Balance Fitness featured product - the LateralX Machine from OctaneThe Octane LateralX was named Best Elliptical from Health Club Industry at the 2012 Club Industry Show.

The new LateralX elliptical is a complete reinvention of cross training, exclusively from Octane Fitness. The LateralX gives you the option to move up and down, forward and back and side to side.

Lateral Motion – active side-to-side motion that increases caloric expenditure by 27% and engages more lower body muscles. Burn more calories and increase activity 30% in the hip abductor/adductor muscles.

Stepping Motion – an additional movement option that simulates a stepping movement for greater variety and recovery period.


It is important to use the legs in all planes of movement. Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, etc. all work our bodies in forward and back directions. Lateral movement is equally important. They assist performance in sports by increasing dynamic balance and facilitating quick movements. They also increase the flexibility of your legs by training the inner and outer thighs.