Did some research on functional trainers to find something well built and compact to fit in a bedroom vacated by our grown son. The bedroom is still going to be utilized as a guest room with the adding of a Murphy bed cabinet. The room is about 12x12 and the Torque F9 trainer fits the bill. I do have some knowledge of tools, so the trainer took me about 3-4 hours to build from unpacking and carrying up to the 2nd floor piece by piece. The instructions were easy to follow and all parts and welds are of high quality. I think it’s about as close as you can get to a commercial grade piece of equipment for a much lower cost. We like it because it folds up to a small footprint for when we use the room to accommodate guests but when in use folds out to a fully functional trainer. Have had it for a month now and everything seems to still be tight. I recommend purchasing the recommended bench. It fits perfectly and safely stored within unit when closed down. Overall very happy with my purchase. If I had one complaint and it’s not a deal breaker; I would have liked to see a better internal storage rack for handles and bar accessories. But really not a big deal, gonna install an external rack on wall outside unit. Thank you Torque… It’s just what I needed to accommodate my smaller space and still give the performance of a gym membership.
Easy to assemble, works efficiently like a piece of equipment in a gym. Very satisfied.
Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that the Free-Standing F9 Fold-Away Functional Trainer has been a great solution for you, Clarence! We hope you continue to enjoy!
Awesome product putting it together wasn’t so bad pretty easy and even though I sent back the first one for missing and damaged shipment customer service was great quick responses and sent me another one right away
Thank you for your feedback on our Free-Standing F9 Fold-Away Functional Trainer, Jonathan! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about the missing part and trusting us with your service as well as how much you enjoyed your new home gym equipment! Thank you for choosing Torque!
Would be nice if it was a little taller. I'm 5'9" and have to hunch down just to do a tricep pushdown. The fold away sides might be nice I guess for someone who is really crunched on space, but I'm not liking that feature as I've noticed I have to put my foot against the side to keep it from moving when doing any pulling exercises. Otherwise it moves a little at the bolt that holds it in place. I'll be honest in that I'm used to commercial equipment so maybe my standards are too high. It will do the job at least. Customer service with this company has always been good. They are very quick at getting product out. Used to order commerical equipment from them when I owned a gym and they had good service then too.
A couple of the weight plates got dinged up when the pallet was dropped in the driveway by the shipper. They are still functional, but the pallet was too big for their equipment. Love the functional trainer!