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Bowflex Blaze vs Bowflex PR1000

The Bowflex Blaze and the PR1000 are two home gym models from Bowflex. Both machines provide a full-body workout and feature a horizontal bench, an excellent feature for traditional chest, abs, and leg exercises. The Blaze offers a broader range of exercises (60 vs. 30) and upgradeable resistance.

Extra exercises is possible due to the Blaze’s cable/pulley position that enables custom workouts, and it includes a lat bar and squat bar, which the PR1000 lacks.

The PR1000 is also a fantastic machine with great feedback from users, but if you have serious fitness goals, the Bowflex Blaze might be preferable, as you will likely require additional resistance in the future and need more exercises.

The PR1000, however, is a more affordable option that, despite certain limitations, offers good value. Considering its price, versatility, and simpler design, it can be an excellent choice for beginners or those with a tight budget.

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym
Bowflex PR1000

The Bowflex Blaze provides access to more than 60 exercises and initially offers 210 lbs of Power Rod resistance, with the option to upgrade to 310 or 410 lbs. This home gym, featuring a horizontal bench press, is an excellent choice for those seeking that specific functionality. The machine includes a 5-year warranty, while the Power Rods are guaranteed for a lifetime.

The Bowflex PR1000 is a flexible home gym machine, perfect for those starting their fitness journey. With more than 30 exercises and a fixed 210 lbs of power rod resistance, it offers a range of workout options. Its compact design fits comfortably into a 100 by 78 inches space, and features a vertical folding bench for easy storage. The warranty covers the frame for 1 year, the power rods for 5 years, and the parts for 60 days.

Key Differences

  • The PR1000 is designed for beginners, offering 30 exercises, while the Blaze allows for over 60 exercises due to its cable/pulley position that enables custom workouts.
  • The Blaze is slightly larger than the PR1000 but uses less space during exercise.
  • The PR1000 features a red and black design, while the Blaze is mostly black.
  • The PR1000 comes with a media rack for trainer-led workouts, while the Blaze has an instructional placard and includes an additional workout DVD.
  • The Blaze is a bit more expensive than the PR1000, but both offer excellent value for money.
  • Both machines come with a 1-year warranty on the frame, a 5-year warranty on power rods, and about 60 days for parts.

Spec Comparison

Bowflex Blaze

Bowflex PR1000

Exercise Variety

Both machines offer a great number of exercises. The Blaze allows you to do over 60 possible exercises and with the PR1000, it is possible to do at least 26 different exercises. 



210 lbs of Power Rod resistance which can be upgraded to 310 or 410 lbs.

The machine comes with a 210 lbs Power Rod resistance, which is not upgradeable.








8.4 feet x 6.6 feet 

8.3 feet x 6.5 feet


The warranty on the machine is for 5 years, the Power Rods are covered for a lifetime, and parts are covered for a period of 60 days.

The frame comes with a 1-year warranty, the Power Rods are covered for 5 years, and the parts have a 60-day warranty.