If you’re aiming for total fitness, then there’s a lot of home gym equipment you can choose from. In most cases, basic equipment will probably give you a lot in terms of cardiovascular training and weight loss, but if your idea of total fitness means tougher challenges to target specific areas of the body, then there are certain home gym equipment you can look at.
Depending on your preference and fitness goals, here are a few of the fitness machines you can find in stores and what you can expect:
For a home gym offering total fitness, the EXM-1500S is a solid powerhouse. The weight stack is only 160 lbs., but that’s enough to give you some serious at-home workout and also a great choice for beginners or moderate users who are easily intimidated by heavier and bulkier machines. The equipment parts are excellent and features powder-coated frames made of heavy steel. You’ll get a lot of workout safety with the pulleys, which are made from industrial-grade materials.
The EXM-1500S comes with a lifetime warranty and can be had for less than $1,000. Not bad for a total fitness home gym equipment that has a lot to offer.
At $3,499, this total fitness home gym equipment is not for wimps. It features multiple workout stations which allow a maximum of four users to exercise simultaneously. Not one but three weight stacks that at 210 lbs., can give you a complete home workout. The weight stacks can be customized in increments of 10 lbs. so you can build your resistance and strength gradually.
If you want the total gym equipment package, the EXM4000S is a great choice. It offers a lot in terms of upper and lower body workout choices for total conditioning, toning, endurance and muscle building.
The Titan T1
For home gym equipment that is named after the giants of Greek mythology, the Titan T1 is built to intimidate you into performing your home fitness routine or just provide you with enough challenge to keep you going. Many experienced gym owners and fitness enthusiasts like it because of its user-friendly features that’s perfect for both family-use and serious bodybuilding work.
Titan is more famous in Europe than in the US, but it’s slowly gaining admirers on the local scene. Some of the Titan T1’s features are those found in commercial gym equipment, such as its ‘Assisted Exercise Technology’ which will run you through an exercise routine as well as a real, flesh-and-blood trainer would.
The Titan T1 boasts of machine-milled pillars that are stainless steel. Many weightlifters prefer this to the usual chrome-plated pillars that are used in many regular home gym equipment. It’s tougher and sturdier and can provide a challenging total body workout.
The Hoist V5
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Cadillac’ of the total fitness machines, this is one of the high-end contenders and can cost upwards from $2,500. It may be worth your money, though because it can help you perform varied exercises to target specific areas of the body for total core-conditioning. The weight stack is at 200 lbs., enough to keep you lean and mean.
It includes a leg-curl, a bar for the lat pulldown and a chest press. The leg press is not included in the basic equipment, although it can be purchased separately.
The BodyCraft Family Xpress
If you’re not the only fitness buff in your family looking for a total body workout, then the BodyCraft may just have the perfect fitness solution for you. This total home gym features two weight stacks of 200 lbs. each, allowing multiple users to work out at the same time. The cable system is fully adjustable for weight training and the basic equipment includes a crunch station to keep abdominals flat and ripped.
The leg press provides resistance of up to 400 lbs., enough for even the most jaded fitness enthusiast to feel challenged. The hip station is optional, though and you might find that the equipment itself eats up a lot of floor space, but for a total workout, this is an equipment you might want to consider.
The Powertec Workbench
If you like the features of a total home gym and are targeting your muscle groups for some serious training, the Powertec might be a good choice. Be warned that this is not for beginners and serious weight training fans may have better use for it.
The Powertec allows you to customize your weights (you will need to use your own) and it’s more than able to assist you for some power lifting. It provides some serious challenge with 250 lbs. for the leg lift, 350 lbs. for the lat pulldown and 500 lbs. for the press. You can get a 200-lb. arm curl as an addition and if you’re planning to buy this equipment, be prepared to spend for extra weights.
For total fitness at your home gym, nothing beats a fitness equipment that comes complete with features. Make sure you do some shopping first before actually buying and try the equipment for a few minutes to see if it will deliver what it promises. If you partner with the right kind of home gym equipment, total fitness is not an impossibility.