Home Gyms - Reviews and Recommendations

bowflex pr1000 home gym 1mHome Gyms Reviews and Recommendations provide you with information and our opinions about home gym exercise machines. You can agree with us or not, but we have really tried to provide as objective reviews as possible - after all, opinions and requirements differ.

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However, this doesn't influence our reviews, because the reasons why we might like a specific home gym machine could be the reasons why you don't like it and vise versa :)


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Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Review

bowflex revolution home gym mThe Bowflex Revolution Home Gym is a home workout machine that stands out from the crowd due to its unique SpiraFlex plate technology resistance system.

The SpiraFlex system was developed for NASA for allowing astronauts living in the International Space Station to perform exercises to stay fit regardless of gravity.

Fortunately, lay people too can take benefit of this technology, thanks to the Bowflex Revolution Home Gym. A major benefit of this workout machine is that it offers resistance through the whole range of motion.

Published: January 28, 2021.

Bowflex Xceed Home Gym Review

bowflex xceed mThe Bowflex Xceed Home Gym was initially launched in 2006. The new version is a slightly improved one and has features like a wider backrest and a more aesthetic design. But the most remarkable feature of the Bowflex Xceed Home Gym is its power rod resistance system which has some prominent advantages over the standard home gyms that have weight stacks or plates.

This is a mid-range home gym by Bowflex and costs higher than their cheapest model PR1000 and much lower than their top of the line model Bowflex Revolution.

Published: October 21, 2020.

Total Gym XLS Home Gym

total gym xls trainer 1mtotal gym xls trainer 3mTotal Gym XLS Trainer is a gravity-based resistance system that creates a smooth and fluid workout routine.

It is a very compact exercise machine when compared with other home gyms, but it has limits in number and type of exercises and resistance.

Updated: August 10, 2020.

Marcy Home Gym Cage System Workout Station for Weightlifting, Bodybuilding and Strength Training MWM-7041 Review

marcy mwm 7041 mIf a fitness fan is looking for racking up a stronger physique with a reasonably priced weight bench cage featuring a lat pull-down station, their search should end at the Marcy MWM-7041 Home Gym Cage System.

This workout station is not only equipped with the strength cage and lat bar, but also with a high and low pulley system and two dip bars. In other words, it’s a multi-purpose strength cage that offers the possibility of over 40 workouts.

Published: June 22, 2020.

Marcy MD-9010G Diamond Elite Smith System with Linear Bearings

marcy diamond elite smith cage 1mMarcy MD-9010G Diamond Elite Smith System with Linear Bearings is free weights home gym exercise machine with Smith System for increased safety and muscle isolation. It is a big and sturdy home gym exercise machine that comes with a nice price tag, especially considering that weights are not included.

Price of exercise machine and enough weights can be significant, but if you a serious athlete who wants to workout at the privacy of your home, consider this one - what you pay is what you get.

Published: June 20, 2020.


GR8FLEX Total Performance Gym - Golden XL Model Review

gr8flex total mThere are numerous types of exercise equipment on the market and normally these machines are specially designed for certain purposes or working on certain muscles.

Thus users who wish to exercise at home have to be complacent with whatever exercise equipment they’ve got or have to collect a variety of exercise machines or have to visit a gym to complete the exercises they’ve planned to achieve their fitness goals. But what if they get multiple exercises in a single machine?

Published: May 5, 2020.

Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym

bowflex pr3000 hg 1mbowflex-pr3000-hg-2mBowflex PR3000 Home Gym is resistance rods type home gym. It is great piece of equipment for anybody needing full body workout at home.

Resistance rods range from 5 to 210 pounds - with possible upgrade to 310 pounds (recommended). Also, small parts have relatively short warranty (60 days), but that can be upgrade too. Good home gym machine, with acceptable price tag.

Updated: April 3, 2020.

Bowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym Review

bowflex xtreme 2se mBowflex Xtreme 2SE Home Gym is an outstanding workout machine because it has some features that are really different and better than its precursors and competitors. This machine is especially useful for beginners because it’s very much versatile and offers more than 70 exercises to a lifter.

It’s a great revision over older models such as Bowflex Blaze and Bowflex PR1000, but doesn’t include the fold down bench.

Updated: March 14, 2020.

Weider Ultimate Body Works Home Gym

weider ultimate body works 1mWeider Ultimate Body Works Home Gym uses both bodyweight and power bands to create resistance, supporting some 50 exercises for legs, arms, abs, shoulders, back, and chest - full-body workout. It is a versatile exercise system, suitable for home use, and it comes at a very affordable price.

Updated: January 7, 2020.

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

bowflex pr1000 home gym 1mbowflex-pr1000-home-gym-2mBowflex PR1000 Home Gym is a great entry level home gym, offering 26+ different exercises for thorough, full-body workouts.

Bowflex PR1000 uses resistance rods varying from 5 to 210 pounds, keeping the total weight of the home gym very low, making it suitable for beginners and intermediate trainees, although advanced athletes can have a workout or two occasionally, if required.

Updated: January 4, 2020.

Marcy Stack Dual Function Home Gym MKM-81010 Review

marcy mkm 81010 mMarcy Stack Dual Function MKM-81010 Home Gym has got many similarities with MWM-990. However, it does have many extra features, including an adjustable backrest, main press having two positions and a heavier weight stack. Although it’s not a commercial grade machine, it’s great for home use since it creates the possibility of more than 30 different workouts.

Also, it’s budget-friendly due to a weight stack made of a concrete/vinyl combo, unlike other similar machines that have a cast iron stack, for example Powerline P1X.

Published: November 22, 2019.

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym Review and Recommendation

bowflex blaze home gym mBowflex Blaze Home Gym is resistance rods home gym designed to provide full body workout at the privacy of your home. Large number of exercise, variable resistance upgradable up to 410 pounds, sliding seat rail, compact design and other features make this home gym one of the most popular home gyms on the market.

Bowflex Blaze Home Gym is excellent home gym for beginners and medium advanced trainees and for all people who wants to train at home regularly.

Updated: September 21, 2019.

Marcy MWM-990 150-lb Multifunctional Home Gym

marcy mwm 990 home gym 1mMarcy MWM-990 Home Gym is weight stack home gym exercise machine, enabling a trainee to do the full body workout at the privacy of home in the very safe manner. It is single station home gym machine, but since the weights and exercises are easily changed, 2-3 persons can workout at the same time.

Published: March 5, 2019.

Powerline BSG10X Home Gym

powerline bsg10x home gym 1mpowerline bsg10x home gym 2mPowerline BSG10X Home Gym is weight stack home gym exercise machine. It is relatively compact piece of training equipment, but made very robust and durable. 160 pounds stack is usually more than enough for good, full body workout.