Last Updated on December 19, 2020 by TFM Staff
Home Gym Overview:
With the Bowflex Blaze home gym, you can perform over 60 gym quality resistance-based exercises in the comfort of your own home. This compact home gym utilizes the innovative Power rod® resistance system that can only be found on Bowflex machines. This resistance system provides an ultra smooth and fluid movement that is easy on the joints. It also provides resistance during every part of the exercise movement, just like you would get with free weights.
This home gym machine will get you the full body workout that you’re looking for. With the mid level pulleys you can perform numerous chest exercises or an aerobic row with the sliding seat. You can also work your deltoids, shoulders and arms. The upper pulleys allow you to work your lats, back and shoulders. And for the full body workout, you can use the leg extension/curl to work your quads and hamstrings. You can also use the mid level pulleys to perform squats. When you buy the Bowflex Blaze, you may as well cancel the gym membership because you can get it all down on this machine.
- Length: 90”
- Width: 38”
- Height: 83”
- Over 60 exercises to work out your entire body in one compact unit.
- Power Rod® units give you resistance, or weight, that feels as good as or better than free weights but without the inertia or risk of joint pain.
- 210 lbs of resistance is upgradable to 310 lbs or 410 lbs.
- Multiple cable/pulley positions enable custom workouts.
- Lat tower with angled lat bar helps build back and shoulder muscles quickly.
- Lower pulley/squat station enables you to do squats and build your glutes, hamstrings and quads.
- Leg extension/leg curl attachment helps develop strong, muscular legs.
- Sliding seat rail adds aerobic rowing training for calories burning, cardiovascular warm up and cool down.
- Triple function hand grip/ankle cuffs are designed to add flexibility and performance to any workout.
- Machine: 5 year
- Rods: Lifetime
- Parts: 60 days
- Warranty applies to defects in materials and workmanship for the original owner only. Does not apply to normal wear and tear.
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, may provide free shipping.
The Bowflex Blaze Home Gym is easy to assembly. The instructions are illustrated and clear enough to follow. The packing provides you with Allen wrenches, but you’ll still need an adjustable wrench and a couple screwdrivers to get the job done. The assembly process should only take you 2-3 hours to compete.
What We Love About the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym:
The Bowflex Blaze Home Gym comes in at about the same price as the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym, but we think your options are superior on the Blaze. For starters Bowflex markets this home gym with more exercise options at 60+. A big design difference is the bench, which provides a sliding seat for performing rows. Another major difference and probably the biggest decision maker in our opinion is that the Blaze Home Gym provides resistance upgrades to 310 and 410 lbs. That’s something won’t find on the PR3000 or PR1000 Home Gyms. Finally, the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym provides a little bit better warranty than you’ll find on other machines in this price range. These are all reasons that we prefer the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym in this price point.
What Isn’t So Great:
If you’ve read any of our other Bowflex reviews you probably knew this was coming. When you’re making an investment in a home gym, you want to make sure you’re going to have a good product for a long time. While the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym is a great product, you will need to spend money to keep it that way. Over time the Resistance Rod® system is going to need to be replaced. In two or three years, you’ll notice that the resistance is getting easier. Yes, you’re probably getting in better shape as well, but with the constant bending, these rods are going to lose resistance. While there is a lifetime warranty on the rods, it does not cover normal wear and tear.
Final Word on the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym:
There are a lot of home gym options in this price range. You can find excellent gyms that utilize weight stacks or free weights, but if you’ve read this review you’re probably interested in the Bowflex Resistance Rod® system. If that’s the case, for the price, the Bowflex Blaze is our choice. You get a great design and tons of exercise options. Its only real downfall is something that you can’t avoid on a Bowflex machine. If you’re still up in the air on the resistance system that you want in your home gym, check out our reviews of the Powerline BSG10X Home Gym or the Marcy Combo Smith Machine.