These all-in-one weight machines, or home gym machines, are complete solutions for a home or commercial gym. They are also sometimes called “universal” weight machines, which comes from a brand name, Universal, from decades ago that made its way into generic use.
Most of these machines include weight stacks, which make them a complete solution for someone who is starting with no equipment whatsoever. One thing you might want to add is a few cable attachments for additional exercises, but at least a couple attachments come with every machine. Further details on the specs are explained below.
If you’re purchasing more than one weight machine, such as for a school or commercial facility, contact us for a quote.
|Resistance Type||Max Resistance||Leg Press||Price|
|Best Fitness BFMG20||Home||1||Selectorized||150lb||No|
|Powerline PHG1000X||Home||1||Selectorized / Freeweight||270lb Freeweight / 150lb Selectorized||No|
|Body Solid SBL460P4||Commercial||3||Freeweight||None||Squat|
|Body Solid G10B||Commercial||2||Selectorized||260lb (2), 520lb Leg Press||Optional|
|Body Solid G4I||Commercial||1||Selectorized||210lb||Optional|
|Body Solid EXM1500S||Home||1||Selectorized||160lb||No|
|Body Solid EXM3000LPS||Commercial||2-3||Selectorized||210lb (2), 420lb Leg Press||Yes|
|Body Solid EXM4000S||Commercial||3-4||Selectorized||210lb (3), 420lb Leg Press||Optional|
|BodyCraft Galena Pro||Commercial||1||Selectorized||200lb, 300lb Leg Press||Optional|
|BodyCraft K2.1||Commercial||2||Selectorized||400lb Squat/Press, 200lb Functional Trainer||Optional|
|BodyCraft PFT v2||Commercial||1||Selectorized||210lb (2)||Squat|
|BodyCraft Xpress Pro||Commercial||1||Selectorized||200lb, 400lb Leg Press||Optional|
|BodyCraft X2||Commercial||2||Selectorized||200lb (2), 400lb Leg Press||Yes|
|BodyCraft X4||Commercial||4||Selectorized||200lb (4), 400lb Leg Press||Yes|
- Home Grade – Usually 14 gauge, 2″x2″ steel tubing. Moving parts are usually made with bushings, so you can sense some friction, particularly with cable exercises because the carriage rubs against the guide rods all the way up, and it gets worse with time. The pulleys are usually nylon or plastic, which adds friction too, especially once they get worn. The seat pads may not be very firm or thick.
- Commercial Grade – Usually 11 or 12 gauge, 2″x3″ or 3″x3″ steel tubing. Moving parts are often made with bearings for smoother low-friction movement, and with a little oil they can function like new for a very long time. The pulleys are usually aluminum, which won’t wear like plastic. The seat pads are thick and firm. The frame is very stable, and things don’t wobble around. These machines are meant to last through daily use for many years.
Max Users – The maximum number of simultaneous users.
Resistance Type – Selectorized weights are the easy pin-select type with rectangular plates stacked on top of each other and numbered by weight. Freeweight refers to a machine that uses the round weight plates also used on barbells, so on these machines you’ll need to slide your weight plates (not included) on and off the machines, and because of this versatility you can potentially load them heavier than selectorized systems.
Max Resistance – This includes any optional upgrade. The leg press on some machines has a feature that doubles the resistance.
Leg Press – Everyone wants a leg press, so we’ve listed it. Some machines come with it standard, and on others you have to pay for the option. Some machines have a standing squat station instead of a seated leg press.