The Life Fitness G2 has a solid reputation as an efficient strength training system.
We selected the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X as our best value because it saves you money without compromising functionality.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available.
Although the Body-Solid G1S is comparable to larger home gyms in terms of performance, features and accessories, its MSRP is under $1,000, giving your wallet less of a workout than the $1,999 Bodycraft Galena Pro.
The Total Gym FIT is a unique home gym that looks nothing like the other machines we reviewed, despite its comparable functionality. Although its MSRP is more than $2,300, Total Gym promotes the FIT as being perpetually on sale for much less.
There’s nothing small about the Powertec Workbench. Among the home gyms we reviewed, this one has both the largest base footprint and allows you to lift the most weight.
The Marcy Club 200 is an affordable weight stack machine with a price tag below $800. It costs about $30 less than our best value pick, the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X, and has many comparable features. However, the Marcy Club provides fewer exercise options and has a weaker warranty.
The ProForm SMART Endurance 920E holds its own as a solid, yet smaller than average, elliptical machine.
The BXE216 is Bowflex’s top-of-the-line elliptical machine. It’s built to provide a smooth, full-body workout, and its signature Burn Rate console provides extensive user feedback.
The Sole E35 has a thick steel frame and features a quiet drive system with both forward and reverse functionality. It has a 25-pound flywheel and a high gear ratio for smooth performance, and its four rear wheels ride on heavy-duty rails to provide added stability.
The Schwinn 470 is the most affordable elliptical we reviewed, and its MRSP is more than $2,000 below the most expensive machine, the Sole E95.
The Sole E95 is a popular, highly-rated elliptical that would have scored higher in our rankings if it had a lower MSRP.
The C12.9 is a high-performance, front drive elliptical machine from NordicTrack that introduces several upgrades to our previous top pick, the NordicTrack C9.5. While we still count the C9.5 among our favorites, the C12.9 is a clear leader.
During our last review of elliptical machines, the NordicTrack C9.5 earned our highest rating. This popular elliptical continues to make a competitive showing as one of the best home machines available, but it’s been edged out of our top three by several newer, upgraded models.
The Nautilus E618 is priced hundreds of dollars below comparably equipped ellipticals in our lineup. It has a 30-pound flywheel and a 22-inch stride length.
New on the market in 2018, the Horizon Elite T7-02 is an upgraded model of Horizon’s popular Elite T7 treadmill that was introduced in 2016.
The Bowflex BXT216 is the primo treadmill from Nautilus' Bowflex line. We picked this machine as our choice for best features because it is so functional and convenient. From its oversized media rack to its easy-fold, stowable design, the Bowflex BXT216 is practical and user-friendly.