Home Gyms, or multi-gyms, used to be found only in your local health club, but in recent years, they’ve become a popular piece of exercise equipment for home use, too.
With one of these machines, you can perform dozens of strength-building exercises, enabling you to get a true, total body workout.
Some Home Gym models, such as those by Body Solid, utilize weight stacks for resistance. Others, such as the various Bowflex models, employ a rods system to offer resistance. Still, others use leverage plates and resistance bands.
Depending upon your goals, any of these methods can get the job done.
- 1 Home Gym Benefits
- 2 Best Home Gym Reviews
- 2.1 Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM2500S Home Gym Reviews
- 2.2 Gold’s Gym XRS 55 Home Gym Reviews
- 2.3 Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Reviews
- 2.4 Bodycraft Xpress Pro Home Gym Reviews
- 2.5 Marcy Smith Cage Workout Machine Total Body Home Gym Reviews
- 2.6 Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Reviews
- 2.7 Bodycraft X4 Home Gym Reviews
- 2.8 Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Reviews
- 2.9 Powerline Home Gym Reviews
- 2.10 Marcy MWM-988 Home Gym Reviews
- 2.11 Bowflex Xceed Home Gym Reviews
Home Gym Benefits
Home Gym Convenience
You can get a complete strength workout in the comfort of your home. No waiting in line at a health club to use the home gym.
Home Gym Safety
Unlike when using free weights, you won’t have to worry about a heavy barbell crashing onto your chest during a failed lift. So long as you follow the instruction manual or DVD, you should always be safe when working out.
Home Gym Multiple users
In addition to the variety of exercises you can perform, some models feature two or three weight stacks, allowing other family or friends can use the machine at the same time.
Home Gym Brands Review
Hoist Home Gym, Body Solid Home Gym, Bowflex Home Gym, BodyCraft Home Gym, Powertec Home Gym, Weider Home Gym, and Marcy Home Gym are among the most popular home gym brands, and offer machines across a range of price points.
For a basic, multi-station system, expect to pay at least $500. You can go much higher, of course, up into the thousands of dollars for health-club level equipment.
Look for a model with at least 200 pounds of resistance, a chest/shoulder press, high pulley, low pulley, leg extension, and leg curl stations.
A solid frame constructed of tubular or rectangular steel is a good point to look for, too.
More than when considering any other type of exercise equipment, it’s important for you to ensure that you have enough space in your home to accommodate a home gym, as these machines tend to have a large footprint. (A dedicated room, garage, or basement tends to work well.)
Best Home Gym Reviews
Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM2500S Home Gym Reviews
Gold’s Gym XRS 55 Home Gym Reviews
Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Reviews
Bodycraft Xpress Pro Home Gym Reviews
Marcy Smith Cage Workout Machine Total Body Home Gym Reviews
Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym Reviews
Bodycraft X4 Home Gym Reviews
Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym Reviews
Powerline Home Gym Reviews
Marcy MWM-988 Home Gym Reviews
Bowflex Xceed Home Gym Reviews
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