Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Bowflex E116 BXE116 Elliptical Trainer, Review

Bowflex E116 BXE116 Elliptical Trainer, with 30 lb flywheel, 22" stride length, Switch Select cushioning system, up to 10% incline, 20 magnetic resistance levels, 9 programs
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The Bowflex E116 BXE116 Elliptical Trainer is a high performing elliptical machine similar to the Bowflex’s top-of-the-range E216 but with a slightly lighter flywheel at 30 lbs (instead of 35 lbs) and not quite as many resistance levels and programs as the E216 (20 resistance levels instead of 25 and 9 programs instead of 11).

Like the E216, the Bowflex E116 is sturdily built and designed with ergonomic comforts and some high-end features to keep your workouts motivating.

The Bowflex E116 Elliptical Trainer utilizes a 30 lb flywheel and magnetic resistance for smooth and quiet operation.  There are 20 resistance levels to keep you challenged, 9 programs to choose from to keep your workouts varied, and up to 10% motorized incline to activate more muscle groups.

The Bowflex E116 Elliptical Trainer offers a 22” stride length (precision path) and features Switch Select Cushioning System on the pedals which provides low-impact cushioning along with adjustable pedal tilt for comfortable positioning and best ergonomics.

Burn Rate Console on Bowflex E116 BXE116 Elliptical Trainer. Bluetooth compatible, 4 user profiles, 7.5" LED color backlit display
Burn Rate Console
The Bowflex E116 BXE116 Elliptical Trainer comes with a premium Burn Rate Console that’s easy to use and easy to view.  It features a large 7.5” LED color backlit screen which displays motivating workout stats including time, speed, distance, calories (the Burn Rate console allows you to see total calories burned every minute) and heart rate (heart rate is measured via built-in pulse sensors or via a wireless chest strap).

The console allows for up to 4 user profiles so 4 different people can use the elliptical machine on a regular basis and keep track of their workout stats.  In addition, the console is Bluetooth compatible so you can sync it with the Bowflex Free Results Series App for online fitness tracking (compatible with both iOS and Android devices).

The Bowflex E116 Elliptical Trainer’s moving handlebars are ergonomically designed with multi-position grips, allowing you to find the most comfortable grip position and also allows you to work different muscles depending on hand placement.  The moving handlebars also feature convenient In-Reach controls.

Additional features of the Bowflex E116 BXE116 Elliptical Trainer include dual speakers with MP3 input, built-in media shelf/device holder, USB charger port, and a handy water bottle holder.

Sturdily built with a durable steel frame, the Bowflex E116 allows for an extended user weight capacity of up to 400 lbs.




Let’s take a look at the features and specifications in detail of the Bowflex E116 to help you decide if it’s the best elliptical trainer for you:


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Bowflex E216 BXE216 Elliptical Trainer, Review

Bowflex E216 BXE216 Elliptical Trainer, with 35 lb flywheel, 22" stride length, Switch Select cushioning system, 25 magnetic resistance levels, 11 programs, 10% motorized incline
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The Bowflex E216 BXE216 Elliptical Trainer is Bowflex’s premium elliptical machine, designed with ergonomic features for a comfortable workout and lots of options to keep you motivated to help you reach your fitness goals.

The Bowflex E216 Elliptical Trainer utilizes a 35 lb flywheel together with a magnetic resistance system for smooth consistent momentum and quiet operation.

The Bowflex E216 Elliptical Trainer offers a 22” precision path stride length with a dual rail system and features Switch Select Cushioning System which offers low-impact cushioning and adjustable pedal tilt for maximum user comfort.

To keep you motivated and challenged, the Bowflex E216 Elliptical Trainer offers 25 resistance levels, 11 preset workout programs and up to 10% motorized incline.  The adjustable incline helps you to work even more muscle groups than a standard elliptical without the incline feature.

Bowflex E216's Burn Rate Console with 7.5" LED color backlit screen, Bluetooth compatible, 4 user profiles
Bowflex E216's
Burn Rate Console
The Bowflex E216 Elliptical Trainer comes with a premium Burn Rate Console with a large 7.5” LED color backlit screen and displays motivating workout stats such as time, speed, distance, calories and heart-rate.

The console allows for 4 user profiles and is Bluetooth compatible so you can sync it with Bowflex’s Free Results Series App on iOS or Android devices for online fitness tracking.

