There are few, if any, brand names in the fitness industry as household as Bowflex, and it has been that way since the company’s inception in 1986. One reason for this fitness titan’s ubiquity is that the company continues to innovate and the equipment continues to evolve . Bowflex continues to find new, unique ways to make home workouts easy, affordable, and space-efficient. Whether its the time-tested tension rod system of the original Bowflex machines, or the somewhat recent SelectTech weight system that compresses and entire rack of dumbbells into a single pair, Bowflex continues to be one badass innovator when it comes to home fitness. Seriously though, those Select Tech weight. Quite possibly one of the greatest fitness inventions of all time.