All in One Home Gyms Buying Guide & the Boom in Demand.

December 02, 2023 7 min read

All in One Home Gyms Buying Guide & the Boom in Demand.

With the rise of at-home workouts and the increasing focus on health and fitness, the demand for all in one home gyms has skyrocketed. These versatile strength machines offer a wide range of exercises and allow users to get a full-body workout without leaving the comfort of their own homes. In this buying guide, we will explore the features to consider when purchasing an all in one home gym and why they have become so popular.

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What is an all in one home gym

Basic multi gyms consist of a few workout stations like a smith machine, cable pulley system, row function, and an integrated adjustable bench. While some brands refer to them as 'all in ones', they aren't quite an  All-In-One Trainer.

An all  in 1 home gym generally combines an extensive range of workout stations, including a power rack, smith machine, functional trainer, chin-up bar, landmine, lat pulldown, low row, and dip handles to create a comprehensive setup.

The more advanced All In One Home Gyms include workout stations incorporating a  total body strength training workout:

  • Power Rack: A frame-like structure that enables safe exercise performance. A power rack is an excellent station for compound exercises, including squats, bench presses, and deadlifts, which simultaneously target multiple muscle groups. It also ensures a secure and protected environment for heavy lifting.
  • Smith Machine: A smith machine is like a Power Rack, but with the barbell attached to a fixed track for easier movement control. It offers a secure environment for compound exercises and allows for more controlled movements.
  • Functional Trainer: A versatile cable system enabling a range of exercises, such as cable crossovers, tricep extensions, and lat pulldowns, for targeting various muscle groups.
  • Chin-Up Bar: a device for performing chin-ups and pull-ups, effectively targeting the upper body, particularly the back, biceps, and shoulders. These exercises are known for their difficulty and effectiveness in building strength using one's own body weight.
  • Landmine: a device enabling core exercises and rotational movements like landmine presses and Russian twists.
  • Lat Pulldown: a machine designed to engage and strengthen your back and shoulder muscles through lat pulldowns and cable rows.
  • Low Row: a machine that targets your back and biceps, allowing you to perform rows and other pulling exercises.
  • Dip Handles: a station that enables performing targeted triceps and chest exercises, including dips. Additionally, it is ideal for core muscle workouts such as push-ups, leg raises, and knee raises.
  • Vertical Leg Press: aims at the quadriceps, enhances lower body strength, has a gentle impact on joints, offers various exercises, and ensures safety and control

Additional options to consider when making your purchase are other workout stations and attachments.

  • Jammer Arms - Boost Your Upper Body Workouts with Jammer Arms for Enhanced Pressing Movements.
  • Suspension trainer: a widely used choice for comprehensive workouts, enabling you to engage in exercises that utilize your body weight and focus on various muscle groups.
  • Calf raises and leg developers: these are great for focusing on your lower body, while vertical leg presses are perfect for engaging your quads and glutes.

Why are all in one home gyms in high demand

There are several reasons why all in one home gyms have experienced a boom in demand:

  1. Convenience: With an all in one home gym, users can save time and money by eliminating the need for a gym membership or commuting to a fitness center. They can exercise whenever they want, without worrying about gym hours or crowded spaces.
  2. Space-saving: All in one home gyms are designed to maximize space efficiency. They take up less room compared to having multiple individual exercise machines, making them ideal for those with limited space.
  3. Versatility: These machines offer a wide range of exercises, targeting different muscle groups. Users can customise their workouts and gradually increase the resistance as they progress.
  4. Cost-effective: While the initial investment may seem high, all in one home gyms can save money in the long run. They eliminate the need for multiple pieces of equipment, which can be expensive when purchased individually.

Factors to consider when buying an all in one home gym

When choosing an all in one home gym, it's important to consider the following factors:

  • Size and space: Measure the available space in your home, especially ceiling height, to ensure the gym will fit comfortably. Consider the dimensions of the machine when fully assembled and make sure there is enough clearance for safe and comfortable workouts.
  • Weight stack: Check the weight stack capacity to ensure it meets your fitness goals. A higher weight stack allows for more challenging workouts and progression over time. Also you need to consider and understand cable & weight ratios that suit you.
  • Exercise variety: Look for a machine that offers a wide range of exercises targeting different muscle groups. Consider your fitness goals and choose a gym that aligns with your needs.
  • Build quality: Ensure the machine is made from durable materials and has a sturdy construction. It should be able to withstand regular use and provide a safe workout environment.
  • Number of attachments included: Make sure the gym comes with enough attachments to meet your needs, or check if additional attachments can be purchased separately.

