Bodycraft Galena Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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Bodycraft is the manufacturer of home fitness equipment such as home gyms, free weight equipment, rowing machines and exercise bikes. The company has won several awards for the designs of their products. The website is easy to navigate with Bodycraft offering comprehensive details regarding the features, accessories and specifications. The Bodycraft Galena is a home gym in the Legacy collection.

The Bodycraft Galena is available on the official website for $1800 with free shipping to the continental U.S. Additional equipment such as the leg press attachment and exercise charts take the price of the Bodycraft Galena to more than $2100.

List of Ingredients

Multiple station home gym featuring a 200 lb. weight stack.

Product Features

The Bodycraft Galena is a multiple station home gym featuring ab crunch, low and high pulley, leg curl/extension, cheat press and Pec Dec. Leg press is available, but is not a standard feature. The maximum resistance is 200 lbs. Adding the leg press increases the maximum resistance to 300 lbs. The Bodycraft Galena is available on the official website for $1800 with free shipping to the continental U.S. The product comes with a lifetime warranty that covers any defect of the product.

The design of the Bodycraft Galena is a spaces saver designed to easily fit into a corner. Adding the leg press attachment requires additional space. The standard features of the Bodycraft Galena include adjustable seats for varying heights of the individual user. We found this a bit misleading regarding the upper pulley system. The height of the upper pulley is approximately 7 feet, so an individual of below average height could potentially have a difficult time reaching the lat bar.

We found the Bodycraft Galena does not offer a comprehensive exercise or diet guide. Both are available, but cost extra.

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Advantages

  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Space saver, the model fits into a corner.

Disadvantages

  • Leg press attachment is not standard.
  • Expensive compared to similar models.
  • Weight stacks equal 200 lbs.
  • No comprehensive diet or exercise guide.
  • Multiple stations, but only one weight stack.
  • Leg press attachment cost more than $350.
  • Workout chart and exercise DVD extra.

Conclusion

The Bodycraft Galena is a great home gym for the beginner wanting to perform exercises in the comfort of their home. The space saving design allows users to position the Bodycraft Galena in a corner and perform more than 100 exercises at eight stations. Unfortunately, at $1800, the Bodycraft Galena is overpriced compared to similar models. With a cost this high, a dieter could find a better value joining a health club. Add to the fact the leg press attachment cost approximately $350, the Bodycraft Galena is indeed overpriced.

Someone wanting an exercise partner will have a difficult time using the Bodycraft Galena due to its one weight stack. Studies have found working out with a partner increases an individual’s motivation. We also the available 200 lb. weight stack not enough for the seasoned weight trainer, but enough for the beginner.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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