How To Disassemble A Marcy Home Gym (Step By Step Guide)

When moving house, it can be a real pain to transport your home gym, especially if you have lost your manual.

If you need to know how to disassemble a Marcy home gym, discover our efficient tips down below. 

When disassembling your Marcy home gym, you will likely need the following: 

  • Product manual 
  • Toolkit 
  • Two adjustable wrenches 
  • A set of Allen keys 
  • A Phillip screwdriver 
  • Another person 
  • Plastic sandwich bags 
  • Secure ties or rope 
  • Rubber bands 
  • Boxes 
  • Bubble wrap 
  • Tape 
  • The original packaging, if possible 
  • An old towel 

How To Take Apart Marcy Home Gyms (DIY Guide) 

The instructions will be similar, whether you’re working on disassembling the Marcy MWM-990 model, the similar Marcy MWM-988 or the Marcy Platinum. 

Here is our guide on how to disassemble Marcy home gyms: 


  • Gather your tools. 
  • Clear the area so you have plenty of space to work. 
  • Take plenty of pictures of your machine from all angles. 

Marcy MD-2109

  • Detach and unwind the cables and pulleys according to manual instructions 
  • Disassemble the seat and seat support according to manual instructions 
  • Detach the foam roll tubes and leg developers carefully with manual guidance 
  • Remove the backrest board from the vertical frame 
  • Remove the pulley brackets on the upper vertical frame 
  • Remove the butterfly foam arms 
  • Remove the front press base from the upper frame 
  • Remove the upper frame and guide rods 
  • Remove the stopper frame from the upper vertical frame 
  • Detach the upper vertical frame from the lower vertical frame 
  • Remove the seat support from the lower vertical frame 
  • Detach the leg developer holder from the main base frame and front base plate 
  • Remove the lower vertical frame from the main base frame 
  • Detach the lower guide rods from the rear base frame 
  • Remove all guide rods 
Marcy MD-2109
  • Loosen all the nuts and bolts 
  • Detach the two weight covers from the weight stack 
  • Remove the cable by reversing the instructions in the manual 
  • Remove the pulley sets and both pulley brackets 
  • Remove the butterfly cable 
  • Remove the foam roll tube from the leg developer 
  • Remove the leg developer from the leg developer holder 
  • Remove the foam grips from the front press 
  • Remove the front press from the front press base 
  • Remove the front press left and right bases 
  • Remove the backrest adjustment tube from the backrest support frame 
  • Remove the backrest from the backrest adjustment tube 
  • Remove the short quick-release pin from the backrest support frame 
  • Detach the lower guide rods from the rear base frame 
  • Remove the backrest support frame from the front vertical frame 
  • Remove the seat support from the leg developer holder 
  • Remove the seat from the seat support 
  • Remove the leg developer holder from the front vertical frame 
  • Remove the butterfly ads from each butterfly 
  • Remove the butterfly cable guides from the axles 
  • Remove the butterfly support and butterfly puller frame from the front vertical frame 
  • Remove the top socket assembly from the weight plates guide rods 
  • Remove the selector stem from the top of the selecting rods 
  • Remove the top weight plate 
  • Remove the selecting rod from the center hole in the plates 
  • Remove the weights from the guide rods 
  • Remove the guide rods and bumpers from the base frame 
  • Remove the upper frame from the top of the rear vertical beam 
  • Remove the upper frame from the front vertical frame 
  • Remove the front vertical frame from the base frame 
  • Similarly, remove the rear vertical frame to above 
  • Remove the front and rear base frames 
Marcy Apex

Where To Find Marcy Home Gym Manual? 

When working with your home gyms, it is key to always refer to the product manual for specific instructions.

We have included direct links just after the steps for each of the 2 products covered above in this article.

Typically, most Marcy home gyms will come with a product manual and a parts manual, respectively.  

It is very easy to misplace your manual; you can find most Marcy product manuals on their website if you need a hand. (1)

Save it or print it out so that you can always have it ready when you need it. 

Moving and Storing Once Disassembled 

Once it is time to start moving and storing your home gym for transport, you will need to remember these tips for ease and efficiency. 

  1. 1
    Before disassembling, take many photos of your home gym from many angles to help you remember where everything goes.
  2. 2
    As you disassemble, lay out the bolts, nuts, and other small parts in order of disassembly. Try to re-screw them where they are meant to go; if you can’t, put them in plastic sandwich bags labeled with how many are inside and the steps they are needed for. Rubber band the bags shut and tape them together to ensure they are not lost in the move.
  3. 3
    Secure the home gym's parts with ropes and rubber bands.
  4. 4
    When disassembling, try to break the gym down into light sections; aim to reduce unnecessary bulk as much as possible while doing so.
  5. 5
    Bubble wrap parts and box them if necessary.
  6. 6
    Always lift from the knees and have another person to help you. 

Common Marcy Home Gym Questions 

How long does it take to disassemble Marcy home gym?

It took me just under 2 hours. Some customers have reported that it can take between 1 and 6 hours or so to disassemble their chosen model. This depends on a variety of factors, including the model, how experienced you are at taking apart home gyms and whether you have someone to help.

Which Marcy home gym model is the hardest to disassemble?

The more complicated the build of a Marcy home gym model, the harder it will be to assemble and disassemble. How well-written the product manual is can also be a factor in its difficulty. 

How long will it take to re-assemble a Marcy home gym?

Reassembly can be harder to achieve than disassembly; for some customers, it can take between 1 hour and 6 hours or more to reassemble their beloved Marcy home gym setup. 


While it may seem daunting to start your Marcy home gym disassembly, it can be much easier with the right tools, a product manual, and a trusted friend by your side.

With our tips above, we hope that you have an easy and painless move.

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Last Updated on January 2, 2023

Paul J

Paul J

Paul J is is an ex-professional footballer who has seen a gym or two and is an expert at knowing what is required for home gym setups. When he isn’t testing out products for his readers, he’s usually going for a run in the park or out for coffee.