Product Title: Schwinn 6700013 Force Home Gym System
Power Score: 4.0 | 2 Reviews
Resistance Type: Resistance Rods
Home Gym Type: Home Gym System
Max Resistance Weight: 210 lbs
Features: Ab Workout, Arm/Shoulder Workout, Back Workout, Chest Workout, Leg Workout
Depth: 75 in
Weight: 83 lbs
Height: 83 in
Width: 38 in
Warranty Information: 2 Years
URL: Manufacturer Link
Product Reviews (2)
Schwinn Force Home Gym by Bowflex
We bought this system because it was half the price of the Bowflex. This is a Bowflex with the Schwinn name on it. It has been an excellent purchase and performs as well as a Bowflex. Why spend the extra $500 bucks!
By Miamarie4095 - Aug 4, 2008
Solid Bowflex quality system for less
Strengths: Compact, no spotter needed, multiple uses
Weakness: Many adjustments needed for complete workout
I got this at a closeout price of $399 and got the normally $50 mat for free along with free shipping (which is good because this weighs a lot and would cost about $80 to ship). It took awhile to put together but was not hard (it took about a half hour to remove all the pieces from the boxes and put all the wrapping and trash away). It does not say "Bowflex" anywhere in any of the packaging or...
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I got this at a closeout price of $399 and got the normally $50 mat for free along with free shipping (which is good because this weighs a lot and would cost about $80 to ship). It took awhile to put together but was not hard (it took about a half hour to remove all the pieces from the boxes and put all the wrapping and trash away).
It does not say "Bowflex" anywhere in any of the packaging or boxes, just Schwinn, but I assume this is the same as Bowflex or maybe a Bowflex that they allow Schwinn to put their name on (I notice Schwinn brands a lot of products they have no hand in actually manufacturing, like my Schwinn cycle computer that the instructions tell you to call someone else if you have problems with) in any event it seems to look and function just like any Bowflex machine I have ever used at hotels, etc.
I've only just started using it, but if you like the Bowflex resistance rods system, this seems to work the same way and the quality seems the same. It's a lot different feel from free weights but I guess you get used to it. I was thinking all the various accessories would be hooked up all the time but it looks like you need to take off and attach what you need to the one set of cables that go to the resistance rods (like the lat bar, hand/leg pulls, leg bars) so it looks like a lot of your workout will also include getting up to take off one thing and clip on another and there's also the seat to move to incline and flat position. That's to be expected with an all-in-one system like this I suppose. If you wanted to never change things up, I suppose you would be better off getting one of those multi-staion systems but those cost a lot and take up a lot of room, so there are always trade-offs.
This appears to be a good deal on a Bowflex-quality machine at a reduced price from what others would cost.
By john_ray - May 5, 2006