New Commercial Zero Runner® from Octane Fitness Brings Zero-Impact Running™ to Health Clubs and Fitness Centers

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 29, 2016 – Octane
, a Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) brand, is revolutionizing the
cardio floor at health clubs and fitness centers worldwide with its new ZR8000
Zero Runner
, which reinvents running by eliminating repetitive
impact. For the first time, exercisers and facility operators can
capitalize on the first true alternative to a treadmill, delivering all
the benefits of walking and running, but without the excessive stress to
the body or high cost of operation, maintenance and service.

“We transformed running by removing the pounding on the joints for a
safer, more accessible way for anyone to walk, jog and run,” said Tim
Porth, vice president, product development, commercial and specialty at
Octane. “Totally unique to the industry, the ZR8000 is a valuable new
addition to any cardio floor; plus, the self-powered machine has minimal
maintenance needs, so facilities enjoy greater ease of ownership.”

Smarter than a Treadmill

The state-of-the-art design of the ZR8000 features independent hip and
knee joints to customize natural running motion. Ten resistance levels
facilitate walking to jogging to hill work, and users can seamlessly
transition to all-out running with a stride length up to 58 inches.
Contoured handles offer multiple hand positions for a proper upright

Zero Runner exercisers can replicate the same strides they use outdoors,
where they can focus on their glutes and hamstrings more fully than they
can on a treadmill’s moving belt. And unique stride tracing technology
(smart console only) enables users to monitor their stride throughout
workouts for stronger form and better results.

With 11 workout programs, including interval training and distance and
calorie goals, exercisers can take advantage of training variety.
Octane’s signature CROSS CiRCUIT® routine combines cardio intervals on
the Zero Runner with strength and stretching exercises off the machine
to correct muscular imbalances, build overall strength, increase
flexibility and improve core power. With the smart console, CROSS
CiRCUIT video demonstrations and coaching help ensure proper form.

Clubs can use CROSS CiRCUIT to run effective small group training, with
the optional two PowerBlock adjustable dumbbells and integrated weight
stand on the machine for convenient storage.

For customized feedback and entertainment, the ZR8000 comes with a
standard or smart console. The standard version features a large LED
screen with integrated capacitive buttons; and the smart console is a
10” capacitive touch screen, with web browsing, video streaming, phone
charging and a three-speed fan. Entertainment options also include
personal viewing screens – which add TV, movie and entertainment
selections – or wireless 900Mhz capabilities.

The machine is equipped with digital contact and wireless heart rate
monitoring, ANT+, and Bluetooth® 4.0.

Running Reinvented

Without a motor, belt or deck, the self-powered ZR8000 is compact, quiet
and is priced at $8,399 and will be available in June 2016.For more
information, visit

Octane Fitness Background

Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise,
Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical
, introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent
elliptical, designed strength-infused cardio with the unique
CROSS CiRCUIT®, created exercise in a new direction with the LateralX®,
reinvented running with the Zero Runner®, optimized cross training with
the XT-One™ that does it all and is leading smarter training with SmartLink™.
Defined by standout innovations, and driven to deliver more effective,
efficient and rewarding workouts, Octane is engineering elliptical

Find Octane at
Images are available; contact Julie King at 847.638.1582 or
For more information, contact the company at 888-OCTANE4 (888-628-2634)
Octane Fitness, CROSS CiRCUIT, LateralX, xRide and Zero Runner are
registered trademarks of Octane Fitness. All other trademarks are
protected by their respective owners.

About Nautilus, Inc. Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Nautilus,
. (NYSE: NLS) is a global fitness solutions company that believes
everyone deserves a fit and healthy life. With a brand portfolio
including Bowflex®, Nautilus®, Octane Fitness®, Schwinn® and
Universal®, Nautilus, Inc. develops innovative products to support
healthy living through direct and retail channels as well as in
commercial channels with Octane Fitness® products.


Octane Fitness
Julie King, 847.638.1582
Relations Contact:
John Mills, 646-277-1254