Although the Nordic Rider appears to have been discontinued some years ago, a similar exercise machine was reviewed on Diet Spotlight. The Rider-type machine can provide a full-body workout, but it may be difficult to keep the workout intense enough to contribute significantly to weight loss.
Diet Spotlight says a Rider-type machine can combine aerobics, stretching and resistance training into the same workout. Athletic users may find the workout provided by this type of machine to be too easy, but it can be used as a warm-up for weightlifting. Business Week reports that Rider-type exercise machines are particularly popular among those new to exercise because the motion gently exercises the entire body.