Bang for buck
I bought this gym with additional leg press option. The construction of the product was an effort, even for me who have experience is such matters. It would be more of a challenge for less experienced people, so if that’s where you come from, pay the supplier to construct it. Having said that, once constructed it is easy to use and provides an extensive array of varying exercises that allows you to get a anerobic workout. I note that others reviews complain about the weights. It is true that they are plastic filled with concrete. But weight is ...weight, and when you are doing pull-ups and push-ups, everyone’s weight is different, so that’s not an issue. But claims that the weights are inaccurate is not true. The weights in operation are often different to the static weights. Indeed, the plate weights need to be added to the pin weight and measured at the handle. After all, you don’t measure bench press weights on their own without the bar. I measured mine that way and the weight is almost spot on. The only complaint I had is that there needs to be double the weight increments as the weight increments are too larger step in some exercises. However, the total weight is better than most comparable systems for the price. In fact that is my summary, good bang for buck!
Very happy with it however had the equipment put together by an experienced installer. Took him no time at all and works as I had hoped. The only comment is that the cushions on the foot restraints continually come off but it’s not enough to irritate and I sure there’s an easy fix.
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I've assembled the Bodyworx home gym, gave it a first try this morning, overall experience is excellent.
There are a few minor issues, for example my arms brush the framework when doing pulldowns, but not badly enough to seriously inhibit the experience. The pec attachment sticks out uncomfortably, I have to shift my head slightly forward, slightly troubled about exercise form, though my back is well supported by the seat. In fairness I'm very tall and large.
The mechanism is smooth, much quieter than my old home gym, and the cable / pul...ley design seems well engineered - no threat of the cable slipping off as sometimes occurred with my old gym. The assembly instructions were poor - the print quality was not great, diagrams were difficult to read. Luckily it was similar enough to my old gym so I could figure it out, and the gym itself is not overly complex. I would recommend this product to others - but be prepared to spend a day or so figuring out how everything fits together.
Beware of this product, it is falsely advertised
On the surface this product seems like it should be good.
Whilst fitting this product together I actually weighed the weights individually.
The supposed 20 pound weights are barely 19 pounds, the 15 pound weight is 12.5 pounds.
When I questioned GPI sports (the Australian distributor) about the weights not being what they said they were, they not only tried to make fun of me for bothering to weigh them but also said that this is a cheaply made mass produced product and the weights are what they are. They went on to say that the GPI Sports po...
not bad at all!!!!
Has most exercises I need and works well! For the price its very well worth it. I got it 2nd hand and use it to kep fit not just for the pose value. Adjustments are simple like the instructions to put it together. Never bothered to weigh the weights individually or care whats in them and just use the amount I personally need. Can't see what the other review was on about???? Must be just very fussy?
Incredibly poor experience
I bought this and received it in January 2014. It came with a faulty weights plate (the weights plates are not metal, they are plastic filled with concrete and one of them was not filled or sealed properly). The replacement weights plate sent by the manufacturer was not the correct weight so we had to wait until the correct one was sent. The manual that came with the product has several errors in it and caused confusion about whether the cables included were the correct length. Eventually I was able to finish assembling it. The lat pull down ba...r is quite low down and even with the seat set at the lowest position it isn't really suitable for someone who is tall. In any case, it was not long until two of the (plastic) pulleys began to wobble and fall apart. When the pulleys broke, they also damaged the cable. Replacements were sent but the problem occurred again. It had reached the point where I feared for my safety using the product. My request for a refund was refused and so for six months I have had a gym that has barely worked at all. I am certainly unable to recommend this product to anyone. poor quality pulleys, cheap materials, terrible customer and warranty service
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