To help stay within your target heart-rate zone, the Bowflex E216 tracks your heart-rate via either the built-in pulse sensors in the static handlebars or via a wireless chest strap for more precise readings.

The Bowflex E216’s moving handlebars feature In-Reach controls and offer multi-position grips to work different muscles and allow you to find the most comfortable grip for you.

Additional features of the high-end Bowflex E216 Elliptical Trainer include dual speakers with MP3 input, built-in media shelf/device holder, USB charger port, and water bottle holder.

The Bowflex E216 BXE216 Elliptical Trainer is sturdily built with a durable steel frame and allows for a user weight capacity of up to 400 lbs.




Let’s take a look at the features and specifications in detail of the Bowflex E216 to help you decide if it’s the best elliptical trainer for you:


Friday, 5 January 2018

Exerpeutic TF 3000 Electric Foldable Treadmill, Review

Exerpeutic TF 3000 Electric Foldable Treadmill, with 2.0 peak hp high torque motor, 0.4-8 mph speed range, 12 programs, 51" x 17" running belt, shock absorption deck
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The Exerpeutic TF 3000 Electric Foldable Treadmill offers great value for money.  It’s well-made with lots of features to keep you motivated and rivals many of the treadmills in higher categories.

The Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill utilizes a 2.0 peak HP high torque motor which offers speeds from 0.4 to 8 mph.  There are 12 pre-set workout programs to choose from, along with 3 goal settings (time, distance, calories) to keep you challenged.

The Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill features a generous 51” long by 17” wide running belt and a cushioned deck with 8 shock absorbers to help reduce the impact on your joints as you workout.

The Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill comes with an easy-to-use console with a highly visible 5” backlit LCD screen which displays motivating workout stats including elapsed time, distance, speed, calories and pulse.


5" backlit LCD console with mobile phone/tablet holder on Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill, dual speakers, aux port, usb port, sd card slot
5" backlit LCD console with
mobile phone/tablet holder
Pulse heart-rate sensors & speed controls in handlebars on Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill
Pulse heart-rate sensors &
speed controls in handlebars


The pulse heart-rate sensors are built into the handlebars and help you stay within your target heart rate zone.  Also in the TF 3000’s handlebars are controls for speed and start/stop for quick and easy adjustments.  There are also 6 quick speed buttons on the console for easy speed selection.

Additional premium features on the low-priced Exerpeutic TF 3000 Electric Treadmill include dual stereo speakers, auxiliary port, USB port, SD card slot and mobile phone/tablet holder – great for listening to your music or keeping yourself entertained as you exercise!
Air Piston assisted folding deck on Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill
Air Piston assisted folding deck

To save space when not in use, the Exerpeutic TF 3000 features an easy-to-use Air Piston assisted mechanism folding deck and there are also front-mounted transport wheels for easy relocation.

The Exerpeutic TF 3000 Treadmill is sturdily built and allows for a maximum user weight capacity of up to 250 lbs.

For peace of mind, the manufacturers include a generous warranty of 3 years on frame, 5 years on motor and 90 days on parts.



Let’s take a closer look at the features and specifications in detail of the Exerpeutic TF 3000 to help you decide if it’s the best electric treadmill for you:


Friday, 29 December 2017

ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro, Review

ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro, with 30 lb flywheel, silent magnetic resistance, 26 resistance levels, 34 workout programs
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With its unique design, the ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro offers full-body High Intensity Interval Training in a machine that’s a cross between a stepper and an elliptical trainer which combine to simulate the actions of stair climbing and boxing.

The ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro engages more muscles and burns more calories than a standard elliptical trainer for a more effective workout overall.

10" vertical climbing path & 5" horizontal elliptical path on ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro
10" vertical climbing path &
 5" horizontal elliptical path
The Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro features an intense 10” vertical climbing path with a 5” horizontal elliptical path for a super effective lower body workout while the multi-position grip moving handlebars provide an upper body workout so you can tone and strengthen muscles in your calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, biceps and triceps all at the same time!

The ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro utilizes a 30 lb effective inertia-enhanced flywheel and silent magnetic resistance (smr) that combine to provide super smooth and quiet movement.  There are 26 resistance levels and 34 preset workout apps to keep your workouts varied and challenging.  Preset workouts include calorie, intensity, speed and incline goals.

For additional workouts, the ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro is Bluetooth Smart and iFit Ready (subscription required) for access to an online library of unlimited planned workouts and Google Maps training routes from around the world.

