Specifications at a glance
The BodyCraft Galena Pro is a compact home gym that comes with a chest press, leg extension, leg curl, Pec Dec with dual function, abdominal crunch and low pulley station. With this gym set, you can strengthen your major muscle group with a minimum amount of effort and time. You can throw it in the corner of the room and enjoy its versatility for a long time. This heavyweight, easy to assemble home gym gives you the same experience you will find at a commercial gym and a lot more. Let’s find out more interesting facts with this bodycraft galena pro review!
Whom is this product ideal for?
Since the product works on all the major groups on your body, it's ideal for those who want a full body workout with a single tool. Also, it's great for beginner exercisers as it comes with 50 elementary exercise routines. It also has heavyweight exercise options for the experienced exercisers. You can also enhance its effectiveness by adding other components to it. Its compactness enables you to put it in any corner of the room.
Key features of BodyCraft Galena Pro Home Gym
1. Dual function Pec Dec
The Pec Dec in this gym machine provides both traditional and dumbbell style fly. You can perform the traditional style flys by pushing your elbows against the pads. For dumbbell style flys, grab the handles, swing it towards the chest height and press forward and together.
2. Adjustable seats
The front and the back seat are highly adjustable. The foam is high density, so you get the optimum lumbar support. The foam is also covered by vinyl that’s heavy-gauge.
3. Leg press
The leg press offers an opportunity for maximum leg development while ensuring maximum comfort. The leg press has 300n lbs. of resistance. The foot plate on it is adjustable, so any size user can fit into it. It's also great for doing calf exercises.
4. Low pulley station
There are plenty of rooms for exercises like arm curls; leg kicks, deltoid raises, etc. that you can access very easily.
5. Weight stack shrouds
The noise smothering steel shrouds of the machine have a finish with black powder coat. This covers the weight stack of 150 lbs.
6. Bench press statio
There's a dedicated and adjustable station where you can perform the bench press, shoulder press, incline press, mid row, etc. Since the station is adjustable, the user of any size can do exercises on it.
Common Questions and Answers
- Question : What is the weight stack on the machine? Answer :
Although the machine comes with a weight stack of 200 lbs, it feels like 300 lbs. with the resistance. This is more weight than a person needs for exercising.
- Question : Is the machine usable by two people simultaneously? Answer :
Since there’s only a single weight stack, you cannot exercise with another person on this gym. Even if you do, it would create resistance for the other person and could even lead to accidents and injuries.
- Question : What’s the required space for the BodyCraft Galena Pro? Answer :
The recommended space for the Galena Pro is 72x95, so you have 3 feet of space on the left and 4 feet on the right.
We've always wanted to buy a gym set for our home, and finally, we decided to test out the BodyCraft Galena Pro. So, here's what we found about the product.
The packaging was very tough to open since it was so properly sealed. Due to its heavy weight, you’ll, at least, need 2 persons to move it. Once assembled following the instruction manual, we got around to using the product.
The variety in this gym set is almost impeccable and is similar to the ones in the public/ commercial gym. There isn’t any grinding or squeaking sound in the set once we’ve tuned the cables properly. The product almost doesn’t require any space and is very sturdy after the assembly. It also doesn’t need any wall support for assembly.
We were very happy with the unique pec dec where we can perform the two kinds of flys. The machine is designed for accommodating two people, and there are over 30 exercise routines available in this machine. We were confused by the instruction manual at first, but we eventually found out that it's very simple to assemble. To get the most out this gym, we suggest you try one of these protein powders with your workout regime.
2. Ease of use
Although heavy, the BodyCraft Galena Pro is pretty easy to assemble. There's no trouble in exercising with it, and it's also easy to customize the gym set. However, if you want to put extra weight stack, you should do it during the time of installation. Since there are more than 30 preset exercises, beginners will face no trouble exercising with it.
You have to pay quite the price for the home gym. But you’ll get everything you want in your gym set with this model. With all the facilities that the gym offers, we think it’s pretty reasonably priced.
How to use and maintain the Bodycraft Galena Pro
1. Exercises you can do with the Bodycraft Galena Pro
You can do any exercise you deem fit for your workout regime in this gym. But these are some of the common exercises that are popular among Galena Pro users:
- Bench Press
- Biceps Curl
- Lat Pulldown
- Deltoid Raise
- Glute Kick
- Core Twist
- Ab Crunch
- Leg Curl
- Leg Extensions
- Pec Fly
- Shoulder Press
- Reverse Fly
- Seated Row
- Upright Row
- Tricep Press Down
When you buy the gym, you have to know that the machine needs some people and 5-6 hours for assembly. Make sure you have Allen wrenches, adjustable wrenches, rubber mallet, and a screwdriver since the tools for assembly don't come with the product.
For regular maintenance, you need to lubricate the pulleys. For smoothness in operation, lubricate the weight stack beams periodically. Perform regular checkup on the machine to find out any damaged parts.
A 4.5 Amazon rating speaks for itself. The customer highly praises the product's functionality, stability, and ease of use. Most of the customers are very impressed with the quiet performance of the machine. However, many of the customers aren't too happy that adding extra weight plates for the leg presses require an almost complete reassembly of the machine. This, too, is solvable if you buy the weight plates.
Our Final Thoughts
After discussing it for a long while, we’ve reached the point where we give a verdict about the BodyCraft Galena Pro.
With its sturdy build and great design, the Galena Pro comes with three separate stations for workouts. Even though the price is a little high, the product comes with a lifetime warranty which makes it worth the money. No other product in this price range offers such versatility and compactness. The only drawback of the product is that you can’t add extra weight stacks.