10 Best Home Gym Equipment For Men and WomenEditor choice
Getting membership at a gym is very expensive and has some other limitations as well. You can’t opt for paying a visit to the gym any time you want, or it might not be very close to your house, or it might not be convenient enough to workout according to your daily schedule. But even with all these restrictions, keeping fit is important. To solve these issues, you can buy home gym equipment and stay tension free with a one-time investment.
While choosing the best home gym equipment, along with other factors, keep the following factors in mind:
To enlighten you about the best home gym equipment, we present you the 10 best home gym equipment reviews.
Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE
This machine is called the ultimate home gym. It provides more than 70 exercise options, which is more than double than its competitors. This all in one home gym equipment offers resistance for exercises via Bowflex Power Rods, instead of putting weight stacks. These rods can generally provide up to 210 pounds of resistance. However, if you are stronger and need further resistance, you can upgrade them to provide 310 pounds or 410 pounds of resistance.
With the cable pully system that is used in this machine, you will hardly ever need to change the cables. The pully system offers 4 different positions for allowing you to work on all parts of your body, with different angles. Despite of accommodating more than 70 exercises, the all in one home gym equipment takes up only 8 feet by 6.5 feet space at your house. But, it is 6’11” high. So, make sure there is at least 7 feet space between your floor and ceiling.
This machine is designed to accommodate only one person at once with only one comfortable seat. But it does include 5 types of hand grips for further improvising your workout.
The Bowflex rods are covered by a lifetime warranty; and the frame is covered by a 7 years warranty, which is better than almost all of its competitors.
The only drawback is that it doesn’t come up with an instruction DVD. However, you can find many guides online and hence this should never be the issue.
The price range isn’t very high. This is overall a very good buy for anyone with any kind of fitness.
Yukon Wolverine Multi-Station
With multiple sections, Yukon Wolverine is among the largest home gym equipment. It takes 9’2” in width, 12’ in length and 6’10” in height. It weighs 610 pounds approximately, including the weight stack. So, you will have to consider allowing a large space for this giant home gym equipment. Also, because of its weight, you will hardly be able to move it once it is installed. So, think before installing and choose a place where it will remain for a long time.
Yukon Wolverine Multi-Section gym equipment allows option of 27 exercises. Multiple people can work out at the same time; generally up to 8 people. The resistance is used with weight stack, and there is 200 pounds weight set up by default.
You can perform vertical bench press, military press, shoulder shrugs, Pec flys, Standing curl, leg extension, cable crossovers, reverse curl, standing leg curl, cable pull down, triceps extension, squats, cable pull down reverse, triceps kick-backs, calf raises, cable row, Ab crunches, Dips, etc.
This giant home gym equipment is covered by a lifetime warranty on the entire machine, including frame and parts.
Bodycraft Galena Pro
The Bodycraft Galena Pro has two different sections and can be used by multiple people at the same time. This giant home gym equipment allows 25 types of workouts and is good for people with different strength, height and sex. Both the sections have one seat each. Each of the seats is adjustable and is designed with high-density foam.
The Genela Pro from Bodycraft is 6’ in length, 4’10” in width and 6’9” in height. It weighs approximately 480 pounds. The home gym is built with steel tubing, which is heavy gauge. It has only 200 pounds of resistance, which is upgradable.
This machine can include an additional feature of a leg press with up to 300 pounds of resistance, but additional charge will be required as it is not included in the original purchase.
An additional beauty is its instruction DVD.
Bodycraft covers the Genela Pro with a lifetime warranty on the frame and moving parts.
Total Gym Fit
This home gym equipment features the most number of exercises than any other home gym equipment. You can perform 85 types of exercises. This machine doesn’t use weight stack for resistance. It rather uses your own body weight as resistance and you can set the resistance level according to your requirements with the glide board that it features.
Despite of being able to support so many exercises, this home gym equipment doesn’t require much space. It is only 4’2.5” in length, 1’6.5” in width and 8.5” in height. It is much lighter than other home gyms and can be moved quite easily.
