Bowflex HVT Review
Bowflex HVT Rating
Bowflex HVT Detailed Overview
A smooth magnetic resistance system on the HVT replaces traditional weight stacks to help keep exercise non-jarring at any workout intensity. In under 20 minutes you can achieve a total-body workout that keeps you invigorated and minimizes the chance of next-day soreness.
The Bowflex HVT is space-saving compared with typical home gyms. The magnetic resistance system, which works with pulleys and bars, is sleeker than bulky metal weight stacks. Two stationary workout bars are also featured in the narrow design. Adjusting the challenge is as simple as turning a dial, and you can choose from different resistance modes such as “Level” and “Weight.”
Helping you make the most of this cross trainer, high quality coaching is readily available via the Bowflex HVT app with fifty workout videos. HVT videos can lead you through cross training for any ability level; choose from 20 magnetic resistance settings and follow the world-class fitness pro. The app also has computerized routines and lets you set up custom programs.
In sum, the new Bowflex HVT could serve beautifully as your only home-use trainer, or as a complement to a treadmill or Bowflex Max Trainer elliptical. Read on for favorite features and a couple of potential drawbacks.
Our Favorite Features
- Blends strength and cardio exercises into seamless workouts; training accessories can be adjusted in just a few seconds
- Accommodates beginners through advanced trainees with its adjustable resistance (20 levels) and customizable workout programs
- Supplies low-impact resistance in comparison with traditional weight stack gym equipment or free weights
- Provides exercise guidance with preset computerized routines and 50 workout videos
- Requires relatively little floor space; has a tall and narrow design
- Is built from durable parts and sold with a money-back guarantee
- Has a competitive sale price for a high quality all-in-one cross trainer
Bowflex HVT - Notable Specs:
|Compact / Folding:||Yes|
|Programs:||50 videos + 4 digital workouts|
|Dimensions:||65.6" L x 46" W x 83" H|
Our Least Favorite Features
- Assembly has many steps and is time-consuming
- This brand new product hasn’t yet been tested long-term in home gyms
- Warranty is only for two years
The Bottom Line
Modern in appearance and function, the Bowflex HVT is an exciting new home option for cross training the whole body without harsh impact. It’s revolutionary yet easy to use at any strength level. We’ll keep an eye on this trainer as it moves into more home workout rooms for 2017. The HVT is likely to be a hit with longtime Bowflex fans, and it has big appeal to just about any shopper with a mid-level or higher budget for at-home fitness.