MAX Trainer Reviews
The MAX Trainer Reviews Bowflex M5 is the premium model in the new Max Trainer line, yet its price is low
compared to highly-rated ellipticals, the space it aims to disrupt.
With the highest rating between the two MAX Trainer Reviews Trainers to choose from, the M5
is our Editor’s Choice in this small but powerful new product category.
It has more features than the M3, a better overall rating, a longer warranty, and more resistance levels, all in
the same compact size, at a reasonable price. Bowflex
Is it right for you? Read our in-depth Bowflex Max Trainer M5 review below…
Model Bowflex M5
16 Resistance Levels
8 Workout Programs
2 User Profiles
& Chest Strap
46" L x 25" W x 63" H
Ceiling: User Height + 15"
Syncs with App
Upgraded Ergonomic Grips
Rating: 93.5/100. Editor’s Choice based on rating and value for price. The M5 has the best feature set, the longest
warranty, the highest rating, and an affordable price compared to ellipticals that don’t burn as many calories.
MAX Trainer Reviews
Burns a ton of calories in about 15 minutes
16 resistance levels to keep it challenging
Gauge readout is motivating and easy to read
Solid set of 8 workout programs built-in
Includes 8 week subscription to Daily Burn, which means you’ll have access to 600+ workouts
Very small footprint, doesn’t take up much room
Zero impact on your joints (knees, back, etc)
Media shelf and cup holder are convenient
Great design, made to work for beginners and pros Bowflex
Full coverage warranty lasts 2 years
No iPod connection or speakers included
More expensive than the lower-rated M3 but less expensive than the M7.
MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer Overview
So what makes the MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer different? Is it like an elliptical? Is it better?
The idea behind this new type of fitness equipment is simple: Combine the motion of a stair stepper with an
elliptical for a low-impact exercise that burns more calories in less time.
According to an independent university study, the MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer burned up to 2.5x the calories of
an elliptical per minute, and 1.56x the calories of a treadmill.
Some users logged about 600 calories burned from a 30-minute workout, compared to only 240 calories on an
elliptical, which is why users are able to do an intense 14-minute workout and burn more calories.
Example: You could burn about 280 calories with an elliptical in ~30 minutes, but it would only take 14 minutes
with the MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer. Sounds great in theory, but why does it burn more calories?
It’s all in the combination of the resistance, the upward step-style motion, and the upper body workout from the
Together with the MAX Trainer Reviews Interval workout, which uses the same interval training strategy that
athletes and trainers have loved for decades, you’ll burn a lot more calories per minute.
MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer Features
Resistance: One of the best ways to increase the workout intensity and avoid the dreaded plateau after getting
results for the first few months on a new routine is to increase the resistance level. Because the MAX Trainer
Reviews Trainer is made to work well for beginners and pros alike, the first few levels might be too easy for you.
If so, having 16 levels means you’ll keep getting better results by gradually increasing the resistance.
Upper Body: Very few highly-rated pieces of cardio fitness equipment will truly give you a good upper body
workout too. The MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer is in that small group of machines that actually build your arm
strength while you focus on cardio.
Heart Rate: The M5’s grips include contact heart rate monitors so you can see your heart rate without a chest strap
or another gadget to buy.
Display: I’ve reviewed 100’s of fitness equipment products, and to be honest not one has impressed with me its
display…until now. It has a unique gauge readout showing your intensity and calories burned, which is great for
staying motivated. Plus, it syncs your exercise data to a mobile app with Bluetooth 4.0.
It also has some excellent workout programs…
Every piece of equipment includes a Manual mode to choose how you want to work out, so of course that’s
But beyond that and the Fitness Test mode, it also includes modes like Steady State, Stairs, Calorie Goal, Fat Burn
and Calories Burn for mixing things up without having to control the workout manually.
The best modes for maximizing calories burned are those based on interval training: Max Interval and Smart Max
These are the modes that get those 2.5x the calories burned by an elliptical results.
All in all, some models have more programs to choose from, but what matters is results. Personally, I stick with
the 2-3 modes that get the best results for me, and the Max Trainer wasn’t programmed to include programs you won’t
need just to increase the number.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Bowflex MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer M5 comes with a two year warranty package that covers the entire
Return Policy: 6 weeks, 100% money-back. If you want your money back for any reason, ship back for a refund of the
Bowflex M5 Conclusion
Every year, there’s some new machine or gadget coming out that promises better results than the last. Most the
time, it’s a bunch of hype, because the time-tested motions we make on treadmills, ellipticals and steppers get
Some of Bowflex’s products have been in this category, but the MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer is definitely not.
This is a fantastic piece of equipment that gets the job done, quicker than anything else we’ve seen.
It’s not an easy workout, but luckily beginners can start with an easier resistance level and the Manual workout
program to stay motivated as they build up their stamina and boost their metabolism.
Beyond that, there’s lots of room for improvement by mixing up the workouts, taking
advantage of the interval training workout modes, and gradually increasing the resistance level to keep getting
better and better results.
To top it all off, there’s zero joint impact, so it’s much better on your knees and back than any treadmill out
The M5 is our Editor’s Choice MAX Trainer Reviews Trainer, and is highly recommended.