A multi-gym is a complicated machine. Which one will cover you the best if something were to break? I’ve got all the information you need.
Which multi-station home gym has the best warranty? Body-Solid and BodyCraft offer the best warranty for multi-gyms. Body-Solid offers a lifetime warranty on everything even normal wear and tear parts with very limited and reasonable conditions. BodyCraft Is a close second.
For the exact warranty on many popular models and some things to look out for, keep reading.
Multi gym warranty
Here’s a list of the most popular models of multi-station home gyms for home use. In the second column you can see the warranty for the specific models. This is the standard manufacturer warranty. Some brands/retailers offer extended/different warranties but those are not included in this list.
|BowFlex||Blaze||Machine: 7 years, Power Rods: Lifetime|
|BowFlex||PR3000||Machine: 7 years, Power Rods: Lifetime|
|BowFlex||Xtreme 2SE||Machine: 7 years, Power Rods: Lifetime|
|BowFlex||Revolution||Parts: 10 years, Labor: 90 days|
|Total gym||Elevate Encompass||Commercial Warranty. Frame - 5 years, Parts & upholstery - 1 year, Foam & rubber - 90 days.|
|Total gym||GTS||Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 years on moving parts|
|Total gym||XLS||Home Use: Lifetime on Frame, 2 Years on Moving Parts. NOT warranted for commercial use.|
|Life Fitness||G4 Home Gym||Lifetime on frame, welds, pulleys and parts; 3-year on upholstery pads and cables|
|Life Fitness||G2 Home Gym||Lifetime on frame, welds, pulleys and parts; 3-year on upholstery pads and cables|
|BodyCraft||Xpress pro 200 lbs.||Residential warranty: Frame - life*. Parts - life* Does not apply to normal wear and tear.|
|BodyCraft||GL||Residential Lifetime Warranty: The BODYCRAFT GL is guaranteed for as long as you own it. Warranty applies only to the original owner and for in- home use. Does not cover normal wear and tear.|
|BodyCraft||GLX||Residential Lifetime Warranty: The BODYCRAFT GL is guaranteed for as long as you own it. Warranty applies only to the original owner and for in- home use. Does not cover normal wear and tear.|
|Body Solid||BFMG20||Frame - 5 Years. Parts - 1 Year. Labor - 90 days|
|Body Solid||G1S||Lifetime on everything if registered and you can show the receipt|
|Body Solid||G2B||Lifetime on everything if registered and you can show the receipt|
|Body Solid||G3S||Lifetime on everything if registered and you can show the receipt|
|Body Solid||G5S||Lifetime on everything if registered and you can show the receipt|
|Body Solid||G6BR||Lifetime on everything if registered and you can show the receipt|
|Body Solid||BSG10X||Frame - 10 years. Parts - 1 year|
|Body Solid||Fusion 500||Commercial warranty. Frame & welds: Lifetime. Pulleys, bushings, bearings, hardware, plates, guide rods: 3 years. Upholstery, cables, grips: 1 year|
|Body Solid||Fusion 600||Commercial warranty. Frame & welds: Lifetime. Pulleys, bushings, bearings, hardware, plates, guide rods: 3 years. Upholstery, cables, grips: 1 year|
|HOIST||MI1||Frame-lifetime. Moving parts-10 years. Bearings, bushings, pulleys - 3 years. Cables, upholstery, cosmetic - 10 year. * Only applies to manufacturer defects|
|HOIST||V1-Elite||Frame-lifetime. Moving parts-10 years. Bearings, bushings, pulleys - 3 years. Cables, upholstery, cosmetic - 10 year. * Only applies to manufacturer defects|
|HOIST||V4-Elite||Frame-lifetime. Moving parts-10 years. Bearings, bushings, pulleys - 3 years. Cables, upholstery, cosmetic - 10 year. * Only applies to manufacturer defects|
|Powerline||P2X||Frame - 10 years. Parts - 1 year|
|True||Quickfit||Frame - 10 years. Parts - 5 years. Labor - 1 year. Cosmetic - 3 months|
As you can see, the more expensive brands have significantly better warranty terms than the cheaper brands. That’s because providing good warranty costs money. Another reason is that more expensive brands create higher quality products which means offering a better warranty doesn’t actually cost them that much.
And finally, people just expect a better warranty on something that costs a lot of money. It provides peace of mind to spend a big chunk of change.
Best multi gym warranty
Which multi gym has the best warranty conditions? This is again the manufacturer warranty. You retailer could give you different terms. Sometimes it’s difficult to say what’s best because things are just balanced differently. Some brands give better terms on the frame while other give better terms on wear parts.
