Nautilus And Bowflex
We've all seen Nautilus exercise equipment in the
gym, right? Ever wonder what the difference is between those machines
and the Bowflex exercise equipment you always see on TV commercials?
Which is better?
Nautilus is the parent company for Bowflex. It carries
a few types of exercise equipment, in addition to Bowflex. These
include the StairMaster, Schwinn and Trimline brands.
Neither is really better or worse, they're just
different. For starters, most Nautilus strength machines are geared
toward commercial (gym) use. Nautilus has a different machine for
each body part or group of muscles. This is not practical for use
at home. All that equipment would take up way too much space.
Bowflex, on the other hand, is exercise equipment
for use in your own home. Bowflex strength products feature two
total gym systems. A total gym means that you can perform exercises
for all muscle groups with just one piece of exercise equipment.
Although Nautilus does carry a total gym line, another
difference is the way each strength machine works. The total gym
equipment from Nautilus is based on weight stacks. Bowflex total
gyms offer resistance from either rods or Spriraflex technology.
Spiraflex is a technology that provides resistance by wrapping elastic
bands tighter around a coil.
Both Nautilus and Bowflex brands also carry cardio
exercise equipment. Because Bowflex is exercise equipment for home
use, Bowflex cardio equipment is priced lower than its Nautilus
Bowflex offers basically three types of strength
and two lines of cardio exercise equipment. The most basic strength
equipment is the SelectTech free weight system. This line features
the SelectTech dumbbells. These dumbbells are convenient for home
use because one pair can take the place of fifteen sets of weights.
The other two strength lines from the Bowflex brand
are total gym lines. They include the Bowflex Home Gyms, with rod-based
resistance, and the Bowflex Revolution, featuring Spiraflex technology.
Both are popular options for a home-based gym.
Bowflex total gym systems are low inertia resistance
machines. This promotes a safer workout than free weights. In addition,
a Bowflex machine takes up much less space than the amount of free
weights needed to perform the same exercises.
Both the Bowflex Revolution and Bowflex Home Gym
systems offer several configurations and models. This makes it easier
for you to find a total gym that meets your exact needs.
Another great thing about the Bowflex total gym
systems is that they come with a six-week money back guarantee.
If you are unhappy after working out with your machine for up to
six weeks, Bowflex will refund the purchase price of your exercise
equipment less the shipping and handling costs. This is definitely
one of the best guarantees in the fitness world.
If you're looking for a piece of cardio exercise
equipment for your home, Bowflex offers both treadmills and TreadClimbers.
The TreadClimber is a unique combination of a step machine and a
treadmill. You step both forward, like on a treadmill, and up, like
on a step machine. This machine allows for a maximum of calorie
burn while maintaining a low impact workoout.
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