Inspire Fitness Ft2 Functional Trainer and Smith Station

Inspire Fitness Ft2 Functional Trainer and Smith Station


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Fitness Level: All Levels

Warranty: Lifetime (Residential)

Our Rating: 9.5/10



~ Inspire Fitness Equipment Reviews ~


My gym just got a brand new one of these in and it’s proving to be very popular for both guys and girls. It’s the versatility that really makes it a hit at my gym, I think. If someone can’t get on a piece of specialist equipment they want to use, they know they can perform the same exercise on the Ft2. There’s just so many different exercises you can do on this machine, and there really is no compromise when using the Ft2 as compared to a machine dedicated to a single exercise.

Not only is it extremely popular at my gym, but a search of the internet will soon tell you that many buyers are more than happy with their purchase. Just about all reviews I’ve seen for this gym are highly positive.



Ft2 Functional Trainer Overview

The Inspire Fitness Ft2 is built and designed for both commercial and home use, hence the great build quality and the higher price tag than some other home gyms. It’s very compact, making it perfect for the garage or the spare room, but also strong enough and versatile enough for commercial use.

The Smith Machine component certainly adds to the safety of exercising on this equipment; especially if you are using it at home and are unsupervised by gym staff and personal trainers, or if you are working out alone.


What Are The Benefits And Features?

You can perform just about every exercise on the Ft2 Functional Trainer and work out your entire body. With the optional adjustable incline bench and leg exercise attachments there really isn’t much you can’t do.

The dual pulley system has 32 adjustment settings for unlimited training functionality. This really adds to its versatility and overall enjoyment of the workout process. The pulleys are made of nylon reinforced with fibreglass.

2x 150lb commercial grade weight stacks. For added safety they have centre-drilled holes and a magnetic weight pin. The weight stacks are positioned on either side of the machine, adding stability and a well-balanced lift.

Built into the gym is a weight multiplier which doubles the maximum resistance for those who really want to lift heavy.

The frame of this piece of equipment is very sturdy and robust and is coated with an electrostatic powder coat finish to keep the gear looking great and low on maintenance.

Situated at the top of the machine is a pull up bar. This bar is adjustable to accommodate for low ceilings. It’s also handy for short people, like myself.

The precision bearing system utilises steel balls designed for a smooth action and are maintenance-free.

There are multiple places to attach the hand grips, which is a step up from most home gyms on the market.

The fact that this system has been designed to not only be compact, but also very low maintenance, makes it ideal for the home.



  • D handles
  • Multi-function belt
  • Tricep rope
  • Straight bar
  • Ankle cuff
  • EZ curl bar
  • 2 water bottles
  • Swing handles
  • Exercise booklet


Optional Upgrades

  • 200lb weight stack upgrade
  • Leg developer attachment
  • FID bench
  • Abdominal bar
  • Preacher curl attachment



  • 61” wide x 58” deep (without bench)
  • 61” wide x 89” deep (with bench)
  • Minimum height 83”
  • Maximum Height 88”


The Cons

  1. Not really a flaw or anything, but when it’s delivered it’s packed in boxes, so it requires quite a bit of assembly.
  2. It’s a heavy beast, but necessary so it’s stable and robust.
  3. The instruction manual is a bit light on as far as information goes.


Warranty and Shipping

The manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty on the frame and parts when the gym is used  at home. If it’s used commercially, then the warranty is 10 years.

There is free shipping for this kit if you live in the United States, and it’s usually shipped out in 6-10 days.



It’s hard to go past this piece of quality gym gear if you want something robust and serious for home workouts. Regardless of the lifetime warranty, the Ft2 Functional Trainer is so well-built and tough it’ll probably outlive all of us anyway. On the professional side, if you want to purchase it for your commercial gym, you can’t go wrong with the Ft2, either. I’ve seen how popular it is firsthand at the gym I go to. I’ve used it a number of times myself. The machine gets a thrashing and still never misses a beat.

It’s well worth every cent in my honest opinion.

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  1. HannahHannah
    November 2, 2015    

    This would be excellent for the cold winter days when it just too cold to go out cycling. The main problem I would find with the Ft2 Functional Trainer is the size. I don’t even think I would have enough room in my flat to store it (my flat is really quite small and I ‘ve already got quite a lot of stuff).

    Maybe some day in the future I will be in a position to be able to get one of these babies but that won’t be ffor a while anyway.

    Great review though none the less. I enjoyed reading and can tell that this would be an awesome way of getting or staying in shape!

    • November 2, 2015    

      Hi Hannah. Thanks for stopping by and reading my post.

      Yes, I think it would be more suited to a house than a flat, unfortunately. The kit is not that big, but still requires some decent space so you can use it properly and everyone isn’t tripping over it. It’s a very solid piece of equipment, so if you ever find yourself with more living space I highly recommend buying one of these.

  2. JustinJustin
    November 22, 2015    

    It sounds like this is definitely worth a look, and it seems like this would be good for body building as well to supplement the free weight aspect of body building. Whenever I move to a house, I’ll definitely take a look at it, the apartment that I live in is way too small for a piece of workout equipment. I can barely fit dumbells in it anyway. Thanks for this review.

    • November 22, 2015    

      Hi Justin. The Ft2 is a great piece of equipment, as good as just about anything you’ll find in a gym. But you’re right, they need a bit of space and not much good in a small apartment. Definitely need a house.

  3. GinaGina
    November 23, 2015    

    My dad and I have been putting together a gym in the basement. This would be a perfect addition! It doesn’t seem like it takes up much space either.
    A lifetime warranty sounds pretty promising.
    I like that it already comes with just about all the attachments I use for working out.

    • November 24, 2015    

      It’s a pretty good gym for the home, and you’re right, it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Well worth the money with the lifetime warranty.

  4. Michael MaamariMichael Maamari
    March 1, 2016    

    Hey there

    Very informative post you’ve got. Your site seems like a real authoritative site. You have so many posts and pages with a ton of helpful information. How long have you had this site up if you don’t mind me asking? And hopefully everything is working out for you. I have no doubt that there are tons of people benefiting from this

    • March 1, 2016    

      Hi Michael. Thanks for your kind comments. The site has been going for nearly a year now. I’m quite happy with it and hope people are finding all the information helpful. Cheers.

  5. emmanuelemmanuel
    July 5, 2016    

    Hey there,

    Wow! This looks like a really amazing machine that lets you do a whole bunch of exercises.

    I see that you can bench press and it also has the option to cable flys. It looks great to get a full body workout in.

    I like that it comes with a 10 year warranty! Its amazing.

    • July 5, 2016    

      As far as home gyms go it’s hard to beat. And 10 years is an amazing warranty. Well worth the investment for your fitness.

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