Updated: 01/12/2018

Ab-Doer Review - 6 Things You Need to Know


I did two things this week. I obsessed over every aspect of Ab Doer. Then I wrote this review about it. We decided to take an in-depth look at the performance, product claims, customer service and clinical research. We also digested hundreds of user comments to find out specific details. Then, we summarized the info to give you the bottom line.

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What is Ab Doer?

First off, the Ab Doer is a piece of workout equipment that targets the abdominal area and core. There are multiple movements you can do on the Ab Doer. It is easily assembled with no tools required, and the user follows the exercises to build muscle strength in the abdominals and core. You can use it at any time, but it’s difficult to transport, so it isn’t exactly convenient. [1]

The Ab Doer was introduced about five years ago and has been a staple of the “As Seen on TV” fitness market ever since.  The longevity as a company and money-back guarantee are encouraging signs. The price is reasonable for a piece of exercise equipment. We also like the ease of use and simplicity of use, but read on…

Lack of Weight-Loss – “A Problem?”

The first issue we came across with Ab Doer was a lack of weight-loss results. The goal is washboard abs and a strengthened core. While there do seem to be some successful reviews from users that have earned the look they wanted, these reviews are outnumbered by negatives, in some cases. “The main goal is stronger abdominals,” said our Research Editor. “So, don’t expect the weight to drop off as quickly as you’re hoping. In fact, you may even gain when starting with the Ab Doer.” [2]

“I’ve gained 5 pounds since starting with the Ab Doer,” said one customer.

“This Ab Doer works a bit for my abs, but I’m not losing weight overall,” explains another. [3]

Though weight-loss may not have been a benefit, some users appreciate the results anyway.

One buyer said, “I use the Ab Doer Twist regularly 4 times a week. I am 60+, and fund that it helps strengthen core and ab muscles.”

Targets a Single Area of the Body – “Another Concern”

Another complaint that many reviewers mentioned was the fact that the Ab Doer targets one specific muscle group. For those working towards overall fitness, and not just focused on the abs and core, this machine can be disappointing: “I’ve been using the Ab Doer for 2 months now and my abs look better, but what about the rest of my body,” said one disappointed user. [4]

“This product does what it’s intended to do, but more is needed for overall fitness and successful weight loss,” said another reviewer online.

Some people have found success combining the Ab Doer with additional workout programs as well, like this customer: “I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted with the Ab Doer, so I started adding additional exercise regimens and started getting better results.” [5]

With years of research under our belt, we’ve found it’s often the small things, like negative reviews, that hinder your chance of long-term success. If the Ab Doer does really focus on one specific muscle group, and doesn’t promote weight-loss, this could be an issue for many users.

The Science Behind Ab Doer – “Any Proof?”

The Ab Doer does not have much scientific backing, but any machine that forces you to exercise your abs consistently will promote some results. The lack of clinical studies proving that it is better than sit-ups and crunches is disheartening. Here at DietSpotlight, we like to see products back up their claims with science, so when they don’t it’s a glaring red flag.

What Users Are Saying

“Had no trouble assembling this and I am a 79 year old woman.”

“So far so good.”

“It wasn’t what I was expecting.”

The Bottom Line – Does Ab Doer Work?

So, we’ve reached the end of this one. What’s the final take? We’re always intrigued with “As Seen on TV” ads, and the Ab Doer was no different. With over 3 million units sold, there had to be something to it. It has longevity in the fitness market and many users have seen positive results, but unfortunately it seems like it was just a fad that is long gone. We’re hesitant to recommend this as a weight-loss product.

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What are the side effects of Ab Doer?

Some potential Ab Doer side effects may include sore muscles, abdominal pain and upset stomach. 

What comes with the Ab Doer?

The Ab Doer comes with workout DVD’s, a quick start guide, a wall chart and a measuring tape.

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Does Ab Doer work?

There is one study relating to the effectiveness of the Ab Doer, but it only tested one person. You may want to think about changing it up a bit to replace the Ab Doer with a supplement like Dietspotlight Burn, which contains ingredients clinically proven to work.

How much does Ab Doer cost?

The Ab Doer costs $149.85. You can choose to make three payments of $49.95.

What is Ab Doer’s BBB rating?

The Ab Doer Better Business Bureau is a disappointing “F”. The company behind Ab Doer is Thane International.

How should I use the Ab Doer?

There’s no information about how to use the Ab Doer. You will receive a workout guide with your purchase.

Can I drink alcohol with Ab Doer?

Yes, you can drink alcohol with the Ab Doer, but the company recommends no more than two beverage per week.

Will I have sore muscles after using Ab Doer?

Yes, you will have sore muscles after using the Ab Doer if you follow the instructions.

Do I need to diet with the Ab Doer?

No, you don’t need to diet with the Ab Doer, but the company recommends eating between 1,200 and 1,500 calories to better results. 

Does Ab Doer come with a guarantee?

Ab Doer does come with 30-day guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the product, you can return it for a full refund, minus the cost of shipping and handling.

