Is a Bowflex Home Gym Worth
In todayís increasingly busy world, it gets harder and harder to find
time to head to the gym for an hour to workout. And donít forget the
commute time it takes to go to and from the gym. Though itís important
to stay in shape (or get in shape if youíre not already), working out
regularly at the gym can be a big time sucker. Thatís why home gyms such
as the various Bowflex models are quite popular.
But are they a good buy?
Bowflex, in particular, is quite expensive when it comes to home gyms.
The models with all the attachments you need to work out your legs as
well as your upper body cost $2,000 or more.
Itís true that Bowflex has a credit card you can apply for so you can
get your home gym financed and pay it off over several months, or even a
couple years, instead of all at once, but as with other credit card
offers, you have to worry about interest rates. If you have to finance
your Bowflex, youíll be paying much more in the long run than you would
if you bought it straight out.
An alternative is to check Craigslist or Ebay for used home gyms. You
can often find good deals this way, though you will probably have to
shop locally as most people wonít ship such a large piece of equipment.
A perk of doing a local pickup, however, is that you can get a Bowflex
that is fully assembled already. That way you donít have to spend the
hours initially to put the home gym together.
But letís get back to the real issue. You know you can buy one from the
company or find a used one online, but is a Bowflex worth the money?
Iíd like to give a yes or no answer, but honestly it will depend on you.
Iíve owned one Bowflex (and used it for several years with no problem),
and Iíve tried out other models from the company as well. As far as
parts and materials go, you do get a quality piece of equipment for your
money. The Bowflex is more expensive than other home gyms, but it has a
long track record of high quality units. If you buy a Bowflex, you know
youíll probably get a better, more durable piece of equipment than
something you pick up at Sears that happens to be on special.
However, the best home gym in the world isnít worth the money if youíre
not going to use it.
Thatís what you really need to ask yourself, whether youíre looking to
pick up a Bowflex or another piece of home fitness equipment. Will you
use it, or will it become a fancy clothes hanger stuck down in the
Just as with a gym membership, a Bowflex is only worth the money if you
will make use of it. If you are planning to use it regularly and you
have a track record of working out steadily, then yes you will get your
moneyís worth by purchasing a Bowflex. They last for years and you can
virtually do a whole body workout with this one machine.
TC Thorn is a freelance writer who specializes in fitness and home
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