Golds Gym XR 55 Home Exercise Gym

Last updated date: April 26, 2019

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In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the Gold's Gym Golds Gym XR 55 Home Exercise Gym placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
658 user reviews
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What experts liked
The Gold’s Gym XR 55 is perfect for beginning a strength training routine.
- Top Ten Select
September 3, 2018 | Full review
Work out with over 330 lbs. of resistance and numerous upper and lower body strength training exercises with this durable system that is also affordable.
- BestReviews
One of the things that we like the most about the Gold’s Gym XR 55 Home Gym is that it can provide you with over 330 pounds of resistance thanks to the included 125-pound vinyl weight stack.
- Fit & Me
The seat and backrest feature thick and durable upholstery, made of vinyl material, in black and gold colors.
- Best Fitness Equipment
The Gold Gym XR55 home gym can be considered to be an average, sturdy and durably built gym admired for getting the job done.
- The Life Vest
The XR 55 has a low and high cable pulley set up that allows for a wide range of possible exercises. Using different handles and ankle cuffs the XR 55 cable pullies can be used to perform isolation exercises such as kickbacks, single leg curls, and other isolation exercises. It's nice to have low and high pulleys in such an inexpensive machine.
- Gym Person
The XR 55 is also attractive to buyers because it looks like a comfortable place to work out each day. Not only are the seat and pads adjustable to suit the size and position of each user, there are well padded.
- Home Gym Now
What experts didn't like
Offers only basic resistance when compared to other home gyms. This model’s frame is not solid and sturdy. The Gold’s Gym XR 55 has limited height flexibility.
- Top Ten Select
September 3, 2018 | Full review
Some concerns with the lower body pulley system having too much resistance. Time-consuming to put together.
- BestReviews
Only coming with a 90-day warranty on parts and labor, if something breaks after that time, you will not be covered. We find that the warranty could definitely be improved upon.
- Fit & Me
In case you’re wondering, the weight stack of this machine is not meant to be upgraded.
- Best Fitness Equipment
Doesn’t include a mid-pulley system.
- The Life Vest
The weight stack isn’t made of iron or steel. Vinyl covered cement is not as durable as metal in the long-term.
- Gym Person
With time and patience it is also not too hard to put together either, although users do recommend reading the instructions carefully and taking time to figures out what each unlabelled part does.
- Home Gym Now

From The Manufacturer

The new Gold's Gym XR 55 Home Gym has all the great features you love about the Gold's Gym XR 45 Home Gym, just in a new, fresh color. Target and train your entire body with the all-in-one strength system from Gold's Gym. The 125-pound vinyl weight stack and 330 pounds of resistance provide incredible workout progression for any user. The high and low pulley systems activate muscles in your upper and lower body for a complete strength-training workout. The chest press/fly stations pinpoint weight resistance to your chest and arms for more defined results. This home gym also features a four-roll leg developer, a lat bar and an exercise chart designed by a Certified Personal Trainer. Gold's Gym XR 55 Home Gym: 330 lbs maximum resistance 125 lb vinyl weight stack Combo chest press/butterfly arms High and low pulleys 4-roll leg developer Adjustable padded seat Adjustable preacher pad Multi-position lat bar Exercise chart Precision System components 90-day parts and labor warranty.

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