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Bowflex M6 Max Trainer Elliptical Review

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How long will the Bowflex M6 Max Trainer last?

The Bowflex M6 Max Trainer has an assembled weight of 148 lbs. and can hold up to a 300 lb. max capacity. It is best suited for light to moderate use and will last quite a few years with consumers willing to take care of their investment. The M6 has a rather dismal 2-year frame and parts warranty with 90 days on labor which is low at any price range. Bowflex does offer to extend the warranty for either 3 or 5 years depending on how much extra money consumers want to spend at the time of purchase.

Brief Overview

The Bowflex M6 Max Trainer is a combination of a stepper and elliptical in one workout machine. Purchase of the M6 includes a free 1-year membership to the Bowflex JRNY® app allowing users to enjoy exotic trekking locations and interactive workouts with elite trainers. In addition, the M6 has a compact frame that will easily fit into any home workout space and contains many quality elements for a budget-friendly price.

Overall Quality

The Bowflex M6 Max Trainer has a unique upright frame that contains 16 levels of resistance for high intensity workout sessions. The pedals offer a non-slip surface and work to target muscles left lax by the standard elliptical exercise motion. Multi-grip handlebars assist in upper body sculpting while stationary handlebars hold pulse monitors for capturing heartrate. The console is streamlined with a distinct race-like feel that keeps motivation high by showing calories burned and has a pleasing blue back lit screen displaying multiple points of performance information. There are 29 built in programs targeting interval exercises, building cardio, and toning muscles and it includes the Bowflex Max Intelligence platform which intuitively adapts workouts based on previous performance and fitness goals.

Things we like

  • budget-friendly
  • compact frame
  • 29 built in programs
  • Bowflex Max Intelligence platform

Things we dislike

  • X
    low warranty
  • X
    additional costs for longer warranty
  • X
    2 individual user ids


Dimensions 46" L x 26" W x 64.2" H (117 cm L X 66 cm W x 163 cm H)
Minimum Ceiling Height User height + 15" (38 cm)
Maximum User Weight 300 lbs (136 kg)
Assembled Weight 148 lbs (67 kg) (Integrated transport rollers included)
Power Source Included AC Adapter
Compact / Folding Yes
Incline N/A
Stride Length N/A
Flywheel magnetic and fan based resistance
Programs 29
Fan No


2 years—Frame & Parts 90 days—Labor


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The Bowflex M6 Max Trainer has a compact upright frame that contains many commendable elements for a varied range of fitness fans. It is budget-friendly and will last for years with proper care. The unique Bowflex Max Intelligence platform brings in a new level of motivational tool for all consumers and basically keeps a trainer at your fingertips 24/7.