Awards

Awards

Q47 Again A Best Buy

January 2016

The Q47xi and Q47x deliver the best combination of balance, performance and features.

Consumer Best Buy Award

For a third time, a leading consumer publication has named the Q47xi and Q47x have the smoothest movement among those with an automatic stride adjustment.

10 Best Buy Awards

December 2015

10 Best Buy Awards including the ZR8 for Best Product of the Year

Fitness Professor

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 ...Read More

Twelve Best Buy Award

December 2014

12 Best Buy awards for 2014-2015 – plus Best Product of the Year - Zero Runner

Fitness Professor

Nine Octane Fitness products this year won 12 Best Buy awards from Fitness Professor Review for 2014-2015 – three more awards than last year – ...Read More

Vendor of the Year

September 2014

Octane Fitness won Vendor of the Year from Anytime Fitness for its outstanding service to the company's 3,000 clubs worldwide.

Anytime Fitness Vendor of the Year

“In an amazingly short period of time, Octane has become a very substantial equipment provider for Anytime Fitness, largely because of the company’s great products ...Read More

Nine Best

November 2013

Nine Octane Fitness elliptical machines earned Best Buy awards for the 2013-2014 season.

Fitness Professor

FitnessProfessorReview.com provides consumers with unbiased, independent fitness equipment reviews to assist them in selecting the best products for achieving their goals. Its review board, with ...Read More

Nine Named Best

February 2013

Octane received high marks for its ergonomics, construction, heart-rate features and user safety.

Leading Consumer Publication

After extensive testing, a leading consumer publication in its February 2013 issue gave Octane Fitness’ Q37ci a top score among elliptical machines with heart rate programs; ...Read More

Q47 a Best Buy

January 2013

“The Q47 is a repeat Best Buy, because no other model has a better combination of quality construction and premium ...Read More

Consumer Best Buy Award

A leading consumer publication once again presented the Q47c and the Q47ci elliptical machines from Octane Fitness a Best Buy award in a review of ...Read More

Best Elliptical

2012 Retailer Survey

Best supplier for the fifth year, as well as the top-selling elliptical machine for the seventh year.

SNEWS

Covering the fitness and outdoor industries, SNEWS each year asks specialty fitness retailers nationwide for their honest insights – positive and negative – on the ...Read More

Oprah's Favorite

November 2012

"Bob Greene got me into this elliptical machine, and I'm forever grateful."—Oprah

Oprah’s Favorite Things

The Octane Fitness Q37ci elliptical machine was selected to be part of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2012. The Q37ci is one of several Octane ellipticals that ...Read More

Six Best Buys

October 2012

FitnessProfessorReview.com has again named six Octane Fitness home elliptical machines Best Buys for the 2012-2013 season.

Fitness Professor

Fitness Professor Review.com was created to be a source of unbiased, independent fitness equipment reviews, with the goal of helping consumers select the best machine ...Read More

LateralX Named Best

October 2012

“No other elliptical feels like it does, and it's incredibly unique. Members love new, exciting offerings.” - Club Industry Judge

Best of the Best

The unique LateralX earned the Best Elliptical Award in Club Industry magazine’s 10th annual Best of the Best Awards in the health club industry.   The ...Read More

xRide Elliptical

April 2012

“The winning recipients demonstrated designs that focused on simplicity and strong functionality for the end-user.” - Judge

Excellence in Design Award

Presented by appliance DESIGN magazine, the 24th annual Excellence in Design competition recognizes outstanding achievements in innovation, design and functionality across eight product categories. An ...Read More

Top Elliptical

January 2012

The Q37ci standing elliptical machine was the top-rated machine – described as “best overall” and a “high-performing, recommended model”.

Leading Consumer Publication

Reviewers said, “The Q37ci is solidly built, has four heart rate programs, comes with a chest strap heart-rate monitor and earned very high marks for ...Read More

Awarded Five Best Buy

October 2011

“For those looking for the ultimate standing elliptical machine, it is difficult to do better than an Octane.” - Judge

Fitness Professor

Fitness Professor Review.com once again presented five Head of the Class Best Buy awards to Octane Fitness for the 2011/2012 season for its standing and ...Read More

Best Life Seal

May 2011

“You get a great, effective workout, especially with the CROSS CiRCUIT cardio and strength interval program", noted Greene.

Bob Greene Recommended

After riding an Octane elliptical at a hotel fitness center, Greene immediately equipped his home and training studio with a standing and recumbent elliptical. In ...Read More

Best Elliptical

August 2010

“Octane still dominates – fourth year in a row at the top and no signs of faltering,” surveyors noted.

Specialty News

A weekly publication that covers the fitness and outdoor industries, SNEWS annually surveys specialty fitness retailers nationwide to provide unique insight into the state of ...Read More

Octane Ellipticals

July 2010

“The ergonomics are superb; the smooth motion is natural; and the low-impact, total-body workouts are extremely effective,” - Bob Greene

Best Life Seal of Approval

Bob Greene, Oprah’s trainer, best-selling author and founder of The Best Life Diet and exercise plan, has awarded the exclusive The Best Life seal of ...Read More

Q37e Ranked Excellent

February 2010

The Q37e earns excellent ratings in construction, heart rate monitor, ease of use and user safety.

Leading Consumer Publication

The magazine defines “construction” as “perception of operating noise, feel, ride and stability,” and “heart-rate monitor” as “heart-rate sensors, programs, and how heart rate controls ...Read More

Best Ellipticals

January 2010

Octane continues to raise the bar for ellipticals and have received six awards this year for standing and recumbent ellipticals.

Fitness Professor

FitnessProfessorReview.com is the leading source for complete, unbiased, and independent fitness equipment reviews.

Third Best Buy Award

January 2010

“Adjustable stride length is great, because it allows users of different sizes to ‘fit’ on the same machine.”

Consumer Best Buy

The magazine evaluates elliptical cross trainers based on “features, quality of construction, manufacturer’s reputation and aesthetics,” and the Q47 Series was honored in the premium ...Read More

Best Elliptical

July 2009

‘Octane is the ultimate supplier because they are easy to deal with, their product competes with everyone in their category.