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Previous Ab-Doer Review (Updated February 14, 2014):

What You Should Know About Ab Doer

The Ab-Doer was developed by Thane International Inc. and promises to replace traditional crunches and sit-ups. It is a small machine that claims to mimic the movement of an upright machine, strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles and reduce the size of the users waist. The Ab-Doer can be used by both men and women and by people of almost all fitness levels. It claims that most other abdominal machines on the market only tone and strengthen the muscles and do not decrease the size of the waist, but it can. This machine boasts that it will flatten the stomach, cinch the waistline and eliminate love handles in a matter of weeks without putting stress on the spine like traditional abdominal and core exercises may do.

Ab Doer Product Features

The Ab-Doer features a padded seat so that users can remain comfortable throughout their entire workout. The Ab-Doer also includes a DVD (specifying six-pack attack, fat blast and back and spine conditioning), and instruction manual and a nutrition plan. This machine boasts and ergonomic design that allows users to take the pressure off their spine while exercising. This machine also comes with a nutrition plan so users can develop better eating habits as they tone and strengthen their abdominal and core muscles.

Advantages of Ab Doer

  • Money back guarantee.
  • This machine allows users to gain flexibility in their lower back.
  • The Ab-Doer claims to be easy to put together and requires no tools for assembly.
  • The machine folds down flat so that it can be stored easily.
  • The Ab-Doer includes a massage roller that offers a gentle back massage while users are exercising.
  • This machine claims to eliminate the need for traditional crunches and sit-ups.
  • The Ab-Doer claims to provide an aerobic workout as well as a toning and strengthening workout at the same time.
  • This machines claims the ability to trim, tone and strengthen the lower and upper abdominal muscles, the lower back muscles and the obliques.

Disadvantages of Ab Doer

  • The Ab-Doer does not help users tone other areas of the body.
  • Though this machine does promise an aerobic workout, it will not be effective enough for those seeking major weight loss.
  • The Ab-Doer may not be able to accommodate those with significant weight to lose.
  • This machine may not be ideal for those with spinal injuries.
  • This machine relies on the user's drive and willpower, so if you've had problems losing weight via exercise in the past then this might not be for you.


The Ab-Doer doesn't really stand out from the rest of the abdominal exercise equipment available today. If you're focused on your abs, it could be a good choice but ab toning doesn't necessarily lead to instant weight loss. There is no absolute evidence to prove that this machine will work for everyone. Users will need to assess their health and fitness goals and decide if using the Ab-Doer is right for them.

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163 Ab-Doer Reviews

  •  Original Ab-doer cd
    angie burnett (Verified User)

    I have a original abdoer I want to know if there are cds for the orignal abdoer?

    • Mike

      I have been using it for a few months and now on intermediate. It is not promoted as a weight loss machine and I have found it has strengthened and toned my mid section. I have a DVD of the beginners, intermediate and advanced routines for the original ab doer (not the twist) if anyone is interested.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Angie! After some research, we found an original Ab-Doer VHS Tape, not CD.

  • diane

    would like to buy gently used Ab-doer with the videos. Anyone want to sell theirs?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Dianne, the product includes DVD’s and you can also find some videos in youtube.

  • m

    Anyone know if this is ok for a tall person? 5 ft 10 inches here

    • Sheila

      I just got my abdoer today and I am 5’11” and it works perfect for my height. I put the pin in the top hole. My son tried it and he’s 6’1″ he had to move the roller down some to fit him but the rest is okay. So far I feel a good burn so I hoping this really works. It does tire your arms out but since I just started, I am sure I will get use to it. Plus I need to strengthen my arms.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi M., it should be okay. You can adjust the height of the machine to your comfort.

  • Available

    I have the original ab-doer. Are there dvds for this model, or are there any vcr tapes still available?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi DJ! Yes! You can get VHS tape for the original Ab-Doer.

  • Can it make body tone?

    i am not trying to loose wait i just want to tone my body will this machine work for that?thanks

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hello Joanne. Yes, it targets the abdominal area and core. Although, keep in mind that some users complain for lack of weight-loss results.

  •  It does not look like is adjusts
    Debbie (Verified User)

    I am 6 ft 2 in and my husband is 6ft 9in. Will we be able to use this due to our height, it does not look like is adjusts?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Debbie! It should be able to adjust to different heights, until it feels most comfortable to both of you.

  • I've used the "Ab-doer"
    Gene L. Autry (Verified User)

    I’ve used the “Ab-doer” regularly for the first 30 days…

  • Ab doer twist

    I found an Ab doer twist for sale for $20 is it worth $20?

    • Rodd

      It’s worth it if all the parts are with it. I bought mine in 2000 and still use it every other day. It works as long as you use it.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Sarah! It costs $149.85 and it can be paid in three payments. If you’re looking for a more affordable way to lose weight, you might want to give Dietspotlight Burn a chance.


    i am told by a friend that using this machine will cause kidney problem in the near
    future is this true? i have been using my older ad-doer chair and looking to purchase
    the new ab-doer twist.
    please help me with this question i would like to know if there any side effect

  •  This product does not work.
    Anonymous (Verified User)

    this product does not work, the dvd doesn’t show enough.

