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I had been debating getting a bowflex for months, with the main problem having so many models to choose from and trying to figure out the best one for me. I started out looking at the most expensive (of course!) which was the revolution. Since I wasn't trying to look like a bodybuilder I read more and more reviews and decided on the blaze. I am 5'3 and after having 2 kids just want to tone up and keep my bones, joints, and muscles healthy. I couldn't be happier with my choice.
It came in one box that weighed over 200 lbs., but luckily was in enough pieces that we could eventually get it all upstairs. Granted, I couldn't have put the thing together myself, but my husband had no problems whatsoever and was amazed at how quickly the thing came together. As others have said, the instructions were very detailed and all in all it took him about 1 1/2 hours. No mismatched joints, no missing pieces, no confusing instructions.
This thing is HUGE! I was kind of intimidated by it, but as I read the user's manual (which is so helpful as well- detailing each exercise and showing the muscles you are working) and tried each of the exercises, I was amazed too at how easy it is to use. It is a little time consuming changing the pulleys, etc between exercises but that too gets easier with time. Now it is up to me to stay with the program- and with the Blaze I am on my way.
Amazon's price was cheaper than anywhere I could find, plus with the Prime free shipping and 12 months no interest with the Amazon credit card, I feel I got a superb deal. Thanks Amazon!