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Best Home Multi Gym UK – [2019 Review]

Gym memberships can be a great investment for some people, but many people prefer the convenience and flexibility of being able to exercise at home, especially when it allows them to save money as well.

Home multi-gyms are especially popular in the UK as they pack a wide range of exercising options into a small space and affordable price.

If you’re in the market for one, check out this guide before you part with your cash.

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What to look for to get the best home multi gym

There are really only three basic factors to consider when looking at home gyms.

Safe and comfortable use

Safety is obviously a given, but comfort matters a lot too. Let’s be honest, the average person is going to be a whole lot more likely to use a home multi gym if they’re comfortable rather than uncomfortable. With that in mind, there are two points to check.

The seat – In all seriousness, you want a seat (or bench) with a decent level of padding. Ideally, anywhere else you’re body touches (e.g. back rests, ankle rests), should also have some level of padding.

The pulley system – It is basically impossible to overstate the importance of a good pulley system which runs smoothly and allows you to focus on the exercise rather than getting the weights to do what they should do. As you can’t tell this from online pictures, we strongly recommend checking reviews such as ours.

Best Home Multi Gym UK

Weight load

Obviously one of the major benefits of multi gyms is that they not only allow you to use weights, but are set up so that you automatically use the weights safely without giving the matter any further thought, whereas with free weights you often have to think about what you are doing, at least until you have formed good habits.

If you are really serious about fitness, then you may want plenty of support for weights, but if you just want to develop and/or maintain a decent level of all-round fitness then weights may be less important, especially when you remember that good resistance systems can double or triple the impact of the actual load. Having less weight support may save you some money and potentially increase your options for siting your new home multi gym.

Supported exercises

As a minimum, you probably want to look for the following exercises.

Lat Pull Down (works your back muscles)
Chest press (works your shoulders and arms as well as your chest)
Pec deck (works the upper body as a whole, especially the pecs)
Leg developer (works the hamstrings or quads depending on the exercise)
Weighted row (basically a rowing machine incorporated into a multi gym)

You may also want a preacher curl pad, which is great for working your biceps.

Even a basic, entry-level home multi gym will have these (except possibly the preacher curl pad) and as you move up the price range, you’ll generally find that there is an increase in the number of exercises your home multi gym can support.

Our pick of the best home multi gyms in the UK

We’ve rounded up what we think are the ten best home multi gyms in the UK, based on the value for money they offer. We’ve aimed to cover both the premium and the budget ends of the market with plenty to choose from in the mid-range. All our picks are good quality and safe machines we’d be happy to use ourselves, the differentiator is basically the level of functionality they offer (which is, of course, closely linked to their price).

BH Fitness G152X Global Multi Gym with Leg Press

BH Fitness G152X Global Multi Gym with Leg Press

FEATURES

  • High Pulley and Lat Pull Down
  • Leg Developer
  • Seated Leg Press
  • Dip and Leg Raise Tower
  • Fold Away Seat
  • Weight Stack (75 kg/165 lbs solid vinyl weight stack generating 100kg/220 lbs of resistance)

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: Length: 174cm (69″) x Width: 200cm (79”) x Height: 212cm (83″)
  • Assembled Product Weight: 180Kg / 397 lbs
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 130Kg / 287 lbs / 20.4 stone

The BH Fitness G152X Global Multi Gym with Leg Press has been designed on the assumption that it’s going to get some serious use and needs to be able to stand up to it, which is why the build quality is so impressively robust. For example, the 165 lbs solid vinyl weight stack is lifted by means of high tensile 2000lb aircraft cables, so you can never have any doubts about safety. The lifting mechanism itself uses a series of pulleys for maximum smoothness and hence comfort. In short, this is one of the very best home multi gyms on the UK market.

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BH Fitness G152X Global Multi Gym with Leg Press

Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am
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Marcy Eclipse HG5000 Compact Home Gym

Marcy Eclipse HG3000 Compact Home Gym

FEATURES

  • High pulley system with let bar
  • Low pulley system
  • Dual function chest press/pec dec combination
  • Leg extension with foam rollers for comfort
  • Height adjustable arm curl pad
  • 90 kg solid vinyl weight stack

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: (Height: 211cm (83″) x Width: 156cm (61″) x Length: 190.5cm (75″)
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 135 kg/300 lbs/21 stones

The basic idea behind the Marcy Eclipse HG5000 Compact Home Gym is that it squeezes the essentials of a high-quality home multi gym into the smallest possible space without compromising on build quality (or user comfort) and for a very reasonable price, considering everything it offers. It may seem like a small detail, but we really liked the fact that the Marcy Eclipse HG5000 Compact Home Gym has an exercise chart on the back of the frame, so everything you need is in one place. This really is one solid little workhorse.

