Bowflex Max Trainer 9

Bowflex Max Trainer 9
Bowflex Max Trainer 9
Bowflex Max Trainer 9 in use

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  • Combination elliptical and climber 
  • 10” HD touchscreen 
  • 20 resistance levels 
  • 4-grip handlebars
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In-Depth Review

Bowflex Max Trainer M9 Review (2024): Hybrid Cardio Machine Perfect for Total-Body Intensity

Bowflex Max Trainer M9 Review (2024): Hybrid Cardio Machine Perfect for Total-Body Intensity

In this BowFlex Max Trainer M9 review, we’ll take a look at a low-impact calorie-burner that won’t gobble up all your precious workout space.  Read the full review.

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, HBOmax
  • Bluetooth for smart devices and heart rate monitoring
  • Heart rate armband included
  • Free 1-year JRNY membership included
  • 4-grip handlebars
What needs improvement ...
  • Shorter warranty than competitors
  • Dial style resistance adjustment, rather than buttons or touchscreen
  • Users reporting console crashing mid-workout
  • Must sign in every time

Product Summary

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.



49.2” (L) x 30.5” (W) x 65.1 (H)


10” HD touchscreen

User Weight Capacity

300 lbs

Product Weight

148.8 lbs

Minimum Ceiling Height

tallest user height + 15”


20 levels


3-year frame and parts, 1-year electronics, 90-day labor

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      The Bowflex Max Trainer 9 is a solid piece of hardware with software issues resulting in console crashing mid workout.