Marcy MWM-990 Home Gym Reviewed and Rated
Marcy is a well-known fitness brand that creates all kinds of gym equipment. But they weren't always known as Marcy! They started way back in 1982, and their name was IMPEX. Their craftsmanship and the quality of their products quickly helped them gain popularity, establishing them as a fitness brand. As their empire quickly expanded, they started absorbing plenty of other fitness brands, and Marcy was one of them. So actually, Marcy is under the wing of Impex, along with Apex, Steelbody, and many more. The equipment of each brand caters to the very specific needs of its customers, and they take pride in their excellent customer service. Their home gyms are popular and well-built, which is why they are so popular in the first place. Read on to discover what we like about the Marcy MWM-990, and whether it deserves to reside in your gym!
Sturdy construction with 14-gauge steel framing
Durable vinyl upholstery
Very comfortable padding
Relatively small for a home gym
Six versatile workout stations
Over 30 exercises
Very stable and secure
Little maintenance required
Support only 200 pounds, cannot be upgraded
Not for people taller than 6'
No tools for assembly
Size & Weight
This home gym by Marcy has exactly 16 pulleys that are made out of reinforced nylon, with steel ball bearings that can be repeatedly used without issues. The cables are made out of steel, protected by a thinner layer of PVC. The maximum tension the machine can provide is 200 pounds, although the cables are rated for an amount much higher than that. The tension is adjusted simply by moving the pulley on the lower end of the unit where you will find a bracket that is a double-pulley design, which can be found in the back of the gym. The leg developers have foam padding which is 4 inches thick. The MWM-990 does not have a leg press, and there are no attachments available for performing a leg press.