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The ProForm Body Blitz is a basic body weight resistance trainer with cardio benefits. As a sort of gravity gym, it lets you work against your own bodyweight instead of metal weights, bands or other strength training accessories. Squats, lunges, calf raises and more than a dozen other exercises are possible, and you can choose from different levels of body weight resistance. A moving up/down platform helps you move fluidly for an effective cardiovascular workout.
Training guidance is provided on a DVD and with an illustrated chart of Body Blitz exercises. A second DVD provides a meal plan and general guidance about calories and nutrition for a fit body.
The Blitz takes just 54” x 29” of floor space. It folds flat for easy storage under a sofa or bed.
Typical online sale prices for the ProForm Body Blitz range from $299 to $399. A short warranty is included. Although this gym isn’t very robust, it’s one of the best options for the price.
|Model||ProForm Body Blitz Lift System|
|Max. Weight||% of bodyweight|
|User Weight||300 lbs|
|Workout Area||54”L x 29”W|
|Warranty||Frame: 1 year|
Parts & Labor: 90 days
Rating: 71.50/100. The ProForm Body Blitz is a $299 home gym. It’s the only trainer of its kind in the ProForm Strength Series, and we haven’t seen anything similar from competitors. The Blitz is a unique type of body weight gym: It uses fulcrum points and your own weight for resistance training, whereas traditional gyms use weight stacks. You can choose from multiple resistance levels for more than 15 exercises such as calf lifts, lunges, squats and deadlifts. Additionally the Blitz is a sort of cross trainer: The exercises are accomplished as you stand on a platform that springs up and down, helping you move smoothly for a cardio workout along with strength training and stretching.
ProForm ships an illustrated guide and a DVD showing how to make the most of the unit. The exercise DVD has a 10-minute workout with push exercises, a 10-minute workout with pull exercises, and a 20-minute combination routine.
This versatile resistance trainer is collapsible for storage. It’s streamlined enough to be stashed under a bed or sofa.
- Low price
- Takes up very little space
- Helps you combine strength exercises with cardio
- Five resistance settings
- Supports 15+ exercises
- Instructional DVD
- Operates quietly
- Cord-free; can be placed anywhere
- Hand grips rotate for comfort
- Easy to assemble
- Short warranty on parts and labor
- Some components are plastic
- Does not track reps or estimate calorie burn
- Supports fewer exercises than home gyms over $500
The ProForm Body Blitz is an easy-to-store resistance trainer that helps rev up your heart rate. Here are details about its features, DVD workout programs and residential warranty.
Home Gym Workouts
The Body Blitz exercise chart shows how to perform these and other exercises:
- Bicep curls
- Calf raise
- Chest press
- Lat pulldown
- Overhead press
- Revere chin-up
- Upright row
A Body Blitz DVD is included with three workouts:
- 10-minute routine focused on push exercises
- 10-minute routine focused on pull exercises
- 20-minute routine combining push and pull workouts
After you learn from the DVD, you’ll likely create your own routines to focus on specific muscle groups.
ProForm Body Blitz Features
Designed to fit any home, the ProForm Body Blitz is just 54” long and 29” wide.
The Blitz is sturdy for users up to 300 pounds. It weighs about 95 pounds. It’s made in China and mixes metal with plastic components.
An up-down metal plate supports your body as you push or pull two metal bars.
The bars have adjustable height and adjustable resistance.
Grips on the bars rotate for comfort as you move.
A meal plan DVD is included along with an exercise DVD and workout chart.
The unit collapses for storage. It folds to just a few inches high.
Warranty & Guarantee
ProForm sells the Body Blitz home gym with a one-year frame warranty and 90-day parts and labor warranty.
ProForm’s Body Blitz is impressive for a low-priced made-in-China product. It’s versatile and effective, working as advertised. On sale for $299 it’s a fair deal despite the short warranty.
Good to know: Resistance gyms over $500 support many more exercises and tend to have longer warranties. One to check out is the Total Gym Supreme ($529).