Similar models to the Bodycraft Galena Gym include the Bodycraft Xpress Pro, Bodycraft Xpress Pro, Body Solid EXM 1500,and Body Solid G6B.
Bodycraft Galena Home Gym
If you’re shopping for a Bodycraft Galena home gym and haven’t looked at the Bodycraft Xpress home gym, I strongly encourage you to read my review before deciding which gym is right for you.
I know the Galena received a ‘Best Buy’ award from consumers digest, but I don’t agree with their analysis or recommendation. Sometimes I wonder who is actually reviewing the exercise equipment for these publications because they’re way off the mark on many of their picks.
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 separate pec deck.
Putting on a pec deck on station 2 is more for show, and the fact that having a pec deck will sell more gyms to the uninformed.
A gym in this price range should have more substantial options on it, not just a throw in station that’s of little value. You’re also going to pay a whole lot for this gym when you add the leg press option for another $500 bucks.
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
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
Lat Pull Bar, Curl Bar, Ankle Strap and two Single Handles are included
The Bodycraft Galena isn’t a total wash, there are some things I like about this home gym like the self aligning leg extension and curl station, a high pulley for lat pulldowns and the space saving design that will fit into a corner of your gym.
The Bodycraft Galena gym needs improvement on the station 2 setup before I will give it my endorsement, so until that happens, take a look at the Bodycraft Xpress, Body Solid G6B and Bowflex Ultimate 2 Gym as better options in this price range.