Unlock an unlimited amount of workout possibilities with the Body-Solid S2FT Functional Trainer. The S2FT’s dual independent weight stack system provides dedicated resistance with isolateral movements from cable crossovers and shoulder presses to pull-ups, leg kickbacks, and everything in-between.
The pulleys adjust independently, providing 34 different starting positions. Taller than standard functional trainers, the S2FT delivers an unparalleled range of motion while ergonomically designed adjustments and interchangeable cable handles offer workout variety.
Fully-shrouded weight stacks are not only aesthetically pleasing but safe — preventing users from dropping weights onto objects. In addition, commercial-grade cables, weight stacks, and design make the S2FT one of the most reliable, most durable machines on the market. Weight stacks are available in 160 or 210 lb sizes.
With a space-saving footprint, dual independent weight stacks, user-friendly ergonomics and adjustability, and precision-fitted components, the S2FT Series II Functional Training Center is an excellent addition to any home gym or commercial facility.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Body-Solid S2FT Functional Trainer with either 160 or 210 lb dual weight stacks
Warranty: Frame lifetime / Hardware lifetime / Wear parts lifetime (see commercial warranty below)
My rating: 9.8/10
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Details and Specifications
- 34 starting positions for both weight stacks
- Integrated chinning bar
- Fully shrouded
- 160lb, 210lb, or 310lb weight stacks available
- Distance between pulley is 63.”
- 2″ x 3″ 11 Gauge Steel Frame
- Includes 43″ revolving straight bar, 20″ straight bar, ankle strap, two nylon cable handles, and 14″ athletic bar
Dimensions: 54″ L x 79.4″ W x 99″ H
Assembled weight: 537 lbs (243.58 kg)
- In-home Warranty: Frame lifetime / Hardware lifetime / Wear parts lifetime
- Full Commercial Warranty: Frame lifetime / Hardware 3 years / Wear parts one year
The Body-Solid S2FT trainer features a heavy-duty 2″ x 3″, 11 gauge steel frame construction. It’s a machine designed for use within the premises of a commercial facility. Thus, that’s why it comes with a full commercial warranty. The frame’s main steel bars and the weight stacks’ guards have a corrosion-resistant paint finish, except for the upright adjustment posts and the guide bars of the weight stacks, which are chrome plated.
The fully assembled unit does not have an enormous footprint compared to other home gym systems. It is only 79″ (201 cm) wide at the front and has a depth of 54″ (137 cm). However, it’s advisable to leave at least two feet of clearance around the machine to ease access and usage. This functional trainer is also pretty tall compared to other similar trainers; it measures 99″ (251 cm) in height, and therefore, it will only fit in a room with a ceiling higher than eight ′.
The fully assembled trainer is quite heavy, so it is advisable to complete two persons. Once constructed, the unit is too heavy for relocation, so you should build it where it will stay. The unit’s bases do not have anchor points for attaching it to the floor. However, due to its weight, this shouldn’t be necessary.
S2FT Adjustment bars and pulley’s
The upright adjustment bars offer 34 positions. In addition, the moving pulley systems provide a 180° of swivel range to adapt better to any exercise.
The unit integrates six large pulleys and 14 smaller pulleys, all made of fiberglass reinforced nylon, to withstand prolonged usage. Also, all pulleys integrate sealed ball bearings to provide smooth motion for the cables.
The cables are steel made. As a result, they withstand much more weight than the included 310 lb stacks. They also have PVC coating to provide a smoother motion over the pulleys and prevent scratching.
The Series II S2FT functional trainer has chinning bars and rock climbing grips. Not all functional trainers have these features, so they’re a plus. The chinning bars have a multi-grip design; a high-density foam layer also covers a better and more comfortable grip.
In terms of other accessories, there are quite a few included with this trainer. The unit comes with a 43″ (109 cm) revolving straight bar, a 20″ (51 cm) row bar, and a 14″ (35 cm) athletic bar. In addition, the unit includes two D-handles with adjustable nylon straps for all kinds of cable and crossover exercises. And finally, you will also get an ankle cuff.
S2FT Weight resistance system
The Body-Solid S2FT Series II functional trainer has 160, 210, or 310 lb dual weight stacks. The weight plates are made of top-quality cast iron and can last a lifetime, even with a certain amount of abuse.
