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Body Solid Exm1500s Review

The Body Solid Exm1500s is an all-around home gym equipment designed to work out all the major parts of your body. The machine is equipped with a lot of features including a utility strap, low row bar and lat bar. With this machine you can perform a wide array of exercise routines as if you are working out in a gym.

Body Solid Exm1500s gym


Key Features of the Body Solid EXM 1500s

The Exm1500s has a lot of features, and the most important is the fact that you can do curls, leg extensions, high and low pulley, chest press and ab crunch. The Exm1500s is set on a 160 lb. stack and even better is you can adjust it in increments of ten pounds, perfect for building up muscles and toning gradually. With a measurement of 36 x 83 x 49-Inch (width x height x depth), it won’t take up a lot of space in your home, giving you the results you want without occupying too much room.

The Body Solid Exm 1500s home gym also has a well-designed high pulley and lat pull down station where you can perform cable crossovers, triceps press downs and more exercises. This station also increases your body’s strength and improves your back muscles via its adjustable hold down pads, all the while keeping your body stabilized.

The machine also has an ab crunch / mid pulley station that bolster your abs, tone them and increase the strength of your triceps. In addition, this station was biomechanically developed for complete motion movement without sacrificing comfort. Unlike other home gym equipment, the Exm1500s mid pulley station was designed for isolating, flattening and firming the abdomen, something that other home gym equipment cannot do.

The unit also has a leg curl and leg extension station which were manufactured so you can develop stronger joints and build up the muscles in your legs. The station, moreover, provides precise pivot points so your body is positioned properly for quadriceps and hamstring development. Because of the way the station has been built, there’s no risk of hamstring injuries occurring during workouts.

The 160 pound weight stack is worth a mention as well, as its advanced plates were drilled to accurate measurements and has nylon bushings for clear, quite and smooth operation.

The chest press station has also been biomechanically developed for maximum chest and muscle development. Just like the other stations on the unit, the multi-position handgrips concentrate on specific areas, in this case the triceps and the chest. Unlike other home gym stations, you can adjust the seat height as much as you like, providing you with a wide range of motion.

In addition to this, the  Exm1500s has a well-designed seated row / low pulley station, ideal for working on the middle back and also those difficult to reach lower lats. With the lower pulley, you get smooth and accurate swivels for upright row and working your legs. The individual components of the unit each work very well, but they work even better as a whole.


The Exm1500s has a lot of unique features that make it stand out from the rest.

  • The machine has a wide array of features so you don’t have to buy separate gym equipment.
  • The Exm1500s is compact, measuring only 36 x 83 x 49-Inch (width x height x depth)
  • It has a limited lifetime warranty.
  • The numerous stations on the machine allows you to work different parts of your body.
  • Most settings are adjustable.
  • A useful workout poster is included.
  • The unit has gotten a lot of positive reviews online.

While the Exm1500s is a powerful machine, it is easy enough to use even if you haven’t been working out in the gym. And because you can adjust the settings, you can modify your workout as befits your age and physical conditioning.

Another advantage offered by the Exm1500s is its solid design. As many reviewers have noted, the components are very durable and on the few occasions that parts do break, the customer support has been responsive. But perhaps the most important is that you can perform a lot of different workout routines on it as advertised.


While the Exm1500s has a lot of useful features, there are some shortcomings here that any buyer has to be aware of.

  • Putting the unit together can be challenging as the directions aren’t that clear. They help definitely, but it could be better.
  • Those who are of above average built and size might find the machine needs some getting used to.
  • The caps at the end of the lat bar could have been better designed.

While the machine does have some shortcomings, the positives far outweigh the negatives. Probably the biggest problem you will face here is trying to put the entire thing together. The manual isn’t as detailed as it should be yes, but that doesn’t mean you cannot use it as a guide. You just need to have patience and if you have used home gym equipment before, assembling the Exm1500s will be straightforward.


The Body Solid Exm 1500s home gymis a very good home exercise equipment. It isn’t the most powerful equipment for working out, but it works as advertised. In addition, the unit’s compact size makes it ideal for use in homes with limited space, plus you can do a lot of exercise routines on it. It’s true you can spend money on more expensive machines, but that doesn’t have to be the case here. If you’re just starting out, it will be more than enough to do the job.

The Exm1500s has its limitations, but if you’re looking for a decent home gym machine, this will do just fine. While it won’t perform miracles (what machine does?), working out using this machine on a regular basis will produce the results you want.