Forget needing an entire room devoted to different types of gym equipment or an expensive gym membership – with home gym systems you can have a varied and intense workout from just one machine.
Today we are looking at the Total Gym Force Home Gym , which is a full body home gym. It is a relatively affordable option, that offers an impressive variety of exercises that are suitable for those just starting out, to those who already have a good level of fitness.
Let’s take a closer look.
The Total Gym Force is a relatively modestly sized machine, clocking in at 92.5” (2.34m) long, 16” (40.5cm) wide and 19” (48.25cm) high.
This means that the machine is convenient, and can easily fit in your home without taking over the entire room. At the same time, it’s large enough that you can use it comfortably.
The machine also has a generous 350lb (158kg) weight limit, which is one of the highest of any home gym systems and makes this product accessible for most people.
Total Gym has taken care to make sure the machine is comfortable, with padding on the seat and a lock to ensure it stays firmly in place.
Despite its modest size, the Total Gym Force offers a seriously good work out. The machine comes with many additional accessories, such as an AbCrunch for working out your abdominal muscles.
All in all, you can complete over sixty different types of exercises on the Total Gym Force.
This means that on this one machine, you can work out all of the different parts of your body. Rather than needing multiple machines, here you can work out your biceps, abdominals, hamstrings, core and more, all on the same machine.
It really does make doing a full-body work out extremely easy and increases the chances that you will continue to use the machine.
As well as the many different types of exercises that can be performed on the Total Gym Force, there are also twelve different levels of resistance to increase (or decrease) the level of resistance, therefore altering the intensity of the work out.
This also means that the Total Gym Force continues to grow with you, as you become fitter and stronger.
To further help you get the most out of your new total home gym, the Total Gym Force comes with several instructional DVDs to help you learn how to use it efficiently.
There is also a DVD to assist you with pairing your new exercise routine with a healthy diet. You will be an exercise expert – and start seeing results! – in no time.
The Total Gym Force uses body weight resistance, which is a style of exercise that is well regarded for personal trainers and other exercise experts. It is particularly good for toning and sculpting muscles.
Once you’ve purchased your new home gym system, you’re likely to want to use it right away – and helpfully, the Total Gym Force comes fully assembled and ready to go.
This means that you won’t lose any potential work out time unpacking and assembling your new machine.
While we have already discussed that the Total Gym Force is conveniently sized, it is also designed so that it can easily fold up and be conveniently stored away in a closet or under your bed.
All in all, this is a great offering from the company Total Gym – which is not surprising, as they have been a well-respected brand in home gym equipment for decades. You can feel confident in the quality of the products that they offer.
Pros at A Glance
- More than 60 exercises are possible on the machine
- 12 resistance settings for a flexible workout
- Free additional extras including the AbCrunch and instructional DVDs
- Foldable design for convenient storage
- Comes already assembled so no frustration or confusion trying to assemble it
- Made by Total Gym, a reputable and experienced company
All in all, the Total Gym Force is a high-quality offering from a reputable brand. It has excellent features that will suit most home users. However, there are a few considerations and minor drawbacks.
Firstly, this machine is not the cheapest in its class. Of course, this reflects the quality of the Total Gym brand, and you would not expect it to be the cheapest out there.
However, if you have a limited budget and price is your most important consideration, the Total Gym Force may not be the perfect home gym for you.
Secondly, the product has a limited warranty with a one-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. This is not a very generous warranty and if you are looking for peace of mind about your investment in a home gym, this may not be the best option for you.
Drawbacks at a Glance
- Not the most affordable home gym in its class
- Limited one-year warranty could be more generous
There are many reasons why a total all-in-one home gym is attractive as a purchaser: it allows you to do many different types of exercise without having to buy or find room for multiple types of equipment.
Resistance training is particularly good if you are looking to do workouts to help tone and sculpt your body.
If this is what you are looking for, the Total Gym Force Home Gym is a great option. It is possible to do an amazing variety of exercises so it is a truly “all-in-one” machine.
Even better, the machine comes with many popular attachments and also instructional DVDs, to make sure that you can really get the most of your new Total Gym.
Although we were disappointed by the limited warranty, overall we think that this is a great offering from a reputable and respected brand.
It is suitable for nearly all users and folds away conveniently when not in use. If you are looking to invest in an all in one home gym that utilises resistance training, this is a great option.