Stamina Bioflex Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Stamina Products, Inc. is a fitness equipment founded in 1987. Throughout the years, Stamina has expanded from traditional marketing to television shopping networks, ecommerce retailers, catalogs and mass merchandising. The original Stamina home gym was the American Gladiator. Other products include the AeroPilates Performer, Body Dome, Gyrotonic Transformer and the Stamina Bioflex.

Stamina has even partnered with brands including Body by Jake, Cosmopolitan, Denise Austin and Tony Little. The majority of the products offered by Stamina are available on the official website. Others are available on third party ecommerce sites such as Amazon.com

List of Ingredients

Home gym available in two models, the Stamina Bioflex 1700 and the Stamina Bioflex 2200.

Product Features

The Stamina Bioflex is a home gym similar to the Bowflex. The machines generate resistance by using a system of resistance bands and pulleys. The resistance bands are adjustable and available in different degrees of difficulty. Available exercises include chest press, lat pull down, squat, bicep curl, tricep pushdown and leg developer.

Stamina does not give any indication on how the resistance bands compare to weight. This is important. Providing detailed information regarding resistance helps the dieter gauge whether or not they are indeed getting stronger. Something we found strange was Stamina Bioflex does not offer guidance regarding weight restrictions. A product should always provide this type of information, especially if the dieter is heavier than the recommended weight.

The Stamina Bioflex is a space saver. Even though the height is more than 7 feet, the length and width equal 4 feet and 3 feet, respectively. The small size of the Stamina Bioflex enables it to fit in most household room with ample space to move. Assembly is minimal. This allows users to attach a few pieces and begin their workouts within an hour.

We like the price of the Stamina Bioflex. We found the product on the official website starting at $600. Compared to the Bowflex, the Stamina Bioflex is $1,000 cheaper.

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Advantages

  • Space saving design.
  • Cost effective.
  • Available on the official website.
  • Adjustable seats designed to accommodate all heights.
  • Minimal assembly required.

Disadvantages

  • No cardiovascular exercises.
  • No recommended weight user weight requirements.
  • No resistance band upgrades available.

Conclusion

We like products designed as a cost-effective alternative to name brand products. By purchasing the Stamina Bioflex, dieter’s save more than $1,000 versus similar products such as Bowflex. We found the $600 to $700 price point reasonable considering the exercises available. We didn’t like fact the Stamina Bioflex is not equipped with a cardiovascular stations like select Bowflex models. In order to maximize weight loss, an exercise plan should encompass weight training and aerobic exercises.

Dieters potentially strapped for time will find the quick change resistance convenient. The downtime between exercises is minimal. Dieters will also appreciate the space saving design as well as the light weight of the Stamina Bioflex. Both models weight slightly more than 100 lbs and only take up approximately 4 feet by 4 feet.

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