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Does Total Gym Really Work?

Click for More Info About Total GymThe Total Gym is an all-in-one exercise equipment that can replace a number of gym equipment and exercise devices. In just 10 to 20 minutes a day the Total Gym claims to provide you with a leaner, slimmer and healthier body. It features an ergonomic glideboard with attachments that assists in providing you a comfortable workout. Tone and sculpt your abs, hips, thighs and arms as well as increase your strength and improve your body’s flexibility by using just one exercise machine. As seen on the TV infomercial with Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley, TotalGym is compact and can be easily folded away for storage. The Total Gym System package includes an exercise video, leg pull accessory, a multi-function attachment and instructions and exercise booklets. Total Gym is available in several Home Models (XL, 2000, 3000) and Professional Models (1400DLX, GTS).
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Total Gym Reviews

Yes - Excellent Results
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I obtained my Total Gym XL from my daughter in law. She had paid nearly all the the payments but never used it. I finished her payments and began using it. It is amazing and wonderful within two days-no kidding- people said I looked like I lost weight. It works the whole body and I lost ten pounds. They say just 15 mins a day and you can reshape your body its really true but you have to do it. Ive been lazy and haven’t lost anymore weight. You feel great too, very strong and balanced.I bought the foot attachment later and it gives a great stretch all the way from the hip to the foot.Its so convenient not to have to go to the gym. I have heard that for folks over 6 ft it doesn’t work as well. I am 5’8″ and weigh 180, age 55. I have very large tall relatives who bought the heavy duty large size Total Gym and they are very satisfied also. Whenever I hear that someone has gotten a Total Gym I am very happy for that person. Discipline to exercise 15 mins a day is all it takes to have a new body.

January 12th, 2014
Austin, TX
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Yes - Save time and money
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I brought my total gym about 5 years ago. The price was what my yearly gym subscription would cost, so I decide to get it. It saves time because, I don’t have to go to the gym and wait to use the equipment and besides I can workout anytime. It works, and the best thing I like about it is that you engage your core and arms in all exercises. Like the others say the set up and closing is not simple.

Celia David
December 1st, 2013
St. Lucia
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Yes - As Advertised
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I love this thing. It works just as advertised. You can get a pretty good work out in 5 minutes. No waiting in switching exercises.

It is pretty heavy. I leave mine set up.

Pretty expensive if you buy it off TV. I have found them cheaper in stores (admittedly older versions.)

February 5th, 2012
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Yes - Not a total rip off
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Total Gym can’t totally replace a real gym, but it’s NOT a total ripoff!

The unit really is capable of all the different exercises they show in the infomercial, and you can easily add resistance by increasing the tilt. If you have the necessary determination to actually use it, this product can definitely provide a good workout.

The ad fails to mention, however, that moving &/or preparing it for storage will also be a workout!

It’s best left set up permanently, in an area NOT ACCESSABLE TO SMALL CHILDREN. There are removable pieces that could be lost, and some even swallowed! The moving parts could be dangerous, and kids should not be allowed to play on or near it.

M Bryson
October 11th, 2011
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Yes - Totally Good Product
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I bought mine in 2001, I understand the product has improved since then. If I had anything negative to say about this product, it would be that it was not so easy to store, it was bulky and heavy. LOL Otherwise, I had so much fun using it I used it more than just the 30 minutes, muscles were toned and I was in pretty good shape. I ended up getting rid of it because I had to move to a smaller place, but I would most likely purchase a Total Gym again.

April 2nd, 2011
New Mexico
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Yes - It works.
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A little pricey, but it’s of high quality. I’ve been using the Total Gym for a couple years now and yes, I’m in much better shape. The exercise routines are good, practical and easy to master. You can even pinpoint specific areas that you want to work on. I highly recommend this product.

The only problem issue I can think of (and it’s slight), is it doesn’t fold up and store as easily as the say.

David Schindell
January 27th, 2010
Las Vegas, NV.
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