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EXM2500S - Consumer Digest Best Buy Home Gym! Made Exclusively for Fitness Factory by Body-Solid. Multi Station gym with 210 pound weight stack, Now with Optional Leg Press!

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Retail Price $1,900
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Body-Solid EXM2500S Home Gym

The EXM2500S is only available from Fitness Factory! A Consumer Digest #1 Best Buy!


Simple design, maximum performance and a minimum price were the blueprints used to develop the EXM2500S. Loaded with 210lbs. of cast iron resistance, the EXM2500S can perform your most demanding strength training routines. Muscular growth and definition are rapidly achieved throughout each of the precision built, biomechanically designed stations. An optional 2:1 ratio Leg Press station is available (sold separately).


  • 210lb. Steel Allow Selectorized Weight Stack
  • Main Frame Construction- Heavy duty 2”x4” 12-gauge high tensile strength steel provides ultimate strength, function and durability
  • Thick DuraFirm™ Pads- With lumbar support, provides the ultimate comfort and prevents lower back strain
  • No Cable Change Design-  2,200 lb. tension strength, military spec, steel aircraft cables with nylon sheath provide durability and low maintenance. All stations are always ready to use
  • Powder Coat Finish- Tough, durable, electrostatically applied finish ensures against scratching, chipping and peeling
  • Body-Solid In Home Lifetime Warranty- Everything is covered forever!
  • Dimensions: 83" L x 51" W x 83" H, Weight: 578 lbs.
  • The EXM2500 is also available in white finish, EXM2500S, or black finish, EXM2500B


Exercise Stations

  • Chest Press: Horizontal and vertical grip
  • Pectoral Fly / Rear Delt Station
  • Leg Developer: Leg Extension, Standing Leg Curl
  • Upper Pulley: Lat Pull Down, Cable Crossover, Ab Crunch, Tricep Extension, Tricep Pressdown
  • Lower Pulley: Deltoid Raise, Seated Row, Shrug, Bent-over Row, Standing Curl, Leg Adduction
  • Optional Leg Press (GLP2500):  2:1 ratio converts the 210 lb. weight stack into 420 lbs. of resistance! (Sold Separately)


"The gym was worth every penny" - Patrick G.

With gyms closed (or with a reluctance to return to them when they do reopen), this has been a fantastic investment - adding to the treadmill and dumbbells we already had and a few curl bars that we bought (along with a pullup station), we were able to convert garage space to a fully functional gym. The only thing missing is a leg press, since I am getting too old to do squats. For the money I paid, most functions are perfectly comparable to the expensive industrial equipment at the gym. Rear-Delt range of motion is a little clunky, and it lacks a military press feature, but the rear-delt (fly) station works well enough, and I can always do military with dumbbells. With the EMX and a few free weight bars and dumbbells, there is not a single exercise I cannot do, and there is no more waiting for equipment at the gym, and no more parking difficulties when I go, and no more excuses not to workout. GREAT INVESTMENT!


Taller Users: Do you need more space for your arms while using the press arm?  You can adjust the bumper stop, but will have to adjust the cables too. You can also add a lock nut to the bolt of that bumper stop to lock it into place. Call for detailed help

Note: Leg Press, weight plates and other accessories may be shown in some photos, all sold separately unless specified above.

Product Options

Body-Solid EXM2500 Leg Press Attachment (GLP2500)

Body-Solid EXM2500 Leg Press Attachment

(GLP2500) Add a premium leg press to your Body-Solid Home Gym. Weight resistance is a 2:1 ratio! (100lbs. on stack equals 200 lbs. of resistance)
Retail Price: $1,210.00
Fitness Factory Price: $1,075.00

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Product Warranties


In-Home, Lifetime Warranty; This Warranty applies only in the United States to products manufactured or distributed by Body-Solid, Inc.(Body-Solid) under the Body-Solid brand name. The warranty period to the original purchaser is lifetime of the original purchaser.

