Maxi Rider

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The Maxi Rider is an at-home exercise machine that involves both rowing and cycling. While you're using it, you may feel as if you're using a stationary rowing machine and an exercise bike at the same time. The machine has been designed to enable you to work your upper body, your lower body and your core, all at the same time, while burning calories and strengthening your muscles simultaneously. However, you will have the choice of dropping one movement in order to focus on just the upper or lower body.

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Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of Maxi Rider is $418.80 and the shipping is FREE!

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to Maxi Rider being discontinued. Maxi Rider may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page which was taken offline due to Maxi Rider being discontinued. Maxi Rider may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.

How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Assemble Machine

    To start using your Maxi Rider, you'll need to assemble it first in the area of your choice, but fortunately, it comes with a handy assembly manual to guide you. After you've assembled it, be sure that it's resting securely on both the front and back parts of its base, so it won't tip over as you exercise.

  2. Select Seat Position

    Once you've determined that your machine is resting securely, if you want to do a workout that involves the upper body, you'll need to adjust the seat so it's in an upright position. On the other hand, if you want to focus on just your lower body to start, adjust the seat so it's in a more recumbent position. Consult your manual to see if there are any pins or other fasteners that need to be in place in order to stop the seat from jiggling or tipping as you use the machine.

  3. Choose Level of Resistance

    Next, follow your manual's precise instructions to select one of the eight levels of magnetic resistance that this machine offers. If you're not sure what level of resistance to choose, it's best to start with a lower level and work your way up, instead of starting with one that may be too hard for you.

  4. Mount Machine

    Finally, after customizing your machine for yourself, it'll be time to mount it. You must sit on the seat, hang onto the arm handles and place your feet on the pedals, with the pedal's straps positioned securely over your athletic shoes. If you're doing a full-body workout, your feet will be pedaling while you move your arms back and forth like you're rowing a boat. There is the option of dropping your arms to your sides if you're just pedaling to exercise your lower body.

  5. Slowly Dismount

    When you've exercised for 30 minutes (or as many minutes as you can comfortably handle), slowly stop moving your arms and legs and put your feet on the floor. Then you can carefully move one leg to the opposite side to dismount your machine.

How It Works

Some exercise machines only give you aerobic, cardiovascular exercise, so using them doesn't lead to much muscle development. Alternatively, lifting weights can lead to muscle development without an improvement in your cardiovascular fitness. When you use your Maxi Rider, though, you'll get both sides of the fitness coin. The rowing and cycling movements it offers will give you your cardiovascular workout, while the machine's magnetic resistance levels will enable you to use your body (instead of weights) as resistance. Meanwhile, all your actions will enable your body to burn fat and calories, which will naturally lead to a decrease in the size of any flabby areas you might have.


  • For Men and Women

    Since this machine is adjustable and customizable, adult men and women of almost any size will be able to use it comfortably. The weight limit is 330 pounds, a weight that most adults fall under. However, if you are larger than that, you could attempt to use the machine at your own risk—just keep in mind that some parts could break due to having to bear a heavy load.

  • Padded Seat

    Like many exercise machines, the Maxi Rider has a padded seat to enhance your comfort level. While sitting on a padded seat, you'll likely be able to tolerate using the machine for longer than you'd be able to on a rock-hard seat.

  • Only Need 30 Minutes

    If you use this machine, you'll only need 30 minutes of consistent work to activate your EPOC (excess post-oxygen consumption) levels. Once these levels are activated, you'll be able to continue to burn calories for up to a few hours after your workout, as your body works to restore your pre-workout oxygen levels. Of course, if you can't manage a 30-minute workout at the beginning of your time with this machine, any number of minutes is better than none.

  • Comes With Meal Plan, Routines

    It's not absolutely necessary that you use these, but each Maxi Rider comes with a meal plan and routines that you'll be able to download digitally. If you're struggling with your weight, the meal plan may help you out, and the routines may come in handy if you get bored with using just the standard rowing and cycling motions.

Positive Points

  • Can Work Out At Home

    If you don't want to travel to the gym or are embarrassed to work out in front of others, this is an ideal machine for you. You'll be able to use it in any room of your home in which you have enough space, and watch the television program of your choice as you exercise. For your safety, just remember to always have a pair of flat athletic shoes on during your workouts, as opposed to sandals, heels or socks on their own.

  • Don't Have To Stand

    Many exercise machines designed to be used at home require the user to stand, but with the Maxi Rider, you'll be able to sit the entire time. In fact, it's unsafe to use this machine if you're not sitting down on the seat. As a result, if you're fairly new to exercise or just prefer the security of sitting on a seat, you may enjoy this machine more than you would an elliptical, treadmill or stair climber.

Negative Points

  • Batteries Required

    This machine doesn't plug into a wall outlet, which means you'll need batteries to run it, but it doesn't appear that they're included with each machine. It seems as if you'll be responsible for obtaining its first set of batteries and any future replacements on your own.

  • May Not Fold Up

    Some at-home exercise machines will fold up, allowing them to take up less storage space and also enabling a user to carry them from room to room while they're at a more compact size. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as if this one will do so, so once assembled, it'll always take up at least a few feet of space. Plus, if you want to move it, you'll have to either take it apart or cart it to the new location at its maximum size.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Maxi Rider online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.

Wise Advice

Do not buy Maxi Rider online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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Posted: 22 Feb 2020 Yvonne - (Trenton, NJ)

Horrible Equipment

Whatever you do not purchase. There is no 30 days refund d you are being charged 120 dollars to return and the hassle it's not worth it.

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