Recently, Men’s Health was contacted by leading cardio equipment maker NordicTrack to test out a secret new concept for an entirely new kind of exercise machine.
How secret? NordicTrack sent a helicopter to pick up Men’s Health Editor-In-Chief Matt Bean and Brand Editor Dean Stattmann and take them to an undisclosed location on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where they’d get to try it out firsthand.
The new machine, we eventually learned, is NordicTrack’s attempt to bridge the gap between strength training and cardio in a single piece of equipment.
Dubbed the Fusion CST, it features a flywheel at its core—like one you might find on a spin bike—but the CST’s is paired with a powerful magnet to create resistance.