Octane Elliptical Trainer - My Octane Q45e Elliptical Machine

Octane Elliptical Trainer Machine

Octane Elliptical Trainer

Bret's Octane Elliptical Machine Q45e

If you want a good piece of cardio equipment for your home gym, I think an elliptical trainer is a great choice.

There are a ton of machines on the market to choose from so to make things easier you can read my elliptical reviews to help you figure out which trainer is right for you.

I like it way more than a treadmill because it's almost zero impact and is very easy on the joints.

Octane Elliptical Trainer Features and Benefits

• compact design fits in our home gym
• adjustable stride length from 18-23"
• natural feeling motion
• polar heart rate control
• built-in workouts, some heart rate controllable
• personal trainer workouts for motivation
• unique multi grip handle design for variety


• Footprint 33" x 68"
• Footprint (Live Area) 33" x 84"
• Product weight 300 lbs
• 300 pound user weight capacity

Warranty Information
• Lifetime Frame
• 3 Years Parts
• 1 Year Labor

Why I Bought an Elliptical Trainer

I got my Octane elliptical trainer when I moved out of my last house in October of 2004.

I had an old Nordic Track e9 elliptical trainer that served me well for about 6 years, so when it came time to replace it I went high end.

I was leaning towards getting a treadmill from either True, Smooth, Sole or Landice, but Grechen (my wife) has had some shin problems so she thought it would be a good idea to check out some of the new elliptical trainers.

I saw the Octane at the local fitness store. When I compared it to the Cybex, Precor and Life Fitness elliptical trainers, I knew the Octane was the machine for me. It has a very smooth and natural motion that the others couldn't match for any price.

The only problem with the Octane Q45e Elliptical Trainer was the $3500 price tag. I managed to negotiate it down to $3100 and had it delivered to the new house. The rest they say, is history.

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