Mitch S.
Raleigh, NCMember since January 2019

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    • Jan 11, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Bowflex MAX Trainer

    Good aerobic results, no change in weight. I feel terrific!

    Overall Experience:

    I purchased the M6 on the Thanksgiving sale - I did the assembly myself, and I think most people could put it together.

    I am male, 58, 5'11, about 195 lbs.

    Overall, I really like the machine. I have set a goal to work out every day for the 14 minutes as advertised. I downloaded the app and I have had done about 25 consecutive days now, and a total of about 30 sessions in the past 6 weeks. So pretty much every day.

    I started off with limited resistance and now I do the 14 minutes with level 14 resistance. Its a really tough workout and it takes at least 30 mins to cool down completely. Heart rate peaks around 140.

    The results are interesting, I feel really good from an aerobic standpoint - lots of energy, clear thinking, never out of breath, better sleep, tighter there is an immediate impact on those areas.

    However, I have had no weight change at all. In fact, I have put a few pounds on. (Note: this was also Xmas period.)

    My app says I am burning an extra 1800 calories a week doing the workouts. Each workout burns about 275 calories for me. With that, I would have expected some change in weight.

    Obviously, what you eat has a much bigger impact on your weight than the exercise benefit on this machine. I am going to continue doing it as long as I can and see if the weight changes.

    As a reference, I am not particularly overweight, but I was hoping to tone up and lose a few pounds around the middle.

    I have had no injuries or pain from using the machine. My knees are too fragile to allow me to run or jog, so this machine is ideal. No shoulder pain or any negatives from using the machine.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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