Soloflex Reviews

Soloflex

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  • The Soloflex Workout

    Jul 19, 2006 by jo.com is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Sports & Outdoors
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple; no fancy technology; able to do exercises without cables and pulleys.
    Cons: The price; moving pieces around.

    Summary: I’ve had a chance to see a couple of pieces of equipment made by Soloflex. The first one I’m reviewing is the Soloflex machine that has been around for about 20 years. Basic information: The Soloflex is really a simple machine. ... read more

  • Soloflex: Not perfect, but close/Plus maintenance tips

    Dec 3, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Compact, versatile, built to last a lifetime, simple, safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing form
    Cons: Weight straps expensive to replace after warranty expires
    Owner's Manual: Maintenance advice lacking

    Summary: I'm now 55 and purchased my Soloflex in '91 because of inaccessibility to the only weight room in a small community (the high school weight room) at 5:00am to rehabilitate my ACL in my left leg.  It was the best investment I could ever have made for ... read more

  • Simple and effective

    Oct 3, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Simple, effective, safe, and beautiful.
    Cons: Not great for curls.

    Summary: I bought a used Soloflex in 1990.  After more kids and increasing responsibilities, I fell out of the exercise routine for quite a few years.  Then the heart attack.So I needed (and wanted) to get back into shape--time to take care of ... read more

  • SoloFlex Vs. Free Weights Vs. Bowflex

    Feb 26, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Built like an ABRAMS TANK !!   Ease of use. Extremely versatile.
    Shows results amazingly fast !
    Cons: Weight bands are expensive if they need to be replaced

    Summary: As a Police Officer, it is vitally important that I  stay strong. The "bad guys" seem to be working out more and more, and getting stronger as well. At 44 years old, I'm not as flexible as I once was, but I'm stronger than ever. For the ... read more

  • Soloflex: A Simple Machine That Works!

    Jun 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Simple to use; Well built; Safe; Easy to Move; Compact
    Cons: Weight Straps are expensive to replace.

    Summary: I bought my first Soloflex in 1984 after using a friend's unit a few times. I sold it a few years later to join a gym but bought another one as I missed working out at home and I missed the simplicity of the Soloflex. I'm 5'11' tall and my ... read more

  • My Soloflex Improvements!

    Jan 13, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Simple, no electronics, small foot space.
    Cons: big attachments to move around, but worth it.

    Summary: Most of the positive reviews state the obvious pluses for the machine. Simplicity is what I like most about it. But to reply to a previous post about "Avoid like the plague". That reviewer had legitimate observations. I myself experienced the same ... read more

  • Soloflex Works

    Dec 1, 2007 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Ease of use. Sturdy construction. Fitness rewards justify expense, ESPECIALLY long term. EXCELLENT customer service.
    Cons: Not cardio-oriented (but so what?).

    Summary: I have used my machine regularly and religiously for 17 years. I have realized not so much gains from when I first started, but TOTAL maintenance of my musculature. Its versatility is righteous. I don't have the free-weight accessories but I found ... read more

  • Soloflex ,Oh yeah baby

    Nov 18, 2007 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: small footprint , many exercises, no jarrring on my joints, good results.
    Cons: time to change parts, {no biggie}

    Summary: I had a solflex machine yrs ago when I lived in a apartment.I sold it when I moved to a house. I have exercised with free weights{mostly dumbells}and bought a Bowflex. I missed the soloflex , I missed the pullups and dips and the machine in ... read more

  • Lower body workout extraordinaire......

    Sep 15, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Multitude of lower body exercises, sturdy construction, easy to use, very comfortable, and appealing design.
    Cons: None

    Summary: The Soloflex Rockit is a very impressive piece of equipment. I've done all kinds of squats on all kinds of machines, including free weight squats. What the Soloflex Rockit offers, in comparison to other squat routines, is comfort, stability, and ease of ... read more

  • Let's clear up some of the confusion.

    Aug 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small footprint, safety, number of exercises, easy to change between exercises, looks great.
    Cons: Expensive, some exercises have an unacceptably strange feel to them.