Specialty News

Octane is firmly planted in the top spot for the third consecutive year.  After climbing its way to the No. 1 spot two years ago, ...Read More

Top Elliptical

July 2008

“They deliver some of the most innovative features on their products,” and another remarked, ”They stand behind their products.”

Gear Trends

Each year, SNEWS, a weekly trade publication that covers the fitness and outdoor industries, surveys retailers nationwide, ranging from small, single shops to large chains, ...Read More

Emphatic Endorsement

February 2008

“If Steve Jobs and Ferrari teamed up to design fitness equipment, they couldn’t do better than the Q47e.”

Men’s Journal

The model won praise for its electronic stride adjustment, along with the proprietary Hip Indexing Pivot (HIP) system that analyzes an exerciser’s hip height and ...Read More

Q37e Rated Excellent

February 2008

The Q37e earned an excellence rating due to the construction, ergonomics, exercise range and the ease of use.

Leading Consumer Publication

A leading consumer publication has extensive testing on all elliptical machines available in the marketplace.

Best Ellipticals

January 2008

With industry leading features such as low step up height, narrow pedal spacing, converging path multi-grip handles and interactive programs.

Fitness Professor

Without question, Octane took elliptical machines to the next level when they debuted in 2001.  It should come as no surprise then to learn that ...Read More

Exceptional Performer

September 2007

"Experience joint-neutral movement with a greater range of motion and maximum comfort."

ShapeYou.com

The Q37 Series offers extraordinarily natural upper-body movement using Converging Path handlebars and MultiGrip.

Top Ellipticals

July 2007

Surveyors described this category this way:  “The big story here is Octane’s march to basically rule the elliptical category."

Gear Trends

Each year, SNEWS, a weekly trade publication that covers the fitness and outdoor industries, surveys retailers nationwide, ranging from small, single shops to large chains, ...Read More

Best Buy

January 2007

Octane ellipticals have a solid feel and heft with more comfort, performance and style than costier, better-known brands.

Leading Consumer Publication

Awarded for the smooth, long stride pedal motion and a multi-position handlebar with a unique converging arms that mimics your arms' natural motion. Octane's also ...Read More

Best of Fitness Award

January 2007

"Ergonomically designed handles challenge your muscles in many ways.  A special feature disables buttons so kids can't hurt themselves."

Health Magazine

Health Magazine's fitness experts tested, tasted, and worked out with nearly 1,000 of the latest fitness products to come up with 35 best buys--from sneakers ...Read More

Premium Elliptical

January 2007

"The Octane Fitness Q45 elliptical is my upper-end pick. It is so comfortable. That patented, adjustable stride length feels natural. ...Read More

Prevention.com

Prevention works with these leading experts to bring you the best, most authoritative information in every issue.

Top Brand

August 2006

"An elliptical only company and an oddity in this era of make-it-all, has reached the top of the heap."

Gear Trends

The competition is stiff, with everybody wanting a slice of the ever-growing elliptical pie, so it can be proud indeed.

Best of Fitness Award

January 2006

"This elliptical allows you to stride naturally and special feature analyzes your pace and adjusts stride length to match."

Health Magazine

Health Magazine tested 1,000+ products to come up with 33 picks for the best in clothes, gear, gadgets, shoes, and more...Best elliptical machine: Octane Fitness ...Read More

Q45e Best Buy

July 2005

Octane Fitness has brought out products that are intended to be the brightest and best.

Consumer Guide

It is our goal to be the industry’s most useful and reliable fitness resource. Each member of our team is dedicated to the promise of ...Read More

Q35e Wins Best Buy

July 2005

With ellipticals, the real test is the feel of the motion during use, and Octane has the smoothest motion.

Consumer Guide Best Buy

The Octane Q35e has the closest spacing between the pedals in the industry (2 inches), and that produces the most natural walking or running stride. ...Read More

Q35e Best Buy Rating

February 2004

The Q35e is “smooth, quiet and easy to use…one of the nicest we tested.” Michael R Bracko.

Leading Consumer Publication

The reviewer, Michael R. Bracko, who holds a doctorate degree in education, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified ...Read More

Q35e Best Buy

December 2003

Ergonomic advantages like close pedal spacing, oversized pedals, low step-up height and low pivot-point handlebars were praised in the evaluation.

Consumer Guide Best Buy

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Testimonials

alberto salazar

Alberto Salazar

Oregon Project Coach • Olympian • Boston Marathon Winner

budd coates

Budd Coates

Renowned running coach, author, and four-time qualifier for the US Marathon Olympic Trials

paula radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe

Marathon World Record Holder • Olympian

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Herschel Walker

Mixed martial arts fighter and former pro football player

Testimonials

"I am a big believer in cross training for my team.  I have seen first hand the negative impact too ...Read More

Alberto Salazar

Oregon Project Coach • Olympian • Boston Marathon Winner

Budd Coates

Renowned running coach, author, and four-time qualifier for the US Marathon Olympic Trials
"The Zero Runner has become a fun and helpful addition to my training. By mostly off-road running and supplementing with Zero Runner ...Read More

Paula Radcliffe

Marathon World Record Holder • Olympian

Herschel Walker

Mixed martial arts fighter and former pro football player

Bob Greene

Oprah's personal trainer, author and founder of The Best Life Diet
"The Zero Runner is an amazing tool for runners.  Whether you are coming back from an injury, or wanting to ...Read More

Kara Goucher

Two-Time Olympian • Mom • National Running Champion
“The Zero Runner lets me train harder without injury. I use it for recovery runs and for extra cardio when ...Read More

Clint Verran

Professional Runner • Physical Therapist
“I recommend the Zero Runner to the runners I coach to maximize their training effort. It’s the perfect option for ...Read More

Rick Muhr

Coach of Marathon Coalition Club
The fitness market has responded to demand from a population of people past their competitive primes. More products are popping ...Read More

Wall Street Journal

The Zero Runner was featured in the Wall Street Journal in the article "How Older or Injured Athletes Make Exercise Work"
If Steve Jobs and Ferrari teamed up to design fitness equipment, they couldn't do better than the Q47e. The sleek, ...Read More

Men’s Journal

Men’s health, fitness, adventure and style publication with paid subscriptions distributed to over 700,000 readers.
Octane's CROSS CiRCUIT is simple but effective. The first minute of strength work noticeably ramped up my respiration. This definitely ...Read More

