Do you have a busy schedule? One that prevents you attending the gym as often as you would like to, if at all. Perhaps you’ve considered and dismissed the idea of working out at home because of space constraints. We wonder, though, if you have considered using a machine from the experts at Bowflex. The Bowflex BXE116 elliptical machine is an excellent choice if you are looking for an effective and high-performance but are worried about the amount of space it takes up.
As is the case with all Bowflex machines, the BXE116 elliptical has been designed to take up as little space as possible. But don’t just take our word for it, let’s look at the some of the reasons why you should invest in this model in this review.
Bowflex has a sterling and consistently enviable reputation for designing and manufacturing exercise equipment that has excellent features. This is what we are going to focus our attention on in this review. There are no shortage of things that make this worth investing in.
For example, it provides a 7.5-inch LCD and Bluetooth connectivity so you can enjoy your own playlists or benefit from the many workout plans and other great options offered by the related Free Results Series App. It also offers an extra level of comfort and support in the form of the Switch Select Cushioning system. If you are interested in staying motivated and pushing yourself with each workout, the 25 selectable resistance levels and pre-installed workout plans will help. Let’s take these each individually and look at them in more detail.
7.5-inch LCD Console with Burn Rate
A common feature of Bowflex machines is the Burn Rate indicator, that is present and correct on this model too. This is the feature that lets you know how many calories you are burning every minute of your work out and provides excellent motivation for you to keep pushing yourself and reach new targets.
Everything is easy to control from the console also, such as the incline adjustments and the resistance too. It’s just a very intuitively designed system. What’s more, with the Bluetooth connectivity it also features, you can connect your phone or tablet up to it and enjoy extra features, particularly if you use the exclusive Free Results Series App.
Switch Select Cushioning System
Another feature that is incredibly popular with Bowflex customers is the Switch Select cushioning that comes with many of their top models. This helps to provide you with extra support and comfort, while also targeting your muscles and engaging with them more effectively. You simply must choose between three different levels of tilt for the pedals to get the real benefit of this. Giving you a further reason to really push yourself harder.
9 Pre-Installed Workouts and 25 Levels of Resistance
Although these are very much features that you will find in any elliptical or other exercise machine, we think they are worth highlighting. It’s just another example of how you can increase the effectiveness of your experience using the BXE116. It never has to be boring and you will always have reasons to keep pushing harder. Although other models offer more preinstalled workouts, we think 9 is a good amount, especially seeing as you have the use of the app to access more anyway.
Plus, with 25 levels of resistance you may find that you never actually reach the higher settings because they are especially grueling.
- High speed and High-inertia drive system with weighted flywheel for smooth operation
- Burn Rate console helps you understand your progress in greater depth
- Switch Select Cushioning System provides extra comfort and better muscle engagement
- Low number of workout programs
You can, but it is not built to do it as it is not incorporated with the tracking programs.
According to buywers, it has front wheels to move around. But as the BXE 116 is quite heavy it is advised not to move further than 1 room. Moving up the stairs would be very dificult for instance.
120V AC at 60Hz
No, but you can order for the BXE 116 to be assembled at your house.
The Bowflex BXE116 Elliptical is another sterling example of what the company are capable of when it comes to devising a machine that is just that little bit better than the average exercise equipment offered from others. It is not quite as full of features as others, perhaps, but what it lacks in quantity, it certainly makes up for in quality. We particularly like the Switch Select Cushioning system with the pedals and the Burn Rate console. If you are looking for a highly comfortable, yet challenging experience, give this some serious consideration.
Specification: Bowflex Results Elliptical Series
$1000 – $1500
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
7.5” full color, back-lit LCD screen with 9 simplified “push and go” intuitive workout programs
77 x 31 x 70 inches
15 years frame, 5 years Mechanical Parts, 5 years Electronics, 2 years labor
Syncs with Free Results Series™ App, Switch Select™ Cushioning System, Bluetooth 4.0 Compatible
|Heart Rate Monitoring|
Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included)
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Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.