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Bowflex MAX Trainer M3

Bowflex Max Trainer M3 Review - Is It Right For You

Thinking about the Bowflex Max Trainer M3? This is the most affordable Max Trainer model coming in around $1200. So it's obviously very popular. Bowflex Store 

But is it the right model for you? And how does it measure up against the other models?

Bowflex MAX Trainer M3

Here's a brief review of what you need to know about the M3 Max Trainer:

Benefits of the Bowflex Max Trainer M3:

There are some great things about the Max M3 model. First of all, it still has the same basic design as the other models - the hybrid elliptical-stair-stepper with upper body arms.

So you still use more of your lower body and even upper body muscles vs a regular elliptical trainer. This results in more calories burned.

Also you get the famous 14-minute high intensity interval workout built into the console. This workout was specially designed by Bowflex to get you maximum results in minimum time.

In fact high intensity interval training workouts (or HIIT for short) have been proven to help keep you burning calories for up to 48 hours post workout! Bowflex Store 

Bowflex MAX Trainer M3

So if you don't have a lot of time in your day, but you still want to see results, the M3 can get you there.

You also get the calorie burn rate meter (which looks a little like a speedometer) in the console which is pretty cool. It's a challenge to see how far and fast you can go while working out.

The Bowflex Max Trainer M3 also gives you 8 resistance levels to add some challenge in your workouts.

How Does It Compare to Other Models?

The M3 is the most affordable model - but it doesn't come with some of the fancier options you get on the M5 and M7 models.

For example the M5 and M7 models come with 16 and 20 levels of resistance respectively - more than you get with the M3. So you have a bit more room to grow with these models.

Also the consoles on the M5 and M7 are backlit. The console on the M3 is not backlit. So it's a bit easier to read the consoles on the M5 and M7.

You also get a few more high intensity training programs on the M5 and M7 models like Calorie Goal, Steady Pace, Fat Burn, Calorie Burn, Stairs and Fitness Test.

And finally the M5 and M7 come with Bluetooth which tracks your workouts. You can sync this information with the Bowflex App on your phone (the app is free) and track your calories, goals etc.

So those are a few differences between the M3 and the M5 or M7. For many people these aren't deal breakers - just some extra fluff you may or may not want with your machine.

So it really depends on your budget, goals and preferences as to which Max Trainer you choose.

But at the end of the day, if you use any of these machines, you're guaranteed to get an amazing full-body workout. You'll be seeing results in the mirror faster than you ever dreamed.   

BURN
2.5X MORE CALORIES BURNED EVERY MINUTE‡
An independent study pitted MAX against treadmills, steppers, and ellipticals with users working out at the same pace and intensity. In the end, users burned more calories on MAX than every cardio machine tested by up to 2.5X per minute!‡ In fact, trial users have burned up to 600 calories or more in 30 minutes. How's that for MAX burn?

TIME
LESS TIME WITH MAX RESULTS
Research tells us that "lack of time" is the #1 barrier to working out. That's why the breakthrough Max Interval workout was designed for those with speed in mind. You'll get all the cardio benefits of a much longer workout in just 14 minutes. Strengthen your heart and lungs and improve your endurance and stamina — all while incinerating calories faster than you ever thought possible.

MOTIVATION
SEE YOUR BURN AS IT'S HAPPENING
MAX's unique BURN RATE display puts you in control, showing you exactly how many calories you're burning every minute and setting activity level targets throughout your workout. It's an incredibly motivating tool that pushes you to challenge yourself in every workout. Plus, MAXimize and track every workout with the free Max Trainer® App (Android / iOS), which can sync with Apple Healthâ„¢.

FULL BODY
MAX ENGAGES IT ALL
Ellipticals claim to be a full body workout, but they don't come close to MAX. Testing in the lab showed it engaged more core and lower body muscles than ellipticals and up to 80% more upper body.‡ Now you can get more done in less time.

COMFORT
VIRTUALLY ZERO IMPACT
MAX is gentle on your body, but tough on calories. Running at even a moderate speed produces up to 200% more impact on your body than a Max Trainer® workout.‡ That's training smarter — not harder.

AFTERBURN
IT KEEPS GOING... AND GOING...
Burn now and burn later. The 14-minute Max Interval workout uses simple science to deliver very complex (and amazing) results. Small bursts of activity followed by longer periods of rest keep your body guessing and ramp up your metabolism to burn additional calories for hours after your workout.

“engages the upper body more than an elliptical” — SGI Weekly Intelligence

FITNESS IS OUR PASSION
For over 25 years Bowflex has been synonymous with real people and real results. MAX is no different. Our first trial group lost a combined 359 lbs in 10 weeks! We promise you'll see the results you want or your money back.

QUALITY
BUILT TO LAST
Bowflex doesn't mess around with gadgets that break. We take our fitness seriously and so should you.

COMPACT
FITS ALMOST ANYWHERE
A lot of people don't exercise because they don't have room for big, bulky equipment. At a fraction of the size of most ellipticals and treadmills, the Bowflex Max Trainer® is the epitome of form meeting function. MAX's ultra small footprint means you can get a gym quality workout in nearly any room of your home.

COMPARE & DECIDE
WHICH MAX IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Choice is a wonderful thing, and with two stunning MAX designs, you have two great options. Both models feature MAX's 14-minute interval program, a true, full-body workout and low-impact motion.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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