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Bowflex M9 Max Trainer Elliptical Review

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How long will the Bowflex M9 Max Trainer last?

The Bowflex M9 Max Trainer has a sturdy 148 lb. fully assembled weight and holds up to a maximum of 300 lbs. of workout capacity. It is engineered for moderate use and will last at least a handful of years with proper care and maintenance. Bowflex covers the M9 with a low 3 years on the frame and parts and 90 days on labor but that is to push consumers into choosing an extended 3-to-5-year coverage at time of purchase for an additional cost.

Brief Overview

The Bowflex M9 Max Trainer combines both the benefiting exercise flow of an elliptical with the motion of a stepper to super charge each workout session to the extreme. Consumers choosing to purchase the M9 will enjoy a free 1-year membership to the Bowflex JRNY® app opening the door to interactive workouts and treks through exotic locations in the comfort of a home setting. It is the perfect blend of function and technology wrapped up in an indoor fitness machine.

Overall Quality

The Bowflex M9 Max Trainer has a compact frame that is a mere 49” long and is perfect for those with smaller living spaces. There are wheels conveniently attached on the front lower frame to easily move when necessary. It has 20 levels of resistance that uses high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for burning stubborn fat and sculpting muscles during exercise sessions. The handlebars offer multiple gripping positions and work with the cushioned pedals to ensure a total body, high performance workout throughout each experience. A 10” touchscreen is set at an optimal viewing position and connects to the Bowflex JRNY® app for streaming movies or favorite shows as well as working with performance stats to intuitively manage an infinite number of future workout sessions.

Things we like

  • Bowflex JRNY® enabled
  • heartrate strap included

Things we dislike

  • X
    low warranty
  • X
    push to purchase additional warranty


Dimensions 49.2" L x 30.5" W x 65.1" H (125 x 77.5 x 165.4 cm)
Max User Weight 300 lbs. (136 kg)
Assembled Weight 148.8 lbs. (65.5 kg)
Min Ceiling Height User Height + 15" (User Height + 38 cm)
Console w/ HD Touchscreen 10" (25.4 cm)
Compact / Folding no
Incline n/a
Stride Length n/a
Flywheel magnetic and fan based
Programs 4
Fan no


3 Years Frame 3 Years Parts 90 Days Labor


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The Bowflex M9 Max Trainer is a great high intensity trainer for users of most fitness levels and comes with many commendable parts for the consumer looking to add a compact fitness machine to their living abode but it also comes with a poor warranty. It is budget-friendly and has a 10” screen that enables immersive workouts with elite trainers and optimal viewing during exercise regimes.