Best Home Gym for Small Spaces: CXT-200 Corner Multi-Functional Trainer
The benefits of strength training are well known, but finding time to exercise is another story altogether. Having your own home gym saves time, making it easier to work out. Now, all you need to do is find the best home gym that meets your needs.
There are many things to consider, and we wrote a post about How to Buy a Home Gym, but only briefly covered ways to optimize space. In many cases, space is a critical factor. Is there enough room to comfortably use a power cage? Or are you stuck with low ceilings or blocked by existing equipment? We believe the CXT-200 Corner Multi-Functional Trainer is the best home gym for space-conscious buyers, and here’s why:
- Space-Efficient Corner Design
- Unlimited Exercise Options
- Quick Adjustments
- Smooth Cables
- Home Lifetime Warranty
Space-Efficient Corner Design
Having a home gym does not mean that you need to sacrifice space. TuffStuff’s CXT-200 Corner Multi-Functional Trainer delivers a great workout and conveniently fits in a corner. The unique design allows the machine to fit in most rooms. Incredibly compact, the CXT-200 is a great option for people who desire full strength training functionality, while living in smaller spaces. The corner footprint also serves anyone looking to maximize space to add other equipment to their home gym.
For those with low ceilings, the CXT-200 is only 84 inches (7 ft) tall. This is a full foot shorter than most power racks and cages (industry average 97 inches). Most building codes require habitable spaces and corridors to have a ceiling height of not less than 7 feet 6 inches. So while your basement home gym may have low ceilings, the CXT-200 will mostly likely fit, even if power cages do not.
Unlimited Exercise Options
TuffStuff designed the original U.S. patented Corner Multi-Functional Trainer. With three separate cable stations and an optional Smith Press Attachment, it offers nearly unlimited strength training options.
The combination dual adjustable pulley stations and fixed lat & low row stations enable full body cable movement exercises, advanced training options, and more when used with optional accessories (bench or stability ball).
Highly versatile, the CXT-200 comes with different attachments and built-in storage. With the standard model, you get everything you expect from a quality functional trainer. Seamless adjustments and smooth cables to work almost every muscle group. Additionally, you can add the CXT-225 Smith Press attachment for safe barbell training. The unique design of the Smith Press Attachment enables it to fit in a corner. Raise the smith bar to the top catch, and it serves as a pull-up bar.
Another option is to upgrade the two weight stacks. The base model comes with two 150-pound steel weight stacks, but both can be upgraded to the 200-pound stacks. Having these options make the TuffStuff’s Fitness CXT-200 suitable for any athlete, at any strength level.
CXT-200 Exercise Video Gallery
TuffStuff’s Evolution Corner Multi-Functional Trainer with Smith Press Attachment (CXT-225)
TuffStuff Corner Multi-Functional Trainer (CXT-200) with optional Smith Press Attachment (CXT-225)
Adjustments | CXT-200 Functional Trainer | TuffStuff Fitness
Chest Exercises | CXT-200 Functional Trainer | TuffStuff Fitness
Core Exercises | CXT-200 Functional Trainer | TuffStuff Fitness
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It is important that you choose exercise equipment that can deliver a full-body workout. Here are some of the recommended exercises you can perform with the CXT-200 Corner Multi-Functional Trainer:
- Glute Kick
- Calf Raises
- Outer Thigh
- Inner Thigh
- One or Two Arm Curls
- Arm Rows
- Standing Curls
- Shoulder Press
- Alternating Press
- Tricep Kickbacks
- Core Rotation
- Chest Flys
- Chest Press
- Chin Ups
- Pull Ups
- Leg Raises
- Ab Crunches
Quick Adjustments Between Users and Exercises
Being able to transition through all your moves efficiently keeps each workout fast. And you are more likely to stay motivated if adjustments between movements are simple and seamless. TuffStuff’s CXT-200 was designed to adjust quickly from one exercise to the next.
The primary pulley carriages can be adjusted vertically to perform a variety of exercises. Simply pull the yellow pop-pin out and slide the carriage up or down the selector column. Additionally, the smith press bar and safety stops can be easily adjusted. And when not in use, slide the smith press bar up to the top most pegs for storage.
Home Lifetime Warranty
For many people, finding the best home gym is a challenge. There are many options and conflicting information about home gyms online. The single most important factor, quality, is also the most difficult to identify without trying each product in-person. For the last 48 years TuffStuff has remained unwavering when it comes to quality. Using the best home gym components enables TuffStuff to back every residential product with a Home Lifetime Warranty* to the original purchaser when used only in a HOME environment (see the Owner’s Manual for more details). And because the majority of TuffStuff’s residential products are constructed with commercial grade materials, most include light commercial warranties as well.
When you invest your money in the TuffStuff Fitness CXT-200 Corner Multi-Functional Trainer, you can rest assured you are buying quality equipment that is built to last. After all, TuffStuff has been a trusted industry name since 1971.
Whether you are looking to save space for other equipment, or can only fit one machine in your home gym, this is our top pick. To find a dealer or request additional information about any of TuffStuff’s home gyms, please contact us today.