Los Angeles Times

Leading source of news in Southern California with a nationwide paid circulation over 1,000,000 readers.
If an elliptical and a pair of inline skates had a baby, it might look like the Octane Fitness LateralX, ...Read More

Shape Magazine

The #1 women's fitness magazine featuring fitness, healthy eating, weight loss and diet tips for women of all ages.
The Q47 Series is an ergonomically advanced machine. Octane’s claim to elliptical fame is SmartStride, an on-board program that monitors ...Read More

VIVMag

Online magazine offering insight, advice and authentic stories to inspire and motivate women in their quest for a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Octane Fitness sells all sorts of really phenomenal elliptical machines, and has come up with these really cool circuit training ...Read More

KARE-11 TV

NBC-affiliate providing local news to the Minneapolis-St. Paul television market.
We were immediately pleased with Octane's smooth motion and low noise level, and we were intrigued by the unique X-Mode ...Read More

SmartMoney

The Wall Street Journal's magazine of personal business cover topics of saving, investing, and spending, as well as coverage of technology and lifestyle subjects.
Octane Fitness's CROSS CiRCUIT combines cardiovascular exercise and strength training by prompting users through workout intervals of cardio and strength ...Read More

Consumer Search.com

Website providing analysis of hundreds of product reviews, distilling the information shoppers need to recommend the best available products.
At Octane Fitness, low impact is key, particularly when it comes to cardio and strength training. Check out Octane's new ...Read More

SGI Weekly Intelligence

Online trade publication providing industry news, product information and analysis to fitness and sporting goods retailers.
The Octane elliptical has proven to be a worthy adversary to our most elite athletes working intensely to attain their ...Read More

Mark Verstegen

Founder and President of Athletes’ Performance
The Octane Fitness Q47ci combines cardio and strength training for maximum fat burn -- at home! After every two minutes ...Read More

Men’s Fitness

Men's source for exercise, health and nutrition advice and information on exercise programs, building muscle and athletic performance.
The Octane Q45e elliptical trainer has exclusive features not found on other elliptical trainers. The ergonomically correct design and advanced ...Read More

Today’s Health and Wellness

Publication with articles written by physicians and experts from a variety of health fields, providing easy-to-use information to positively affect readers' day-to-day wellness.
Most elliptical trainers have handlebars that move users' arms back and forth in a straight-line path. Not the new Octane ...Read More

The Denver Post

Leading newspaper in Denver, Colorado with a paid circulation of over 625,000 readers.
The Octane Q37 elliptical trainer is a sweet machine. With the fitness industry in an apparent rut, Octane pushes the ...Read More

Fitness-Equipment-Source.com

Founded by a former VP of Marketing at Smooth Fitness, Fitness-Equipment-Source.com assists people in finding the right exercise equipment for achieving their fitness goals.
Solid, health-club feel and heft with unique comfort and performance. It has a smooth, long-stride (20.5 inches) pedal motion and ...Read More

Los Angeles Times

Leading source of news in Southern California with a nationwide paid circulation over 1,000,000 readers.
The xRide’s elliptical-like levers worked my arms, while the low seat position and large foot platforms really targeted my glutes. ...Read More

Shape Magazine

The #1 women's fitness magazine featuring fitness, healthy eating, weight loss and diet tips for women of all ages.
Octane's xRide is easy to use, helps build full-body strength and offers great mix-it-up workout options to keep things interesting.

Health.com

Health.com delivers relevant information that puts health into real world context in peoples' lives.
Octane xRide provides a superb workout for all ages. The comfortable seating position calls to mind a new and improved ...Read More

Los Angeles Times

Leading source of news in Southern California with a nationwide paid circulation over 1,000,000 readers.
I just got off my in-home Octane elliptical and I am rejoicing with my personal best: 65 minutes, 10.1 miles ...Read More

Anne Marggraf

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I just wanted to let you know how much our family is enjoying our new Octane Q37 elliptical. Jack, 7 ...Read More

Charise Schutz

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q37.
I own the Q47ci and I must say this is the best piece of equipment I have ever had. I'm ...Read More

Steven Capraio

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
It seems they just added a row of your elliptical machines to the Lifetime Fitness in Arlington Heights I go ...Read More

Vanessa Priebe

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
My wife and I purchased an Octane Q47e this past January from G&G Fitness here in upstate NY. I've wanted ...Read More

Bill & Annette

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
I just wanted to say that my wife and I bought a Q37 two years ago, and it was a ...Read More

Eric Ben

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q37.
Once again Octane has illustrated that they are second to none in their customer care and unsurpassed continued support! I ...Read More

Shannon & Steve

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I've had my Q47ce for just under a year now and simply couldn't be happier. I use it between 4-6 ...Read More

Alan Stephens

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
This is by far the best home elliptical; great stride length, durability and smooth flow. You got my vote and ...Read More

Frank Calderaro

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
At my age, movement in my legs and flexibility are important to me. I’ve had four hip replacements – both ...Read More

Mike Ditka

Former coach of the Chicago Bears and pro football player
I travel extensively and have "had the opportunity" to train on lots of different cardio equipment. After trying so many ...Read More

Mark Melvin

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
Five years ago I sat down at a blood pressure tester at a local grocery store. I was 36 and ...Read More

David Chapman

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I really cannot say enough wonderful things about Octane's equipment. I have been using an elliptical at my gym for ...Read More

Tracy DeMarco

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I have suffered from "bad knees" for many years and it is to the point that knee replacement is likely. ...Read More

Darcy James Andres

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
When my husband and I decided to finish our basement and add a gym area, we came to a roadblock ...Read More

Susan Burford

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
This is a great product for people who have weak, chronic back problems. I had a treadmill and could not ...Read More

Kathryn Tooms

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
I’ve used every elliptical on the market and Octane’s are far and away the best. Whether I'm getting a good ...Read More

Matt Birk

All-Pro center with the Baltimore Ravens
If you're looking for a serious workout, the Octane Fitness elliptical is the best elliptical I have used.  

