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Bodycraft Galena Review

Bodycraft Galena Gym
Manufacturer Bodycraft
Price Est. $1299-1699 w/leg press
Compare To

Bodycraft Xpress
Bowflex Extreme 2
Body Solid EXM 1500
Body Solid G6B

Recommended
No
Reason station 2 not that great, expensive with leg press
Special Features fits in corner
Gym Size Includes Weight Stack?/Amount # of Exercises Warranty
72"D x 58"W x 81" H Yes/200 lbs 20+ Lifetime - All

Bodycraft Galena Gym Review

If you read my review of the Bodycraft Xpress gym, you know how much I like it and recommend it - unfortunately I don't feel quite the same way about the Bodycraft Galena, and I'll tell you why...

First off, I know some of you are thinking that the Galena received a "Best Buy" award form a leading consumer magazine, but I think they're way off the mark...it almost makes me think that they didn't look at any more than 5 gyms as a comparison (or their friend told them how good it was)...

The primary reason I'm not the biggest fan of the Bodycraft Galena is that I don't care for the design layout with the seperate pec deck.

Putting on a pece deck on station 2 is more for show, and the fact that having a pec deck will sell more gyms to the uninformed. At $1299 bucks, there should be more substance to the gym on the second station, and when you add in the leg press the price goes up to $1799 - which I feel is too high for what type of setup you're getting (see Bodycraft Xpress for comparison)

Key specs on the Bodycraft Galena gym:

  • Dimensions: 58” Wide (Pec Dec) X 72” Deep (Press Station) 92” Wide with Optional Leg Press X 81” High
  • 200 lbs.weight stack in 10 lb. increments. Precision milled cast iron plates with nylon bushings for smooth action
  • Heavy 2" X 2" and 2" X 3", 11 and 12 gauge steel tubing frame
  • Flexible nylon coated, 7X 19 strand aircraft cable rated at over 2000 lbs. tensile strength
  • Internally lubricated bearings
  • Included accessories: Lat Pull Bar, Curl Bar, Ankle Strap and two Single Handles are included
  • Lifetime warranty

It's not all bad...
There are some good points about the Galena that it shares with the Xpress gym such as:

  • Fold the footplate down for abductor and adductor
    leg kicks, arm curls, and upright rows
  • Self-aligning leg extension and curl station provides seated leg extension and standingleg curl and automatically adjusts to fit all leg sizes
  • High pulley station for lat pull downs, and triceps push downs
  • Space saving design allows placement in corner of room
  • Optional leg press attachment for full leg development

The Bodycraft Galena gym needs improvement on the station 2 set-up before I will give it my endorsement, until that happens, take a look at the Bodycraft Xpress and Body Solid G6B gyms instead.

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