BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – June 16, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, Octane Fitness, LLC, the leading brand of zero-impact cardiovascular equipment, was named by the Star Tribune newspaper as one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the state, and this year, more than 2,100 companies were invited to participate, with responses to an employee survey from more than 69,100 employees at public, private and nonprofit organizations.
“Input from our team is what has earned us this award once again, and we are very proud of our unique environment at Octane Fitness that is comprised of a tight-knit, dedicated and high-achieving group of individuals,” said Dennis Lee, president and CEO of Octane Fitness.
Among small, midsized and large business, Octane was ranked 42nd on the small company list. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses. WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement, administered the survey.
“The companies in the Star Tribune Top 150 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the best work environments in Minnesota,” said Michael J. Klingensmith, the publisher of the Star Tribune. “My congratulations to these exceptional companies.”
Published on Sunday, June 14 in a special section of the Star Tribune, the Top Workplaces report can be found at http://www.startribune.com/listing-of-top-150-workplaces-in-minnesota-for-2015/307292801/.
With 70 employees, Octane Fitness is headquartered in Brooklyn Park, and has international offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Lee and Tim Porth founded the company 2001, and have since revolutionized zero-impact exercise at home and in health clubs worldwide, with multiple standing elliptical breakthroughs; a new exercise category with the xRide recumbent elliptical; combined cardio and strength workouts with CROSS CiRCUIT®; novel lateral workouts with the LateralX®; zero-impact running with the Zero Runner®; all-in-one cross training with the XT-One; and progressive, customized training with its SmartLink™ app. Products are sold through direct sales, at authorized specialty fitness retail stores in North America and through a global distributor network.
Since 2003, Octane has earned more than 70 Best Buy awards from leading consumer and trade publications, and Lee and Porth won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award in the consumer products category in the Minnesota/Dakotas region.
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.
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – June 16, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, Octane Fitness, LLC, the leading brand of zero-impact cardiovascular equipment, was named by the Star Tribune newspaper as one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the state, and this year, more than 2,100 […]