  • Does this product strength your muscles

    Does the ab doer twist strength hen your muscles and core making your body more toned and fit? Is it worth buying it in 2015 compared to 2010 because there has been bad reviews of certain parts breaking and such things with the ab doer/twist please get back to me asap. I’m not sure if I want to purchase this product now because the bad reviews verses the good reviews!

    • Stephen (Editor)

      Unfortunately, many dieters report malfunctioning equipment and parts that leaves us hesitant on this product’s effectiveness. Refer to the article for more info.

  • Does it work your abs ?
    Bradly Nichols

    I go to the gym three times a week. I am more interested in using this to simply work my abs than burn fat. Is it worth investing in for an ab tool ?

  •   save your money.
    sandy (Verified User)

    I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone.My ab doer is about 6 month old and already L have two pins falling out.yhe one on top that hold the bar in place I replace myself and the one on the bottom that hold the back in place I have to keep stopping to make sure that it not coming out.I contact the company about 3 or 4 time and they kept telling me some one will get back to you but they never did.The last time I call I ask for a supervisor.He said that he will send me the pin out but it going to cost me shipping and handling.After telling he as must money I pay for this thing and it only about 6 months old I should have to pay for anything and i wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone.Plus there is a medle washer that fall out from where I don’t know and the rubber on the back thing is wearing off.My advice save your money.

    • Glenn

      I have broken my too although it is still usable.

      I really like it and actually the advanced level on the DVD is really good – took me a few weeks to get up to that level but then I was surprised how great that was – really enjoyed it; try and do that one without sweating! But since it broke I didn’t use it for quite a while and only gotten back to it now. I am wondering if I should buy another or if there is a newer model (seems not). What I liked was that it is fairly small and easyish to store out of the way (although a fully fold up one would be better) and very quick to set up, play the DVD, use it, and pack it away. I also found it *really* started helping my back after on a few days usage.

      So my only concern now is it seems maybe the machine is not up to long term heavy usage. I too have lost bolts, had the washer under the seat come off and once had the seat fall off mid usage! It’s a pity as if it wasn’t for this I would recommend it 100%. I was really looking for a “Mark 2” model but there doesn’t seem to be one 🙁

  • Evan

    I’m 5’5″ tall an avid cyclist and weigh 143 lbs. I’m not considering this product to tone or lose weight. I’m thinking about buying it as an effective means of strengthening my core, as I’ve got a bad back.
    Is this product more effective than the core strengthening floor activities I already do?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Evan, this product is designed to target the core and abdominal area. Some users complain for lack of weight-loss results, but it should work well for toning and hopefully helps your back too! Best of luck!

    • Joe

      Evan. Do lying vacuums and bridges to strengthen your core. This abdoer product will harm your back.

  • How to replace the broken spring?
    don johnson (Verified User)

    I just love it! But.. the main torsion spring has broken. what information do you need to send me another spring?


      my name is Tony the heaver spring has broken were can i buy a replacement spring i did lose weight work out with the abdoer twist

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Dan, you can purchase another spring from the website.

  • Effectiveness

    I am mostly interested in flattening & strenghthening my stomach. I was hoping that a muscle expert, physical therapist or something would comment on the effectiveness of this machine compared to other exercises. What is the best,

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi. There is lack of clinical studies proving that it is better than sit-ups and crunches, also, although it targets the core area, some users complain for lack of weight-loss results. You might want to try Dietspotlight Burn, which is backed by clinical research.

  • Need product information
    c.t. (Verified User)

    would like to know what broke, mine also broke wonder if in the same place please advise

  • significant weight loss

    As the reviewer said it is about will power and what you put into it. I do 15 minutes of intense exercises and it does trim your waist. I’ve lost 5 lbs using it but definitely not for significant weight loss…not aerobic enough.

  •   I recommend it for anyone
    Your NameNannsie (Verified User)

    i use the Ab Doer Twist regularly 4 times a week. I am 60+, and fund that it helps strengthen core and ab muscles. As well it gives my shoulders, back, butt and legs a good workout and helps me keep limber as I have muscle/back problems. I recommend it for anyone with similar issues. I do not regard it as a device to target weight loss.

  • How can I get a new CD?
    Fay currie (Verified User)

    I bought the abs-doer a few years ago and really love it. By spring I could run a bit. But I moved and lost the cd how can I get a new one??

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Fay. You can can a new one in Amazon.

