Bowflex was a company which originally only dealt with gym and bodybuilding equipment. However, later, the company decided to join a market of heavy competition and started producing treadmill machines. The treadmills Bowflex produces fit in the mid-range to high-end class of these machines. Thus, these are very high quality products which earned their rightful place in the world of treadmill devices.
The prices of these treadmills range anywhere from $1,100 up to $1,500. Three major series of treadmills make this company stand out from the crowd. Namely these are the 3, 5 and 7 series.
Bowflex Treadmill Machines
A common set of features with all Bowflex Treadmills consists of the SoftDrop technology, allowing you to fold the treadmill practically and move it around with more ease, the Strike Zone feature which stands for a well-known suspension system, making your running far more productive and the grip heart rate monitor, being an irreplaceable part on any device of this type. Even though some users claim that these treadmills, weighing about 300lbs are not so easy to be moved about, others are more than satisfied with the SoftDrop feature.
The lowest the number is, the cheaper the treadmill is, at least in Bowflex. Thus, the most affordable model from the series is the number 3. Aesthetically pleasing, this machine can provide you with proper exercise if you desire to run every once in a while. Yet, for a more serious runner, the motor will fail to meet expectations, being too small. Additionally, a single treadbelt, being present with this model, is hardly enough to withstand frequent, vigorous trainings. Nevertheless, the number 3 is light, weighing only 275lbs, rigged with 6 different workout programs including manual mode, cardio, running, fat burning, hill intervals and speed interval jogging.
Bowflex series 5 is equipped with a stronger motor, surpassing its little brother. On the other hand, with this model, you will have to face a single treadbelt again. Still, you get additional exercise programs, 12 of them, including heart rate control and user defined features. Also, this variant contains a fan which will keep you cool and comfortable during your workouts. Not so durable, with a strong, but still not strong enough engine, this device may lose the battle with the competition in this price range.
Finally, we reach the top of the offer, with the professional treadmill from series 7. This treadmill is rigged with a great, strong motor, a 2-ply treadbelt and 15 workout programs, including 5K run with 12 intervals, heart strength recovery test, calorie goal, distance goal, two customizable programs etc.
This treadmill is the very best of the three offered, being a professional machine for those who take running seriously. With 10 years of warranty on the motor and 2 years on the machine itself, these treadmills may be all you need for your home gym.