How Much Does a Bowflex Cost?


Written by:  Howmuchisit.org Staff
Last Updated:  August 14, 2018

The Bowflex, a brand name for a series of at-home training equipment, is marketed by Nautilus, Inc., and Bowflex sells its products through its website and various retailers.

Bowflex at David Coffaro by star5112, on Flickr
Bowflex at David Coffaro” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  star5112

How much does a Bowflex cost?

Like any other home gym equipment, the price for Bowflex depends on the model you purchase, the condition and where it’s purchased from.  The price can range anywhere from $1,000 to over $3,000.  The Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym, for example, costs about $1,000 while the TreadClimber can retail for more than $3,000.  The Bowflex’s top products such as the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE and the Bowflex Revolution XP.  In reference to the company’s website, the cost for these particular models can range from $1,500 and $2,500. However, there are other Bowflex products that cost considerably low.  Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells, for example, costs around $600.  Refer to our table below to see what the most popular brands can cost.

WebMD says the average machine, depending on the model you choose, can cost anywhere from $650 to $2,000.

Model
Price Range
Blaze Home Gym 340000$750 to $1,100
MAX Trainer$999
PR1000$450 to $900
PR3000$780 to $1,300
Revolution Home Gym$2,200 to $3,400
Revolution XP$2,200 to $3,000
Sport$699 to $1,500
Treadclimber TC5000$2,200 to $3,400
XTL$1,200 to $1,500
Xtreme 2SE$1,400 to $2,400
Xtreme Home Gym$1,200 to $2,200



Bowflex overview

Even though the Bowflex machine was advertised on infomercials in the 1980s, you can now buy Bowflex equipment either at a local retailer, such as a sporting goods store, or online.  However, shopping locally can sometimes be a disadvantage since newer models are often not available.  The good thing, however, is that you can inspect the Bowflex equipment personally.  You can check out the machine and visually make sure it’s something you want. Not to mention that there are no shipping costs to think about.  The great thing about trying it out in person is that you can get a feel for it as well.  All Bowflex machines are not created equally.

Bowflex.com states that all machines are warranted to the original purchaser.  The limited warranties cover all defects in material or workmanship but do not cover commercial use or misuse by the consumer.

Depending on the model you purchase, Bowflex machines will work with one focus in mind — building muscle and gaining strength.  While the machine isn’t necessarily geared toward muscle heads, it’s more for those who want to achieve and maintain a general level of fitness.  The Power Rod technology uses a pulley/cable system, with resistance that will come from the flexible “rods” that extend near the machine.  As you use this pulley system and perform your reps, the moves will start easy and gradually become harder as the bow tension increases, keeping the resistance steady as you workout.  As you do more reps, the workout can gradually get harder.

What are the extra costs?

Setting up the equipment on your own can sometimes be rather difficult, and if you decide to hire a professional, you should be prepared to spend anywhere from $250 to $400.

If you order online, you may have to pay shipping fees, depending on the retailer you purchase from.

Accessories can be purchased for most machines such as the ab attachment, storage rack and/or resistant upgrade.  Each attachment, depending on which one you purchase, can cost $100 to $200.

Tips to know:

As with other machines, maintenance and cleaning of Bowflex equipment are a must.  Always keep the machine clean, especially if you sweat a lot during exercise.

How can I save money?

Consider a refurbished or used (yet still durable) model.  Look at either eBay or Craigslist.  Work out equipment is one of the most common things that is purchased and then used very little, so buying one that is previously owned may be almost as good as getting it new.

Exercise equipment always goes on sale around Christmas and especially New Year’s Eve.  Look for special deals around this time.

The Bowflex is quite costly when compared other methods of working out.  Ask yourself what you want to get out of a workout routine and see if the Bowflex works for you and your budget.  If you’re on a strict budget, highly consider using free weights as there are many exercises you can replicate online without the use of a Bowflex machine.


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