  • How to use it?
    deanna (Verified User)

    we brought an abdoer 6 weeks ago and i like it but am a little disappointed that it only came with one dvd we also brought the extension pack and i have no idea really how to use these as the dvd we have is really just a beginner dvd. havent looked into where i get more dvds but thought they shouldve came with the unit

    • Cruz

      I bought the abdoer twist about 2 yrs. ago it works well if you use it daily for about 30mins and go walking too and of course eat smart. My problem with it is that they use poor quality steel for the spring. I went through about 3 of them cause they break at the bottom. They are replaced free of charge for a year but you have to pay the shipping costs. I finally got tired of this so I quit using it. Now, I’m hoping they have improved the spring and plan to get back on it after I do some research on the spring.I have also read a few posts talking about the same problem, Good Luck with yours. Oh,go to to Youtube,you might find the additional information you are looking for.

      • Your Name

        I broke two

        • Your Name

          But love it 🙁

  • Is there any previous version?
    paul cigna

    my wife says there wasd a recall of the Ab Doer Ab Unit…I cannot verify that…is it true…several year’s ago ?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Paul. We did some researching, but haven’t come across a recall for this product.

  • It's really nothing more than a chair.
    John P (Verified User)

    I’ve used this for two years (I had it sitting gathering dust for 10 years or more), but when I committed to every other day, about 15 solid minutes (enough to sweat), I’ve finally for the first time in my life been able to see my abs. I do at least 30-45 min intense cardio every day so there’s no question that that helps. All said, the spring finally broke and I will find another one. The best benefit for me is that it helps relieve all of my back stiffness from sitting at a computer all day. It’s really nothing more than a chair, but it puts you in a great position to focus on using your ab muscles to do all kinds of motions.

    • kimberly

      Why have you decided not to use the ab doer for 10 years and suddenly want to start using it again? Have you had any issues with your ab doer and is it an ab doer twist or an older model? When did you purchase your ab doer if you don’t mind me asking if you can get back to me asap. Thank you! 🙂

  •  Feeling great with Ab-Doer
    Mel (Verified User)

    Hey guys. I’ve been using the AB DOER TWIST for a little over a year now! All, I have to say is WOW, my energy level has increase, I’ve never had good posture, my arms are feeling stronger, I could go on and on. This is the very best and for me easier way to exercise. I’m feeling so great, certainly not feeling like I’m almost 56 years old. My family, friends, and even my doctor have commented on how good I look. My kids asked me if I’ve grown taller.

  • Spinal column
    Henry (Verified User)

    I would like to know about any degenerative spine results. Does it help with flexability, and blood flow. Herniated of bulging disc results

  • Funny


  • Good read and will buy the product

    hey Cindy thank you so much so this review.. Not everyone is honest in giving the comments but I liked your review and its really useful and I’m buying the Abdoer Twist and I will share my experiences with you….

  •  Fun way to lose weight!
    Lee (Verified User)

    Bought the abdoer twist in Dec 2010 with tension bars, bands, etc. Hubby & I liked it so much, we found a new one on craigslist.com for $80 so we could exercise together. I am 5’0″ so it works for shorter people, and also had back fusion; my husband was 350+ and is now down to 270 (he also does other cardio). Haven’t had any pins falling out or shavings as of yet. Feel it is a fun way to get started on toning abdominals and strengthen back muscles.

  •  never purchase again from the company
    Robin Newland (Verified User)

    I bought the Abdoer 12/10 and love it, except it started making noise doing core pivots and the main #1 pin keeps peeling off shavings of metal and it falls out. I called Customer Service and they told me no one is having problems with this.They will send a new bracket for 11.90 for shipping and handling. I feel they should replace it.
    I asked if there was anyone else I could talk to about the problem, she said no.
    Disappointed, and will never purchase again from the company.

  • twist or original

    What is better, the twist or original?

  • worth the time and money
    Christina (Verified User)

    I posted on FB that I was going to get an Ab Doer Twist. I do have some minor back problems but I am wanting to lose weight and inches and get rid of the love handles that I have the hardest time trying to get rid of. I can’t do crunches without my back hurting. My friends are deterring me from purchasing this machine. I need/want to know if I will be making a good investment if I purchase the Ab Doer Twist. I want honest answers because I want to make sure that my purchase is worth the time and money.

  • lower back problems

    I am interested in the product but have lower back problems; wondering if it will hurt/help my problem. Also, for the successful users (that noticed results) did they also follow a new diet program or is success based on equipment use only?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Gina, other users with lower back problems have previously commenting. It appears as if its actually okay for those who have back problems, who can’t lay on floor. For best results its always recommended to accompany with a diet program.

  •  feel so much better
    Cheryl (Verified User)

    We bought this contraption 3 weeks ago and I love it. My husband and I are 58 and we both feel so much better from using this daily. We have more flexability and have lost inches and some poundage. This is just a fun way to move. I recommend it and you will get out of this what you routinely put into it.

  • Give me an offer
    Veronica Medina (Verified User)

    I’m selling my abdoer twist. I just don’t have time for it and could use the extra cash. I bought it Dec.6 2010. Only used it one time. Comes with Dvd and quick start guide and they give you some meal plans.I paid 199.80 for it, but i’ll work with you on price. Give me an offer.

