Bowflex PR1000 Review – Is This An Affordable Home Gym?

Everybody wants to keep fit, but when it comes to including the gym in our schedules, the ‘everybody’ thing fades. Demanding family and work responsibilities make people allocate little and at times no time for physical exercise and gym sessions.

It’s not even just about getting to the gym, it’s the talk of long queues of sweaty clients. Do they frustrate you? Well, time is here to consider keeping fit at home. Thanks to technology! We have an outstanding home gym which we will discuss in this Bowflex Pr1000 review.

The Bowflex PR1000 is one of the most famous exercise machines. It not only strengthens muscles in the lower body, back shoulders, arms, and chest, but also comes with a rowing machine rail which ups the heart rate during cardiovascular workouts.

A lot of people are investing in this home gym machine because of its features that efficiently lets you work on key muscles in your body.

The exercises include;

  • Hip abduction
  • Calf raise
  • Capular retraction
  • Shoulder press and raise
  • Bench presses horizontal, decline and incline
  • Low back extension
  • Wrist curls
  • Biceps


Bowflex PR10001. Power Rod

This gives a smooth tension that is consistent throughout the entire exercise. One feels the resistance upon pushing, pulling and when releasing the movement

2. Pulleys

The upper pulley lets you focus on lats, deltoids, and shoulders. The lower pulley works in hand with leg extension to give a full body workout by rounding it all out

3. Upholstered roller cushions

This is for leg extensions and leg curls comfortable, thereby reducing injury risks.

4. Allows over 30 exercises which include cardiovascular training and strength training.

5. Slide seat rail

6. The seat rail helps in burning calories, cooling down and warming up. It adds aerobic rowing training.

7. Hand grip and ankle cuffs which are designed to improve performance and add flexibility


A major concern by the users has been that the maximum resistance level of this machine (210 pounds) is not enough. Serious bodybuilders feel they need more as this one cannot rely on intense training exercises.

The machine does not have an instructional DVD and this has raised an alarm especially from those people who are reviewing it online.


The Bowflex PR1000 is one compact unit that lets you work out your body with more than 30 exercise. It is too expensive and almost impractical for one to have a full set of gym equipment at home, but by having a Bowflex PR 1000, you have something in everything that a gym provides.

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