FR Bowflex PR1000 Unisex Home Gym

Bowflex PR1000 Multigym

Home gyms will giant weight stacks will soon become a thing of the past if the Bowflex PR1000 Unisex Home Gym is anything to go by.

When you see how much resistance the ‘power rod’ system can generate without those clunky weight plates – then you won’t want to go back. The Bowflex PR1000 looks amazing, with the configurable rods able to adjust to the muscle groups you are working on. With 25+ exercises, this is a true multi-gym. There is no excuse for missing leg day with up to 95kg of total resistance.

Bowflex are already a trusted brand, and their PR100 gets glowing feedback at major retail outlets.

Check out the impressive picture gallery, and the latest pricing now, over on this dedicated Bowflex PR1000 page over at

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym, Black/Grey/Red
Power Rod technology keeps the Bowflex PR1000 super-quiet, though you don’t need to compromise. With 95k of resistance, and 25 different exercises…(read more…)

Detailed Review of the Bowflex PR1000 Power Rod Multi Gym

Let’s start with the size – as you’ll need space for those rods to bend to get the best value from your PR1000. It weighs a sturdy 59.4kgs.

The unit is 203cm long, 262cm wide (max stretch) and 208cm tall. It sits on a solid base, which has a plate at the bottom of the front to ensure stability. The main setup sees a thick curved bar, which holds pulleys over your head. The power rods fan out from this. Connecting them to the right pulley and attachment unlocks the different exercises. The bench is integrated into the unit, though can be folded flat to save space between use.

You will need to assemble the unit, though compared to home multi-gyms with weight plates this is super-easy.

PR1000 Exercises

How the Power Rod Setup Works

The more you bend the rods, the greater the resistance. This means up to 95kgs without the need for clanking weight plates. Don’t let the silent action fool you, there is plenty of resistance for all the major muscle groups.

To access the range of 25 exercises, you simply swap out the cables. You get a full PDF guide, which shows you how upper body, bench press and leg exercises work. When you first get the Bowflex PR1000 gym, you’ll be checking the manual to get the changes right. It only takes a session or two, and you’ll know exactly how to switch things quickly and smoothly.

What Workouts Can the Bowflex PR1000 Unisex Multigym Cover

With more than 25 exercises, this power rod gym has you covered for all the key muscle groups. That includes core and back – as well as the usual arms, shoulders, chest, and leg options.

Here are the key exercises for the Bowflex PR1000:

  • Bench Press: Flat / incline / decline
  • Leg extensions
  • Hamstring curls
  • Bicep Curls
  • Triceps Curls
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Crunches
  • Oblique
  • Rows
  • Back extension
  • Lat raises
  • Overhead Press

… and more!

One last thing, the PR1000 even comes with a platform for your media. This is perfect for your phone or a tablet. You can watch the training videos to ensure your technique is spot on. Of course, if that TV show, podcast, or YouTube video motivates you more…

Side On PR1000


Feedback: What Did Buyers of the Bowflex PR1000 Power Rod Multigym Say?

Excellent feedback for the PR1000 from the notoriously hard to please home multigym crowd.

The main thing to look for is whether the power rod technology successfully mimics a big weight stack that older multigym models usually have. Judging by user feedback on both sides of the pond, the answer is a resounding yes.

Putting the unit together caused a couple of commentors to get grumpy. The majority found this to be simple (if a little time consuming). A simple socket set and some time, and your PR1000 will be up and running in no time. A comment that made me smile said that this was easier than most Ikea furniture.

Quietness also got multiple mentions. If you are used to the clanking of weight plates, you will know exactly what I mean by this!

Overall, excellent feedback for this established brand. When you look at the price, this power rod gym certainly ticks all the right boxes from owners.


Wrapping Up: Is the PR1000 Power Rod Multigym Any Good?

For regular home users looking for full-body resistance training, the Bowflex PR1000 makes a solid choice. It has style as well as substance. No weight plates make this gym quiet – perfect for a flat or simply not to disturb the family.

You get no shortage of workouts with this multigym – with 25 exercises covering all the key muscle groups. You get training videos to show you exactly how to switch between the routines and get them all spot-on.

This is a great multi-gym for the price, and the feedback from users shows it gets the job done.

Check out the full zoomable picture gallery, along with the latest price now – over on this dedicated Bowflex PR1000 product page.


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