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Marcy Eclipse HG5000 Deluxe Home Multi Gym

Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am

£649.99 £699.00

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V-Fit LFG2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym 64kg

V-Fit LFG2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym 64kg

FEATURES

  • Flat bench
  • Pec-Dec
  • Lat Pulldown
  • Folding bench
  • Double-up cabling system provides up to 64kg resistance

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: L 220cm x W 86.5cm x H 194cm
  • Assembled Product Weight: 84.3kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 125kg / 275lbs / 19.6 stones

The V-Fit LFG2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym will appeal to people who want the proper “benchpress” feel you get in a commercial gym. Obviously, when it’s in use it needs a bit more space than your standard “sit-up” home multi gym, but the bench folds up out of use, at which point it becomes relatively compact. Another couple of plus points is that you can switch between exercises without having to mess around with cables and that most of the weight is delivered as resistance so the machine itself stays fairly light for all it’s very robust.

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V-Fit LFG2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym 64kg

Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 days & Free shipping
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am

£229.99 £395.00

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F4H Olympic 7080 Multi Gym Home Workout Station Strength Training Body Building

F4H Olympic 7080 Multi Gym

FEATURES

  • Chest press/ pec dec
  • Preacher curl/Arm pad
  • Leg extension
  • Weight rack with protective cover (100 lbs (approx 45 kg))

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: L 168 x W 108 x H 211 cm
  • Assembled Product Weight: 93.54 kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 120Kg

If you’re tight on space and/or budget, then the F4H Olympic 7080 Multi Gym could be just what you need. We should say up front that it isn’t the best home multi gym in the UK when it comes to putting it together, you’ll need patience and a decent tool kit, but you’ll end up with a very robust home multi gym (made of solid, rounded tubular-enforced steel) with a decently-padded seat and box pad. While the range of exercise options on the F4H Olympic 7080 Multi Gym is less extensive than with some other options, it is still enough to target the major muscle groups.

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F4H Olympic 7080 Multi Gym Home Workout Station Strength Training Body Building
  • 150 lbs (approx 68 kg) weight stack for a varied workout. Ideal for creating your own home gym. Great alternative to having just a weight bench or...
  • Thick padded seat and backrest etc, Protective cover around the weight plates of the home gym for added safety
  • High density foam padding on the multi gym. The Item comes packed in 3 boxes so the home gym can be delivered easier. Two boxes are weights and the...
  • Total weight when assembled: 93.54 kg
  • DELIVERY TO MAINLAND UK ONLY - PLEASE CALL 03301240718 FOR OTHER AREAS
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FIT4HOME Unisex Professional Home Gym, Black/Red

FIT4HOME Unisex Professional

FEATURES

  • Bench press.
  • Butterfly press.
  • Pec dec.Arm curl.
  • Low rowing.
  • Triceps press.
  • Chest press.
  • Lat pull down.
  • Punch Bag (holds 20 kg of sand)
  • Sit Ups
  • Ab crunches
  • Dip / Leg raise stand
  • 45 kg weights supplied (weight can be increased to 100 kg).

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: 180 X 220 X 227 CM
  • Assembled Product Weight: 170 Kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 150 kg (23st 62lb)

The FIT4HOME Unisex Professional Home Gym is a mid-priced home multi gym which ticks all the right boxes in terms of safety (powder-coated steel frame with 1.5 mm main tube thickness), comfort (foam-padded seat and backrest plus foam ankle rests) and features (targets all the major muscle groups, see the full list of features below). It also has a rather less usual feature in the form of a punch bag which holds 20Kg of sand. This opens up lots of interesting possibilities for upper body training, even if you’re not into combat sports.

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FIT4HOME Unisex Professional Home Gym, Black/Red

Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am

£349.99 £499.99

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Bodymax Fitness Strength Trainer (CF372) Multi Gym – Silver

Bodymax Fitness Strength Trainer (CF372) Multi Gym - Silver

FEATURES

  • Hi Pulley,
  • Low Pulley
  • Seated Chest Press
  • Pec Fly
  • Leg Extension
  • Leg Curl
  • Preacher Pad
  • 50Kg/110lb weight stack
  • Additional attachments: Triceps Bar, Lat Pulldown Bar

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: H185cm x W120cm x L 160cm
  • Assembled Product Weight: 104 Kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 150 Kg

The Bodymax Fitness Strength Trainer is all about value both for money and for space. Although it’s priced in the mid-range, it hasn’t compromised on build quality being crafted out of a combination of heavy duty 3″ x 1.5″ box-section steel and 2″ heavy-duty tubular steel. Even though it’s one of the most compact home multi gyms on the UK market, it can still work all major muscle groups (including arms, legs, chest & core) and enough exercises to stop you getting bored.

