When it comes to making high quality home gyms, Vectra Fitness is the leader.
Vectra Fitness is meticulous at bringing to the market products that are well engineered
and bio mechanically correct. Whether you are looking for a compact home gym, a functional
training gym, or a multi-stack home gym; Vectra has you covered. Made in the USA,
the craftsmanship is clearly evident in all their products. Here you will find reviews
on the current home lineup from Vectra Fitness.
The Vectra 1450 home gym is a high quality and compact gym that is extremely versatile
and easy to use. It is the most complete compact, fixed pattern home gym that you
will find in a 6’ x 6’ footprint. Vectra uses high quality cables, pulleys, and guide
rods that produce one of the smoothest motions we have seen on any home gym. The
heavy duty frame structure ensures plenty of durability for your vigorous strength
You also have the ability to choose 4 different frame colors and 14 different
colors of upholstery to customize the machine to your personal preference. The 1450
has a lot of features which are typically not seen on most home gyms. It has a 7
position bench that allows you to do pressing exercises at all angles as well as
the ability to use dumbbells for added workout variety. Their are a good selection
of exercises to target the lower body on the 1450. From the ability to do squats
and calf raises, to lying down leg curls, the Vectra 1450 is a very well rounded
lower body gym. *Most home gyms only allow leg curl/ext and an optional leg press.
The leg extension is very smooth and comfortable. Vectra doesn’t use the foam roller
pads that are seen on most home gyms that tend to be uncomfortable on the ankles
The chest fly has three different swivel attachment points for the handles to
better fit individual users. One of the most innovative features of the 1450 is the
ability to adjust the high pulley to accommodate low ceiling heights. Most home gyms
are designed to fit in a 7’ room, but some households or basements are shy of this.
The 1450 is capable of fitting rooms from 6’6” to 6’11”. The high and low pulleys
also provide a good variety of exercises to hit the upper and lower body muscles.
Vectra by far has the smoothest lat pulldown station you will ever find on a home
gym. This gym also allows you to do dips or shrugs with the press arm. If your looking
for a commercial quality like experience but need a compact design for your home,
the Vectra 1450 is worth trying out.
We rate the Vectra 1450 home gym with a “Highly Recommended” rating for a fully featured,
The Vectra 1650 home gym offers a large selection of quality exercises in a space
efficient design. The 1650 has several features that make this gym very unique and
stand out among its competitors. This gym has a seven position bench that is removable
from the press arm station, allowing you to incorporate some dumbbell exercises.
The press arm station is also unique in that it can be set in the normal machine
“fixed pattern” mode or unlocked to a free pattern mode giving you the feel and balance
of using a normal barbell. The free mode is more challenging for the user by allowing
them to control the path of the press arm (like a barbell), and will bring in to
play more stabilizer muscles. This press arm has a fingertip release lever making
The Vectra 1650 affords a great selection of lower body exercises. The ability
to perform squats and calf raises off of the press arm is a great feature to really
target the lower body muscles. You can also add the leg press option to add even
more variety. The mid pulley on the leg ext/leg curl station can convert to perform
a preacher curl exercise to target the biceps and also perform weighted abdominal
crunches. The high pulley is adjustable to accommodate different ceiling heights
(like the 1450). The low pulley station swivels to allow you more freedom to perform
various upper and lower body exercises such as cable bicep curls or inner/outer thigh
The Vectra 1650 home gym is not only very versatile and easy to use, it’s aesthetically
pleasing design and choice of different frame and upholstery colors will make it
fit your personal preferences and room decor. The 1650 is a high quality home gym
that will give you many years of great strength training workouts in the comfort
We rate the Vectra 1650 home gym with a “Recommended” rating for a high end home
If you are looking for perhaps the ultimate in a single stack fixed pattern home
gym, then the Vectra VX18 is the gym for you. The VX18 is like having a full circuit
of health club quality machines encompassed into one unit that will fit in your home.
This gym is efficient, easy to use, and delivers the quality and durability that
is not seen on other gyms.
There are several features that really make the VX18 stand out among the competition.
The parallelogram direct drive press arm makes all your pressing exercises feel great
with the natural arc motion. The ability to remove the bench from the gym allows
for supplemental dumbbell exercises and the chest supported row is a great exercise
for the back. The contoured lower leg pads on the leg extension not only automatically
adjust to each user but they also are much more comfortable than most home gyms.
The seat bottom on the leg extension pops up to transition smoothly into a standing
The ratcheting design on the pec fly allows each user to quickly adjust the proper
range of motion to fit their personal preference. If you are looking for a smooth
high and low pulley system, then the Vectra VX18 really delivers. This is by far
one of the highest quality and smoothest home gyms on the market. There is a great
selection of exercises for the lower body on the VX18. The squat and calf raise station
provide a very natural feel and range of motion. You also have the option of adding
two different style leg press stations to the VX18. One leg press (VX11), has its
own weight stack so you can perform this exercise independently of other users. The
other utilizes the existing weight stack. For the stronger fitness enthusiast, this
gym has the ability to get a true 310 lbs out of the pressing station when you add
the heavy weight stack option and remove the press arm springs. With the Vectra VX18,
you can really take the health club strength training experience into the privacy
We rate the Vectra VX18 home gym with a “Highly Recommended” rating for a top of
the line high end home gym
The Vectra VX28 is the combination of the Vectra VX18 and VX11 leg press. This
is a great two stack system for someone that wants the VX18 with the additional leg
press with its own weight stack. The VX11 has some additional exercises to add to
your workout variety. The mid pulley on the VX11 lets you perform a preacher curl
to really isolate your biceps and a overhead tricep extension to finish off your
If you like the Vectra VX18, but have several people that want to workout at the
same time, then the Vectra VX38 may be an ideal choice for you. This three stack
home gym gives you essentially a health club quality circuit of stations in the convenience
of your home. With the Vectra VX38 you can have three people working out simultaneously.
This is a great system for the multi-person household that likes to train together,
schools, businesses, training studios, or for someone looking for the most time efficient
The Vectra VX48 is the most complete four stack home gym on the market. It is
the combination of the Vectra VX38 along with the addition of the VX11 leg press
station. With the Vectra VX48 you can have up to four people training at the same
time. This gym will bring the ultimate multi-stack health club experience to the