New from Octane Fitness, the Max Trainer machine for commercial fitness facilities is intuitive to use, with no adjustments required, and designed to drive the ultimate ROI for every level exerciser. The 14-minute Max Interval workout has time-crunched exercisers pushing hard, recovering and repeating to build stamina and blast fat. Research shows that Max Interval workout users may burn up to 43 percent more calories than those using a rower, and up to 26 percent more calories than those using a standing elliptical both at self-pace.*
In addition, some studies suggest that HIIT workouts may help stimulate higher calorie burn for hours after workouts due to excess post-exercise oxygen consumption – which leads to better results.
All about efficiency, the Max Trainer machine enables exercises to get on and get started immediately, offering 10 levels of progressive resistance via the high-velocity fan and magnetic brake. Dual hand grips engage the upper body to yield more muscle work, and intensity is entirely controlled by the user’s efforts, facilitating continual responsive challenge.
Ideal for functional training, small group sessions and circuit workouts, the Max Trainer machine offers instant resistance changes, eliminating any ramp-up time where heart rates can drop and intensity decreases. With the Max Circuit program, the console individually calculates time and intensity for each user, automatically resetting to zero between exercisers.
Additional programs include Manual, Interval and the CROSS CiRCUIT workout, whereby exercisers combine cardio intervals on the machine with strength-training exercises for superior conditioning and effectiveness. Health clubs can opt for the CROSS CiRCUIT® Pro Kit, which includes two PowerBlock dumbbells, adjustable from four to 32 pounds each, and an integrated PowerBlock stand on the Max Trainer machine.
To drive more motivation, the calorie meter provides instant feedback throughout workouts on calories burned per minute, which keeps exercisers striving to meet goals and improve. The machine is equipped with an intuitive console that offers multiple placement locations for mobile devices and provides feedback on time, floors climbed, pace and total calories.
With a compact design that is less floor space than treadmills, ellipticals and steppers, the cordless Max Trainer machine offers clubs valuable versatility.
*Study conducted by the Human Performance Lab at a university comparing calories burned during a 14-minute guided workout on a Max Trainer machine versus the calories burned during the first 14 minutes of a 30-minute self-paced workout using a standing elliptical and a rowing machine.