Pros / It’s the most affordable home gym we tested, and safety features include a weight stack lock.
Cons / It only provides 15 exercise options, and the warranty is subpar.
Verdict / The Marcy Club 200 has an affordable price tag and a space-saving design. It comes with a leg developer, press arms and an arm curl and has a 14-gauge steel frame.
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 Marcy Club 200 gives you 15 exercises, working your legs, chest, pectorals, trapezius, hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes. Its workout stations include a leg developer, dual-function press arms, a row and a removable arm curl, and is cushioned with high-density foam. It has a weight stack lock to enhance user safety, along with a protective stack cover made of steel. Unlike most of the machines in our review, it doesn’t have optional attachments and accessories available.
This home gym is designed for one user at a time. Although its maximum user weight isn’t specified online, Marcy’s customer support team told us it’s about 300 pounds. They also said the machine weighs about 400 pounds, but its description on Amazon says 340.
The Club 200 provides 200 pounds of resistance. Unlike the Bowflex Xtreme 2SE, the Life Fitness G2 and the Powertec Workbench Multi-System, its resistance isn’t upgradeable. If you prefer to add resistance as you become stronger, you might want a machine that can grow with you. You should be confident the home gym you choose provides all the versatility you need.
“Obviously, your goals are important,” Scott McDonald, CEO of Body-Solid told us. “Do you want to work only on upper body? A full body exercise? Your goals will dictate the types of functions you want from the gym.”
Like nine of the 10 home gyms we reviewed, this one has a high-pulley station, and all 10 machines in our lineup are equipped to let you do leg extensions and curls. The Club 200 doesn’t have mid and low-pulley stations and doesn’t come with instructional guides or videos. However, we did obtain a workout chart from customer service.
The Marcy Club 200 has a footprint of 52 x 39 x 85.5 inches (length, width and height). Its dimensions are very similar to those of the Body-Solid G1S, our best overall pick. While the G1S has the most impressive lifetime warranty we’ve seen, the Club 200’s warranty is only two years, which is well below average. Customer support is available by phone and email, along with an online service portal.
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