Mike Singletary

NFL coach and former Chicago Bears linebacker
I am 43 years old, reasonably fit, and have been using a competitor's elliptical machine for several years at a ...Read More

Alan Thomas

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
I am a healthy 55 year old woman but last spring I fell on the cement and broke my kneecap ...Read More

Linda Holm

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q37.
As a pure elliptical, Octanes are among the best, extremely smooth and solid. The new LateralX (LX8000) adds interesting variety to ...Read More

Los Angeles Times

Leading source of news in Southern California with a nationwide paid circulation over 1,000,000 readers.
I purchased the Q47ce to help get back into shape and I can't believe how great it is to use. ...Read More

Rick Hartman

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
I purchased the new seated elliptical, xR6e from 2ndwind Fitness last October and love it. Having had both knees replaced ...Read More

Herman Knoener

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the xR6.
I am a registered nurse who works the 7pm-7am shift at the hospital. I have put on a lot of ...Read More

Sherley

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q35.
I’m not one to gush much—especially about exercising—BUT, I purchased the new xR6ce seated elliptical from Octane Fitness a couple ...Read More

Alice McDonnell

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the xR6.
I am 57 years old, recently retired and, until January 1st of this year,  smoked a pack and a half ...Read More

Greg Brown

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q37.
In January 2005 I purchased an Octane Q45e. I shopped for a long time before I decided on this machine. ...Read More

Linda Hoppes

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I certainly agree 110% with the Best Buy Rating of this elliptical, but to me it is more than just ...Read More

Sam Yancey III

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q45.
My wife and I just purchased your Q35 for our home gym. We can honestly tell you that it is ...Read More

Ed Minkler

Consumer home elliptical machine review of Q35.
I had been a runner for about 30 years and eventually the roadwork and availability of time took its toll ...Read More

Bill Betten

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q45.
I purchased the new Q37 and I must say that this is the best workout machine I have ever been ...Read More

Greg LeMay

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q37.
Because I suffer from deteriorating disks, my doctor insisted that I give up running. For nearly three months, I've been ...Read More

Diane Greenwood

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
I thought I was in good shape until I tried the Octane machine. It made me realize the other ellipticals ...Read More

J.P. Doffing

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q35.
I have owned my Octane elliptical for approximately eight months and feel the unit is great. After several weeks of ...Read More

Ron Williams

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I call this my dream machine. I went from a size 16 to a size 7/8 using the Octane elliptical ...Read More

Julie Stanton

Consumer home elliptical machine review.
I cannot thank you enough for the unbelievable support I received from you and Octane. Needless to say, you went ...Read More

Bob

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q47.
I searched for months to try an elliptical I could use. As an above knee amputee I could not find ...Read More

David LoVullo

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the Q35.
I’m a former 10 mile a day runner. At that level of output, I was destined to break down and ...Read More

Michael Bradley

Consumer home elliptical machine review of the xR6.
To reiterate–the Octane Pro4700 is the finest machine of its kind. I have tried virtually all of the other options ...Read More

Howard Weitzman

Consumer commercial elliptical machine review of the Pro4700.
I LOVE the Q45e and I use it an average of 60 minutes a day. The wonderfully motivating programs inspire ...Read More

Julia Havey

eDiets.com Master Motivator and author
Octane Fitness makes great machines for both the gym and home. I love their ellipticals because they’re smooth, comfortable on ...Read More

Chris Freytag

Certified fitness professional, contributing editor at Prevention magazine and author
The Octane elliptical is the ideal exercise product for couples, families or athletes. Everyone's got a different stride and you ...Read More

Dr. Pamela Peeke

MD, MPH, FACP and author
We wanted to take a minute to tell you how happy we are with the Octane Fitness elliptical. We have ...Read More

Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci

Olympic Gold Medal Gymnasts
The Octane elliptical is an excellent training tool. It provides cardio conditioning to boost my endurance without subjecting my body ...Read More

Raemon Sluiter

Tennis pro
I have been using the Octane Elliptical for 4 years. This is a great machine. With all the different facilities ...Read More

Corey Koskie

Former pro baseball player
After neck surgery in 1996 and back surgery in 2006, my doctor said I couldn’t run anymore for cardiovascular exercise. ...Read More

Daryl Johnston

Former All-Pro Dallas Cowboys fullback and Fox Sports color analyst
The founders' passion for cardio products and singular, uncompromising focus on elliptical trainers has kept this company growing. That singular ...Read More

CBI Magazine

World's leading magazine for the health and fitness industry, read by 24,000 health club professionals.
Another eye-catcher is the Octane LateralX...this is definitely the next big thing in cardio. A sweet option for the LateralX ...Read More

SNEWS

The leading source for outdoor industry and fitness industry news since 1984.
We were taken with the LateralX, and it's now taking the add-killer-screen-technology route with the option to add the Netpulse-enabled ...Read More

SNEWS

The leading source for outdoor industry and fitness industry news since 1984.
Octane Pro3700 -- the pedals have a comfortable stride length, the handlebars' heart-rate sensors seem more accurate than others; and ...Read More

Time Out Chicago

Weekly publication, printed in several cities nationwide, that is the go-to resource for information, reviews and features for citizens of its city of publication.
A major component to a successful relationship is how well the product holds up, and how fast you respond when you ...Read More

Ed Trainor

Vice President, Town Sports International
We are particularly selective when choosing premium fitness equipment and Octane totally impressed us in terms of ergonomics, innovation and quality. Our ...Read More

Peter Taunton

Founder & CEO, Snap Fitness
The Octane elliptical is truly an amazing piece of equipment. What was missing from our franchises for years was the “true” ...Read More

Matt Schultz

Vice President Operations, RetroFitness
What makes a difference is the company, the people, the support, their ability to make change, be creative, and go ...Read More

Mike Feeney

Senior Vice President, New Evolution Ventures
The Octane adjustable stride Pro4700 has proved to be very successful and has added variety to our cardio floors. Now the xRide, ...Read More

Chuck Barnard

General Manager, Midtown Athletic Club
Lori and I have been in the fitness industry since the early ‘90s and have been purchasing equipment on a yearly ...Read More

Jeremy & Lori Lowell

Owners, Gold’s Gym WI, VA
I am impressed with the quality and innovation of the Octane Fitness ellipticals and our members are routinely providing positive feedback on ...Read More

