With the new year, comes new goals. Perhaps yours is to get fitter and therefore to exercise more. Although the gym is often the best way to do this – it is not to everyone’s liking.
Sometimes you don’t want to work out in front of or alongside lots of other people. While you can get a more private workout experience if you invest in at home exercise equipment, some machines are very complicated. Sometimes you just want to work out without all the hassle and setup associated with using modern gym equipment. If that’s how you feel, then it may be that you should give some serious consideration to a machine like the Bowflex Max Trainer M3I. Why? Let us explain in this review.
One reason why you should consider this great option from the renowned and acclaimed Bowflex is the fact it’s made by Bowflex. Bowflex have been operating in the industry for more than 30 years and in that time have established themselves as innovators when it comes to designing and manufacturing high quality and high performance home gym equipment that does not take up too much space and provides an easy way to work out from the comfort of your own house.
It’s the features you should always be looking at when deciding whether a piece of equipment is right for you. Although the Max Trainer M3I is not as feature heavy as others in the line, there are still some key features that make this worth investing in. Most notably it’s the relatively small footprint that this model has and the fact you can set it up easily to enjoy a full-on, but quick workout with a fixed duration of 14 minutes. Let’s look at these features in a little bit more detail in this review.
Compact, Space-Saving Design
If you don’t to attend the gym, but want to work out at home, you are faced with a dilemma. Many exercise machines in the past took up too much space. So, while they may have offered a measure of convenience in that they were accessible at any time of the night or day, they were not designed for smaller spaces.
With the M3I like many of the other Max Trainer line of trainers, you get the benefit of all that convenience with a more economic design and structure that is two times smaller than most traditional machines.
No Hassle, No Fuss User Experience
When you are choosing an exercise machine for use at home, you need to consider what you are looking for from the equipment. If you want all the features and adjustable settings to play around with, then the M3I may not be the right machine for you. However, if you are looking for a relatively simple way to work out and don’t want to be bogged down by a multitude of options and settings, consider the M3I.
You see the main selling point of the Max Trainer M3I is that it comes with the exclusive and specially devised 14-minute workout. This enables you to work out for a total of 14 minutes every day and get the full-on cardio experience that may take you as much as an hour on an alternative machine.
Burn-Rate and Target-Zone Indicators
If you’ve read any of our other reviews of Max Trainer and Bowflex machines, you will know that one of the key features of the brand is the display monitors equipped with what the company refers to as Target Zone and Burn-Rate indicators. These ingenious designs monitor the number of calories lose over the course of a workout and how quickly you burn them off.
Which is one of the most useful metrics if you are trying to shift inches off your figure. It’s also great motivation for trying to reach set goals
- Compact, space-saving design
- Special 14-minute workout
- 8 resistance levels to increase the intensity of your workouts
- Burn-Rate and Target-Zone Indicator
- No on-board fan
- The limited number of adjustable options may put some people off
- Unless you buy the extended warranty protection plan from Bowflex, the regular warranty is not great when compared with other similar models
19.1 inches (48.5 cm)
User height + 15 inches (38 cm)
Operational Voltage: 9VDC
Operating Current: 1.5A
AC Power Adapter: 220-240VAC, 50Hz
Bowflex have a sterling reputation and while they are known for their highly advanced and sophisticatedly intricate features, the Max Trainer M3I is still very representative of the brand. It is simple, but effective. It doesn’t have as many features as other models, but the ones it does are practical and can help you to lose the weight you want and build/tone your muscles. The fact that it has a very streamlined and slick design makes it more impressive.
Specification: Bowflex Max Trainer M3I
$500 – $1000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
46 x 25 x 63 inches (117.1 x 63.5 x 159.8 cm)
1 year on frame and parts, 90 days for labor
8 Resistance Levels, 2 Workout Programs, Max Interval, Manual, Heart-Rate Monitor, Included chest strap, Water Bottle & Media Shelf/Tablet Holder, Target-Zone & Burn-Rate Indicators
139.8 lbs (63.4 kg)