Total Gym reviewTotal Gym is home gym equipment and is one of the more well known fitness products on the market. This exercise equipment has been endorsed by as seen on TV, as well as by celebrities, Chuck Norris and Christie Brinkley. While all of these endorsements may make a person wonder if this exercise machine is more of a gimmick than anything else, the good news is that this isn’t the case. Total Gym is fully capable of providing a decent workout and is legitimate resistance training equipment.

Total Gym is typically ideal for beginner/average exercisers who are not interested in purchasing a gym membership or who prefer to workout privately in their home. It comes with everything you need, as your body weight is all that is required to perform resistance exercises.

Due to the fact that this machine only requires body weight to provide resistance training, most of the exercises workout your core muscles. This is advantageous because in addition to working out muscles that are targeted for each exercise, your core muscles are also worked at the same time. This will not only help to strengthen and tighten your mid section, but can also help you to improve how you perform regular everyday life activities, such as stepping, walking, twisting and other normal movements.

There is more than one Total Gym model from which you can choose. That being said, the best selling model is the Total Gym XLS. The XLS can be purchased online from the official product website, as well as other online stores and marketplaces. At the time this review was written, the Total Gym XLS could be purchased for under $1,000.

The Total Gym XLS is sturdy and stable, equipped with a 400 pound weight capacity. It features a padded glideboard with head support, a ribbed squat stand, flexible nylon strap handles, and a pulley and cable system.

The equipment requires no assembly and it also comes with workouts (more than 80 exercises) and workout tools.

The one downside to this machine is that those who are looking for more advanced resistance training may not be satisfied with the Total Gym XLS. While ideal for beginners, no extra weight can be added to the machine.

To avoid the risk of injury, before using this or any of the Total Gym models, you should first make certain that this equipment is safe for you and is appropriate for your current fitness level.