When you are relying on just one machine to do it all for you, it can be hard to find the right one. That’s the problem many people have when looking for the best piece of exercise equipment to invest in for their homes. Is that your current issue?
It may be time to give the Bowflex BXE226 elliptical trainer some serious consideration. Compared to many run-of-the-mill machines, this offers an altogether different experience. One with a lot of adjustable elements to really push you harder than many of the alternatives out there. Rather than beat around the bush, though, or try to sell you on it, we will let the Bowflex BXE226 do the talking for itself, by looking at some of its standout features in this review.
Besides things like the build quality, materials used and the size, the most important aspects of any exercise machine that you should always base your buying decision on is the features it offers. You want the right features for your own personal workout plans and needs. Everyone is different and your needs may be different to your best friend or that colleague that uses a machine.
That’s why we are so impressed with the BX226, because we feel so many different users could get the benefit from its versatility to meet their own unique goals. Some of the highlight features we want to home in on in this review include the fact that there is a real focus on helping you to burn more calories than ever before and stay constantly motivated to outdo your best each time. Part of the way this machine does this is with the Switch Select Pedal Suspension technology. Without further ado then, let’s take a closer look.
Bowflex’s Burn Rate Console
If you have ever investigated Bowflex elliptical machines and other exercise equipment in the past, you may already know that many benefits from the Burn Rate technology. The BXE226 elliptical is one such machine. The reason we wanted to highlight the Burn Rate console is that it offers a different perspective on workout metrics.
By focusing on the calories you’ve burned and the way it adjusts to offer you customized workouts, provides greater motivation than some of the other options we have looked at. Seeing actual evidence of the effect your workout is having on your body can be highly motivational.
Switch Select Cushioning System
Adjustability is always something that users are looking for when choosing exercise machines. With the Bowflex BX226, you get the benefit of being able to adjust the degree of tilt to three different levels, to better engage different muscle groups in your body. With the addition of low-impact cushioning, your feet are always kept safe from the injuries normally associated with conventional running or jogging.
When combined, these two elements can help you to push yourself harder and get better gains from your workout sessions.
Adjustable Resistance and The Choice of Pre-Installed Workouts
Further to the adjustability offered by the features noted above, you do also get the benefit of common additions such as pre-installed workout programs and 25 selectable resistance levels. If you are worried about performing the same motions and actions each time you work out, with the BXE226, you don’t have to as it offers a lot of versatility to keep things interesting and exciting, so you are always motivated.
- Adjustable resistance settings
- Switch Select Cushioning System for expanded muscle activation and extra comfort
- Generous stride length
- Preinstalled workout plans
- Can be considered expensive for some buyers
User Height + 29″ (74 cm)
Yes is is compatible with Bluetooth® 4.0
Yes, it has an integrated 3-speed fan
It has transport wheels for moving it to other places. It is advisable to be moved with the help of 2 people.
Integrated 3-speed fan, USB charging port, MP3 plug in, speakers, water bottle holder, media tray, 4 user profiles and transport wheels.
When you are choosing an exercise machine, you need to take a lot of different things into consideration. You need to look for one that meets your needs over and above everything else. If you are worried, therefore about the level of comfort a machine can offer, the BXE226 elliptical trainer is very comfortable and thanks to the many adjustable features, it can fully meet your goals, whatever they may be. However, it is very expensive and if your budget is tight, this may not be right for you.
However, if money is not a problem, we can wholeheartedly recommend this as a great option for burning calories and toning your muscles.
Specification: Bowflex BXE226 Elliptical
$1500 – $2000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
7.5" Vertical Alignment Full Colour, 7.5” VA full colour
77 x 31 x 70 inches (195.6 x 78.7 x 177.8 cm)
15 years frame, 5 years Mechanical Parts, 5 years Electronics, 2 years labor
Syncs with Free Results Series™ App, Available for Apple iOS and Android devices 1, Switch Select™ Cushioning System, Adjust pedal angle for comfort or for additional muscle activation