10" full-color Smart HD touchscreen on ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro
10" full-color Smart HD touchscreen
The ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro comes with a large easy-to-use 10” Smart HD full-color touchscreen display for easy viewing of motivating workout stats such as time, speed, distance, intensity, calories burned and heart-rate.  To ensure you stay within your target heart-rate zone, the Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro comes with dual EKG pulse grip heart-rate monitors plus a Bluetooth Smart chest strap.

Premium features included on the ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro include an audio system with dual 2” speakers and MP3/iPod compatibility, a tablet holder with DeVice Grip design, a CoolAire workout fan and a handy water bottle holder.

The ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro is sturdily constructed with a commercial-grade steel frame and oversized leveling feet for added stability.  The compact design of the Cardio HIIT takes up just half the space of a normal elliptical machine and offers a much more intensive workout for better results.  The Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro supports a maximum user weight capacity of up to 350 lbs.




Let’s take a closer look at the features and specifications of the ProForm Cardio HIIT Trainer Pro to help you decide if it’s the best stepper/elliptical trainer for you:


Friday, 22 December 2017

Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym, Review

Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym, with 30 full body exercises, from 5 to 210 lbs of progressive power rod resistance, horizontal bench press, rowing station, triple function handgrips for lat pull downs, upholstered rollers for leg extensions and leg curls
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Perform over 30 full-body exercises with the versatile Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym.

Packed with features, the Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym offers plenty of variety to tone and strengthen all the major muscles of the body including your abs, chest, back, shoulders, arms, and lower body/legs.

The Bowflex PR1000 10661 MY17 Home Gym utilizes patented Power Rods to provide resistance/weight (from 5 to 210 lbs of progressive power rod resistance).  This unique system feels as good as using free weights but does away with the inertia or risk of injury that is common with free weights.

Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym in actionFeatures to vary your workouts with the Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym include multi-use handgrips, triple-function handgrips for lat pull-downs, a horizontal bench press (folding bench to save space when not in use), a built-in rowing station for cardio rows, and 4” upholstered roller cushions for leg extensions and leg curls.

The PR1000 is also compatible with an optional EZ curl bar (not included) that can be attached to the lat tower for additional workouts.

Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym in actionThe Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym comes with a full owner’s manual which includes all the exercises you can perform along with information about which muscles each exercise works.

There’s an integrated media shelf built into the frame of the PR1000 where you can place the manual to view the exercises as you workout or place your own tablet/mobile device.

Sturdily constructed, the Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym supports a maximum user weight capacity of up to 300 lbs.



See below for full features and dimensions (including workout space required) plus a sample list of exercises you can perform with the Bowflex PR1000 100661 MY17 Home Gym:


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Comparing Inspire Fitness CS4 vs CS3 vs CS2.5 Cardio Strider, What's the Difference?

Inspire Fitness CS3 Cardio Strider 3, recumbent elliptical, review features compared with CS4 and CS2.5
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Similar to the recumbent elliptical machines found in many physical therapy clinics, the Inspire Fitness CS4, CS3 and CS2.5 Cardio Striders are designed to help improve your physical movement (for both upper and lower body) without the impact on your joints typically associated with many other types of exercise.

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The Inspire Fitness CS4, CS3 and CS2.5 Cardio Striders engage both upper and lower body muscles for a complete workout with moving handlebars that can be adjusted and linear path pedals that offer a stride length range of between 12” and 15” (based on foot position).

The linear path pedals of the Cardio Striders offer simple back and forth reciprocating leg movement with your feet placed in front of you instead of below as with traditional exercise bikes.  This unique design helps to improve circulation and strengthen your glutes and leg muscles whilst being easier on your joints as hip rotation is minimized and knee stress is reduced.

The moving handlebars of the Cardio Striders help to strengthen your arms and upper body muscles and can be used in isolation or in combination with the foot pedals.  The handlebars are uniquely designed to be flipped between an upright or vertical position, allowing you to switch between workouts that target your chest/back or biceps/triceps.

The Inspire Fitness CS4, CS3 and CS2.5 Cardio Striders all utilize a Silent Poly V-Belt drive and friction-free electro-magnetic resistance system that combine to provide smooth and quiet operation.  Each of the Cardio Striders offer 20 levels of resistance to keep you challenged.  You can choose from a variety of preset programs or select Quick Start for manual mode to put yourself in total control of your workout.