Angel Banos

CEO, Gold’s Gym
You don't see many elliptical cross trainers designed as smart as these from Octane. It's clear that they did their ...Read More

Thomas P. Sattler

Ed.D., College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois - Chicago
Ellipticals are one of the hottest products in our clubs. The main reason is our members can get a great ...Read More

Jeff Zwiefel

M.S., CSCS, ACSM LifeTime Fitness - Certified Exercise Physiologist
Equinox members expect a premium experience and demand the absolute best fitness equipment. We've witnessed Octane Fitness ellipticals deliver superior ...Read More

Harvey Spevak

CEO & President - Equinox Holdings, Inc.
I’ve been working with Octane for over five years. We have put the Octane product through our stringent Rand D ...Read More

Pat Regan

Senior Director of Purchasing, LifeTime Fitness
In 2010, VCU opened up a new state of the art Recreational Sports facility to serve our campus community. We wanted ...Read More

Tom Diehl

Director, VCU Recreational Sports
From daily exercise routines to rigorous conditioning programs for professional athletes, the Octane Fitness elliptical trainer provides the flexibility and ...Read More

Tim Bream

Director of Athletic Training Services at Penn State and former Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Bears
Operating within state-of-the-art clubs, such as Bodytech, lends itself to very particular expectations from members and guests alike. Equipment standards ...Read More

Eduardo Netto

Director Técnico, Grupo BodyTech
Companies like Octane Fitness make one of the best ellipticals on the market. The company has prided itself on designing ...Read More

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Our History

Octane-Owners

Two passionate industry veterans pursued their entrepreneurial spirit and founded Octane Fitness in 2001, dedicated to focusing solely on elliptical machines and to make the best in the world. With the diligence and drive of Dennis Lee and Tim Porth, Octane’s first elliptical machine sold within 45 minutes of Lee delivering it to a retailer in November 2002.

The company went on to revolutionize the standing elliptical category, with breakthroughs unavailable on any other machines. But that wasn’t enough. Octane then invented the recumbent elliptical category with the launch of the unique xRide in 2008, which provided a new exercise modality that offered greater effectiveness than other seated equipment.

In pursuit of an even better way to exercise, Octane created CROSS CiRCUIT, an efficient, effective program that combines cardio on the elliptical with strength-training intervals next to the elliptical. Exercisers now can benefit even more with more rigorous and productive workouts.

In 2012, Octane made history again with the launch of the innovative LateralX trainer, which combines lateral motion with a stepping motion for the ultimate in functional, total-body challenges.

With the debut of SmartLink in 2013, Octane is led the way for smarter training that drives results and performance. This free app connects to and controls Octane machines; designs customized, goal-based workouts; delivers video-based coaching and CROSS CiRCUIT routines; and tracks all results.

And there’s still more. Committed to crafting a way to run that was easier on the body, the ingenious Octane crew dedicated years on the new Zero Runner, which lets everyone run without impact. The only machine of its kind in the world, the Zero Runner has transformed running and blazed new trails for runners – or anyone who wants to be a runner.

This intense focus and unwavering standards has led to 70 Best Buy awards, multiple new ways to exercise for virtually anyone, hundreds of thousands of fueled exercisers worldwide and a forever evolving and improving workout landscape. Stay tuned for more innovation, courtesy of Octane Fitness.

 

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Nautilus, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Octane Fitness from North Castle Partners

January 4, 2016

Accelerates Key Growth Initiatives and Diversifies Revenue Mix
Creates Significant Cross-Selling and Cross-Channel Opportunities
Expected to be Immediately Accretive to Earnings
Conference Call to be Held Today at 4:30 PM ET to Discuss Acquisition

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– January 4, 2016 – Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) today announced that on December 31, 2015 it entered into and closed on a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Octane Fitness, LLC (“Octane”), a leading fitness products company through the purchase of 100% of the capital stock of OF Holdings, Inc., Octane’s parent corporation, from North Castle Partners, a private equity firm, and other stockholders. The purchase price of approximately $115 million, subject to working capital and other adjustments, was funded with a combination of cash on hand and proceeds of a new $80 million term loan.Octane, based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is a leader in Zero Impact Training with a line of fitness equipment focused on specialty and commercial channels. Industry veterans Dennis Lee and Tim Porth founded Octane in 2001, emphasizing product innovation and service excellence, expanding the brand’s assortment from a single elliptical machine to a portfolio of other uniquely differentiated products including the Zero Runner and XT-One cross trainer. During 2015, Octane is expected to generate sales of approximately $65 million.

Bruce M. Cazenave, Nautilus Chief Executive Officer, stated, “The acquisition of Octane Fitness is a significant milestone for Nautilus and will meaningfully accelerate our strategic growth initiatives, including extending into higher price point products, penetrating new channels of distribution, and expanding access in international markets. Our team has undertaken a rigorous and disciplined external search for a strategic acquisition over the last 18 months and we are extremely pleased that these efforts have resulted in finding such a strong synergistic and cultural fit with a profitable company like Octane. This acquisition is consistent with our capital allocation strategy focused on sustainable profitable growth and creation of long-term shareholder value. We are also very excited to have Dennis and Tim join our management team and look forward to partnering with them to continue to grow the Octane brand as well as to benefit from their fitness and management expertise.”

Bill McMahon, Nautilus Chief Operating Officer, commented, “This transaction adds a leading fitness brand, unique products and technologies, broadens distribution and deepens our talent pool. Octane is highly complementary from both product and channel perspectives, and we believe this acquisition will create numerous revenue synergies. In addition, we expect the continued strength of our existing business combined with Octane has us extremely well positioned for the future with many of the fastest growing and most unique products and brands in the fitness industry.”

Dennis Lee, CEO of Octane Fitness stated, “This combination of two industry leaders provides our team members with a unique opportunity to continue to focus on our core products and channels, while benefiting from Nautilus’ added expertise and broader resources. Our customers can look forward to our continued commitment to product innovation combined with sales and service excellence that has been our trademark. Our leadership team and associates look forward to taking Octane Fitness to the next level in this new chapter.”

