Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym Review

Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym Review

We all are very well aware that the word “ultimate” refers to something that is the best. For Bowflex, it sounds a bit presumptuous. The future is supposed to bring changes and advances. But the irony with the Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym is that it came into the market a long time back. But it can be considered “state of the art” and can be considered prophetic.

Performing More Exercises

It gives you the opportunity to perform 60 exercises easily without any issues. And it is very impressive. Even all those who are fitness freaks get to work out with this equipment as it offers the opportunity to practice 90 different types of exercises. You will be happy to know that you can perform 12 back exercises, seven abdominal exercises, 21 shoulder exercises, 20 arm exercises, ten chest exercises, and 21 leg exercises.


There is no denying the fact that this gym is very durable and will last long. It is evident from the reviews of several users who have owned it for almost six years without any complaints. It is also completely safe, and all the kinks have been efficiently tweaked for several years. You will be getting a DVD and manual that makes the whole process very simple. There are several home gyms that come with a written description. But nothing beats the live demonstration that can be offered only by a DVD.

You get to know which exercise is to be done which way. It means that you don’t need to pause when you are exercising. There is a No-Change Cable Pulley System that ensures that you don’t have to change the cables while you are shifting from leg workouts to lats to squats. It is tough to purchase Ultimate brand these days. The price offered is not too much and is in fact discounted price in comparison to the new ones that are out there in the market offering similar kind of performance.


It is a home gym that will give you the opportunity to exercise almost every major kind of muscle in your body. It doesn’t matter if you wish to focus on your arms, chest, shoulders, legs or abdominal muscles. Almost everything is covered.

  • Power Rod Resistance – With this unit the resistance comes in Power Rods that come with a lifetime warranty. The rods make sure that you do not have to worry about joint pains and inertia. You get to experience an incredible resistance of 310 pounds that is standard. Also, you can go for an additional pair that is about 50-pound weights. It means that the total weight will be about 410 pounds.
  • You will be getting a pulley system that is of No-Change types. Thus, the pulley cables do not need to be changed while moving from one type of exercise to another form. It not only saves time but also maintain heart rate.
  • It offers Lat Tower that comes with Angled Lat Bar. It is an integrated tower that will help in the development of your shoulder and back muscles
  • For your biceps, you will be getting Preacher Curl Attachment.
  • You do not require too much space and develop the muscles with the help of Leg Extension.
  • For developing your gluteus Maximus, hamstrings, calves and quadriceps there is the special feature known as the Integrated Squat Station.
  • The amazing handgrip called Five-way Hand-Grip/Ankle Cuffs offers additional flexibility and greater challenge.
  • For protecting you from any injury, there is the Leg Press Belt.
  • For challenging your deep as well as smaller muscles, there is the Vertical Bench Press.
  • The unit can be folded with great ease after usage. Though it weighs around 407 pounds, its footprint is about 30-square.
  • For cardio, it’s a machine that is Built-in rowing type in nature.
  • For offering different resistance angles, there are the multiple pulleys or cable positions.


You do not get things very easily that come assembled. Even this unit needs assembling. And I must mention here that you will need a lot of time as well as effort. It is a fact that the Bowflex Ultimate 2 is a versatile machine that provides workout in the comforts of your house. But it can take days in assembling this machine. There have been instances of a recall due to several reports of malfunctioning. For instance, a free kit was sent to the customers. It included a cable retainer assembly and pulley bracket. It was given free of cost, and this solution was adequate to stop any more reports about malfunctioning.


This unit has been out there in the market for quite some time. It has maintained its good reputation, and the machine has proven itself efficiently. Bowflex Ultimate 2 is a smart choice, and it makes sure that you can exercise at home without any major issues. It is a machine that will last long. You do not have to go to a gym or need a professional trainer with this unit. Though there are some issues related to time consuming and confusing assembly, but overall it is a smart buy. The machine is durable, safe, efficient and affordable. Get this home gym and you are all set to work out right in the comforts of your house.