So you would rather work out at home than join a Gym? You’re not the only one, but not everyone has the space at home for all the equipment you would normally see within a Gym. A home gym is the perfect solution for those short on space, unlike the equipment at the Gym which is usually a separate piece of apparatus for each body part, a Multi Gym enables you to carry out a number of exercises from one machine. However, finding the best Multi Gym for you can be tough, that’s why we’ve put together this resource – a one-stop-shop, all-inclusive guide to help you find the Multi Gym that will fit around your home and your needs.
|Marcy Eclipse HG3000 Compact Home Gym||£££||5.0|
|Kettler Fitmaster Premium||£££||4.5|
|Weider Pro 5500 Home System Multi Gym||£££||4.5|
|V-fit STG/09-3 Herculean Modular Compact PYTHON Gym||£££||4.0|
|Weider 8700 Multi Gym||£££||4.0|
Types of Multi gym
Multi Gyms are generally the same in style, how you choose your multi gym will depend on the room you have available in your home. If you don’t have much room to house your equipment then you’ll be looking for something a bit more compact, which invariably means you will not be looking for a multi gym with a flat bench as this would need larger floor space than an upright bench, this does not take away from the exercises you are able to perform.
Advantages of Using a Multi gym
– No Gym Membership. Membership fees to your local gym can be expensive, unless you live close to a low-cost gym then you could be looking at up to £70 a month, if you factor that over a year that’s over £800 a year, if you purchase a multi gym then that’s just a one-off purchase that will last you many years.
– Convenience. Having a multigym means you can work out whenever you please, without any restrictions and within the comfort of your own home. Use your weight training equipment for as long as you please without worrying about being in the way of other gym users, you can also play your own music that gets you in the zone whilst working out. The best thing is there is no need to travel, simply get changed and off you go.
– No waiting. We’ve all been there, you’re mid-workout and the piece of equipment you want to use is currently in action, you have to stand around waiting for someone else to finish their workout, even worse if they are hogging the machine and stay on it during their rest between sets. None of this will be a problem in your own home.
– Hygiene. Lifting weights at home means you do not have to rely on others to take hygiene into account. No need to worry if someone else has wiped down the equipment before you have a go, the only germs you have to worry about are your own.
Reviews of the 5 Best Multi Gyms
The Kettler Fitmaster Premium is one of the best multi gym on the market when it comes to value for money. This training station is able to train all the major muscle groups featuring bench press, butteryfly station and rowing action for both arms.
The lower pulley system with leg stretching and rope extension offers the facility for more exercises. Height adjustable seat and padded back-rest, with adjustable middle section for rowing action exercises.
The Weider PRO 5500 Multi Gym is designed with home users in mind who seek a versatile machine for safe, comfortable and effective workouts. The multi gym has a weight stack of 85kg (187.4lbs) and can withstand the maximum user weight of 150kg (330.7lbs). It is equipped with a butterfly station with padded horizontal butterfly arms, an arm press, high and low pulley stations as well as a leg developer with padded, 4-foam station that isolates quads and hamstrings for leg extensions and curls.
A comfortable workout position has been ensured by an adjustable seat and preacher pad, while an ankle strap helps you get the most of the pulleys.
Herculean Compact Python Home Gym System from V-fit. The Python Home Gym System has a heavy-duty tubular steel frame and an upright seated exercise position. The deep padded seat and backrest provides comfort whilst you exercise, while a double-up, on-line cabling, weight resistance system lets you get more out of your workouts, providing a huge maximum of 90kg of training resistance.
This full size home gym provides for a range of exercises, targeting all your major muscle groups, to give you a full-body strength building and toning workout. For anaerobic training, you can work out your legs with leg extensions and back leg curls, perform upright rows and crunches or sit ups. For your upper body you can develop your pecs with the pec-dec, tone your chest with the chest press and your lats with the lat pull-down – all without the need to change cables. For aerobic conditioning there’s an integrated aerobic stepper station at the rear and for specifically targeting abdominals there’s the vkr / dip station. Maximum user weight up to 125kg/276lbs.
The Weider 8700 multi gym enables you to have varied strength training thanks to its chest press, chest fly or high and low pulley with a bicep curl pad. The four-roller leg unit can help you in developing quad and hamstring muscles and with the lat bar you can work on your triceps.
The multi gym has a 57kg (125lbs) weight stack and the maximum resistance of 150kg (330lbs) on certain exercises.
It is supplied with a preacher curl pad, an ankle strap with handle, and an exercise chart.
So if you’re looking to perform a range of different exercises in the comfort of your own home, tone up, build up, and improve your cardiovascular fitness – whatever your goal may be the Weider 8700 multi gym has all the options on offer.
The V-fit CUG2 Compact Upright Home Gym is a great choice for the keen fitness enthusiast who wants to work out in the privacy of their own home. This Compact Upright Home Gym allows you to exercise all your major muscle groups and provides a full body workout.
The deep padded seat and upright backrest provides comfort whilst you exercise, while a double-up, on-line cabling, weight resistance system lets you get more out of your workouts, providing a maximum of 72kg of training resistance.
You can work out your legs with leg extensions and back leg curls, or perform upright rows and crunches or sit ups. For your upper body you can develop your pecs with the pec-dec, tone your chest with the chest press and your lats with the lat pull-down – all without the need to change cables. Maximum user weight up to 125kg/276lbs.