Exercise Equipment Review

Soloflex Review


While watching television, there's a good chance that you've seen the Soloflex commercials. The perfectly fit bodies of the men and women in the commercials who demonstrate how the machine works instantly get attention and are probably the source of a majority of the machine's sales. According to the commercials, you only need a few minutes, three times each week on the machine to obtain results similar to the models. Is the machine capable of providing the results advertised? Reviewing the specifications may provide some insight into an answer to this question.

Home weight machines are becoming more and more popular. In the past, makers of these machines sought to design equipment with convenience. The makers of the Soloflex realized that there was much more to offer consumers interested in working out with weights at home. This machine includes a technology with the same name of the machine. This technology refers to the use of Weightstraps instead of traditional components, such as pulleys. Weightstraps are made of extra durable rubber that provides efficient resistance. As with traditional weights, users can choose weight amounts. Depending on the model, the Soloflex is comparable with as little as 2.5 pounds and as much as 405 pounds. Another benefit of Weightstraps on the Soloflex is safety. Since the Weightstraps are stable, users can expect an even lift each and every time. Customers who find it difficult to adapt to Weightstraps are able to use free weights with the Soloflex.

The Classic Soloflex comes with a bench, dip bar, and push-up bar. This model does not include attachments, but you can still perform a number of exercises. Leg extension, leg curls, pull-ups, military press, tricep pushdowns-you name it and you can probably perform it on the Classic Soloflex. Add the butterfly and full leg attachments to perform even more exercises.

Customer reviews of the Soloflex are generally favorable. Easy assembly (one bolt holds all the pieces together), the relative ease of exchanging weight amounts, and the compact construction seem to be the most appreciated features. There really isn't one aspect of the machine with which a large number of customers find fault. The seat height and length are sources of discomfort for people who are of short or tall stature. It is very common these days for fitness equipment to be available in a line to accommodate different levels of use and experience. The Soloflex is available in either a Classic model (no attachments) or with attachments. Either way you decide you will spend at least $1600. For some people this is another negative aspect of the machine.

Soloflex, Inc. is the name of the company that produces the Soloflex machine. The company was created and their flagship product was designed in the early 1980s, about the time that the market was shifting toward more home fitness equipment. Soloflex can easily be considered a pioneer of this shift as the owner Jerry Wilson focused on replacing free weights with a simple machine that wouldn't occupy much space and was safer.