Best Home Gym (2018)


best home gym 2018


Best Home Gym under $500 (Value)
Best Home Gym under $1,000 (Mid-range)
Best Home Gym over $1,000 (Blow the budget)


Weightlifters, CrossFit trainers, triathletes or anyone who is a serious athlete and wants to be in peak physical form will have a desire for the ultimate gym at home. You might like to be sociable at the gym but imagine the benefit of fitting your training around your life when you want it. And, if you want sociable you can invite your friends over.

Aside from the convenience, the cost benefit of having a home gym is a huge selling point for making the initial investment into a few key pieces of kit.

Gym Fit Kit have compiled the following list of the best home gyms to invest in, at an entry-level, mid-range and blow-the-budget-this-is-my-life-so-I’m-going-to-have-it range.

Laid out below are comparison tables for the best selling models, based on reviews by real users, for an at-a-glance review of which home gym equipment would be suitable for your needs.


Best Home Gym under $500 Comparison Charts

If you’re a beginner or have a limited budget to start building your home gym the following four pieces of kit are all good buys that offer various benefits such as a compact design ideal for an apartment, value for money like the weight stack resistance on the Gold’s Gym XRS 50 or a simple bench that can offer a total body workout such as the hugely popular Weider Ultimate Body Works.

Weider Ultimate Body Works Weider 2980 Home Gym Marcy Multifunctional Home Gym Station Gold’s Gym XRS 50 Home Gym
Weider Ultimate Body Works Weider 2980 Home Gym Marcy Multifunctional Home Gym Station  Gold’s Gym XRS 50 Home Gym
Model WEBE15911 2980 MWM-990 GGSY24613
Average price $116.66
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$499.99
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$338.98
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Rating 4.4 3.4 4.2 3.7
Style Easy Storage Great value Popular Great Value
Type Bench, power bands, pulley Weight stack, press, pulley Weight stack, press, pulley Weight stack, press, pulley
Stack/Resistance 81/214 lb 150 lb/- 112/280 lb
User Weight 300 lb 300 lb 300 lb 300 lb
Exercises 100+ 36+ 30+ N/A
PRO
  • SpaceSaver design and easy storage
  • Targets all major muscle groups
  • Cable and pulley system for range of motion and perfect movement
  • Four power bands add an extra 50lbs of resistance
  • Adjustable incline
  • Sturdy
  • Sturdy frame
  • Small footprint suitable for a 7” ceiling
  • Six workout stations
  • Thick padding for comfort
  • Excellent value from durable vinyl plates not cast iron
  • Heavy-duty steel tubing and guard locks
  • Dual-functioning press arms for chest press and pec fly
  • No time wasted loading/unloading weight plates
  • Adjustable back pad
  • Compact footprint
  • Strong and durable build quality
  • Good for covering basic exercises
  • Excellent value for a 280 lb resistance
CON Not for big muscle builders You can’t add extra plates to upgrade the stack Range of motion is restricted for anyone over 6′ Range of motion is restricted for anyone over 6′
Area (inches) L 71 – W 26 – H 49 L 65 – W 37 – H 76 L 68 – W 36 – H 79 L 64 – W 38 – H 79
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Best Home Gym under $1000 Comparison Charts

For a little more budget, you can get a lot more for your money and the mid-range has some of the best home gyms to cover your needs. The Bowflex Blaze is a very popular choice that offer a full body workout and the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System can offer you a professional machine at a gym club standard at home for under a $1,000 – you get real value for money.

Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System Bowflex Blaze Body-Solid Powerline Home Gym
Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System Bowflex Blaze Body-Solid Powerline Home Gym
Model MD-9010 340000 BSG10X
Average price $999
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$639
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$769
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Rating 4.0 4.4 4.4
Style Professional Popular Compact
Type Cable, smith, pulley, free weights Power rod, pulley, cable Weight stack, press, pulley
Stack/Resistance -/600 lb -/210 lbs 160 lb/-
User Weight 300 lb 300 lb 344 lb
Exercises 100+ 60+ 40
PRO
  • The ultimate gym club machine for home
  • High pulley cable crossover
  • Every exercise you can at the gym
  • Elevated base frame for stability
  • Multiple cable and pulley positions
  • Power rod technology
  • Sliding seat rail for rowing
  • No cable change
  • Can upgrade to 410 lb resistance
  • Compact design
  • Tough and durable build
  • Workout stations designed to target specific muscles
  • No-cable-change design
CON Weight plates sold separately Not for big muscle building Light stack – not for big muscle builders
Area (inches) L 95 – W 79 – H 86 L 90 – W 38 – H 83 L 70 – W 42 – H 80
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Best Home Gym over £1,000 Comparison Chart (Blow the Budget)

You live this, you love this, you want to build the ultimate gym at home. For the ultimate garage gym that will have your friends queuing up to train with you then the Rogue W-4 should be your first choice. A customised fixed rack with bench and free weights, this is for a serious athlete and pro who wants to train hard and needs their kit to train hard too. You can build to your own spec by selecting the different add-on options. Bowflex Revolution is a tried and trusted brand that offer the Spiraflex technology for more fluid reps and is a seriously professional piece of kit. the Bodycraft Galena can sit neatly in a corner if you are tight on space.

Depending on if you want a real garage gym or a home gym machine that can cover a total work out the following four options are all the best on the market.

Bowflex Extreme 2 SE Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Rogue Fitness W-4 Garage Gym Bodycraft Galena Pro
Bowflex Extreme 2 SE Bowflex Revolution Home Gym Rogue Fitness W-4 Garage Gym Bodycraft Galena Pro
Model 100334 Revolution w-4 Galena Pro
Average price $1,299
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$1,899
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Rating 4.3 3.4 4.9 4.5
Style Popular Professional Garage Gym Space saving
Type Power rod, pulley, cable Spiraflex, pulley, cable Rack, bench, free weights weight stack, press, pulley, cable
Stack/Resistance -/210 lb 220/440 lb -/300 lb
User Weight 300 lb 300 lb 500 lb
Exercises 70+ 100+ N/A 50
Pro
  • Power rod technology
  • No cable change – quick exercise change
  • Workout versatility
  • Can upgrade to 310 lb
  • Compact design
  • Heavy-duty/hi-tech system
  • Spiraflex designed by NASA
  • Moving arms with ten positions
  • Can upgrade to 300/600 lb
  • 10 year warranty
  • Bespoke home garage gym – build your own set-up
  • Rock solid steel frame
  • Frame lifetime warranty
  • Fits in a corner for space saving
  • Complete gym value
  • Patented dual-function Pec Deck
  • Quality and sturdy build
CON Not for big muscle builders High price Needs solid wall and floor to mount Cannot upgrade the weight stack
Area (inches) L 96 – W 78 – H 83 L 120 – W 84 – H 83 L 6′ – W 4′ – H 9′ L 72 – W 58 – H 81
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