complete set of workout accessories for a proper home gym, it definitely makes for a great start.
What kind of workouts can you expect from the iFit library? A lot. Keep in mind, they use the same library with all of their gym equipment, which range from treadmills and spin bikes to ellipticals and rowers to strength training machines. Specifically, they have about 60 different training categories, from running and hiking to HIIT and pilates to bodyweight workouts and weights training and more.
The NordicTrack Vault comes out in February. Price is $1,999 for the standalone unit and $2,999 for the package. Both come with a year of free iFit membership for your whole family.