I love the Body-Solid EXM2500S.

I used this fine piece of machinery a number of times and was fortunate to have owned this model years ago.

It was so long ago, I can’t tell if there are any changes in the design but I do remember the model and remember the Body Solid brand name featured prominently on the side of the body.

I got so much out of it that I still regret selling it.

This is a solid, very well designed home gym and despite my bias favoring plate loaded machines, I would put this on my list of best home gyms.

This selectorized machine provides smooth, fluid movements and gets the job done.

It’s so simple yet so effective.

Loaded with 210 lbs. of stacked weights (10 lb. increments), it definitely targets the muscle group each station is designed for and provides the average and/or experienced user with intense, muscle building work outs.

Like all home gyms, you have to go through the agonizing ordeal of assembling unless you have someone do it for you.

Once completed however, you’ll be able to enjoy years of extensive strength training between two individual work stations that provide multiple workouts.

A couple of tips before you start assembling.

First, when you start assembling the pulleys, don’t tighten them all the way until you can test them with the cables running through them.

I had to loosen every pulley because they weren’t spinning.

And second, as obvious as it may sound, keep in mind that this is a relatively large machine so make sure you assemble the home gym in the room you want it placed.

No duh.., I know, but you’d be surprised.

Here’s a list of targeted areas:

TricepsPec FlyBench Press
Incline PressPull OverUpright Row
Deltoid RaiseShoulder PressBent Over Row
Seated RowShoulder ShrugAb Crunch
Oblique BendBiceps CurlTriceps Press Down
Tricep ExtensionLeg ExtensionGlute Kick
Leg CurlOuter Thigh AbductionInner Thigh Adduction
Calf Press

Areas of Improvement

Considering what you get for the cost, none.


In-home lifetime warranty.


The dimensions for the Body Solid EXM2500S are 83”(H) x 51”(W) x 83” (L).  

Weight Load Capacity:

210 lbs. selectorized iron weight stacks in 10 lb. increments.