The acquisition of Octane is expected to be accretive to earnings beginning in the first quarter of 2016. In the fourth quarter of 2015, Nautilus expects $0.11 to $0.12 per share of one-time charges related to transaction costs, as well as other expenses related to previously disclosed patent licensing and royalty matters. Nautilus, Inc. expects to release preliminary, unaudited fourth quarter and full year 2015 results on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Conference Call

Nautilus will host a conference call to discuss the Octane acquisition at 4:30 p.m. ET (1:30 p.m. PT) on Monday, January 4, 2016. A copy of the presentation that will accompany the prepared remarks from the conference call will be available on the Company’s website under Investor Relations at www.Nautilusinc.com approximately 30 minutes prior to the call. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet hosted at www.nautilusinc.com/investors/events-webcasts and will be archived online
within one hour after completion of the call. In addition, listeners may call (800) 694-4033 in North America and international listeners may call (303) 223-2682. Participants from the Company will include Bruce M. Cazenave, Chief Executive Officer, Sid Nayar, Chief Financial Officer, and William B. McMahon, Chief Operating Officer.

A telephonic playback will be available from 6:30 p.m. ET, January 4, 2016, through 6:30 p.m. ET, January 18, 2016. Participants can dial (800) 633-8284 in North America and international participants can dial (402) 977-9140 to hear the playback. The passcode for the playback is 21802291.

Nautilus will also host another conference call on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, to report preliminary, unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015. A press release providing more details regarding the call will be issued approximately one week prior to the date. As a result of the Octane Fitness transaction, the Company will not be attending the ICR conference scheduled for January 11-13, 2016.

About Nautilus, Inc.

Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) is a global fitness products company providing innovative, quality solutions to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle. With a brand portfolio including Nautilus®, Bowflex®, TreadClimber®, Schwinn®, Schwinn Fitness™ and Universal®, Nautilus markets innovative fitness products through Direct and Retail channels. Websites: www.nautilusinc.com and www.bowflex.com

About Octane Fitness

Headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Octane is an international fitness products company focused on reinventing zero-impact cardiovascular exercise. The Company 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 provides outstanding quality and service excellence to the specialty retailer, health club and consumer markets. Website: www.octanefitness.com

This press release includes forward-looking statements (statements which are not historical facts) within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements concerning the anticipated accretive impact of Nautilus’ acquisition of Octane Fitness, Octane Fitness’ anticipated net sales for the year ended December 31, 2015, anticipated synergies and other benefits of the acquisition of Octane Fitness, and the magnitude of expense charges anticipated to be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015. Factors that could cause Nautilus, Inc.’s actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include: costs associated with the acquisition, failure to achieve expected synergies, accretion and other anticipated benefits of the transaction or to successfully integrate the Octane Fitness business, adverse reactions to the acquisition by employees, customers, suppliers or competitors of either Octane Fitness or Nautilus, our ability to effectively develop, market and sell future products, our ability to protect our intellectual property, incurrence of unanticipated obligations under licensing agreements and the impact of disputes regarding royalty obligations owed or owing to us. Additional assumptions, risks and uncertainties are described in detail in our registration statements, reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the “Risk Factors” set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, as supplemented by our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Such filings are available on our website or at www.sec.gov. You are cautioned that such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent developments, events or circumstances.

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Octane Fitness Earns 10 Best Buy Awards from Fitness Professor Review

December 15, 2015

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.

 “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, 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.

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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, […]

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New Premium Zero Runner from Octane Fitness Drives Ultimate Performance

December 1, 2015

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Dec. 1, 2015 – After inventing zero-impact running with the groundbreaking Zero Runner last year, Octane Fitness, LLC has expanded and perfected this unique category with the top-of-the-line Zero Runner ZR8. Meticulously designed to help runners improve speed, endurance and efficiency, the ZR8 offers state-of-the-art design and advanced features that replicate natural running but eliminate the stressful, repetitive impact that can compromise form, cause fatigue, lead to injuries and shorten a running career.

“The Zero Runner category is all about smarter training – working hard and continually achieving even better results, while protecting your body,” said Tim Porth, the EVP of product development and marketing. “With its new aluminum legs, higher resistance levels and performance grips, the ZR8 is a training tool that equips runners to cross train, perfect their form, improve race times and ultimately extend their running career.”

Premier Features Enhance Running

New aircraft-grade aluminum legs feature lightweight pedals and independent hip and knee joints to customize natural running motion, and now facilitate a faster cadence so runners can work on speed. A greater resistance range creates a heavier workload for various challenges, like hill repeats. New performance grips are free-moving to more closely replicate a runner’s arm swing, and contoured handles feature multiple hand positions for an optimal upright posture.

The machine also includes digital contact and wireless heart rate monitoring, ANT+, Bluetooth® 4.0 for mobile device connectivity and a deluxe console that displays key running stats.

Training smarter is enhanced with SmartLink™, the free app that offers live stride tracing technology that enables runners to monitor and adjust form as necessary to maintain endurance and speed. SmartLink also includes training plans such as 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon for extra guidance and motivation. Downloaded to an iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch®, SmartLink wirelessly connects to the Zero Runner and tracks speed, distance, heart rate and more from every run so that runners can analyze training and make changes if necessary.

Plus, with the SmartLink app exclusively for select Garmin smartwatches, all data is tracked to one place for both outdoor runs and indoor sessions on the ZR8, creating a convenient, comprehensive training log. Runners also can complete a portion of their training run outside, and finish it indoors on the ZR8, while the app records all data as one workout.

Valuable strength and flexibility training for runners is simple with the CROSS CiRCUIT®, which combines cardio intervals on the Zero Runner with strength and stretching exercises off the machine to address weak links, correct muscular imbalances, build overall strength, boost flexibility and improve core power. Based on a runner’s specified goals, the ZR8 provides a customized regimen to maximize efficiency and results, and video demonstrations and coaching help ensure proper form and execution.

Next Generation

Built with a stronger frame for exceptional performance, the ZR8 offers cordless, virtually silent operation. Available at authorized specialty fitness retailers, the ZR8 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $4,299. For more information about this unique product, visit www.zerorunner.com.

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.