  • Frames, Welds - Lifetime
  • Pulleys, Bushings, Bearings & Hardware - Lifetime
  • Cables, Upholstery, Grips and all other components - Lifetime

Body-Solid warrants that the Product you have purchased for non-commercial, personal, family, or household use from Body-Solid or from an authorized Body-Solid reseller is free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal use during the warranty period. Your sales receipt, showing the date of purchase of the Product, is your proof of the date of purchase. This warranty extends only to you, the original purchaser. It is not transferable to anyone who subsequently purchases the Product from you. It excludes expendable parts such as paint and finish. This Warranty becomes VALID ONLY if the Product is assembled / installed according to the instructions / directions included with the Product.

During the warranty period Body-Solid will at no additional charge, repair or replace (at Body-Solid's option) the Product if it becomes defective, malfunctions, or otherwise fails to conform with this Warranty under normal non-commercial, personal, family, or household use. In repairing the product Body-Solid may replace defective parts or, at the option of Body-Solid, serviceable used parts that are equivalent to new parts in performance. All exchanged parts and Products replaced under this warranty will become the property of Body-Solid. Body-Solid reserves the right to change manufacturers of any part to cover any existing warranty.

To obtain warranty service, you must return the Product to Body-Solid in its original container (or equivalent). You must pro-pay any shipping charges, export taxes, customs duties and taxes, or any other charges associated with transportation of the Product. In addition, you are responsible for insuring any Product shipped or returned. You assume the risk of loss during shipment. You must present Body-Solid with proof-of-purchase documents (including the date of purchase). Any evidence of alteration, erasing or forgery of proof -of-purchase documents will be cause to void this Warranty.

This Warranty does not extend to any Product not purchased from Body-Solid or from an authorized Body-Solid reseller. This Warranty does not extend to any Product that has been damaged or rendered defective; (a) as a result of accident, misuse, or abuse; (b) by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by Body-Solid; (c) by modification of the Product; (d) as a result of service by anyone other than Body-Solid, or an authorized Body-Solid warranty service provider. Should any product submitted for Warranty service be found to be ineligible, an estimate of repair cost will be furnished and the repair will be made if requested by you upon Body-Solid's receipt of payment or acceptable arrangement of payment.


FANTASTIC CHOICE - Fit and over Fifty (Northern California)
Rate: 5 out of 5
Wow, if you can make it through the assembly, this is a fantastic choice of home gym. I live a long distance to my closest gym and the gas to get there was getting way too expensive. After doing tons of research, I did a leap of faith and ordered the Body Solid EXM 2500 and I am thrilled! It almost completely replaces the upper and lower body workout that I have been doing at the town gym. I can do two different tricep moves, a lat pull down, pec exercise, seated row, two types chest press,leg extension and tons more. It doesn't do cable cross overs with both arms at the same time, but hey, I do them one at a time. One thing I do miss is a leg press which comes as an option from other sources selling this machine. The bad news is that Body Solid does not make this model anymore and do not have leg presses to sell separately. There are still some of the 2500s still available and I suggest you grab one fast. Now for assembly... I knew it would take several hours (like 6 ) and it did but the whole process would have been faster if they would have text instructions as well as drawings. I'm not a dumb person but it was frustrating. I had read another person's suggestion of not tightening the pulleys until running the cable through and that was absolutely true. It's things like that they could tell you in the drawings and don't. But now that it's done and I'm back on my workout routine, I am loving it. Between gas and gyms fees, I will have paid it off in a year!

I like it! - Kingchaz (PA)
Rate: 5 out of 5
My wife and son are using this more than me. Works very smoothly and is able to handle my 200 plus pound body and my mutch smaller wife's. Make sure to take the time to follow the instructions illistrations. Don't get frustrated when you may have to remove a pulley or two after installing them to run the cables. You can't do mutch better than this, other than going to the gym or buying a more expensive item.