3 Models of varying complexity  to consider:-


 1- Compact, Integrated Cable & Smith Machine - Inspire FT2 Package


  • Dual Weight Stacks: The Inspire FT2 Package comes with two 165-pound weight stacks, allowing you to adjust the resistance according to your fitness level and exercise requirements.
  • Adjustable Pulleys: The adjustable pulleys provide a smooth and natural range of motion, enabling you to perform exercises that mimic real-life movements and engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously.
  • Versatile Attachments: The package includes a variety of attachments, such as a straight bar, curl bar, tricep rope, and ankle strap, to target different muscle groups and add variety to your workouts.
  •  Smith Machine: The built-in Smith machine allows for safe and controlled weightlifting exercises, providing stability and support during heavy lifts.
  • Integrated bench : unlike traditional home gym systems, the FT2 Package includes a built-in bench that can be adjusted to various positions, allowing for a greater range of exercises. Whether you want to perform chest presses, shoulder presses, or leg extensions, the integrated bench provides the stability and support you need.
All in one home strength gym

2 - Fully Loaded All in One Home Gym - Body Dynamic S109


  • Power Rack  - Strong and sturdy, the power rack can support a maximum weight of 450kg. This allows you push yourself to your limits on big compound movements such as squats, overhead press, bench press and many more. Additional band pegs are great for adding resistance or assistance to your exercises. J-hooks and spotting arms are coated in a polymer layer to protect the knurling of your barbells. Weights and barbell are sold separately.

  • Smith machine - The Body Dynamic S109 has a counter balanced Smith Machine built with commercial grade guide rails for a smooth, fluid motion. The lock/release mechanism and spotting catches allow for the user to safely workout without the need for a spotter. Only 2" Olympic weights fit on the Smith Machine sleeves.
  • Leg Press - Thanks to the vertical leg press attachment, the Smith Machine can be converted into a vertical leg press in a matter of seconds. The wide footplate allows for a variety of different width stances to target quads, hamstrings, glutes and inner thighs.
  • Cable crossover/ Functional trainer - One of the most popular features of the S109 is the cable crossover system. With dual 90kg weight stacks and a 1:1 cable ratio, it offers plenty of resistance. The high-quality aircraft grade cables can withstand a maximum load of 909kg for extra peace of mind. Amongst the variety of cable attachments included, is a lat pull down bar and knee support attachment, which allow use of the cables for lat pulldowns.
  • Multi-grip chin up station - Built into the frame is a multi-grip chin up bar that offers a range of different pull up grips, such as wide grip, neutral, overhand, underhand, angled and different widths. It can withstand a maximum load of 350kg, which gives you the option of adding extra weight to your pull ups.
  • Dip Station - With the dips attachment, there are a number of different width grips to perform dips. Target the chest, triceps, shoulders and core for great upper body exercises. 
  • Core Trainer/ Landmine - A popular attachment included with the S109 is the core trainer, or landmine attachment. With the use of an Olympic barbell (sold separately), it enables you to perform a number of rotational torso exercises, and upper and lower body movements. There is the option of using the T-row attachment included, which fits onto the end of the barbell to perform a number of rowing exercises.

 Double Sided All in One Home Gym


3- Double sided, Compact, 2 Person All in One - Body Dynamic S122


  • Two Side Station  - With the Body Dynamic S122 'Two Side Station' training together is put in the spotlight. The front is used for free weights and cable exercises. Train compound exercises with an Olympic barbell or use the dual adjustable pulley/cable crossover for the cable exercises. On the reverse side is the smith machine, to train as safely as possible. The Olympic smith machine barbell consists of solid full chrome quality.
  • High Quality - Sturdy frames, thick materials and a large support surface. You don't just put the S122 away. 3 mm frame thickness shows how commercial built the S122 is. Are you planning to lift heavy? No problem. Then this Multistation is definitely the perfect solution.
  • Advanced Storage Options - On the sides of the S122 you will find two plate storages for the Olympic discs. Simply place the disc in the rack to to store bumper plates or Olympic discs. In addition, you have bar storage to store your Olympic barbell.
  • 90kg commercial weight stack - The S122 comes as standard with 2 x 90kg commercial weight stacks. The cable ratio is 2:1 and each weight plate is 4.5kg.

 Concluding Thoughts

 As the demand for all in one home gyms continues to rise, manufacturers are constantly improving their designs and adding new features. It's important to do thorough research, read reviews, and compare different models to find the best all in one home gym that suits your needs and budget. With the right machine, you can enjoy the convenience and benefits of a full-body workout in the comfort of your own home.

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