Bodyworkshop Gym Equipment

We have equipped the gym with state of the art equipment in order to help provide our clients with the best options.

Lat Pulldown

Lat pulldown

Pulldowns, commonly referred to as lat pulldowns, are a popular means of strengthening the back, shoulder and arm muscles. The lat pulldown machine is a common feature of many commercial gyms and fitness centers, so the pulldown exercise can be a staple of your workout program. This exercise offers a variety of benefits for your muscles if performed properly, so consider adding it to your exercise plan.

Main Muscle Worked: Lats
Other Muscles: Biceps, Middle Back, Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull


Leg Press

Leg press

Leg press machines are common sites in most gyms. Used as an alternative to squats, lunges and other lower body exercises, leg press machines are popular with bodybuilders and those wishing to lift heavy weights. Using a leg press offers many options of variety but correct use of the leg press provides an effective lower body workout.

Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push


Chest Press

Bench press machine

The bench press machine comes handy when you don't feel 100% comfortable doing the barbell or dumbbell bench press, or when you want to load very heavy weights and you can't find nobody to spot you.

Main Muscle Worked: Chest
Other Muscles: Shoulders, Triceps
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push


Shoulder Press

Shoulder press machine

Shoulder press machines offer shoulder-strengthening workout variety. The machines are effective as they provide variable and progressive resistance. This means you can adjust the weight to match your workout goals whether you want to achieve muscular tone, strength or endurance. The shoulder press is found at many fitness clubs and is an essential piece of upper-body training equipment.

Main Muscle Worked: Shoulders
Other Muscles: Triceps
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push


Thigh abductor machine

Thigh Abductor

Thigh abductor machine is an excellent tool for trimming and defining the inner part of the thigh ,this is a popular piece of equipment amongst female gym users ,weight and position can be altered to suit the user.

Main Muscle Worked: Abductors
Other Muscles: Glutes
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push


Leg extension

Leg Extension

The leg extension is a resistance weight training exercise that targets thequadriceps muscle in the legs. Most gym and weight rooms will have the machine in their facility as it's a very popular machine amongst body builders .The leg extension is an isolated exercise targeting one specific muscle group, the quadriceps. It is an excellent assistance exercise to add to any leg session to build size and definition on the quads.

The exercise consists of bending the leg at the knee and extending the legs, then lowering them back to the original position.

Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push


Seated Row

Seated row machine

The seated row is one of the most effective exercises for targeting your back muscles. A study in the June 2004 issue of the journal “Dynamic Medicine” concluded that the seated row is superior to both wide grip and reverse grip pulldowns for activating the middle trapezius and rhomboid muscles. Because this exercise is a compound exercise, involving more than one joint, it also activates several other muscles as well.

Main Muscle Worked: Middle Back
Other Muscles: Biceps, Lats, Shoulders
Equipment: Cable
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner


Hamstring curl machine

Hamstring curl machine

The leg curl is an isolation exercise that targets the hamstring muscles. The exercise involves flexing the lower leg against resistance towards the buttocks. This is a good exercise for beginners , progression can be to a stiff leg Deadlift or Good Mornings

Main Muscle Worked: Hamstrings
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull


Vertical Traction

Vertical traction machine

Vertical traction is similar to the lat pulldown . It provides a comfortable alternative with less room for jerking or pulling away from the movement. with it's adjustable weight it allows users to select the settings based on their fitness goals . It provides an effective training tool because of the natural movement patterns .

Main Muscle worked : Lats
Other Muscles : Biceps, Delts
Equipment: machine
Mechanics Type:compound
Sport: No
Force : Pull


Calf Raise

Standing calf raise machine

Calf raises are a method of exercising the gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior andsoleus muscles of the lower leg. The movement performed is plantar flexion, aka ankle extension. This is a great exercise for building both size and definition on the calf's.

Main Muscle Worked: Calves
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push


Core Bags

Core Bags

The CORE BAG maximises core muscles to a greater degree than any other traditional weights workout, making it the ultimate fitness tool. Highly durable and versatile, the range of weights and grip positions means the bag can cope with all types of workouts.

Perfect for beginners learning to perform fundamental movements. Core bags allow you to tailor workouts to the muscle groups you want to target, making it the ideal tool for individual and group training sessions


Prowler

Battling ropes

Other Muscles: Chest, Forearms
Equipment: Other
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Push

Prowler (sled)

The Prowler isn't just a conditioning tool. It can be used to add size and strength to both the upper and lower body. The concentric-only nature of Prowler exercises means less soreness, so they can be performed more frequently. The Prowler is great for finishers!

Few pieces of equipment offer the ability to train power, strength, hypertrophy, strength-endurance, and endurance as well as the Prowler. And very few implements allow for such an incredible variety of movements.

What? You thought the Prowler was only useful for loading up every plate in the gym and pushing until you puked? While that's a popular use, it only scratches the surface of the "fun" and effective exercises you can do. ;-)