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Top 7 Best Home Gym Machines Reviewed

It seems like every single day we hear that people aren’t getting enough exercise, and even more so, people are having health problems due to being overweight. Although let’s face it, it’s kind of hard to find the extra time to go to the gym every day or get up early in the morning for a run.

However, in today’s society, we do have something called a home gym which can provide a variety of exercises for a workout at home. Although finding the right home gym might seem hard, we’ll give you all the information you need to find the right one with the features you need.


Product

Detail

Price

Rating

Marcy MWM-990

$

4 out of 5

Bowflex PR1000

$

4.5 out of 5

Marcy Smith Cage MD-9010G

$$

4 out of 5

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym

$$

4 out of 5

Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM2500S

$$$

4.5 out of 5

Body-Solid EXM3000LPS

$$$

4.5 out of 5

Marcy MWM-988

$

3.5 out of 5


Marcy MWM-990

This workout station is equipped with 150 lbs of adjustable vertical weight that you can use as you try over 30 different exercises. Additionally, it comes equipped with a dual functioning press for your arms; as a result, you’ll be able to accomplish both chest presses and pec-flys.

Furthermore, this machine also comes equipped with a dual functioning leg developer for both leg extensions and curls. Although, the features of this station doesn’t end there, as an overhead pulley is also included so you can work on your core.


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ It's compact compared to other machines.

+ It only cost $400.

+ It includes a weight stack lock.

REASONS TO AVOID

- Its maximum weight resistance is 150 lbs.

- Not as many workout options compared to other gyms.


Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

The Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym only has a little over 25 different exercises to choose from. Although, it does have more than 200 lbs of adjustable resistance, and the ability to transform into a fully functioning rowing machine.

In addition, you can change the pulley’s positioning to a variety of locations for different intensity’s in your workout routine. Moreover, the gym comes equipped with a squat station, and the machine’s bench even folds up so you can use less space.


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ The bench folds for extra compactness

+ Its weight resistance can be optimized up to 210 lbs

+ It only cost about $500

REASONS TO AVOID

- Not as many workout options compared to other gyms

- The gym is limited mainly to pulley type exercises


Marcy Smith Cage MD-9010G

This next machine is easily considered a heavy-duty home gym, as it is made to allow lifting free weights weighing up to a combined 600 lbs. Also, you’ll be by no means bored any time soon with this machine, as it is capable of helping you perform over 100 different exercises.

This home gym comes equipped with a dual overhead pulley, a total leg developer, a pec-fly station and more. Moreover, this gym comes with safety measures to keep you safe when you’re lifting overhead free weights. 


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ A maximum 600 lbs of free weights can be used for resistance

+ Wide selection of workout options.

+ The station is equipped to store free weights

REASONS TO AVOID

- It costs $1000

- It weighs over 400 lbs


Bowflex Blaze Home Gym

This home gym has a great variety of over 60 exercises to choose from for your workout. In addition, it also includes more than 200lbs of adjustable resistance and the option of upgrading to over 400lbs of resistance.

This machine also comes equipped to do to leg presses, and it can transform into an aerobic rowing machine to get those extra calories off. Also, in your workout routine, you’ll be able to take advantage of both lateral and squat bars that come equipped with the gym.


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ Wide selection of workout options.

+ The resistance can be optimized up to 420 lbs

+ The bench folds for extra compactness.

REASONS TO AVOID

- It cost about $800

- The gym is limited mainly to pulley type exercises


Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM2500S Home Gym

The Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM2500S Home Gym is a gym with so many features that it won’t leave you needing any new workout ideas soon. This machine comes with two separate stations that are divided among different features. These different features include the chest press and reverse pec-fly station, an exercise pulley, a leg extender and curl station, and more!

 On top of all of these features, the station has an adjustable vertical weight that adjust by increments of 10lbs to a maximum weight of 210lbs.


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ Maximum weight resistance is 210 lbs

+ Wide selection of workout options

+ The pulleys can be moved into 3 different positions

REASONS TO AVOID

- It weighs about 450 lbs

- It costs $1000


Body-Solid Multi-Station Selectorized Gym (EXM3000LPS)

The next home gym on the list is a multi-station gym that’s designed for up to three simultaneous users. These stations include all the equipment needed to accomplish leg presses, calf raises, pec-flys, chest presses, shoulder presses, and so much more! In addition to these features, the machine comes with two adjustable vertical weights that are 210 lbs each. There’s an advantage of having these two separate vertical weights, as they can be combined for a maximum of 420 lbs of resistance.


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ Wide selection of workout options.

+ Maximum weight resistance is 420lbs.

+ Three people can use this gym at once.

REASONS TO AVOID

- It cost almost $3000

- It weighs almost 1000 lbs


Marcy MWM-988

The Marcy MWM-988 is only equipped with an adjustable vertical weight of 150lbs, but it’s still a great gym with all of its features. The gym comes with the standard equipment for the chest press, the pec-fly, and even includes an adjustable butterfly attachment to use in your exercise routine.

In addition, while this machine sports only one lateral pulley, the pulley can be adjusted between two positions. Also, there’s a bicep pad included that you can use while sitting to add some arm curls to your workout.


SPECIFICATIONS


Best for:  Pro Lifters     Weight: 4-41 kg     Material: Metal

Type: Adjustable

REASONS TO BUY

+ It only costs $500

+ It’s quite compact

+ Its chest press mechanic can be used with a single arm at a time

REASONS TO AVOID

- Maximum weight resistance is 150 lbs.

- Not as many workout options compared to other gyms

- It weighs over 400 lbs


Final Thoughts

The home gyms like the Marcy MWM-990, 988, and Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym are all fantastic choices for a first time buyer because of their compact size, low price, and overall exercise selection. On the other hand, if you already have a gym and need an upgrade, the other listed options are a great choice because of their increased selection of exercises.

If I were to recommend one, it would probably be the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym because of its variety of different exercises and additionally, it can transform into a rowing machine! Although, be sure you check out all of these machines and their advantages; you may have a hard time picking one because they’re all amazing choices!


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