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Bowflex PR1000 Review

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Nautilus has a great reputation when it comes to exercise equipment, evident on the Bowflex PR1000 home gym.

Utilizing Bowflex’s Power Rod technology, the Bowflex PR1000 home gym provides a plethora of weight resistance options taking you from lifting 5 pounds all the way up to 210 pounds.

Four different Power Rod units can be added to the cable pulley system to help you lift your starting weight and increase over time until your reach your maximum strength in all areas of your body.

Learn more about the Bowflex PR1000 home gym, rated 67.8, below…


Model Bowflex PR1000

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There are a few different types of Home Gyms. There are weight stack, power rod and body weight.

Power Rods
Max. Weight

Home Gym Max Weight is the maximum amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that can be lifted on the machine.

210 lbs

Home Gym exercises is the number of exercises you can do on the machine.


The seat on a Home Gym can be adjustable, padded, or detached.

Bench (Adjustable)
User Weight

Home Gym User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this Home Gym will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Length: 84"
Width: 38"
Height: 81"
Workout Area

Home Gym Workout Area is the amount of space needed to use the Home Gym (Length x Width)

100" x 78" (L x W)

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do leg workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has abdominal workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do arm curls or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do pulldown workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do rows or not.


Many Home Gyms have optional accessories you can purchase separately.

- 310 lb Rod Upgrade
- Bowflex Body Plan

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Power Rods: 5 Years
Frame: 1 Year
Parts: 60 Days

Rating: 68.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 68.7/100. Strengthen your muscles and add a bit of cardio training to the mix with over 30 strength exercises and a built-in rowing station. Power Rod resistance resembles style of traditional weight training, but without the inertia or risk of joint pain.


  • Features patented Power Rod resistance
  • Folding option makes trainer very compact
  • Versatile home gym also features aerobic exercises
  • 30+ exercises available for your workout
  • 310 lb. Power Rod upgrade available
  • Bowflex Body Plan helps you get the most out of your workout


  • Only one year coverage on frame
  • Cannot upgrade to 310 lb. power rod
  • A couple customer complaints about misleading weight readings


The Bowflex PR1000 home gym not only strengthens muscles in your arms, chest, back shoulders and lower body; it also includes a rowing machine rail that helps you get your heart rate up to your target level during cardiovascular workouts.

Many home gyms totally rely on strength building while ignoring the aerobic side of fitness, but the Bowflex PR1000 home gym has you covered on both accounts.


Bowflex’s PR1000 home gym comes with over 30 strength building exercises toning and sculpting upper body, lower body and abdominal muscles.

Variety is the “spice of life” and many of these exercises can be combined together or problem areas worked on specifically each day.

Whether you are working on your upper body, using stiff-arm pulldowns and tricep extensions, or using calf raises and leg presses to build muscular legs for your next race — the Bowflex PR1000 home gym programs has it all.

Bowflex PR1000 Features

The best feature of the Bowflex PR1000 home gym is the folding option that allows you to store your equipment in a small space, particularly if you don’t have much room in your house or apartment.

The Bowflex PR1000 home gym also gives you a lot of flexibility to your routines with multiuse hand-grip/ankle cuffs, 4-inch upholstered roller cushions and horizontal bench press.

The PR1000 utilizes Bowflex’s patented Power Rods, which provide resistance, or weight, that feels as good as or better than free weights — but without the inertia or risk of joint pain usually associated with free weights.

The Power Rod technology is precisely manufactured from a high-tech composite material under the highest quality control measures, then sheathed and tested four separate times to ensure quality and durability.

Bowflex likes to demonstrate their confidence in the trainer by backing the Power Rods for five years (more warranty info, below).

Warranty & Guarantee

The Bowflex PR1000 home gym warranty and guarantee includes:

– Power Rods: 5 Years
– Frame: 1 Year
– Parts: 60 Days

Get all the details at Or dial (800) 667-1689.


The Bowflex PR1000 home gym is a moderately priced trainer that provides you with all of the tools needed to recover from injury, burn calories, build muscle for competition or simply keep you in shape.

Still not sure? Compare the Bowflex PR1000 to other Bowflex home gyms.

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