Total Gym Platinum Plus w/8 Attachments & 4 DVDs
My husband and I purchased this Total Gym a couple of weeks ago and have already gotten a lot of use out of it and are already starting to see results! A few pounds down, lots more to go!!!!
I love the fact this machine uses your own body weight. I've had people notice that my weight has dropped. Very impressed with this machine.
Just received this item about a week ago and my family loves it. It took about 30 minutes to set up and it was ready to use. The machine is easy to use and folds up nice for storage. Can be used for all stages of exercise because of the adjustable height. The only thing I am wondering about is the seat because I am not sure how long the construction of the material will last. The guide recommends using shoes on the machine when working out, but I think it would be too easy to put a hole or a tear in the seat. Other than that, we are very pleased.
Better than expecte
I was a little nervous after ordering this because I read the reviews after ordering it instead of before. Some of the reviewers said it was almost impossible to assemble, and others said there were parts missing. It comes in one box, and is a little heavy. Once I got it in the house I took the top of the box off and cut the sides of one end of the box and it slid right out. All of the attachments came in boxes around and under the main frame. The infomercial and presentation on QVC are a little misleading. They say it comes fully assembled. It does for the most part, but the Ab Crunch attachment has to be assembled (very easy), and the stopper has to be put in (also very easy). Without the Ab Crunch and Wing attachment, I was using it within a half hour after unboxing it. I am very impressed with how solid and stable it is. It is a high quality piece of equipment, and is a lot better than some of the commercial gym equipment I've used. I guarantee that you will love it. You can get a full workout in less than a half hour, but once you get on it, you won't want to get off. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants a great workout even if you have a minimal amount of time to work out. Go for it, you won't be disappointed!
I waited a whole year to order a total gym. When I looked on qvc this year, I saw the total gym platinum plus with all of the attachments. This is pretty easy to set up and the attachments are very easy to put on. I already exercise daily but wanted something for home. This is worth every penny. I have been using it everyday 20-30 minutes. Time flies. I love the ab crunch attachment the most but I can already feel that all the attachments are working the areas they should. Love all of the videos that came with this. I cannot wait to see what it does weeks and months down the road. Great early Christmas present.
Excellent good quality
I am 37 and received my total gym almost two weeks ago and I love it! Good quality and actually is quite fun. Many levels of workouts for those if u that want to get intense. I am a chronic non excerciser and have used this every day. I am starting to see results. Do agree comes with attachments not sure how to put on machine but when u watch DVDs it is easy to figure out. First day felt like transitions took a bit but give it three days and u are a pro. Only sorry I didn't order sooner. Qvc is great got here quick.
Just as good as the XLS
I just received this the other day and I have to say, this is just as good as the XLS version sold in the infomerical for $800. My ex had the XLS version which I really like but could not afford so I decided to try this one sold by QVC. I couldn't be more pleased and I even received the dip bars which are not included in the XLS version. I love the Total Gym. Time flies working out on this machine. It is so fun!!
Perfect for the office
Waited one month before I reviewed this to give it a fair rating. In my late 20's & 30's I was part time fitness instructor and Nautilus user. Now in my late 40's and a little out of shape I wanted to do something more than walking and yoga with my muscles. This fits the bill but it is much larger (lengthwise) but I can fold it up to hide in my office closet. I give this 4 stars because I had to go to you tube to figure out how to use. Start up instructions are not very clear. My two-piece crunch attachment is very hard to place and pin on my machine. So I use my two-piece wing attachment to do the ab work on. The book it came with is also very hard to read since it is just a gray scale copy. I purchased the poster with clear color photos. I am doing the 1st DVD with trainer Rosalie Brown and find it very effective. My husband even notice the change in my muscles!
good total body workout
my 14yo daughter and i brought the box in the house and down to the basement. The set up directions weren't super clear but we figured it out and started using it within a few minutes. The "fly assembly" is different than the one featured in the videos and not as easy to slip your feet into as they show in the videos. Once you figure out the correct angle to set the slide board, it's a good workout. the bench did slip off the track once but i put it right back on. The DVDs go very fast. Until you're very familiar with the equipment, have the remote handy to pause the DVDs so you have time to adjust the equipment for the subsequent sets.
Easier then it looks to set up
My wife A 5'3" of a women had no trouble putting this together in about half an hour. We have not had a chance to try out all the attachments but the ones we have has given us a very good workout, I'm a 6'2" man and we are easily able to adjust it for different work outs for each of our sizes. One disappointing factor was the show host said that you can add weight if you bought the additional weight bar available at QVC, taking their word we ordered it at the same time and there is no place to attach it to the total gym.
I have had a Total Gym for over 15 years. I originally had a Total Gym 2000 for over 10 years. That eventually wore out and my parents had one which they gave us to use until we purchased this one. I have to say, I do like all the additional features this one has to offer, but the seat is not made as well as the 2000. We have only had the platinum for less than 2 months and the padding on the this area is already compressing from my husband and I using it. Also, where the rollers under the seat which help move this area up and down the frame while in use have rubber on the outside of them which is shredding from use. We see the residue on the carpet below and on the machine itself. ( It is a grey color) Hopefully this won't cause a real wear issue down the road with the use of the seat/pulley system. I did not have this issue with the 2000; therefore I have to say this one does have a quality issue that was not present with the 2000 and is something Total Gym needs to look into with this model. Overall we do enjoy using the machine with its ease of use and optional features which is why we keep coming back to the Total Gym. It definitely performs as stated and is never a boring machine to use. It also delivers on keeping one fit. I just hope Total Gym listens to their customers on any product concern issues.
DISGUSTED WITH THIS TOTAL GYM!
I'm waiting for UPS now to pickup this gym set and get it out of my house.
My husband said to me when we were setting it up that it was a piece of junk. I hate
when he is right. After just roughly 15 minutes of trying out the gym a piece of the plastic wheel broke off. The pin on the level adjustment height bar was impossible for me to pull out myself. The seat did not slide right and would come off track. The unit was also heavy for me to foldup myself and move. I thought this would be a nice birthday gift that I would buy myself but I thought very wrong. I really don't understand how this gym gets four stars.I am thankful that customer service at QVC was great and very understanding.