Best Home Gym Equipment of 2019
Fitness is one fad that’s not going out of style anytime soon. Luckily, modern home gym equipment makes it easier than ever to get fit without even leaving the house. If you’re looking to sculpt a slamming new body for the new year, then check out our picks for the top home gym equipment in 2019. Whether your goals include shedding fat or building muscle (or maybe both!), you’ll find the right equipment to help you get in the best shape of your life.
The NordicTrack Fusion CST is a versatile and efficient home gym that fuses strength training with high-energy cardio, all in one intense workout. Why do we believe this is one of the best home gyms of 2019? It allows for a smoother, quieter workout experience that takes up less space, making it perfect for at-home use. Here are the other reasons why fitness gurus love this machine.
The feature that really sets the NordicTrack Fusion CST apart is its iFit compatibility. But that’s not all – it also comes with a 10” tablet, which syncs seamlessly with the iFit coaching app. The tablet can be docked directly to the machine, so you can easily follow along as personal-trainers guide you through an almost infinite number of workouts. Throw in a one-year iFit membership and a Bluetooth chest strap (both included with your purchase), and you’re ready to rock.
When it comes to performance, the heavy flywheel and magnetic resistance are not only quiet but also challenging. This home gym works with a system of four sets of pulleys (with extensions of up to 95”) that use magnetic resistance, with 20 levels of resistance. And the ultra-smooth operation makes for a very low-impact workout that’s easy on joints. Plus, the ergonomic, removable handles are comfy and easy to grip.
The NordicTrack Fusion CST combines the benefits of a cardio trainer and a regular home gym in one small yet powerful package. And if you wait for a sale, you’ll get an amazing bang for your buck! Take your workouts to the next level with this fusion trainer.
TRX is a bit of a different animal altogether. One of the biggest fitness trends to come around in a while, its roots actually trace clear back to 1997 when its founder Randy Hetrick developed a rudimentary version of the exercise while deployed as a Navy SEAL Squadron Commander. At present day the bodyweight suspension training movement boasts a quarter million certified trainers, and is fitted into tens of thousands of gym facilities around the globe.
Given its simple and fuss-free nature, it’s also a prime candidate for a home workout, and a prime candidate for this list. Starting with the TRX HOME2 and the comprehensive TRX app, you can select from a wide array of workouts that either isolate specific muscle groups or give you a more rounded full-body workout. You can burn fat with their intense cardio-focused workouts, target strength building exercises, focus on flexibility , or even try out specialized workouts designed specifically for yoga enthusiasts, golfer, and other specialized athletic activities.
The HOME2 kit itself is quite simple, not to mention affordable considering it competes with more traditional home gym systems. At $169.95, you get the Suspension Trainer itself, a 1-year membership for the TRX app (including 80 workouts, with more available for purchase separately), as well as the necessary door anchor, suspension anchor, and a mesh carrying bag so you can take your TRX on the road with you as needed. After the first year, further additional membership can be purchased for a modest $39.99 (or $4.99 a month).
Thousands of satisfied customers can’t be wrong – the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE is a bestselling home gym from Bowflex and one of our picks for best home gym equipment of 2019. Featuring power rod resistance, this machine offers big resistance to sculpt big, powerful muscles with its total body training.
This Bowflex home gym saves you time with its no-change cable system, allowing you to quickly transition between exercises and keep your heart rate up. The unique power rod resistance system lets you customize your workout – resistance starts as low as five pounds and can go as high as 410 pounds (with upgrade). And the power rods are built to last – Bowflex guarantees that they’ll never wear out! Add in the smooth gliding cables, and the Bowflex Xtreme boasts all the benefits of free weights without any of the risk of injury.
The Bowflex Xtreme 2SE comes with several attachments to give you an almost infinite variety of angles and full range of motion with 75 different exercises. This home gym has a two-position tower and a four-position lower squat station, allowing you to target every major muscle group. It also comes with a leg extension for lower body work and an ab crunch shoulder harness, so you can craft a killer six pack. The versatility of this home gym is unmatched!
To help you get the most out of your workouts, Bowflex takes out all the guesswork and includes a manual with seven workout programs created by personal trainers. The Bowflex Xtreme 2SE is a compact and affordable home gym that gives you all the basics you need to build muscle and sculpt a rocking body.
