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Unless you’ve been living in a cave you probably know all about the Bowflex, the machine that made a 50 year old grandmother fit enough to wear a bikini on national television - and look great while doing it. It was the perfect way to motivate women to purchase Bowflex machines. Many women did go out and get a Bowflex, and chances are some of them still swear by it.
But a lot of you are probably still wondering, is a Bowflex home gym the best choice for women?
Unfortunately there’s no one right answer to that question. It all depends on your goals and needs. Some women might decide against a piece of equipment that offers as much resistance as the Bowflex, simply because they don’t need it, at least not when they’re just getting started on a strength training program. But women who already lift heavy or share equipment with a partner that lifts heavy might find they require a heavy-duty machine that can satisfy the entire family’s needs.
Bowflex’s new and improved SpiraFlex machines
And if your decision wasn’t already hard enough, Nautilus (the makers of Bowflex) has come out with a new home gym machine that boasts an even more impressive resistance method.
The Bowflex Revolution uses circular plates that contain elastic straps. As the plates spin the straps tighten, creating resistance. This technology was first developed for use in space because free weights don’t work in zero gravity. The machines come equipped with interlocking plates that look like regular weight plates, but they weigh about 1/10th of the resistance they provide.
What it offers
- Over 100 exercises
- 220 lbs resistance (for $100 you can upgrade it to 300 lbs)
- A price of $2,800
- A 10-year warranty
The one great thing this brand has going for it is a no commitment trial period. Try any one of the Bowflex machines out for up to six weeks and if you still don’t like it you can call Bowflex and they’ll take it back providing it’s in original condition. All you’re out is shipping and handling.