ThoraxTrainer Nordic Ski Machine Now Available in the United States!

FasterSkierOctober 13, 2017

(Press release)

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (October 12, 2017) — BTE Fitness Group ( is excited to announce that they are the authorized distributor of the ThoraxTrainerTM Nordic ski machine in the United States.

What is the ThoraxTrainerTM?

ThoraxTrainerTM is the world’s most realistic indoor cross-country training machine.  Recent research conducted at Sweden’s Umeå University showed a correlation of 0.96 between the ThoraxTrainer™ and cross-country skiing. In other words, you can predict your performance on skis from your performance on the ThoraxTrainer™ with 96% accuracy.

Who developed the ThoraxTrainerTM?

ThoraxTrainerTM was developed in Europe for skiers by skiers.  ThoraxTrainer Ltd. was founded in 2008 by two passionate cross-country skiers, both with elite sports careers within triathlon and cross-country skiing. As a medical doctor and an engineer respectively, they used their knowledge of training and skiing to build the first ski ergometer in the world that realistically imitated Nordic skiing.

What are the benefits of the ThoraxTrainerTM?

Developed specifically to improve strength, endurance, core stability, technique and VO2-max the ThoraxTrainer™ offers highly efficient training that delivers significant results on your whole body with as little as three 10-minute workouts per week.  The ThoraxTrainer™ high cardiovascular impact will improve your VO2-max and endurance very quickly to an even higher degree than training on skis or rollerskis.  The ThoraxTrainer™ also has a high impact on your core muscles that will improve your skiing on snow in both the classical and skating techniques. Exercises with double and diagonal poling on one leg at a time will particularly have a huge impact on your core muscles and balance. This will improve your classical technique on the uphill and your skating on the flat and slight uphill.  The ThoraxTrainer™ computer enables you to evaluate your training and technique in detail, helping you to improve your performance in the ski track.


Who uses ThoraxTrainer™? 

ThoraxTrainer™ has been used for years by both professional and amateur skiers in Europe.  Recently, American cross-country skiers, as well as other athletes and fitness enthusiasts have also discovered the benefits of ThoraxTrainerTM.

“ThoraxTrainer™ gives me something extra that I cannot achieve on skis, roller skis or other training.  It has improved my skiing substantially, and ThoraxTrainer™ is an important key to my success.”

Seraina Boner

Pro skier, Team Gel Rossignol

“I tried a lot of ski-simulators. ThoraxTrainer™ is the best simulation of real movement on skis. This year is the first year I have incorporated ThoraxTrainer™ into my long-term preparation and initial tests show promising results in my performance level.”

Stanislav Řezáč

Cross-country skier, Czech Republic

“ThoraxTrainer™ gives me the final edge to my physical shape and is an important part of my comeback among the best in the IBU World Cup.”

Michael Rösch

Pro Biathlete, Germany

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