Ready for a workout that’s out of this world? Check out the Bowflex Revolution, one of our top picks for best home gym equipment of 2019. This innovative home gym uses SpiraFlex plate technology, originally developed by NASA, to create state-of-the-art resistance to satisfy even the most extreme fitness buffs.
What is SpiraFlex? It allows for high levels of resistance using an elastic strap that wraps around a coil, all housed within a plate. Basically, it gives you extreme resistance, while maintaining a lightweight and portable design. Standard resistance is 220 pounds, but users can upgrade to up to 300 pounds of resistance for upper-body exercises and 600 pounds for lower-body exercises.
The Bowflex Revolution features multiple cable and pulley positions and independently moving arms with 10 adjustable positions. And when Bowflex says you’ll get a total body workout, you better believe it – this gym includes a bench, built-in rowing machine, leg press station, leg extension, preacher curl attachment, and more. Choose from over 100 exercises with up to 400 variations – you’ll never hit a plateau with all the options that come with this home gym. With all those attachments and features, this is a bigger machine, but it does fold up to give you added space when you need it.
This is Bowflex’s most advanced home gym – and it carries a high price tag to match. But with a 10-year warranty, a 300-pound user capacity, and sturdy construction, you can rest assured that this baby is an investment that’s built to last. Fitness users of all levels will appreciate the power, intensity, and variation of the Bowflex Revolution.
The Total Gym GTS is a customer favorite and is the top-of-the-line model from Total Gym, a company that’s built a reputation for quality and customer service. Thanks to its versatility and commercial grade durability, this Total Gym can be found everywhere from health clubs to physical therapy clinics.
This premium gravity gym uses your bodyweight for resistance, so you avoid the jarring impact of strength training using free weights, while still getting plenty of muscle-building resistance (up to 22 resistance levels based on your bodyweight). The pulleys connect to the frame at six different points to give you optimal range of motion and variety. In fact, this home gym supports over 200 low-impact exercises (50 core exercises plus variations) for both strength and cardio.
The Total Gym GTS is centered around an extra-long, extra padded glideboard with a detachable headrest and food board. It also includes a press bar, pull-up bar, squat station, abdominal trainer, and more. With so many exercise options and variations, you’ll be happy to find the six DVDs that are included with your purchase. These training DVDs lead you through full workout programs, ranging from cardio and endurance training to flexibility to strength training.
When it comes to elite fitness equipment, the Total Gym GTS easily makes the cut. In fact, it’s on most consumers’ lists of the best fitness equipment for 2019. While this home gym is more expensive than most, it comes with a lifetime frame warranty and is the ideal all-around home gym for users looking to splurge on a top-notch piece of equipment.
Short on time? The Bowflex HVT combines cardio and strength training into one highly effective, full-body workout that takes just 18 minutes! If you’ve got big fitness goals for the year, this hybrid trainer is ready to get you on the road to results, whether you’re looking to burn fat or build muscle.
The Bowflex HVT consists of a sturdy platform with pulleys and handlebars that can be positioned in a variety of ways to optimize your training. And its progressive fan resistance with 16 levels of resistance will challenge all fitness levels. Plus, its design allows for a smoother experience that’s easier on joints when compared to free weights. While this machine is over 6-feet tall, it features a relatively narrow design to help you save on space. And it boasts unbeatable durability – strong enough for users up to 300 pounds.
This hybrid trainer also comes with a console that includes three built-in workout modes (sprint, circuit, and builder), giving you a customized workout to crush your goals. Or connect via Bluetooth with the free HVT app, which includes 50 trainer-led videos to spice up your workouts and stay motivated. Need even more options? Use this home gym in manual mode and choose from 50 exercises to tighten and tone your problem areas. The console gives you feedback on your performance and saves your workout data, so you can track your progress over time.
With the Bowflex HVT, you get a machine that’s sleek and sturdy, with enough features to please any fitness level. Plus, it’s affordably priced and comes with a money-back guarantee. Make the most of your time with this effective and efficient home gym.
That rounds out our list of the top home gym equipment of 2019. Make sure to read our full reviews if you have questions on any of these popular machines. And check back often to get the most up-to-date reviews and information on the latest, most popular models of home gyms.