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Discover Tonal at a Nordstrom Near You

Try Tonal for yourself by booking a demo. Here’s what you can expect from the experience.

Try a Tonal demo in Nordstrom stores.

You can read all about Tonal’s adaptive digital weight, but what does it actually feel like? If you’re curious about the intelligent home gym, it’s time to try it out for yourself. In addition to having showroom locations in California, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia, Tonal has also partnered with Nordstrom, where you can experience the adaptive digital weight in person and get all of your Tonal-related questions answered. You can even try a workout session during your demo.

Currently, Tonal is available in 46 Nordstrom stores nationwide, including flagship locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas, as well as recently-launched locations in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Durham. Find a Nordstrom store near you where you can demo Tonal.

When people try Tonal (even professional athletes) they are surprised by how smooth the adaptive digital weight feels, as well as the variety of training modalities Tonal has to offer beyond strength training, from cardio to yoga and meditation, says Tonal expert Val Zulali, who manages the Tonal Showroom in Short Hills, New Jersey and has been leading demos since 2019. Tonal experts like Zulali lead each demo and patiently guide you through everything Tonal has to offer.

Tonal expert leading a Tonal demo in Nordstrom.

“People see our commercials and our amazing partnerships, but they truly want to see how Tonal works and feels,” adds Zulali “It’s great to walk them through how the arms move, how the Smart Accessories work, how easy it is to navigate through our content, and how Tonal’s founder Aly Orady really was able to bring the whole gym to your wall.”

Beyond the first experience, there’s one moment during the demo that Zulali always looks forward to. 

“It’s the look of shock and excitement when people finish their last rep and can turn the weight off with a click of a button on the Smart Handles,” Zulali explains. “It happens in almost every demo, and it’s always that ‘wow’ factor when they see how it’s possible that we can literally turn the weight off.”

A man doing a Tonal demo in Nordstrom with a Tonal expert.

What to expect when you book a demo

Ready to give Tonal a try? Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about the demo experience at Nordstrom.

How does a Tonal demo at Nordstrom work?

Once you book a demo, you will receive a confirmation email from your local Tonal expert with important details about your demo. They will ask you a few questions to get to know you better and make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Once I arrive at the store for a demo, what happens?

You will locate our shop-in-shop experience in either the Women’s or Men’s active department  and be greeted by a Tonal expert. Each demo is unique and tailored to your specific needs and questions. The Tonal expert  will show you  how to adjust the three-way arms,  guide you through different movements, show you the variety of content, and more. You can even get set up to do your first strength assessment!

Who will lead me through the demo?

A Tonal expert will guide you through every step of the demo—all you have to do is show up.

What if I’m new to strength training? Will I be completely lost in the Tonal demo?

That’s completely fine! Your local Tonal expert will walk you through the basics from how to move the arms, navigate you through the workouts and program, and how it feels to try adaptive weights. By the end of the demo, you‘ll understand the product regardless of your fitness level or knowledge.

Will I be able to do a workout on Tonal during the demo?

Absolutely! If you prefer to experience a full Tonal workout, your Tonal expert will take you through your strength assessment to get set up, and from there, you will be able to choose a short workout to try. We also invite folks to come back a second time to do a full workout after they have gotten an initial demo if preferred.

If I like the Tonal experience, can I purchase one onsite?

Yes, you can purchase a Tonal onsite at Nordstrom. Your Tonal expert will walk you through the ordering process and provide you with all the information you need to complete the purchase.

What are my options if I want to try Tonal but can’t do an onsite demo?

You can book a live virtual demo with a local Tonal retail representative who will walk you through Tonal from our retail location over a video call. They will guide you through how to use Tonal, what the programming and content look like, and showcase moves that you are interested in exploring. These teams are prepared to answer any questions you have during a live virtual demo to make sure you get the most out of your experience.


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