Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine Review

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Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym MachinePlanning your home gym doesn't have to be a frustrating chore. There are so many different types of strength training gyms available, that it may be difficult to choose. However, if you keep a few things in mind it will help you narrow down your choices. If you need a great setup that doesn't take up a lot of room, a streamlined style of gym setup like the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine makes a lot of sense.

The G5S offers all of the necessary work stations to make your full-body toning possible from a single machine. It is set up in a straight ahead pattern where all of the stations are available facing in one direction so that you can set it up against a wall, or in a corner, and it doesn't take up a lot of valuable home “real estate.”

Easy Switch Cable Set-Up

Nothing complicated and hard to use is going to get used often. The Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine looks complicated, because like any good system, it has a lot of parts. What makes it so special is the pulley system that never needs to be changed between stations. No more getting up, figuring out what goes where and changing hookups in the middle of a workout. Your G5S is always ready, always setup and you can move fluidly from one workout to the next.

Sturdy and Durable

An important feature in any home gym is the strength and durability of the frame and seating. You don't want a machine that bends, or wobbles. There's too much weight involved, and a workout machine that can't stand up to the pressure is dangerous to be around. The Body Solid G5S Weight stack Home Gym Machine is very strong and can handle all of the pressure you put to it.

Other safety concerns with stacked weights can be the danger of fingers getting pinched in between the weights, or falling on young children whose curiosity can get the better of them. The single weight stack of the Body Solid G5S contains a hefty 210 pounds of weights, but they are all encased in a single tower to protect them from prying hands and body parts.

The weight values are easily changed with a simple pop pin that can be operated from any position so you never have to get up and stop your workout to change weights.

Exceptional Versatility

Space-saving home gym designs often sacrifice versatility for size. Not the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine. It has multiple workstations so you can work your abs, triceps, lats, thighs, calves, shoulders, back, chest and more and it comes with a workout DVD to guide you through all of the possible workout positions to get the most out of your new home gym. There is also a large, easy to read exercise chart, and to keep you hydrated, the Body Solid G5S has a water bottle holder, and a towel holder to keep you dry and comfortable.Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine

Effective Pricing

For beginners the price of the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine is a welcomed surprise. It is a mid-range price gym that offers all of the opportunities that the higher-priced versions provide.

Name Recognition and Unbeatable Warranty

Trust is hard to come by, and a strong reputation is worth a lot of respect in the exercise industry. The Body Solid Equipment Company began in 1981 and fast built a strong reputation for home gym, and health club gym equipment. They make the same quality equipment for home use as they provide their industry customers, and the warranty can't be beat. It is a lifetime warranty on all of their equipment so you never have to worry about how to get a part replaced or fixed.


One of the only real drawbacks to the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine is that it has evolved over the years, and Body Solid made it better with each change. However, they haven't really adjusted their assembly instructions to reflect differences in the setup making it a little confusing to put together. There are also a lot of parts to assemble, and it will take awhile to get it ready to use.

Customer Satisfaction

Reviews say it all, and the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine gets rave reviews from professionals and consumers alike. The entire Body Solid company is one of the top gym equipment manufacturers in the industry, and its G5S offering is popular with home gym owners worldwide. Here is what consumers have to say about their own Body Solid G5S:

“The G5S is not your typical flimsy workout machine you often see in homes, or for sale in stores. It is strong and robust, and makes workouts easy and safe.”

“I like the multiple stations so I can work different areas of my body like the chest press, pectoral flies, crunches, row station, leg lifts, and biceps curl, plus each station has a second set of exercises you can use it for. I never get bored with the variety.”

“My whole family uses the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine. It is a great way to get in shape without ever leaving home.”

“I'm too busy to find the time to drive to a gym, the G5S lets me get my workouts in on my schedule.”

“I bought the Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine several months ago, and it is the best thing I ever did. I feel better, and my son and I both use it all the time. It has helped shape and tone our bodies, and the gym is built to last years.”

In Conclusion

The Body Solid G5S Weight Stack Home Gym Machine is a great way to get in shape, and works well for users of any level of expertise. It is an affordable way to bring a gym into your own home, and its design makes it great for people with limited floor space in apartments, condos or just when you don't want a piece of gym equipment to take over a room in your home.

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About Andy

Andy writes for a number of health related sites but has always been fascinated by alternative medicine and home remedies. His deep interests in nature and the body's innate ability to heal itself (given the right condition) have lead him to a pivotal time in his life - and so, Holistic Home Fitness was born. While it's relatively new at the moment, Andy wants to build this site into a huge reference site for a more holistic approach to health and fitness.