This article was updated April 2023.
If you want to get in shape, but don’t want to pay for an expensive gym membership, there are other options at your disposal. Doing a home workout is much faster, easier, and cheaper than going to the gym anyway.
That said, you do need the right kind of equipment to engage in an effective home workout. One piece of workout equipment you might want to look into is the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro.
The Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro is an extremely convenient multi-position pull-up bar that you can easily install in any doorway in your home. It doesn’t even require any screwing or drilling.
In fact, you can even turn it upside down and place it on the floor for even more exercise capabilities. Check out this Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro review to see exactly what this piece of workout equipment can do for you.
What to Look for in a Doorway Pull Up Bar
Before we look at the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro, let’s determine what the most important features of any doorway pull-up bar are.
Materials & Build Quality
A pull-up bar has to hold a lot of weight and last for many years to come. Therefore, it needs to be built with extremely durable and strong materials. Overall, the manufacturing standards and the build quality must be very high.
Generally speaking, this means that a pull-up bar should be made out of heavy-duty steel. You don’t want anything made out of thin aluminum or plastic, as these are likely to break.
We recommend spending a little bit extra on a pull-up bar that is proven to be durable, such as the one we are reviewing today.
You also need to pay attention to the mounting requirements. Some pull-up bars are permanent and have to be screwed into place. Although these are secure and stable, they’re not very convenient or portable.
The Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro we are looking at today doesn’t need to be permanently installed – there’s no drilling or screwing involved. There are plenty of home pull-up bars that can be inserted into doorways. Most of them use their own design and weight to stay in place without requiring any real mounting.
Grips & Grip Positions
Pull-ups put quite a strain on your hands, so having some durable and comfortable foam grips is recommended. You also want the pull-up bar in question to allow you to perform all three major variations of the pull-up. This includes the close, wide, and hammer grip.
A good home pull-up bar should also have a high weight capacity, at least 250 pounds. You should always get a pull-up bar that is rated to hold a bit more weight than you weigh, just to be safe.
Some pull-up bars, particularly those that do not need to be mounted, may also be removed from a door frame and used for other purposes and exercises. For instance, the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro being reviewed today also doubles as a sit-up and crunch aid.
How do you use the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym?
The beauty of the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro is that it doesn’t require any real mounting. Simply place the long bar on one side of the door frame, and place the counterweight above the door frame on the other side. You can also adjust the width of the bar to fit various door frame sizes.
Now you are ready to do some pull-ups. At this point, just make sure that you have a good grip on the foam handles, lift your feet up off the ground, and see if you can manage to pull yourself up to your chin.
The Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro:
Product Features and Highlights
Let’s now take a closer look at the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro to see what kinds of features it has and how it can help you get back into shape.
- This pull-up bar does not require any drilling or screwing to mount. Simply use its own weight and design to secure it in the door frame. This means that you can move it to any door frame you see fit, as long as the door frames are between 27 and 35 inches wide.
- On that note, this pull-up bar is adjustable for width to fit various sizes of door frames as mentioned above.
- This unit also comes with patented wide handles, as well as a special design, which helps to protect your door frame from damage.
- The Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro is made out of solid steel, so it is very durable. It features a weight capacity of 300 pounds, or realistically probably even higher. This means that most people should be able to use it comfortably and securely.
- The durable foam handles that the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro comes with are very comfortable to hold. This unit is also designed to allow you to perform all three major variations of pull-ups, including wide, close, and hammer grip pull-ups.
- The other cool feature is that you can put this pull-up bar on the ground, and it will effectively double as a sit-up or crunch aid.
Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro vs Elite
The two most popular models of the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym are the Pro and the Elite. The Elite is the slightly newer and more expensive one. When compared to the Pro version, it has a couple of upgraded or improved features, hence its slightly higher cost.
When compared to the Pro, the Elite has a sleeker and more streamlined design that doesn’t take up quite as much space. It’s ideal for smaller homes.
Also, the grips or handles are positioned slightly differently than on the Pro. Most agree that the grip positions on the Elite are a little more ergonomic and comfortable, especially when it comes to the hammer grip. The design of it is also better in terms of putting it on the floor and doing triceps dips.
Not only are the grips on the Elite better positioned, but they also seem to be slightly more comfortable and durable to. The Elite may cost slightly more than the Pro, but it does have some benefits.