Octane Fitness Earns 10 Best Buy Awards from Fitness Professor Review | Athletic Business

Octane Fitness Earns 10 Best Buy Awards from Fitness Professor Review

Source: Octane

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (Dec. 15, 2015) – Fitness Professor Review bestowed 10 Best Buy awards for the 2015-2016 season to five products from Octane Fitness, LLC, adding to the 29 awards received from the review board in the past five years. Since 2003, Octane has earned more than 90 Best Buy awards from publications, consumer organizations and specialty fitness retailers.

ZR8 Fit Prof Review Best Buy “We greatly appreciate the ongoing recognition from Fit Prof Review, and we continually strive to own the zero-impact cardio exercise category to equip exercisers to fuel their lives,” said Tim Porth, executive vice president of product development and marketing at Octane Fitness.

Fit Prof Review summarized Octane’s position: “Very few brands have impacted the equipment industry as many times as Octane,” noting the company’s revolutionary standing ellipticals, xRide seated elliptical, LateralX elliptical, XT-One cross-trainer and unprecedented Zero Runner.

For the second time ever, Fit Prof Review named a Best Product of the Year: Octane’s just launched ZR8, the premium model of the innovative Zero Runner category. This new modality also won the Best Crosstainer under $4500 and Best Treadmill Under $4500, and tied as the Best Elliptical Under $4500.

According to reviewers, “The Zero Runner offers the highest level of freedom of movement ever found on one machine. Add Octane’s world-class construction, motivational software and CROSS CiRCUIT technology, and enhanced aluminum legs and pedal construction, and the ZR8 is the 2016 Product of the Year.”

Equipped with new aircraft-grade aluminum legs and lightweight pedals, the ZR8 facilitates a faster cadence, and a greater resistance range creates challenges, like hill repeats. New performance grips are free-moving to more closely replicate a runner’s arm swing and engage the core.

Octane’s ZR7, which debuted in 2014 and was named the 2015 Fit Prof Review Product of the Year, invented zero-impact running. For the second consecutive year, the ZR7 was named the Best Crosstrainer under $3500 and the Best Elliptical under $4000, and tied for the Best Treadmill under $3500. It was recognized for “its innovative, 58” dynamic stride design; user-defined, zero-impact motion; and the highest level of freedom of movement ever found on one machine.”

In the standing elliptical category, the top-of-the-line Octane Q47xi was named the Best Buy elliptical for the ninth consecutive year, and the Q37x was the Best Elliptical under $3000 for the sixth year in a row. Among the recognized features of these models were “the versatile CROSS CiRCUIT program and great interactive programs.”

One of Octane’s recumbent ellipticals, the xR4 xRide, earned the Best Crosstrainer under $3000 award for the second consecutive year, with reviewers noting: “Hands down one of the very best crosstrainers on the market.” According to Fit Prof Review, “Oversized pedals, 75 different seating positions, plus Octane’s famous software, make the xR4x an incredible option for anyone interested in low impact, crosstraining exercise.”

Octane Fitness products are sold worldwide through authorized specialty fitness retailers and online at octanefitness.com.

About Fitness Professor Review

Fitness Professor Review provides consumers with unbiased, independent fitness equipment reviews to assist them in selecting the best products for achieving their goals. Its review board, with expertise in fitness equipment design, mechanical engineering, bodybuilding and personal training, conducts an annual review of fitness equipment using a comprehensive rating system.

Octane Fitness Background

Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique CROSS CiRCUIT®, created exercise in a new direction with the LateralX®, reinvented running with the Zero Runner®, optimized cross training with the XT-One™ that does it all and is leading smarter training with SmartLink™. Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective, efficient and rewarding workouts, Octane is engineering elliptical domination.

Find Octane at www.Facebook.com/OctaneFitness. Images are available; contact Julie King at 847.638.1582 or jking@octanefitness.com. For more information, contact the company at 888-OCTANE4 (888-628-2634) or www.octanefitness.com. Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT, LateralX, SmartStride, xRide and Zero Runner are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness. All other trademarks are protected by their respective owners.

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