Total Gym 1700 Review

Editor's Review: 3.1 / 5.0

Total Gym 1700 Club

The Total Gym 1700 Club is a home workout tool based on previous models from Total Gym. It works by lying down on a sliding board and pulling yourself in different directions with pulleys. The equipment is pre-assembled, delivered in one piece, supposedly easy to store, and priced at about $500. This equipment boasts about its variety of possible workouts (about 50) and it comes with a video to teach you how to do them. The Total Gym 1700 Club is designed to work out your major muscles. However, no weights come with the product (though, if bought separately, they can be used with this machine). The product uses your own body weight as resistance instead of free weights. The problem with this is that after a few months of working out, you are ready for more resistance.

The people who find this product helpful are people who are only somewhat serious about working or who are not used to working out. This product is not for athletes or people who are working on body sculpting. This product is tailored for the dieter who wants to loose 20 lbs. or less and wants start a healthier lifestyle.

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Product Features

The product works with a Pilates bar that takes advantage of your body weight to help you improve your range of motion and balance. In addition the equipment includes a weight bar, so you can add up to 75 lbs. of weights to increase your workout, although the weights are not included. Dip bars and press-up bars work together as a resistance mechanism that allows your own body weight to help you increase strength in a relatively easy way. This gym has a user weight limit of 325 pounds which is 75 pounds more than most at-home gyms.

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Advantages

  • Work outs are designed to be done in a short amount of time.
  • Equipment is designed to keep your floors from being scratched.
  • Eliminates the need to go to a gym, which saves money.
  • Does not require free-weights which can be hard to store and move.

Disadvantages

  • The equipment is heavy to move.
  • Some exercises are awkward due to the sliding bench.
  • You have to buy an additional Pilates reformer exercise routine.
  • Wheels on the bottom of the machine are easily broken.
  • Some customers say they had trouble with the customer service department.
  • The sliding board tends to jump the track at times.

Conclusion

The key to work out equipment is having a goal. If your goal is to increase your muscle size and compete in “Iron man” competitions, the Total Gym 1700 club is not for you. However, if you need to take off a few extra pounds from the privacy of your living room, then you have found what you are looking for. There are no shakes, pills or supplements that comes with the product or the company that sells it. Therefore, you will get out of this machine what you put into this machine. How many times you go use it is up to you.

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3 User Reviews about Total Gym 1700

  • 1
    dan lashley

    need a hand book on how and where to order parts for the total gym 1700,,, we need to replace a cable on it,,, would appreciate and answer soon,,, ball season is near and we need the gym for work outs ,,, thank you for your time

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  • 2
    waynemoores

    looking for instructions for total gym 1000

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  • 3
    Lewis G Burns

    I need to order rollers for my 1700 Total Gym.Where is the best place to order parts. Thanks Lewis G Burns

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