Bob Greene Awards The Best Life Seal of Approval to Octane Fitness - SNEWS

Bob Greene Awards The Best Life Seal of Approval to Octane Fitness

Bob Greene, Oprah’s trainer and founder of The Best Life Diet and exercise plan, has awarded the exclusive The Best Life seal of approval to Octane Fitness ( and standing elliptical cross trainers.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – July 7, 2010 – Bob Greene, Oprah's trainer, best-selling author and founder of The Best Life Diet and exercise plan, has awarded the exclusive The Best Life seal of approval to Octane Fitness ( seated and standing elliptical cross trainers, the first brand of exercise equipment to earn this honor.
“The moment I got on this machine, I knew I had to get one of my own,'” recalled Greene, after first working out on an Octane Fitness elliptical several months ago in a hotel fitness center while on a book tour. “The ergonomics are superb; the smooth motion is natural; and the low-impact, total-body workouts are extremely effective,” Greene said.
Replacing his current elliptical machine, Greene equipped his home and training studio with Octane's premium commercial xR6000 xRide seated elliptical, and he soon will add the top-of-the-line Pro4700 standing elliptical as well.
Greene's Expertise
An exercise physiologist and certified personal trainer, Greene has worked with Oprah for more than 15 years, having co-authored his first bestselling book with her in 1996, Make the Connection – Ten Steps to a Better Body And a Better Life. He makes appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and is a contributor to O The Oprah Magazine and
In 2006, Greene released the original The Best Life Diet, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for 31 weeks and was named the No. 1 diet book by Consumer Reports in 2007. He has since awarded The Best Life seal to 25 major brands to help consumers easily identify nutritious and tasty products that fit into a healthy lifestyle. Greene also developed his own line of Bestlifeâ„¢ foods and a comprehensive online resource for consumers at
“Bob Greene's recommendation of Octane Fitness really validates what we're doing in terms of delivering more innovative, effective and efficient ways to exercise,” said Tim Porth, executive vice president of product development and marketing at Octane Fitness. “When he contacted us after using our equipment, we were eager to partner with a talented professional who is so passionately dedicated to helping millions of people pursue healthier lives through proper diet and exercise.”
Bob Greene Background
Specializing in fitness, metabolism and weight loss, Greene holds a M.S. in exercise physiology from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in health and physical education from the University of Delaware. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise, Greene has spent 27 years working with clients and consulting on the design and management of fitness, spa and sports medicine programs. The author of five best-selling books, Greene recently released The Best Life Guide to Managing Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes to help more than 80 million people living with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Octane Fitness Background
Fueled by a relentless passion to offer the best elliptical machines, Octane Fitness is committed exclusively to delivering breakthrough, performance cross training—unlike any other fitness equipment manufacturer today. Low-impact, effective cardiovascular equipment is the sole focus of Octane Fitness' extensive research, development, testing and manufacturing—all ultimately to benefit exercisers with superior quality products; innovative, effective workouts and unparalleled personalized service.
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