Therefore, it is one reason this fitness machine is considerably more expensive than a similar one with vinyl/cement weight plates.
The weight ratio of the machine is 2:1, which means that if you select 100 lbs (45.3 kg) for one stack, the machine’s weight resistance will generate for that particular stack, and the side will be 50 lbs (22.6 kg).
There are no separate weight plate add-ons available for this machine (at least not for the moment).
Last but not least, the weight adjustment is from inside the trainer. You don’t have to go around it to make adjustments. Each stack has a classic pop-pin adjustment system.
S2FT Possible Exercises
- Bicep curls
- Lateral single-arm biceps curls
- Lying biceps curls
- Close-grip pulldowns
- Triceps extensions
- Triceps press-downs
- Kneeling triceps extensions
- Lateral single-arm triceps extensions
- Prone triceps extensions
- Pull-ups / Chin-ups
- Assisted Pull-ups / Chin-ups
- Cable crunches
- Cable twist crunches
- Seated trunk rotations
- Standing trunk rotations
- Golf swings
- Tennis swings
- Back flies/presses
- Prone back flies
- Prone reverse flies
- Lat pulldowns
- Aerobic rowing
- Crossover rowing
- Kneeling rowing
- Chest presses
- Single-arm chest presses
- Wide grip chest presses
- Close grip chest presses
- Chest flies
- Incline chest flies
- Lateral chest flies
- Single-arm chest flies
- Pullovers with crunches/twisting crunches
- Stand-up leg curls
- Calf raises
- Single-leg squats
- Kneeling single-leg squats
- Wide squats
- Twisting squats
- Jumping squats
- Front lunges
- Hip extensions
- Hip adductions/abductions
- Shoulder presses
- Upright rows
- Lateral deltoid raises
- Front deltoid raises
- Lying front deltoid raises
- Front deltoid raises with leg curls
- Shoulder extensions
- Lateral arm pulls
- and more.
Of course, some of these exercises require separate accessories that do not come with the machine. For example, you will need a bench to perform horizontal chest presses or pec flies. Or, you can achieve exercises for the triceps with the included handles, but a tricep rope is more appropriate.
And finally, to perform low rows, improvisation may be required as you may need something to lean your feet against for a more consistent workout.
S2FT Assembly and Maintenance
The Body-Solid S2FT comes in several boxes, which are pretty heavy, so two persons are recommended for assembly and transport.
The included manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions and schematics, but the task will take at least 4-5 hours due to the many parts that require assembly. Tools for the construction are not (included), so you will have to use your own.
Once fully assembled, maintenance doesn’t require much. However, the pulleys may need lubrication from time to time, and the guide rods the weight stacks to ensure a smooth movement for the weights.
- Commercial grade sturdiness;
- Heavy-duty construction – can support users of all sizes;
- 34 adjustment positions for its mobile pulleys;
- 180° swivel range for the mobile pulleys;
- Ergonomic, multi-grip chinning bars;
- Rock climbing grips included;
- Top-quality cast iron weight plates;
- Metallic guards for each weight stack;
- 160 lbs, 210 lbs, or 310 lbs weight stacks (2 to 1 ratio);
- The long bar (43″) included;
- Row bar (20″) included;
- The athletic bar (14″) included;
- D-handles with adjustable straps included;
- Ankle cuff included;
- Nearly unlimited exercises available;
- Relatively small footprint for a home gym system;
- Little maintenance is required;
- Quiet operation;
- Reasonably easy to set up;
- Excellent warranty.
- An Ab harness and Tricep rope do not come with the S2FT;
- A 5 lb plate for micro-adjustment does not come with the trainer.
Body-Solid S2FT Functional Trainer Summary
The Body-Solid S2FT Series II is a functional trainer equipped with 160 or 210 lb dual weight stacks. It features a heavy-duty frame with chinning bars and rock climbing grips, and 34 adjustment positions for the mobile pulleys.
It also includes quite a selection of accessories and offers the possibility to perform more than nearly unlimited exercises. And finally, even though it’s not one of the most affordable strength training systems, it is a commercial-grade trainer and offers superior quality and durability.
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Please note that you should consult your physician before starting any exercise program to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could put your health and safety at risk 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.