    • eric

      Veronica , will give you $75, and reimburse for part or all of shipping, upon satisfied delivery of all equipment and accessories.

    • Shelby

      is this still for sell?

    • B GOOD

      where are you located?

  • Help my shoulders

    i have a torn rotater cuff (shoulder) and frozen shoulder. Will this be a machine I can use that will not damage it further or actually help my shoulders? I am a 55 year old female. Thanks much.

  • Pick up one of the original

    I purchased an Ab-Doer about 6 months ago from a thrift shop after seeing the infomercial for the Ab-Doer Twist. I paid a whopping 14.95 for and I can definitely say it was the BEST 14.95 I’ve ever spent. I don’t use the Ab-Doer exclusively to lose weight but as a core-toning exercise. I’m 6’2″ and weigh in at 233. Six months ago I weighed in at 265. What the Ab-Doer allows is the ability to work the mid-section without laying on the floor attempting sit-ups. I will say, I wouldn’t mind having a Ab-Doer Twist but right now it isn’t in the budget. If there are others who feel the same way, I have a suggestion, visit your local Goodwill or Salvation Army and pick up one of the original Ab-Doers.

    • Keri

      Check out your local target. I just got the abdoer twist for $37.

  •  Testimonials
    Jan-Marie (Verified User)

    I see a lot of testimonials from fit slim people – I am overweight and want to loose weight – does it do that please

  • Middle aged women

    Charlie, you said you have already lost 140 pounds. Was that following a strict diet and using the Ab-Doer? How long did it take you to lose 140 pounds? Any middle aged women lose that much weight usung the Ab-Doer?

  •  Really does work
    oliv (Verified User)

    ive been using the ab doer 5 days a week for 4 months now and i do notice a huge difference . i was i size 9 and now im a size 1 . I also do Zumba as well for my cardio . just wanted to say it really does work and im planning on buying the tension rods .

    • vicki

      Oliv: Your results sound awesome. I’m a size 8/10 trying to get back to a 4/6 (I had a baby a couple of years ago and never lost the weight. So how much weight did you a lose?

  •  Caught in the roller
    oliv (Verified User)

    Ive been using the Ab doer for about 4 months 5 days a week along side with my Zumba videos . I was a size 9 and now im a size one . Im planning to buy the tension rods soon. the only thing i dont like about it is its starting to make alot of noise and sometimes the pins pop out and my hair gets caught in the roller …. just wanted to say it really does work .

  • Purchasing this product very soon

    So I plan on purchasing this product very soon – and I’ve read a lot about it and I’d say 98% of the comments I’ve read have been positive – but how many of you out there have lost weight?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi ZB, apparently many users complain for the lack of weight-loss results.

  •  Looks bigger
    charlie (Verified User)

    at 380 pounds is it safe — the guy on the video looks bigger than i was — already have lost 140 pounds

  • JONJ

    The first girl on the ab-doer commercial to use the ab-doer is the same girl who is on the spinning bike commercial. If you’re going to try and make the commericial legit, at least make sure you are not getting actors and models who are going to be on other info-mercials. Where is the credibility?!?

  • Ab-doer
    steve (Verified User)

    I have an Ab-doer.
    Looks very near new but I dont use it anymore.
    No instructions or DVDs, just the machine.
    Make me an offer….
    Im in western Arizona. Can take pictures if you need.

    • Bill

      Steve, when did you buy your machine?

    • Yo

      Steve, I live in LHC,AZ where in AZ are you? I have screws in my lower lumbar, knee replacement and torn ligaments in my ankles. I use a reformer but always looking for something new to add in. Would this be appropriate for myhysical being? very interested

  • rose

    you said when your abdoer had broke at the base of the spring while arching backwards, the you typed close call. Does that mean it could have been a fatal Injury? Just asking because i do not want anything that can stab me in my back …. Thanks

  • MJD

    I’ve been using my Abdoer Twist for 1 week and following the intermediate workout routine on DVD. But I don’t seem to be working up a sweat or getting much cardio. What am I doing wrong?

  • Help me or give any noticeable results?

    Well I’m 17 and 5’6 guy wondering if this would work for me. I’m not overweight or anything I’m 137 pounds but that’s still a few extra pounds can this machine help me or give any noticeable results



    • Michelle

      I have found the abdoer twist at target for $104.00. I might go get it today

  • Where to order for Ab-Does?

    I wold like to know if anyone knows a store that i could find the ab doer that i would not have to order by mail or internet. thanks

    • Lynette

      Maybe you can try one of those “As Seen On TV” stores. They might have it local for you. 🙂 Good luck!



  • Am I safe using the Ab Doer?

    I am 73 and in good health except for arthritis and the fact that I have had 4 joint replacements:2hips one knee and one ankle. Am I safe using the Ab Doer? Any information would be helpful.