Inspire Fitness Cardio Strider CS3 monitor with blue backlit LCD screen, image
CS3  monitor with
blue backlit LCD screen
Inspire Fitness Cardio Strider CS2.5 monitor with standard LCD screen, image
CS2.5 monitor with
standard LCD screen



The Inspire Fitness CS4 is the premium Cardio Strider and, as you would expect, offers several upgrades in design and features over the CS3 and CS2.5, including more preset programs (12 vs 10 vs 8), more user profiles, a motorized seat height adjustment (instead of manual adjustment), and a 180 degree swivel seat for easy access.  (See full features and specifications compared in the tables below.)

Inspire Fitness Cardio Strider CS4 monitor with blue backlit LCD screen, image
CS4 monitor with
blue backlit LCD screen
All 3 Cardio Striders come with an LCD monitor that displays motivating workout stats as you exercise, but the CS4 and CS3 screens are blue-backlit whereas the CS2.5 screen isn’t.  The CS2.5 doesn’t offer heart-rate monitoring like the CS4 and CS3 which both offer contact pulse and telemetry heart-rate monitoring to help you stay within your target heart-rate zone.

The Inspire Fitness CS4, CS3 and CS2 Cardio Striders are all sturdily constructed and feature front and rear stabilizers for added stability and leveling on uneven floors.  Additional features on all 3 Cardio Striders include an integrated media shelf, water bottle holder (dual holder on CS4), child safety lock, and rear transport wheels.

The Inspire Fitness CS4 and CS3 are designed for both home and light-commercial use whereas the CS2.5 is the more basic model designed for home use only.






Let’s take a look at the main differences and similarities in features between the Inspire Fitness CS4 versus CS3 versus CS2.5 to help you decide on which is the best Cardio Strider for you:


Saturday, 16 December 2017

Comparing Schwinn 230 versus Schwinn 270 Recumbent Exercise Bikes, What's the Difference?

Schwinn 230 Recumbent Exercise Bike, review features compared with Schwinn 270
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(Editor's note:  article updated 2017)

The Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 Recumbent Exercise Bikes offer an effective low-impact workout in the comfort of your own home, with plenty of options to keep your workouts varied, interesting and progressively challenging.

Both the Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bikes are well-built and come highly rated, but what’s the difference between these 2 models and how do you decide which is best for you?

To begin with, the Schwinn 270 is the higher-end model over the Schwinn 230, with additional features such as extra programs (29 versus 22), more resistance levels (25 versus 20), additional user profiles (4 versus 2), and Bluetooth connectivity which the Schwinn 230 does not have.

Both the Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bikes utilize a high-speed high-inertia perimeter weighted flywheel together with ECB (Eddy Current Brake) magnetic resistance system which gives a smooth and quiet workout.

The consoles on each of the Schwinn recumbent bikes differs slightly - both have a dual display, but the Schwinn 270's display is blue backlit and is also telemetry enabled for your own heart-rate monitor - features that the Schwinn 230 doesn't have.  Both bikes do however have contact-grip pulse heart-rate sensors in the handlebars.

Schwinn 230 console with standard LCD display, image
Schwinn 230 console with
standard LCD display
Schwinn 270 console with blue backlit LCD display, image
Schwinn 270 console with
blue backlit LCD display





Both the Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270's consoles display motivating stats throughout your workout so you can see things like distance, speed, time, calories burned and pulse.  Both bikes also offer USB charging and data export, along with performance tracking with Goal Tracker.  The Schwinn 270 has the advantage of Bluetooth connectivity for seamless transition of workout data to online fitness tracking apps (the Schwinn 230 does not have Bluetooth but you can use the USB port to transfer data instead).

The seat on both the Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 is adjustable for different user heights and offers a comfortable workout with a backrest for support.  The backrest is vented to help with airflow and there's even a workout fan built into the console to help keep you cool.

Both the Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 Recumbent Bikes feature an acoustic chamber sound system so you can listen to your favorite music as you exercise or you can keep entertained with your mobile device or read a book using the built-in media tray.


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Useful tip:  A 30 minute workout on an exercise bike could burn approx. between 207 and 345 calories for women, and between 252 and 420 calories for men, depending on the intensity of the workout.


Let's take a look at the features and differences in detail between the Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 recumbent exercise bikes to help you decide which would be the best bike for you: