Fitness Reality X Class High Capacity Multi-Function Power Tower

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Fitness Reality X-Class 2866

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The Fitness Reality X Class power tower 2866 is actually one and the same as the IRONMAN Fitness X Class power tower. However, at the beginning of 2017 Paradigm Health & Wellness has ceased the collaboration with IRONMAN Fitness and therefore some of the products are now available under the Fitness Reality brand name. The X Class power tower is one of them.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 63.4L x 49W x 83H inches (161 x 124.5 x 211 cm)
  • Assembled weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
  • Max. user weight: 400 lbs (181.4 kg)
  • Possible exercises: 30+
  • Warranty: 1 year limited

Frame construction

The Fitness Reality X Class power tower features an extremely sturdy construction, designed to offer maximum stability. It has a weight capacity of 400 lbs (approx. 181 kg), which means you can perform weighted dips, or pull-ups, for example, adding quite a bit of weight to your own, without worrying that the frame will bend or tip over.

This exercise tower features a rather wide footprint, being approx. 63″ long (161 cm) and 40″ (101 cm) wide, having a center of gravity quite close to the ground, aspects that are also reflected in its overall stability. The heads of the bases are equipped with rubber pads which not only enhance stability, they also provide a bit of protection for your floors. Plus, the ends of each base have holes already drilled into them so you can anchor the tower to the floor if you think it’s necessary.

The bases feature a curved design at the front. Therefore, they provide an easy step-up and access to the dip bars. All the bars in the frame construction feature a square design, which provides superior structural sturdiness. But nonetheless, the handles are cylindrical, in order to provide a comfortable grip.

In case you’re wondering, the frame doesn’t fold, nor it has any wheels which would facilitate its relocation.

Although the base width is 40″, the total width of the machine is given by the pull-up handles, the distance between their ends being 49″ (124.5 cm). The distance between the dip bars is 22″ (56 cm) near the frame, and approx. 25″ (63.5 cm) at their outer end, as they flare out. 

When it comes to the machine’s height, its top reaches approx. 83″ (211 cm). Although it may fit in a room with a 7′ ceiling, the remaining clearance above will be almost non-existent, resulting in incomplete pull-ups. Therefore, it’s best to assemble and use this fitness trainer in a room with at least an 8′ ceiling.

Given all the dimensions stated above, the machine is designed to accommodate users of all heights. However, taller users above 6’3″ – 6’4″ may need to bend their knees a bit when performing pull-ups or chin-ups. This should hardly be an issue, as many users actually prefer to keep knees slightly bent anyway, during this type of exercises.

When fully assembled, the frame weighs approx. 150 lbs (63 kg). This weight is reflected in its overall sturdiness and stability.

The backrest and armrests of the dip station feature thick padding thick padding. They deliver the maximum comfort possible. In fact, the backrest is 3″ thick, and the armrests are 2.25″ thick and also angled inward, supplying excellent comfort for the forearms during various exercises, such as knee raises for example. The upholstery on the armrests and backrest is made of highly durable vinyl material.

The tower’s handles are rubberized, providing a secure grip, and preventing hands from blistering due to repeated use. The machine actually features 6 sets of handles, and one of them is adjustable. The adjustable handlebars also integrate foam rollers for various exercises such as sit-ups or one-leg squats.

Workout stations

The Fitness Reality X Class Multi-Function Power Tower features three main workout stations:

Pull-up station. This consists of 3 sets of handlebars: straight inner handles for close grip pull-ups, curved, outer handles for wide grip pull-ups, and parallel handles for parallel pull-up exercises.

Dip station. This particular station consists of a back support and dip bars with arm rests for knee-ups. Evidently, it offers the possibility to perform several exercises for the core muscles.

Adjustable station. Not many power towers offer the possibility to adjust a base. The X-Class from Fitness Reality does. This particular station consists of two adjustable handlebars integrating cushioned rollers. These bars that can be attached to the main frame of the machine in 7 slots. It can serve as a station for push-ups and sit-ups, as a mid-station for assisted dips, or one-leg squats, incline push-ups, or as an additional high pull-up station.

Possible Exercises

Due to the available workout stations, this Fitness Reality power tower offers the possibility to perform more than 30, gym-quality exercises. Among them we can count:

  • Pull-ups
  • Wide grip pull-ups
  • Muscle pull-ups
  • Behind head pull-ups
  • Around the world pull-ups
  • One arm pull-ups
  • Cliffhangers
  • Weighted pull-ups
  • Chin-ups
  • Close grip chin-ups
  • Wide grip chin-ups
  • One hand chin-ups
  • Weighted chin-ups
  • Dips
  • One arm dips
  • Weighted dips
  • Assisted dips
  • Band-resisted dips
  • Dip to leg raise
  • Side-to-side dips
  • Gironda dips
  • Reverse Gironda dips
  • Hanging knee raises
  • Hanging leg raises
  • Push-ups
  • Incline push-ups
  • Decline push-ups
  • Rows
  • Sit-ups
  • One-leg squats
  • Stretches
  • … and more

Assembly and Maintenance

The Fitness Reality X-Class power tower does not come assembled. However, the assembly process is straightforward, and shouldn’t take longer than one hour. The included manual provides very comprehensive and concise step-by-step assembly instructions.

Considering that it doesn’t have any moving parts or wear parts, with the exception of the adjustable handlebars, this trainer virtually doesn’t require any maintenance. However, a periodic check for loose bolts and parts is recommended.

The Pros

  • Extremely well-designed frame, with a very sturdy construction, and the possibility to bolt it to the floor, for maximum stability;
  • High user capacity (400 lbs), offering the possibility to perform weighted exercises;
  • Thick and angled padding on armrests and back support;
  • Three workout stations, two fixed and one adjustable; 
  • Padded rollers with the adjustable handlebars, to add comfort to various exercises;
  • 6 sets of handles;
  • Thick, cushioned rollers
  • Over 30 exercises available;
  • Easy to put together;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Excellent warranty.

The Cons

  • Heavy machine, rather difficult to move once it’s setup.


The Fitness Reality X Class Multi-Function Power Tower is an extremely well-engineered fitness trainer, offering superior sturdiness and stability. It features a superior weight capacity to other machines of the sort, supporting loads up to 400 lbs. It has three main workout stations, two fixed and one adjustable with 7 available positions. It offers the possibility to perform more than 30 exercises for the core, arms, and legs. When it comes to price, it’s not exactly one of the most available power towers. But nonetheless, the quality in its construction, durability, and versatility definitely stand up to the price.

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