|Weider, Powertec, BodyCraft and MegaFitness|
In case you want to purchase a multi gym for your home, it doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Mid-range multi-gyms include adjustable bench for sitting or reclining, stacked metal weights with pin selection for load, pull down bars for back exercise, press bars for pushing and pulling, leg extension system, leg curl system, and seated cable row system for back and arms exercise. Consider your goals and commitment and start from there.
Some advantages of a home gym are that you don’t need a lot of equipment, you save time on traveling to gyms and health clubs, you can work out before work or after work or on the weekends or even in the middle of the night, and your partner can share the workouts. If you decide to a home gym you will need to decide what equipment is best for you. You might prefer a multi-gym where everything is compact and available on the one machine and it comes with a guide book to describe how to do each exercise. Some of the top multi-gyms range from around $500 to $1,000, below are some to choose from.
Weider Advantage is similar to Bowflex. It is low in price and is good for entry level weight training. Some of the features are resistance up to 440 lbs., optional lat bar, 65 possible exercises, fold-up bench for storage. It also has a lifetime warranty on the bars and a 5-year warranty on all other parts.
BodyCraft Galena Pro has a unique corner-fitting feature making it a great option if you need to save space. It has a dual station with one weight stack, leg press optional, corner design, unique pec fly arrangement, heavy duty construction, 200 lb weight stack, and has a lifetime warranty for original owner. A leg press is an additional $300.
Mega Smith System has a powerful array of exercise options including a power rack, Olympic smith bar, chin-up bar, dip station, pec station with built-in seat, lat pull down, low row, leg extension/curl, and preacher curl. This system includes a lifetime warranty.