The Best Fitness BFMG30 Home Gym from Body-Solid is an easy-to-use multi-station gym explicitly designed for use in homes and garages. This home gym is a fully adjustable single-stack gym featuring a no-cable-change design, heavy-duty construction with 1.5″ x 3.25″ oval tubing, welded frame components, and sealed bearings.
The BFMG30 features ergonomically correct press arms for natural and efficient arm movements. Additionally, this station includes comfortable multi-position handgrips to help users target muscles across the chest and upper body.
The Best Fitness BFMG30 home gym high pulley station is explicitly for lat pulldowns, triceps press downs, cable crossovers, and more. In addition, the adjustable hold-down pads stabilize users throughout the movements.
The ab crunch/mid-pulley station allows users a smooth, comfortable, and full range of motion when performing ab crunches or other mid-pulley-based movements. In addition, the low pulley station is the perfect platform for biceps curls, seated rows, upright rows, shrugs, leg abduction, leg adduction, and so much more.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Best Fitness BFMG30 Home Gym from Body-Solid
Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 1 year
My rating: is 8/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 71.6L x 46.6W x 83H inches (182L x 118W x 211H cm)
- Assembled weight: 336.7 lbs (153 kg)
- Stack weight: 145 lbs (65.7 kg)
- Possible exercises: 35+
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 1 year
BFMG30 Frame construction
The Best Fitness BFMG30 home gym features a pretty sturdy frame made mostly of 1.5″ x 3.25″ oval steel tubing. However, there are some exceptions. In addition, the bars of the press arms and the guide rods of the weight stack are cylindrical, while the adjustment post of the seat is rectangular.
The mainframe tubes feature a thick double-coating red paint finish. The front frame section with the footplate is black. In addition, the seat post and the guide rods on which the weight stack slides have a chrome plating finish.
The BFMG30 home gym is not too large. With all the parts assembled, it is approximately 71.6″ (182 cm) long and 46.6″ (118 cm) wide. It is advisable to allow at least two feet of clearance on each side of the unit, and at least three feet of clearance in its front, so you can perform all the exercises correctly and without any hindrance.
The highest point of the gym is approximately 83″ (211 cm). Technically, it should fit in a room with a 7-foot ceiling, but it would be a pretty tight fit.
Since it’s a home gym with an included weight stack, the Best Fitness BFGM30 is quite heavy. Its assembled net weight is approximately 337 lbs (153 kg).
Furthermore, its base bars do not have pre-drilled holes for anchoring them to the floor. However, stability shouldn’t be an issue for it. In addition, it is advisable to place and use the machine on a rubber mat.
Other parts and accessories
The Best Fitness BFMG30 home gym has 17 pulleys, 13 of which are 4 1/4 (10.7 cm) in diameter, and the other 4 are 3 1/2 (8.9 cm). In addition, they’re all made from durable nylon material. Furthermore, they have sealed bearings for a long lifespan and smooth cable usage.
The machine has a “no cable-change” design. Therefore, you won’t have to detach and re-attach cables to any parts once assembled. The exact tensile strength of the cables is not specified. However, they should withstand way more than the included stack. In addition, they’re steel-made and have PVC sleeves to prevent the scratching of the pulleys.
Both the seat and the backrest of the machine are adjustable. Each has several adjustment positions, so the unit should comfortably accommodate users between 5’0″ and 6’4″ (153 – 193 cm) with no problem. Furthermore, taller users may not benefit from a complete range of motion, at least for the machine’s press.
The seat and the backrest pads integrate a thick layer of foam padding with a durable vinyl black cover. In addition, the machine also has three pairs of 4″ (10 cm) wide foam rollers.
Two pairs are part of the leg developer attachment; the other pair attaches to the backrest tube of the machine. Furthermore, these rollers can serve as knee stoppers for lat pulldown exercises.
In terms of accessories, the machine includes an ab harness, a short row bar with an extension chain, and a lat pulldown bar.
BFMG30 Workout stations and attachments
Unlike the Best Fitness BFMG20, the BFMG30 features five workout stations. These are the high-pulley station, the multi-press station, the mid-pulley station, the low-pulley station, and the leg developer.
High-pulley station. This Best Fitness home gym features only one terminal pulley on its top bar. For example, it allows for executing lat pulldown exercises, triceps press downs, and other activities. The only accessory included for this station is the standard, curved lat bar. Its length is 48″ (122 cm). In addition, its grips have PVC foam sleeves for improved contact.
Multi-press station. This workout station comes equipped with a 7-position adjustment plate. It offers the possibility to perform various front and back press exercises. Unfortunately, it doesn’t double up as a fly press. Therefore, you cannot perform pec fly exercises on this machine. In addition, the arms of the press have three grips, each placed at different angles with PVC foam covers.
