For many people, the idea of working out fills them with dread, for others it’s more a case of not feeling like they have the time. If either of those reasons is stopping you from getting the exercise and fitness your body and mind needs, perhaps you need to consider a new approach.
For anyone who has not worked out before or has spent a long time away from regular exercise, it can feel very daunting. The modern gym is welcoming and friendly but does not work for everyone. It can also feel like a real time burglar. That’s why it may be time to consider what so many other people are using to get their regular workouts in – a piece of at home gym equipment. Don’t run behind the sofa and hid because we uttered those words though, as modern machines have so much to offer you and are not as scary as you may think they are.
Consider the Bowflex Max Trainer M6, that we are going to discuss in the following review.
Bowflex are no spring chickens and have been active in the home fitness equipment industry since 1986 when they started producing all kinds of machines and equipment designed to provide gym-standard results from the comfort of your own home. Rather than being a trend follower, the company established itself as a trend-setter and over the last 30 years+, they have continued to produce some of the most cutting-edge and effective strength and cardo training products on the market.
The Max Trainer M6 is another fine example of this. It builds on what the company achieved with the previous model, the Max Trainer M5 and takes it a step further. Some of the key features that we’re going to highlight in greater detail is the JRNY App compatibility, its compact design, the innovative burn rate display and the Max Trainer’s unique and effective motion.
Fully Compatible With Bowflex JRNY App
The JRNY App is an excellent addition to any Bowflex setup you have at home and the Max Trainer M6 is fully compatible with it. Once you’ve signed up for a subscription, the app and machine will work in conjunction with one another and perform an initial assessment of your fitness. After it has finished, it will send you workouts that have been tailored to your fitness level and needs every day. As these are tailored to your current fitness level, as it changes, the workouts will change too.
Along with lack of time, one of the other main reasons why many people are put off from working out, even at home, is the amount of space at home machines normally take up. The great thing about the Max Trainer M6 is that it takes up more than half the space of a conventional treadmill or elliptical trainer. This means you will have next to no trouble fitting it in your home, even if you live in a relatively small apartment or house.
Maximum Muscle Activation With Max Trainer M6’s Unique Motion
Thanks to the design of the Max Trainer M6, you can engage your upper body muscles more fully than on any other elliptical-style trainer. It features a unique motion that makes this possible. A study conducted in 2013 proved this by comparing the activation of the pectoralis major, anterior deltoids, biceps and triceps.
Work Out For As Long As You Can
At the outset, we noted that one of the reasons many people are put off working out is that they feel they don’t have the time. With the Max Trainer M6, you can have a worthwhile and effective cardio workout whether you have 30 or just 4 minutes.
Burn Rate Display
The M6, like many other Bowflex machines, takes the display monitor to new levels of innovation with the Burn Rate Display. This allows you to keep track of how many calories you are burning off, minute by minute of your workout and sets activity level targets to help you reach goals.
- The innovative and motivational Burn Rate Display
- Compact design
- Adjustable hand grips
- 16 levels of resistance
- JRNY App compatible
- Compared to some it is quite expensive
It has 2 user profiles
Yes it has a magnetic media rack for tablet or smartphone
With the Max Trainer M6 from Bowflex, although it is a little on the pricey side, you never have the excuse of not having enough time to work out. Whether you have 4 minutes or 30 minutes, this compact, and versatile machine can be used to produce great results. Bowflex have more than 30 years of experience and this is a great example of how that experience has been used.
Specification: Bowflex Max Trainer M6
$1500 – $2000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
46 x 26 x 64.2 inches (117 cm L X 66 cm W x 163 cm H)
3 years frame, 3 years parts, 90 days labor
USB charging port, Bluetooth® heart rate compatible, Multi-grip dynamic handles
148 lbs (67 kg)
|Heart Rate Monitoring|
Integrated contact grips
|Minimum Ceiling Height|
User height + 15" (38 cm)