Excellent Home Gym - George Murphy (Suwanee, GA)
Rate: 5 out of 5
This is an excellent home gym. It is almost healthclub quality in construction, with smooth operation and a durable finish. It provides a wide variety of exercises in a fairly compact footprint. Moving from exercise to exercise is fast, allowing a very quick and effective workout. I highly recommend it for the price.

value buy lacking documentation - Richard P. Collins
Rate: 4 out of 5
The gym is well made and a value for the money. If considering, be aware that there are a couple of styles for this gym - a one weight stack version and a two stack version. I had a home gym before (Weider) and this one is both designed and built better. For a reasonable price, the gym offers a good number of exercise options. Thanks to other reviewers who warned not to tighten the pulleys when first installing them. While having pulleys in place makes stringing the cables easier, many must be taken out and reinstalled in order to place the cable properly. I also second other comments about the lack of good instructions. My gym came with a couple of additional inserts w/o explaining why they were there. The diagrams are OK but not great (e.g., in some cases, 2 pulleys are to be installed but the diagram only shows one -- the number of parts listed is only way to know). No written explanations anywhere. I also fault body solid for not marking the parts. Why can't each item be identified? Sauder places a letter on each item for its "assembly required" furniture. Each type of bolt could be in a separate marked bag rather than 8 types of bolts in one bag. Only time will tell as to durability - though I suspect that will not be an issue

decent machine - Ron Isidore (New Bedford, MA, US)
Rate: 4 out of 5
assemby of the machine is a little time consuming, directions are mediocre at best. when the work is done, the machine is a great work out. I would recommend this machine to anybody

Rate: 5 out of 5
After my husband and I had purchased a home gym in Sears, I went online to read the reviews. Needless to say, we returned it and I went on the hunt for an affordable home gym that was durable, sturdy, good construction, attractive and met the desire for us to get great resistance training! The BodySolid was a FABULOUS FIND!! The price was great, and even when I ordered it, I first ordered the lower price one with only one bench. Then I saw this one (EXM2500S) and thought it was worth a little more money for what you were getting. The vendor gave us great customer service and even gave us the lower price found on Amazon! When my husband assembled it, we were both amazed at the QUALITY at this price!! We LOVE IT!! Very satisfied with the construction and all the features to work all the major muscle groups! THANK YOU AMAZON!! I will highly recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable home gym! Great job Body Solid!!

Excellent for the price - C. Carver (Texas)
Rate: 5 out of 5
I just finished setting this machine up at my house. It is amazingly quiet and smooth!! The pulley system seems to be very good despite the number on the machine. Assembly took me, and a friend who sells commercial construction supplies, the better part of an afternoon but it works well. Don't tighten the pulleys until the cables are threaded!!! The cable ends BARELY fit through the pulleys when it is not tight. However, the assembly is completely worth the effort. (BTW...assembly is not as complicated as it sounds. It just takes a long time. There are dozens of nuts and bolts that have to be used throughout the machine. Make sure to get all of the parts organized before you start and be sure to pay attention to the differences in size and width of the various bolts. Other than that, it works pretty well.) I would definitely recommend this machine for anyone who wants a full club quality machine without the high price tag and large room requirements.

Who needs a Chiropractor? - Ranz (Roseville, CA USA)
Rate: 5 out of 5
A tad exaggerated but I just used the leg attachment. Lying on the floor (you will need a lot of space for this) I attached my ankle to the ab crunch pulley. If you have enough room and allow the weights to pull your leg up through your hip and lower back, the effect is similar to a mild traction! I have a bad lower back and the relief is unbelievable! I bought mine in 2001 - had it on one side of the bedroom. After 7 years and a remodel my wife had me toss it out. It sat in the garage for another year. I finally re-assembled it, dropped a piece of ¼ inch coin-grip pad underneath - looks so good! In terms of function, I can't say enough about the quality and versatility of this unit. I have the dip-bar attachment and oh man, I can feel my lower discs loosening and stretching out as I relaxingly dangle in between the bar. Yes and the pumping iron exercises work just fine as well. At 5, 8 this unit is perfect for me. My wife uses it (for arms and shoulder strengthening) and now my son who's turning 14 wants in! Oh well - 24 Fitness will get cancelled and as for that Chiropractor I was going to call - forget about it!

