Bowflex Home Gym Review

Editor's Review: 3.4 / 5.0

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The Bowflex Home Gym is one of the most popular home gym systems used in the world today. The gym is based on a pulley system. Created by Nautilus Inc., the Bowflex Home Gym is part of a complete line of home and commercial gym equipment. The other pieces of equipment created by Nautilus include the StairMaster, Schwinn Fitness, Nautilus brand equipment, and Universal brand equipment.

List of Ingredients

The Bowflex home gym system comes with a diet and exercise guide to help the user progress toward their weight loss goals. Instructional DVDs are also provided for consumers.

Product Features

There are various versions or styles of the Bowflex home gym. All offer the use of Power Rod technology or SpiraFlex technology. Both technologies are trademarked by Bowflex. The Power Rod is a bendable shaft that provides pressure on the muscle. There are a total of six Bowflex home gyms available for home purchase. These are the Revolution, Revolution XP, Ultimate 2, Xtreme 2 SE, Xtreme SE, and the Blaze. The prices of these machines range from $899.00 to more than $2999.00. Each of the machines offers an extended warranty ranging from 5 years to 12 years.

The majority of the machines are offered as base machines with a variety of upgrades. The upgrades add to the price of the machine. Total weight resistance on the machines start at 200 lbs and can be extended up to 600 lbs for certain exercises.

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  • The warranty on the machine lasts from 5 to 12 years.
  • Each machine offers a minimum of 60 exercises.
  • Excellent customer support.
  • Free DVD offered to evaluate the product.


  • The machines are very expensive.
  • Shipping is expensive.
  • Assembly times range from 3 to 6 hours.
  • As with other exercise machines, you will only get benefits if you put in the time to use it.


The Power Rod technology utilizes both positive and negative resistance on the muscle allowing the user to work out for a shorter amount of time and garner the same results as a longer workout would. The main website does not offer before and after photos in combination with the testimonials, which is a letdown.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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