ImageHow many times have you watched the Bowflex commercials from the comfort of your couch and wondered what the crafty contraption could do to help you lose weight? If the answer is more times than you can count, you are not alone.

Bowflex, which uses NFL player Brett Favre to tout the products on its site, has been a staple on the informercial circuit for years. But does it really produce results? According to testimonials, the answer is a resounding "yes." Bowflex clients boast of pounds and inches lost.

Bowflex was created by the Nautilus group, which is the company behind the StairMaster, Schwinn and Nautilus home and exercise equipment.  

The Bowflex is a home gym that promises convenience and a full body workout rolled into one. What many people do not realize is that there are actually a handful of Bowflex products including the Bowflex Ultimate Home Gym, the Bowflex Ultimate 2 Home Gym, Bowflex Xtreme SE Home Gym, Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym and the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym.

Prices range from $899 to $2,299 depending on which variation you select. Each machine offers between 60 to 95-plus exercises. In just six weeks, it is possible to transform your body from head to toe with the help of one of the Bowflex's machines.

ImageThey even have a 6-week challenge where participants use the Bowflex 20 minutes a day, three times a week.

Based on the program, women shed an average of 17 pounds of fat while men lost about 28 pounds of fat in just six weeks. In addition to the Bowflex machine, customers receive a personalized workout, along with the help of a Bowflex dietitian and fitness expert.

With the Bowflex, you will be able to perform both strength training and circuit workouts. An effective strength training regimen builds muscle which ensures that the body is burning calories at all times, even when it's at rest. Circuit workouts not only increase strength and boost the metabolism, they keep the body in its target heart rate and burning calories throughout the workout.

It is like having an entire gym in one simple machine. From lying leg curls to seated calf raises,
the Bowflex is adjustable and can be used for just about any exercise. Of course, you also don't have to worry about waiting in line for the machines the way you have to at many fitness clubs.

Not only will the Bowflex save you time that would be spent traveling to and from the gym, 
it can be conveniently folded and rolled away when it's not use. If you are not satisfied with your results, you can return your Bowflex machine before six weeks for a full refund, minus the cost of shipping and handling.