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If you don't want lots of free weights and want a great workout at home, a multigym is just the thing for all your strength work. The best multigyms pack a huge number of exercise possibilities into what is a pretty small package. No fuss and no weights lying all over the floor, just a compact 'station' that allows you to complete a whole range of gym exercises safely and effectively in your own home. Multigyms are a single piece of equipment, that host a variety of 'stations', allowing you to perform multiple exercises.
Whether you choose a corner multigym to reduce footprint, or want to look at multigyms purely for their versatility, a multi gym is simply a single piece of equipment that enables you to do multiple exercises. In some cases that means you can cover almost all the muscle groups in your body. without the need for additional weights or equipment. The most popular types of multi gyms use weight stacks. However, there are also resistance ones too or ones where you add discs yourselves.
Weight stack compatibility-Most multi gyms will come with weight stacks where you put a pin into the weight stack so that you get the required resistance. Check that the multi gym you are looking at has a weight stack of between 5kg to 90kg. This should provide you with enough scope for development.
What exercises do you want to do?
Be clear before you buy what it is you want to do on the multi gym. Most models will allow you to exercise your chest, back, arms and legs but they do vary in the number of exercises that can be performed on them. Look for a multi gym that has at least 11 different exercises on them.
What size multi gym should you buy?
Whilst most people love multi gyms as they are fairly compact for what they do but they also aren’t that small either! So do measure up carefully before you buy.
How much should I pay?
Put quite simply you will get what you pay for. Do avoid the cheapest models, they won’t last and so they can be a false economy as opposed to a more expensive model that will last you for years. Also check out how long the warranty is, this will give you extra peace of mind.
Multi gyms can be a great piece of home gym equipment for the following reasons:
Great resistance training at home
Multi gyms are a great alternative to free weights, they allow you to perform a different range of weight resistance exercises at home. This means that you can tone up, strengthen, and build muscle.
One Piece of Equipment Does it All
Rather than having to purchase lots of different pieces of gym equipment the multi gym does it all in one.
They are Safe
Multi gyms are relatively safe when compared with free weights particularly when you consider that you may be training on your own at home.
Cost v Gym Membership
Multi gyms aren’t cheap but if you compare the one off cost v monthly gym membership then they do represent good value for money.
This is all about personal choice, budget and what you want it to do but the following brands are some of the best on the market. They include Life Fitness, Technogym and more bespoke companies like Exigo. If you are serious about investing in a multigym, then you are more than welcome to call us on 01494 956765 and we can listen and hopefully help you decide.