Total Gym 1800 Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

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The Total Gym attempts to reinvent itself with every model. Not to be outdone by the originals, the Total Gym 1800 offers more to the individual looking for a complete and total body workout. The Total Gym 1800 features upper and lower body attachments all without the need for free weights. The user weight resistance remains the same. With an upgraded system, the Total Gym 1800 now claims to produce results which should be supported by clinical research.

List of Ingredients

Pilates-style home gym.

Product Features

The Total Gym 1800 is a Pilates-style home gym featuring upgrades from the traditional model. Included features include ab crunch board, Pilates bar, dip bar and press-up bar. The Total Gym 1800 also features a larger glide board designed for added stability and comfort.

The maximum weight limit for the Total Gym 1800 is 275 lbs. This is typically the standard for Total Gym, but excludes a portion of dieters who exceed the recommended weight. The low-impact nature of the Total Gym 1800 is ideal for dieters wanting to begin training at home, but the weight recommendations could potentially steer them away from the product.

The Total Gym 1800 is the perfect machine for the individual short on space. The space saver takes up mere 4 feet when folded with a height of just over 8 inches. The only concern we found was the total weight of the product. With a weight of close to 75 lbs., the Total Gym 1800 is not the easiest to maneuver.

Considering the upgrades and attachments, the Total Gym 1800 is a value at $350. Several Total Gyms exceed $500 or more. We found the product on the official website with a one year limited warranty. The only downside of the price is the monthly payments. We found negative reviews online stating the company continues to charge credit cards after the Total Gym 1800 is paid in full.

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Advantages

  • Larger glide board.
  • Ab crunch board.
  • Multiple attachments.
  • Exercise chart.

Disadvantages

  • Complaints regarding the auto-pay feature.
  • No scientific research regarding increased fat burning and increased metabolism.

Conclusion

We like the upgrades offered by the Total Gym 1800. The ab crunch board, Pilates bar, dip bar, press-up bar, wing attachment, combined with a larger glide board allow for a greater home fitness experience. The price tag is relatively inexpensive compared to other similar Total Gym models. At $350, the Total Gym 1800 is a value to cost conscience dieters, considering the attachments.

Although the Total Gym 1800 offers increased attachments, what it doesn’t provide is scientific research associated with the claims. The product states users will reduce body fat, increase metabolism and increase lean muscle. Unfortunately, there is no research or even testimonials linking the Total Gym 1800 with overall health and well being. A product with the caliber of the Total Gym 1800 should state the facts and not simply use claims as a marketing ploy.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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