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Weider Club 8980 Review

Weider Club 8980 W System Home Gym

The Weider Club 8980 offers 175 lbs. of resistance delivering everything beginner or moderate exercisers need to build muscle and lose weight.

The Weider Club 8980 features high and low pulleys with 55+ exercises available on the trainer.

Additionally, the weight stack home gym is fairly well regarded among the fitness community for its affordable price tag.

Learn more about the budget friendly, entry-level Weider Club 8980 home gym in our in-depth review below…


Model Weider Club 8980

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There are a few different types of Home Gyms. There are weight stack, power rod and body weight.

Weight Stack
Max. Weight

Home Gym Max Weight is the maximum amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that can be lifted on the machine.

175 lbs

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


The seat on a Home Gym can be adjustable, padded, or detached.

User Weight

Home Gym User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.


Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this Home Gym will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

Length: 82"
Width: 66"
Height: 80"
Workout Area

Home Gym Workout Area is the amount of space needed to use the Home Gym (Length x Width)

82' x 66' (L x W)

This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do leg workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has abdominal workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do arm curls or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do pulldown workouts or not.


This field lets you know if this Home Gym has the option to do rows or not.


Many Home Gyms have optional accessories you can purchase separately.

- Training Gloves
- Machine Mat

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

90 Days

Rating: 58.6%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 58.6/100. Affordable home gym assists in building strong, defined lats, biceps, forearms, quads, abs and more. Entry-level trainer fulfills basic needs and not much more.

– Traditional Weight Stack home gym
– Ideal for beginners or light recreational users
– Improve strength and lose weight
– High and low pulley system for workout variety
– Moderate number of exercises available (55+)
– Training gloves and machine mat included

– Questionable parts and production
– 175 lbs. resistance will not satisfy all users
– Very poor warranty coverage (90 days total)


The Weider Club 8980 is an affordable trainer for building muscle and losing weight.

The high pulley offers 15+ exercises while the low pulley allows 40 or more exercises.

If you are looking to lift a moderate amount of weight, the Weider Club 8980 will support 175 lbs. of resistance.

Home Gym Workout

The high and low pulleys on the Weider Club 8980 present users with pull-up, VKR and dip stations.

Thus, the weight stack home gym allows users to build strong, defined lats, biceps, forearms, quads, abs and more.

All in all, the Weider Club 8980 features 55+ exercises.

Home Gym Features

The pulleys on the Weider Club 8980 offer a much larger range of motion, which makes the pulleys very versatile so you can perform more exercises to target those harder to get areas.

The 4-roll leg developer presents users with an opportunity to build and develop quads, hamstrings, glutes and hip-flexors.

In addition to the Weider Club 8980, training gloves and machine mat are also available as extra accessories.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Weider Club 8980 home gym features a 90-day limited warranty and guarantee.


Make no secret about it, the Weider Club 8980 is an entry-level weight stack home gym with basic functionality and components.

Do you have a limited budget? Compare the Weider Club 8980 to other home gyms $500-$1,000.

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