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BodyBoss 2.0 Review

Features

The BodyBoss 2.0 is a gym that anyone can take anywhere anytime. Now in 125,000 homes in 62 countries, the portable resistance training system with complete customization abilities affords users hundreds of different exercises all quite easily. Complete with instructional manuals and visuals, the entire workout kit comes complete with a carrying bag and can be taken with users on vacation or long work trips. Whether squatting in the kitchen or shoulder pressing in the office at lunch, the concept of BodyBoss 2.0 was born from the fact that not enough people are getting exercise time in their lives which are spent on the go.

The seven-piece system fits entirely into a durable workout bag and includes the fold-up VectorFit Base, collapsible workout bar, one set of two handles, one set of two wrist/ankle straps, one set of two custom cloth resistance bands, and one door anchor with ring. The VectorFit Base unfolded dimensions are 34-inches x 20-inches x 1-inches, but when folded for transport it measures only 17-inches x 20-inches x 2-inches. The 42-inch workout bar weighs 15 pounds and also transports easily. Each resistance band provides up to 30 pounds of resistance at its normal length, but by shortening the pieces, they can be propelled up to the 70-80-pound level per band. Simple enough to figure out, the shorter the band, the more resistance offered. Stress tested from each anchor point to withstand up to 500 pounds of force, the durable material can take a beating. And that’s a good thing as the VectorFit Base is built with strap hooks so that one can stand upon it perfectly balanced and perform any kind of resistance movement with the bar and bands. Irrespective of the user’s height and weight, the system can generate sufficient burn to the body through the one-size-fits-all approach. Part of the 1loop technology family of smart fitness products, customers can participate in online coaching programs and numerous workout strategies by way of the support. Consistently ranked as a top home gym by Amazon, the BodyBoss 2.0 system is also a top seller in brick-and-mortar outlets as well.

Pros

Self-contained and portable unit
More than 300 exercises possible
Unlimited number of work-outs possible

Cons

A little pricey up front
Requires some assembly
Requires space to perform the movements

Working out with The Boss

Purchase comes with a free three-week program which helps explain the 300-plus exercises offered and how to combine them for a personalized program. A typical leg day could feature the user standing on the collapsible workout board with bands hooked to the bar and board. Sets of squats, lunges, leg extensions, deadlifts, thrusters, and Good Mornings, can incorporate any number of repetitions at any level of resistance. Upper body days can incorporate any number of bicep curl variations, triceps extensions or pulldowns, presses of any kind, as well as rows. Cardio work can include resistance-style boxing drills, resistance-style push-ups, mountain climbers, and any kind of ab twists.

An attractive piece, the unit comes in either green, pink, or brown. Customer reviews rave about how the BodyBoss 2.0 was a game-changer during the Covid-19 quarantine when gyms were closed around the world. The fact that it’s perfectly transportable means it’s as vacation-friendly as family-oriented. Users of any size, age, or gender can partner together for group work, without the struggle of re-racking weight plates and shifting barbells.

The BodyBoss system comes complete with its own proprietary smart app, 1 Loop RepLoops. With a simple, one-tap set-up, the RepLoops system goes to work attached to a smartphone. The sensors can sense when their attached to resistance bands and allow for workout performance tracking and progress. Optical sensors and motion accelerometers work together to automatically control the force experience. Sold separately, the RepLoops feature a dual USB charging port and Bluetooth wireless.

Other potential add-ons to the BodyBoss system include extra bands, the Boss Ab Wheel, and added ankle straps.

Our Assessment

At $199, the BodyBoss 2.0 might seem a bit pricey, but frankly it’s a genuine whiz bang of a system with high quality parts that fold easily into a neat little bag. Sure, you could buy comparable products separately and store them in a closet. But let’s face it, that’s probably where they’d remain. Easy to pack and take on vacation or trips, this system makes a lot of sense for people who don’t have time for a gym and still want the burn of resistance training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need an Internet connection for this?
A: No. Just get out the bag and go.
Q: Will I need a spotter for these exercises?
A: Not really, since there are no free-weights involved.
Q: How do I adjust resistance levels?
A: Shortening and lengthening the bands changes the resistance levels.

Rating: 93%

Specifications

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Other

Overall Rating

93 %

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