how to assemble york 2001 home gym

How to Assemble York 2001 Home Gym — In 7 Guaranteed Steps

how to assemble york 2001 home gym
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So you got yourself a York 2001 Home Gym and can’t wait to begin the 54 exercise workouts that it offers. But there’s one itty bitty problem; you don’t know how to assemble it.

Well, that’s why we are here. In this article, we will guide you on how to assemble York 2001 home gym in very easy to follow steps.

Steps to Assemble York 2001 Home Gym

The following steps will guide you on how to assemble York 2001 Home Gym:

i. Take out the product from its packaging

ii. Start with the bench

iii. Fix the bench to the pulley

iv. Set up the structural parts

v. Fix in weight stacks

vi. Run the cables

vii. Fix bench press bar and lat pull down bar

Let’s discuss these steps in detail below…

Step 1: Take out the product from its packaging

You must choose a large area with sufficient space before unpacking. This will give you enough space to set up the home gym considering the size of the machine.

We’ll advise you to unpack it in your gym area so that you can set it up immediately without having to move it later.  Check that all the parts are complete as listed.

Step 2: Start with the bench

Pick the leg pieces (there are 2 of them) and fix them to the side of the bench’s flat part with ¼ inch by 2-inch roundhead screws.

Fix the braces (there are 3 of them) on the outer part of the bench legs. Do it as instructed by the manual. (Yep, you are still going to need that manual you tossed away some minutes ago).  This will ensure the pulley is two and a quarter inches above the floor. To attach the braces you’ll need 3/8-inch by 3 ½-inch bolts (nuts with washers).

Place the plugs (there are 10 of them) into the end of both bench legs as well as every brace.

Step 3: Fix the bench to the pulley

Fix the leg curl assembly to the part of the bench with the brace that attaches the pulley.

Fasten the upright part to two braces with 3/8 inch by 3 ½ inch bolts and washer on the sides of both braces. Do this before fixing the wingnuts.

Then fix the rubber bumpers by following the manual instruction.

Hang the cable (42 inches long) to the leg curl attachment. After this, direct it below the already assembled bench where it will later be joined to the weight stack.

Step 4: Set up the structural parts

Put the standing unit’s base in the position you want it to be when completely set up.

First, fix to the base the little horizontal bars. Put the 3/8-inch by 3-inch rubber piece on the horizontal bar. This will allow the glide assembly to move freely when attached.

Now attach to the base the vertical arch as well as the curved side parts. The latter pieces secure the arch to the base.

Then fix in the horizontally protruding attachment at the structure’s top. While doing this, ensure the metal bracket is placed underside and not topside.

Step 5: Fix in weight stacks

Fix in the uprights (They are designed to fasten the weight stacks to the horizontal bars).

Then slide in the weights one after the other. After this, move the glide assembly downwards so that it stays on the weights.

Fix the top end of the upright poles to the top of the horizontal part. Then attach the bench using the leg curl part to the standing unit. Make sure all the bolts and nuts are secure.

Step 6:  Run the cables

 Run the lat pulldown bar cable (55 inches) through the 2 pulleys facing the high bar. Then run it down to the glide assembly topside.

Then insert the 134-inch cable starting from the base back through the pulley at the back then to the glide assembly topside.

In case your cable gets damaged, later on, you can replace it with this Total Gym Cable Replacement.

Step 7: Fix bench press bar and lat pull down bar

Just follow the manual instruction for these.

The video below is a demonstration of how the York Perform Home Gym (similar product to the York 2001) works.

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What equipment do you need for a home gym?

The following is a list of equipment that you need for a home gym:

i. Dumbbells

ii. Kettlebells

iii. Barbell

iv. Weight plates

v. Jump rope

vi. Rings

vii. Pull up bar

viii. Plyo-box

ix. Medicine ball

x. Rack

xi. Flat bench

xii. Resistance bands

xiii. Suspension strap system

xiv. Battle rope

xv. Ab roller wheel

For a more detailed explanation, check out this article: How to Build a Home Gym – Without Breaking the Bank

What household items can you use to make a home gym?

The following is a list of household items you can use as workout equipment in your home gym:

i. Laundry detergents can be used as Kettlebells.

ii. Folding chairs can be used for triceps dips.

iii. Bike pumps can be used for triceps strength.

iv. Rope can be used as a suspension trainer.

v. Soup cans can be used as small weights.

vi. Beach towels can be used yoga mats.

vii. Stairs can be used for cardio.

viii. Use heavy books as weight.

ix. Duffel bags can be used as sandbags.

x. Use flour or rice bag as heavy weights.

What gym equipment is best for beginners?

The following is a list of gym equipment that is best for beginners:

i. Lat pull-down bar

ii. Leg press machine

iii. Cable biceps bar

iv. Rowing machine aka ergometer

v. Chest press machine

vi. Treadmill

vii. Stairmaster

viii. Arc trainer

ix. Elliptical

x. Resistance bands

xi. Exercise ball

xii. Home gym

These pieces of equipment should help you with all your beginner workout needs. And if you are looking to lose weight, we recommend you read this article: What is the Best Home Gym Equipment to Lose Weight — 14 Best Pick

Why are dumbbells so expensive?

Dumbbells are so expensive due to the following:

i. The raw material used to make them – Iron is the material used to make dumbbells. And iron is known to cost more than many other materials.

ii. The durability of the material – Dumbbells are made to last and this is only done by increasing the quality of the iron material. Despite being made of iron, quality dumbbells are made to last a long time before it begins to wear off or rust.

iii. They are made abroad – As a result the cost of shipping also affects their price.

What are the 5 basic exercises?

The 5 basic exercises are made of up the 5 basic human movements. They include pushing (pressing outwards), pulling (tugging inwards), hip-hinging (bending at the middle), squatting (knee flexing), and the plank (core stabilization).

Hence, a good workout routine must contain exercises that have these movements.

Popular exercises that fit these 5 movements are listed below:

Pushing – Press-ups, standing chest press, bench press.

Pulling – Lat-pull downs, pull-ups, plank rows.

Hip hinging – Romanian deadlift, kettle bell swing.

Knee flexing – Squats, lunges, leg press.

Core stabilization – Planks, supermans, commando crawls.


There you have it! If you have any questions or comments, please let us know in the comments section.

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