Total Gym Platinum Plus w/8 Attachments & 4 DVDs
Proceed with Caution
My total gym was on back order and after waiting a long month it arrived---- with a broken wheel. Although I could not use it, I was able to assess the quality of the merchandise which I deemed unworthy of my $299 dollars. It was very petite and did not seem very sturdy. I decided not to reorder this model and just cough up money to order a version that would give me my money's worth.
Love! Simple assembly.
I have wanted a total gym for a while but hesitated because of reviews about broken wheels, difficult assembly... My gym arrived 1 day early. It's a heavy box understandably. When I opened it everything was neatly packed and well protected.
I pulled out all the accessories. The only one requiring assembly is the ab crunch. I unfolded the gym, popped in the squat board and screwed in 1 screw into base. That's it! I'm a single woman and not good with directions and assembly. This took me about 20 mins. I love using the total gym. My son is using it too. I don't think I will be hanging clothes on it!
Love this machine!!
Have been using my new Total Gym Platinum Plus for about 2 weeks now and can say absolutely it is one of the best purchases I have ever made from QVC. The set up is pretty easy if you familiarize yourself first with the parts that come with it. Love the versatility of this machine and never imagined so many different exercises could be performed with one unit. I did not have any actual weight to lose but did want to firm up a litle bit and after only a few weeks I already see results. I know this TG targets certain muscles other exercises I did in the past didn't because you can feel it the next day! Would highly recommend this Total Gym because of its convenience and the added attachments to give variation in your workouts. Thanks QVC for offering another great product at a great deal!
I just received the total gym platinum and when I opened the box it is not FULLY ASSEMBLED. I now have to find someone to help me get this assembled I recommend changing that status in description so someone like me will know what they are in for. Have not been able to use it because I cant put it together
received my TG- early and couldn't wait to get started! got it half way unpacked-and 2 broken wheels! Thank goodness for CS- they ordered and should be here within 7 days!
will update when I can get to use it-I am so disappointed!! can't recommend til I get to use it-
I'm in love again
I've literally tried everything until the 'total gym entered my life and has already made drastic changes in my appearance and now I am IN LOVE AGAIN !!!!
Not The Best Example Of Delivery
Ordered this Total Gym Platinum Plus w/ attachments and it arrived with the roller busted. You cannot use the machine without the rollers. I have not been able to use the machine in the month it has been in my possession. I am waiting for QVC to ship replacement rollers. This is not a good example of good service for a product with such a good reputation. I am very disappointed!
I am a 64 year old woman and just received my Total Gym machine today. Took me about 25 minutes to put it together, but it wasn't hard to do. I have lost about 62 pounds this pass year and still want to lose about 45 more and I know with the help of the Total Gym I will do it. Thanks QVC for a great price that people can afford. Love the machine.
Will let you know when I reach my goal. Thanks a million
Excellent piece of equipment
This is my second total gym from QVC and this one is far superior to the Total Gym Ultra I bought in 2001 but have totally worn out. This was extremely easy to get set up once all the packing materials were removed. The glide is so smooth. Like a hot knife through butter. So glad I decided to go with this unit. I'm sure I will get many years of use out of it.
Not so much
I just recently received my new Total Gym Platinum. I was very surprised at the number of parts that had to be assembled. I was very disappointed to find one of the wheels was cracked/broken. I did contact the company for a replacement wheel. After the broken wheel was replaced, I thought I was finally in business and was ready to work out. Not so much...now the glide board will not stay on track!!!! I am so, so disappointed. I paid for a piece of workout equipment that I have not been able to use because of one issue after another. I still don't know how to keep the glide board on track...really!
I just had to write about this product because it's truly fabulous! I had a total gym before but gave it to a friend when I moved but I had to buy another one.
It's an amazing product & you can't beat the price. A gym membership per year is probably 4 times the amount of owning your own Total Gym. And with this, you can hop on anytime & you don't have to drive anywhere or get on after a sweaty stranger etc...
It's super easy to use (the only thing that takes getting used to is elevating the machine but I find this machine much easier than the older model I had).
The handles are much easier to use than the prior model (that had the metal handles) & the glide board is much more comfortable.
The value of the added attachments is terrific! At first I didn't think I would use them but I use them all the time now. I don't use the guide books that come with it but for a beginner, it's a good thing to have.
The ONLY thing I think they should do is include 2 of the ankle straps. It's annoying having to switch the strap from leg to leg (I recently purchased a non Total Gym ankle strap from Amazon so I now have 2 & all I have to do is switch the rope from leg strap to leg strap). They include so many wonderful things that adding an additional ankle strap would make it perfection!
WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG
I have looked at this product for 6 years and was scared I could not assemble it, not an issue came almost fully assembled. There are minor things you have to do but the instruction are self explanatory. I started with the Todd Durkin videos which are a little fast if you are clueless or not sure of what you are doing. So after watching the presentation one night I remember the host saying that there was a step by step program on the Rosalie DVD it made things so much easier to understand. I have been using it off and on for almost 2 weeks and my lower back feels so much better. I can tell it is working my muscles because of the soreness. If you pay attention you won't strain a muscle or joint because you are using percentages of your own weight. I am now able to do a total body strength/resistance training regiment which would not have been otherwise possible. I have also looked through the booklet and picked out exercises that are comfortable for me and like Rosalie said DON'T worry about the exercises you can't do FOCUS on the ones you do. This makes so much sense I can't get on the floor and do planks, or sit ups, crunches but I can now get an abdominal workout and now do a 100 squats which was not possible. Thank you QVC and Total Gym partners.