Body-Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym Review

This is yet another awesome high end home gym option to go with. The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym is designed for some really hardcore use. It features dozens of possible exercises, 7 workout stations, lots of weight, and it is about as durable as can be. This model of high end home gym is big, it is heavy, and it will give even the most hardcore of weightlifters a really big challenge.

Overview

If you would like to watch a little video overview of the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym, you can check out the video below.

EXM3000LPS Exercises (BodySolid.com)

Main Features

The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym has a whole lot of features you need to know about. So, what are they?

  • Dual 210-pound weight stacks
  • Weight stacks encased in a total steel shroud
  • Pads and rollers are double thick and double stitched
  • Has a seated row and low pulley station
  • Comes with a leg extension and leg curl station
  • Has an ab crunch and mid pulley system
  • Has a high pulley system with a high lat bar
  • Comes with a pectoral and deltoid station
  • Comes with a leg press and calf station
  • Features a multi-press station
  • Comes with various accessories
  • Comes with a power tower

Dimensions & Weight

The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym is big, it is heavy, and it takes up a lot of space. This item is very heavy so you aren’t going to be moving it around much and you are going to need a whole lot of space for it.

  • Length: 91 inches
  • Width: 73 inches
  • Height: 83 inches
  • Weight: 947 pounds

Warranty

The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym does come with a pretty good warranty. If you use this piece of equipment at home, everything is covered by a lifetime warranty. The warranty is not quite as comprehensive if the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym is being used for commercial use, but we are technically talking about workout machines for the home here.

Assembly

Once again, this is a very big and heavy home gym, so the assembly process is definitely quite the challenge. Weighing close to 950 pounds makes this quite hard, plus the size of it does not help either. You will need multiple tools such as a ratchet, mallet, and screwdriver to get the job done. Working by yourself it will take you around 10 hours to totally assemble it. You can get expert assembly, but we would just recommend assembling it with a couple of friends. For some assembly help, you can check out the manual.

What We Like About The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym

There are quite a few things that we really like about the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym, so let’s get right to it.

Perhaps the best thing about the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym is that it comes with tons of workout options. It comes with seven different exercise stations, each of which allows for multiple exercises to be done. The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym comes with a multi-press station for your arms, chest, upper back, and shoulders, plus it comes with a pectoral and deltoid developer station. This model also features a leg press and calf station, as well as a leg extension and leg curl station. The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym also comes with a seated row and low pulley station, an ab crunch and mid pulley station, and a high pulley lat pull down station too. In other words, this machine allows for a great many exercises that will work out pretty much every muscle from the top of your body to the bottom. It even features a power tower for leg lifts, triceps dips, and other power tower exercises.

What we also like about the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym is that it features double padded seats with double padded backrests and double stitching too. The seats and backrests all have vinyl covers to increase their longevity and make them easy to clean. Moreover, everything that needs good grip has it, plus the padding for the leg station features foam rollers that will keep you as comfy as can be.

Something else that we really like about the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym is that it features dual independent weight stacks. Each weight stack weighs 210 pounds, allowing for a total of 420 pounds of resistance for the leg and calf press station (2:1 ratio). The weight stacks are covered by steel shrouds for safety and for a nice look. Moreover, the weights are easily adjusted using magnetic pins, which are both safe and reliable.

What is quite impressive about the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym is that up to 3 people can use it at once. The stations are more or less independent, plus quite spread out too, allowing for multiple people to use it at once. This is something that is not often seen with a home gym.

What We Don’t Like About The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym

There are just a couple of things that we don’t particularly like about the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym, so let’s quickly mention those.

We don’t like how the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym is so big and heavy. Now, we do understand that this is a really serious and big gym tool meant for light commercial settings. So, it is a little big and heavy for the average home. More or less, you will need a room dedicated solely to the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym.

Some people have noted that assembly is extremely difficult. The size and weight create some big problems for anyone trying to assemble the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym alone. Moreover, it has been noted that the instructions are somewhat confusing, and even that some vital parts like nuts and bolts are missing.

Some Alternatives To The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Home Gym

To give you a bit of a reference point, let’s talk about some of the other best high end home gyms out there.

Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Trainer

The Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Trainer is in our opinion the best model out there. It is a little lighter and smaller than the Body Solid EXM3000, making it a little more space friendly. Also, including all of the attachments, the Smith bar, and other accessories, the Inspire Fitness FT2 does have quite a few more workout options that the Body Solid EXM3000LPS. What is however pretty neat about the Body Solid model reviewed above is that it can accommodate up to 3 users at once. While the Body Solid model may not have as many workout options and take up more room, it is about half as expensive as the Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Trainer.

Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage System MD-9010G

Another good home gym option is the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage System MD-9010G. This Smith cage is significantly lighter than the Body Solid EXM3000LPS and it does not take up quite as much space. Many people like the Body Solid EXM3000LPS because the weight stacks make it safe and easy, as opposed to the free weights of the Smith cage that need to be purchased separately. Moreover, the Body Solid EXM3000LPS can accommodate more users at once, but it also costs a lot more.

Final Thoughts On The Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym

The bottom line is that the Body Solid EXM3000LPS Light Commercial Gym is a really great home gym. It is big and bulky, so it does take up lots of space, but it also has great function. With dozens of exercises, a whole lot of weight, and the ability to let 3 people use it simultaneously definitely make it a force to be reckoned with.

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