BODYGUARD ELLIPTICAL REVIEWS
General Information:Bodyguard introduced two new Chinese models at the low end of the line two years ago and the results were stunning?as in good. Bodyguard has only been manufacturing treadmills since 1995 but they have used the same quality construction that has been their trademark since 1969. Their parent company is Procycle, a large Canadian company.
Manufacturing Philosophy:Their design philosophy is to build a good treadmill and then price it according to the cost of the quality level. Many makers like to pinpoint the price point they want and then build the treadmill to the price point which causes most to cut corners in order to hit a sales price. This philosophy forces them to abandon low price points but ends up benefiting the consumer. The new T200 would seem to abandon this philosophy.
Company Outlook : Bodyguard is similar to the celebrity Britney Spears. They seem to have everything they need but they keep making sad, sad decisions. Due to their anemic U.S.A. dealer base we wonder how long Procycle will want to continue to keep Bodyguard in the United States. They do have a strong dealer base in Canada.