This list is a ranking of which models have the best overall and balanced warranty. Brands often have a similar warranty policy for more than one model. I’ve combined the models that have the same warranty conditions because it isn’t very useful to just fill up the list with different models of the same brand with the same warranty policy.
1. Body Solid
First up: a list. They all have a shared first place because they have the exact same conditions.
- Body Solid G1S
- Body Solid G2B
- Body Solid G3S
- Body Solid G5S
- Body-Solid G6BR
Here’s what Body Solid’s warranty looks like for these models:
- Frame & Welds: Lifetime
- Pulleys, Bushings, Bearings, Hardware, Plates, Guide Rods: Lifetime
- Cables, Upholstery, Grips: Lifetime
Of course there are a few limitations. While this is the best warranty of any multi-station home gym out there, it’s not as unlimited as it looks like:
- Only for residential (non-commercial) use
- Only extends to the original owner. Not transferrable
- Excludes paint and finish (cosmetics)
- Has to be bought from body solid or a certified retailer
All in all, the limitations are very reasonable which is why this is the best multi gym warranty you can find.
Next up: Body-Craft. This brand has an average sized line-up of all-in-one home gyms but they are all pretty awesome:
- Xpress Pro (Amazon link)
- Galena pro
All of them have the same warranty conditions. They might be worded slightly different for the old models and the new ones but they’re practically the same. Here’s what it comes down to;
- BodyCraft guarantees to replace or repair any manufacturer defects.
That’s clearly not worded as strongly as the Body-Solid Warranty. That becomes clearer when we look at the limitations;
- Residential use
- Does not apply to normal wear and tear
- Applies only to the original owner
What’s the difference with number one? The biggest difference is that the warranty doesn’t extend to normal wear and tear. That means:
Those are items that will wear out with normal use over time. It really depends on how often/heavy you use the machine. Those items are usually pretty easy and cheap to replace. However, number one covers even those items.
The other limitations are pretty similar to the number one.
That said, I personally prefer the Body-Craft machines. While both number one and two make great machines, Body-Craft has some awesome features for home gyms and are generally just built to last forever. The loss of coverage for wear and tear parts is worth it for the extra features you get.
3. Life Fitness G2/G4
Next up, we have one of the biggest names in the fitness industry: Life Fitness. They make a lot of equipment for commercial gyms but this is about home gyms. That’s why we’re specifically looking at the models for residential use. The commercial machines have different warranty conditions.
The models for home use are the G2 and G4. Here’s what the warranty for this machine looks like:
- Frame, Welds, Pulleys and Parts: Lifetime
- Upholstery, Pad, Cables and grips: 3 years
What are the limitations?
- Lifetime – for so long as the Customer owns the Life Fitness product. So it only extends to the original owner.
- Only includes parts and repairs. Owner is responsible for other costs like; A. labor charges for service, removal, repair or reinstallation of the Life Fitness product or any component part; B. shipping, delivery, handling and administrative charges for returning parts to Life Fitness; and C. all necessary or incidental costs related to installation of the replacement parts.
Why is it number three?
Because while the coverage for wear parts is better than for BodyCraft, it’s cancelled out by their policy on extra costs. The fact that you’re on the hook for labor, shipping and more if something goes wrong, rubs me the wrong way. If those costs only apply outside of warranty, that would be reasonable. However, that’s not what the terms and conditions say.
With that said, it’s still better than the other brands.
How long should a multi-station home gym last? The frame and most other metal parts should last for decades. Pivot points, bearings, bushings, pulleys, etc. can last for 10 years if maintained properly. Cables, upholstery and grips are seen as wear parts that have to be replaced every 1-2 years. High quality upholstery could last longer depending on use.
What part of a multi gym breaks most often? Cables and handgrips are the items that break the most often on a multi gym. These items are seen by manufacturers as ‘wear parts’. That means they have to be replaced regularly. How often depends on how often the machine is used but usually 2 years with moderate use.
Favorite home gym tools
Many people often forget a few important pieces of their home gym that isn’t directly gym equipment. Here are my favorite home gym tools.
- Interval timer: To time your intervals and all types of other workouts, the GymNext Flex is easily the best and easiest to use.
- Mirrors: Fab & Glass (Amazon link) makes the best large mirror sheets so you can see your exercise form.
- Flooring: American Floor Mats gym flooring (Amazon) or equipment mats make your gym quieter, easier to clean and keeps your floor and equipment safe.
- Fan: The Rowenta VU5670 (Amazon) is a great way to stay cool while working out.