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Bodymax Fitness Strength Trainer Multi Gym - Silver

Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am

£449.00 £629.00

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HOMCOM Multi Gym Workstation Home Workout Station

HOMCOM Multi Gym Workstation Home Workout Station

FEATURES

  • High pulley system with let bar
  • Low pulley system
  • Dual function chest press/pec dec combination
  • Leg extension with foam rollers for comfort
  • Height adjustable arm curl pad
  • 68 kg/150 lbs solid vinyl weight stack

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: 156L x 113W x 205H cm
  • Assembled Product Weight: 83.7kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 120kg

Homcom is a company which specializes in affordable, small-space solutions. Their products aren’t necessarily the easiest to build so you need to be prepared for that, but they are manufactured to decent standards. For instance, their multi gym has a tubular-steel upright frame with black coating and a protective cover around the weight plates for added safety, plus a good level of padding on the seat and backrest. It’s perfectly capable of delivering an effective work-out for the major muscle groups and is a very affordable alternative to the gym.

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HOMCOM Multi Gym Workstation Home Workout Station Toning Body Building Strength Training...

Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am

£214.99 £358.99

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Mirafit Multi Gym Lat Pull Down Machine – For Back, Arm and Ab Exercises

Mirafit Multi Gym Lat Pull Down Machine - For Back, Arm and Ab Exercises

FEATURES

  • Wide pull down bar for lat pull downs
  • Straight bar for seated rows, arm curls, push downs etc
  • Nylon v-strap for over-shoulder weighted ab crunch

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: H: 201cm – D: 123cm (with foot plate extended: 140.5cm) – W: 61cm – (With wide pulldown bar: 96cm)
  • Assembled Product Weight: 36.2 Kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 120kg

There are two main reasons why the Mirafit Multi Gym Lat Pull Down Machine retails at such an affordable price. The first is that if focuses purely on the essentials and the second is that it comes without weights, but that does mean you can add standard 2.5CM/1″ weights as you need them. Total supported load is 180Kg with a maximum weight load of 100Kg and a maximum user weight of 120Kg. While this is very much a “bare bones” home multi gym, the build quality is very robust and the pulley system is both smooth and reliable.

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Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am
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Wonder Core 2 Unisex with built-in Twisting Seat and Rower

Wondercore 2 Review

Read Our Full WonderCore 2 Review HERE

FEATURES

  • Push Up
  • Sit Up
  • Twist
  • Ab Tuck
  • Air Bike
  • Stretching
  • Chest Fly
  • Arm Rowing
  • Bicep Curls
  • Bicep and Back Training
  • Tricep Extension

KEY STATISTIC

  • Assembled Dimensions: H25, W85, D33cm
  • Assembled Product Weight: 10.8kg
  • Maximum User Weight Capacity: 120kg

If you’re really short on space and/or budget but you’d still love to have a home multi gym, then the Wonder Core 2 might be your best option. Obviously, it’s more limited than the proper home multi gyms on our list but it can still give you a pretty thorough workout targetting all the major muscle groups and you can get around the lack of support for weights by using weighted arm/leg bands. The Wonder Core 2 support 12 different exercises and some of them can give you a fair bit of cardio to go along with your muscle training.

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Wonder Core 2 with built in Twisting Seat and Rower

Usually dispatched within 24 hours & Free shipping
Last update was in: August 15, 2019 10:00 am

Conclusion – Best home multi gym in the UK

As is generally the case, it’s impossible to pick a definitive winner, basically the best home multi gym in the UK is the one which best suits your needs and this will depend on what you need and want and, of course, how much you are able (and willing) to spend.

If you really want that “gym feel” at home could look at the BH Fitness G152X Global Multi Gym with Leg Press or the V-Fit LFG2 Herculean COBRA Lay Flat Home Gym. The former is very much a premium option and priced accordingly. The latter is more limited but its “lay flat” format does replicate the standard practice in an average gym.

If you want to combine standard gym training with some degree of combat-sport training, then you might be interested in the FIT4HOME Unisex Professional Home Gym, Black/Red as it comes with a punchbag and so gives you everything you need in a fairly compact package and for a very reasonable price.

If you’re on a really tight budget, you could look at the HOMCOM Multi Gym Workstation Home Workout Station or even the Wonder Core 2 Unisex and if you’re in a really tight space, for example, a city studio, you should definitely take a look at the latter before you decide whether or not you really want to pay up for gym membership.

For everybody else, each of the mid-priced gyms have their own characteristics and the choice between them really is largely a matter of taste and how you perceive their value. You can, however, rest assured that you will get a very decent work-out in the privacy and convenience of your own home and almost certainly save a lot of money compared with gym membership.

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