National Health & Wellness Club Award Exclusive Seal of Approval to Q45e Elliptical

Octane Fitness has earned the coveted seal of approval from the National Health and Wellness Club for the company’s breakthrough Q45e elliptical.
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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – October 12, 2006 – Octane Fitness, a leading manufacturer of multiple award-winning, premium elliptical cross trainers, has earned the coveted seal of approval from the National Health and Wellness Club for the company's breakthrough Q45e elliptical.
“As the only fitness brand committed exclusively to ellipticals, Octane has dedicated all its resources and creativity to building better workouts,” said Dennis Lee, president of Octane Fitness. “Awards like this reinforce the exceptional quality and performance of our products.”
Delivering Results
As reported in the October/November 2006 issue of Today's Health and Wellness, the magazine of the National Health and Wellness Club, club members who tested the Q45e model for three months described it as “outstanding,” and “a winner.”
Lifelong athlete TJ Dwyer of Minnesota said, “In almost 30 years of sports, I've never come across a cross training machine this fabulous, and that includes health club elliptical trainers. It was easy to see progress quickly. I've lost inches, gained muscle and toned.”
Another tester, Vicky Murphy, also of Minnesota, noted, “Being able to set up an exercise routine and have the computer remember it was such a time-saver, “ referring to the Q45e's My Quick Start customizable workouts. “Plus, it was so versatile for all fitness levels – beginner to highly trained athlete.”
The magazine reported, “The Octane Q45e elliptical trainer has exclusive features not found on other ellipticals.”
Among these unique features is the patent-pending SmartStride, designed after extensive biomechanics research and motion analysis to replicate movements like walking, jogging, running and moving backwards. SmartStride monitors an exerciser's pace and direction and automatically adjusts the stride length accordingly to custom-fit different activities and individual exerciser heights, leg lengths, flexibility and preferences.
Also, patent-pending, distinctive MultiGrip handlebars offer various biomechanically correct positions and recruit several muscles to fully engage the upper-body.
In addition, the magazine pointed out, “The ergonomically correct design and advanced electronics allow for a customizable workout to maximize results,” referencing Octane's signature Body-Mapping Ergonomics and patented QuadLink drive that deliver exact inertia and smooth, fluid motion, and innovative electronics such as variable stride programs, HeartLogic Intelligence and ultra cross training with X-Mode and GluteKicker.
According to Today's Health and Wellness: “Bottom Line: a great home workout with measurable results.”
The Q45e elliptical is sold at specialty fitness stores nationwide for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $3,599.
Octane Fitness Background
Together with more than 28 years of experience in the fitness industry, Dennis Lee and Tim Porth founded Octane Fitness in 2001. Fueled by a relentless passion to offer the best elliptical machines, the company is committed exclusively to delivering breakthrough, performance cross training—unlike any other fitness equipment manufacturer today. Elliptical cross trainers are 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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