Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Nautilus R514 offers a rare combination of quality construction, unique features and affordability from a trusted brand. It’s our Recumbent Bike Best Buy for 2010. The R514 features a biomechanically-correct design, extra comfort features, enhanced programming, and an integrated Polar heart rate monitoring system. Recumbent bikes are designed to ease strain on the back […]

The Bowflex Series 3 Treadmill is an affordable alternative to the highly regarded Series 7, considered one of the best home treadmills for the price by Consumer Reports and many other respected authorities. Bowflex folding treadmills are robust and reliable and you can’t go wrong with any of the three available models — the Series […]

This is our first look at the Bowflex Revolution series. The FT is the most affordable Revolution model but does not include a bench unless purchased separately. This may be perceived as a positive or a negative, depending on your needs. Some believe a built-in bench on a home gym just gets in the way. […]

The Bowflex PR3000 is similar to the popular PR1000 model but accommodates more exercises and adds the ability to upgrade weight resistance from 210 to 310 pounds. Like the PR1000 it uses Power Rod technology (see video below) as opposed to the SpriaFlex mechanics featured in higher end Bowflex gyms. In general, these systems offer […]

With the wide array of adjustable dumbbells on the market choosing the best set for your needs can be a confusing process. Each of the major manufacturer’s offerings has unique features, pros and cons. The Ironmaster Quick Lock Adjustable Dumbbells are 100% metal providing a more gym quality look and feel than other popular adjustable […]

This review continues our recent trend of spotlighting exercise machines from trusted manufacturers that give the highest return on investment, without extra components that you may not want or need. This mid-range system offers great value for the dollar, plus added versatility not usually seen in home gyms in this price range. The Bowflex PR1000 […]

We’ve covered Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells extensively in the past but wanted to briefly make readers aware of the Newest version of Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells.  In addition to an updated design Bowflex has greatly increased the strength and durability of the dumbbells and added new aluminum alloy and polymeric safety tabs. As with the previous […]

The Ultimate 2 is the best-selling  and most complete Bowflex home gym available. It’s also the most expensive — but you get what you pay for. This is a total-body solution that delivers everything you could possibly imagine in a home fitness system. One of the criticisms of Power Rod Resistance technology is the need […]

Bowflex is one of the best-known fitness brands, producing a wide array of strength and cardiovascular exercise equipment featuring innovative, space saving technology. Owned by Nautilus Inc., who also manufactures equipment for Schwinn Exercise, Stairmaster and Pearl Izumi, Bowflex has grown into an industry juggernaut with millions of new satisfied home users each year. This […]

If you’ve shied away from Bowflex home gyms because of the high priced club-quality models, the Bowflex Blaze may be worth a look. The Blaze is essentially the same as the discontinued Sport model with a few cosmetic upgrades. This stripped down base model is the most economical home gym Bowflex has to offer. At […]