Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Trainer Review (2023): Compact and Durable, But Is It Worth $5K?
Author: Anthony O'Reilly, CPT
Our Inspire Fitness FT2 Functional Trainer review gives you an in-depth look at this versatile, but costly machine. Read the full review.
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
Smith machine attached
Wide variety of pulleys
Multiple angles and attachments for variety in workouts
What needs improvement ...
Lack of freeweight compatibility
Some reviews state that the smith machine bar gets in the way of other exercises
People who are shorter may struggle to use some of the equipment
The Inspire Fitness FT2 is a piece of equipment that comes with a ton of versatility. This product comes with a Smith machine and bar that allows you to do functional and traditional training exercises. It has a larger footprint, but if you have the space, you can purchase add-ons like a bench or ab bar to even further increase how many movements you can do on this functional trainer.
The dual 165-pound weight stack is also a dual pulley system, which means that two people can workout at once. The 2:1 weight ratio allows you to feel comfortable and safe using this machine if you are a beginner or expert at the gym.
If you are looking for storage, this product comes with two water bottle holding stations and clips that allow you to hang your extensions and handles. Inspire Fitness also added a media shelf where you can put an iPad to follow a workout, or even put a book on the shelf so you can read to make the time pass during rest intervals.
Residential: Limited lifetime on frame and all parts Light Commercial: Limited 10 year on frame and all parts
Matte Black, Chrome
61 W x 58 L x 83 H (min) x 88 in H (max) in.
Heavy-duty round & rectangular steel
2 x 165 lbs (2:1 ratio)
Triceps rope, 2 x rubber D handles, straight bar, EZ curl bar, ankle strap, 2 x water bottle holders, multi-functional belt, sport handle, 2 x 5-lb add-on weights, exercise guide
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While the price is high, this functional trainer comes with a lot of extra accessories that you would normally have to purchase separately. The main highlight of this product is the Smith machine that allows you to do more traditional compound exercises such as back squats, which you normally wouldn’t normally do with a functional trainer.