  • Does it can be used by person who is on wheelchair?
    Lee Bell ( New Zealand)

    I am a 57 yr old female in a wheelchair after 3 Thorasic ops on my spine, the last failed .. As I’m on an Invalids Benefit I was wondering if I could pay it off each week, as the Ab Doer looks just what I want.. giving me some well needed exercise sitting down..
    Any Ideas appreciated..
    Thank You .. Lee NZ x

    • Eileen

      Lee Bell – I have seen the Abdoer Twist on Amazon .com, slightly used for as low as $85 + $21.99 shipping. I believe the seller only used it once. That will make it 1/2 the price of a brand new one (never used). I just started using mine. For those that say that the equipment is for the `Abs’ only, I say that is not necessarily true if you buy the add-ons……that would include the resistant bands, ankle cuffs and hand bars(not sure what they are called). The six bands have three different tensions for beginning to more advanced workouts and attach with a clip to the base of the chair legs. These are not used while sitting but will work the legs and arms as well. This machine does not have an aerobic purpose like other types of equipment. Most regimens have to include diet and aerobic exercise to see marked overall results with toning and weight loss. I am just starting to use mine but am aware that they have a recommended diet as well. I have my own diet that I will use with this as well as a recumbent bike. Good luck!


  • Does it can be used by disable person?

    Does anyone know the weight and height limits on the Abdoer Twist? It is difficult for me to excercise because of arthritis, bulging discs, sciatica etc. I want to excercise and need to find something I can do seated. The Abdoer Twist sounds like it will be a good alternative. I only hesitate because of the cost as I am on disability and my income is very limited. I know that excercise can be of great help to me, but I don’t know if this is the “one” for me. Does anyone feel they could recommend or not recommend the Abdoer Twist for my situation? Details please! Thanks!

    • Sharon

      How long has the ab dooer twist been on the market and is it any different from the older versions? Where can I possibly get a used one for a lower price.

      • Sonja

        I have an older one with the tapes. I always liked it, I just move on to other things. Are you in Toronto area?

  •  Just started Ab-Doer it works.
    Christopher (Verified User)

    I appreciate Terrie’s comments. I may be a tad overweight, but I don’t see it as a problem. For years (I am now 74) I have used a French assisted push-up machine for upper body fitness and I have spent a few minutes a day running on a mini tramp, not every day. I bought the abdoer because I hoped it might save me from complaining and wingeing about my back as I get older. Early indications are favourable. Some recommend a balance ball as the best core exercise tool. Perhaps if I were 20 years younger. No promises but I will try and keep you posted.

  • May I need this product?

    I am an 18 female. 5ft. 3in. and 158lbs. Will this work by itself without any other workout?

  •  It is worth the money!
    Alicia (Verified User)

    I got my Ab Doer today in the mail and it works! I used the DVD they provided. I went through the beginners workout and all the way to the advanced workout. I love the burn! After the workout, you can still feel the muscles that were worked during the workout! It is worth the money!

  • Does Ab-Doer works for tall people well?
    Chris B

    I’m 6ft.8inches tall,your ad on tv never said if it’s big enough for tall people.

    • Logics

      Don’t worry,its just right for all persons, especially the tall ones like u and me, short persons has more problems

  • need to loose 4 inches off my waist
    Lydia M

    My concern is the abdoer being built to last 10 years – for the money to pay for it.
    I only need to loose 7 lbs, but need to loose 4 inches off my waist and sides (I’m 50 something).

  • buying the Abdoer Twist
    Flo Carroll (Verified User)

    I am considering buying the Abdoer Twist. You didn’t mention if you had lost any weight. This is my interest along with toning. I would appreciate your comments.

  •  My old Ab-Doer work so good
    Larry (Verified User)

    Used my old Ab-Doer for ten years. Gave it to good will when I moved. Baught a used Ab-Doer two in my new neighborhood. Works ok but sounds like I’m in the middle of a bull frog pond. The noise is so disturbing I cant do the rutine. Tried teflon bike lube and also silicone spray. Neather worked. Any suggestions?

  • If you try ebay you can get the ass for half price

    If you try ebay you can get the ass for half the price

  •  How much is it if I want to buy it?

    how much is it if I want to buy it? Is it so expensive that you’re afraid to admit how much it cost?

  •  I need an extra back roller where can I find one
    Frank (Verified User)

    I need an extra back roller where can I find one

  •  It seems weight loss is actually from diet program
    James Katt (Verified User)

    It seems the weight loss is actually from a diet program. What dietary instructions does it come with? Otherwise, I don’t see how this can cause weight loss.

  • how to wear in ishoes?

    how to wear in ishoes?

  • Where to order the DVDs?
    c hale

    Where/how do I get the workout program on DVD for the Ab-Doer II? Where can I order it?

  • Will it help with the health condition?
    lynda cecere

    I am 4’10” will this machine work for me and comfortable for me?

  • Using 15-20 minutes how much can loose?
    navaeh wells

    how many pounds can you lose on this if you go on it 15-20 minutes a day for a whole month?

  • Is it secure for 375lb weighted man.
    janey eaton

    can a 375 lb man be secure on this equipment?

