Fitness First launches Zero Runner in India

by Harsh Vardhan Posted on

Fitness First, the world’s largest privately owned health club group, announces the introduction of the most revolutionary training tool – “Zero Runner” by Octane Fitness in India. Mr. Vikram Bhatia, Managing Director, Fitness First India and legendary endurance runner and coach Rick Muhr, will launch the innovative running tool at the Fitness First’s flagship club in Select City Walk, New Delhi.

This unprecedented product reinvents walking, jogging or running by eliminating repetitive, stressful impact on the body – unlike a treadmill. It features mechanical hip and knee joints that mimic human biomechanics in running. The independent pedals allow runners to replicate their natural running gait, just like outside, providing support throughout. The Zero Runner is considered to be the most impressive, innovative and progressive tool by Octane Fitness.

Commenting on the association Mr. Vikram Bhatia, Managing Director, Fitness First India said, “Zero Runner is surely one-of-a-kind training solution that can revolutionize running in India. This innovation genius has already received rave reviews across the world. Fitness First India is extremely proud to be the first ones to introduce this product. Our association with Octane Fitness will provide our members an opportunity to learn and train on the Zero Runner with the legendary marathon runner Rick Muhr.

We are also in the process of developing a unique running club that provides the running community the facility to train in our clubs with our trainers and also to give our members the opportunity to experience the benefits of running. Rick Muhr has helped by providing us strategic inputs, and we are looking to launch in summer.”

On his visit to India, Coach Rick Muhr said, “India is rapidly adopting the culture of fitness and running, people here are open to new techniques and training tools to improve their form. I am glad to be a part of Zero Runner launch by Fitness First to its members in Delhi. It will be a great opportunity for me to share my experience and learning’s as an endurance runner and coach.”

In 2014, Octane Fitness assigned Rick Muhr the role of demonstrating the value of this radical training tool. As a part of his role Rick works with health clubs, fitness professionals, exercisers and fitness enthusiasts nationwide to enhance their fitness and running performances.  His extensive experience along with his inspiring style has been fuelling people’s lives with new zeal. He discovered the innovative training tool at the Boston Marathon Expo in 2014 and has recently completed 51 miles on the Zero Runner in 6:44:57.

During his visit to Fitness First, Select City Walk, Rick Muhr will be training the members and the trainers on how to efficiently train for a marathon, running for a healthy lifestyle and most importantly the right techniques and implementation of the Zero Runner.  

About Fitness First:

Fitness First is one of the world’s leading health and fitness companies. From a single club opening in Bournemouth in 1993, today we operate a high growth business with over 370 clubs in 16 countries and have 1 million members. Our purpose is clear: We are Fitness Leaders who inspire people to go further in life. Across the world we align 10,000 members of staff under this purpose, working to bring health and fitness into more people’s lives.

About Octane:

Octane Fitness, a Nautilus®, Inc. brand, has an impressive history of breakthroughs in the zero-impact cardiovascular category.  The company has perfected the elliptical machine, with features such as SmartStride® interactive ergonomics and MulitGrip and Converging Path handlebars. Octane introduced a new category with the xRide® recumbent elliptical, which burns more calories and uses more glutes than a recumbent bike. The unique LateralX® takes workouts in a new direction, with 10 varying planes of motion and greater hip abductor/adductor activity. The XT-One™ equips exercisers to walk, run, hike or climb – all on one machine with various challenges for better results. And the innovative Zero Runner® delivers zero-impact running by replicating natural running strides without stressful repetitive impact


Harsh Vardhan

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