Functional Trainer (FT)
Most people associate a “Functional Trainer” FT with machines capable of cable exercises. For the most part this is a good definition. Some have articulating arms, some have columns that adjust in height to feed the cable to high or low position. Some FT’s use quality weight stack systems and some do not, relying on lower cost arrangements to produce resistance instead. At Bodyforce we analyzed all of the FT’s on the market, looking for what they did well and what could be improved upon to give greater function and better results. We created the X9 Evolution Hybrid Gym to go well beyond just cable exercises (which it does amazingly well by the way). The X9, which we are labeling as an Ultra Functional Trainer (UFT) allows you to do most of the exercises in the commercial gym and beyond, all in a relatively small footprint.