The Bowflex Max Trainer M9 is a combination of an elliptical and climber designed for total-body high intensity interval training (HIIT). The M9 has a 10” HD touchscreen where you can stream shows from your favorite streaming service or workouts via Bowflex’s JRNY service.
There are 20 resistance levels to challenge yourself; they can be adjusted by rotating a dial. The M9 comes with 4-grip handlebars and heart rate hand grips so there are multiple ways to find a comfortable position on the machine. The pedals are oversized and texturized so you won’t have any trouble going all out. There is also a media shelf and water bottle holder so you can keep your phone and water close by.
The reviews on the Max Trainer M9 have been mixed. Customers generally love the workout but are frustrated with the software. They found the JRNY workout streams to be buggy and crash a lot. They struggled with the display shutting off mid-workout. Users with a history of knee pain found the workout to be intense without increasing their knee pain. They also liked that they could get a good workout quickly.