Pros / It has two seats and a patented dual-function “pec dec.”
Cons / It costs nearly $2,000, and its leg press must be purchased separately.
Verdict / The Bodycraft Galena Pro is a high-quality, heavy-duty exercise machine with two seats. It’s built for both home and light commercial use and has several upgrade options.
The Bodycraft Galena Pro’s frame is constructed with heavy-gauge steel tubing, and has two adjustable seats for users of different sizes. Its 200-pound weight stack operates on a smooth pulley and cable system, and it allows you to perform 25 exercises.
The Galena Pro has an MSRP of $1,999 and comes standard with a chest press and arm row, leg extension, leg curl, lat pull, low-pulley station and abdominal crunch. It would have ranked higher in our review if it was more affordable. It costs several hundred dollars more than the Powertec Workbench Multi-System and the Yukon Wolverine multi-user systems and is priced more than $1,200 above the Body-Solid Powerline BSG10X, our best value.
Adding a leg press to this home gym costs about $500. You can also purchase weight stack shrouds, a triceps rope and a five-pound add-on weight. Although this machine is heavy, weighing 483 pounds, its dimensions are modest for a machine that seats two people. Without the leg press, it measures 58 x 72 x 81.75 inches (length, width and height), and several reviews we found online noted the machine fits well in a corner. If you add the leg press, its footprint increases to 92 x 72 x 81.75 inches. You’ll also want enough room to allow for a full range of motion as you work out.
The Galena Pro’s dual-function pec dec is uniquely designed to let you perform both traditional flys and dumbbell style flys. Using this patented station, you can also perform rear deltoid flys. Its press/pull and low-pulley stations also allow you to accomplish exercises such as bench, incline and shoulder presses, rows, arm curls and leg kicks.
Bodycraft provides residential customers with a lifetime warranty on the Galena Pro, including its frame and parts. If the machine is used in a light commercial setting, the frame warranty is limited to 10 years, with just two-year coverage on parts. Bodycraft’s customer service is available by phone and email. Although we didn’t need to reach out to them in updating this review, our past experience has been excellent.