I just got a total gym for $20 at a yard sale and so far I think it's a great piece of equipment. I can really feel my muscles working with it. I'm excited to see how I can progress my workouts with this.
I have one but I don't have the space to keep it up all the time and it is heavy and a pain to set up. (I Hurt my back just setting it up)The commercial shows it being a breeze to just roll under your bed and back out again. I have to disagree completely.
I hated my type 2 diabetes until i realized it would be a tool to save my life.
0.0 Inches Lost
Fitness Minutes: (16,395)
1,280 5/12/14 9:10 A
I have 2! I got my first one new from Kmart then 2 years later got a used one for only $50 at a yard sale. I have 2 different dvds I found on Amazon that show me how to do different exercises. I like having 2 because I can set one up for a certain exercise and another for a different one and then circuit back and forth for 2 sets of exercises. Like I might do squats on one and then pull-ups on the other then back to sqauts on the other and its already set up to use. I guess you can fold them up but I don't. I let them set up in the basement and leave them up. Though I can't use the basement in the winter-too cold-so I tend to Total Gym only in the spring-summer-fall months.
Goals: SW: 280 GW: 150
Current Weight: 195
1st goal: 250 by 10/23/2008 -Goal met September 9 2008! 2nd goal: 225 by 1/18/2009 Goal met January 14 2009! 3rd goal: 200 by 4/16/2009 ---Goal met May 10, 2009! 4th goal: 180 by 6/25/2009----Goal Met! 5th goal: 150 by 10/8/2009
My experience is, if you are interested in any of these types of things, just go to yard sales in your area or look in the classifieds under "for sale", look at the person selling the product, and then buy the stuff if it's a cheap price and you think you will do better. You may come to realize that you don't need these types of implements, and that the ads on tv are done by fitness models and clever photo shopping, lying, etc. Know thyself, and how long realistically that you will be following through. Thereby lies the rub..............
Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
We bought a Total Gym based on the TV infomercial. I guess it's a good piece of equipment, lots of different exercises to do, but I think I was just too old to be using it. And it took up a lot of room. We sold it. I'll just stick with my treadmill and eliptical.
Fitness Minutes: (5,526)
5/10/14 10:08 A
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