Minneapolis Star Tribune Names Octane Fitness a Top 100 Workplace

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Minneapolis Star Tribune Names Octane Fitness

a Top 100 Workplace

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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – June 16, 2014Octane Fitness, LLC, the leading brand of zero-impact cardiovascular equipment, was named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune newspaper. Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in the state based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. This year, more than 2,000 companies were invited to participate, and the analysis included responses from more than 58,600 employees at public, private and nonprofit organizations.

“What makes this award so meaningful is that it is based solely on direct input from our team,” said Dennis Lee, president and CEO of Octane Fitness. “We strive to foster a truly rewarding atmosphere at Octane, and we thrive on teamwork, pursuit of excellence and a shared vision – and this data underscores our success here.”

Octane was ranked 37th on the small company list, among small, midsized and large businesses. WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention, managed the survey process and results analysis.

“The companies in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces 2014 deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in Minnesota,” said Michael J. Klingensmith, the publisher of the Star Tribune.

Published in a special section of the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15, the Top Workplaces report also can be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.

Lee and Tim Porth founded Octane Fitness in 2001 in Brooklyn Park, Minn. to make premium zero-impact cardiovascular machines for homes and health clubs worldwide. Octane has transformed the standing elliptical, created a new exercise category with its xRide recumbent elliptical, combined cardio and strength with CROSS CiRCUIT, delivered new workouts with the LateralX and revolutionized the future of training with its new SmartLink app. Products are sold through direct sales, at authorized specialty fitness retail stores in North America and through a global distributor network.

Since 2003, Octane’s products have earned 70 Best Buy awards from leading consumer and trade publications, and Lee and Porth won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award in the consumer products category in the Minnesota/Dakotas region.

The company has 67 employees in Brooklyn Park, with international offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Octane Fitness Background

Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique CROSS CiRCUIT, created exercise in a new direction with the LateralX® and is leading smarter training with SmartLink. Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective, efficient and rewarding workouts, Octane is engineering elliptical domination.

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Find Octane at www.Facebook.com/OctaneFitness. Images are available; contact Julie King at 847.638.1582 or jking@octanefitness.com. For more information, contact the company at 888-OCTANE4 (888-628-2634) or www.octanefitness.com. Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT, LateralX and xRide are registered trademarks of Octane Fitness.

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