Marcy MWM 988 Review

Marcy Multifunction Steel Home Gym 150lb Stack MWM-988

Marcy Fitness is an American brand that is an expert in manufacturing home gym to heavy fitness products at an affordable price.

Its products can be seen in gyms and in college facilities. The home gym products are for those people who want to workout by staying at home.

This brand is highly recommended along with other brands like Bowflex.

Marcy Home Gym MWM-988 comes with a 14 gauge steel tube frame which is so durable that it can handle weight up to 200 lbs.

The steel tubes are well protected with thick foam. And upon taking care of this product, it can last for years.

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Marcy Home Gym MWM-988 Review


Total dimensions: 69L x 36W x 79H (inches) (173L x 92W x 201H (cm))

Weight: 271 lbs (123 kg)

User capacity: 300 lbs (136 kg)

Stack weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)

Max weight support: 200 lbs (90.7 kg)

Possible exercises: 36+

Warranty: 2 years

Marcy Multifunction Steel Home Gym 150lb Stack MWM-988

Marcy MWM-988 comes unassembled but to put it together, the box contains easy to follow instructions.

It comes with all-in-one as it allows you to work on your upper body as well as lower body and helps you get a lean shape.

It is designed to perform a dual-function press arm, adjustable arm, a butterfly attachment, and leg developers. All these workouts aim to help you build a very toned body.

All in all, this helps to improve your shoulders, chest, back, arm, and legs.


This machine is designed in such a way that its dimensions cover a very small part in a room and when fully assembled weighs 270 lbs so there should be no problem with the stability.

Marcy Multifunction Steel Home Gym 150lb Stack MWM-988

MWM-988 accommodates 16 pulleys made with nylon material for smooth exercises.

The cables are also made of steel covered with a thin sheet of PVC material and it has a strength of 200 lbs, so you should not be concerned about the damage even if you’re using the whole weight stack.

Cables can be arranged by moving up or down pulley in the vertical tube from a double pulley bracket.

The other model of Marcy, MWM-990 compared with MWM-988, there is a slight difference between the two.

There’s a difference between the finishing of the paint. 988 model comes in gray/black whereas 990 comes in dark gray/red and also there’s a difference in the design of both the models.

Marcy VS Bowflex

Marcy Multifunction Steel Home Gym 150lb Stack MWM-988

Comparing this Marcy model MWM-988 with another brand Bowflex, both these offer almost the same exercises.

Bowflex uses Power Rod Technology which works through cables and pulleys. You only have to move the power rods to change the weight to have a thorough workout.

Whereas Marcy uses selectorized weight stacks for safe exercises. There are cables and pulleys attached with weights so you don’t have to waste the time in changing the exercises.

Possible exercises

The possible exercises a person can do with Marcy MWM-988 are 36+ which are listed down below:

  • Seated Biceps Curls
  • Stand-up Biceps Curls
  • Preacher Curls
  • Concentration Curls
  • Triceps Press downs
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Triceps Kickbacks
  • Ab Pulldowns
  • Low Pulley Trunk Rotations
  • Deltoid Raises
  • Seated Rows
  • Leg Curls
  • Leg Abductions
  • Leg Extensions
  • … and more.

The Pros

  • Thick foam pads for best comfort while exercising.
  • Easy to assemble and occupies a small space.
  • 6 workout stations, which include: high pulley, low pulley, chest press, pec fly, leg attachment and curl pad.
  • Over 36+ exercises are available.
  • Suitable for home/apartment use.
  • Little care is needed

The Cons

  • No cardio seat attached. (have to buy it separately)
  • No weight stack is upgraded.
  • No mid-pulley is available.
  • No tools are included to assemble the machine.


The Marcy MWM-988 is a great choice for home gym fitness products as it is a mid-range and a highly-rated product which upon given proper care can last for years.

This is best for those people who want to workout without going to the gym and have a lean and perfect shaped body as it allows you to work from upper to lower body just by staying at home

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