Total Gym Fit comes with a nutritional program and 6 instructional DVDs. So, you can easily use the machine to get optimal results.
Total Gym Fit is covered with a lifetime warranty on the frame, like other home gym equipment. But its moving parts are covered by a 2 years’ warranty only.
With five stations, the Body-Solid G1S allows 40 exercises. It only has one seat, but can still be used by a few people together. The machine’s frame is built with heavy-duty steel-gauge. The design is pretty compact and is good even for small houses.
The machine is 4’ in length and 3’ in width. But it’s 7’ in height. So, high ceiling is a must.
The Body-Solid G1S uses weight stack for resistance. It features 160 pounds of weight resistance, but it is not upgradable. So, many power body-builders complain that they can’t do hard workout on this. They can do light exercise though. So, if you are a very strong body builder, keep this in mind before buying this. Another drawback of this machine is that it doesn’t have any option for performing leg press.
However, still people love this machine because it takes small place, yet allows 40 types of workouts, which help them to keep their whole body fit.
The Powerline BSG10x is an average machine, which doesn’t offer anything extra-ordinary, but does offer almost all the features that you need from a home gym. It only has one seat, but the seat is adjustable. The design of the machine is pretty compact, but to be able to perform all the 40 exercises, you will need at least 6’6” in length and 6’3” in width.
The machine uses weight stacks as resistance and 160 pounds of resistance is provided with the machine. The machine weighs only 328 pound, including the weight stacks. Abs crunch harness, row bar, lat bar, etc. all are included, but a leg press system isn’t included. If you want the leg press system, you will have to purchase it separately. But it is available.
The Powerline BSG10x is covered by a 10 year warranty warranty on the frame, but it has only one year warranty for the parts.
Life Fitness G2
The Life Fitness G2 is a basic home gym offering 25 different exercises. It uses weight stack as resistance and 160 pounds of weight is provided by default. However, an additional 50 pounds is available and can be added to the home gym.
The gym is 5’11” in length, 4’ in width and 6’11” in height. The weight of the home gym is 379 pounds or 429 pounds, depending on the weight stack you are using.
The Life Fitness G2 is covered with a lifetime warranty on its frame, but pads and cables are covered by only a 3 year warranty. The manufacturer doesn’t supply any DVD or video instruction on how to use the machine. However, the usage is pretty basic and anyone with basic gym experience can easily use the machine.
Powertec Workbench Multi-System
Powertec Workbench Multi-System takes a large work area and supports 20 type of exercise. This machine can be used by multiple people at the same time. The machine uses weight stack as resistance and you can use up to 500 pounds of resistance with this machine, is more than almost any of its competitors. Therefore, this machine is ideal for hardcore workouts by very strong body builders. But with flexibility of setting resistance at any level, anyone can easily use the product.
It takes a lot of space to use the machine. It is 10’ in length, 6’ in width and 6’7” in height. This machine weighs around 200 pounds without the resistance.
This machine doesn’t include all the necessary accessories, but there are many accessories that you can easily purchase.
Powerline P2X features six different workstations and supports 22 different exercises. This machine uses weight stacks as resistance and 160 pounds of weight stacks is included with the product. You can add 50 pounds extra resistance if you want. If it is used without the leg press option that is not included with the original purchase, then it’s a pretty compact machine. But adding the leg press option increases the dimension dramatically.
This machine is 5’11” in length, 5’6” in width and 6’11” in height.
The frame of this machine is covered by a 10 years warranty, but the warranty for parts is only one year.
Body-Solid EXM 2500S
The Body-Solid EXM 2500S is a great home gym because of its versatility and durability. It supports up to 21 types of exercise. The weight of the machine is 210 pounds. The frame is built using steel and the cables are made from nylon pulleys which are reinforced by fiberglass.
The machine is 4’2.5” in width and 6’9” in height. This machine can weigh up to 440 pounds.
The frame and all the parts are covered with a lifetime warranty.
So, as you have read our review on first ten of the best home gym equipment for men and women, hopefully you will be able to choose the perfect home gym for you. Grab your home gym and stay healthy and fit.