The Bodycraft Galena Pro Strength Training System is a popular home workout machine for people who want to do regular weights based workouts. Like most of the best home gyms (opens in new tab), it can be further enhanced with additional accessories (purchased separately), though there is enough going on here to get you started.
The single stack gym is one of Bodycraft's oldest home workout systems, but that doesn't mean its over the hill in terms of performance or features. In our Galena Pro Strength Training System review, we look at the machine's design and features to see if it's the ideal weights machine to help you achieve your fitness goals.
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Bodycraft Galena Pro Strength Training System review: Design
The frame on the Bodycraft Galena Pro Strength Training System is constructed with heavy gauge steel tubing, which makes it both durable and sturdy in use. The single stack gym also has two adjustable seats for users of different heights, so you can achieve a more comfortable seating position. For another system with adjustable features, read our Total Gym XLS review (opens in new tab), or take a look at its cheaper sibling, the Total Gym FIT (opens in new tab).
Bodycraft has designed it with a 200lb weight stack operates on a smooth pulley and cable system, and enables you to perform 25 different weight-based exercises. To see how you're performing during your workouts, consider using one of the best fitness trackers (opens in new tab) to monitor your individual sessions.
The Galena Pro Strength Training System costs $1,999 and comes with a chest press and arm row, leg extension, leg curl, lat pull, low-pulley station and abdominal crunch system.
It costs several hundred dollars more than the Body Solid Powerline BSG10X (opens in new tab), putting it more in line with the top-end Powertec Workbench Multi-System (opens in new tab) and the Yukon Wolverine Multi-Station (opens in new tab), both of which are designed for multiple users at once.
The standout design features of the Galena Pro Strength Training System are as follows:
- Patented dual-function, adjustable pec dec
- Chest Press, Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Lat Pull, Low Pulley, Ab Crunch
- Optional leg press for full leg and hip development
- Optional weight stack shrouds for safety and beauty
- Chest press/row arm includes range of motion adjustments
- Weight range is 10 -150lbs (200lbs with 50lb add-on)
- Leg Press Option Range is 20-225lbs
Bodycraft Galena Pro Strength Training System review: Features
Adding a leg press to this home gym costs around $500. You can also purchase weight stack shrouds, a triceps rope and a 5lb add-on weight. Although the Galena Pro Strength Training System is extremely heavy, weighing 483lbs, its dimensions are modest for a machine that seats two people.
Without the leg press, it measures 58(L) x 72(W) x 81.75(H)", 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(L) x 72(W) x 81.75(H)". 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 enable you perform both traditional flys and dumbbell style flys. Using this patented station, you can also perform rear deltoid flys, making it a varied weights based workout machine for your home fitness space.
The Galena Pro Strength Training System also incorporates press/pull and low-pulley stations. With these you can accomplish a decent range of strength based exercises such as bench, incline and shoulder presses, plus rows, arm curls and leg kicks.
Altogether, this makes Bodycraft's home workout machine a very accomplished piece of kit for building muscle at home, and for increasing your strength. We'd recommend reading our Bowflex PR3000 review (opens in new tab) if you're interested in a machine that works multiple parts of your body.
Should you buy the Bodycraft Galena Pro Strength Training System?
The Bodycraft Galena Pro Strength Training System is a well-made, durable and sturdy home gym for one to two users. We like the adjustable seats and the sheer variety of weight based exercises you can carry out with it. While it isn't one of the cheapest home gyms you'll come across, it does have a good array of features to help you achieve an effective workout.
This is a heavy machine once fully assembled though, so pick a spot in your home or garage where you won't have to move the Galena Pro Strength Training System for quite some time.
Bodycraft provides residential customers a lifetime warranty on the Galena Pro, including frame and parts, so the coverage is generous.