Best multi gym for home: 9 top buys to bring the gym home

Use our guide to find the very best multi gym for home use. Whether for your spare bedroom, garage or dedicated home gym...

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Interested in buying a multi gym for home use? Whether you have a dedicated home gym area or you'll be using your new multi gym in a spare bedroom, we're here to help. We've listed top-rated multi gyms for home use below. Just a note: multi gyms are nearly all sold out due to high demand – get in fast to secure yours.

These top nine multi gyms have been picked based on their positive reviews. While bearing in mind price, and size – some are fit for large spaces, others are compact – each one's weight stack and maximum user weight. If you are going to be using your multi gym daily, for intense exercise, then we definitely suggest splashing the cash. If this is going to be a bit on the side of your work out routine, perhaps for warming up or just a small part of your daily work out, perhaps opt for something that's purse-friendly.

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The best multi gyms for home use 2020

The best multi gym in stock today: Men's Health 100kg Cable Cross Over Home Multi Gym

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1. Men's Health 100kg Cable Cross Over Home Multi Gym

The best multi gym in stock today

Specifications
Size: H205, W200, D148cm
Weight stack: 100kg
Max user weight: 125kg
Reasons to buy
+Super affordable+100kg resistance+Compact considering what it can do
Reasons to avoid
-Weights or bench not included

Right now, in the current climate – gyms closed, home gym equipment selling out in minutes – the Men's Health 100kg Cable Cross Over Home Multi Gym is the best you can buy. Why? It's affordable, in stock and it has an impressive weight stack of 100kg.

What reviewers love
Those who have tried this Men's Health multi gym praise it for being sturdy, especially considering the low price tag. Though it should be noted that the weights and bench do not come included. There are lots of comments on how smooth it is when in use. And, its quality is praised by frequent gym-goers!

Design specs
Use this machine to do everything from arm curls to pull-ups, shoulder presses, hip abductors and more. It comes with a tricep rope, a seated row/chin bar, a lat bar, revolving straight bar, two nylon cable handles and two snaplock hooks. It has a maximum weight stack of 100kg. It also benefits from a single ratio cable pulley system. In terms of size, it 

The best multi gym for home: MARCY ECLIPSE HG3000 COMPACT HOME GYM

2. Marcy Eclipse HG3000 Compact Home Gym

The best multi gym for home

Specifications
Size: H210cm x W91cm x D172cm
Weight stack: 68kg
Maximum User Weight: 135kg
Reasons to buy
+Looks smart – actually quite compact+Simple instructions+Workout chart included+Bargain price
Reasons to avoid
-Only a 68kg max weight -Not great if you are taller than 6"2

Looking for a multi gym for home use? Whether for a spare bedroom, to go in your garage or maybe it's for a dedicated home gym (lucky you!), the Marcy Eclipse HG3000 is a safe option. In fact, it's also quite compact in comparison to other multi gyms – it's only 91cm wide.

What reviewers love
This multi gym has been praised for feeling a lot more expensive than its price tag as lots of reviewers say it's well made and great value for money. It's also surprisingly easy to build, and it has very smooth motion – no squeaks!

Design features
If you are new to weight training, opting for a machine with a slightly lower maximum weight is your best option. And the Marcy Eclipse HG3000 Compact Home Gym has a max weight of 68kg. Although less than other machines, it's perfect for those who want to start off slowly and gradually build up their strength. You’ll still have all of the comprehensive exercises for the upper and lower body. The machine comes with a preacher pad and leg extensions to cover your arms and legs when doing a complete body workout, and it's relatively compact for those who are short on space. Once assembled it's just 172cm long, 9cm wide and 210cm high.

Best compact multi gym: Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym

3. Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym

The best compact multi gym

Specifications
Size: H211cm x W125cm x D147cm
Weight stack/resistance: 95kg
Maximum User Weight: 136kg
Reasons to buy
+Lightweight +Easy to use  +70+ exercises+No-change cable pulley system
Reasons to avoid
- Uses resistance rather than a weight stack 

Usually, the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym would be our pick of the best compact multi gym, however, right now it's completely out of stock. Check back here at a later date to see if this changes.

This is the best multi gym for those who don’t have much space in their home. It’s lightweight which will make it easy to manoeuvre into your desired position, and it's also compact so can be stored in a smaller room or a tiny home gym or garage.

What reviewers love
There are copious comments on this multi gym's size – hence why we chose it as our best compact option. That being said, what it lacks in size it definitely makes up for in features as reviewers are super happy with how versatile it is. It can be used for 70 different exercises! Its sturdiness is also raved about, as is the fact it's apparently easy to assemble.

Design features
The  Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym works via resistance rather than a weight stack. While some people may prefer this, others may not as it apparently feels a lot different to free weights. If you suffer from joint pain, the resistance method is designed to give you the same workout as free weights, without the strain on your joints. and the chair is fully adjustable and ergonomic in order to reduce the risk of injury. It also comes with a polyurethane cushion for added back and knee support.