  • Is there any certain diet?
    Flora Richard

    Do you have to be on a certain kind of diet or does it work if you’re on a low-fat or low-cal or low carb diet? And can you start on the advanced program instead of the other ones? My sister bought it and started on the advanced program, she also eats well but not a real low fat diet, and she lost a lot of weight and body fat in her middle section….

  • Will it help to tone stomach?

    Im Ciera im almost 16 im very athletic. Im in shape but ive been trying to tone my stomach and get rid of my luvhandles foreverrrr and nothing seems to be working. Ive been wanting to try the ab doer twist but im not sure if it really works as good as they say…any comments?

  • Seeking advise with knee problem.

    If one had bad knees and joints, which makes it difficult to do normal exercises, do lengthy walks, or jog, would this machine help me lose weight with a special eating plan like the Atkins diet. Would appreciate any comments or advice.

    • Lori-Dawn

      I just purchased the Ab Doer Twist and have been using it. I have bad knees and ankles and wrists, and I can do this! Feels amazing even hours after a workout. Do get the rods and tri-roller and resistance bands and extreme workout DVD in your initial order, or they have mega unresonable shipping charges on your next non-machine order. Watch out for their tricky web site. They will offer you the trial without paying $14.95 for the privilage if you hit ‘4 payments’ and then switch to one payment when asked. But be careful and make sure there aren’t two machines on your order afterwards. They will offer faster delivery for a 10 dollar fee, don’t pay it. Mine arrived in four days anyway. Thane seems shifty, but the machine is wonderful!

      • Wendy

        I thought it was just me, for the web site switching it back to the one payment plan. Mine around in around 4-5 days. I ordered the robs and the resistants band and the shipping is rediculace .

    • Cindy

      I have really bad knees and back. I’ve been using the Abdoer Twist for 3 weeks and the difference in my back is unbelievable. I do the movements slower than the video, though. I was shocked after 2 weeks to find that I lost 4″ in my waist! I hope I continue to lose inches. Because of my knees I am unable to go for walks or use other exercise equipment, but the Abdoer is perfect, probably because you do it in a sitting position. I concentrate mostly on the intermittent DVD, but have done the advance twice so far and realize I’m not really ready for that yet. I actually sweat when I use this machine. I think it’s well worth the investment.

  •  Loved the product
    anonymous (Verified User)

    Great for controlled stretching, if you have the space and it takes a lot of room even if the physical footprint is small. Not munch use elsewise. Donated ours.

  • Can make abs with it?

    Has anyone that is not overweight, but working on buildng muscle and tone gotten physical visual results using the AbDoer Twist??? cuz i want to try it, but need more real reviews first i think… Thanks-Poni

  •  Not happy with shipping, order service.
    VENTACERO (Verified User)

    Don’t work for me, hurts my backs and it seems to be designed for short people, also the worse customer service I ever met, they charged me twice and duplicate my order, now I have to pay shipping for send them back. No real answers to my problem

    • tully

      seems like you dont like the product due to the c/s. not a fair assessment if you ask me…

      • Becky

        If a person don’t like the equipment due to customer service,that’s their business and their feedback. It’s all a part of the product. If they want to sell the product,then they should improve on their customer service. It certainly made me think twice before purchasing.

        • Marlene

          I was ready to call and order the Twist…but, after the lady expressed problems with shipping mistakes and billiing mistakes, I’m not going there. I have no time for a company that makes a mistake and makes me eat the cost of the mistake.
          To each their own opinion but life is too short too deal with unnecessary crap.

  • Where can I purchase Abdoer Twist in South Florida?
    Harold Lambert

    Where can I purchase Abdoer Twist in South Florida?

    • Barbara Filipiak

      I just seen the adv. on tv this morning and the phone number to order it is 1-800-331-8036 the special they were offering was 49.95×4 payments.

    ESMERALDA (Verified User)


    • David Bednaczyk

      To Esmeralda
      I am interested in the Ab Doer Twist. What is your location? I’ll offer you half thepurchase price if your not too far away for shipping. I would also like to know if you have the CD’s and Instruction?

    • Jeff

      If you package it up, have all the components , instructional dvd, and is like new. I will pay a total of $80 that includes shipping to my residence

    • terry

      have you sold yet,if not how much?

    • PoniLocke

      I was also wondering if you sold it yet, and if not how much you want for it? Thanks-Poni

    • Denise

      where are you ?

    • Tina Dandridge

      Im, interested in buying it. Is it still for sale?

    • Jenny

      Dear Esmeralda,

      I would like to buy it from you, but you have to tell the price. Will be a blessing for me. Tell me, does it work?

      Thank you!

    • Robert

      I just had weight loss surgery and I think this will complete my work out equipmentas I have access to a tread mill. What are you asking?

  • any supplier close by
    Rosy Jacobs

    I want to acquire the latest Ab doer Twist. I live in Windhoek, Namibia and do not know any supplier close by. Any assistance.

