Bowflex Max Trainer M7 Review

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Bowflex Max Trainer M7

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Pros As the top-of-the-line Max Trainer, the Bowflex M7 is most advanced in terms of components and electronics. It competes well against treadmills and ellipticals because it burns calories more quickly yet feels easier on your body. Capable of delivering great results through mere 14-minute training sessions, the M7 is definitely one of the most effective total body trainers on the market. We prefer this model over the other Max Trainers partly because it has wireless heart rate monitoring, more preset workouts and adaptive programming.
Cons Max Trainers take awhile to assemble, and paying for assembly isn’t cheap. Another downside is price. The M7 costs more than a typical cardio trainer but carries a short warranty for its price class.
Summary The Bowflex Max Trainer M7 leads an impressive line of unique fitness machines. It stands out from other types of cardio trainers by offering super-effective yet low impact workouts for the whole body. It stands out from other Max Trainers too thanks to extra training programs and other upgrades. If this Bowflex fits your budget, then it’s a recommended purchase.

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Bowflex Max Trainer M7 Detailed Overview

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New and top-of-the-line! The Bowflex Max Trainer M7 offers almost incredibly efficient total body workouts while being virtually zero impact on your joints. It’s a great alternative to elliptical trainers and treadmills in terms of effectiveness and comfort. Recommended for households with shared workout areas, the M7 can save up to four user profiles and deliver customized programming to each trainee.

How efficient is the exercise? Quick 14-minute sessions will do the trick! There’s even a short 7-minute workout on board, which can torch the calorie equivalent of about 15 minutes on a treadmill. Even so, you’ll feel more invigorated than exhausted after workouts. That’s just one benefit of Bowflex Max Trainers’ patented joint-friendly design.

The Max Trainer M7 is a new Bowflex for 2016. It’s at the top of a series that also includes the Max Trainer M3 and Max Trainer M5. Some advantages of choosing the M7 over the other Max Trainers are its wider selection of resistance levels (20 versus eight or 16), its longer menu of preset workouts (11 versus two or eight) and its sport performance pedals, which are durable stainless steel. Also, the whole machine is under warranty for three years; it carries the longest Max Trainer warranty. Additional pros and two cons are covered in the next sections of this review.

Our Favorite Features

As explained above, the zero impact design really distinguishes Max Trainers as great alternatives to treadmills and ellipticals. Besides that, the M7 offers a wide range of resistance to train a wide variety of users. It also offers good program variety to keep people motivated and on track, and it’s the only Max Trainer that can wirelessly measure your heart rate and automatically sync the data with a fitness app. Here is a list of some favorite points about the Max Trainer M7:

  • 20 Resistance Levels
  • Preset Workout Variety
  • Syncs with Bowflex Fitness App
  • Zero Impact on Joints
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Premium Grips
  • Premium Pedals
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Media Shelf
  • Four User Profiles
  • Longest Max Trainer warranty
  • Compact Machine Size

Our Least Favorite Features

There are plenty of advantages and a few downsides to choosing the Max Trainer M7:

  • High price
  • Not-so-fast assembly time
  • Is this machine right for you? Just about anyone could benefit from a Max Trainer, but some people prefer less vigorous workouts. Bowflex TreadClimbers are a better match for such shoppers.

Bowflex Max Trainer M7 - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:Yes
Incline:N/A
Stride Length:N/A
Flywheel:N/A
Programs:11 workout programs
Fan:No
Weight Capacity:300 LB
Dimensions:46" L x 29.5" W x 65" H

The Bottom Line

The Bowflex Max Trainer M7 leads an impressive line of unique fitness machines. It stands out from other types of cardio trainers for home gyms by offering super-effective yet low impact workouts for the whole body. It stands out from other Max Trainers too thanks to extra training programs, wireless heart rate monitoring and other upgrades. If the Bowflex M7 fits your budget, then it’s a recommended purchase.

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