One of the most versatile pieces of gym fitness equipment is the multi-gym that allows you to perform a variety of exercises on the same machine. Once relegated to high-end fitness and health clubs, the multi-gym now is available for home use. Here’s a review of one we really like, the Body-Solid G6B bi-angular gym.
4.5 out of 5.0 stars
We’ve found the Body-Solid G6B bi-angular multi-gym to have the look and feel of the equipment you find in a health club or gym setting. It’s durable and well-designed. Unlike the cumbersome machines of the past, today’s multi-gums have protective shrouds over the weight stack and ergonomically designed seats that will accommodate users with differing weights and body sizes. It’s also quite easy to increase or decrease the weight you’re pulling against on machines like the G6B.
Typical price is about £1,500.00.
The Body-Solid G6B bi-angular multi-gym has 12 fitness stations that replace the 12 machines commonly found in conventional circuit training. With a few easy adjustments, the G6B transforms into a variety of configurations that allow you to target all major muscle groups in a short, simple workout routine. The machine changes quickly, easily and intuitively, so there’s very little time wasted fiddling with adjustments. Just change and go! Also note that this machine has one of the best warranties in the fitness industry, so you can expect years of trouble free performance from the G6B. Finally, you will be glad to know that this machine has been highly rated by leading consumer magazines.
Hidden elliptical cams provide variable resistance that’s incredibly smooth
Fully adjustable seat accommodates all body sizes and types.
Back pad design adjusts quickly and easily for a variety of angles, heights and depths with superior lumbar support
210 lb. weight stack is upgradeable to 260 with the SP50 add on kit
Machine includes lat bar, revolving straight bar, ab/triceps strap and utility strap
Dimensions: 83″H x 80″L x 51″W
Includes instructional DVD and full-size workout poster with step-by-step instructions
The G6B includes over 50 exercises but takes up very little floor space, a great feature if you’re short on room. The unique bi-angular press arms allow an optimal range of motion and apply resistance from two directions at the same time. This simultaneity provides 20% more muscle interaction. The G6B operates on a 2-to-1 ratio design, which means that the 210 pound weight stack functions as though it weighs 420 pounds. Exercises included are lat pull-down, seated row, low, pulley station, leg extension, leg curl, pec fly and much more. The machine has unique contoured shin pads that provide both comfort and support under the heaviest of loads.
We like multi-gyms like the Body-Solid G6B because they deliver a tremendously varied workout in a single, compact and easy to configure machine. This type of gym fitness equipment is a great choice for users who prefer to work out at home.