  • Where can I find Ab-Doer and need a replacement spring?
    Valerie King

    I have the old Ab-Doer and need a replacement spring and cover. Where can I find them?

    • Jocelyn

      Hi Valerie,
      I don’t know if you have already gotten your replacement spring and cover, but if you haven’t then you might look on the machine itself for either a phone number or address. I had a similar problem with another machine and sent a letter explaining what I needed to replace and they sent me back a list of replacement parts along with the parts I needed FREE. The companies want your repeat business so they are very accommadating. Hope this helps.

  • Does the ab doer adjust for your height?

    I’m 4’11”-short. Does the ab doer adjust for your height?

    • Lucy

      I’m only 4 ft 9 and I use it but I had to take the rollers off cause I didn’t find them really useful

  • Good luck

    HI–I just checked ebay, and there’s 4 for auction, one of which was brand new. Cost is around $50 including shipping. Good luck. Lisa

  •  I've used the Ab-Doer for over 10 years and absolutely love it!
    Joanie Housewright (Verified User)

    I’ve used the Ab-Doer for over 10 years and absolutely love it! But yesterday, mine broke and I’m trying to find another one. Preferably new since I know I’ll use it. Can someone tell me where to find one?

    • Jessica

      4 sale
      Ab Doer Excerciser
      Includes 4 videos $25.00

      • Valerie Ramirez

        why are you selling it? How old is it?

      • mela

        do you still have it

      • Don

        What don’t you like about the machine that you are selling is so cheap?

      • Anonymous

        still available?

      • Norm

        How old is this machine ?

      • Susan

        Did you not like your addoer? Why are you selling it

        • Margaret Rennie

          Just would like to know if it really works?
          Thanks Margaret

      • laurie

        i am interested

    • Lisa

      HI–try ebay–I just looked & there’s at least 4 for auction, at least one auction is for a brand new one; you’ll pay around $50 or so including shipping. Good luck.

    • mac

      i have a lot of weight to lose and saw this on tv….is it worth it????

      • Dick

        Will this machine work

    • Anonymous

      you can go to craigslist wichita ks someone is selling the abdoer for $20 this is not the twist one

    • Terrie

      The Abdoer is wonderful. I owned the first Abdoer which came out about 12 years ago. I actually wore it out last year. I just bought the Abdoer Twist from Home Shopping Network on a payment plan. If you are trying to lose a lot of weight, you should do other cardio workouts. But if you want to tone up waist muscles and strengthen your back and upper hip muscles, then this machine is for you. I like the fact that it keeps my whole waist and upper hips stretched out. I had knee surgery in 2007 and I could not use it for 4 months and 3 months prior to the surgery. I began having this lower back aches and kind of a tired feeling in that area. I coulkd not wait to get the Ok from my doctor so I could use this again. If you want to lose weight, walk for forty five minutes every day at a good speed. I guarantee you will lose about 8 to 10 pounds a month provided you eat sensibly. I dropped every bit of 40 pounds in four months.

      • Tanica Sayers

        Thank you Terrie it seems like you are the only one that is honest.I am not taking this as a game I ordered the abdoer twist the commercial seems like the real deal.I only want it for my abs I can work out the rest of my body by walking and doing some cardio.I just hope I am not wasting my money at this point. I been fighting with my weight for years. I really want to thank you for your input contact me by e-mail if you have anymore advise to help me.

        Thanks Tanica!!!

        • Lillian Leone

          I am thinking of buying this machine and before I spend the money would like to know if really works for your abs and loosing weight. Any feedback is greatly appreciate. Thank you.

      • enxhi

        What is the good speed that you suggest when you walk for 45 minutes?


        • Anonymous

          forget speed check ur heart rate. above 160bpm ur more doin cardio than weight loss, your target heart rate for weight loss is between 120-130

      • sue

        I’ve had knee surgery and can’t use my Cybex Arc and was thinking of buying this.. but you commented that you couldn’t use after knee surgery.. does this put pressure on knee.. would love your feedback

    • Thomas Bowery

      I purchased mine through e-bay at a substantial savings. There were several available.

    • Dorcia Parham

      I have an ab-doer for sale of $50. It’s in excellent condition … as I do not use it. My phone# is (478) 254-5024; best time to call is mornings 8 am – 2 pm or leave a message on my answering machine. My name is Dorcia (dor-see-ah).

    • ajae

      yeah i just got mine from HSN.

  •  i have the orginal twist macchine just need all dvds all levels thank you
    larry parsley (Verified User)

    i have the orginal twist macchine just need all dvds all levels thank you

  • No instruction manual. Do you have one you could send to me?
    Ginny McCarter (Verified User)

    I just bought a Ab-Doer II but no instruction manual. Do you have one you could send to me?

    • Your NameTutu

      I just got it today with no books or DVDs

  • i have the older model twist machine good shape just need all three dvds levels
    larry parsley (Verified User)

    i have the older model twist machine good shape just need all three dvds levels