Financing Your Fitness Equipment
Bowflex wants you to succeed and achieve your fitness goals because that’s what they’re passionate about. They know that in order to do that, you have to be able to afford the machines that are going to help transform your life. They understand that home fitness equipment can be expensive because the machines are complex and have many amazing features. That’s why all Bowflex machines come with the ability to apply for Bowflex financing. The secure online application process only takes a few minutes, and if approved, you don’t have to put any money down, plus there’s no interest if paid in full within 18 months. The Bowflex special financing application and full terms and conditions of the offer are available at Bowflex financing.
In addition to Bowflex special financing, when you order online you can also elect to pay with credit card (Visa, American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, CareCredit), PayPal or check/money order.
It Works For Others, It Can Work For You
With Bowflex, reaching your fitness goal is finally possible. While your success does depend on the effort you’re willing to put forth, Bowflex makes it easy to make that commitment and stick to it. Once you start seeing results, you’ll be addicted. All it takes is 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week to start seeing results. That’s it. Anyone can do that.
By the way, the results aren’t limited to an occasional 15 lbs here or there by a handful of customers. Real people are seeing real results with Bowflex. One woman brags that by using Bowflex she was able to lose “105 pounds in less than a year.” That’s amazing. Sure, that won’t happen to every single person who steps on a Bowflex machine because all results vary. But even so, if she can do it, why can’t you?
Others were hesitant to start their fitness journey but quickly realized that with Bowflex success is possible. Many satisfied customers, who were skeptical and reluctant at first, report how happy they are for deciding to give Bowflex a try. It’s worth it because the results are real. Even if you hate working out or haven’t had any luck getting in shape in the past, this time it’s different and it can work for you. Notorious gym-haters share the sentiment: “It’s been great to work out at home, everyone can find 14 minutes at home.” It’s true, that’s totally doable.
Where to Put Your Bowflex for Best Results
Now that you’re committed to your fitness journey and are excited about all of the possibilities Bowflex machines offer, the big question is, where are you going to put your Bowflex? You might think you need a huge space to start a little home gym of your own, but you’d be surprised how little space you actually need. Bowflex machines are specifically made with home fitness in mind and are designed to fit many spaces.
Before you rush out and purchase your Bowflex, take a minute and decide where you’re going to start building your home gym. If you have the desire (and space) to dedicate an entire room for your gym, consider an extra bedroom, finished basement, or attic space. Maybe it’s time to jettison the “junk room” and make it a gym. And if you don’t have an entire room to dedicate, look for any underutilized corner or oversized landing. Shared space with a bedroom, home office, or den are common double-duty ways to incorporate a home gym.
Any part of your residence could work as a home gym, but be aware of these important environmental considerations that the space will need to have:
- Proper ventilation and/or access to fresh air. A space that isn’t climate controlled could cause discomfort while exercising and lead to heat disorder. The International Fitness Association (IFA) recommends a room temperature below 70 degrees for aerobic activities, so make sure the space you select has adequate ventilation or be willing to add this amenity to the area.
- Nearby electrical outlets. Sure, free weights don’t need to be plugged in, but many fitness machines are electric and will need an outlet to function.
- Adequate lighting. If you can alter the overhead room lighting in your new workout area, consider low-voltage options that won’t produce a lot of heat. Any low-profile lighting solution will likely work well. Consider a ceiling fan if you want more air distribution. If possible, use natural light.
- Minimum of 7 feet of ceiling height. In general, for an attic or basement space to be up to standard building code for a “habitable” space, you’ll need a 7-foot ceiling height clearance. This is also the minimum height recommended for a home gym ceiling. However, if you’re tall, you might need more headroom than this. Many workout machines, including the popular Bowflex Max Trainer, have a compact vertical design which uses less floor space but will lift the user about a foot off the ground to perform activities.
- Enough space to fit the desired equipment. Elliptical stair climbers can use up to 20 square feet. A treadmill takes up about 30 square feet. Free weights can use as much as 50 square feet. Bikes tend to be more compact and only take up about 10 square feet. So how much space you need depends on the equipment you plan to place in your home gym.
- If you can only have one machine and want to burn calories faster, then a Bowflex Max Trainer may be your fitness solution. A 2013 independent study pitted the Bowflex Max Trainer against treadmills, steppers, and ellipticals with users working out at the same pace and intensity. In the end, users burned more calories with the Bowflex Max Trainer than every cardio machine tested by up to 2.5X per minute. Bowflex Max Trainer offers a compact design that fits almost anywhere. It features an ultra-small footprint that can fit in nearly any room of your home with floor dimensions measuring only about 8 square feet.
One further consideration about the location you choose is to ensure you don’t select a place that’s too remote, undesirable, or unavailable in your home. If you don’t like going up and down those steep attic stairs, then putting the gym in the attic might not motivate you to use it. If it’s common for you to have houseguests for extended periods of time, then making a combo guest room/home gym might not work. Critically think about the space and if you will want to (and be able to) regularly spend several hours a week in there.