Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym is a great entry level home gym, offering 26+ different exercises for thorough, full-body workouts.

Bowflex PR1000 uses resistance rods varying from 5 to 210 pounds, keeping the total weight of the home gym very low, making it suitable for beginners and intermediate trainees, although advanced athletes can have a workout or two occasionally, if required.

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Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Features and Specifications

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym is compact and lightweight home gym exercise machine. When it arrives in must be assembled according to the 'Assembly/Owner's Manual'.

When assembled, Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym features physical dimensions of (L x W x H) 84 x 38 x 81 inches (~213 x 97 x 205 cm), and it requires workout area of at least 100 x 78 inches (~254 x 200 cm).

When stored, the unit folds, requiring less storage area.

Since it is resistance rod type home gym, Bowflex PR1000 is rather lightweight home gym weighing just 131 pounds (~59.4 kg).

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym is designed as 'single-seat' home gym - at one moment, only one trainee can use it for working out. But, since it is resistance rod home gym exercise machine, weights and exercises may be changed quickly, allowing two, sometimes even three trainees to use it simultaneously.

Bowflex PR1000 uses resistance rods with maximum 210 pounds of force and combined with 26+ exercises provide thorough full-body workouts for both beginners and intermediate athletes.

Maximum allowed user weight is 300 pounds (~136 kg) which is more than enough for most people.

Note: if you are used to weights, at first power rods will feel somewhat 'odd', but after just few reps one gets accustomed to the power rod resistance feeling. Also, resistance rods cannot be upgraded to 310 pounds.

Other Bowflex PR1000 important features include:

- Sliding Seat Rail adds aerobic rowing training for calorie-burning, cardiovascular warm-up and cool-down (also great for leg presses and seated leg extensions),

- Multi-use Hand-Grip/Ankle Cuffs designed to add flexibility and performance to any workout,

- Workout Placard displays workout descriptions for easy reference while you're exercising,

- Four-inch upholstered roller cushions for leg extension and leg curl,

- Horizontal bench press,

- Triple function hand grips for lat pull down,

- Folds for easy storage.

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym comes with one year frame warranty, five years rods warranty and 60 days warranty on the rest of the parts. Personally, warranty is acceptable, except for parts, so if possible/optional, get an extended warranty.

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym List of Exercises

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym offer 26+ exercises, including:

bowflex pr1000 2- Bench Press
- Decline Bench Press
- Incline Bench Press
- Seated Shoulder Press
- Front Shoulder Raise
- Crossover Seated Rear Delt Rows
- Scapular Retraction
- Narrow Pulldowns
- Stiff-Arm Pulldowns
- Seated Lat Rows
- Reverse Grip Pulldown
- Seated Low Back Extension
- Triceps Pushdown
- Triceps Extension
- Standing Biceps Curl
- Wrist Curl
- Seated (Resisted) Abdominal Crunch
- Trunk Rotation
- Leg Extension
- Calf Raise
- Seated Hip Adduction
- Seated Hip Abduction
- Leg Kickback
- Leg Press

This home gym machine is assembled more or less easily - it will take average person some 2 hours to complete it, just follow the manual. Some sites charge up to 200$ for assembling it - it is little bit too much.

Machine is well built and will last for long time, especially since it cannot be upgraded to 310 pounds rods. And 210 pounds rods are little bit too easy for almost anybody who works out regularly. If you need home gym for light workouts and similar - this home gym is for you.

When the unit arrives, be sure to read thoroughly 'Assembly/Owner's Manual' in order to get accustomed to your new home exercise machine, especially if you are going to assemble it by yourself.

Also, 'Assembly/Owner's Manual' explains how to properly execute the exercises, how to define workout goals, how to design training programs and it even features several workout programs, including 20 Minute Better Body Workout, Advanced General Conditioning, 20 Minute Upper/Lower Body, Body Building, Circuit Training, Anaerobic/Cardiovascular, True Aerobic Circuit Training, and Strength Training - more than enough for everyone.

Best Bowflex Home Gym Models

Bowflex manufactures several very similar home gym models, which differ in design, number of exercises, size, price etc.

The following table lists some of the most popular Bowflex home gym models:

Model Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Bowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym Bowflex Xceed Home Gym Bowflex Revolution Home Gym
Photo bowflex pr1000 table bowflex pr3000 table bowflex blaze table bowflex xtreme 2se table bowflex xceed table bowflex revolution table
Number of Exercises 26+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 65+ 100
Power Rod Resistance 210 pounds 210 pounds 210 pounds 210 pounds 210 pounds 210 pounds
(SpiraFlex)
Upgradable Power Rods Resistance No Up to 310 pounds Up to 410 pounds Up to 410 pounds  Up to 410 pounds  Up to 300 pounds
Quick Change System No Yes No Yes No Yes
Media Rack Yes No No No No No
Instructional Placard Yes Yes Yes No No No
Bench Press Horizontal Vertical Horizontal Vertical Vertical  Vertical 
Leg Curl/Extension Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Squat Bar No No Yes Yes Yes No
Foldable Design Yes No Yes No No Yes
Aerobic Rowing Yes No Yes No No Yes
Maximum User Weight 300 pounds
(136 kg)
300 pounds
(136 kg) 
300 pounds
(136 kg) 
300 pounds
(136 kg) 
300 pounds
(136 kg) 
300 pounds
(136 kg) 
Assembled Weight 131 pounds
59.4 kg
157 pounds
71 kg
195 pounds
88 kg
185 pounds
84 kg
157 pounds
71 kg
336 pounds
153 kg
Assembled Dimensions
(L x W x H)
84 x 38 x 81 inches
213 x 97 x 205 cm
64 x 41 x 83 inches
163 x 104 x 211 cm
90 x 38 x 83 inches
229 x 97 x 211 cm
53 x 49 x 83.25 inches
135 x 124 x 211 cm
53 x 49 x 82 inches
135 x 124 x 208 cm
112 x 38 x 73 inches
284 x 97 x 185 cm
Amazon Link Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym Bowflex Xceed Home Gym Bowflex Revolution Home Gym

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As one can see Bowflex PR1000 is an entry level model, offering wide range of exercises (26+) for rather lightweight home gym (131 pounds, 59.4 kg). Its main issue is that its resistance rods cannot be upgraded from 210 pounds to 310 pounds - but for most beginners, 210 pounds is more than enough for thorough workout.

Also, Bowflex PR1000 is very affordable home gym exercise machine for everybody wanting to increase strength and stamina at the privacy of home.


Long Story Short: Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym is an entry level, resistance rods home gym exercise machine. It is lightweight and compact unit, allowing the beginers and intermediate athletes to workout in the privacy of their homes.

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