Solid Construction, Excellent Quality, A Keeper - Donald A. Newell "Avid Old Reader"
Rate: 5 out of 5
Do Not, repeat Do Not tighten pulleys during assembly until you are through stringing cables. Others have said this but additional emphasis won't hurt. Otherwise, assembly is straightforward, the drawings are excellent but some step by step instructions would have been a blessing. A good set of socket wrenches is essential. Once assembled this appears to be a top quality well thought out machine. It provides a full array of exercises with easy reconfiguring from one to the next.

body solid 2500s
Rate: 5 out of 5
love this equipment, it took some hours to assemble , but once it was done , the fit and finish are great , I've had it some months now and love it. you can't beat it for the money! great addition to my gym!

EXM2500 - Kellito
Rate: 5 out of 5
I just wanted to say a few things about this product, first off I was very excited to pick it up. The gym itself is very sturdy and close to commercial gym quality. I think the guy's at Body Solid could do everyone a great favor though, by including some step by step instructions and better diagrams, as I blew some of mine up to have a better look. I feel like I could work on someones brain now. In all seriousness, this gym is quite smooth working, and the rowing station is my favorite. The one thing I would like to see is some kind of hollowed out head rest to go over the small pulley at the pec station and possibly another small one at the other seat with the high pulley. I like this gym, a great bargain and I also ordered a variable bench by Body Solid and it is good quality as well. I would have given this product five stars if it were not for the fact that I had to go to Home Depot to get a few missing bolts, and because of the awful diagrams. Overall, this gym was definitely worth the money.

Rate: 5 out of 5
I purchased this exact machine in 2001, yes thats 18 years ago ! It is still as solid as the first day and works flawlessly. Have worn out a couple of components and body solid supplied me with new ones and didn't even charge me shipping. Very nice to deal with a company that builds quality products and stands behind them. Five stars for the entire company !!!

exm2500s - steve
Rate: 4 out of 5
This is actually a very good machine.....it works smoothly and dosent bind anywhere............I'm 6' 2" and it fits me and my long arms just fine. The instructions for this machine are terrible !........I am mechanically inclined and it took me many hours to build.....do NOT tighten any pully's till you run the cables !.........The picture instructions are not correct so just try to follow what you see and run the cables........it actually does work ok once you get the cables ran and adjusted. I actually did get quite frustrated with the instructions not telling you the correct order to set the items.........lol.......Just keep the faith and you will get it set up correctly.

The gym was worth every penny - Patrick G.
Rate: 5 out of 5
The gym was worth every penny! With gyms closed (or with a reluctance to return to them when they do reopen), this has been a fantastic investment - adding to the treadmill and dumbbells we already had and a few curl bars that we bought (along with a pullup station), we were able to convert garage space to a fully functional gym. The only thing missing is a leg press, since I am getting too old to do squats. For the money I paid, most functions are perfectly comparable to the expensive industrial equipment at the gym. Rear-Delt range of motion is a little clunky, and it lacks a military press feature, but the rear-delt (fly) station works well enough, and I can always do military with dumbbells. With the EMX and a few free weight bars and dumbbells, there is not a single exercise I cannot do, and there is no more waiting for equipment at the gym, and no more parking difficulties when I go, and no more excuses not to workout. GREAT INVESTMENT!

Rate: 5 out of 5
I bought this last year. It is 100% professional. Smooth, tight, solid. Shipping was faster than I expected. Everything was boxed/wrapped so there were zero dings or scratches. I paid my grandson (17yo) to assemble it, no problems. I also bought the additional leg press. I messed up the leg press cable--my fault--and I contacted FF, and they immediately sent me a free replacement! Great service, FANTASTIC product. Quality all the way!

Rate: 5 out of 5
Got the best price buying direct here rater than Amazon or other methods. Assembly was a fun challenge- Be organized and layout your parts beforehand. Dont tighten the pulleys until you run the cables. The machine is very sturdy and well built, it should last with regular maintenance. Shipping and delivery were smooth and trouble-free.

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