Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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The Bowflex company is a trusted name in fitness equipment. The Power Rod technology used on Bowflex home gyms greatly reduces the weight of the equipment and makes moving from one workout to the next simple and fast. Power Rods bend to provide tension instead of actual weight. When more rods are engaged, there is more tension and vice versa. The only problem with Bowflex is the price. Many home gyms by Bowflex retail for more than $1,000. The Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym is a lighter model at only 144 pounds, but it provides the same 210 pounds of tension other, larger and heavier Bowflex models provide. The PR1000 is priced less than $500.

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Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym.

Product Features

There are generally two types of Bowflex home gym. The first requires the user to sit upright to perform exercises. The other comes with a full bench, increasing the range of movement for some exercises. The Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym comes with a full bench. The back pad on the seat easily removes so the user can utilize the rowing function on the machine. This transforms the Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym from a weight-training machine to a cardio machine. With a 60 day warranty on parts, one year warranty on the frame and five year warranty on the Power Rods, the consumer can rest assured the Bowflex machine is sturdy.

Despite the long list of positives, there are a few letdowns with the PR1000. It unit weighs less than most Bowflex home gyms, but it also takes up a lot of space. The minimum area for workouts is 100 inches by 78 inches or about 6

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Editor: Paul Blake

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One User Review about Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

  • 1

    Bought one of these “open box”. Has all the parts except “rubber pad” (#38). Can’t find. Can anyone tell me what this is supposed to do or look like. Will it’s absence be a problem. One reviewer says it prevents the hex head bolt from going thru to attach the rail to the tower. Help!!