Mid-pulley station. The Body-Solid G3S home gym has a mid-pulley that integrates into the main pillar above the backrest. Furthermore, it offers the possibility to execute various exercises, such as wood chops, resistance punches, standing cable rows, and ab crunches. In addition, an ab harness accessory comes with the machine.
Low-pulley station. The unit’s front low pulley can execute seated rows, bicep curls, or leg abductions. The machine comes with a short bar with an extension chain for low rows. However, this home gym does not include an ankle cuff.
Leg developer. This Best Fitness BFMG30 home gym has a leg developer attachment with 4″ foam rollers for extra comfort during leg extensions. In addition, the leg developer attachment produces the highest weight resistance of all the workout stations. Unfortunately, the exact maximum load for it is not specified.
The Best Fitness BFMG30 home gym has a 145 lbs (65.7 kg) weight stack. However, unlike other Body-Solid strength training cable machines, the plates are not cast iron. Instead, they are nylon-covered cement plates.
Therefore, they are not as durable as cast iron plates, but the machine is for home use only, so they should last a lifetime if used accordingly. In addition, they also come with an advantage over cast iron plates. This plate construction reduces the noise generated by the plates’ contact when you use the machine.
The weight stack comprises 9 15 lbs (6.8 kg) weight plates and the top selector plate. Each plate weighs 15 lbs (6.8 kg). Furthermore, the top selector plate weighs approx—10 lbs (4.5 kg). Unfortunately, the exact weight ratio for each workout station is not specified.
The weight stack features a pretty standard adjustment system. For instance, it comes with a pin that you can insert into the desired weight plate. Furthermore, the plates slide on two chrome-plated rods for extra stability.
It’s also important to note that the weight stack is not upgradeable. The unit’s cables can withstand more than 145 lbs (65.7 kg). However, improvisations are not advisable as you would void the warranty. In addition, for extra micro-adjustment, you can add a 5 lbs (2.2 kg) adapter plate. Unfortunately, this accessory does not come with the gym.
BFMG30 Body Focus
- Lower Back
- Total Body
- Bench Press
- Incline Press
- Decline Press
- Pull Over
- Upright Row
- Standing Military Press
- Wide Grip Front Lat Pullup
- Close Grip Front Lat Pullup
- Wide Grip Front Lat Pulldown
- Close Grip Front Lat Pulldown
- Ab Crunch
- Back Extension
- Biceps Curl (standing)
- Tricep Press Down
- Tricep Kickback
- Leg Extension
- Glute Kick
- Leg Curl
- Inner Thigh Adduction
- Leg Curl
- Leg Abduction
- and more
Of course, some of these exercises require extra accessories. For example, you will need an ankle cuff to perform leg abductions or kickbacks. Furthermore, you may need a particular handle for correctly executing woodchops or baseball swings.
BFMG30 Assembly and Maintenance
Like other strength training machines, the Best Fitness BFMG30 home gym requires complete user assembly. However the task is not extremely difficult, but due to the many parts you’ll have to put together, it will take at least a few hours.
Consequently, you’ll have to put together the base of the frame, then add the upright pillars, the weight stack, the top frame parts, the pulleys, the cables, and accessories. The manual provides clear assembly instructions accompanied by schematics.
Unfortunately, similar to most home gyms, tools for the assembly do not come with the machine; you will need adjustable wrenches (or a set of fixed wrenches), a Phillips screwdriver, a set of hex wrenches, and a rubber mallet.
For maintenance, it is advisable to grease the guide rods of the weight stack periodically. In addition, the pulleys may also need some oiling from time to time. Other than this, you only have to keep the machine clean and periodically inspect it to ensure all the parts function correctly, and all the bolts still hold tight in their places.
- Durable construction, compact frame;
- Relatively small footprint for a home gym system;
- Four workout stations plus leg developer attachment;
- Thick and durable vinyl upholstery with consistent padding for maximum comfort;
- Adjustable seat and backrest;
- Multiple adjustment positions for the chest press;
- Over 35 exercises available;
- Quiet operation, a suitable machine for apartment use;
- Lat bar included;
- The short row bar included;
- Ab harness included;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Reasonably easy to assemble.
- The weight stack is not upgradable;
- The nylon/cement plates are not as sturdy as cast iron plates.
Best Fitness BFMG30 Home Gym Summary
The Best Fitness BFMG30 is a home gym system featuring four workout stations (high/mid/low pulley and multi-press) and a leg developer attachment. In addition, it integrates a nylon/cement weight stack of 145 lbs. Finally, it comes with a lat pulldown bar, a short row bar, and an ab harness.
Furthermore, both its seat and backrest are adjustable. Overall, it’s a strength-training system for beginners and intermediate users, offering the possibility to execute more than 35 exercises.
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Please remember that you should consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.