|7 locations in the Detroit area|
|Dean showing me how to use the machine|
You put you feet in the pedals and first start to lift your legs up and down to get a feel for the machine. It's not as easy as it looks and takes a little getting used to but, once you have the hang of it, it's very simple to use. Just because it is no impact does not mean that it's no effort. I only tried it for a short time and quickly built up a sweat. You will get a good workout from the machine.
As you can see, the machine allows your legs to move the way you move. One of my concerns was that my foot would move out of that pedal but they don't move at all.
|Footing is very easy|
The machine will also connect with your iPad too and you can use their app to see how you are running. The company has an ideal stride that you can shoot for to get the most out of the machine but it's really up to you to run the stride you want since it's all you making it move (unlike a treadmill). I was pretty much there at 95% just using it the first time and it was nice to have feedback on the app. I imagine that it would become second nature to use after you have used it for numerous workouts.
You can also just use it with the machine itself and it will give you stats like stride length, pace, distance, heart rate (can connect to your monitor wirelessly), calories burned and workout time. Pretty much what your running watch will give you as well.
|Easy display with Ipad connection too|
The unit is also very quite so you can use it at all hours without waking up people. I imagine it's nice when in front of the TV too since you don't need to have the volume up so loud like you do on a treadmill.
The machine also comes with resistance bands so that you can connect them to the machine and get a full body workout. It's a fairly heavy unit (about 200 lbs) so you won't have to worry about it moving on you. That's a nice feature to have especially if you don't have anything else in your home gym.
|Me testing it out|
Go to the Octane Fitness website.
MSRP is $3,299 but you can find them on sale at your local dealer.
Have a Great Day and....Keep Running!!!!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was just curious how this machine worked. All opinions are my own.