4.0 out of 5 stars | It's decent, not great.
Just got it and put it together, used once. I'll update review after several uses. To give an idea of how/why I'm reviewing how I do below, I'm 5'9" 220lbs (chubby/fit). I go to the gym 3-4 times a week but wanted something I could do little workouts at home on off days in front of the TV. Was looking at just getting a bench press but total cost for everything this wasn't much more and allows for various exercises to work other muscle groups. Shipping was crazy fast. Was supposed to be 4-6 days, arrived the next afternoon after ordering. Came in 3 packages as others were saying. Main box with the machine plus 2 boxes with the weights in them. All parts and components were included and free of damage. Assembly was mostly simple and straight forward. The last diagram or two got pretty, intricate we'll say. Once you get to assembly of the pulley system and the finer workings the diagrams are a cluster "French" and take a minute to dissect. Only complaint about assembly though. Use is pretty good, I went through all the exercises on the chart to test all its supposed to be able to do, "As Advertised" we'll say. -I wish the U-Bar hand grips had padding. Especially when you get to higher weight, the solid metal bars can get painful. I'm going to look for actual pads but will likely end up just wrapping them with some foam and electrical tape, they need padding. -The pad for doing curls is way to small for adult male. I had to put my elbows on the far edge as I could but they still needed to go wider. This made my elbows point in to much and made curls a bit painful after a few sets. -Chain is way to long in my opinion. I'm only 5'9" but i needed to hook my chain half way down the links to have it a proper height and could probably have gone a little further honestly but this isn't a bad thing really as it's adjustable for people of various heights/arm lengths. -Upper leg pad is really in the way more than anything. If you're not doing leg exercises it really needs to be removed which is a bit of a pain because you have to pull off the pad, set it to the side and put it back together when you need it. But there isn't enough space between it and the seat to position your legs to do any of the arm exercises comfortably. -Otherwise, everything works good and it's comfortable and easy to use. But, I would definitely say this is something more suited for people with smaller frames/size. Durability seems good. I only took it up to 100lbs and probably won't go higher for awhile until I'm sure I didn't mess something up in assembly and feel comfortable it's not going to collapse from its own design. After 2hrs of use in all its listed exercises, it held up fine. There was some creaking but for now I'm chalking that up to it and the parts just settling. TLDR; Little small but it's decent if you're smaller looking to tone and build a little muscle at home. Holds up fine so far, seems durable. Most exercises work good, being small makes some difficult. Overall, it's decent and price is reasonable.
Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2020 by Drjeebus
4.0 out of 5 stars | Great gym, definitely worth the price.
The Marcy home gym is perfect for all your COVID 19 “gain” loss, and allows you to workout multiple areas of the body with a good amount of weight. Very easy to assemble, looks nice, and doesn’t take up much space, yet still allows for good workouts. Only found 2 issues however, 1.) The preacher curl bar they show in the video? Not included. Had to buy that separately even though they show it in the video. The longer “back-fly” bar is great, but you’re really gonna want a proper (smaller) bar for preacher curls and maybe other workouts. Why show it if it doesn’t come with it? And 2.) I’m 5’9”, so I’m a shorter guy. The cables with the chain extension allow for full range of motion for 80% of my workouts, but I had to improvise and get a little creative for the other 20%. I really wish those cables extended just a little further than they do. But again, I’m 5’9”. If I was 6’ or larger with a wider arm span, these cables most likely wouldn’t work for a good number of the workouts (or would at least require some serious improvising). In short, great product, just a couple “bugaboos” I thought we’re worth mentioning.
Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2020 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars | Works good
Every piece of the machine works good. Didn't have any assembly issues other than I accidentally installed the wrong cable and had some rework to swap them. I'm not a fan of the legs. If you do standing kickouts you run into an issue where the line will rub on a solid welded pin above the pulley wheel and eventually split the casing on the line. Once the protector splits, you run a chance on the line slipping out of the pulley and then have to mess with it to get it back onto the pulley wheel so you can continue the work out. That appears to be the only flaw with the system.
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2019 by Tyr2009
4.0 out of 5 stars | Easy to put together and a pretty good machine
I love this machine. Everything seems to fit just right and it works great. A few negative things I would have to say is that you just have to keep moving things around for the seat, for the chain,for the weights and then the bar in the back of the weights pops off if you go too far. That would be the only negatives that I have had to deal with.
Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018 by Patty Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars | Perfect home gym for the family!
It is a perfect home gym for our family. My 15 yr old son, my wife and I use it. It has all the exercises we need for all of us and the 150 pounds weight is more than enough for us. Took about 4 hours to assemble with my son and it was easy. Only negative is that the length it does not extend enough for some exercises...I have to use the chain.
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2019 by webk
5.0 out of 5 stars | Excellent gym and customer service support.
There was a shipping delay due to Fedex. It sat in the wharfhiuse for a week. FedEx customer service is very poor and non responsive. MVInnovations the seller is awesome they provided a generous cash refund for the delay and it was not their problem. The gym is well designed and well built. Smooth operation and many exercises. Compact and fits very nicely in the space. I would recommend this gym and MVInnovations.
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018 by Mac
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great Value For The Money
The home gym arrived in good condition with only two minor dents to the weight stack cover. The instructions were easy to follow and assembly took about 4 and a half hours. The pulley system was the ! Most difficult part but using a top I found on youtube prior to beginning the assembly process made it easier to set up the pulleys by using barbeque skewers to temporarily hold them in place as I lined up the cables. The system works well and does not take up a ton of space!
Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2019 by Oscar Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars | High quality gym. Love it!
I bought this home gym because I hate going to the gym and I love to lift. I LOVE it. I was initially nervous about putting it together, but it actually was not difficult. I am a female, short/petite. I assembled the entire thing by myself in one day. IKEA furniture is much more difficult to assemble than this home gym. I am extremely satisfied with my purchase.
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2019 by myamazon