Octane Fitness Launches New Commercial Zero Runner
Octane Fitness, a Nautilus, Inc. brand, announced the launch of the new commercial Zero Runner today at the 35th annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show.
This unprecedented product reinvents walking, jogging or running by eliminating repetitive, stressful impact on the body – unlike a treadmill. Plus, without a belt, deck or motor, the Zero Runner also eliminates the high costs of treadmill operation, maintenance and service. Approximately 500 convention attendees witnessed the dramatic launch of the Zero Runner to music and video at a packed party at BB King’s Blues Club in Orlando.
“The initial response to the commercial Zero Runner has been off the charts, and we are thrilled that this innovative machine will transform cardio floors worldwide by enabling virtually anyone to comfortably walk, jog and run,” said Tim Porth, vice president, product development, commercial and specialty at Octane. “Plus, the Zero Runner frees fitness facilities from the multiple expenses that treadmills incur.”
Independent hip and knee joints on the Zero Runner facilitate natural motion – from walking, jogging, hill work and all-out running with a stride length up to 58 inches – with no impact on the body.
Zero Runner exercisers can replicate the same strides they use outdoors, focusing more on their glutes and hamstrings than they can on a treadmill’s moving belt. Valuable stride tracing technology (smart console only) enables users to monitor their stride throughout for stronger form, and contoured handles support proper upright posture.
A variety of workout programs include interval training, distance goals and CROSS CiRCUIT, which combines intervals on the Zero Runner with strength and stretching exercises off the machine for greater overall conditioning. Clubs can use CROSS CiRCUIT for novel one-on-one training sessions or small group training.
The self-powered (standard console only), quiet Zero Runner is priced beginning at $8,399 MSRP in the U.S. and is available in June 2016. For more information, visit www.zerorunner.com.