Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro Review
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Perfect Fitness is known for making sturdy and reliable products for getting a solid workout at home without breaking your budget. The Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro is a complete upper-body workout tool that is designed to fit in standard doorways, hold up to 300 lbs., and give you that “V-cut look you desire.” The Multi Gym Pro allows you to do push-up variations, dips, sit-ups, chin-ups, and three types of pull-ups, including the wide-grip pull-ups.
Assembling the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro
When you open the box to put the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro together, this is what you’ll find:
The assembly is relatively easy to execute, in terms of putting the correct pieces in the correct places. The accessories, the bolts, washers, and nuts, are easy to distinguish from one another, which is a major plus. A lot of times, when putting something together that contains multiple sizes of the nuts and bolts, it can be a nightmare to keep them from getting mixed up. The Multi Gym Pro makes it easy to keep them straight. It’s clear which piece goes where, and the instructions are helpful in that regard, especially when it comes to which side is the right and which is the left.
In all, it took me about 15 minutes to assemble the Multi Gym Pro, and when it was all put together, I felt as if it was solidly made. I didn’t want to use it once only to find that I didn’t tighten the bolts enough, or that it was misaligned in some way, making it seem precarious once it was in the doorframe to use for pull-ups. That didn’t happen. Perfect Fitness made a solid product that loses nothing in the assembly.
My only hang-up in the assembly process was the tool that Perfect Fitness includes in the pack for inserting and tightening the bolts. I’m speaking of this guy right here:
The tool is designed to fit perfectly around the nuts to tighten the bolts. Finding a crescent wrench, or a socket, to fit the nuts is difficult. I have a decent collection of tools, as I do part-time work as a handyman, and I had trouble finding a wrench to fit the nuts for the Multi Gym Pro. So I was stuck with this little tool. It did the job fine enough to start, but as the assembly continued, the wrench end began to slip on the nuts, and it started to wear, making it difficult to tighten the nuts. Without an easy replacement, I had to be careful from that point on. It took extra effort to keep working, and eventually, the tool started to cut into my hand. It got to the point where I wondered if I would be able to use the gym once it was assembled, or if my hand would be cut, or at least too sore to use for push-ups and pull-ups. This tool ended up being the only thing I didn’t like about the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro, and I really do like the Multi Gym Pro.
Use and Performance of the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro
I used to have a piece of equipment like this one. I used it when I first did the P90X workout, about 5 years ago. That one was cheaply made compared to the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro. It slipped off of the doorframe, causing me to fall from the “up” position, and as I fell, the gym smacked me on the bridge of my nose. When I installed the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro, I had those memories fresh in mind. Would this equipment hold up better than that one? To my great satisfaction, it did. In fact, it performed a whole lot better than the other gym I had used before. The Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro has padded areas that act as a grip, so that when the Multi Gym Pro is in the doorframe, and the top bar is against the wall, it grips the wall using surface tension. I tried to move the Multi Gym Pro back and forth, to see if it would slide on me, and the padding held perfectly.
Another great feature of the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro is the padding on the bars that go on the outside of the doorframe, on the left and right sides of the doorframe. These allow for more surface tension, and they grip the doorframe from the outside, so that when you apply pressure as you pull your body weight up, the Multi Gym is firmly in place and secure. This gave me extra peace of mind as I performed the workouts, and there was no problem whatsoever when it came to completing the workouts. The Multi Gym Pro never fell, and even further, I never anticipated that it would.
The Exercises Designed to be Completed with the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro
The Multi Gym Pro allows for three different pull-ups: a wide grip, a close hammer grip, and a normal grip. It also allows for chin-ups. I performed all four types when the Multi Gym Pro was in the doorframe, and all four were easy to execute. The wide-grip didn’t give me as good of a pull-up as I get at the stationary bar at the local gym, but it sufficed. The best exercises are the close hammer grip and the chin-up. Those were not only easy to do, but I felt I could do them completely from start to finish.
The Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro is also designed for dips, sit-ups, and push-ups. At first, I thought that doing dips would be a waste of time. Looking at the Multi Gym Pro on the floor, I thought, “How could I get a substantial range of motion?” But I was pleasantly surprised. Dips were easy to perform, and because of the design of the Multi Gym Pro, I was able to target the motion to really train my triceps. The push-ups are also great on the Multi Gym Pro, with the only caveat being that it must be used on carpet against the wall. This felt a little too close, and I didn’t like feeling that close to the wall, but the range of motion provided gave me a great chest workout.
The Bottom Line
For a cost-efficient, solid upper-body workout, the Perfect Fitness Multi Gym Pro is a great buy. It’s sturdy, durable, easy to assemble – once you figure out the little tool that they give you to put it together – and it won’t feel like it’s going to let you down, or fall on you, while you’re using it. For more information, check out amazon.com/perfectfitness.