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For the third consecutive year, Minnesota Business magazine named Octane Fitness, LLC one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in its third annual list. Honoring small, mid-sized and large businesses in Minnesota that set the standard for employee well-being, the awards celebrate each company’s leadership, benefits, work environment, innovative training programs and most satisfied employees.
“Our employees definitely recognize that there is something special about Octane Fitness; we are a family connected by a drive to excel and a passion for what we do,” said Dennis Lee, president and CEO of Octane Fitness. “We are honored to be among great companies in receiving this award and are fueled to continue raising the bar.”
An independent research firm utilized various techniques, including an anonymous online questionnaire filled out by company employees, to identify companies that excel in work environment, employee benefits and overall employee happiness. The 2014 “100 Best” will be recognized during a June 5 ceremony at the St. Paul RiverCentre and will be listed in the June issue of Minnesota Business magazine.
Founded in 2001 in Brooklyn Park, by Lee and Tim Porth, Octane Fitness makes premium zero-impact cardiovascular machines for homes and health clubs worldwide. It has revolutionized the standing elliptical, created a new exercise category with its xRide recumbent elliptical, combined cardio and strength with CROSS CiRCUIT, perfected workouts in a new direction with the LateralX, and now has redesigned its ellipticals with the ability to connect to an iPad® with its new SmartLink app. Products are sold through direct sales, at authorized specialty fitness retail stores in North America and through a global distributor network.
Highly regarded for their unmatched innovations, Octane’s products have earned 70 Best Buy awards from leading consumer and trade publications since 2003. Lee and Porth also won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award in the consumer products category in the Minnesota/Dakotas region.
Today, the company has 58 employees in Brooklyn Park, with international offices in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Octane Fitness Background
Relentlessly fueled to reinvent zero-impact cardiovascular exercise, Octane Fitness has perfected the elliptical machine, 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® 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 domination.