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SoloStrength Review

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SoloStrength lets you skip the hassles of membership gyms and strengthen your body at home with exercises ranging from push-ups and chin-ups to pilates and yoga poses. At $399 and up three SoloStrength Ultimate Gyms are available: a freestanding gym, a wall mount gym, and a doorway gym. Each includes video training for more than 150 stretches and strength exercises that use your bodyweight as resistance. Read on for an overview of the possibilities.

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Model SoloStrength
Rating

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86.4%
List Price

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$399
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$399
Type

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Varies
Max. Weight

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N/A
Exercises

Home Gym exercises is the number of exercises you can do on the machine.

100+
Seat

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None
User Weight

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Undisclosed
Dimensions

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Varies
Workout Area

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N/A
Legs

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Abs

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Curls

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Pulldown

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Rows

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Accessories

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Varies
Warranty

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1 Year w/ Upgrade Options

Rating: 86.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 86.4/100.

SoloStrength is a Canadian brand offering worldwide delivery of its Ultimate Gyms. These gyms vary to fit different living spaces, but each is an all-in-one solution to support more than 150 variations on strength and stretching exercises. Beginners can build confidence and strength, and advanced trainees can get full bodyweight challenges. Prices start at just $399 to make SoloStrength an appealing alternative to membership gyms.

The three SoloStrength Ultimate Gyms are a small doorway unit, a larger wall mount gym, and a freestanding unit with platform base. A key feature of each is a metal bar that can be set at various heights to support pushing or pulling movements like push-ups and chin-ups. The bar can be set as low as 5” or placed high above your head. As shown in SoloStrength videos, it can be adjusted in just a few seconds for dynamic workout sessions.

Training guidance called SpeedFit is included with each purchase. SpeedFit has a video training app and printed guides for everything from light rehabilitative exercise sessions to intense strength training.

Pros:

  • SoloStrength gyms are easy to assemble in 30 minutes or less
  • Have multiple anchor points for resistance bands
  • For beginning to advanced levels
  • Fit trainees of any height
  • Support more than 150 exercise variations to stretch and sculpt the body
  • Include video and printed instruction guides
  • Require minimal floor space
  • One-year warranty and optional extended warranty

Cons:

  • All three units are about 7 ½ feet tall, so SoloStrength gyms aren’t for rooms with low ceilings
  • The freestanding unit might need to be counterbalanced with sandbags or attached to the floor for stability

Introduction

SoloStrength has three Ultimate Gym choices for convenient body strengthening at home. Each has an easily adjustable bar and accessories to support a wide variety of exercises, and the smallest Ultimate Gym fits into a doorframe. Although the lightest equipment weighs just 32 pounds, each SoloStrength gym can hold up to 300 pounds and is meant for all training levels.

SoloStrength is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and builds its products in China. The company ships worldwide and has especially fast delivery in North America; US customers typically receive their gyms by FedEx within two to five days of ordering.

SoloStrength Gym Workouts

Each Ultimate Gym can support the same exercise but has a different setup:

  • The doorway anchor system holds a workout bar in your doorframe with help from screwed-in rails.
  • The wall mount system can be set up in a corner or against a single wall.
  • The freestanding SoloStrength gym can be screwed into a floor or counterbalanced for greater stability.

For all of the above, a key feature is dozens of height levels for the main bar. You can place it just 5” from the floor for support with push-ups, move it higher for chin-ups, or even use it as support for headstands and yoga. Watching a SoloStrength video is the best way to understand the workout versatility.

The SpeedFit app has an extensive menu of training programs. Each can be personalized with your choice of three durations and three challenge levels.

Warranty & Guarantee

SoloStrength gyms are sold with a fair guarantee and warranty for their price bracket. A 30-day guarantee takes effect on the day you receive your Ultimate Gym, and all three models carry a one-year full-product warranty.

You can add a three-year or five-year extended warranty during checkout on the SoloStrength website.

Conclusion

SoloStrength gyms are versatile tools for strength training and stretching at any intensity. They aren’t as hefty as other home gyms, but they can hold up to 300 pounds, take minimal room, and let you accomplish more than 150 exercise variations. Considering the low prices and fair warranty, SoloStrength is one of the better deals on the market.

Finding a good home gym under $500 isn’t easy. The doorway SoloStrength ($399) could be a good choice if you’d like to use your own bodyweight as resistance. If you prefer a gym with pulleys and weights, then one of the best buys under $500 is a Bowflex.