Best budget multi gym: Opti 50kg Home Multi Gym

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4. Opti 50kg Home Multi Gym

The best budget multi gym

Specifications
Size: H202cm x W98cm x D168cm
Weight: 50kg
Maximum User Weight: 120kg
Reasons to buy
+Large maximum user weight+Padded seating+Easy to assemble+Lightweight+Compact
Reasons to avoid
-May be too basic for some

Ideal for beginners and frequent gym-goers alike, this multi gym features a range of exercise options all at a very affordable price. It also comes in 50kg, 70kg and 100kg options. 

What reviewers love
With a particular nod to its bargain price, this multi gym is much loved by reviewers. It's apparently surprisingly easy to build, and it's said to cover all your exercising needs – you can definitely use it for a full body workout. Though labelled sturdy, some say that it's ideal for amateurs.

Design features
The Opti 50kg Home Multi Gym lets users do everything from front press and butterfly to low rowing, triceps press, ab crunches, leg extension and much more. Its weight stacks are filled with 50kg of cement providing 65kg maximum resistance. Not only is this machine easy to assemble once it arrives at your front door, but it's also less bulky than other machines making it an ideal piece of kit to have in your spare room. Best of all, it's incredibly affordable.

Best multi gym: Marcy MD-9010G Home Gym Smith Machine

5. Marcy MD-9010G Home Gym Smith Machine

The best large multi gym

Specifications
Size: H216cm x W203CM x D203cm
Weight stack: 272kg (not included)
Maximum User Weight: 136kg
Reasons to buy
+3 in one +Comprehensive multi gym +Smooth to use 
Reasons to avoid
- Weight stack plates not included 

Usually, the Marcy MD-9010G would be our pick of the best multi gym, however, right now it's completely out of stock. Check back here at a later date to see if this changes.

If you want a multi gym that will be worth your time and money, then this is it. Why? We think it's the best multi gym on the market for working out every part of the body. Hence its large size.

What reviewers say
Those who have this machine say it is very sturdy and smooth to use, and it’s great for both beginners and more advanced training. Since it's pretty large, you'll need a lot of space to enjoy it. Though some reviewers do say that it's just as good as you would find in your gym. It's worth noting that the 272kg weight stacks don't come included.

Design features
Although this Marcy model is a single station machine, it can be used as a smith machine, power rack and cable gym all in one. Be aware that the weight stack plates for this multi gym are sold separately, but on the bright side, this does mean you have more control over how much weight you add to your machine. This means you can train any and every muscle you have on this one machine. Understandably, it's rather large so you will need a fair bit of room to accommodate it.

The best cheap multi gym: ONETWOFIT Power Tower

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6. ONETWOFIT Power Tower

The best cheap multi gym

Specifications
Size: L120cm x D110cm x H202-220cm
Weight stack: N/A
Maximum user weight: 330lbs
Reasons to buy
+Easy to assemble+Good value for money+Height adjustable
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn't come with weights

The ONETWOFIT Power Tower is great for those with a small budget and an even smaller amount of space. It doesn't come with any weights – you can use yourself as a weight – and on this workout station, you can find three levels of height adjustment from 202cm to 220cm. 

What reviewers love
With lots of comments from reviewers that this multi gym is easy to assemble and great value for money, it's also reportedly surprisingly sturdy.

Design features
It's made from heavy-duty metal so it can withstand up to 330lbs at any one time, while it boasts a stable base that's adjustable. Use it for pull ups, chin ups, dips, vertical knee raises, push ups and more. With a thick backrest and armrest that are both made from PU leather, this basic multi gym is comfortable and non-slip so safe to use. It has a U-shaped frame base also, while the assembly is easy. Though it's not a multi-gym in the way the others on this list are, it can still be used for doing multiple exercises so it fits the bill.

The best value multi gym: V-fit LGF-2 Herculean Cobra Home Multi Gym

7. V-fit LGF-2 Herculean Cobra Home Multi Gym

The best value multi gym

Specifications
Size: H194cm x W865cm x D220cm
Weight stack: 64kg
Maximum User Weight: 125kg
Reasons to buy
+ Fold-up bench for easy storage + Solid and sturdy 
Reasons to avoid
- Takes a while to put together 

Those who still aren’t convinced whether to buy their own multi gym may want to try this one out for size. It's entry-level and also one of our most affordable recommendations on this list. 

Whats reviewers say
Several users found it to be surprisingly impressive for the cost. One feature particularly boasted about was its fold-away bench. This helps keep your room looking neat and tidy when the machine isn't in use. While it does take a little while to put together (apparently the tools that come included aren't very good), once up it's reportedly strong and sturdy.

Design features
Also, since it provides up to 64kg of resistance, it can be assembled or moved to almost anywhere in your home without the worry of damaging your floor. While all our other options feature an upright seat, this model features a traditional lay-flat bench press design for those who like to work out their chest and tricep areas. If you have older children who'd like to use the machine, it has an adjustable seat to adapt to different users, and weights are included. It's also fuss-free when it comes to cable changes.