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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Dec. 1, 2015 – After inventing zero-impact running with the groundbreaking Zero Runner last year, Octane Fitness, LLC has expanded and perfected this unique category with the top-of-the-line Zero Runner ZR8. Meticulously designed to help runners improve speed, endurance and efficiency, the ZR8 offers state-of-the-art design and advanced features that replicate […]

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District Court Awards Octane Fitness $1.8 Million in Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses in Patent Lawsuit

September 9, 2015

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Sept. 9, 2015 – The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota recently awarded $1.8 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses to Octane Fitness, LLC, for its defense in a patent infringement case brought by Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. In July, the Court ruled that this case was exceptional under 35 USC 285, using the new standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court that reduces the standard of proof for legal fee reimbursement, and thereby worthy of reasonable attorneys fees and expenses.

“We are grateful to have prevailed against this meritless litigation, and are committed to aggressively defend against unjustified allegations of patent infringement,” said Dennis Lee, president and CEO of Octane Fitness. ”Octane is thrilled to have played a role in changing U.S. patent law to help deter frivolous lawsuits among all industries.”

The Court awarded fees and expenses to cover the defense against the original litigation, but not the appeals costs that ultimately established the new standard of proof for legal fee reimbursement. Judge Ann Montgomery ordered Icon Health & Fitness to pay Octane Fitness $1.63 million in attorneys’ fees and $144,697 in costs (http://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/minnesota/mndce/0:2009cv00319/105109/296/0.pdf?ts=1441196673).

Case History

In February 2009, Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. sued Octane for infringing on two of its patents on its elliptical machines – one on electronic heart rate monitoring and one on linkage of the moving pedals. Icon was forced to drop the heart rate claim, and Octane won on the linkage issue and requested reimbursement for attorneys’ fees.

While the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued summary judgment in Octane’s favor in October 2012, both found the case was not “exceptional” enough to warrant imposition of fees.

In response, Octane filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that this statutory interpretation was a “rigid and virtually insurmountable test,” and that trial judges should be able to award fees when a patent holder “unreasonably pursues a case having an objectively low likelihood of success” to serve as a deterrent to litigation abuse.

In April 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the appeals court and reduced the standard of proof for legal fee reimbursement from “clear and convincing evidence” to a “preponderance of the evidence.” The U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case to the Federal Circuit for reconsideration, which sent it to the District Court.

The Court indicated that Octane Fitness showed by “a preponderance of the evidence that Icon’s litigation position was exceptionally weak,” and that fees were merited. The case is Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness, Civil No. 09-319.

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.

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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – Sept. 9, 2015 – The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota recently awarded $1.8 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses to Octane Fitness, LLC, for its defense in a patent infringement case brought by Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. In July, the Court ruled that this case was […]

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Who Uses Octane

Health clubs, athletic training facilities, fire and police departments, federal government agencies and U.S. Armed Forces centers, active aging communities, physical therapy/rehabilitation clinics, corporate and medical wellness centers rely on Octane standing, recumbent and lateral ellipticals.

For a complete list of who is fueled by Octane, click here

Health Clubs

  • 24-Hour Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Athletes Performance, Inc (EXOS)
  • Core Performance
  • Crunch
  • Equinox
  • Gold’s Gym
  • GoodLife Fitness
  • Life Time Fitness
  • Retro Fitness
  • Snap Fitness
  • UFC Gym
  • Wellbridge
  • Xnanadu, ON
  • YMCA

Pro Teams / Athletes

  • Carolina Panthers – NFL
  • Arizona Cardinals – NFL
  • Chicago Bears – NFL
  • Kansas City Chiefs – NFL
  • New York Giants – NFL
  • San Francisco 49ers – NFL
  • Cleveland Browns – NFL
  • Indiana Pacers – NBA
  • Minnesota Twins – MLB
  • Arizona Diamondbacks – MLB
  • Muhammad Ali – Boxer
  • Mark Messier – NHL
  • Terry Bradshaw – NFL
  • Herschel Walker – NFL / MMA
  • Joe Nemecheck – NASCAR

Fire, Police & Government

  • Columbia Fire Department
  • Indianapolis Fire District
  • Kentucky Fire Commission
  • Nashville Fire District
  • Louisville Metro Police
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canadian Military Armed Forces
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • US Army Reserves
  • US Naval Air Station – Pensacola
  • US Secret Service
  • CIA
  • FBI
  • NASA

Colleges & Universities

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Clemson
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown
  • Michigan State University
  • Texas A&M
  • UMASS
  • Columbia University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • Purdue
  • University of Tennessee
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Wisconsin

Corporate Facilities

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Delta Airlines
  • Facebook
  • Reebok Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Electric
  • Google Inc.
  • Intel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Procter & Gamble
  • CNN
  • The NorthFace Corporate HQ
  • Verizon
  • Walgreens

Partners

Partners

Team USA

Octane Fitness is a proud sponsor of Team USA Minnesota.  Team USA Minnesota are post-collegiate distance runners who are in training to be the best in the nation and in the world, including Olympic competition.  Team USA Minnesota is currently using the Zero Runner as part of their training regimen.

Team USA Minnesota

Learn more by visiting www.teamusaminnesota.org

Fitness Motivation

Chris has been teaching fitness and coaching clients on the subjects of nutrition and health for 20 years. She is a contributing editor for Prevention Magazine, and her workouts have been featured in other magazines and newspapers and on ExerciseTV and other television shows.

Chris Freytag

Get Healthy, Be Happy, Love Life – visit Chris www.chrisfreytag.com

MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health.  Dr. Peeke recognizes the Octane elliptical as "the ideal exercise product for couples, families or athletes."

Dr. Pam Peeke

Learn more about Dr. Peeke – www.drpeeke.com

Global Leader

Athletes' Performance provides the finest systems, specialists, and facilities, seamlessly integrated to efficiently and ethically enhance our athletes' performance. Octane Fitness partnered with Athletes' Performance to develop the challenging and motivating 30:30 interval workout.

Athletes’ Performance

Learn more about Athletes’ Performance at www.athletesperformance.com

Oprah's Trainer

Like Octane Fitness, Oprah's trusted exercise expert and best-selling author Bob Greene is committed to helping you be the best you can be. He likes the Octane elliptical because "it delivers the smoothest, most challenging workouts—the best of low-impact plus vigorous intensity."

