Bells of Steel Functional Trainer

bells of steel functional trainer

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  • Dual 160-lb weight stacks
  • 2:1 ratio (so 20 pounds is really 10 pounds of force)
  • Hooks for easy storage
  • Under $2,000
  • Customers say assembly is easy and straightforward
  • Smooth aluminum pulleys
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Smooth aluminum pulleys
  • Hooks for easy attachment storage
  • 160-lb weight stacks (2: ratio)
  • Comes with a multi-grip pullup bar
  • More affordable than most functional trainers
What needs improvement ...
  • Attachments cost extra
  • 14-gauge steel is pretty thin for a functional trainer
  • Only one height/depth option

Product Summary

At less than $2,000, the Bells of Steel Functional Trainer is one of the more affordable functional trainers on the market and has many features commonly found on much more expensive functional trainers. For one, it has dual 160-pound weight stacks that are guided through smooth aluminum pulleys. It uses a 2:1 weight ratio, meaning 20 pounds on the machine actually generates 10 pounds of force.

Although attachments such as a triceps rope cost extra, the multi-grip pull-up bar is included with the functional trainer, so you get a lot of versatility from this machine. Customer reviews say that assembly is easy and straightforward, and Bells of Steel has a handy video guide to help you through any problems that might come up.

As with all Bells of Steel equipment, you get free shipping and the functional trainer comes with an excellent limited lifetime warranty.



30" L x 53" W x 81" H



Weight ratio


Total resistance

320 (160 per side)—really 160, with 80 per side

Total weight

560 lbs

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      A relatively inexpensive functional trainer that's easy and straightforward to assemble.