What You Should Know
Home gyms are available in all shapes and sizes. Several models are equipped with multiple weight stacks allowing multiple users to use the product, while other come equipped with a cardiovascular machine. A dieter looking for a quality piece of equipment should look for a product which combines weight training and cardiovascular exercises as well as provides information on proper form and a comprehensive diet guide.
The Body Solid 1500 is considered a beginners model in the field of home gym equipment. Although touted as a “best buy” by consumer reporting magazines, we found the price expensive compared to similar and more advanced models. The price is $1,000 plus the cost of shipping and handling.
List of Ingredients
Multiple-station home gym featuring 160 lb. weight stack.
The Body Solid 1500 is multiple station home gym featuring chest press, abdominal crunch, lat pull down, leg curl/extension and seated row. The 160 lb. weight stack is alloy designed to reduce the noise of plates as they touch one another. Additional attachments are not available with the Body Solid 1500.
We found the weight limit of 160 lbs. a bit light for the serious weight trainer. This amount is ideal for a dieter just beginning to work with weights, but the more experienced dieter or bodybuilder will find this amount too low. The Body Solid 1500 does not offer guidance regarding the maximum weight of the user. Typically, the maximum weight of home gyms is 300 lbs. Without guidance, using the Body Solid 1500 is potentially dangerous.
The space saving design of the Body Solid 1500 is ideal for a dieter living in a small apartment of house. The length is approximately four feet and the height is slightly less than 7 feet. The total space needed is approximately 5 feet by 5 feet. Assembling the Body Solid 1500 takes approximately 2-3 hours without help. Connecting the pulley system and lowering the weights require additional time.
We found the price of the Body Solid 1500 expensive compared to similar models. At $1,000, the dieter should receive more than what the product offers.
- Space saving design.
- Lifetime warranty covering all parts.
- Maximum user capacity is one.
- 160 lb. total resistance.
- No additional attachments available.
- No cardiovascular exercises available.
- No official website.
We like the Body Solid 1500 simply because of the space saving design, the lifetime warranty and the ease of use for beginners. Aside from that, the Body Solid 1500 is not an ideal piece of equipment for the advanced weight trainer. The amount of money invested in this product affords the dieter close to two years at a health club. We didn’t like fact the product does not offer a comprehensive diet plan, exercise guide or cardiovascular exercises. In good faith, we could not recommend this product to a dieter who actually wanted to be successful in their weight loss plan.