The following text will focus on the product named Bowflex. This is a fitness machine made from plastic rods, which provide resistance and great strength training. It does not have weight plates like other fitness machines. Company behind this product is called Nautilus and it is a very popular company, which has great experience in the field. They make durable and quality gym machines, which is exactly what brought them the mentioned popularity.
This company will not remember the year 2004, when 102 000 Ultimate units and 680 000 Pro units were recalled due to problems they had, which caused many injuries among which are two very serious. Seat pin, which is used for immobilizing the seat, had a problem that caused sudden and violent shifting of the seat. The problem was repaired immediately by the Nautilus, which sent free repair kits to known customers and recalled all products made before the 2002, since they were the only ones with the seat pin problem. This is the only problem Nautilus had with their products. It is generally hard to have a problem with these machines since they are very sturdy and once they are placed in a wanted position, they are not moved. Remember the mentioned recall if you are considering buying the Power Pro gym machine. So, always ask when the machine was made and never buy a machine older then January 2004, since this is when the recall occurred. Machines made after this date are safe to use. Also, you can see if the pin has been repaired if you come across a machine made before this date. So if the problem of seat pin has been corrected, the machine will be safe to use. We advise you to get a unit made after the January 2004, but if you want to buy a product made before this date and if the pin has not been replaced, you can replace it with a repair kit. Seat pin is very important and it holds the machine in a proper position, which is crucial if you are in an inclined position. So do not buy a product of whose history you are not sure. Bench press and many other workouts involve a lot of force so if the seat collapses, serious injuries can occur. In order to avoid injuries it is best to spend a bit more money on the machine. Bowlfex Power Pro is a cheap but older model, which will surely be enough for you. If you are a more serious about your workout, there are newer models, such as Bowflex Revolution series, which are very expensive but monthly financing is available.