Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Here’s a no-frills, compact walking treadmill with an unusually sturdy build for the price range, accommodating users up to 350 pounds. While this model is intended for fitness walking only, it is not self-powered like other walking treadmills — the 1.5 HP motor has a speed range of 0.4 to 4.0 mph. The space-saving design […]

The Galena model from BodyCraft has been around for a few years but remains a highly recommended, comprehensive and versatile home gym. If you have the space, this is a good alternative to a monthly commercial gym membership. The unique design with angled work stations accommodates fitting the gym into a corner of a room […]

The XRB100 is a minimalist bargain bike with a nice folding feature for those with limited space. Although not suited for serious cardio training, for the price, this bike provides a solid workout. The construction is solid and sturdy and the push-pull arm design engages the upper body to a limited extent, a feature not […]

The BFMG10 Sportsman is a compact, no frills unit with impressive versatility for a home gym in the under $300 price range. It gets a marginal recommendation for those on a budget who don’t need more than a 145 lb. weight stack. Key features include a wide grip lat bar on upper the pulley, narrow […]

The 2010 Schwinn 140 is a compact, well-built and whisper quiet exercise bike available at an exceptional value. Distinguishing features of this model include a perimeter weighted 20-pound flywheel for a road-like, smooth, consistent motion and oversized, ergonomic, dual density pedals for efficient and comfortable pedaling. Other key features include 16 resistance levels, 17 programs, […]

Here’s a sleek and compact folding treadmill that comes fully assembled out of the box. Ideal for small spaces, the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 easily collapses to fit under a bed, upright in a closet or behind a door. The blue LCD console features a large, easy to use display with 6 exercise programs. You can […]

The Powerline PHG1000X packs a lot of versatility into a compact footprint with a single weight stack design. It’s small enough to fit in any room. This gym does NOT come with weights. Standard weight plates can be used or an optional 150 Lb. selectorized weight stack can be purchased separately. The easy to adjust […]

Purchasing an elliptical trainer, treadmill or exercise bike in the under $500 price range can be risky, and often leads to disappointment. We always recommend considering your specific needs and doing enough research to know exactly what you’re getting and what to expect over time. The Eclipse 1100 HR/A features a uncommonly small footprint and […]

Two common deterrents to purchasing a comprehensive home gym are space requirements and potential assembly headaches. The Powerline BSG10X effectively addresses both of these issues with efficient design and well-engineered construction. ShapeYou.com gave it their ” Top Gear Of The Year” award. The gym ships 90% assembled with all cables and pulleys already in place. […]

The first line of promotional copy for this little elliptical is “Forget the gym.” What? That’s a bold and misleading statement. By no means will this device replace working out at a gym or using a more complete and versatile home exercise machine. The foot-pedal only design of the Stamina 55-1610 has distinct disadvantages when […]