The REP FT-3000 Functional Trainer is one of the best budget-friendly and compact functional trainers on the market. At 34 inches deep and 53 inches long, it’s smaller than most other functional trainers and should fit in most garage gyms. And unlike other machines that take countless hours to assemble, the FT-3000 ships partially put together and should take two people no longer than two hours to install.
At $2,150, this is not the cheapest functional trainer out there, but anything cheaper than this is likely to be made with non-durable materials. This thing, on the other hand, is heavy-duty and built to last. The cables do require a bit of a break-in period before they start feeling buttery smooth, but after a few days, you should have no problems with it.
The dual weight stacks go up to 180 pounds each with a 2:1 ratio, meaning you get a maximum effective weight of 90 pounds per side.