Bob Greene

Founder of The Best Life – to learm more please visit www.thebestlife.com

Aiming to Cure ALS

Octane Fitness is honored to be a partner of Augie's Quest, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's aggressive, cure-driven research initiative focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS. Over $40 million has been raised since 2006.

Augie’s Quest

Learn how you can help at www.augiesquest.com

Connecting Workouts

ANT+ unique technology allows you to bridge the gap between your indoor and outdoor fitness activities so you can track and store data even from an elliptical workout. Octane elliptical machines harness the power of ANT+ wireless sensor technology.

Ant+

Learn more at www.thisisant.com

Fueling Products

Octane Fitness is proud to partner with Garmin to fuel its interactive LCD line of products and new Q Series elliptical machines.

Garmin

Learn more at www.garmin.com

The Future - Today

Octane Fitness has partnered with Intel Corporation, a global leader in technology and the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, to fuel its innovative products.

Intel

Learn more about Intel innovations at www.intel.com

The Healthy Way

Life Time Fitness helps organizations, communities and individuals achieve their total health objectives, athletic aspirations and fitness goals by engaging in their areas of interest - or discovering new passions.

Life Time Fitness

Learn more at www.lifetimefitness.com

Luxury Fitness

Equinox Fitness, voted the "Best Gym in America" by Fitness Magazine, is a luxury fitness brand of the company.  It aims at delivering a high-end experience to health & fitness.  That's why you'll find Octane Fitness elliptical machines at Equinox.

Equinox Fitness

Learn more about Equinox Fitness at www.equinoxfitness.com

No Judgements

Find Octane Fitness ellipticals at Crunch! Crunch has grown from one tiny aerobics studio with no air conditioning into a collection of state-of-the-art gyms located in over 50 cities across the countryFind .  It stands as a rapidly growing brand that fuses fitness and entertainment to make working out fun, bringing a host of unique services and products to our active and expanding clientele.

Crunch Gym

Find a club near you at www.crunch.com

Know Your Strength

At Gold's Gym you'll find all of the latest cardio and strength training equipment—including Octane Fitness elliptical machines —in an energetic, supportive environment full of all kinds of people who are committed to achieving their goals.

Gold’s Gym

Learn more at www.goldsgym.com

As Real as it Gets

Take the world's top MMA icon, The Ultimate Fighting Championship, blend it with the Ultimate Fitness Center, and you get the UFC Gym. It's a dynamic, high-energy, MMA and fitness training center that will redefine the way you get results! And...it features Octane Fitness elliptical machines!

UFC Gym

Find your location at www.ufcgym.com

World's Best

Octane's CROSS CiRCUIT Pro kit features PowerBlocks, the world's best dumbbells. They are the heaviest, most compact and easiest to use quick change dumbbell.

PowerBlock

Learn more at www.powerblock.com

Listen to Your Body

With a combination of expertise in sports, physiology and electronics, coupled with a deep understanding of customer needs, Polar helps you get under the skin of your training. Octane's wireless heart rate monitoring is fully compatible with Polar technology.

Polar

Check out all Polar products at www.polarusa.com

Trusted for 75 Years

When you choose Gym Source, you are choosing more than fitness equipment, you are entering into a relationship that will enhance your life, improve your performance and ensure the effectiveness of your every workout through every day you use your equipment.

Gym Source

Visit their website at www.gymsource.com

Guaranteed Best

The Fitness Outlet is proud to be an authorized dealer for industry leading brand named fitness equipment.

The Fitness Outlet

Visit their website at www.thefitnessoutlet.com

Leading Provider

As Michigan’s leading supplier of quality home fitness equipment, American Home Fitness has built its business on the success of our customers.

American Home Fitness

Visit their website at www.americanhomefitness.com

Largest Supplier

Fitness Superstore offers the best branded products at the most competitive prices, with a resolute customer-first approach.

Fitness Superstore

Learn more at www.fitness-superstore.co.uk

Midwest's Best

2nd Wind Exercise Equipment is the Midwest's largest retailer of new residential and commercial fitness equipment including treadmills, elliptical machines, and exercise bikes.

2nd Wind

Learn more at www.2ndwindexercise.com

Home of "Clean"

Gym Wipes products are the original, specially formulated, industry compliant and approved to remove sweat and grime conveniently without harming workout surfaces. The wipes are safe to use on the surfaces of your Octane Fitness elliptical machines.

2XL Corp

Learn more at www.2xlcorp.com

Healthy Living

Octane Fitness is a portfolio company of North Castle Partners, the leading small cap consumer private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in small cap, high-growth consumer-driven product, service and retail businesses that benefit from health, wellness and active living trends.

North Castle Partners

Learn more at www.northcastlepartners.com

Global Reach

Octane Fitness is proud to be a member of IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. IHRSA is the fitness industry's only global trade association which represents over 9,000 for profit health and fitness facilities and over 650 supplier companies in 75 countries.

IHRSA

Learn more at www.ihrsa.org

Achieve Results

With a focus on providing members with the best equipment, guidance, and value-added services to help them achieve results, Snap Fitness is a global leader in fitness franchises, with nearly 1,400 clubs worldwide and some 15-20 new clubs added monthly.

Snap Fitness

Learn more at www.snapfitness.com

Workout How You Want

Throughout their 30+ year history, they have held fast to the mission of helping people improve their lives through fitness.  24 Hour Fitness makes clubs affordable and accessible to people of all abilities and fitness levels because they believe there is an athlete in all of us.

24 Hour Fitness

Learn more about 24 Hour Fitness at www.24hourfitness.com

Leader in Fitness

Bally is committed to providing great service and facilities that give everyone an affordable and fun opportunity to improve the quality of their lives through fitness. Pioneers in the fitness industry and have become a widely recognized health club leader in the United States with over 40 years of operating experience.

Bally Total Fitness

Learn more at www.ballyfitness.com

Building Communities

At "the Y", they know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit, well-being and fitness...it's more than just working out.  You'll find Octane Fitness elliptical machines in YMCA clubs all across the United States.

YMCA

Go to www.ymca.net to learn more

Entertaining Workout

Octane Fitness has partnered with NetPulse to deliver the cardio experience your users want...OnDemand entertainment, music videos, asset management and more.

NetPulse

Learn more at www.netpulse.com

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