    Summary: I hate writing reviews but I felt compelled to write one on the Soloflex because there is so little accurate information available anywhere on the internet for those looking to do some research on this particular machine. Myself, I have trained on and ... read more

  • SOLOFLEX - 20 Years Later

    Feb 16, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Basic exercises, no spotter, Progressive resistance, Free-Body Exercises, Floating Arm.
    Cons: Leg Extension attachment non-adjustable. WeightStraps are VERY expensive to replace.

    Summary: I've been using a Soloflex Muscle Machine for twenty years. The Soloflex machine has been around since 1978... and pretty much has stayed the same - give or take a few comfort related improvements - and the added Butterfly and Leg Extension ... read more

  • Very effective tool

    Jan 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: See review body
    Cons: See review body

    Summary: I bought my Soloflex about 16 years ago. I've used it fairly inconsistently during that time, in on-again-off-again cycles, not because of the SF but because of "life". I've read the other reviews with great interest. It seems to me that if you're an ... read more

  • Soloflex the perfect home gym.

    Nov 17, 2006 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Easy to use, no heavy weights to lug around, perfect in every way, accepts freeweights.
    Cons: Weightstraps can wear out, but can be purchased at soloflex or ebay.

    Summary: I have worked out for the past twenty years since becoming a police officer and recently decided to purchase a soloflex to have a home gym. I was not disappointed. I have found the soloflex to be perfect in every way. From it's great looks, it is ... read more

  • Soloflex

    Aug 18, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very sturdy, built to last. Pull up and dip exercises, real weight resistance.
    Cons: Short bench and leg ext., a little difficult for a taller person, price.

    Summary: I have the Soloflex and the Bowflex and I prefer the Soloflex. I first bought the Soloflex for about $1600.00 and you get everything all in one box, the dip bar, leg ext., resistance plates, etc. It does not take up a lot of room and although very ... read more

  • Rockit to the moon with the best legs in outer space by Soloflex

    Aug 17, 2006 by jo.com is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Sports & Outdoors
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Works all leg muscles, calves and buttocks; well made.
    Cons: Really none.

    Summary: I’ve had a chance to see a couple of pieces of equipment made by Soloflex. Rockit by Soloflex is an impressive machine. In many of my reviews when I’ve referred to squats I’ve said that you should be shown how to do them properly. In addition ... read more

  • Soloflex, effective and worthwhile purchase

    Jun 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sensible, efficient and targeted
    Cons: Extremely Pricey to replace weight straps. 

    Summary: I'm writing as I purchased a used Soloflex several weeks ago. I'd like to add my thoughts of this useful piece of equipment so that others can make thoughtful decisions. I won't be going over what all comes with the system as that info is ... read more

  • I Love This Machine

    Jun 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's durable, takes little space and is safe and easy to use.
    Cons: The cost is a little high, but well worth the money.

    Summary: I purchased my Soloflex (SF) machine over twenty years ago. I was living in a small apartment at the time and I liked the fact that the SF didn't take up much room. Also, it was a very attractive piece of equipment. I never regretted purchasing it. I ... read more

  • My 20 year old Soloflex

    Jun 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Space efficient, marvelous simplicty, rugged construction, effective workout capacity
    Cons: Dip bars too narrow, stand can be a bit wobbly with certain exercises

    Summary: I first purchased my Soloflex in 1986. I am a LONG TIME bodybuilder/weightlifter. I have used literally tons of freeweights, and most machines on the market in various gyms. I am now 42 yrs old and have used the Soloflex (SF) over the past 20 years. ... read more

  • AVOID SOLOFLEX LIKE THE PLAUGE!!

    Dec 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Read review
    Cons: Read review

    Summary: I've owned a Soloflex for close to ten years now (as of Oct '05), and throughout this time have used two Bowflex's (for significant periods of time on both occasions), free-weights and weight machines in gyms of all types (mechanical and electrical) for ... read more

  • 20-25 years in business means something.

    Oct 30, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A proven design with 20-25 years in the marketplace.Great equipment built to last a lifetime.
    Cons: VERY,VERY HEAVY.Replacements for the weight straps look to be expensive.

    Summary: This is my first review,so i will try to be to the point.I had determined that i would like to replace my free wights with a machine that kept me from getting squashed like a bug,if i should drop the weights.this year a former -MIAMI DOLPHINS-player died ... read more

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