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Octane Fitness Zr 8000 Zero Runner
The Zero Runner offers the same great workout, but without the pain or the additional costs of ownership. Enabling virtually anyone to walk, jog or run safely and comfortably, the ZR8000 offers state-of-the-art design that replicates an exerciser’s natural form but eliminates the stressful impact.
Built with cutting-edge innovation, and without a belt, deck or cord, the Zero Runner revolutionizes the cardio floor and enables exercisers to maximize workout effectiveness while minimizing discomfort. Users can choose from 15 resistance levels and 11 workout programs to personalize intensity and stimulate better results.
Treadmills subject the entire body to significant repetitive stress. And the moving belt throws the foot off the belt so runners do not activate the hamstring muscles like they do outside, which can impact performance.
With the Zero Runner, you are freed from the high-impact forces of running, yet still can enjoy the natural, free feeling of true running.
The Zero Runner is also quiet and is self powered.
The ZR8000 delivers all the benefits of a treadmill…but better. The ZR8000 combines the best of a treadmill and an elliptical for standout workouts that replicate real running.
Designed to accommodate everyone from experienced runners to beginning exercisers, the ZR8000 incorporates aircraft-grade aluminum legs with lightweight pedals and independent hip and knee joints to customize natural running motion based on user preference.
A broad resistance range of 15 levels creates a heavier workload for various challenges, like hill repeats, and contoured handles feature multiple hand positions for an optimal upright posture. Exercisers can start with a walk and seamlessly transition to a jog or full-out run or sprint up to a 58” stride length.
Strength and flexibility training for exercisers is simple with CROSS CiRCUIT®, which combines cardio intervals on the Zero Runner with strength and stretching exercises off the machine to address weak links, correct muscular imbalances, build overall strength, boost flexibility and improve core power.
Based on specified individual goals, the ZR8000 provides customized regimens to maximize results, and video demonstrations and coaching help ensure proper exercise execution (Smart console only).
This delivers running-specific – but impact-free – training, combined with valuable strength and stretching moves that maximize stamina, help preserve form and create more balanced strength.
The video shows how the stride on the Zero Runner matches the stride of the exerciser on the treadmill. The one critical difference is that the exerciser on the Zero Runner is not subject to stressful, repetitive impact.
Plus, running on a treadmill with a moving belt doesn’t match running outdoors, as exercisers do not sufficiently engage their hamstrings and glutes, and their form changes to accommodate the belt.
Treadmills don't eliminate joint stress, and each step results in significant pressure on the body. Plus, your form on a treadmill is different than outside because you must adjust due to the moving belt.
The Zero Runner removes the weight on your joints so you can get your walk, jog or run in but without the impact. And, on the Zero Runner, your form is truer to what you do outside.
Stay as strong throughout your workout with the Zero Runner.
The smart console features valuable technology that independently traces your left and right stride and displays it on the console. This allows you to monitor and correct running imbalances so that you're more efficient both inside on the Zero Runner and outside on the road.
The dual stride trace makes it easy to see activation of the glutes and hamstrings by the height of the heel kick, so runners can focus on getting the best workout that fully engages these important muscle groups.
Stay entertained and motivated throughout workouts, and boost adherence and results, with a variety of integrated entertainment options. The smart console fully equips you to select from several popular options, including Internet surfing, web video streaming and web applications. With these interactive choices, you can banish boredom and stay fueled throughout your workout.
Runners like to run. A lot. And sometimes that’s all they want to do, which can cause an injury and sideline them – resulting in bad news for race preparation. But cross training helps strengthen the entire body for greater fitness and better overall balance.
CROSS CiRCUIT makes cross training simple. It combines cardio intervals on the Zero Runner with strength training or stretching exercises next to the machine for exceptional effectiveness and efficiency. Runners still get to enjoy their runs – but now complement them with valuable strength and stretching work to address weak links, build the core and attend to the upper body. Not only is cross training good for you now, but can ultimately extend your running career.
Exclusively running excessively is no longer recommended. Professional runners, including 2014 Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, now consistently engage in cross training to increase strength and stamina, boost their race times and enhance recovery.
CROSS CiRCUIT on the Zero Runner delivers multiple options to challenge and strengthen runners, including lateral training, plyometrics, core moves and upper-body work. Cross training helps correct muscular imbalances in runners, like quad dominance, to reduce the chance of injury. And greater overall strength means better running economy and form.