Best multi gym for home: BH Fitness Global Gym Plus G152X with Leg Press

8. BH Fitness Global Gym Plus G152X with Leg Press

The best multi gym with leg press

Specifications
Size: H225cm x W200cm x D174cm
Weight stack: 100kg
Maximum User Weight: 100kg
Reasons to buy
+ Dual station + Padded seating 
Reasons to avoid
- Very large 

Usually, the BH Fitness Global Gym Plus G152X would be our pick of the best multi gym for home, however, right now it's completely out of stock. Check back here at a later date to see if this changes.

You shouldn’t find it hard to get in a quick work out here and there if you have this multi gym in your home gym. If you can find it in stock, that is – it has been sold out for a while now. In our opinion, this is the very best multi gym you can buy if comfort is at the top of your mind.

What reviewers love
With lots of comments on this multi gym's quality as well as how easy it is to assemble, it's a solid option for home use. And, thanks to its leg press station it can be used for a full body workout – reviewers highly commend it as taking pride of place in their home gym.

Design features
The BH Fitness Global Gym Plus features extra-large padded seats so you can exercise with ease. While our top pick was a single station model, this one is a dual station which means two people can work out on this at one time. An ideal purchase to pop in a family home gym or if your partner likes to workout, too. While it can be classed as a good thing that this machine can be used by two people at once, it does, however, mean it's larger than other machines. Users commented on how it's bigger than expected, so it's best to make sure you have enough room to use this machine properly before purchasing.

The best advanced multi gym: Weider 8700I Multigym

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9. Weider 8700I Multigym

The best advanced multi gym

Specifications
Size: H210cm x W110cm x D196cm
Weight stack: 56kg
Maximum User Weight: 135kg
Reasons to buy
+ Compact design + Arm, back and leg padding 
Reasons to avoid
- Jump from one weight to another is too great 

Usually, the Weider 8700I Multigym would be our pick of the best multi gym for weight lifters, however, right now it's completely out of stock. Check back here at a later date to see if this changes.

For those looking to tone up, this is a compact machine that won’t take up too much room in the home.  It's also worth us noting that this machine is a slice of the price of others, making it an ideal option for those who don't want to spend an entire month's wages on a new machine. Or if you know you won't be using it that often.

What reviewers love
Reviewers regard this machine as excellent value for money and say it's fairly simple to put together. Though it may look a little basic compared to the others, users have said it is great for those looking to get into weight lifting, or if you’re just looking to tone up a few muscles. Do bear in mind that on some of the exercises, particularly the leg press, some of the jumps in weight are quite high. Those who are less advanced may find this a little tricky. 

Design features
Built on a robust tubular main frame, this multi gym even has a deep-padded vinyl-covered seat as well as padded rollers for comfort reasons. What can it be used for? Chest press, butterfly, lat pull down, low pulley, leg extension and more. It comes with 57kg of weight plates, too. 

What to consider when buying the best multi gym

A multi gym usually consists of a range of weights which allow you to do a range of different exercises all in one spot with just a simple change of a pin. It works via a cable and pulley system and the resistance can be changed to suit your needs when doing both upper and lower body exercises such as chest presses or leg extensions. What to bear in mind when buying a multi gym for home use?

Size
The machines themselves are extremely heavy, so think about the space in your home and where you want to place it. Yes, you might think that turning your loft into a home gym is a brilliant idea, until you have to get a giant hunk of metal up there. We've listed each machine's size above so you can work out whether it's suitable for your home.

Weight stack
Before purchasing, make sure you check the range of the weight stack, as you’ll want to ensure you have enough additional weight so that you can progress as you get fitter and stronger. If you already weight train, opting for 80kg and above will ensure you make the most of your multi gym, but if you’re just starting out, between 60 and 70kg should be sufficient. Another thing we've listed above – except from when a machine doesn't require weights for use.

Maximum user weight
Always check the maximum user weight of any piece of home gym equipment before buying – for obvious reasons. We've also listed each machine's max weight above.

Also consider...

Price
A multi gym can cost anything up to around £5,000, but if you’re serious about your training, then they are definitely worth your while when it comes to building up strength. You can get both basic and more complex multi gyms depending on what kind of exercises and what level of resistance you want, but of course the bigger the machine, the more expensive it will be. 

Intensity
If you are a beginner or you don’t have loads of space to work with in the home, then a single station machine is likely to be the most popular choice. This type of multi gym will feature one seat where you perform all of the exercises, thus it requires less room as it can be placed against a wall out of the way. For those more advanced who want something with more options, dual stations or multi-stations have the ability to accommodate more than one user at a time, and they usually feature more weights and exercise options. These, however, will take up more room as they require space around them when in use. 

Adjustable seat
Finally, make sure the seat on your chosen multi gym is adjustable, especially if more than one person will be using it. Some of the cheaper models will only have a fixed seat, but being able to adjust the seat will make for an easier workout for those above or below the average height range. 

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