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The Best Folded Fitness Equipment

Because most exercise equipment tends to be big and bulky, taking up too much room at home, you might be turned off by the prospect of building a home gym.
But don’t forget, there are folded exercise equipment options you can use if you have limited space. In this article, I'm going to tell you my top picks for folded exercise equipment, and explain how you can build a space-efficient home gym.

Quick Summary

XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill

xterra fitness tr150

The XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill provides performance and quality in a machine that can you fold up and put into storage without exerting too much effort. This treadmill features direct access speed keys, with presets so you can start your workout immediately. 

The Hand Pulse Grips helps monitor your cardiovascular health, while the 5" LCD Console tracks your speed, distance, calories, and time. Along with the manual incline and the 50" long-running surface, you get a powerful 2.25 motor.

PROS

  • Easy to assemble.
  • Easy to fold.

CONS

  • Still takes up space even when folded.
  • Though the motor is quiet, the machine can be noisy during use.

Stamina SpaceMate Folding Stepper

stamina spacemate folding stepper

The Stamina SpaceMate Folding Stepper is a compact way to strengthen and tone your body from the comfort of your living room. The stepping design helps you get the lower-body workout you need. With the multi-function monitor, you can track your statistics, including the number of steps you've taken, the number of steps per minute, and calories burned. 

The padded handlebars, adjustable-resistance hydraulic cylinders, and leveling endcaps will help keep you stable as you exercise. And as a bonus, easily store your lightweight stepper by folding it away for secure storage.

PROS

  • Folds for storage.
  • Comes with adjustable-resistance hydraulic cylinders.
  • Get for low impact workouts.

CONS

  • The very short range of motion.
  • Shocks could be more durable.

Exerpeutic Gold XLS Foldable Upright Bike

Exerpeutic Gold XLS Foldable Upright Bike

The Exerpeutic Gold XLS Foldable Upright Bike has a heavy-duty design supporting more than 300lbs. With a large seat cushion, you can adjust this exercise bike to any height for smooth and consistent pedaling. The magnetic tension system allows you to adjust the tension level, while the large LCD also provides statistics. 

You can track your progress, including time, speed, pulse, and calories burned. Lastly, this bike is space-saving, allowing to fold it to half its assembled size and transport it on its included wheels.

PROS

  • Easy to Assemble.
  • Easy to Store.
  • Ergonomically Sound.

CONS

  • The seat can't be swapped for standard or saddle.
  • Not durable enough for high intensity.
  • Cheap rubber pedal straps.

Sunny Health & Fitness Compact Folding Magnetic Rowing Machine Rower

Sunny Health Fitness Compact Magnetic

The Sunny Health & Fitness Compact Folding Magnetic Rowing Machine Rower provides a low impact workout. Experience ergonomic foot pedals to engage your quads as you move your legs back and forth. Monitor your fitness stats effortlessly on the SPM Monitor, displaying calories burned, time, and speed. 

Eight levels of magnetic tension will provide you with a challenge every time you come back to use this machine. With a large padded seat, you can comfortably glide over the 33-inch slide rail.

PROS

  • Great value for the money.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Comfortable seat.

CONS

  • Very low to the ground.
  • Foam grips on handles come off over time.

For more examples of compact exercise equipment, please review my round of review of the best compact exercise equipment

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